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Do not swear or speak ill of the deceased

Question

What is the level of authenticity of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do not swear/speak ill of the dead thereby causing harm to the living [i.e the relatives of the deceased].”

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Mughirah ibn Shu’bah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1982)

 

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 3022)

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar