Is this narration authentic?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If you see Mu’awiyah delivering a sermon on my mimbar, kill him.”
This Hadith has been recorded with a few chains. However, the chains consists of extremely weak narrators and Rafidis [extremist Shi’is]. The Muhaddithun have therefore declared the Hadith unauthentic.
(Refer: Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 8, Al Fawaidul Majmu’ah, pg. 332-333)
Imam Abu Ja’far Al ‘Uqayli (rahimahullah) states, ‘There is no authentic [chain] for this text from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
(Refer: Kitabul Mawdu’at, vol. 2 pg. 267-268)
‘Allamah ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) says, ‘According to the scholars of Hadith, this Hadith is a fabrication…”
(Minhajus Sunnah, vol. 4 pg. 379-380)
Hafiz Ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) states, ‘This Hadith is a fabrication without any doubt…’
(Al Bidayah Wan Nihayah, vol. 8 pg. 192)
The narration is therefore not suitable to quote.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar