Is the following Hadith authentic?
‘Abdullah ibn Ja’far reports from Halimah Sa’diyyah, Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wet nurse, who said, “…Amina said to me, ‘Something tremendous shall come of this son of mine; never did I bear a load that was lighter or filled with more blessings than him. As I was giving birth to him, I saw a light resembling a comet that shone from me and lit up the necks of the camels from Busra [Bostra] to the Levant, and when I bore him he did not come out as other newborns do, rather, he came out placing his hands on the ground and with his head raised upwards toward the heavens….'”
Imam Ibn Hibban, Imam Abu Ya’la and Imam Tabarani (rahimahumullah) have recorded this as part of a lengthy Hadith. Imam Ibn Hibban has declared the Hadith authentic and Hafiz Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators of Abu Ya’la and Tabarani reliable.
(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 6335, Musnad Abu Ya’la, Hadith: 7163, Al Mu’jamul Kabir, vol. 24, Hadith: 545, with difference in the wording, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 221)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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