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Ibn Awf on Patience: We were tested with prosperity and we failed

August 18, 2012

Az-Zuhri reported: Abdur Rahman ibn Awf, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “We were tested with hardship alongside the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and we were patient. Then after that we were tested with prosperity and we were not patient.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2464

Grade: Sahih (fair) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ الزُّهْرِيِّ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَوْفٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ ابْتُلِينَا مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِالضَّرَّاءِ فَصَبَرْنَا ثُمَّ ابْتُلِينَا بِالسَّرَّاءِ بَعْدَهُ فَلَمْ نَصْبِرْ

2464 سنن الترمذي كتاب صفة القيامة والرقائق والورع باب منه

2464 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث إسناده صحيح في صحيح الترمذي