Hadith : Allah “looks at both spouses with Mercy” ?

  • Status : EXTREMELY WEAK

It is often reported from romantics across social websites the following hadeeth (often with a touching pic) :

“When a husband and wife look at each other with love, Allah looks at both with Mercy” [Bukhari 6:19 & Tirmidhi 14:79].

The problem is that if you check both Sahih al-Bukhari and Sunan ut Tirmidhi, there is no such narration there !

It is rather found in Imam Suyûtî’s al-Jâmi` al-Saghîr, and seemingly taken from Rafi`i’s book entitled ‘al-Târîkh’ (the history, ie not a book of hadith), and is considered very weak by scholars of hadith (various scholars concur on this). There is especially one arrator in the above hadith who has been declared by many Muhaddithun as a liar and fabricator. This hadith is therefore not suitable to be quoted. (See Lisanul Mizan, vol. 2 pg. 181). Shaykh Ahmad Siddiq Al Ghumari (rahimahullah) has classified the narration in question as baseless and a fabrication (baatilun Mawdu’). (Al Mudawi, vol. 2 pg. 388)

Benefit of the doubts is given to the one who sourced it wrongly, but now that you know it is not authentic, simply avoid quoting it.

I’m a wanna be romantic and I still want to quote this hadith since some only consider it ‘weak’ and a weak hadith can always be quoted for fadha’il right ?

NO.

‘Ulamas have explained that for using a Da’if (weak) hadith, it is absolutely necessary that, among the three well-known conditions, the narration may not be mawdhu OR its weakness not be too important. In the aforementioned narration, some muhadditheen considered it so weak that they deemed it to be mawdhu (or fabricated).

So the weakness is important thus cannot be quoted.

If you still have some doubt on quoting very weak reports, consider this saying of the Prophet  ‘Whoever narrates such a Hadith from me regarding whose authenticity he doubts, then he is also from the liars.’ (Sahih Muslim Vol.1 Pg.6)

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Nevertheless, the meaning is right and is supported from other authentic ahadith.

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4 Comments on “Hadith : Allah “looks at both spouses with Mercy” ?”


  1. if hadees is weak.it does mean its nt a hadees n moreovr dats true n narrated in bukhari n tirmizi…
    Allah rehmat ki.nazar se dekhta hai jab shohar aur ehliye ek dusre ko.pyar se dekhe to

    • Abdullah Says:

      Assalamu ‘alaykum,

      brother have you read what is written in the post ?
      A hadith that is EXCESSIVELY WEAK CANNOT be quoted, because it is tantamount to lying on the Prophet ﷺ.

      And if you have references for this hadith in bukhari & tirmidhi please provide it because the 2 ‘ulamas mentioned did not find it there, may be you will.


  2. Assalamualikum, woulld like to contact the author of this blog.. to request to check 2-3 pages of famous hadiths – which were supposed to be printed as a booklet. One of teh hadith was the above alhamdulilah we removed. would be kind of u to mail at my email id so that I can send it – just a bit urgent ajmal.doc@gmail.com

    • Abdullah Says:

      Wa ‘alaykum assalam brother,

      Please note I am just a layman I don’t have any knowledge on the subject. I only copy-pasted from Shuyukh and mufti’s websites.

      You might want to contact the ifta websites I have mentioned in the sources of my articles, there you would find competent shuyukh who can assist you in authenticating the ahadith. Then you may also share it with me.

      Take care,
      Wassalam.


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