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Whoever gives me the good news of Safar departing…

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I need to know if this Hadith is authentic:

‘Anyone who gives me the good news that he survived Safar, I will give him the good news of that person’s entering Paradise.’

 

Answer

The actual words are:

 “Whoever gives me the good news of Safar departing, I will give him the good news of him entering paradise.”

Some people quote it with the words; “Whoever gives me the good news of the commencement of Rabi’ul Awwal.”

(These are both the same as Rabi’ul Awwal follows Safar, so the departing of Safar actually means the starting of Rabi’ul Awwal)

This narration is classified as a fabrication By Imam Saghani (rahimahullah) and Mulla ‘Ali Qari (rahimahullah).

‘Allamah ‘Ajluni (rahimahullah) concurs with their decision.

See Kashful Khafa Hadith: 2416

 

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Answered 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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