An angel descended to give glad tidings to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) regarding his daughter and grandsons

Question

Is this authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Indeed, this is an angel that never descended to the earth ever before tonight. He sought permission from his Lord to greet me with peace and to give me the glad tidings that Fatimah is the chief of the women of Paradise, and that Al-Hasan and Al-Husain are the chiefs of the youths of the people of Paradise.”

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this as part of a longer narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Hudhayfah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the narration sound (hasanun gharib).

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) told Sayyiduna Hudhayfah (radiyallahu ‘anhu): “…This is an angel who has never descended to earth before tonight. He sought permission from his Rabb to greet me and convey glad tidings that Fatimah is the leader of the women of Jannah and that Hasan and Husayn are the leaders of the youngsters of Jannah.”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith:  3781)

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar