Is this a Hadith?

من احب شيئاً اكثر ذكره

“Whoever loves something will speak excessively about it”



Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya has recorded this as the statement of Rabi’ah Al ‘Adawiyyah (rahimahallah). Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has cited this statement as the words of Malik ibn Dinar (rahimahullah).

(Dhammud Dunya of Imam Ibn Abid Dunya, Hadith: 464, Shu’abul Iman, under Hadith: 499)


‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) states that Imam Abu Nu’aym and Imam Daylami (rahimahumallah) have recorded this statement on the authority of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

(Al Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 1050)


However, I have not come across the entire chain of narrators and therefore cannot comment on the authenticity.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar