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A Hadith describing Adam (‘alayhis salam)

Is the following Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna Ubay ibn Ka’b (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Adam was hairy and tall, of wheatish complexion, having curly hair as on a high palm-tree…”



Imam ‘Abdur Razzaq As San’ani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with a chain that is noncontinuous (munqati’).

(Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 6082)

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has also recorded this Hadith with slight variation in the wording. He has declared the Hadith as authentic and Hafiz Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 262)


And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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