Is this Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever sacrifices an animal [for udhiyah/qurbani] with a happy heart, anticipating reward for his sacrifice, it will serve as a veil/barrier against the fire.”
Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Hasan ibn ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).
(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 2736)
‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared one of the narrators a liar. The narration is therefore not suitable to quote.
(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 4 pg. 17. Also see: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 4 pg. 163, number: 3633)
See another suitable virtue of udhiyah here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
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