Is this Hadith authentic?
لقمة في بطن الجائع أفضل من عمارة ألف جامع
‘Feeding one morsel to a hungry person is more virtuous than constructing 1000 Masjids’
‘Allamah ‘Ajluni (rahimahullah) has stated that this is not a Hadith [of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam]. It should therefore not be quoted as a Hadith, even though feeding the poor is indeed virtuous.
(Kashful Khafa, vol. 2 pg. 169, Hadith: 2055 and Asnal Matalib, Hadith: 1148)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar