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First to inform people about Ramadan – Fabricated Hadith

 

 Question:

The following Hadith is widespread over the internet and I would like to know whether these are the words of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam):

“If one informs another about Ramadan first, then hell fire will become forbidden for that individual”

I couldn’t find the reference. Is this Hadith fabricated?

 

Answer:

I haven’t seen this in any Hadith.

There is a fabricated Hadith like this one regarding the commencement of the month of Rabi’ul Awwal. See hadith below:

WHOEVER GIVES ME THE GOOD NEWS OF SAFAR DEPARTING…

Question

I need to know if this Hadith is authentic:

‘Anyone who gives me the good news that he survived Safar, I will give him the good news of that person’s entering Paradise.’

Answer

The actual words are:

 “Whoever gives me the good news of Safar departing, I will give him the good news of him entering paradise.”

Some people quote it with the words; “Whoever gives me the good news of the commencement of Rabi’ul Awwal.”

(These are both the same as Rabi’ul Awwal follows Safar, so the departing of Safar actually means the starting of Rabi’ul Awwal)

This narration is classified as a fabrication By Imam Saghani (rahimahullah) and Mulla ‘Ali Qari (rahimahullah).

‘Allamah ‘Ajluni (rahimahullah) concurs with their decision.

See Kashful Khafa Hadith: 2416

 

It’s possible that some people have misquoted this fabrication.

As a precaution, one should avoid quoting the Hadith in question until it can be validated.

Note: I haven’t seen any Hadith promising Jannah for merely being the first to break the news of anything.

‘Being the first’ to broadcast news/views is a trait synonymous to social media and not religion!

In Islam we are encouraged to be the first to practice on whatever good we hear or learn. Therefore, before we pass on any authentic quote of Islam, we should be first to inculcate it [or at least intend to do so], before broadcasting it.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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