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”
‘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.