Imam Buhkari’s version of the Hadith regarding the River of Kawthar in Jannah

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Could you please provide a reference for this Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “While I was passing through Jannah [during Mi’raj], I came to a river on the banks of which were tents made of hollow pearls. I asked, ‘What is this, O Jibril?’ He replied, ‘This is Kawthar which your Rabb has granted you. It’s soil/scent is that of pungent musk Its soil was the most excellent/pure musk.”



Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6581. Also see: Hadith: 4964)


Also see here and here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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