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Jibril travelling at full speed

Question

Is this an authentic narration?

One day Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) asked Jibril, “Have you ever traveled at full speed?”

Jibril said, “Yes, on four occasions.”

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) asked, “What were the four occasions?”

Jibril said, “First time was when Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) was placed in Nimrud’s fire. At the time I was near the Arsh. Allah ordered me to cool the fire. I left the Arsh and descended seven heavens in time.

Second time was when Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) was about to sacrifice his son Isma’il (‘alayhis salam) in Mina. Allah ordered me to replace his son with a lamb, before Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) struck with his knife.

Third time was when, the brothers of Yusuf (‘alayhis salam) threw him into the well. Allah ordered me to save Yusuf (‘alayhis salam), I rushed and placed my wing underneath Yusuf (‘alayhis salam) before he reached the bottom of the well.

And the final time was when you, O Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), injured your tooth at the battle of Uhud. Allah Ta’ala ordered me to stop your blood reaching the ground, otherwise no plant or tree would grow, till the end of the world. Hearing this, I rushed and saved your blood with my wings.”

 

Answer

Unfortunately I could not locate this in an authentic primary Hadith source.

One should avoid spreading such narrations until they can be verified.

It’s always better to err on the side of caution. Especially when attributing things to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).

That’s the practice of the Muhaddithun; to be cautious and abstain from such narrations till further verification.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar