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Another narration regarding sharpening the blade before slaughtering

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once passed by a man who placed his foot on the side of a sheep, as he sharpened his blade. The sheep was observing this. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Why didn’t you [do this] before or would you like to kill it twice?”

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 11916, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 3614)

 

‘Allamah Mundhiri and ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahumallah) have declared the narrators reliable. (rijaluhu rijalus sahih)

(Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 156 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 4 pg. 33)

 

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has also recorded this Hadith with slight variation in the wording. He has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 231)

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar