Is the following narration regarding the nikah of Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reliable and does it prove that it is sunnat for the bride’s family also to provide a meal?

عن أسماء بنت عميس رضي الله عنها قالت : أعطاني رسول الله آصعا من تمر ومن شعير فقال إذا دخلن عليك نساء الأنصار فأطعميهن منه




Sayyidatuna Asma bint ‘Umays (radiyallahu’anha) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) gave her a few kilograms of date and barley [after Sayyidah Fatimah’s nikah], and said to her: ‘Feed this to the women of the Ansar when they visit you.’


This Hadith is recorded by Imam Ahmad Ibn Mani’ with a weak and broken chain as stated by ‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) –da’if wa munqati’.

(Ithaful Khiyarah, Hadith: 4416)

Weak narrations of this kind cannot be used to establish rulings, like the one in question.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar