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Women are the snares of Shaytan

Question

What is the strength of the following Hadith:

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Answer

This narration is recorded in several Hadith collections with a weak chain.

(I’itilalul Qulub of Al Kharaiti, Hadith: 198, At Targhib Wat Tarhib of Abul Qasim Al Isbahani, Hadith: 1253, Musnadush Shihab, Hadith: 55. Refer: Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 2795, Al Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 586, Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 4928, At Taysir of ‘Allamah Munawi, vol. 2 pg. 81 and Fathul Wahhab, of Ahmad Siddiq Al Ghumari,  vol. 1 pg. 57/58)

 

Translation

Women are the snares of Shaytan (i.e. Shaytan uses them to misguide men who are slaves to their desires)

(Refer: Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 4928)

 

See the first part of the Hadith here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar