Is this Hadith sahih?
On one occasion Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) addressed Sayyidah ‘Aishah (radiyallahu’anha) with the words: “O Humayra, do you wish to watch them?” [The Ethiopians demonstrating their spears]
Imam Nasai (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. Hafiz Ibn Kathir and Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahumallah) have classified the chain as authentic (sahih).
(Al-Ijabah of ‘Allamah Zarkashi, pg.38 and Fathul Bari, Hadith: 950. Also see footnotes of Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah) on Al-Masnu’, pg.212)
See here for reason they were demonstrating their weapons.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar