Hadith question

Q: I always meet this one uncle who I sometimes sit and talk with. He is just over 80 years of age. He wanted to know if there is any Hadith or mention in Qur’an about Almighty Allah being more merciful and forgiving to someone who reaches the age of 90 or any old age. He said he did ask some Imaam before but he still never got an answer so I said I will try my best to find out for him and let him know.


A: There is a hadeeth to that effect in which it is stated that at the age of 70 the inhabitants of the heavens begin to love him and at the age of 80 Allah Ta`ala writes down good deeds for him and forgives his sins. (Ma`ariful Qur’aan, vol. 6, p. 242)

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)