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Mount Uhud loves us and we love it

Question

I want to check the authenticity of this Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) declared, “Uhud is a mountain which loves us and which we love, it is upon the Gate of Heaven” adding, “And Ayr is a place which hates us and which we hate, it is upon the Gate of Hell.”

How authentic or sound is this narration? Can we quote it?

Answer

This full report is recorded by Imams Bazzar and Tabarani (rahimahumallah) with an acceptable chain, and can be quoted.

(Musnad Bazzar; Kashful Astar, Hadith: 1199 and Majma’uz zawaid, vol.4 pg.13)

 

However, the first part of this (Uhud is a mountain which loves us and which we love) is authentically recorded by Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah).

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2889)

 

Note: The reason for ‘Ayr being labelled as such is because it was the location of a stronghold of the hypocrites in that era.

(Fadul Qadir, Hadith: 241)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar