Is the following Hadith authentic?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“I asked Jibril, ‘Which actions are the most beloved to Allah ‘Azza Wa Jalla’? He replied, ‘Salutations upon you O Muhammad and loving ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib'”
Imam Daylami (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration through a chain that consists of a liar. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.
(Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 1 pg. 255, Hadith: 289, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 3 pg. 398. Refer: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 3 pg. 67)
There are numerous other reliable virtues for sending salutations upon Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam).
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar