The cuckold will not enter Jannah

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What is the authenticity and Arabic text of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The cuckold will not enter Jannah” (Musnad Abi Dawud At Tayalisi)



This narration is recorded in Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq and Musnad Abi Dawud At Tayalisi.

(Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 20437, Musnad Abi Dawud At Tayalisi, Hadith: 677)


Arabic text

لا يدخل الجنة ديوث



Although this Hadith has been recorded with a weak chain, it is well corroborated and supported. The level of the Hadith is therefore raised and suitable to quote.

‘Allamah Ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) has cited these supporting narrations and has stated that the Hadith in question is corroborated. After citing another similar narration, ‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has also stated that the Hadith is well corroborated.

(Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Surah An Nur, Verse: 3, vol. 5 pg. 493, Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 257. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 148 and Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 1856 and 2194)


‘Cuckold’ has been explained in other Hadiths as the man who does not have the quality of self possessiveness over his wife and does not bother who visits his wife [from her non mahrams]

(Refer: Al Mu’jamul Kabir; Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 257, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 4 pg. 327 and Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 10310)



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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