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Pronunciation of the Hadith on gifting

Question

What is the correct pronunciation of the following Hadith?

تهادوا تحابوا

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Give gifts to each other, you will love each other”

 

Answer

Mulla ‘Ali Al Qari (rahimahullah) writes regarding the pronunciation of تهادوا: ‘With a fathah on the ta (ت) and dal (د) without a tashdid’

And regarding تحابوا: ‘With a fathah on ta (ت), dhammah and tashdid on ba (ب). i.e. تَهَادَوْا تَحَابُّوا

(Mirqatul Mafatih, Hadith: 4693, Lama’atut Tanqih: 4693. Also see: Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 3373)

 

Note: The commentators have also mentioned other possible pronunciations.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar