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  • Acceptability Of Daif Hadiths

    Posted by Rehmat Istefahani on March 31, 2024 at 3:37 am

    Jami at-Tirmidhi 2465

    Anas bin Malik narrated that the Messenger of Allah () said:Whoever makes the Hereafter his goal, Allah makes his heart rich, and organizes his affairs, and the world comes to him whether it wants to or not. And whoever makes the world his goal, Allah puts his poverty right before his eyes, and disorganizes his affairs, and the world does not come to him, except what has been decreed for him.”

    This hadith is graded Daif so can we accept it ? Can daif hadiths like these be accepted because I don’t see any motivation for someone inventing a hadith like this and i have heard even imam Hanbal would accept and quote daif hadiths sometimes? Where is the problem in the isnad of the hadith can anyone will please point out and give a break up of the isnad chain?

    Hassan Izhar replied 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Acceptability Of Daif Hadiths

    Hassan Izhar updated 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
  • Hassan Izhar

    Member March 31, 2024 at 3:48 pm

    Let us break down the contents of this narration for analysis. It has two parts:

    1. Whoever makes the Hereafter his goal, Allah makes his heart rich, and organizes his affairs, and the world comes to him whether it wants to or not.

    Quran tells us that belief may entail trials and tribulations, and there won’t necessarily be a smooth sailing when we believe and acknowledge. There is no guarantee that the world comes to us. Please refer to verses 2:214, 29:2-3, 2:155, etc.

    [2:214] Or did you calculate that you would enter paradise, while the example of those who were before you came to you; they were stricken with adversity and hardship, and they were shaken until the messenger and those who acknowledged with him said, “When is God’s victory?” Yes indeed, God’s victory is near.

    [29:2-3] Did the people think that they will be left to say, “We acknowledge” without being put to the test? While We had tested those before them, so that God would know those who are truthful and so that He would know the liars.

    [2:155] We will test you with some fear and hunger, and a shortage in money and lives and fruits. Give good news to those who are patient.

    While the component, “Allah makes his heart rich” when a person believes in the Hereafter has truth in it. But whether acknowledgment leads to easing of all affairs and the world coming to us with its bounties as a result, runs contrary to the framework of Quran. God has not given us any such assurity on this, and this is akin to a false promise.

    2. And whoever makes the world his goal, Allah puts his poverty right before his eyes, and disorganizes his affairs, and the world does not come to him, except what has been decreed for him.

    Please compare and contrast with verse 42:20, 11:15, 17:18 etc:

    [42:20] Whoever desires the harvest of the Hereafter, We will increase for him his harvest. Whoever seeks the harvest of this world, We will give it to him, and he will have no share in the Hereafter.

    [11:15-16] Whoever wants the worldly life and its adornments, then We will grant them their works in it, and they will not be short changed in it. These will have nothing but fire in the Hereafter, and what they have done will be in vain, and evil is what they have worked.

    [17:18] Whoever seeks the life of haste, We will hasten for Him what he wishes, then We will make hell for him a place which he will reach disgraced and rejected.

    The narration is misleading because it runs counter to the reality, especially when compared with the moral framework of Quran. It is based on delusions, and does not adhere to Quran’s concepts of trials and tribulations, patience, and judgement in the Hereafter. It attempts to create a formula for hastening of divine judgement in this world, which is just a wishful thinking. It certainly is not from the Prophet of Allah.

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