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The conquest of Constantinople

Question

What is the status of the Hadith wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) gave the glad tidings of the conquest of Constantinople?

Answer

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is reported to have said:

Soon Constantinople will be defeated, how wonderful will be the leader and the army (that conquers Constantinople).

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 422 and Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 335)

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs. Also see Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 6 pg 218

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar