Passing one’s hand on the head of an orphan on ‘Aashura

Question

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Pass your hand over the head of an orphan on the day of ‘Aashura, it will be as though you have done good to the orphans of the entire Ummah.”

 

Answer

The Muhaddithun have declared this Hadith a fabrication. The Hadith is therefore not suitable to quote.

(Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 151, Al Atharul Marfu’ah, pg. 97)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar