There is a narration wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said that Sayyiduna Ja’far will have wings and he will be flying in Jannah with the Angels? What book is this narration from, and is it authentic?
1) Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Ja’far (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to me:
” Congratulations O ‘Abdullah, Your father is flying with the Angels in the sky”
(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 14776)
Hafiz Ibn Hajar and ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahumallah) have declared the chain of narrators of this Hadith as sound (hasan).
(Fathul Bari, under Hadith: 3709 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 9 pg. 273)
2) Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Ja’far passed by me last night among a group of Angels, his two wings dyed with blood…”
(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 3 pg. 212)
Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the chain of narrators as authentic in conformity with the conditions of Imam Muslim (rahimahullah), Hafiz Dhahabi and Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahumallah) have concurred.
(Fathul Bari, under Hadith: 3709)
3) Sha’bi (rahimahullah) says that Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) would greet ‘Abdullah ibn Ja’far with the following words:
“Peace be upon you, O son of the one with two wings!”
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3709)
Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has further cited similar narrations under the commentary of this Hadith. Also see Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3763.
Sayyiduna Ja’far ibn Abi Talib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was martyred in the battle of Muta, The enemy had cut off both his hands. Due to this Allah Ta’ala replaced his hands with wings.
(Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 9 pg. 272/3)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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