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The virtue of Rajab over the other months

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Please advise on the authenticity of this

“The virtue of Rajab over the rest of the months as the virtue of the Quran over other words.”

 

Answer

This narration appears in Musnadul Firdaws on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The virtue of Rajab over other months is like the virtue of the Quran over other speech.”

(Musnadul Firdaws, Hadith: 4350)

 

However, ‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has cited this narration in his book on fabricated Hadiths. Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared a similar narration a fabrication.

(Refer: Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 1 pg. 458, Hadith: 556, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 160-161 and Tabyinul ‘Ajab, pg. 25, Hadith: 8)

 

The Hadith is therefore not suitable to quote.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad 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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