Is there a hadith that says, the best of believers are those who observe the sun,moon and the stars for the remembrance of Allah.

I remember hearing something like that and could someone please clarify this for me.

  • I have never heard such a hadith. But, it might be similar to the verse 3:190-191
    – The Z
    Commented Dec 12, 2021 at 19:31

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Asalaam alaikum

This Hadith is reported under observing nature's wonders to remember Allah in al-sunan al-kubra by imam bayhaqi.

Here is the narration;

Ibn Abi Awfa reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Verily, among the best servants of Allah are those who observe the sun, the moon, the stars, and the shades for the remembrance of Allah.”


This Hadith has been classed Hasan li gayrihi (fair, due to external evidence) by sheikh Albani.


Al-sunan al-kubra by imam bayhaqi

At-Targhib wa't-Tarhib by sheikh Albani

Note imam nasai also has a book titled by the same name Al-sunan al-kubra, not to be confused with.

May Allah the mighty and sublime grant us mercy and guide us to the straight path.

Allah knows best


The hadith appears in Al-Mustadrak (1/115) with a Sahih Isnad, according to Al-Hakim, and Imam Dhahabi agrees.

  • Do you have an English version of the link that you have shared for that Hadith?, Jazaakahllah Commented Dec 13, 2021 at 15:45
  • English version should be within the post. Not everybody speaks Arabic.
    – user31217
    Commented Dec 13, 2021 at 15:50

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