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Look at those who are less well off than you

Question

What is the authenticity of the narration regarding looking at those who have less wealth than you when seeing a wealthy person?

 

Answer

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith. The Hadith is therefore authentic.

 

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“When one of you looks at someone who is better than him in wealth and physique, then he should look at one who is less well off than him”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6490, Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2963)

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar