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A narration regarding loving one’s sons

Question

Is this a Hadith?

“Love your sons, for daughters love themselves”

 

Answer

‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) was asked regarding the authenticity of this narration. He replied, ‘This Hadith is unknown and I have not come across it in any book of Hadith’

(Al Hawi, vol. 1 pg. 429, Darul Fikr edition. Also see: Kashful Khafa, Hadith: 132)

 

The narration should not be quoted.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar