Hadith on Courage: Cowardice at time of courage is hypocrisy

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever dies without performing military service, or considering it for himself, he will have died upon a branch of hypocrisy.”

Ibn al-Mubarak said, “We view this as during the time of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1910

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ مَاتَ وَلَمْ يَغْزُ وَلَمْ يُحَدِّثْ بِهِ نَفْسَهُ مَاتَ عَلَى شُعْبَةٍ مِنْ نِفَاقٍ

قَالَ ابن الْمُبَارَكِ فَنُرَى أَنَّ ذَلِكَ كَانَ عَلَى عَهْدِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ

1910 صحيح مسلم كتاب الإمارة باب ذم من مات ولم يغز ولم يحدث نفسه بالغزو