What is the status of the following hadiths? Because every time it is the day of the celebration of the mawlid of the Prophet PBUH, these hadiths are shared, spread and read to the public. The hadiths are as the following:
- Whoever honour my mawlid, surely, I am the one who gives syafa’ah in the hereafter.
- Whoever spends one dirham on my mawlid, then it is like he spends a mountain of gold on Allah’s path.
Alhamdulillah, praise and thanks to Allah for the countless blessings He has blessed us all with. Blessings and salutations to the Prophet Muhammad PBUH, his wives, his family, companions and all those that follow his teachings to the day of judgement.
For the first hadith, the text is as follows:
مَنْ عَظَّمَ مَولِدِي كُنْتُ شَفِيعًا لَهُ يَوْمَ القِيَامَةِ
While the text of the second hadith is as follows:
مَنْ أنفَقَ دِرْهَمًا فِي مَوْلِدِي فَكَأَنَّمَا أنفَقَ جَبَلًا مِن ذَهَبِ فِي سَبِيلِ الله
The former Mufti of Johor, al-Sheikh Syed Alwi bin Tahir al-Haddad Rahimahullah has explained the status of both hadiths and the hadiths are included in the book Fatwa-fatwa Mufti Kerajaan Johor in which his answer is:
The hadiths you mentioned are mawdu’ (fake/or a fabrication), incorrect and of no origin.
The ummah of Muhammad PBUH is commanded to honour the Prophet PBUH and glorify him according to the verses of the Quran in surah al-Fath.
When Sheikh Abdullah bin Abd al-Rahman al-Jibrin was asked of the status of the hadith مَنْ عَظَّمَ مَولِدِي كُنْتُ شَفِيعًا لَهُ يَوْمَ القِيَامَةِ, he answered: “This hadith is not sahih. It is neither narrated in the sahih books of hadith nor in the sunan books and it is a fabrication…”
Hence, we state here that this hadith is fake and not thabit from the Prophet PBUH. Those who spread and read this hadith to the public purposely should repent as it is haram and a great sin to lie in the name of the Prophet PBUH.
May this explanation give us understanding to be more cautious in spreading something said to be from the Prophet PBUH’s. Wallahua’lam.