What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“If anyone disputes knowingly about something which is false he remains in the displeasure of Allah till he desists”



This is recorded as part of a longer Hadith in the following Hadith collections:

  1. Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3592
  2. Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 70
  3. Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 27

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar