Hadith on Trials: Wealth and children are a trial, even for the Prophet

Abu Buraida reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was delivering a sermon when Hasan and Husayn came wearing red shirts, walking and tripping. The Prophet descended from the pulpit, picked them both up, and placed them in his lap. The Prophet said, “Allah spoke the truth when they said: Verily, your wealth and your children are only a trial for you (64:15). I looked at these two boys walking and tripping and I could not be patient, even I cut short my speech to pick them up.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3774

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عن أَبِي بُرَيْدَةَ قَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَخْطُبُنَا إِذْ جَاءَ الْحَسَنُ وَالْحُسَيْنُ عَلَيْهِمَا قَمِيصَانِ أَحْمَرَانِ يَمْشِيَانِ وَيَعْثُرَانِ فَنَزَلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مِنْ الْمِنْبَرِ فَحَمَلَهُمَا وَوَضَعَهُمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ صَدَقَ اللَّهُ إِنَّمَا أَمْوَالُكُمْ وَأَوْلَادُكُمْ فِتْنَةٌ فَنَظَرْتُ إِلَى هَذَيْنِ الصَّبِيَّيْنِ يَمْشِيَانِ وَيَعْثُرَانِ فَلَمْ أَصْبِرْ حَتَّى قَطَعْتُ حَدِيثِي وَرَفَعْتُهُمَا

3774 سنن الترمذي كتاب المناقب باب مناقب الحسن والحسين رضي الله عنهما

3774 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح الترمذي