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Will only the clean enter Jannah?

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

إن الإسلام نظيف فتنظفوا فإنه لا يدخل الجنة إلا نظيف

Translation

Islam is indeed clean/pure, so cleanse yourself for only the clean will enter Jannah

Answer

Cleanliness and taharah is an integral part of Islam as has been explained in other authentic narrations.

The narration in question is reported by Imam Tabarani, however it is extremely weak. Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) and others have discredited the reliability of one of the narrators. The Muhaddithun have also singled out the teacher of this narrator, who reports extremely weak narrations/fabrications from this teacher. The Hadith in question is reported through this teacher of his and should therefore not be quoted.

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 4890, Al ‘Ilalul Mutanahiyah, Hadith: 1187 and Lisanul Mizan, vol. 8 pg. 291 -8169-)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar