A narration regarding lowering the gaze and the sweetness of Iman

Question

Is this narration authentic?

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

Translation

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.

 

Answer

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 & Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 34)

 

See here for other narrations regarding protecting the gaze.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar