The Hadith: 'When the Messenger of Allah saw a high-domed building...'

Q 6: It is narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) once saw a high-domed building, so he asked his Sahabah (Companions) about its owner, and they told him. Then when the man who built it wanted to greet the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), he turned away from him. The man asked the Sahabah (may Allah be pleased with them) for the reason, and they told him that this was because he built that dome. So, he went and demolished it. Upon doing that, the Prophet (peace be upon him) exchanged salutations with him when he saw him again. What is the degree of authenticity of the Hadith holding this meaning?


A: This Hadith is related by Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah with a difference in the wording. Its Sanad (chain of narrators) in Sunan Ibn Majah contains `Isa ibn `Abdul-`Ala ibn Abu Farwa whose reliability is unknown. Its Sanad in both Sunan of Ibn Majah and Abu Dawud also contains Abu Talhah Al-Asady and accordingly this Hadith is judged as Da‘if (weak).

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