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Surah An’am, the whole Surah revealed at one time

Question

Please authenticate this Hadith.

It appears in a Hadith that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

Surah An’am, the whole of it, was revealed at one time. Such was the majesty of its revelation that seventy thousand (70 000) angels followed behind it reciting tasbih [glorifying Allah].

 

Answer

This Hadith is recorded by Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) in his Al-Mu’jamus Saghir, vol. pg. .

’Allamah Haythami and Hafiz ibn Hajar (rahimahumallah) have pointed out a weak narrator in the chain.

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.7 pg.19-20 and Al-Kafish Shaff, Hadith: 386)

 

Despite the weak chain, there are several other supports for this.

Refer: Tafsir Ibn Kathir, beginning of Surah An’am and Majma’uz zawaid, vol.7 pg.19-20.

The Hadith is suitable to quote.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar