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Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) performed ‘Aaishah’s (radiyallahu ‘anha) Janazah Salah

Question

Is this correct?

‘Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) performed the Janazah Salah of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha).’

 

Answer

Yes, this is correct. Imam Ibn Sa’d and Imam Hakim (rahimahumallah) have recorded a narration which mentions this.

(Tabaqat Ibn Sa’d, vol. 8 pg. 64, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 4)

 

This has also been mentioned and accepted in the books of many Hadith commentators, biographers of Sahabah and historians.

To name a few:

Al Isti’ab, vol. 4 pg. 438, Usdul Ghabah, vol. 7 pg. 189, Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 35 pg. 235, Tarikhul Islam, vol. 3 pg. 510, ‘Umdatul Qari, Hadith: 2, vol. 1 pg. 72, Mirqat, Hadith: 84 and Sharhuz Zurqani ‘Alal Mawahib, vol. 4 pg. 392.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar