A question regarding the destruction of the Ka’bah


In the following Hadith does ذو السويقتين refer to one individual or does it refer to an entire tribe/group of people?

يخرب الكعبة ذو السويقتين من الحبشة



Imams Bukhari and Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1591, 1596 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2909)


In this particular Hadith, it is referring to one person. However, from other Hadiths, we understand that he will also have his tribe with him.

(Refer: Fathul Bari, Hadith: 1595/1596, ‘Umdatul Qari, Hadith: 1591 and Fathul Mulhim, Hadith: 7265)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar