A follow up query regarding the incident of ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and a thief

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With regard to the answer about Sayyiduna ‘Umar and the thief, is there any version of the incident which mentions that a person who made zina was brought to Sayyiduna ‘Umar and not a thief?



Certain Fiqh books have mentioned that the person had committed adultery rather than steal. However, Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) states he has not come across this version. (لم أره في حق الزاني)

(At Talkhisul Habir, Hadith: 2160)


The version mentioned here should be quoted instead.


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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