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Announce the nikah

Question

Is this narration authentic?

أعلنوا النكاح

 

Answer

Yes it is.

This Hadith has been recorded with a few chains in the following Hadith collections:

  1. Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1895
  2. Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1089, with slight variation in the wording
  3. Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 5
  4. Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 4066
  5. Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 183

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs. Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has also declared the Hadith authentic. ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators of Musnad Ahmad reliable (thiqat)

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 4 pg. 289)

 

Translation

Announce the nikah [do not do it secretly]

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar