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Allah Ta’ala will keep those who have Iman steadfast in the grave

Question

Is this Hadith reliable?

عن عائشة، قالت: قلت: يا رسول الله! تبتلى هذه الأمة في قبورها، فكيف بي وأنا امرأة ضعيفة؟ ، قال: يثبت الله الذين آمنوا بالقول الثابت في الحياة الدنيا وفي الآخرة

 

Answer

Imam Bazzar (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration. ‘Allamah Mundhiri and Hafiz Haythami (rahimahumallah) have declared the narrators reliable.

(Musnad Bazzar; Kashful Astar, Hadith: 868, Targhib, vol. 4 pg. 363, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 3 pg. 53)

 

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded a similar narration, [without the mention of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah’s question] on the authority of Sayyiduna Al Bara ibn Al ‘Azib (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1369-4699, Sahih Muslim, 2871)

 

Translation

Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) says, ‘I said, O Rasulullah! This Ummah will be put through a test in the grave, I am a weak woman, how will I manage?’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Allah makes those who have Iman firm with the Firm Word [the Kalimah] in this world and the Next World’ [Surah Ibrahim, Verse: 27]

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar