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The tears of the inhabitants of Jahannam

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I want to know if the following Hadith is authentic and the references for it as well.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Verily, the people of Jahannam will cry so much that if ships were to sail in their tears, they would float and indeed they would be crying blood [instead of tears]”

 

Answer

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Qays (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 605)

 

Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded a similar narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu). This further corroborates the Hadith in question.

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4324. Also see: Targhib, vol. 4 pg. 492/493 and Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1471)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. 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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