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Here is the entire sequence of the report copy-pasted (random version) :
Khalid ibn al Wald (Radi Allahu Ta’ala anhu) narrated the following hadith:
A Bedouin came one day to the Holy Prophet (sallallahu ‘alahi wasallam) and said to him,
‘O, Messenger of Allah! I’ve come to ask you a few questions about the affairs of this Life and the Hereafter.’
– ‘Ask what you wish’ said Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alahi wasallam).
Q: I’d like to be the most learned of men.
A: Fear Allah, and you will be the most learned of men.
Q: I wish to be the richest man in the world.
A: Be contented, and you will be the richest man in the world.
Q: I’d like to be the most just man.
A: Desire for others what you desire for yourself, and you will be the most just of men.
Q: I want to be the best of men.
A: Do good to others and you will be the best of men.
Q: I wish to be the most favored by Allah.
A: Engage much in Allah’s praise, and you will be most favored by Him.
Q: I’d like to complete my faith.
A: If you have good manners you will complete your faith
Q: I wish to be among those who do good.
A: Adore Allah as if you see Him. If you don ‘t see Him, He seeth you. In this way you will be among those who do good.
Q: I wish to be obedient to Allah.
A: If you observe Allah’s commands you will be obedient.
Q: I’d like to be free from all sins.
A: Bathe yourself from impurities and you will be free from all sins.
Q: I’d like to be raised on the Day of Judgement in the light.
A: Don’t wrong yourself or any other creature, and you will be raised on the Day of Judgement in the light.
Q: I’d like Allah to bestow His mercy on me.
A: If you have mercy on yourself and others, Allah will grant you mercy on the Day of Judgement.
Q: I’d like my sins to be very few.
A: If you seek the forgiveness Allah as much as you can, your sins will be very few.
Q: I’d like to be the most honorable man.
A: If you do not complain to any fellow creature, you will be the most honorable of men.
Q: I’d like to be the strongest of men.
A: If you put your trust in Allah, you will be the strongest of men.
Q: I’d like to enlarge my provision.
A: If you keep yourself pure, Allah will enlarge your provision.
Q: I’d like to be loved by Allah and His messenger.
A: If you love what Allah and His messenger love, you will be among their beloved ones.
Q: I wish to be safe from Allah’s wrath on the Day of Judgement.
A: If you do not loose your temper with any of your fellow creatures, you will be safe from the wrath of Allah on the Day of Judgement.
Q: I’d like my prayers to be responded.
A: If you avoid forbidden actions, your prayers will he responded.
Q: I’d like Allah not to disgrace me on the Day of Judgement.
A: If you guard your chastity, Allah will not disgrace you on the Day of Judgement.
Q: I’d like Allah to provide me with a protective covering on the Day of Judgement.
A: Do not uncover your fellow creatures faults, and Allah will provide you with a covering protection on the Day of Judgement.
Q: What will save me from sins?
A: Tears, humility and illness.
Q: What are the best deeds in the eyes of Allah?
A: Gentle manners, modesty and patience.
Q: What are the worst evils in the eyes of Allah?
A: Hot temper and miserliness.
Q: What assuages the wrath of Allah in this life and in the Hereafter?
A: Concealed charity and kindness to relatives.
Q: What extinguishes hell’s fires on the Day of Judgement?
A: Patience in adversity and misfortunes.
Related by Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal
So they say Khalid ibn Walid (RadiyAllahu anhu) reported it and it comes from the Musnad of Imam Ahmad (Rahimahullah).
The thing is that if you check Musnad Ahmad, it is NOT there !
You would however find it in Kanz ul-‘Ummal (which is a collection of ahadith without their chains, with references to earlier books of hadith which mention chains for them) however no chain of narration is ever mentioned !
Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) mentions that he found it in a collection of ahadith of al-Mustaghfiri, who heard this hadith from someone, but doesn’t mention the chain.
When a “hadith” does not have an isnad (chain of narrators), it is not called a “hadith”. Do I need to explain why ?
As for the incorrect attribution to the Musnad of Imam Ahmed, it was due to the old copy of the Musnad having selections of Kanz ul-‘Ummal printed in its margin.
So it seems that someone found the hadith in the margin and thought it is in the musnad, due to the copy of the book mentioning the musnad, when in reality it is from Kanz.
In Arabic :
In English :
- “Mufti Husain Kadodia, from a now-defunct forum
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