Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever is able to marry and does not marry, is not of us.”



This Hadith has been recorded in a few Hadith collections. Among them are:

  1. Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 10376
  2. Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 16152
  3. Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 920, volume: 22

‘Allamah Mundhiri and Hafiz Haythami (rahimahumallah) have declared the chain sound (hasan) and mursal. [Wherein a Tabi’i reports directly from Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam].

(Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 43, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 4 pg. 251-252. Also see: marginal notes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah on Musannaf, Hadith: 16152 wherein Shaykh discusses the possibility of the Hadith being musnad and not mursal)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


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