My question pertains to the Hadith “A believer is intelligent, smart, wary/alert”

Can you please tell me the authenticity of this Hadith and if it would be suitable to quote.



The Hadith in question is recorded by Qadhi Al Quda’i and others.

(Musnadush Shihab, vol. 1 pg. 107 Hadith: 89)


However one particular narrator in this chain has been unanimously declared a fabricator. The Hadith is therefore not suitable to quote.

(Refer: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 4 pg. 164 -3633-, Faydul Qadir, under Hadith: 9158 and Fathul Wahhab of Ahmad Siddiq Al Ghumari, vol. 1 pg. 127/8)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best


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