Status of the Hadeeth, “Do not please anyone by angering Allah?”
It was narrated by al-Tabarani in al-Kabeer, and its isnad (chain of narrators) includes Khalid ibn Yazeed al-‘Umari, who was accused of fabricating hadeeth.
Majma’ al-Zawaid, 4/71.
It was also narrated – via a different isnad – by Abu Na’eem in al-Hilyah (5/106) and by al-Bayhaqi in Shu’ab al-Eeman, 1/221.
Its isnad includes ‘Atiyah al-‘Awfi, who is da’eef (weak), and the comments of the scholars concerning him have been quoted above (p.78); and it includes Muhammad ibn Marwan al-Saddi, who is matrook al-hadeeth (his hadeeth is not to be accepted).
Yahya ibn Ma’een said: he is not thiqah (trustworthy), and on one occasion he said: he is nothing. Ibraheem said: he is kadhdhab (a liar). Al-Sa’adi said, he is dhahib (i.e., his hadeeth is not accepted). Al-Nasai, Abu Hatim al-Razi and al-Azdi said: he is matrook al hadeeth (his hadeeth is not to be accepted). Al-Bukhari said: his hadeeth should not be written down. And on one occasion he said: they did not say anything concerning him. Ibn Hibban said: his hadeeth is not to be written down, and it is haram (impermissible) to use his hadeeth as evidence.
See Meezan al-I’tidaal, 6/328; al-Du’afa wa’l-Matrookeen, 3/98
It was also narrated by Hannad al-Sirri in al-Zuhd, 1/304; and by al-Bayhaqi in Shu’ab al-Eeman, 1/221, with an isnad which is mawqoof and stops at ‘Abd-Allah ibn Mas’ood (may Allah be pleased with him).