Is the following Hadith authentic?
Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
‘The Haji shall intercede on behalf of four hundred families or he said four hundred people from his family, and verily he returns from Hajj (sinless) as on the day his mother gave birth to him‘
Imam Bazzar (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration. Imam ‘Abdur Razzaq As San’ani (rahimahullah) has also recorded a longer version.
(Musnad Al Bazzar, Hadith: 3196 and Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 8807)
One of the narrators of the above Hadith has been blamed by the Muhaddithun for another fabricated Hadith which he has reported.
In addition to him, there are other unknown narrators (majhul) in the chain of the Hadith in question. Caution therefore demands that the narration in question not be quoted.
(Refer: Kitabud Du’afa of ‘Uqayli, vol. 3 pg. 294, Al Mughni Fid Du’afa, vol. 1 pg. 558 and Lisanul Mizan, vol. 4 pg. 540 -number 4354)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
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