Is this Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)
“Honour those who honour you even if it be a habashi slave”
The full Hadith is as follows:
“Humiliate/despise those who humiliate you even if it be a free Qurashi person and honour those who honour you even if it be an Abyssinian slave”
However, the chain consists of a fabricator. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.
(Refer: Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 679, Hadith: 816 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 315)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar