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Allah Ta’ala forgives an immoral woman due to her kindness to a dog

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Allah Ta’ala had forgiven a prostitute because of her kindness to a dog.

Is this authentic?

 

Answer

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration. The narration is therefore authentic.

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“A dog was going around a well, about to die of thirst when an immoral/loose woman from the Banu Israil saw it. She removed her sock, [filled water in it] and gave it to the dog. She was forgiven due to that”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3321, 3467 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2245 with slight variation in the wording)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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