Good character even with disbelievers

Question

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

“Allah revealed to Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam), O dear friend! Have good morals even when dealing with disbelievers, and you shall be among the righteous for I have said before that those with good morals I shall keep them under the shade of my throne, give them to drink [in Jannah] and house them near me”

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 6502)

 

‘Allamah Mundhiri has indicated towards the weakness of this narration (رُوِيَ) and Hafiz Haythami has declared a narrator of the above Hadith weak.

(Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 406/7, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 20)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar