Hadith on family matters: Wealth and Children

Abu Buraida, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, reported that: Prophet Muhammed, may Allah be pleased with him, was delivering a speech in his surmon when Hasan and Hussein came while they were wearing red shirts, walking and tripping. The Messenger of Allah descended from the pulpit and he picked them both up and placed them in his lap. The Prophet said, “Allah and His messenger spoke the truth when they said: Indeed, your wealth and your children are only a trial for you (64:15). I saw these two boys walking and tripping and I could not be patient until I cut short my speech and picked them up.”

أَبِي بُرَيْدَةَ يَقُولُ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَخْطُبُنَا فَجَاءَ الْحَسَنُ وَالْحُسَيْنُ عَلَيْهِمَا قَمِيصَانِ أَحْمَرَانِ يَمْشِيَانِ وَيَعْثُرَانِ فَنَزَلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مِنْ الْمِنْبَرِ فَحَمَلَهُمَا فَوَضَعَهُمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ صَدَقَ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ إِنَّمَا أَمْوَالُكُمْ وَأَوْلَادُكُمْ فِتْنَةٌ نَظَرْتُ إِلَى هَذَيْنِ الصَّبِيَّيْنِ يَمْشِيَانِ وَيَعْثُرَانِ فَلَمْ أَصْبِرْ حَتَّى قَطَعْتُ حَدِيثِي وَرَفَعْتُهُمَا


Source: Musnad Ahmad 22486

Authenticity: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani


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