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Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prophesy regarding the martyrdom of Talhah (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

“Talhah is a martyr walking on the face of the earth.”

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever wishes to look at a martyr walking on the surface of the earth, should look at Talhah ibn ‘Ubaydillah.”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3739 and Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 125 with variation in the wording)

 

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith weak.

(Also see: Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 3 pg. 376)

Weak Hadiths are acceptable in the topic of merits, like the above.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar