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Imam Abu Hanifah’s (rahimahullah) response when told ‘Fear Allah!’

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Can you mention the reference for this?

A man told Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) to fear Allah and he began shaking and became pale. Then Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) said: “May Allah reward you we need to be reminded of this”

 

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‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has cited this incident in Tarikhul Islam and Siyaru A’alamin Nubala.

Yazid ibn Kumayt relates, “I heard a man saying to Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah), ‘fear Allah!’ Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) began to tremble, became pale, lowered his head and said, ‘May Allah reward you with good. We are always in need of people who will remind us of this.’”

(Tarikhul Islam, vol. 6 pg. 993, Siyaru A’alamin Nubala, vol. 6 pg. 400)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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التخريج من المصادر العربية

تاريخ الإسلام (٣/ ٩٩٣): وعن يزيد بن كميت قال: سمعت رجلا يقول لأبي حنيفة: اتق الله، فانتفض واصفر وأطرق وقال: جزاك الله خيرا ما أحوج الناس كل وقت إلى من يقول لهم مثل هذا.

سير أعلام النبلاء (٦/ ٤٠٠): وعن زيد بن كميت، سمع رجلا يقول لأبي حنيفة: اتق الله.

فانتفض، واصفر، وأطرق، وقال: جزاك الله خيرا، ما أحوج الناس كل وقت إلى من يقول لهم مثل هذا.

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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