A flying carpet used during Mi’raj?

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Kindly provide the Hadith where mention is made of the transport ‘raff raff’ [A silken green carpet which was used to transport Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam] during the Mi’raj, its description and the reference please.



In a lengthy narration regarding the Mi’raj, mention of  a ‘carpet’ being used as a means of transport is made. However, the Muhaddithun have declared this Hadith a fabrication. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.

(Nawadirul Usul. Hadith: 147, Tafsirul Qurtubi, Surah: Rahman, Verse: 76, At Tadhkirah Fi Ahwalil Mawta, vol. 2 pg. 364. Refer: Kitabul Majruhin Minal Muhaddithin of Imam Ibn Hibban, vol. 2 pg. 344 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 155-169)

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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