A Hadith regarding walking briskly

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

What is the status of this narration?

سرعة المشي تذهب بهاء المؤمن

Walking briskly removes a Believers splendour



This narration has been recorded with a few chains. However, ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has declared the text unreliable (munkarun jiddan). He further says, This Hadith is unauthentic (ghayru sahih).

(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 10 pg. 290. Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 4 pg. 192, number: 7436, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 7 pg. 316, number: 7112, Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 4689)


The Hadith in question should therefore not be quoted.


On the contrary, there are Hadiths which mention that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would walk briskly. ‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) has cited one such narration. Shaykh Ahmad Siddiq Al Ghumari has also cited a few of these narrations.

(Refer: Al Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 560 and Al Mudawi, vol. 4 pg. 151-153, Hadith: 1982. Also see: Kashful Khafa, Hadith: 1472)


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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