Hadith about how one can be saved from Jahannam

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

“Jibril said to me, O Muhammad, Allah will address me on the Day of Qiyamah and say,  O Jibril, Why do I see so and so, the son of so and so amidst those destined for Jahannam?

I (Jibril) will say, O My Rabb, We have not come across any good deed of his which will could be of any benefit to him today.

Allah Ta’ala will then say, But I heard him supplicating in the world saying ‘Ya Hannan Ya Mannan’ (O The most Compassionate and Kind). Go and ask him, who was he referring to when he would say ‘Ya Hannan Ya Mannan’? This person will say, Who can be more kind and compassionate than Allah? I will then remove him from those destined for Jahannam and place him with those destined for Jannah”

 

Answer

Hakim Tirmidhi and Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a weak chain. Imam Abu Nu’aym himself has pointed out two weak narrators.

(Nawadirul Usul, Hadith: 457 and Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 6 pg. 210)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar