Shaytan wailed when Surah Fatihah was revealed

Question

What is the reference for this?

إن إبليس رن حين انزلت فاتحة الكتاب

Iblis wailed when the Fatihah was revealed

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Iblis wailed when Surah Fatihah was revealed…”

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 4785)

 

‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators reliable (رجال الصحيح) and states that this resembles a narration of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) (شبيه المرفوع) [i.e. Although the Hadith should be quoted as the statement of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) it should be understood that he heard this from Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) as the nature it not such that he could have made applying his own logic].

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 6 pg. 311)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar