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Loving the Arabs is part of Iman

Question

Is the following narration authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘The love for the Arabs is faith and hatred for them is disbelief. One who loved the Arabs, loves me and one who hates the Arabs, hates me.’

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a very weak chain.

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 2558. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 27)

Loving the Arabs has been encouraged in many narrations. There are numerous supporting narrations proving that we ought to love the Arabs.  See here for more.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar