Category: Hadith
Fatwa#: 37671
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Nov 23,2017

Title: Allah is shy to question a servant whose beard is white/grey regarding their sins


Assalamu Alaikum

I have heard people stating that "Allah is shy to question a servant  whose beard is white/grey regarding their sins" please provide the reference for this being an authentic ahadith


Jazakallah Khair


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


The enquired Hadith is narrated by Imam Tabrani in his Mu’jam Al-Awsat as follows:


عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: «إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لَيَسْتَحْيِي مِنْ ذِي الشَّيْبَةِ الْمُسْلِمِ إِذَا كَانَ مُسَدَّدًا لَزُومًا لِلسُّنَّةِ، أَنْ يَسْأَلَ اللَّهَ فَلَا يُعْطِيَهُ»

المعجم الأوسط (5/ 270)

Translation: Anas Bin Malik Radhiyallahu Anhu narrates from Nabi ﷺ that Indeed Allah is bashful of a Muslim who has white hair and is upright, adhering to the sunnah, that when he asks from Allah, he is not refused.’ (Mu’jamul Awsat 5/270)



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