A believer ensures that his neighbour is not hungry

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Can you confirm the source of this Hadith?

ليس المؤمن الذي يشبع وجاره جائع



These words are recorded in Al Adabul Mufrad and Al Mu’jamul Kabir on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). The narration appears with slight variation in the wording in Mustadrak Hakim and Musnad Abi Ya’la.

(Al Adabul Mufrad, Hadith: 112, Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 12741, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 167, Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 3699)


‘Allamah Mundhiri and ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahumallah) have declared the narrators reliable (thiqat).

(Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 358, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 167)



Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “A man is not a [perfect] believer who fills his belly while his neighbour is hungry.”


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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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