The best gift a father can bestow on his child

Question

Kindly provide the source and authenticity of the following narration:

“The best thing a father can give his son is good manners”

 

Answer

 

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) and others have recorded the following narration:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is reported to have said,

” There is no gift that a father gives his child more virtuous than good manners.”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1952)

 

Imam Tirmidhi has declared the Hadith as weak. The Hadith however, is suitable to quote as is the ruling of Hadiths of this nature.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar