Is this Hadith authentic?
Sayyiduna ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “When a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is related to you, you should think of the best [interpretation of it], think it to be the most guided, and the most righteous.”
Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 20)
‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain authentic.
(Misbahuz Zujajah, vol. 1 pg. 99)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar