From that which has become widespread is the following:

Once Aisha (radhiAllahu ‘anhu) asked the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) “How is your love for me?”

“Like the rope’s knot,” he replied, indicating that it is strong and secure. And time after time thereafter, she would ask him, “How is the knot?”

And he would reply: “Ala haaliha” [in the same condition].

[Abu Nu’aym in Hilya al Awliya (2/44) and quoted by Hafiz Ibn Hajar in Lisan al Mizan (no. 760), Al Shawkani in Al Fawa’id al Majmu’a fi al Ahadith al Mawdu’a (no.1180)]

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After looking, I couldn’t find Imam Albani’s ruling on it (i.e. its authenticity).

But Imam Ad Daraqutni mentioned that this narration is false and that all of the narrators between his Shaykh and Imam Maalik are weak except for Imam Ash Shafiee, as he mentioned in Gharaaib Maalik

And some of the routes even have a fabricator, while other routes have unknown narrators and other routes have different weaknesses which are severe.

Al Fattaani (from the scholars of Hadeeth of Pakistan) said:

“It is a false Hadeeth which has in it weak narrators”

In Tathkiratul Mawduaat

Also from that which is awkward is that the one who translated its sources indicated towards Imam Ash Shawkaani’s book, while the book of Imam Ash Shawkaani is to clarify fabricated narrations and thus he himself rules upon this narration to be weak as one can return back to it in his book as well.

Allah knows best

Compiled by

Majid Jawed al Afghanee
Abu Layl