What is the source of this Hadith?
عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: إن الرجل ليرقى الدرجة، فيقول: ما هذا؟ فيقال: باستغفار ولدك من بعدك لك
Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this version of the Hadith.
Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “A man’s rank will be raised [in the Hereafter]. He will say, ‘What is this?’ The response will be given, ‘This is due to your child seeking forgiveness for you.’”
(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 12207)
Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) has declared this chain sound (hasan).
(Footnotes on Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 12207)
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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
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