The saliva of the Maidens of Jannah

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Is this narration authentic?

عن ابن عباس أنه قال : في الجنة حوراء يقال لها العيناء لو بزقت في البحر لعذب ماؤه

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said, “There is a Hur [maiden] in Jannah called ‘Al ‘Ayna’, the waters of the ocean would turn sweet if she were to put her saliva in.”

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‘Allamah ‘Ayni (rahimahullah) has cited this statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) without a chain.

(‘Umdatul Qari, Hadith: 2796, vol. 10 pg. 99)

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded a similar narration as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) with a weak chain.

(Sifatul Jannah, Hadith: 360, Ar Risalah edition. Also see: Targhib, vol. 4 pg. 535)

This narration may be quoted as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar