Is this Hadith reliable?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Poetry has the same status as prose, good poetry is like good speech and bad poetry is like bad speech/conversation”
This Hadith has been recorded with several chains. In addition to these chains supporting each other, ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the chain in Tabarani as sound (hasan).
The Hadith is suitable to quote.
(Al Adabul Mufrad, Hadith: 865, Sunan Daraqutni, Hadith: 4306-4309, Musnad Abu Ya’la, Hadith: 4760, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 7692. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 122. Also see: Al Adabul Mufrad, Hadith: 866)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar