Hadeeth about tanned damsel in Paradise
Fatwa No: 348952

Question

Does the inclusion of the following hadith in Faydh Al-Qadeer mean that it is authentic?
I entered Paradise and saw a damsel with exceedingly tanned skin (Adma) and beautiful dark (red) lips, so I asked Jibreel (Gabriel), "Who is this?" And he replied, "Indeed, Allaah, The Exalted, knows what Ja‘far ibn Abi Taalib desires, and that is tannd skin and dark (red) lips, so Allaah created this for him.
I know that Shaykh Al-Albaani declared it to be fabricated, but what have others said about it?

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 fact that this hadeeth was reported in Faydh Al-Qadeer does not mean that it is authentic. This book is one of the books about the interpretation of Hadeeth, so it is an interpretation of the ahaadeeth of Al-Jaami’ As-Sagheer, which was authored by As-Suyooti.

The hadeeth which you mentioned was reported by As-Suyooti in this book. and he marked it as Dha’eef (weak).

Al-Munaawi did not comment on it in regard to issuing a ruling on it, and we have not come across any statement of other scholars about it with the exception of what Shaykh Al-Albaani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him mentioned about it. After he classified it as Dha’eef (weak) in Dha’eef Al-Jaami’ As-Sagheer, he pointed out in Silsilatul Al-Ahaadeeth Adh-Dha’eefah wal-Mawdhoo’ah that it had become clear to him that it was a fabricated hadeeth, as he said, “Al-Munaawi mentioned the hadeeth in Sharh Faydh Al-Qadeer and in Sharh At-Tayseer, but he did not comment on it; whereas the rule with regard to such a hadeeth is to classify it as Dha’eef. This is what I did in Dha’eef Al-Jaami’ [i.e. I classified it as Dha’eef]. And now, as I came to know about its obscure chain of narrators and pondered about its wording, it has become clear to me that it is a fabricated hadeeth.

Allah knows best.

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