Please authenticate this Hadith.
It appears in a Hadith that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:
Surah An’am, the whole of it, was revealed at one time. Such was the majesty of its revelation that seventy thousand (70 000) angels followed behind it reciting tasbih [glorifying Allah].
This Hadith is recorded by Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) in his Al-Mu’jamus Saghir, vol. pg. .
’Allamah Haythami and Hafiz ibn Hajar (rahimahumallah) have pointed out a weak narrator in the chain.
(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.7 pg.19-20 and Al-Kafish Shaff, Hadith: 386)
Despite the weak chain, there are several other supports for this.
Refer: Tafsir Ibn Kathir, beginning of Surah An’am and Majma’uz zawaid, vol.7 pg.19-20.
The Hadith is suitable to quote.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar