Incident of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) and the Jinn

Question

Is the following narration authentic?

‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud narrated:  “A man from among the humans went out and was met by a man from among the jinn, who said: “Will you wrestle with me? If you throw me to the ground, I will teach you a verse which, if you recite it when you enter your house, no devil will enter.” So, he wrestled with him and threw him to the ground. He said: “I see that you are very small and your forearms are like the front paws of a dog. Are all the jinn like this, or only you?” He said: “I am strong amongst them. Let us wrestle again.” So, they wrestled again and the human threw him to the ground. So, the jinn said: “Recite Ayatul Kursi, for no one recites it when he enters his house except that Satan leaves, passing wind like a donkey.” It was said to Ibn Mas’ud: “Was that man ‘Umar?” He said: “Who else could it have been, other than ‘Umar?”

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.9 pg.71)

 

Answer

This is recorded in Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, with two chains that support each other. It is therefore reliable.

(Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 8824 and 8826. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.9 pg.71)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar