What is the authenticity of this Hadith?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “How blessed is Sham!” The companions around asked: “Why is that?” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, “I see the angels of Allah spreading their wings over Sham.”
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith and has declared it sound (hasanun gharib). Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3954, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 7304)
Also see here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar