Is this Hadith authentic?
Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“I have been permitted to narrate to you about an angel that his feet passes through the seventh earth and the Throne is on his shoulders, and he says; “Pure are You from being said where were you, and where are you”.
Imam Abu Ya’la (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators reliable (rijaluhu rijalus sahih). Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic (sahih).
(Musnad Abu Ya’la, Hadith: 6619, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 1 pg. 80 and 8 pg. 135, Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 3436)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,
This Hadith teaches us that Allah Ta’ala is not confined to any space. Unlike the creation.