Using dhaeef Ahaadeeth for fazaail


1. Mufti Rasheed Ahmad sahab has written in Ahsan ul Fatawa (Vol. 10 Page 121-126) that weak/zaeef Ahadeeth should not be used even for narrating virtues. Whereas the rest of the ulama allow the use of weak Ahadeeth for virtues. Is the opinion of Mufti Rasheed Ahmad sahab his lone opinion, or do some other renowned ulama also share this opinion? If yes, can you name one or two Ulama please.

2. Was Mufti Rasheed Ahmad sahab also opposed to the Fazail-e-Amaal of Shaykh Zakariya, considering that it also contains weak narrations?

A: We do not know the context in which Mufit Sahib is speaking. The muhadditheen and ulama have generally accepted the principle of using dha`eef ahaadeeth for matters of fadhaa'il.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)