A narration regarding the burial of Danyal (‘alayhis salam)

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من دل على دانيال فبشروه بالجنة

Give glad tidings of Jannah to the one who points out the [body of] Danyal



‘Allamah Ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) has cited this narration and has referenced it to ‘Ahkamul Qubur’ of Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya.

The narration states that Danyal (‘alayhis salam) made du’a to Allah that someone from the Ummah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) bury him. The name of the person who discovered him was Hurqus. Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) wrote to Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) informing him that Hurqus had found the body of Danyal (‘alayhis salam). Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) wrote back saying, “Bury him and send Hurqus to me, for Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) had given glad tidings of Jannah.”


However, ‘Allamah Ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) has expressed reservation with regard to the authenticity (وهذا مرسل من هذا الوجه وفي كونه محفوظا نظر).

(Al Bidayah Wan Nihayah, vol. 2 pg. 208)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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