Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) seeks forgiveness on behalf of Hudhayfah ibn Al Yaman and his mother (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)

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عن حذيفة قال: قالت لي أمي: متى عهدك برسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقلت: ما لي به عهد مذ كذا أو كذا فنالت مني فقلت فإني آتى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فأصلي معه, ويستغفر لي ولك فأتيته فصليت معه المغرب فصلى صلى الله عليه وسلم ما بينهما ثم مضى وتبعته فقال لي: من هذا؟ , فقلت: حذيفة بن اليمان فقال: ما جاء بك؟ فأخبرته بما قالت لي أمي فقال صلى الله عليه وسلم: غفر الله لك ولأمك



Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared this version authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 7126)


Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded the narration with variation in the wording.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3781)



Sayyiduna Hudhayfah ibn Al Yaman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “My mother asked me, ‘When last did you visit Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?’ I replied,’I haven’t visited him [for quite some time].’ She rebuked me, So I said, ‘I will go and offer Salah behind him and will ask him to seek forgiveness on our behalf.’ Hudhayfah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, ‘I went and performed Maghrib Salah behind him. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then offered [optional Salah]. He proceeded and I followed him. He asked, ‘Who is this?’ I said, ‘Hudhayfah ibn Al Yaman.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘What brings you here’? I informed him of my mother’s request. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘May Allah forgive you and your mother”

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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