Is this Hadith authentic?
Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“The best of charity is when a Muslim man gains knowledge, and then he teaches it to his Muslim brother.”
Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith.
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 243)
‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain weak.
(Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 74. Also see: Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 98)
However, the Hadith is corroborated and suitable to quote. See here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar