What is the authenticity of this Hadith?
“Islam consists of eight portions; Islam, Salah, Zakah, Fasting, Hajj, Enjoining good, Prohibiting evil and Jihad in the path of Allah. Certainly one who does not [hold on] to one share is at a loss”
Imam Bazzar (rahimahullah) has recorded this as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) on the authority of Sayyiduna Hudhayfah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
Hafiz Haythami (rahimahullah) states that there is a narrator in this chain whose credibility is debated; he has been deemed reliable by some Muhaddithun and weak according to others.
(Musnad Bazzar; Kashful Astar, Hadith: 336, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 1 pg. 38)
Imam Bazzar and others have also recorded this narration as the statement of Sayyiduna Hudhayfah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a reliable chain. Imam Daraqutni, ‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahumallah) and others are of the view that this version is more correct.
(Musnad Bazzar, Kashful Astar, Hadith: 337, Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 518/519)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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