Please verify the authenticity of this narration:
“And when the moon eclipses in Safar there would be a lack of rain in that year until the decrease will appear in the sea.”
This is part of a longer unreliable narration which explains the occurrences if eclipses occur during the months of the year. The part in question is as follows:
“…If an eclipse occurs in Safar, there will be a decrease in rain so much so that the [water levels] in the ocean will also decrease…”
However, the Muhaddithun have declared this narration a fabrication. It is therefore not suitable to quote.
(Refer: Talkhisu Kitabil Mawdu’at, Hadith: 34, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 178 and Al Asrarul Marfu’ah, pg. 418)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar