Is this Hadith authentic?
Sayyidah Safiyyah (radiyallahu ‘anha), the wife of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came to know that Sayyidah Hafsah (radiyallahu ‘anha) had said about her that she is the daughter of a Jew. When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) met her, she was weeping. So he asked, ‘Why are you weeping?’ She replied, ‘Hafsah said that I am the daughter of a Jew.’
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: You are the daughter of a Prophet [Harun ‘alayhis salam], and your uncle was a Prophet as well [Musa ‘alayhis salam] and you are the wife of a Prophet, so what is she boasting about?’ Then Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam) told Hafsah, ‘O Hafsah! Fear of Allah!’
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith authentic (hasanun sahihun gharib). Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has also declared the Hadith authentic.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3894. Also see: Hadith: 3892, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 7211)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar