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The greatness of the ‘Arsh over the Kursi

Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “The seven heavens and seven earths in comparison to the Kursi is nothing but like a ring thrown in a desert, and certainly the hugeness of the Arsh over the Kursi is like the desert over that ring.”


Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this Hadith. Although the authenticity of the chain in Sahih Ibn Hibban is debatable, the Hadith in question is corroborated.

Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has cited a supporting narration and has declared the chain authentic. ‘Allamah ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) has also cited another chain.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 361, Fathul Bari, Hadith: 7428, vol. 13 pg. 411, Tafsir ibn Kathir, Surah Baqarah, Verse: 255, vol. 2 pg. 249)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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