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The virtue of tying Ihram from Masjidul Aqsa

Question

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

 

Answer

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.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar