Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Eat, drink and give sadaqah but abstain from wastefulness and pride.”



Imams Nasai and Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has also cited the narration ta’liqan (without a full chain).

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Eat, drink, give charity and wear clothing as long as it is not mixed with extravagance or arrogance.”

(Sunan Nasai; Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 2559 with slight variation in the wording and Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3605. Also see: Sahih Bukhari, before Hadith: 5783)


‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators reliable. (ورواته إلى عمرو ثقات يحتج بهم في الصحيح)

(Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 142)


‘Allamah Munawi (rahimahullah) explains: “This is a comprehensive Hadith on how a person should be managing his affairs. Extravagance/wastage affects a person’s body and livelihood. Arrogance affects a person as it creates vanity. In this world, arrogance will cause people to hate a person and will be a cause of sin in the Hereafter.”

(Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 6402)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar