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Warning against women following the bier to the graveyard

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Is this Hadith sahih?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr narrates:

‘While we were traveling with the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), he saw a woman, and did not think that he knew her. When she was halfway to him, he stopped until she reached him, and it was Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha), the daughter of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).

He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said to her: ‘What brought you out of your house, O Fatimah?’

She said: ‘I came to the people of this deceased one to pray for mercy for them, and to offer my condolences to them.’

He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Perhaps you went with them to Al Kuda (the graves)?’

She said: ‘Allah forbid that I should go there. I heard what you said about that.’

He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘If you had gone there (to the graves) with them, you would never have seen Jannah until the grandfather of your father saw it.’

Answer

This Hadith is recorded in the following sources:

Sunan Nasai, Hadith: 1880

Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3114

Musnad Ahmad, vol.2 pg.169 and others.

Imams Ibn Hibban, Hakim and Dhahabi (rahimahullah) have declared it authentic (sahih).

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al-Ihsan, Hadith: 3177, Mustadrak Hakim, vol.1 pg.374)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon 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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