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‘My mimbar [pulpit] will be at the pond of Kawthar’

What is the explanation of the following Hadith:

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My mimbar will be at my pond [of Kawthar]


Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith. The full Hadith is as follows:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The space between my home and my mimbar [pulpit] is one of the gardens of Jannah, and my mimbar will be at my pond”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1196-1888-6588, Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1391)

Most of the ‘Ulama were of the view that the actual mimbar upon which Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) uttered these words on in this world, will be moved and placed by the pond of Kawthar in the Hereafter.

(Refer: Al Minhaj of ‘Allamah Nawawi, Hadith: 3357, Fathul Bari, Hadith: 1888, Fathul Mulhim, Hadith: 3345)

The commentators have also offered other explanations. Refer to the references cited above.

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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