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The mirror that symbolised Friday

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Can you authenticate this Hadith?

“Anas Bin Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that once Jibril (‘alayhis salam) came to Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) with a white mirror on which there was a black dot. When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked Jibril (‘alayhis salam) about the mirror, he explained that it [symbolises] the Day of Jumu’ah…”

 

Answer

This is part of the Hadith regarding a Friday, which is known as ‘Hadithu Yawmil Mazid.’ The Hadith is recorded in several Hadith collections with variation in the wordings. Among them are Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah and Musnad Abi Ya’la.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 5560, Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 4089)

 

See here regarding the authenticity.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad 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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