Is this a Hadith?

كل بيت لا يدخل فيه الضيف لا تدخله الملائكة



Imam Ghazali (rahimahullah) has cited this in Ihya ‘Ulumid Din, as the statement of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu’anhu) [and not as a Hadith of Nabi -sallallahu’alayhi wasallam-], without mentioning a source.

(Refer: Sharhul Ihya, vol.5 pg.240)



The Angels do not enter that home in which no guest has entered.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


التخريج من المصادر العربية

إحياء علوم الدين (٢/ ٣٤٠): وقال أنس رضي الله عنه كل بيت لا يدخله ضيف لا تدخله الملائكة.