Meaning of the Hadith “Let your home suffice you”

Question

What is the meaning of (part of the Hadith) “Let your house be sufficient for you”?

 

Answer

This Hadith is recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Amir (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2406. See the full Hadith here)

 

Meaning of  “Let your house be sufficient for you”

This part of the Hadith encourages remaining in your home and only exiting when there is a need to do so for in this lies salvation from trials and evil. You should not become annoyed by staying at home.

(Mirqatul Mafatih, Hadith: 4837)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,

It is clear that one’s home also needs to be free of tools of fitnah and vice.