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Ummu Ruman bintu ‘Amir

Is this Hadith authentic?

“As she was being lowered into her grave, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Anyone who wants to see a Hur [a woman of Jannah], should look at Ummu Ruman.” [i.e. Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam gave glad tidings that she will be in Jannah].


Imam Ibn Sa’d (rahimahullah) and others have recorded this narration [mursalan] with a weak chain.

(Tabaqat Ibn Sa’d, vol. 8 pg. 216)

Ummu Ruman bint ‘Amir was the wife of Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and the mother of ‘Abdur Rahman and ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

(Refer: Al Isabah, vol. 14 pg. 361)

It should be noted that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) was referring to her being a Jannati, and not that strangers should physically go and look at her face.

I therefore added these explanations in brackets in the question.

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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