Is this Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“When you see a man who abstains from the worldly pleasures and who speaks little, then stay close to him for he has been granted wisdom”
Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. ‘Allamah ‘Iraqi (rahimahullah) has graded the chain weak.
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4101, Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 166. Also see: Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1378 and Ithafus Sadah Al Muttaqin, vol. 9 pg. 325)
The Hadith is suitable to quote as is the case with Hadiths of this nature.
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.