What is the authenticity of this Hadith?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever harms a poor believer unjustly, it is as though he has destroyed Makkah ten times and Baytul Maqdis and it is as though he murdered close Angels”
Imam Ibn ‘Asakir and others have recorded this Hadith. However that chain consists of a liar. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.
(Tarikh Dimashq, vol. 35 pg. 392. Refer: Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 748, Hadith: 927 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 316)
See here for other narrations on unjustly harming a Muslim.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar