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To send food for the family of the deceased

Question

Is this Hadith reliable?

حديث عبد الله بن جعفر قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: اصنعوا لآل جعفر طعاما، فإنه قد أتاهم أمر شغلهم

 

Answer

Yes it is.

Imams Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah (rahimahumullah) have recorded this Hadith.

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared it authentic (hasan sahih).

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3124, Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 998 and Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1610)

 

Translation

[When the news of the demise of Sayyiduna Ja’far (radiyallahu’anhu) arrived] Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Prepare food for the family of Ja’far, for they are overcome with a matter [of grief] that has occupied them.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar