Is the following Hadith reported in Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah authentic?
“If the servants knew how great Ramadan was, then they would wish that Ramadan lasted all year. Indeed Paradise is decorated for Ramadan from the start of the year till the next year.
The Hadith goes on to describe the reward a person will receive for fasting, for each day of Ramadan, he will be married to a Hur [maiden of Jannah] who will be in a tent of pearls wearing seventy garments and will have the fragrance of seventy different scents…”
Imam Ibn Khuzaymah (rahimahullah) and others have recorded this lengthy narration. However Imam Ibn Khuzaymah (rahimahullah) has expressed reservation with regards to the authenticity of this narration.
(Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 1886)
Many Muhaddithun have declared a narrator of this Hadith as extremely weak with some Muhaddithun declaring this Hadith as a fabrication.
(Refer: Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 102, Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah of Hafiz ibn Hajar, vol. 6 pg. 42, Hadith: 1010, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 153/154 and Al Fawaidul Majmu’ah, pg. 79)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
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