Classification: Mawdu (Fabricated)
In his book, Qimatuz Zaman ‘indal ‘Ulama (Edition 13, p57), Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah states that this narration is not a statement of the Prophet ﷺ rather it is a statement of people (scholars). He went on to say, although the meaning may be true it is not permitted to attribute words to the Prophet ﷺ that we cannot establish he said. He further clarified that as a Prophetic Hadith, this is considered as a fabrication.
– Answered by Shaykh Noorud-deen (05.01.2021)
Narrating Hadith Without Reference