The number of ‘Arab Ambiya

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Which Hadith speaks about the number of ‘Arab prophets?



Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has recorded a narration which states that four Ambiya were from the ‘Arabs; Hud (‘alayhis salam), Shu’ayb (‘alayhis salam), Salih (‘alayhis salam) and Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 361)


See another part of this Hadith and its debated authenticity here


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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad 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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