Do not become despondent when faced with a calamity


Is the following Hadith authentic?

“Our Lord marvels at His servants who lose hope when their situation is about to improve.”


Imam Ibn Majah and Imam Ahmad (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith.

Sayyiduna Abu Razin (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Our Rabb marvels at his servant who loses hope [when tested with something which is minor at times] whereas Allah is close to changing his condition…”

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 181, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 11, Hadith: 16187. Refer: Hashiyatus Sindhi ‘ala Sunan Ibn Majah, vol. 1 pg. 77-78)

The chain is acceptable. ‘Allamah Sindhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan).

(Refer: Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 45, Kitabuth Thiqat of Imam Ibn Hibban, vol. 5 pg. 496 and Taqribut Tahdhib: 7415)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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