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The scholars intercession on the Day of Qiyamah

Question

What is authenticity of following narration?

يبعث العالم والعابد، فيقال للعابد: ادخل الجنة، ويقال للعالم: اثبت حتى تشفع للناس بما أحسنت أدبهم

 

Answer

This narration is recorded in Shu’abul Iman of Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) with a very weak chain.

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 1588. Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 4 pg. 375-377, number: 8246. Also see: Al Faqih Wal Mutafaqqih of Khatib Al Baghdadi, vol. 1 pg. 111 and Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 102)

 

Translation

Sayyiduna Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “A scholar and pious person will be resurrected. The worshipper/pious person will be told, ‘Enter Jannah.’ The Scholar will be told, ‘Remain where you are until you intercede on behalf of people due to you enabling them with good character.'”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar