What is the status of this Hadith?
‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) related that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:
“O people! Shall I not tell you of people who have the best grandfather and grandmother? Shall I not tell you of people who have the best (paternal) uncle and (paternal) aunt? Shall I not tell you of people who have the best (maternal) uncle and (maternal) aunt? Shall I not tell you of people who have the best father and mother? They are none other than Hasan and Husayn. Their grandfather is the Messenger of Allah, their grandmother is Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, their mother is Fatimah, the daughter of the Messenger of Allah and their father is ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib. Their (paternal) uncle is Ja’far ibn Abi Talib and their (paternal) aunt is Umm Hani bint Abi Talib, their (maternal) uncle is Qasim, the son of the Messenger of Allah, and their (maternal) aunts are Zaynab, Ruqayyah, Umm Kulthum, the daughters of the Messenger of Allah. Their grandfather is in Paradise, their father is in Paradise their mother is in Paradise their (paternal) uncle is in Paradise and their (paternal) aunt is in Paradise and their (maternal) uncle is in Paradise and their (maternal) aunts are in Paradise they (Hasan and Husayn) are also in Paradise, and whoever loves them will also be in paradise.
This Hadith has been recorded by Imams Tabarani and Ibn ‘Asakir with the same chain, in which ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has pointed out an extremely weak narrator.
(Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 2682, Al-Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 6458 and Tarikh Ibn ‘Asakir, vol.13 pg.229. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.9 pg.184)
There are other authentic virtues on this topic, which should be quoted instead.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar