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The sky turning red after the demise of Sayyiduna Husayn

Question

Please provide me with the authenticity of the following narration:

عن أم حكيم قالت: قُتِلَ الْحُسَیْنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ وَأَنَا یَوْمَئِذٍ جُوَیْرِیة، فَمَکَثَتِ السَّمَاءُ أَیَّامًا مِثْلَ الْعَلَقة

 

Answer

Imam Tabrani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Ummu Hakim (rahimahallah).

(Al-Mu’jumul Kabir, Hadith: 2836)

 

‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has graded all of the narrators up to Ummu Hakim as authentic (ورجاله إلى أم حكيم رجال الصحيح)

(Majzma’uz Zawaid, vol. 9 pg. 196)

 

Translation

Ummu Hakim (rahimahallah) said: “I was a small girl on that day when Husayn ibn ‘Ali [radiyallahu ‘anhuma] was killed. The sky then remained [red] for days like a blood clot.”

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar