Hadith on Sawm: Lies and backbiting damage shield of fasting

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Fasting is a shield as long as you do not damage it.” It was said, “How does one damage it?” The Prophet said, “By dishonesty or backbiting.

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ lil-Ṭabarānī 4536

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Jarallah al-Sa’di

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الصِّيَامُ جُنَّةٌ مَا لَمْ يَخْرِقْهُ قِيلَ وَبِمَ يَخْرِقُهُ قَالَ بِكَذِبٍ أَوْ غِيبَةٍ

4536 المعجم الأوسط للطبراني

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