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An unreliable virtue of a generous person

Question

What is the status of the following Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“A generous person will smell the fragrance of Jannah from a distance of 1000 years away and the generous person receives the reward of a Nabi each day. The Mercy of Allah never terminates upon such a person.”

 

Answer

‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has cited this narration in his book on fabricated Hadiths.

(Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 765, Hadith: 961, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 144)

 

This narration is therefore not suitable to quote, despite the fact that generosity is indeed a laudable quality.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar