What is the authenticity of the following narration?
“When Allah wishes to reveal a command that entails kindness/gentleness, he reveals it in Persian and when he wants to reveal a command that entails severity/harshness he reveals it in Arabic”
Imam Daylami (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with an extremely weak chain. Ibn Himmat Ad Dimashqi (rahimahullah) has declared this Hadith a fabrication.
(Daylami; Refer: Kanzul ‘Ummal, Hadith: 29856. Refer: At Tankitu Wal Ifadah, pg. 157 and Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 1 pg. 372, number: 1430)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar, with the following note:
Islam does not not condone such patriotism displayed in the above quotation. Fabricators with shallow minds are responsible for such erroneous claims! may Allah Ta’ala protect us.
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar