“May Allah’s curse be on the thief”

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) cursed those who steal. He said: “May Allah curse thieves!”

What is the status of the Hadith above?



Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this as part of a longer Hadith, on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

The Hadith is therefore authentic.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6783, 6799 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1687)


Also see here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad 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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