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Allah Ta’ala personally created four things

Question

What is the status of the following Hadith?

“Allah Ta’ala personally created four things, His throne, Jannah, Adam and the pen”

 

Answer

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). He has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 319. Also see: Al Asma Was Sifat of Imam Bayhaqi, Hadith: 757)

 

Note:

1) The narration should be quoted as reported, i.e. as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). However the nature of this Hadith is not such that he could have made up applying logic. Therefore, it will be understood that he heard this from Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

2) The following Hadith recorded by Imam Abush Shaykh Al Asbahani explains the Hadith in question:

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says, “Allah Ta’ala personally created four things, Adam, His throne, the pen and Jannah. And he said to the rest of creation ‘kun’ [be] and it became”

(Kitabul ‘Azamah, Hadith: 215)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar