There is no good in those who do not host and entertain guest

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Is the following Hadith suitable to quote?

“There is no good in the one who does not host.”



Sayyiduna ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Amir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “There is no good in the one who does not host [guests].”

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 155)


The narration is suitable to quote.

(Refer: Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 374, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 175 and At Taysir, vol. 2 pg. 500)


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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