Friday, 28 August 2009

PLEASE READ! (regarding previous post)

The hadith that I posted earlier is not apparently mentioned in any reliable book. A few people asked me if I knew the source and I could not find it anywhere either, so i decided to pose this question to brother Wajdi Akkari from one way to paradise.I will Inshallah include the source for any hadeeth that I post hereafter

This is what he had to say:

This hadeeth is not part of the Prophet’s Sunnah, and it is not something that is known to the scholars and muhaddithoon in their books and Musnads. It is not narrated except in a few books whose authors filled them with fabricated reports, false reports, stories and myths, such as Nuzhat al-Majaalis wa Muntakhab al-Nafaa’is, by the historian and man of letters ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn ‘Abd al-Salaam al-Safoori (d. 894 AH) – pp. 182-183, Chapter on the virtue of Ramadaan and encouragement to do good deeds therein. It also appears in the tafseer Rooh al-Bayaan (8/112) by Ismaa’eel Haqqi al-Hanafi al-Khalooti (d. 1127 AH). They mentioned a hadeeth similar to that referred to by the questioner, in which it says: “Moosa (peace be upon him) said: ‘O Lord, You have honoured me by speaking to me directly. Will You give anyone else something like this?’ And Allaah revealed: ‘O Moosa, I have slaves whom I will bring forth at the end of time, and I will honour them with the month of Ramadaan, and I will closer to one of them than to you, because you have spoken to Me when there are seventy thousand veils between Me and you, but when the ummah of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) fasts until their lips turn white and their faces turn yellow, I will lift the veil between Me and them at the time they break their fast. O Moosa, glad tidings to the one whose liver thirsts and whose stomach hungers in Ramadaan.”

Moreover, in the matn (text) of this hadeeth there is something which indicates that it is munkar (i.e., unsound), which is the words “I will be closer to one of them than you” – referring to Moosa (peace be upon him). It is well known in Muslim belief that the Messengers and Prophets are better than all other humans, and Moosa is one of the Messengers of strong will, so how can Allaah be closer to His slaves than to His Prophet Moosa (peace be upon him), of whom He said (interpretation of the meaning): “And We called him from the right side of the Mount, and made him draw near to Us for a talk with him” [Maryam 19:52]? And Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: He drew so close that he heard the scratching of the Pen – i.e., writing the Tawraat (Torah). See: Tafseer al-Qur’aan il-‘Azeem by al-Haafiz Ibn Katheer (5/237).

To sum up: The hadeeth mentioned is not in any of the reliable books, so it is not permissible to attribute it the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or to believe what it says.

And Allaah knows best.


  1. Interesting!!

    Jazaki Allah khair for sharing the info with us!!

    Aalia xoxo

  2. Thanks! One of the toughest things a new Muslim must do is separate the good from the not so good. This is a good example for those who are learning, insha Allah.

    Ramadan Mubarak!

  3. Ah, thats good that you took a great initiative just to see if the hadeeth was sound or not. JazakAllah khair!

  4. adib & aalia - barakAllahu feekum :)

    Debora - it's not just new muslims who find it difficult. We all need to be very careful before believing everything we read.

    Ramadan mubarak to u too! :)

  5. Alsalam alikum
    I searched before publishing. I found it only in one froum with no documentation. I put it not as Hadith at all. I learnt that we rae so close to God Who accept our doaa at Magrib. Thanks for thi.

  6. sonnet - oh ok, thought it's best that I let you know :)

  7. Mashallah 3aleeki o ya36eeki el 3afya!

  8. Assalam sister
    thank u so much for verifying the validity of the hadith..
    Allah bless u dear..
    hope Ramzaan is goin on well...
    love always

  9. mashallah you are doing a good job from this i got many things to learn so i could bring up the research on my site

    and find and learn what people say about different things keep it up