What is the reference and authenticity of this incident?
A Sahabiya’s child past away. She came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) crying. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Shall I show you your child in Jannah?” She replied, “No, my eyes may deceive me, but your words are true.”
I have not come across this narration in any primary source.
Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded a similar narration with a very weak chain. Husayn ibn ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reported:
“When Qasim the son of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) passed away, Khadijah (radiyallahu ‘anha) said: “O Rasulullah! Qasim’s mother’s milk is overflowing, if only Allah kept him alive until he completed his period of breastfeeding.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “He will complete his breastfeeding in Jannah.” Khadijah (radiyallahu ‘anha) then said, “It will make it easier for me to bear if I knew that [with certainty] O Messenger of Allah.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, “If you would like, I can supplicate to Allah Ta’ala to allow you to hear his voice.” She said, “O Messenger of Allah, rather Allah and His Messenger have spoken the truth.”
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1512. Refer: Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 11 pg. 56, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 5 pg. 55, number: 8709 and Taqribut Tahdhib: 7292)
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