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A fabricated narration on the virtue of Sha’ban

Question

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”

 

Answer

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