Is the following story a fabrication?
Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) had misplaced her needle one night and could not locate it. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) smiled and a light emerged from the blessed mouth of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) which brightened up the room, resulting in Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) finding her needle.
Hafiz Ibn ‘Asakir (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in Tarikh Dimashq.
(Tarikh Dimashq, vol. 3 pg. 175)
‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has indicated that this Hadith is a fabrication. ‘Allamah Al Muhaddith ‘Abdul Hayy Al Lakhnawi (rahimahullah) has also classified this story as a fabrication. He states that this narration is not established at all.
(Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 4 pg. 319, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 8 pg. 39 and Al Atharul Marfu’ah, pg. 45)
The Hadith therefore is not suitable to quote.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar