Please verify the authenticity of this Hadith:

“Allah the Almighty revealed to Dawud (‘alayhis salam), ‘O Dawud fear me just as a predatory animal is feared”



‘Allamah ‘Iraqi (rahimahullah) has stated that he has not come across any basis for this [as a Hadith of Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam].

Imam Ghazali (rahimahullah) has indicated that this is sourced from Historical sources [Israiliyyat].

(Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 3850)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,

Historical narrations of this nature may be quoted.


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar