What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Whoever shakes the hand of a pious person or hugs him, Allah will make Jannah compulsory for him and it is as though he has shaken hands with the legs of the ‘Arsh. If he hugs him his sins will be forgiven and he will enter Jannah without reckoning”
Imam Daylami (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration. However, ‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has cited this narration in his book on fabricated Hadiths. The Hadith in question should not be quoted.
(Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, Hadith: 838 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 314)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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