Is the following Hadith suitable to quote?

ألا أدلكم على دائكم ودوائكم، ألا إن داءكم الذنوب، ودواؤكم الاستغفار



Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and has declared [narrators in the chain] unknown (بإسناد مجهول).

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 6746)


Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has also recorded a similar narration as the statement of Qatadah (rahimahullah).

Qatadah (rahimahullah) said: “The Quran shows you the sickness as well as the cure. The sickness is your sins and the cure is seeking forgiveness [istighfar].”

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 6745)


‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has indicated towards the weakness of the first version and states that the second version (i.e. the statement of Qatadah) seems to be more correct.

(Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 468)


The narration should therefore be quoted as the statement of Qatadah (rahimahullah).


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar