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“May Allah’s curse be on the thief”

Question

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) cursed those who steal. He said: “May Allah curse thieves!”

What is the status of the Hadith above?

 

Answer

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this as part of a longer Hadith, on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

The Hadith is therefore authentic.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6783, 6799 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1687)

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar