What is the status of the following narration?
حببوا الله إلى عباده يحبكم الله
“Make Allah Ta’ala beloved to His servants and Allah Ta’ala will love you”
Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with three chains, with varied degrees of weakness. These chains corroborate each other and raise the level of authenticity. The Hadith is suitable to quote.
(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 7461, 7462 and Musnadush Shamiyyin, Hadith: 925. Also see: Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 3670)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar