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Reward for offering a pillow?

Question

What is status of following narration?

يا سلمان ما من مسلم يدخل على أخيه المسلم فيلقي له وسادة إكراما له إلا غفر الله له

 

Answer

Imam Hakim and Tabarani (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 3 pg. 599, Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 1599).

 

‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith unreliable (خبر ساقط).

(Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 3 pg. 245/246, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 6 pg. 171. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 174)

 

Translation

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “O Salman! No Muslim enters upon his Muslim brother who then passes him a pillow/cushion honouring him, except that Allah will forgive him.”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar