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The number of ‘Arab Ambiya

Question

Which Hadith speaks about the number of ‘Arab prophets?

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has recorded a narration which states that four Ambiya were from the ‘Arabs; Hud (‘alayhis salam), Shu’ayb (‘alayhis salam), Salih (‘alayhis salam) and Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 361)

 

See another part of this Hadith and its debated authenticity here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar