Honour those who honour you even if it be a slave

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

“Honour those who honour you even if it be a habashi slave”



The full Hadith is as follows:

“Humiliate/despise those who humiliate you even if it be a free Qurashi person and honour those who honour you even if it be an Abyssinian slave”


However, the chain consists of a fabricator. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.

(Refer: Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 679, Hadith: 816 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 315)

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 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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