A baseless hadeeth about man slapping his wife on her face
Fatwa No: 332263

  • Fatwa Date:19-9-2016 - Thul-Hijjah 17, 1437
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Question

Assalaamu alaykum. I was reading one of the articles and the author used the following hadith: "If any man slaps his wife on her face once, Allaah Almighty commands the angel of Hell to slap him on his very face seventy times with the Hell Fire." (http://www.islamweb.net/womane/nindex.php?page=readart&id=165347). I cannot seem to find that hadith anywhere. Is it authentic? 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 ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

There is no such hadeeth cited in any of the Sunnah books that we have at hand, so it is impermissible to attribute it to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. The article in reference was not produced by the Islamweb staff; rather, it was published on Islamweb by a brother and  has been removed. May Allaah reward you for notifying us about it.

Allaah knows best.

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