Is the Hadith Mentioned in Some Works Where Allah Speaks to Musa Authentic?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: My question is regarding the following Hadith

Once Musa asked Allah: “O Allah! You have granted me the honour and privilege of talking to you directly, have you given this privilege to any other person? Allah ta’ala replied

O! Musa during the last period I am going to send an ummat who will be the ummat of Mohammad (SAW) with dry lips, patched tongues, emaciated body with their eyes sunken deep into their sockets, with livers dry and stomachs suffering the pangs of hunger will call out to me (in dua) they will be much much closer to me than you O Musa! While you speak to me there are 70000 veils between you and me but at the time of iftaar there will not be a single veil between me and the fasting ummati of Mohammad (SAW) O Musa I have taken upon myself the responsibility they at the time of iftaar I will never refuse the dua of a fasting person!”

I was unable to find a source for this Hadith, and wondered if you could confirm it’s authenticity.

Answer: assalamu `alaykum

This narration was mentioned by `Abd al-Rahman al-Safuri in his work Nuzhat al-Majalis, without mentioning a source or a chain. Despite searching for it in many primary sources, I was unable to find it except in this work and a few other tertiary sources.

As such, we cannot confidently say that these are the words of Allah Most High or our liege-lord Musa (Allah bless him).

And Allah knows best

Wassalam
Salman

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani