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Honour those who honour you even if it be a slave

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

“Honour those who honour you even if it be a habashi slave”

 

Answer

The full Hadith is as follows:

“Humiliate/despise those who humiliate you even if it be a free Qurashi person and honour those who honour you even if it be an Abyssinian slave”

 

However, the chain consists of a fabricator. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.

(Refer: Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 679, Hadith: 816 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 315)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar