A believer ensures that his neighbour is not hungry

Question

Can you confirm the source of this Hadith?

ليس المؤمن الذي يشبع وجاره جائع

 

Answer

These words are recorded in Al Adabul Mufrad and Al Mu’jamul Kabir on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). The narration appears with slight variation in the wording in Mustadrak Hakim and Musnad Abi Ya’la.

(Al Adabul Mufrad, Hadith: 112, Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 12741, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 167, Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 3699)

 

‘Allamah Mundhiri and ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahumallah) have declared the narrators reliable (thiqat).

(Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 358, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 167)

 

Translation

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “A man is not a [perfect] believer who fills his belly while his neighbour is hungry.”

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar