Hadith on Ayyub: Prophet Job hates arguments about Allah

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Job the Prophet of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, remained in his trial for eighteen years.He was rejected by relatives and strangers alike, except for two men among his closest brothers. They would visit him in the morning and evening. One of them said to his companion: By Allah, Job must have sinned like no one else before him. His companion said: Why is that? He said: For eighteen years, Allah has not shown him mercy or granted him relief. When his companion went to Job in the evening, he could not help but mention it to him. Job said: I do not know what you speak of, but that Allah knows I would pass by two men who were arguing while mentioning Allah. I would return to my house and perform expiation for both of their sins, as I hate for Allah to be mentioned but in the manner he deserves.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 2974

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ أَنّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّ أَيُّوبَ نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَبِثَ فِي بَلائِهِ ثَمَانَ عَشْرَةَ سَنَةً فَرَفَضَهُ الْقَرِيبُ وَالْبَعِيدُ إِلا رَجُلَيْنِ مِنْ إِخْوَانِهِ كَانَا مِنْ أَخَصِّ إِخْوَانِهِ كَانَا يَغْدُوَانِ إِلَيْهِ وَيَرُوحَانِ فَقَالَ أَحَدُهُمَا لِصَاحِبِهِ تَعْلَمُ وَاللَّهِ لَقَدْ أَذْنَبَ أَيُّوبُ ذَنْبًا مَا أَذْنَبَهُ أَحَدٌ مِنَ الْعَالَمِينَ قَالَ لَهُ صَاحِبُهُ وَمَا ذَاكَ قَالَ مُنْذُ ثَمَانَ عَشْرَةَ سَنَةً لَمْ يَرْحَمْهُ اللَّهُ فَيَكْشِفُ مَا بِهِ فَلَمَّا رَاحَ إِلَيْهِ لَمْ يَصْبِرِ الرَّجُلُ حَتَّى ذَكَرَ ذَلِكَ لَهُ فَقَالَ أَيُّوبُ لا أَدْرِي مَا تَقُولُ غَيْرَ أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَعْلَمُ أَنِّي كُنْتُ أَمُرُّ عَلَى الرَّجُلَيْنِ يَتَنَازَعَانِ فَيَذْكُرَانِ اللَّهَ فَأَرْجِعُ إِلَى بَيْتِي فَأُكَفِّرُ عَنْهُمَا كَرَاهِيَةَ أَنْ يُذْكَرَ اللَّهُ إِلا فِي حَقٍّ

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