A narration stating that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was sent to Yajuj and Majuj on the night of Mi’raj

Question

What is the status of the following narration?

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: بعثني الله ليلة أسري بي إلى يأجوج ومأجوج أدعوهم إلى دين الله وعبادته فأمروا أن يجيبوني وهم في النار مع من يحصى من ولد آدم وولد إبليس

 

Answer

This narration is recorded in Kitabul Fitan of Imam Nu’aym ibn Hammad and Ibn Marduyah on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

‘Allamah Salihi (rahimahullah) has declared the chain extremely weak (واه جدا) and ‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has declared the chain very weak (واه).

(Kitabul Fitan, Hadith: 1653, Al Khasaisul Kubra, vol. 1 pg. 286-287, Subulul Huda War Rashad, vol. 10 pg. 643. Also see: Ad Durrul Manthur, Surah Isra, Verse: 1, vol. 9 pg. 217-218 and Surah Kahf, Verse: 94, vol. 9 pg. 676, Al La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 1 pg. 57 and  Al Isra-iliyyat wal Mawdu’at fi Kutubit Tafsir, pg. 239)

 

Translation

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “On the night of Mi’raj, Allah sent me to Yajuj and Majuj. I invited them to the Din of Allah and to worship Him but they refused to accept. They will be in the fire with all those who disobey from the children of Adam and Iblis.”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar