Hadith 37: I was ill and the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam passed by me while I was saying, “O Allah, if my term has come, then give me relief, and if it is coming later…

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Hadith 37

 

كنت شاكيا، فمر بي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وأنا أقول: اللهم إن كان أجلي قد حضر فأرحني، وإن كان متأخرا فارفعني، وإن كان بلاء فصبرني. فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كيف قلت؟ قال: فأعاد عليه ما قال. قال: فضربه برجله، فقال: اللهم عافه، أو اشفه)شعبة الشاك( فما اشتكيت وجعي بعد.

I was ill and the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam passed by me while I was saying, “O Allah, if my term has come, then give me relief, and if it is coming later, then make my life more bountiful, and if it is a trial then make me patient (Allahumma, in kana ajali qad hadara fa arihni, wa in kana muta’akhkhiran farfa’ni, wa in kana bala’an fa sabbirni).” So the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “What did you say?” So he repeated to him what he said. He (one of the narrators) said, “So he struck him with his foot and said, ‘O Allah, grant him health (Allahumma ‘afihi)’ – or – ‘heal him (ishfihi).’ (Shu’bah (the narrator) is the one who doubted.) He said, “Consequentially, I did not suffer from my ailment again.”

 

This hadith is narrated by al Tirmidhi, al Nasaʾi and others from ‘Abdullah ibn Salamah — from ‘Ali.[1]

Imam al Tirmidhi says this hadith is Hassan sahih (fair authentic).

The hadith contains the narrator ‘Abdullah ibn Salamah al Muradi al Kufi. There is a difference of opinion regarding his status. The following four hadith critics have regarded him as a thiqah (reliable): Ibn Hibban, al ‘Ijli, Ya’qub ibn Shaybah, and Ibn ‘Adi.

Abu Hatim, ‘Amr ibn Murrah, and al Nasaʾi all state that he, at times, commits errors, and, other times, he is correct (ta’rif wa tunkir).

Al Bukhari and Abu Ahmed al Hakim both consider him da’if (weak).

Therefore, his hadith is somewhere between being Hassan (fair) and da’if (weak).

Al Albani regarded the hadith as da’if (weak) and Shu’ayb al Arnaʾut regarded it as Hassan (fair).[2]

 

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[1] Imam al Tirmidhi: Sunan al Tirmidhi, hadith no. 3564; Imam al Nasaʾi: al Sunan al Kubra, hadith no. 10830.

[2] Imam Ahmed: Musnad Ahmed (ed. Shu’ayb al Arnaʾut), 2/315.