Please mention the Hadith and the authenticity regarding the angel waiting for three hours/periods of time before writing down a bad deed.



Imam Hakim and Imam Tabarani (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration.

‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared one of the narrators very weak.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 262, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 17, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 208. Also see: Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 469)


However, Imams Tabarani and Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) have recorded a similar Hadith which states that the sinner is given respite for six hours/periods of time. The narrators of this version are reliable. See here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar