RASULULLAH'S RAINWATER REMEDY
A MAULANA'S REFUTATION AND OUR BRIEF RESPONSE
(OUR DETAILED RESPONSE SHALL FOLLOW IN BOOK FORM, INSHA-ALLAH)
In refutation of a Hadith pertaining to treatment for sicknesses with rainwater and Qur'aanic recitation, respected Maulana Muhammad Abasoomar of Durban, in an article captioned: A lengthy unreliable Hadith on cure with rain water, presents the following arguments for his conclusion of the Hadith in question being a fabrication.
(a) The Hadith appears in the "non primary" kitaabs, Jami'ul Usool and Jam'ul Fawaidh.
(b) Both these sources do not mention the chain for this narration.
(c) They reference the narration to 'Razeen' who does not "usually cite the chains for his narrations".
(d) Senior latter-day Muhadditheen stated that they were unable to locate several narrations that Razeen had cited in his book.
(e) Allamah Zahbi said: "In his (Razeen's) books are some very unreliable narrations."
(f) The chain of this narration is yet to be located.
(g) The Hadith has exaggerations which are usually found in fabricated Hadiths.
(h) The popular reliable Hadith sources have no mention of this Hadith.
(i) There is a real chance of the Hadith being a fabrication.
Every one of the aforementioned arguments is spurious. The respected Maulana's research on this issue is extremely defective. Due to this deficiency he has committed the very serious error of categorizing this Saheeh Hadith a 'fabrication (Maudhoo').
While our detailed response shall, Insha-Allah, be published in book form, we content ourselves here with brief answers to the list of spurious arguments posited by the respected Maulana Sahib.