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abuhajira

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Tha'laba ibn Hatib | Fabricated story of his hypocrisy
« on: April 29, 2015, 10:34:13 AM »
Quote from: shatibi
:salam:

There is a famous story of a man named Tha'labah, who used to be poor and occupied the masjid. He once asked Nabi :saw: to ask Allah for wealth.... eventually, there came a point in which he stopped coming to the masjid, then refused to pay his Zakaah, in the end being rejected by Allah :taala: (may Allah :taala: protect us all).

What is the authenticity of this narration?

:jazak:

Quote from: Mufti Husain
:ws:

It is a fabrication.
A few booklets have been written on the subject, showing its spuriousness.

Title:

ثعلبة بن حاطب: الصحابي المفترى عليه
Author:
محمود عداب الحمش

Publisher:
دار الفتح للدراسات

Quote from: Hadith Answers
Question

Is the famous incident about Sayyiduna Tha’labah ibn Hatib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) asking Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to make du’a that Allah Ta’ala increase his wealth and him not paying zakah after becoming wealthy authentic?

Answer

Despite this narration being widely quoted, it is unauthentic and not suitable to quote.

Hafiz ibn Hajar and Hafiz Haythami (rahimahumallah) have classified the chain of narrators as very weak.

(See: Al Kafish Shafi of Hafiz ibn Hajar (rahimahullah), pg. 132 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 32. Also see Al Isabah, vol. 1 pg. 516)

One should bear in mind that Sayyiduna Tha’labah ibn Hatib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) is a veteran of Badr. Those Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) that participated in the battle of Badr hold a lofty status. This sort of narration is in total contrast to his status.

‘Allamah Qurtubi (rahimahullah) and Hafiz ibn ‘Abdil Barr (rahimahullah) have echoed similar sentiments.

(See: Tafsir Al Qurtubi, Surah: 9, verses: 75-78. Also see the footnotes of Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah) on Al Ajwibatul Fadilah, pgs. 107-108 and 137-138)

Another suitable version

Some Mufassirun have cited a similar narration on the authority of Mujahid (rahimahullah) that two men had said : “If Allah blesses us with wealth we will give abundant zakat/ charity. When Allah Ta’ala bestowed them with wealth they became miserly”

(Tafsir Ibn Abi Hatim, Surah: 9, verse: 75)

This narration should be quoted instead.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

Verified by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


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