Hadith on Remembrance: Nothing saves you like the remembrance of Allah

April 2, 2017

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The son of Adam never acts with a deed better to save him from the punishment of Allah than with the remembrance of Allah.” It was said, “Not even jihād in the way of Allah?” The Prophet said, “Not even jihād, except if one of you continues to strike with his sword until it breaks.”

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 2354

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami

عَنْ جَابِرٍ قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا عَمِلَ آدَمِيٌّ عَمَلا أَنْجَى لَهُ مِنَ الْعَذَابِ مِنْ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ قِيلَ وَلا الْجِهَادُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ قَالَ وَلا الْجِهَادُ إِلا أَنْ تَضْرِبَ بِسَيْفِكَ حَتَّى يَنْقَطِعَ

2354 المعجم الأوسط للطبراني

10/77 المحدث الهيثمي خلاصة حكم المحدث رجال رجال في مجمع الزوائد