Is there any hadith whose approximate translation is "it is better for a person to have an iron nail striken in his head than touching a strange(non mehram) women"

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    Yes. IslamQA gives the reference as being narrated by "al-Tabaraani in al-Kabeer, 486. Shaykh al-Albaani said in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 5045, that this hadeeth is saheeh" ( islamqa.info/en/answers/21183 ). – Muslimah يا رب العالمين Sep 1 at 23:14
  • @Muslimahياربالعالمين This should be posted as an answer. – UmH Sep 2 at 5:00
  • @Muslimahياربالعالمين Al-Albani there apparently followed the view if al-Mundhiri and al-Haythami while others considered the hadith as Munkar. The issue with this hadith is with the narrator a-Shadad ibn Sa'id ar-Rassibi while the statement of al-Mundhiri and al-Haythami (the narrators of this hadith are those of the Sahih) rather applies more to the version of ibn abi Shaybah which differs in the wording as it says "It is better for a me to have an iron nail striken in his my head than having my head washed by a strange woman" some scholars assume al-Albani missed this hadith version. – Medi1Saif Sep 2 at 5:53

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