What is the authenticity of this Hadith?
أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم كان إذا صعد المنبر سلّم
Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu). ‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) has declared a narrator weak.
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1109. Refer: Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 366)
However, this narration does have corroboration.
(Refer: Nasbur Rayah, vol. 2 pg. 205/206)
Sayyiduna Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah reports: “When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would ascend the mimbar, he would greet.”
Note: I have merely answered your question regarding the authenticity of the narration in question. Kindly consult a Mufti/Darul Ifta for a Fiqh ruling.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar