I would like to know if the following is authentic as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?
“Rajab is Allah’s month, Sha’ban is my month, and Ramadan is my nation’s month.”
This narration has been declared unreliable by the Hadith masters.
(Refer: Talkhisu Kitabil Mawdu’at: 433 and 507, Al Manarul Munif, pg. 95, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 90. Also see: Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 4411, Al Asrarul Marfu’ah, pg. 438 and Tabyinul ‘Ajab, pg. 25/26)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar