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‘Fear Allah just as a predatory animal is feared’

Question

Please verify the authenticity of this Hadith:

“Allah the Almighty revealed to Dawud (‘alayhis salam), ‘O Dawud fear me just as a predatory animal is feared”

 

Answer

‘Allamah ‘Iraqi (rahimahullah) has stated that he has not come across any basis for this [as a Hadith of Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam].

Imam Ghazali (rahimahullah) has indicated that this is sourced from Historical sources [Israiliyyat].

(Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 3850)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,

Historical narrations of this nature may be quoted.