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The virtue of Rajab over the other months

Question

Please advise on the authenticity of this

“The virtue of Rajab over the rest of the months as the virtue of the Quran over other words.”

 

Answer

This narration appears in Musnadul Firdaws on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The virtue of Rajab over other months is like the virtue of the Quran over other speech.”

(Musnadul Firdaws, Hadith: 4350)

 

However, ‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has cited this narration in his book on fabricated Hadiths. Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared a similar narration a fabrication.

(Refer: Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 1 pg. 458, Hadith: 556, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 160-161 and Tabyinul ‘Ajab, pg. 25, Hadith: 8)

 

The Hadith is therefore not suitable to quote.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar