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Dowry of Sayyidatuna Hawa ('alayhas salam)

Question

Is the following hadith authentic?

Allah Ta’ala ordered Sayyiduna Adam (‘alayhis salam) to send salutations upon Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) as mahr (dowry) for Sayyidatuna Hawa (‘alayhas salam).

Answer

It is reported that When Sayyiduna Adam (‘alayhis salam) wanted to come close to Sayyidatuna Hawa (‘alayhas salam) she requested her mahr (dowry). Sayyiduna Adam (‘alayhis salam) asked Allah Ta’ala as to what he should give her. Allah Ta’ala replied “Send twenty durud (salutations) on my chosen slave Muhammad ibn ‘Abdillah. So Adam (‘alayhis salam) did so.

Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullah) has recorded this incident in his book ‘Sulwatul Ahzan’. However Hafiz Sakhawi (rahimahullah) has stated that he has not found a chain of narrators for this narration.

(Al Qawlul Badi’, pg. 132)

Since the chain of narrators cannot be located, its authenticity cannot be verified. One should abstain from quoting a narration until it’s authenticity can be verified.

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar