Is this Hadith authentic?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“On the first night of Dhul Hijjah, Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) was born. Whomsoever fasts on that day it will be an atonement for eighty years sins.”
This narration appears in Musnadul Firdaws. However, the chain consists of a fabricator. It is therefore not suitable to quote.
(Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 1 pg. 468/469, Hadith: 567-568, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 165. See another part of this Hadith here)
See other suitable Hadiths regarding the virtue of fasting the first nine days of Dhul Hijjah here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar