The value of one’s eyesight

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Is this a Hadith?

Bakr ibn ‘Abdillah Al Muzani (rahimahullah):

“O son of Adam, if you wish to know the magnitude of blessings that Allah has bestowed upon you then just close your eyes.” [And realise what a great bounty just this this one bounty of eyesight is]- Ibn Abid Dunya



Imams Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya and Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) have recorded this as the statement of Bakr ibn ‘Abdillah Al Muzani (rahimahullah), a reliable Tabi’i and not as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

(Ash Shukr lillahi ‘Azza Wa Jalla: 178 and Shu’abul Iman: 4151)


The narration is suitable to quote as the statement of Bakr ibn ‘Abdillah Al Muzani (rahimahullah).


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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