Is this narration authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) recited the Verse, ‘On that Day it [the earth] will declare its information’ (Surah Zalzalah, Verse: 4) and said: ‘Do you know what its information is?’ The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) said: ‘Allah and His Messenger know best.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Indeed its information is that it will testify against every servant, male and female, regarding the actions they carried out on the surface of the earth. It will say that he did such and such, on such and such a day.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then said: ‘This is what is meant by its information.’
Imams Tirmidhi and Ahmad (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith authentic (hasanun gharibun sahih).
Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2429, 3353, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 374 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 7360)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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