What is the status of the following narration and what is meant by ‘stone/rock’? Is it the Hajarul Aswad or the Stone of Baytul Maqdis?
الصخرة من الجنة
The rock/stone is from Jannah
Imams Ibn Majah, Ahmad and Hakim (rahimahumullah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Rafi’ ibn ‘Amr Al Muzani (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators reliable (thiqat).
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3456, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 31, Hadith: 20345, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 3 pg. 588, Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1145)
‘Allamah Ibnul Athir (rahimahullah) states that ‘stone’ in this Hadith refers to the stone of Baytul Maqdis.
(An Nihayah Fi Gharibil Hadith, vol. 2 pg. 16, Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 5679 and Misbahuz Zujajah of ‘Allamah Suyuti, vol. 2 pg. 180, Hadith: 3456)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar