This story is from the Israa’eeliyyaat
Fatwa No: 144175

  • Fatwa Date:5-12-2010 - Thul-Hijjah 29, 1431
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Question

SalaamAlaikum, Sir who were those angels who had commited sins in this world. Then they repented invoking to be punished in this world instead in hereafter as they had seen hell. My nany told that they are in well somewhere in yemen but could never be able to taste water and their tongues are continuously hanging like that of a dog. Please could you provide complete story about those angels? Thank you.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The story that you mentioned in the question is not sound as Marfoo' (attributed) to the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) as in "As-Silsilah Adh-Dha’eefah" by Al-Albaani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him because after mentioning the story, he said: “It is Baatil (false) as a Marfoo' Hadeeth.”

Then, he mentioned that it is sound as a Mawqoof (attributed to a Companion) as it was reported from Ibn ‘Umar  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him who reported it from Ka’b Al-Ahbaar; so it is one of the Israa'eeliyyaat (narrations of Jews and Christians) that are not taken into account or considered as evidence.

Allaah Knows best.

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