Q: What is the explanation and authenticity of this hadith:
‘Amr Ibn al-‘Aas mentioned ‘Whilst we were with the Messenger of Allaah (saw) in this valley (on this mountain path), he (saw) said; “Look, can you see anything?” We said, ‘We se crows, and one of them stands out because its beak and feet are red.‘ The Messenger of Allaah said; “No women will enter Paradise except those who are as rare among them as this crow is among the others.” [Ahmad & Abu Ya’la, via ‘Amr Ibn al-‘Aas, see also Silsilat al-Ahaadeeth as-Saheehah, 4/466. hadeeth # 1851]
A: We have not come across this hadeeth.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)