If Allaah were to seize me …

by The Albaani Blog


Mention of the Statement Concerning Abandoning Reliance Upon Acts of Obedience Even if the Man is One Who Strives in Doing Good Deeds

Muhammad ibn Ishaaq ibn Ibraheem, the mawlaa of Thaqif, narrated to us: Abdullah ibn Umar ibn Abaan narrated to us: Hussain ibn Alee Al-Ju’fee narrated to us: from Fudail ibn Iyaad: from Haashim: from Muhammad: from Aboo Hurayrah who said, “Allaah’s Messenger, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam, said:

If Allaah were to seize me – and the Son of Maryam – because of what these two have earned [i.e., the thumb and the one next to it] He would punish us and He would not have oppressed us at all.”

Authentic ∣ Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan, no. 656.

In another narration Aboo Hurayrah reported that the Prophet, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam, said:

“If Allaah were to seize me – and Jesus – for our sins He would punish us, and He would not have oppressed us at all.”

Authentic ∣ Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan, no. 658.