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