Can you provide the authenticity of this Hadith?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Any Muslim who will desert/abandon a Muslim who is confronted with a situation wherein his respect and honour is being violated, Allah Ta’ala will desert him in a situation when [he will be in need] of His help. Any Muslim who will come to the aid/defence of a Muslim in a situation wherein his respect and honour is being violated, Allah will assist him in a situation when [he will be in need] of His help.”
Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. The chain consists of an unknown narrator and therefore this particular chain will be deemed weak.
(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4850)
However, Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded a corroborating narration which ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared sound (hasan). The Hadith in question could therefore be graded sound due to corroboration (hasan li ghayrihi).
(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 8637, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 267)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar