What is the authenticity of this Hadith?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Khuraym Al Asadi is an amazing person. [There are two issues that need to be rectified]; If it were not for his long hair and his trousers dangling below his trousers.”
Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this as party of a longer narration. The part in question is as follows:
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Khuraym [ibn Fatik] Al Asadi is a wonderful man. [There are just two issues]; If it were not for his hair which is too long [which reached his shoulders] and his pants that hang below his ankles.’ The narrator continues, ‘This news reached Khuraym (radiyallahu ‘anhu) who immediately took a blade and cut his hair till his earlobes and lifted his lower garment to the middle of his shin…'”
(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4086)
‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah) has declared the chain sound but has indicated towards the difference of opinion on one narrator.
(رواه أبو داود بإسناد حسن إلا قيس بن بشر، فاختلفوا في توثيقه وتضعفيه وقد روى له مسلم)
(Riyadus Salihin, Hadith: 811)
The narration is suitable to quote.
See here for another part of the Hadith.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar