A narration attributed to Qa’qa’ Al Awsi

Question

What is the authenticity of this?

قيل للقعقاع الأوسي: قُلْ لنا شيئًا عن الجنة يشوّقنا إليها. قال: فيها رسول الله ﷺ

 

Answer

Despite this statement being widely quoted and circulated as of recent, I have not come across it in any primary nor in any secondary source. Nor have I come across a biography for Qa’qa’ Al Awsi, the person who narration is attributed to.

 

Translation

Qa’qa’ Al Awsi was asked, “Tell us something that will make us desirous of Jannah” He said, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) [will be] in it.”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar