Degree of hadeeth about horses in Paradise
Fatwa No: 343687

Question

Assalaamu alaykum. Is the following hadith authentic?
Sulaiman bin Buraidah narrated from his father that a man asked the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, “O Messenger of Allaah, are there horses in Paradise?” He said, “If Allaah admits you into Paradise, you will not wish to be carried on a horse of rubies that will fly with you wherever you want in Paradise except that you will do so.” He said, “And a man asked him, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, are there camels in Paradise?’” He said, “So he, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, did not say what he said to his companion, rather, he, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said, ‘If Allaah admits you into Paradise, you will have in it whatever is desired by your soul and pleasing to your eye.’”

Answer

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

The hadeeth which you mentioned with this wording is reported by Ahmad and At-Tirmithi in his Sunan and was narrated by Buraydah ibn Al-Husayb. Shu’ayb Al-Arna‘oot said, “It is a weak hadeeth.

Al-Albaani also classified it as weak, but he classified it as hasan (good) in Saheeh At-Targheeb (no. 3756) and said, “It is good with the support of other ahaadeeth (Hasan li-Ghayrih).

This hadeeth was also reported by At-Tirmithi from Abu Ayyoob – and not from Buraydah ibn Al-Husayb – without the addition “and another man asked him...

Al-Albaani classified it as weak, but he classified it as good in Saheeh At-Targheeb (no. 3757) and said, “It is good with the support of other ahaadeeth (Hasan li-Ghayrih).

Allah knows best.

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