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Qiyamah occurring on a Friday

Question

Is the following Hadith correct?

Also is the interpretation correct; that the black dot is the referring to Qiyamah?

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The days were shown to me, and among them Friday was shown to me. It looked like a shiny mirror in the middle of which was a black spot. I asked, ‘What is this?’ It was said, ‘The Hour.'”

Friday is a special day whose virtues have been extolled in the Hadith. Friday has been likened in this hadith to a gleaming mirror. The only thing that mars the beauty of Friday is the fact that it is also the day on which the Hour will commence. Because of this, every Friday, all creatures (apart from humans and jinn) are filled with fear in case this particular Friday be the one on which the Trumpet is blown. Jazakallah

 

Answer

This Hadith is recorded by several Hadith authors, with various chains, among them are:

Ibn Abi Shaybah in his Musannaf, Hadith: 5561, Abu Ya’la in his Musnad, Hadith: 4075 & Tabarani in Al-Mu’jamul Awsat, -Majma’ul Bahrayn, Hadith: 945,946-

 

This Hadith has been declared as authentic by several Muhaddithun.

(Refer: Targhib, vol.4 pg.555, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.2 pg.164, vol.10 pg.421-422 & Ithaful Khiyaratil Maharah, vol.3 pg.6)

Note 1: The black dot referring to Qiyamah is actually part of the Hadith, and not an interpretation.

Note 2: (1) Qiyamah occuring on a Friday, and (2) that the entire creation fears its possible occurrence every Friday, is found in other reliable Hadiths as well.

(Refer (1) Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1973, 1974, (2) Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith:1039. Also see Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 5559)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar