Is this narration authentic?

إن النظرة سهم من سهام إبليس مسموم، من تركها مخافتي أبدلته إيمانا يجد حلاوته في قلبه


Certainly [an evil glance] is a poisoned arrow from Iblis. Whosoever leaves it out of fear for me I will replace him with such Iman whose sweetness he will find in his heart.



This Hadith is recorded by Imam Tabarani with a weak chain on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 10362, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.8 pg.63. Also see Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 314 and Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 34)


See here for other narrations regarding protecting the gaze.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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