I am looking for this Hadith and the Arabic wording:
“They liked for a man to be fair between his children, even in the kisses.”
Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of the Tabi’i; Ibrahim An Nakha’i (rahimahullah) who said:
“They [The Sahabah radiyallahu ‘anhum] liked to treat their children equally even when it came to kissing them.”
(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah: 31642)
Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) has graded the chain authentic (sahih).
(Footnotes on Musannaf: 31642)
عن إبراهيم قال : كانوا يستحبون أن يعدل الرجل بين ولده حتى في القبل
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar