- Status : FABRICATED / UNRELIABLE
Here is the oft-quoted ‘hadith’ :
The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said that, ‘When I was taken into the sky then the earth started to cry because of my separation. When I was coming back from the ascension then my perspiration dripped on the earth, from which a red rose grew, whosoever wants to smell my fragrance, smell a red rose.’
Imâm As-Suyûtî (RA) has classified this narration as fabricated since there are many narrators in the chain of narration who are unknown. Furthermore, another narration with a similar meaning is narrated through another chain. In this chain, Muhammed bin Sadaqah and Muhammed bin Tamīm are unknown. Also in the chain is Hasan bin Alî Al-Adawî who is known to fabricate narrations.
There is another narration in a similar context stating that the white rose was created from the sweat of Nabī Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam. Hereunder is the narration:
The white rose was created from my sweat on the night of ascension, and the red rose was created from the sweat of Jibrâ’îl, and the yellow rose was created from the sweat of Al-Burâq. (Al-La’âlî Al-Masnû’ah, Vol. 2, Page 234: Dār Al-Kutub Al-Ilmiyah)
It is quoted that Imâm An-Nawawî (RA) said this narration is not authentic and Hafiz Ibn Al-Hajar (RA) is quoted to have claimed it to be fabricated. Furthermore Al-Allāmah As-Suyûtî (RA) has included this narration in his compilation on fabricated Ahādīth due to the narrator Hasan bin Ali Al-Maqdisi, who is Muttaham (accused).
Nevertheless, there are other authentic narrations in which the description of Nabî ﷺ‘s blessed sweat is reported, which can be read here for example.