Is the following Hadith authentic?

I am the first who will open the gates of Jannah, a woman will try to enter together with me or just after me. I will ask her, ‘What do you want and who are you’? She will say,  ‘I am a woman who took care of my orphans’



Imam Abu Ya’la (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musnad Abu Ya’la, Hadith: 6651)

Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared the chain of narrators as sound (wa ruwatuhu la ba’ sa bihim)

(Fathul Bari, under Hadith: 6005)



And Allah Ta’ala Know best


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