Home | Authentication | Going in the path of Allah with strangers

Going in the path of Allah with strangers

Question

Is this narration authentic?

عن أنس بن مالك أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال لأكثم بن الجون الخزاعي يا أكثم اغز مع غير قومك يحسن خلقك وتكرم على رفقائك

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 2827)

 

However, the chain consists of an extremely weak narrator. Imam Abu Hatim Ar Razi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith unreliable (batil).

(Refer: Kitabul ‘Ilal, Hadith: 2398, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 1 pg. 524, number: 2082. Also see: Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 1970)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar