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The earthquake of Qiyamah

Question

Is this narration authentic and what does it mean?

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: لتقمصن بكم قماص البكر، يعني: الأرض

 

Answer

Imam Bazzar (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musnad Bazzar; Al Bahruz Zakkhar, Hadith: 8479)

 

‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators reliable (rijaluhu thiqat).

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 332)

 

This Hadith in question is explaining the earthquake of Qiyamah. The translation is follows:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “The [earth] will certainly quake just as a young camel gallops/kicks”

(Refer: An Nihayah Fi Gharibil Hadith, vol. 2 pg. 490)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar