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The three types of Jinn

Question

What is the authenticity if this narration:

Sayyiduna Abu Tha’labah Al Khushani (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that the Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘The Jinn are of three types: a type that has wings and fly through the air; a type that look like snakes and dogs; and a type that stops for a rest then resumes its journey.”

 

Answer

Imam Tahawi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration. Imam Ibn Hibban, Imam Hakim and Hafiz Dhahabi (rahimahumullah) have declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sharhu Mushkilil Athar, Hadith: 2941, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 6156, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 456)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar