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Hadeeth about the one who is secure in his property

What is the authenticity of the following hadeeth: the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: "When someone is secure in his property, healthy in his body and has his food for the day, it is as if he owned the entire world”.

Praise be to Allaah.

This hadeeth was narrated by Salamah ibn ‘Ubayd-Allaah ibn Mihsan al-Khatmi, from his father, who met the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). He said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The one among you who wakes up secure in his property, healthy in his body and has his food for the day, it is as if the whole world were brought to him.” 

Narrated by al-Bukhaari in al-Adab al-Mufrad (no. 300) and by al-Tirmidhi in al-Sunan (2346). He said: It is hasan ghareeb. 

Shaykh al-Albaani (may Allaah have mercy on him) said, after narrating the hadeeth from a number of the Sahaabah: To sum up, the hadeeth is hasan in sha Allaah, when taking into account the hadeeths of al-Ansaari and Ibn ‘Umar. And Allaah knows best. End quote. Al-Silsilah al-Saheehah (no. 2318). 

Al-Mubaarakfoori (may Allaah have mercy on him) said, commenting on this hadeeth: 

The words “The one among you who wakes up” means, among you O believers. “Secure” means not fearing an enemy. “In his property (fi sirbihi) means feeling secure within himself; it was also said that it means feeling secure within the group, i.e., within his family and dependents. And it was said that it means on his path or way, or that it means in his house. This was mentioned by al-Qaari quoting from some of the commentators. Al-Turbashti said: 

Mu’aafa (translated as healthy) means safe and sound with no illness and sickness. 

“In his body” means both outwardly and inwardly. “And has his food for the day” means enough food from halaal sources. “It is as if the whole world were brought to him.”  

End quote.  Tuhfat al-Ahwadhi (7/11) 

Al-Manaawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:  

The one for whom Allaah has combined the blessings of physical good health, a sense of security wherever he goes and sufficient provision for the day, and kept his family safe, has been given all type of blessings by Allaah, which others may not have in full, so he should not start his day without give thanks for that, by using these blessings in obedience to the One Who bestowed them on him, not in disobedience, or and he should never cease to remember Him.  

End quote from Fayd al-Qadeer (6/88) 

Abd Allaah knows best.

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