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Is this Hadith suitable to quote? What is meant by ‘سنده لين’? (Mirqat)
The Hadith is suitable to quote.
Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) and Imam Ibn Abi ‘Asim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared the chain slightly weak. Mulla ‘Ali Al Qari (rahimahullah) has also declared the chain slightly weak, as alluded to in your question.
‘سنده لين’ means it’s chain is slightly weak.
(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 5899, Mirqatul Mafatih, Hadith: 4452. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 5 pg. 163 and Musnadush Shamiyyin, Hadith: 652)
Also see here.
Whoever dies his hair black, Allah Ta’ala will blacken his face on the Day of Qiyamah.
For more on the ruling of dying the hair black, kindly refer to a reputable Mufti/Darul Ifta.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar