The sky turning red after the demise of Sayyiduna Husayn

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Please provide me with the authenticity of the following narration:

عن أم حكيم قالت: قُتِلَ الْحُسَیْنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ وَأَنَا یَوْمَئِذٍ جُوَیْرِیة، فَمَکَثَتِ السَّمَاءُ أَیَّامًا مِثْلَ الْعَلَقة



Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Ummu Hakim (rahimahallah).

(Al-Mu’jumul Kabir, Hadith: 2836)


‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has graded all of the narrators up to Ummu Hakim as authentic (ورجاله إلى أم حكيم رجال الصحيح)

(Majzma’uz Zawaid, vol. 9 pg. 196)



Ummu Hakim (rahimahallah) said: “I was a small girl on that day when Husayn ibn ‘Ali [radiyallahu ‘anhuma] was killed. The sky then remained [red] for days like a blood clot.”


And Allah Ta’ala knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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