Is this Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“The virtue of Sha’ban over other months is like my virtue over all the Prophets”
The chain of narrators for this Hadith consists of a fabricator as pointed out by Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah). ‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) says, ‘Our Shaykh [i.e. Hafiz Ibn Hajar] has declared the Hadith a fabrication.’
The Hadith is not suitable to quote.
(Tabyinul ‘Ajab, pg. 25, Al Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 740, Al Asrarul Marfu’ah, Hadith: 319)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar