Is this Hadith authentic?

On the Day of Resurrection a man would meet his Rabb, and He would say,

‎”Didn’t I marry such-and-such lady to you? Many proposed to her, but I prevented them, and married you.”



Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as part of a longer narration and has declared it authentic.

The part in question is as follows:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “You will certainly meet Your Rabb on the Day of Qiyamah. [Among the things Allah will ask is], ‘Did I not get you married to such-and-such lady? Many proposed to her, but I prevented them and married you [to her].'”

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 7367. Also see: Musnad Ahmad, Hadith: 10378, vol. 2 pg. 492 and Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 4546)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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