What is the authenticity of the Hadith which states that if you say ‘bismillah’ and read durud (salutations) before sitting in a gathering, Allah Ta’ala will appoint Angels to protect you from backbiting?
This Hadith is part of a lengthy fabricated narration which was a supposed conversation between Khadir and Ilyas (‘alayhimas salam) stating that they heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) narrate approximately twenty two (22) Hadiths.
This Hadith is not suitable to quote.
(Refer: Al Qawlul Badi’, pg. 283-285)
See here for another portion of this Hadith will all the relevant references.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar