Jibril (‘alayhis salam) resembling Sayyiduna Dihyah (radiyallahu’anhu)

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Please provide a reference for what is famous that Jibril (‘alayhis salam) resembled Sayyiduna Dihyah (radiyallahu’anhu)



Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that that Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said -as part of a lengthy Hadith: ‘..I saw Jibril, and the one who resembles him the most is Dihyah.’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 422).


See the full narration here.


See more narrations on this in Isabah of Hafiz Hajar (rahimahullah), number: 2390.

Sayiduna Dihyah (radiyallahu’anhu) was an extremely handsome person.


Note: Although the above narration confirms your question, it should be noted that Jibril (‘alayhis salam) did -sometimes- appear in the form of a stranger, as was the case in the famous Hadith of Jibril.

(Refer: Fathul Bari, Hadith: 50)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad 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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