Hadith on Provision: Seek provision through obedience to Allah

August 15, 2017

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the Holy Spirit impressed upon my mind that a soul will never die until it completes its term and has taken in all of its provision. Thus, be proper in your seeking provision and do not let a restriction of provision compel one of you to seek it by disobedience, for Allah will not accept anything before him but obedience to him.”

Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā 14924

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ رَوْحَ الْقُدُسِ نَفَثَ فِي رُوعِيَ أَنَّ نَفْسًا لَنْ تَمُوتَ حَتَّى تَسْتَكْمِلَ أَجَلَهَا وَتَسْتَوْعِبَ رِزْقَهَا فَأَجْمِلُوا فِي الطَّلَبِ وَلا يَحْمِلَنَّ أَحَدَكُمُ اسْتِبْطَاءُ الرِّزْقِ أَنْ يَطْلُبَهُ بِمَعْصِيَةٍ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لا يُنَالُ مَا عِنْدَهُ إِلا بِطَاعَتِهِ

14924 حلية الأولياء لأبي نعيم

2085 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح الجامع