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A narration about a father teaching his child etiquette

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Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “It is better for a father to discipline/teach etiquette to his son than to give one entire measure (one sa’) of charity.”


Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Jabir ibn Samurah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and has declared the Hadith weak.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1951)

‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have declared a narrator of this Hadith very weak.

(Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 72, Faydul Qadir, 7210 and Mawdu’atus Saghani, Hadith: 59)

The narration is suited for practice as there are other broader supports too.

Also see here.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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