Hadeeth 'My Companions are like stars' is not Saheeh
Fatwa No: 10986

  • Fatwa Date:10-11-2007 - Thul-Qi'dah 1, 1428
  • Rating:

Question

Is the Hadeeth where the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said that his, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, companions guide people to the truth as the stars guide people to the light Saheeh?

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.

The scholars  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them have graded this Hadeeth as very Dha‘eef. Some scholars  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them have even ruled it as fabricated: Ahmad, Ibn ‘Abd Al-Barr and Ibn Hazm  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them are among those who graded this Hadeeth as Dha‘eef. Al-Albaani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said that this Hadeeth is fabricated.

Allaah Knows best.

Related Fatwa