Hadith on Death: Expecting good from Allah at time of death

Hayyan Abi al-Nadrah reported: I went out to visit Yazid ibn al-Aswad as he was suffering a fatal illness, and I met Wathilah ibn al-Asqa’ who also wanted to visit him. We entered Yazid’s home and Wathilah said, “What do you expect from Allah?” Yazid said, “By Allah, I expect good from Allah.” Wathilah said, “Rejoice! For I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say that Allah Almighty said: I am as my servant expects me. If he expects good, he will have it. If he expects evil, he will have it.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 641

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ حَيَّانَ أَبِي النَّضْرِ قَالَ خَرَجْتُ عَائِدًا لِيَزِيدَ بْنِ الأَسْوَدِ فَلَقِيتُ وَاثِلَةَ بْنَ الأَسْقَعِ وَهُوَ يُرِيدُ عِيَادَتَهُ فَدَخَلْنَا عَلَيْهِ فقَالَ لَهُ وَاثِلَةُ كَيْفَ ظَنُّكَ بِاللَّهِ قَالَ ظَنِّي بِاللَّهِ وَاللَّهِ حَسَنٌ قَالَ فَأَبْشِرْ فَإِنِّي سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ قَالَ اللَّهُ جَلَّ وَعَلا أَنَا عِنْدَ ظَنِّ عَبْدِي بِي إِنْ ظَنَّ خَيْرًا وَإِنْ ظَنَّ شَرًّا

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