Is this Hadith reliable?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
Musa (‘alayhis salam) said, O my Rabb! Who among Your servants is the most respected to you? Allah Ta’ala said: ‘One who has the power (to punish), yet forgives’
Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a weak chain.
(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 7974. Refer: Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 3145)
The Hadith is suitable to quote.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar