Is this Hadith authentic?
Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Verily, Allah when He created the creation, He personally wrote against himself, that: ‘My mercy prevails over My wrath.‘”
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration and has graded it authentic (hasanun sahih).
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3543)
Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) have also recorded this narration with slight variation in the wording.
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3194, 7422 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2751)
And Allah Ta’ala knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar