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Another Hadith on the description of the inhabitants of Jannah

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The people of Jannah will enter Jannah without any hair on their body, beardless, with a fair complexion and curly hair, having collyrium in their eyes, aged thirty-three years; and they will be in the form of Adam, sixty cubits tall, and seven cubits wide”


Imam Abu Bakr Ibn Abi Shaybah, Imam Ahmad and Imam Tabarani (rahimahumullah) have recorded the words cited above.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 35140, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 295, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 5418 and Al Mu’jamus Saghir, Hadith: 808)

‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the chain of Tabarani hasan (sound).  Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) has stated that this narration will also be considered reliable according to Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah).

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 399, footnotes of Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 35140)

The Hadith is further corroborated by other similar narrations. See here.

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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