"When a husband and wife look at each other, Allaah looks at both of them with mercy"
Fatwa No: 173147

  • Fatwa Date:13-2-2012 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 21, 1433
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Question

Recently, many Islamic pages in facebook are posting a hadith which says : "When a husband and wife look at each other, Allah looks at both of them with mercy" ..and they give the reference "Bukhari 6:19 and Tirmidhi 14:79". Now, i found another page claiming that this hadith does not exist. Plz tell me whether the claim is true or not. JazakAllahu Khairan.

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.

This Hadeeth is neither found in Saheeh Al-Bukhari nor in Sunan At-Tirmithi nor in any other of the nine books of the Sunnah. As-Suyooti  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him mentioned it in his book entitled Al-Jaami’ As-Sagheer and he attributed it to Maysarah Ibn ‘Ali  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him who reported it in his Mashyakhah and Ar-Raafi’i  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him reported it in his book entitled At-Taareekh (history).

It is, in fact, a fabricated Hadeeth, as stated by Shaykh Al-Albaani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him in his book entitled Silsilatul Ahaadeeth Adh-Dha’eefah wa'l-Mawdhoo’ah.

Finally, it should be mentioned that one should investigate and ascertain in attributing Ahaadeeth to the books of Sunnah. Look how negligence here led to attributing a fabricated Hadeeth to Saheeh Al-Bukhari, which is in fact the most authentic book after the Book of Allaah The Almighty!

Allaah Knows best.

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