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Verification of a Hadith explaining the importance of cupping

Question

 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.

Answer

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

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar