The Hadeeth: “My Sahaabah are like stars; whomever you follow, you will be guided”

Question 43: I heard a Hadeeth which was always repeated on the television during Ramadaan of the year 1993. It was the first time for me to hear it and I did not find it in any reference. Some brothers told me that it has no origin. Its wording is as follows: The Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said: “My Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet) are like (guiding) stars; whomever you follow, you will be guided (to the right path).” Is this a Hadeeth Saheeh (authentic)? If it is so, who are its narrators?

Answer: This Hadeeth is Mawdoo` (fabricated). It was narrated by Ibn `Abdul-Bar in (Jaami` Al-`Ilm) on the authority of Sallam ibn Sulaym who said… read more here.