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
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)
‘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