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A person will be praised by people, whereas he holds no weight in the sight of Allah

Question

Could you source this Hadith?

إن العبد لينشر له من الثناء ما بين المشرق والمغرب وما يزن عند الله جناح بعوضة

 

Answer

‘Allamah Subki and ‘Allamah ‘Iraqi (rahimahumallah) have not come across these words as a Hadith.

(Tabaqatush Shafi’iyyah, vol. 6 pg. 289, Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 147, Al Masnu’, Hadith: 58)

 

Translation

Certainly there are some whose praises are sung in the east and west [throughout the world] whereas in the sight of Allah Ta’ala he is not even equal to a wing of a mosquito.

 

The following Hadith recorded in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim should be quoted instead:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “On the Day of Qiyamah, a huge fat man will come who will not weigh as much as a mosquito’s wing in the sight of Allah.”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 4729, Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2785)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar