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A narration regarding protecting the gaze

Question

What is the status of this narration?

من غض بصره عن محاسن امرأة أورث الله قلبه نورا

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah (rahimahullah) has cited this narration. However, I have not come across these words in any primary Hadith source.

(Rawdatul Muhibbin, pg. 101)

 

Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded a similar Hadith. It seems like Imam Ibn Qayyim (rahimahullah) was alluding to this Hadith. See it here

 

Translation

“Whoever lowers [and protects his gaze] from seeing the beauty of a woman, Allah will place celestial light into his heart.”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar