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If there were to be a Nabi after me, it would have been 'Umar (radiyallahu 'anhu)

Question

Kindly confirm the following hadith. I have heard that it is a weak Hadith?

If there had to be a Nabi after me, It would have been Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Answer

The Hadith in question has been recorded in the following primary Hadith collections:

1) Sunan Tirmidhi (Hadith: 3686)

2) Musnad Ahmad (Vol. 4 pg. 154)

3) Mustadrak Hakim (Vol. 3 pg. 85)

This Hadith is not weak.

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has graded the Hadith as sound (hasan). Imam Hakim and Hafiz Dhahabi (rahimahumallah) have declared the Hadith as authentic (sahih).

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar