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The land of Sham is the land of resurrection

There is a Hadith wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Sham is the land of the resurrection”

Is it authentic?


Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The chain consists of a narrator who has been declared weak by some Muhaddithun. However, other Muhaddithun were of the view that he was credible.

The Hadith is suitable to quote and is also corroborated by a similar Hadith recorded in Musnad Bazzar.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 6 pg. 457, Musnad Bazzar; Al Bahruz Zakkhar, Hadith: 3965. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 5 pg. 223)

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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