Woe to the one whose belly is his biggest concern

Question

Is this a Hadith?

بؤسا لمن كان بطنه أكبر همه

 

Answer

I have not come across this as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya has recorded this as the statement of ‘Umar ibn Abdul ‘Aziz (rahimahullah).

(Kitabul Ju’, Hadith: 222)

 

Translation

Woe to the one whose belly is his biggest concern

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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التخريج من المصادر العربية

الجوع لابن أبي الدنيا (٢٢٢):  قال محمد: حدثنا يحيى بن إسحاق، قال: حدثنا النضر بن إسماعيل، عن ابن أبي الرباب، قال: قال عمر بن عبد العزيز: «بؤسا لمن كان بطنه أكبر همه» .