“On the day of ‘Ashura Nabi Nuh’s ark halted at mount Judi. They ate the remains of their food and specifically grains which they ground.”

Is this correct?



Hafiz Ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) has mentioned this to be unauthentic

He writes: “Many ignorant people say that [when Nuh ‘alayhis salam docked on Mount Judi on ‘Ashura], they consumed their surplus provisions as well as grains which they had taken along with them. On that day, they ground it. They applied antimony to strengthen their eyesight when seeing light as they were in the darkness of the ship. All of this is unauthentic. There are some Historical narrations which contain omissions [in the chains] which mention this, but these cannot be relied on nor followed.”

(Al Bidayah wan Nihayah, vol. 1 pg. 177-178)



1) Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded a narration which states that the ark of Nuh (‘alayhis salam) reached Mount Judi on ‘Ashura. See it here

2) The Muhaddithun have declared other narrations which encourage applying antimony on ‘Ashura as unreliable. See here


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