“The believer is between five hardships: a believer who envies him, a hypocrite who envies him (hasad), a kaafir who fights him, a soul which contends with him and a devil who leads him astray.”
If this is a hadeeth, who narrated it?.
This hadeeth was narrated via two isnaads.
1 – It was narrated by al-Daylami in al-Firdaws, as stated by al-Manaawi in Fayd al-Qadeer, 5/292, no. 7352, from the hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah: “The believer has four enemies: a believer who envies him (hasad), a hypocrite who hates him, a devil who leads him astray and a kaafir who fights him.”
Al-Manaawi said, after quoting the hadeeth: its isnaad includes Sakhr al-Haajibi of whom Al-Dhahabi said in al-Dua’afa’, He is accused of fabricating; Khaalid al-Waasiti who is majhool (unknown); and Husayn ibn ‘Abd al-Rahmaan of whom al-Dhahabi said, He forgot and grew old, and Al-Nasaa’i said, He changed. End quote.
Shaykh al-Albaani said in Da’eef al-Jaami’ (4749): It is da’eef jiddan (very weak).
2 – It was narrated by Abu Bakr ibn Laal in Makaarim al-Akhlaaq, as stated by al-Iraaqi in al-Mughni ‘an Haml al-Asfaar, 3/63, from the hadeeth of Anas: “The Muslim is between five hardships: a believer who envies him (hasad), a hypocrite who hates him, a kaafir who fights him, a devil who leads him astray and a soul that contends with him.”
It was narrated by Abu Bakr ibn Laal in Makaarim al-Akhlaaq from the hadeeth of Anas with a da’eef (weak) isnaad. End quote.
So the hadeeth is not proven.
And Allaah knows best.