The Ismul A’azam in three Surahs

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What is the reference and authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) stated: “The Ismul A’azam [blessed Name of Allah Ta’ala which when taken, Allah responds] appears in three Surahs of the Quran; Surah Baqarah, Surah Aalu ‘Imran and Surah Taha.”

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says that he searched for it and found it in Ayatul Kursi, ‘Allahu la ilaha illa Huwal Hayyul Qayyum’ (Verse: 255) of Surah Baqarah, ‘Alif Lam Mim Allahu la ilaha illa Huwal Hayyul Qayyum’ (Verse: 2) of Surah Aalu ‘Imran and ‘Wa ‘Anatil wujuhu lil Hayyil Qayyum’ (Verse: 111) of Surah Taha.’”



Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded the first part only.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 506, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3856)


‘Allamah Munawi (rahimahullah) has declared the chain sound (hasan).

(At Taysir, vol. 1 pg. 153)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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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