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Do not visit the wealthy regularly

Question

Is this narration authentic?

أقلوا الدخول على الأغنياء فإنه قمن أن لا تزدروا نعم الله عز وجل

 

Answer

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Shikkhir (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs.

Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has also cited this Hadith under the commentary of a similar Hadith.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 312. Fathul Bari, Hadith: 6490)

 

The Hadith is further supported by the following Hadith recorded in Sahih Muslim:

“Look to those below you not to those above you because it is fitting that you should not belittle the bounty of Allah”

 

Also see here.

 

Translation

Visit the wealthy less frequently for this is more likely that you belittle the bounties of Allah ‘Azza Wa Jalla [upon you].

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar