Is this Hadith authentic?
Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Every Nabi had a ‘wali’ [best friend] from among the Prophets. My Wali among them is my father Ibrahim, the Khalil [friend] of Allah”
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) and others have recorded this narration with a chain whose narrators are reliable. However the chain is broken (منقطع).
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2995)
The Hadith is suitable to quote.
(Also see Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 553)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
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