What is the authenticity of the narration regarding a drought during the time of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) answered here?
Hafiz Ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) has declared the chain authentic (هذا إسناد صحيح). Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) has also declared the chain authentic (بإسناد صحيح)
(Al Bidayah Wan Nihayah, vol. 7 pg. 205, Fathul Bari, Hadith: 1009, vol. 2 pg. 495. Also see: Footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah on Musannaf, Hadith: 32665)
See the full text of the narration here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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