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A fabricated Hadith on the punishment for backbiting

What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“I know of some inhabitants of Jahannam, fire will enter through their ears and exit through their mouth, and enter through their mouth and exit through the ears. A thunderous roar will resonate from their bellies, like the sound of a flood. They are those who would backbite, pursue and search for the faults of others”


Backbiting and fault finding are major sins and should be avoided at all costs.

As far as the narration in question is concerned, Imam Daylami (rahimahullah) has recorded it with a chain that consists of a fabricator.

‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has cited this narration in his book on fabricated narrations.

The Hadith should not be quoted.

(Musnadul Firdaws, Hadith: 164, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 3 pg. 215, number: 5827, Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 664, Hadith: 792 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 313)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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