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An unreliable Hadith regarding the reward of trimming the moustache

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever cuts his moustache, will receive one thousand (1000) cities of pearls and rubies for for every hair has every hair…”

 

Answer

The Muhaddithun have declared this Hadith a fabrication. It is therefore not suitable to quote.

(Refer: Talkhisu Kitabil Mawdu’at, Hadith: 706, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 5 pg. 288, number: 4952 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 268/269)

 

Also see here and here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar