What is the status of the following Hadith?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“When a Muslim spends the night with his wife and makes the intention that if she falls pregnant, he will name the child Muhammad, then Allah Ta’ala will bless them with a male offspring. And Allah Ta’ala blesses the home in which there is someone named Muhammad”
‘Allamah Dhahabi and other Muhaddithun have declared this narration a fabrication. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.
(Refer: Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 174)
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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar