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


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar