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Is the hadith of the old woman who used to throw garbage in the path of the prophet(saw) authentic?

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It doesn't seem to appear in any book of authenticated ahadith - can anyone provide a reference? Or can we discount it as da'if?
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It's a fabrication, declared fabricated by Maulana Ishaq and Faraz Rabbani.

There are several hadith that mention an old woman who used to throw garbage in the path of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). In one version of the hadith, it is narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) encountered an old woman who used to throw garbage in his path every time he passed by her house. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to her, "O woman! You throw garbage in my path, and I am a messenger of Allah." The woman responded, "I do not throw garbage in your path except because you are the messenger of Allah." The Prophet (peace be upon him) then forgave her and asked Allah to forgive her as well. In another version, one day she was sick and did not throw rubbish. The Prophet (saw) went to visit her and she was so amazed at his character she accepted Islam.

This hadith has no basis incident in the books of hadeeth nor reliable seerah works.


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