A follow up query regarding ‘Abdullah ibn Rawahah (radiyallahu ‘anhu)


What is the reference and authenticity of the following Hadith regarding Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Rawahah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and is it suitable to quote? Is there a narration in which a different Sahabi is mentioned in this incident?

عن عائشة، أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم جلس على المنبر يوم الجمعة، فلما جلس قال: اجلسوا ، فسمع عبد الله بن رواحة قول النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: اجلسوا، فجلس في بني غنم، فقيل: يا رسول الله ذاك ابن رواحة جالس في بني غنم، سمعك وأنت تقول للناس: اجلسوا ، فجلس في مكانه



Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded the Hadith you have cited in Al Mu’jamul Awsat.

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 9124)


‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared a narrator weak. However, the Hadith is corroborated and is suitable to quote.

(Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 9 pg. 316, Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 5366-5367, Dalailun Nubuwwah of Imam Bayhaqi, vol.  6 pg. 256-257)


See the translation of the Hadith here.


I have not come across mention of any other Sahabi for the narration in question.


Imam Hakim and others have recorded a similar incident regarding Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu). However, the context of this version is different.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 283)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar