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A statement on the virtue of feeding a morsel to a hungry person

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

لقمة في بطن الجائع أفضل من عمارة ألف جامع

‘Feeding one morsel to a hungry person is more virtuous than constructing 1000 Masjids’

 

Answer

‘Allamah ‘Ajluni (rahimahullah) has stated that this is not a Hadith [of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam]. It should therefore not be quoted as a Hadith, even though feeding the poor is indeed virtuous.

(Kashful Khafa, vol. 2 pg. 169, Hadith: 2055 and Asnal Matalib, Hadith: 1148)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar