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‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) making du’a at the Mizab of the Ka’bah

Question

Is this narration authentic?

أقبل عثمان بن عفان رضي الله عنه ذات يوم فقال لأصحابه ألا تسألوني من أين جئت؟ قالوا: ومن أين جئت يا أمير المؤمنين؟ قال: ما زلت قائما على باب الجنة، وكان قائما تحت الميزاب يدعو الله عنده

 

Answer

This narration is recorded in Akhbaru Makkah as part of a lengthy narration wherein Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullah) wrote a letter to a pious person explaining the virtues of Makkah and the virtues of living in Makkah Mukarramah.

(Akhbaru Makkah of Imam Fakihi, Hadith: 1545)

 

The chain consists of an unnamed narrator and is therefore weak.

(Also see: Al Asrarul Marfu’ah, Hadith: 501-502-503)

 

Translation

‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan (radiyallahu ‘anhu) once came to his companions and said, ‘Aren’t you going to ask me where am I coming from?’ They said, O leader of the Believers, Where have you come from?’ He replied, ‘I was standing at the door of Jannah.’ He was standing under the Mizab [The water spout/gutter of the Ka’bah] supplicating unto Allah.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar