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Did Sayyiduna Husayn (radiyallahu ‘anhu) have a stammer/stutter?

Question

Is there any narration that sates the grandson of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), Husayn (radiyallahu ‘anhu) had a stammer/stutter? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “He inherited it from his uncle, Musa ‘alayhis salam.”

 

Answer

This narration is mentioned is certain non primary Hadith sources like Tafsir Zamakhshari and Ruhul Ma’ani, without a chain of narrators.

(Al Kash-haf and Ruhul Ma’ani, Surah Taha, Verse: 27)

 

Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) states that he has not come across a source for this (lam ajidhu).

(Al Kafish Shaf, pg. 184/185, Hadith: 685)

 

The Hadith in question should not be quoted, until it can be sourced and verified.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar