What is the authenticity of this narration?
Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) once sent Sayyidah Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha) to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to ask for some food as they were starving. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) told her that a fire was not lit [to cook food] in his own house for the past thirty days. He then offered to give her some goats or to teach her five words which Jibril (‘alayhis salam) had taught Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). These words were
- Ya Awwalal Awwalin
- Ya Akhiral Akhirin
- Ya Dhal Quwwatil Matin
- Ya Rahimal Masakin
- Ya Arhamar Rahimin
Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with a weak chain.
(Kitabud Du’a, Hadith: 1047)
However, the Hadith is suitable to quote as is the rule with Hadiths of this nature.
(Also see: Kanzul ‘Ummal, Hadith: 16681)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar