Is the following a Hadith?
“There are four characteristic of the Messengers; Modesty, using ‘itr [fragrance], using the Miswak, and marriage”
Yes. This is a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) recorded by Imams Tirmidhi, Ahmad, Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah and other Muhaddithun.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1080, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 421, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 1813)
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan). Also see Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah’s annotations on Ibn Abi Shaybah.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar