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A fabricated narration dispraising Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Is this narration authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If you see Mu’awiyah delivering a sermon on my mimbar, kill him.”

 

Answer

This Hadith has been recorded with a few chains. However, the chains consists of extremely weak narrators and Rafidis [extremist Shi’is]. The Muhaddithun have therefore declared the Hadith unauthentic.

(Refer: Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 8, Al Fawaidul Majmu’ah, pg. 332-333)

 

Imam Abu Ja’far Al ‘Uqayli (rahimahullah) states, ‘There is no authentic [chain] for this text from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

(Refer: Kitabul Mawdu’at, vol. 2 pg. 267-268)

 

‘Allamah ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) says, ‘According to the scholars of Hadith, this Hadith is a fabrication…”

(Minhajus Sunnah, vol. 4 pg. 379-380)

 

Hafiz Ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) states, ‘This Hadith is a fabrication without any doubt…’

(Al Bidayah Wan Nihayah, vol. 8 pg. 192)

 

The narration is therefore not suitable to quote.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar