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The Angels rejoiced when ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) accepted Islam

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says:

“When ‘Umar accepted Islam, Jibril descended and said, ‘O Muhammad! The inhabitants of the sky have rejoiced at Islam of ‘Umar”

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this narration. The authenticity is debated, however ‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain weak.

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 103, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 6883 and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 3 pg. 84. Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 2 pg. 372, Talkhisul Mustadrak of Hafiz Dhahabi and Zawaid Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 19)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar