Is this narration authentic?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once advised the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum):
“You are on your way to meet your brothers. Don a good dress and mend your conveyance so that you appear distinct among people as a beauty spot [on a body]. Allah Ta’ala does not like indecency in manner and conduct”
Imam Abu Dawud, Imam Ahmad, Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah and Imam Hakim (rahimahumullah) have recorded this Hadith. Imam Hakim has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs.
(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4086, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 180, Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 19873 and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 183)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar