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A narration on killing hornets/wasps

Question

What is status of following narration?

من قتل زنبورا كتب له ثلاث حسنات

(Al Kamil)

 

Answer

Imam Ibn ‘Adiy (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu). However, the chain consists of an extremely weak narrator. In fact, the Muhaddithun have declared some of his narrations fabrications. One should therefore, preferably abstain from quoting it.

(Al Kamil, vol. 9 pg. 481, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 4 pg. 329, number: 8035)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar