What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?
Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Verily the angels shake hands with the hajis arriving in Makkah mounted [on a conveyance] and embrace those arriving on foot.”
Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith in Shu’abul Iman. However, the chain consists of an unreliable narrator.
(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 3805. Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 4 pg. 299/300, number: 7867, Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 2124 and Al Mudawi, Hadith: 983)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar