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A brief description of the Buraq

Is this Hadith authentic?

“On the night of Mi’raj, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was brought an animal with a long back [Sayyiduna stretched out his hands wide to demonstrate this], one stride of it is as far as its vision. So, the two of them [Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and Jibril] remained upon the back of Al-Buraq until they saw Jannah and Jahannam, and all of what has been prepared for the Hereafter, then they returned back to where they began.”


Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as part of a longer narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Hudhayfah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has graded the Hadith authentic (hasanun sahih).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3147)

Imams Ahmad and Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have recorded slightly different words.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 387 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 45)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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