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Clarification on a Hadith in Sahih Muslim regarding what will happen on the Day of Qiyamah

Question

What is the correct translation of the underlined words:

أخبرني أبو الزبير أنه سمع جابر بن عبد الله يسأل عن الورود، فقال: نجيء نحن يوم القيامة عن كذا وكذا، انظر أي ذلك فوق الناس؟

 

Answer

This is part of a longer narration wherein Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was questioned regarding the occurrences of the Day of Qiyamah, recorded in Sahih Muslim.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 191)

 

The commentators have unanimously stated that the underlined part is an error. The correct words are as follows:

نجئ/تجئ يوم القيامة على كوم

We/You will come on the Day of Qiyamah on an elevated place

Or

نجئ يوم القيامة على كوم فوق الناس

We will come on the Day of Qiyamah on a hill above the [other] nations

(Refer: Ikmalul Mu’lim, Hadith: 191, Al Minhaj of ‘Allamah Nawawi, Hadith: 468, Fathul Mulhim, Hadith: 481)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar