Fabricated Hadith: 'The best among you is the one whose first child is a girl'

Question:

Is the following a true Hadith: “The best among you is the one whose first child is a girl” ?

Answer:

This saying is groundless and not attributed to the Prophet (peace be upon him). There are similar wordings mentioned by Al-Hafidh Al-Suyuti in his book “Al-Ahadith Al-Mawdu’ah (Fabricated Hadiths).”

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

  • Date: Muharram 11, 1442 AH
  • Source: Fatawa Al-Lajnah Ad-Da'imah no. 19329-5
  • Muftis: Shaykh Abdul-Aziz ibn Baz , Shaykh Abdul-Aziz Aal al-Shaykh , Shaykh Salih Fawzan