Remember that maulvi who would tell you that the first portion of Ramadaan is mercy, the middle portion is maghfirah, and the last portion is ransom from the fire?
Well, he was quite shameless.
He told you a weak hadith, and did not have the shame to tell you it was weak.
Yes, the hadith is weak. These maulvis love to tell you weak hadith. Then, they say: It is permitted to narrate weak hadith when it comes to virtuous deeds.
What shameless individuals. They think it is alright to attribute weak narrations to the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) without informing their audience it is weak.
People then go about telling others about the hadith. They attribute it with certainity to the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). What disgusting individuals.
No wonder people hate maulvis. Allah puts love in the heart of a person. How can anyone have love for such intellectually dishonest individuals. All the while these maulvis think they are doing the Ummah a great service.
The hadiith has the following two narrators in the chain
- Sallaam bin Sulaimaan bin sawwaar
- Maslamah bin al-Salt
The first narrator is weak. The second one is rejected.
Yet, these maulvis tell this hadiith to people using words of certainty.
This is what happens when you send the most hopeless individuals to study in the madrasahs while the cream of the crop is sent to Universities to become doctors and engineers.
You end up with the garbage attempting to preach the most precious thing which is Islaam. They make a complete and utter mess.