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The Sahabah that resembled certain Ambiya in their appearance

Question

Can you confirm if the following narration is authentic. Can you cite the source as well.

It is narrated on the authority of Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

There appeared before me the Ambiya, and Musa was among men as if he was one of the people of Shanuah, and I saw ‘Isa (‘alayhis salam), son of Maryam and I saw nearest in resemblance with him was ‘Urwah ibn Mas’ud, and I saw Ibrahim (blessings of Allah be upon him) The one resembling him the most was your companion [ie. Nabi -sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam- himself] and I saw Jibril (‘alayhis salam). The closest person resembling him was Dihyah. (In the narration of Ibn Rumh, it is Dihyah ibn Khalifah)

 

Answer

 

Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in his Sahih. The Hadith is therefore authentic.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 167)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar