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A Hadith stating that divorce causes Allah’s throne to shake

Question

What is the status of this narration?

لا تطلقوا فإن الطلاق يهتز منه عرش الرحمن

 

Answer

Imams Daylami, Ibn ‘Adiy and Hafiz Khatib Baghdadi (rahimahumullah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Al Kamil, Hadith: 12058, Tarikh Baghdad, vol. 14 pg. 93 & Al-Maqasidul Hasanah, hadith: 10)

 

However, The chain consists of an extremely weak narrator.

(Refer: Talkhisu Kitabil Mawdu’at, Hadith: 604, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 202, Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 3289. Also see: Al Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 10)

 

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Translation

Do not divorce, for divorce causes Allah’s throne to shake.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar