Explanation of a narration

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Q: I have a question. Ibn Rajab (may Allah have mercy on him) in his book ‘Humility in Prayer’ on last chapter he described a hadeeth narrated by Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu) that Israfeel (Alayhis Salaam) visited the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and Jibreel (Alayhis Salaam) and descended on earth for the first time from his creation. But the angels who visited Ibraheem (Alayhis Salaam), the guests, I found the name Israfeel (Alayhi Salaam) there. Please I hope you’ll clarify this matter.


A: Perhaps by first what he means is that the first in the era of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)