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Description of thunder

Question

What is the authentication of this narration:

Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: ‘The Jews came to the Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) and asked him what thunder is.’

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied: ‘He is an angel among angels. He is responsible for clouds, he has with him swords of fire with which he moves the clouds where Allah wills.’

They said: ‘What is the sound you hear?’

He replied: ‘This is the cry of the cloud. He leads them to where it was ordered.’

Then they said: ‘You speak the truth.’

Answer

This is recorded by Imam Tirmidhi and Imam Ahmad (rahimahumallah).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3117 & Musnad Ahmad, vol.1 pg.274)

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared it as authentic (hasan sahih gharib).

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar