What is the authenticity of this Hadith?
Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“The Night of Decree is a calm night, neither hot nor cold and the sun arises on it [the next morning] red and feeble.” (Ibn Khuzaymah)
Imam Ibn Khuzaymah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith in his Sahih as you have mentioned. He has expressed reservation with regard to the authenticity of this particular chain.
(Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 2192)
However, this Hadith is supported by many similar corroborating narrations, of which one appears in Sahih Muslim (Hadith: 1169). Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) has further cited approximately six narrations. These narrations support and raise the grade of the Hadith in question. The Hadith in question is suitable to quote.
(Refer: Fathul Bari, under Hadith: 2017. Also see Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 2190 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 3688)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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