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A Hadith on Jibril (‘alayhis salam) performing the nikah of Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha)

Is the following Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“O Fatimah! When I wished to get you married to ‘Ali, Allah ordered Jibril and all the Angels stood in rows. Jibril then addressed them and married you to ‘Ali”

 

Answer

‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has declared this Hadith a fabrication. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.

(Refer: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 3 pg. 331/332. Also see: Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 416/417)

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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