Home » Hanafi Fiqh » HadithAnswers.com » Shaytan’s displeasure when a youngster gets married

Shaytan’s displeasure when a youngster gets married

What is status of following narration?

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: أيما شاب تزوج في حداثة سنه إلا عج شيطانه: يا ويله، يا ويله، عصم مني دينه


Imams Abu Ya’la and Tabarani (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

(Musnad Abu Ya’la, Hadith: 2041, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 4472)

However, Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) has declared the text unreliable (munkar) and has declared one of the narrators extremely weak.

(Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 1643-1644. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 4 pg. 253)

Although marriage does indeed keep a man chaste, this particular Hadith is not suitable to quote.


Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“When a youngster gets married, Shaytan cries out, ‘Woe to him, woe to him, he has protected his religion from me.”

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 HadithAnswers.com. 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. 

Read answers with similar topics: