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The virtue of bringing up two daughters

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“If anyone brings up two girls [by taking care of them until they reach the age of puberty], he and I will enter Jannah like these two [fingers], pointing with his [index and middle] fingers. (Tirmidhi)

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith sound (hasanun gharib).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1914)

 

Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has also recorded this Hadith with slight variation in the wording.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2631)

 

Also see here and here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar