Hadith on Gluttony: Charity is better for you than eating too much

Ja’dah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, saw a man with a large belly. The Prophet pointed to his belly and he said, “If this had been placed elsewhere, it would have been better for you.”

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 2140

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Iraqi

Al-Ghazali said, “Meaning, it would have been better if you had advanced it for your Hereafter and preferred others over yourself.”

Source: Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn 3/88

عن جعدة أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ رَأَى رَجُلا عَظِيمَ الْبَطْنِ فَقَالَ بِإِصْبَعِهِ فِي بَطْنِهِ وَقَالَ لَوْ كَانَ هَذَا فِي غَيْرِ هَذَا لَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَكَ

2140 المعجم الكبير للطبراني

3/109 المحدث العراقي خلاصة حكم المحدث إسناده جيد في تخريج الإحياء

وقال الغزالي أي لو قدمته لآخرتك وآثرت به غيرك

3/88 إحياء علوم الدين