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The reward for parents who have lost three children

Question

Is the following narration reliable?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“No Muslim has three of his children pass away before reaching puberty, but Allah will admit him to Jannah by virtue of His mercy for them”

 

Answer

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded these words on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The Hadith is therefore authentic.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1248)

 

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have also recorded a similar narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 101-1249, Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2634)

 

See here for the reward of those parents who have lost one child.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar