Is this narration authentic?
‘Awf ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says:
‘Once whilst sleeping in a Masjid in Ariha, I awoke suddenly to notice a lion coming towards me.I lunged for my weapon. The lion addressed me saying that he had been sent to deliver a message. I inquired as to whom had sent him. The lion replied that Allah had sent him to instruct me to inform Mu’awiyah ibn Abi Sufyan (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that he was of the people of Jannah.
Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with a weak chain.
(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 686, volume: 19. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 9 pg. 357)
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