In the following Hadith, what does خب mean?
لا يدخل الجنة خب
This is part of a longer Hadith recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi on the authority Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1963)
‘خب’ refers to an imposter/fraud/swindler, one who causes and spreads mischief and corruption.
(Refer: Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 1963)
The full Hadith is as follows:
Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “The imposter, those who remind people of favours and the miser will not enter Jannah [early].
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1963. Imam Tirmidhi has declared the Hadith sound)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar