A narration mentioning who is a real insane person

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

What is the source and authenticity of this narration?

One day Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) walked through a group of companions. He asked them: ‘Why are you gathering here?’ They replied: ‘O Messenger of Allah, there is a madman who is raging. That is why we are gathering here.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘This man is not crazy, do you know who are the crazy people?’ The real madman is a person who walks proudly, who puffed up his chest; which looks at people with the lowest point of view. This person here is not mad, rather he is ill.’



I have not come across this narration in any authentic Hadith source. This narration is cited in certain Shi’i books.

The narration should not be quoted until it can be verified.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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