What is the status of the following narration?
“Are you women not satisfied with the fact that when one of you is pregnant from her husband, and he is pleased with her, that her reward is the same as a fasting person who is steadfast and dedicated to the path of Allah”
(Al Mu’jamul Awsat)
Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith as part of a lengthier narration which discusses the rewards a woman receives when giving birth and when she suckles her child.
(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 6729)
However, this Hadith has been recorded with an extremely weak chain. In fact, the Muhaddithun have declared the Hadith a fabrication.
(Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 3 pg. 268 -6029-, Al La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 148,Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 204 and Al Fawaidul Majmu’ah, pg. 115)
The Hadith should therefore not be quoted.
See the full narration here
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar