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Reciting a Quranic verse in the ears of one who has evil character

Question

What is authenticity of following narration?

من ساء خلقه من الرقيق والدواب والصبيان، فاقرءوا في أذنيه: أفغير دين الله يبغون

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 64)

 

However, the chain consists of two extremely weak narrators.

(Lisanul Mizan, vol. 3 pg. 258 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 25)

 

Translation

If the character/mannerisms of a slave, animal or child is evil, then recite into their ears the verse ‘Is it other than the Din of Allah that you desire’ [Surah Aalu ‘Imran, Verse: 83].

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar