Concealing hunger and not disclosing one’s needs


Is this Hadith reliable?

من جاع أو احتاج فكتمه الناس كان حقا على الله عز وجل أن يرزقه رزق سنة من حلال



Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded a similar narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 9581, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 2379 and Al Mu’jamus Saghir, Hadith: 214)


Although the chain is weak, the Hadith is suitable to quote. ‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has also cited corroborating narrations.

(Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 256, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 131, Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 593)



Whoever is hungry or has some need but conceals it, Allah Ta’ala will provide for him halal sustenance for an entire year.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar