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Part of a description of Dajjal’s donkey


I would like to know if this hadith is authentic or not. Can you please provide the reference to the Hadith.

Sayyiduna Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) while discussing about Dajjal said: “…He will be riding a donkey which will have a span of 40 cubits between its two ears..”



This narration is recorded in Musnad Ahmad, Mustadrak Hakim and other Hadith collections as part of a longer narration.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 367, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 530)


Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar