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An earthquake during the time of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Is there a narration which mentions that an earthquake struck during the time of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?

 

Answer

Yes. Imam Abu Bakr Ibn Abi Shaybah has recorded -with a reliable chain- that an earthquake occurred during the time of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 8421, Kitabul Fitan of Nu’aym ibn Hammad, Hadith: 1731 and As Sunanul Kubra of Imam Bayhaqi, vol. 3 pg. 342. Also see: Al Istidhkar, vol. 2 pg. 334)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar