A Miracle of Sayyiduna Tamim Dari (radiyallahu’anhu)

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What is the authenticity of following narration:

Once volcano erupted in era of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu), and one Sahabi pushed back the lava with his shawl



You are probably referring to the incident of Sayyiduna Tamim Dari (radiyallahu’anhu).

During the time of Amirul Muminin; Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) a fire/volcano erupted in Madinah Munawwarah.

Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) told Sayyiduna Tamim (radiyallahu’anhu):

Go and stop it.

Sayyiduna Tamim Dari (radiyallahu’anhu) went towards it and merely indicated like one who is pushing something with his upper robe in his bare hands and the fire returned to its place or the lava returned into the volcano.

(Kitabuz Zuhd of Imam Abu Dawud, Hadith: 395, Dalailun Nubuwwah of Bayhaqi, vol.6 pg.80, Dalailun Nubuwwah of Abu Nu’aym, Hadith: 533-534. Also see Al-Isabah, number: 837 & 8434)


This is recorded with several chains, is reliable and can be quoted.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon 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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