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‘My mercy prevails over My wrath’

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Verily, Allah when He created the creation, He personally wrote against himself, that: ‘My mercy prevails over My wrath.‘”

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration and has graded it authentic (hasanun sahih).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3543)

 

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) have also recorded this narration with slight variation in the wording.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3194, 7422 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2751)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar