Salaam Alaikum, Can you tell me the source for this Hadith is it authenticated?

When his Arab Companion Abu Dharr called Bilal ‘son of the black woman’, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) got angry and told him: ‘You are a man who has ignorance in him.’ Abu Dharr felt such a great remorse that he put his cheek on the ground and asked Bilal to tread on his other cheek if he’d like to. [


According to Juynboll's Encyclopedia of Canonical Hadith, on the authority of al-Ma'rur b. Suwayd, the mu'ammar:

We passed by Abu Dharr in Rabadha...Abu Dharr said, "I had a quarrel with one of my brethren whose mother was of foreign descent, so I vilified him as [you son of a black mother]. He went to complain about me to the Prophet. When the Prophet met me (one day), he said, 'Abu Dharr, you are someone who still displays Jahiliyyah.'"

There is more, but nothing about asking Bilal to tread on his other cheek. In fact, Bilal is not specifically mentioned, but this Encyclopedia is mostly about the Prophet's statements, so it makes sense it would not mention Abu Dharr's act of contrition in particular. And again, Juynboll does say there are variants.

As for the source, Juynboll says the most likely common link for all the variations is al-A'mash, that is, Sulayman b. Mihran.

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    I just deleted my comment as even if the story was well known and wide spread the only sahih story is neither clearly saying it was Bilal with whom Abu Dharr had his differences or dispute nor that he told him "Son of a black woman" nor the story of asking "Bilal to tread his other cheek". So thanks for your post! – Medi1Saif Jun 27 '16 at 11:07
  • You make a point here that I should have mentioned: Juynboll's rendition of the hadith says only you son of your mother; the part about black mother is only in his footnotes. Unfortunately, Juynboll doesn't say where the tradition came from about being from a black mother. I would like to edit my answer to mention this, but I should probably say something about the connotation of you son of your mother, specifically, why it would be considered an insult in Abu Dharr's culture. On that point, I have no knowledge. If you have any thoughts on that, please do let me know. – SaganRitual Jun 27 '16 at 13:28
  • Thank you for this answer very insightful brother, I believe this hadith is forged as is much of this Juynbolls works... JazakAllah – Abdulllah Jun 28 '16 at 19:14

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