Is this Hadith authentic?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Indeed, Jannah desires three [people]; ‘Ali, ‘Ammar, and Salman (radiyallahu ‘anhum).”
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3797)
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasanun gharib). Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs.
(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 3 pg. 137)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
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