Is the following Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, Jibril (‘alayhis salam) repeatedly emphasized upon me to resort to cupping to the extent that I feared that cupping will be made compulsory.


Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “…..Jibrail (‘alayhis salam) advised me to resort to cupping to such an extent that I thought cupping is extremely necessary.

(Daylami, Hadith: 2599)

ِAlthough some Muhaddithun have cited this narration in their commentaries of Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah’s) Shamail, I have not been able to locate a chain of narrators for this narration. I am therefore unable to comment on it’s authenticity. One should abstain from quoting a narration until the authenticity can be verified.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best


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