A narration regarding lowering the gaze and the sweetness of Iman


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 & 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