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When a child says ‘Bismillah’

Question

Is the following an authentic narration?

It is reported from Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When the teacher says to a child, say ‘Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim’ and the child says so, the teacher, the child and the child’s parents are all freed from the fire of Jahannam.

 

Answer

The chain of narrators of this Hadith consists of a fabricator. The Muhaddithun have therefore declared this narration a fabrication.

(Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 252)

 

The narration is not suitable to quote.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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التخريج من المصادر العربية

تنزيه الشريعة (١/ ٢٥٢):  حديث: «المعلمون خير الناس كلما خلق الذكر جددوه، أعطوهم ولا تستأجروهم فتحرجوهم فإن المعلم إذا قال للصبي قل بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم وقال الصبي بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم كتب الله براءة للصبي وبراءة لوالديه وبراءة للمعلم من النار». (مر) من حديث ابن عباس وفيه الجويباري.