Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) cursed those who steal. He said: “May Allah curse thieves!”
What is the status of the Hadith above?
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
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