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Hadith on Ostentation: Whoever worships to show off commits lesser idolatry

February 4, 2017

Shidad ibn Aws reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever prays to be seen has associated partners with Allah. Whoever fasts to be seen has associated partners with Allah.”

Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 2967

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Kathir

عَنْ شَدَّادِ بْنِ أَوْسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ صَلَّى يُرَائِي فَقَدْ أَشْرَكَ وَمَنْ صَامَ يُرَائِي فَقَدْ أَشْرَكَ

2967 البحر الزخار بمسند البزار

5149 المحدث ابن كثير خلاصة حكم المحدث إسناده حسن في جامع المسانيد والسنن