Hadith Query

Q: Is the following Hadith saheeh? The prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said “I have no connection with one who shaves (His Beard), shouts and tears his clothing eg. in grief or affication.” – Reported by Abu Darda (R.A) (Saheeh Muslim)


A: This Hadeeth is is authentic. It is with respect to nohah – wailing and lamenting in the old pagan style.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن عبد الله قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ليس منا من ضرب الخدود أو شق الجيوب أو دعا بدعوى الجاهلية (صحيح مسلم #103)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)