What is the authenticity of this Hadith?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The maternal aunt is in the position of the mother” [i.e. when it comes to showing compassion and taking care of a child]
Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. The Hadith is therefore authentic.
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2699-4251)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar