Report falsely claimed to be hadeeth qudsi
Fatwa No: 320887

  • Fatwa Date:2-4-2016 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 24, 1437
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Question

Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah. There is a so-called hadith that circulates around the internet and has been shared in Islamic groups. I would like to know its authenticity as people are claiming it to be a hadith Qudsi. It says that Allaah, The Exalted, said, “If you never felt pain or experienced problems, how would you know that I am the Healer? If you never made a mistake, how would you know that I am the Forgiver? If you never got hurt, how would you know that I am the Comforter? If your life was perfect, then why would you need Me?” Hadith Qudsi. May Allaah reward you.

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 ʻalayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger. 

After careful research, we could not find this report to which you referred as a hadeeth in the sources and references available to us. In fact, it is neither an authentic nor a weak hadeeth. Hence, you should beware of circulating such reports before verifying their authenticity. The Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, said, “Whoever narrates a hadeeth from me thinking it to be false, then he is one of the liars.” [Muslim, Ahmad, At-Tirmithi and Ibn Maajah - Al-Albaani graded it saheeh (sound)]

Ibn Hibbaan  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him wrote in the introduction of his book Al-Majrooheen, “The general indication of this hadeeth applies to whoever narrates a report while doubting that it is authentically attributable to the Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam.

Ibn Hajar Al-Haytami  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him was once asked about an imaam who deliverers the Friday sermon every Friday narrating many ahaadeeth without identifying their sources or chain of narrators. He  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him answered:

It is permissible for him to narrate ahaadeeth without stating their sources and chains of narration provided that he is knowledgeable of the science of hadeeth or that he is citing them from a hadeeth book whose author is knowledgeable of the science of hadeeth. As for narrating reports merely because they are cited in books that are not composed by scholars of hadeeth or mentioned in sermons delivered by lecturers who are not knowledgeable in this area of Islamic knowledge, this is impermissible. Whoever does so should be subject to severe discretionary punishment (taʻzeer).” [Al-Fataawa Al-Hadeethiyyah]

Allaah knows best.

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