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.’


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