Unauthentic narration on protecting the gaze

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Can the following narration be quoted:

وَمَنْ أَصَابَ مِنَ امْرَأَةٍ نَظْرَةً حَرَامًا مَلَأَ اللَّهُ عَيْنَيْهِ نَارًا ثُمَّ أَمَرَ بِهِ إِلَى النَّارِ



This is part of a very lengthy narration recorded in Musnadul Harith.

(Musnadul Harith; Bughyatul Bahith, Hadith: 205)

Overall, this narration has been declared/acknowledged as a fabrication by many Aimmah. Amongst them were the likes of ‘Allamahs: Ibnul Jawzi, Haythami, Ibn Hajar, Busiri, Suyuti, and Ibn ‘Arraq (rahimahumullah). Therefore, it should not be quoted.

(Kitabul Mawdu’at vol. 3 pg. 181, Hadith: 1676, Bughyatul Bahtih, Hadith: 205, Al-Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 245, 1561, and 1589 along with the footnotes, Ithaful Khiyarah, before Hadith: 1543, Al-La-alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 373, and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 338-339)


There are many other narrations regarding the importance of protecting one’s gaze that can be quoted instead.


See here and here.


And Allah Ta’ala knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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