Is this Hadith authentic?
The Prophets used to enter the Haram walking barefoot. They would make Tawaf of the Ka’bah and complete all the rituals barefoot and walking.
Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) with a weak chain.
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 2939. Refer: Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 982 and Taqribut Tahdhib, 6460)
The narration is suitable to quote for the purpose of encouraging people to respect and honour the Ka’bah and Haram.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar