Carrying out good deeds for show and ostentation will be a cause of disgrace on the Day of Qiyamah


Is this Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna Abu Hind Ad Dari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say:

“The one who carries out any task with the intention of show and ostentation, Allah will disgrace him on the day of Qiyamah.”



Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hind Ad Dari (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 270)


‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain of Musnad Ahmad authentic (jayyid) and ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators reliable (rijalus sahih).

(Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 65, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 223)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar