Fabricated Hadith: 'Love Arabs for three reasons'

Question:

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Love Arabs for three reasons: I am an Arab, the inhabitants of Jannah (Paradise) speak Arabic, and the Glorious Qur’an is revealed in Arabic.” Was this Hadith authentically reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him)? What is its rank regarding authenticity. Is it Sahih (authentic), Da’if (weak), or Mawdu’ (fabricated)? In fact, some people are confused while others, finding support in the Hadith, claim that people who enter Jannah will speak Arabic.

Answer:

The Hadith is fabricated and was not authentically reported from the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) as pointed out by Hadith scholars.

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. 19820
  • Muftis: Shaykh Abdul-Aziz ibn Baz , Shaykh Abdul-Aziz Aal al-Shaykh , Shaykh Salih Fawzan , Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd