“Do not insult Arabs” is not a Hadeeth
Fatwa No: 10503

Question

Did the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, forbid insulting Arabs because he, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was an Arab? Who narrated this Hadeeth?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

 

We did not find any Hadeeth with this meaning, whether Saheeh, Hasan or Dha‘eef. The closest to this meaning is a Hadeeth indicating that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, encouraged the love of Arabs because he  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) was an Arab, the language of the Quran is Arabic, and the inhabitants of Paradise speak Arabic. Al-Haakim, At-Tabaraani, Al-Bayhaqi and Al-‘Uqayli  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them narrated this Hadeeth on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbaas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him. Al-Albaani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said that this Hadeeth is fabricated.

Allaah Knows best.

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