The seen (س) of Sayyiduna Bilal (radiyallahu ‘anhu) is a sheen (ش) in the sight of Allah Ta’ala

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Is the following hadith authentic?

The seen (س) of Sayyiduna Bilal (radiyallahu ‘anhu)  is a sheen (ش) in the sight of Allah Ta’ala


This narration has also been reported with the following words:

Sayyiduna Bilal (radiyallahu ‘anhu) use to change the letter sheen (ش) that appears in the azan to a seen (س).

These narrations have no basis and are fabrications. They are not suitable to be quoted. In fact the opposite has been reported, that Sayyiduna Bilal (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was eloquent and had a beautiful voice.

(See: Al Maqasidul Hasanah, hadith: 582 and 221, Tazkiratul Mawdu’at pg. 101, Al Masnu’, hadith: 159 and Kashful Khafa vol. 1 pg. 411)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon 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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