The woman who used to comb the hair of the daughter of Fir’awn

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Is this story authentic?

When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was going for Mi’raj, he passed a place from where a fragrance was emanating. Upon inquiry, Jibrail (‘alayhis salam) told Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)  that this was the woman who used to comb the hair of the daughter of Fir’awn (Pharaoh). She was burnt together with all of her children by Fir’awn when Fir’awn had found out that she believed in Allah Ta’ala.


Imams Ahmad, Ibn Hibban, Hakim, Bazzar and Tabarani (rahimahumullah) have recorded this narration.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 1 pg. 310 , Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 2903, 2904 , Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 496 and Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 12279. Also see Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 1 pg. 65)


Hafiz Ibn Hibban and Imam Hakim (rahimahumallah) have declared this Hadith as authentic (sahih). Hafiz Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has concurred with this grading.


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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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