An unreliable narration stating that the angels make du’a for that household that has honey

Question

Is this an authentic Hadith:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “By Him in whose hand is my soul, eat honey, for there is no house in which honey is kept for which the angels will not ask for mercy.”

 

Answer

This narration is recorded in Isma’ilis Al Mu’jam on the authority of Sayyiduna Salman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) as part of a longer narration.

However, the Muhaddithun have declared the narration a fabrication. It is therefore not suitable to quote.

(Refer: Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 239 and Tadhkiratul Mawdu’at of al Fatani, pg. 150)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar