The stone of Baytul Maqdis from Jannah

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What is the status of the following narration and what is meant by ‘stone/rock’? Is it the Hajarul Aswad or the Stone of Baytul Maqdis?

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The rock/stone is from Jannah



Imams Ibn Majah, Ahmad and Hakim (rahimahumullah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Rafi’ ibn ‘Amr Al Muzani (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators reliable (thiqat).

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3456, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 31, Hadith: 20345, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 3 pg. 588, Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1145)


‘Allamah Ibnul Athir (rahimahullah) states that ‘stone’ in this Hadith refers to the stone of Baytul Maqdis.

(An Nihayah Fi Gharibil Hadith, vol. 2 pg. 16, Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 5679 and Misbahuz Zujajah of ‘Allamah Suyuti, vol. 2 pg. 180, Hadith: 3456)


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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved 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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