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Hadith on treating children equally regarding gifts

Question

What is the authenticity of this narration?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Treat your children equally regarding gifts. If I were to favour anyone, I would have favoured women”

 

Answer

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) and others have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

(As Sunanul Kubra, vol. 6 pg. 177)

 

Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) has declared the chain sound (hasan).

(Fathul Bari, under Hadith: 2587, vol. 5 pg. 214.)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar