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A large belly is a punishment, not a blessing

Question

Is this statement authentically attributed to Umar?

عن الحسن أن عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه رأى رجلا عظيم البطن فقال: ما هذا؟ قال: بركة من الله قال: بل عذاب

Hasan (rahimahullah) reported: ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) saw a man with a large belly and asked, ‘What is this?’ The man said, ‘It is a blessing from Allah.’ ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, ‘No, rather it is a punishment.’

 

Answer

This narration is recorded in a Hadith Juz’; Hadithu Muhammad ibn ‘Abdillah Al Ansari, (Demise: 215 A.H).

(Hadithu Muhammad ibn ‘Abdillah Al Ansari: 42)

 

The narration is suitable to quote.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar