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The large number of Jannatis from this Ummah

Is the following authentic authentic?

“There will be one hundred and twenty (120) rows of people who will enter Jannah, eighty (80) rows will be from the Ummah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)”

Answer

This Hadith has been recorded in numerous Hadith collections. Among them are:

Sunan Tirmidhi (Hadith: 2546), Sunan Ibn Majah (Hadith: 4289), Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah (Hadith: 32371), Musnad Ahmad (vol. 5 pg. 347), Sahih Ibn Hibban (Al Ihsan, Hadith: 7459) and Mustadrak Hakim (vol. 1 pg. 81/82).

Imam Tirmidhi has declared the Hadith sound (hasan). Imam Ibn Hibban and Imam Hakim have declared the Hadith authentic. Hafiz Dhahabi concurs.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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