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The virtue of tying Ihram from Masjidul Aqsa


Kindly narrate the Hadith on the virtue of tying Ihram from Masjidul Aqsa



Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded the following narration:

Sayyidatuna Ummu Salamah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whosoever dons the Ihram of Haj or ‘Umrah from Masjidul Aqsa to Masjidul Haram, will be forgiven for all his past and future sins. OR will enter Jannah” [The narrator of the above Hadith was unsure which virtue Nabi -sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam- mentioned]

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1741)


Imam Ibn Majah and Imam ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have recorded the same narration with the following words:

“Whomsoever dons the Ihram of ‘Umrah from Masjidul Aqsa, his past sins will be forgiven”

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3002 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 3701)


The authenticity of this narration has been debated among the Muhaddithun. Some like Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) have declared the Hadith as authentic.

(Refer: Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 190. Also see footnotes on Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah by Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah, under Hadith: 12837)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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