Is this Hadith authentic?
Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said that “Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) divorced Hafsah (radiyallahu ‘anha) but then remarried her.”
Imams Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Ibn Hibban and Hakim (rahimahumullah) have recorded this narration.
(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 2277, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 2016, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 4275, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 197)
Imams Ibn Hibban and Hakim (rahimahumallah) have declared the Hadith authentic. ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs. Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared the chain sound (hasan).
(Fathul Bari, under Hadith: 5191, vol. 9 pg. 286)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar