Sin is a cause of forgetting knowledge

Question

What is the reference and authenticity of the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) in which he says, “Committing sins causes a person to forget knowledge ”

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani and others have recorded this statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a chain that has an omission and is therefore weak. Nevertheless, the narration is suitable to quote.

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 8930, Jami’u Bayanil ‘Ilmi Wa Fadlihi, Hadith: 1195. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 1 pg. 199)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar