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Another version of the Hadith regarding the tears of the inhabitants of Jahannam

Question

Could you give a reference for this please?

عن أبي موسى قال: إن أهل النار ليبكون في النار حتى لو أجريت السفن في دموعهم لجرت ثم إنهم ليبكون الدم بعد الدموع

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 35268)

 

However, Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded a similar narration as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Qays (radiyallahu ‘anhu). See here.

 

Translation

Sayyiduna Abu Musa [Al Ash’ari] (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Verily the people of Jahannam will cry [so much] therein, that if ships were set to sail in their tears, they would sail. They would be crying blood [instead of tears]…”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar