Kindly provide the reference for this narration.

Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

“Do not let the prayer of a man deceive you nor his fasting. Rather look at the truthfulness of his speech, his trustworthiness whenever he is entrusted, and how he acts whenever he is given wealth/power.”



Imams Musaddad, Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this statement of Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) has declared the narration authentic.

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 4898 and Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 2631)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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