Hadith on Worship: Allah loves a poor, obscure, patient worshiper

Abu Umamah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the most admired ally of mine is a believer of simple means, given to prayer, who has been excellent in the worship of his Lord and has obeyed him in secret, who was obscure among people and not famous, whose sustenance was barely sufficient, yet he bore this patiently.” The Prophet rapped his hands and he said, “Death will come early to him. His mourners and inheritors will be few.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2347

Grade: Hasan (authentic) according to Al-Tirmidhi

عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّ أَغْبَطَ أَوْلِيَائِي عِنْدِي لَمُؤْمِنٌ خَفِيفُ الْحَاذِ ذُو حَظٍّ مِنْ الصَّلَاةِ أَحْسَنَ عِبَادَةَ رَبِّهِ وَأَطَاعَهُ فِي السِّرِّ وَكَانَ غَامِضًا فِي النَّاسِ لَا يُشَارُ إِلَيْهِ بِالْأَصَابِعِ وَكَانَ رِزْقُهُ كَفَافًا فَصَبَرَ عَلَى ذَلِكَ ثُمَّ نَقَرَ بِيَدِهِ فَقَالَ عُجِّلَتْ مَنِيَّتُهُ قَلَّتْ بَوَاكِيهِ قَلَّ تُرَاثُهُ

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