Is this narration authentic?
Narrated Qays ibn Sa’d:
I went to al-Hirah and saw them (the people) prostrating themselves before a satrap of theirs, so I said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has most right to have prostration made before him. When I came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), I said: I went to al-Hirah and saw them prostrating themselves before a satrap of theirs, but you have most right, Messenger of Allah, that we prostrate before you. He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied: ‘Tell me, if you were to pass my grave, would you prostrate yourself before it?’ I said: ‘No.’ He then said: ‘Do not do so. If I were to command anyone to make prostration before another I would command women to prostrate themselves before their husbands, because of the special right over them given to husbands by Allah.
Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith.
(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 2133)
Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs.
(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 187. Also see: Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 55)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar