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The punishment for eavesdropping

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Anyone who listens to people talking when they dislike him doing so or flee from him will have molten lead poured into his ear on the Day of Qiyamah.”

 

Answer

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) as part of a longer narration. The Hadith is therefore authentic.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 7042)

 

See another part of the Hadith here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar