Another version of the narration regarding earning a livelihood

Question

What is status of following narration?

إن من الذنوب ذنوبا لا يكفرها صوم ولا صلاة ولا جهاد وإنما يكفرها السعي على العيال

 

Answer

This version appears in non primary Hadith sources, without a chain.

(Al Fawakihud Dawani ‘Ala Risalati ibn Abi Zayd Al Qayrawani, vol. 1 pg. 78)

 

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded a similar narration, which has been declared unreliable. See here

 

Translation of the narration in question

“There are certain sins which are not expiated through fasting, Salah and jihad. Making an effort to [earn] for one’s family will expiate these sins.”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar