The hadeethHadeeth: “Whoever is content with a little provision from Allaah…”

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How sound is the hadeeth, “Whoever is content with little provision from Allah, Allah will be content with little of righteous deeds from him”?
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This hadeeth was narrated by al-Bayhaqi in Shu’ab al-Eeman (7/204). 

Its isnad (chain of narrators) includes Ishaq ibn Muhammad al-Farawi, who was classed as da’eef by al-Nasai, Abu Dawood and al-Daraqutni. 

See Meezan al-I’tidal, 1/351; Tahtheeb al-Tahrheeb, 1/217. 

It was also classed as da’eef by al-‘Iraqi in Takhreej al-Ihya, 4/334.

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