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Concealing wealth

Question

In one Hadith, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Don’t declare your wealth as there are many envious people”

What is the status of this Hadith?

 

Answer

I have not come across these words in a Hadith.

This is possibly based on the following Hadiths:

1) Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Take help in fulfilling your needs by concealing them. For indeed every favoured person is envied”

(See here)

 

2) There will [always] be those who are jealous of those who have been blessed, so beware of them.

(Al-Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 7277; Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 195. See here)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar