status of hadith "faqru fakhri" (baseless)

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  1. Unbeknown

    Unbeknown Senior Moderator

    jazakAllahu khayran.

  2. Shihāb Dīn

    Shihāb Dīn New Member

    concerning Hadīth sharīf, the scholars commented on the Hadīth of the man who will recline on his ornamented couch, haughtily saying that the Qur'an alone suffices him:

    the significance of the ornamented couch is that these men will not leave their homes in search of knowledge. calamities will not befall a community amongst whom there is but one man who leaves his home in search of Hadīth. *
    this is a noble science and it's true students are noble people. ibn shihāb al zuhrī said:

    a HāfiZ is only born once every 40 years.**

    * the Hadīth & explanatory passage are not ad verbatim. i'll try and post more when i have the time.

    ** a HāfiZ is generally agreed to be someone who has memorised 100,000+ Hadīth. nonetheless, the general meaning of this citation demonstrates the rarity of Hadīth scholars in every age.


    Allāh knows best
  3. Shihāb Dīn

    Shihāb Dīn New Member

    Al Faqru Fakhrī wa bihi Aftakhiru
    'Poverty is my pride, and I pride myself on it.'

    HāfiZ ibn Hajar said: 'baseless; a fabrication.' he said in al Tamyīyz, quite similarly to al MaqāSid: 'amongst the insubstantial reports concerning Faqr is Tabrānī's report from shadād ibn aws, which he elevated: 'poverty is greater an ornament for a believer than beautiful side hairs on a horse's cheek.' ibn taymiyyah said: 'a lie.' it's chain is weak; and we know it is from the words of 'Abd al RaHmān bin Ziyād bin An'am, as ibn 'adī narrated in his Kāmil

    al Daylamī, like MuHammad ibn khafīf al shīyrāzī in Sharaf alFuqarā, narrates from Mu'ādh ibn Jabal, who elevated it: 'the gift of the believer in this world is poverty.' there is no problem with its chain of transmission. al Daylamī also narrates it from ibn 'Umar with a very weak chain.'
    'ajlūnī, ismā'īl b MuHammad: kashf al khafā, v.2 p.113, cairo: maktabah dar al turāth


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  4. Unbeknown

    Unbeknown Senior Moderator

    heard it a few times, didn't know it wasn't authentic. did alahazrat declare it maudu' and therefore not citable at all?

    from the first page of googling it I found the following, see #1840:

    doesn't say maudu' there though it does say that some have called it a lie and it's not found in the well known books of muslims.

    this just an academic question for info not a wahabi-style hadith criticism championship.

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