Classification of Hadeeth on a Man Having 100 Virgins in Paradise
Fatwa No: 403720

Question

Assalam Aalekum sheikh it is hadith in Tabrani Awsat from Abu Hurairah that men will go to 100 virgins in single morning in jannah i have read the hadith is classified sahih by imam Albani but in another book tafseer ibne kaseer with authentication from hafiz Zubair Ali Zai that isnad is daif so the above hadith is authentic or daif

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.

We have not come across the classification of the Hadeeth that you mentioned in the question. However, Al-Hafith Adh-Dhiyaa’ Al-Maqdisi said about this Hadeeth in his book Sifatul-Jannah (Description of Paradise): “The men (i.e. the chain of narrators) of this Hadeeth in my view fulfill the conditions set for an authentic Hadeeth." Perhaps Al-Maqdisi was referring to the conditions of authenticity set by Al-Bukhaari. Ibn Katheer  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him quoted his statement in his Tafseer (interpretation of the Quran) and did not object to it.

Additionally, Ibn Al-Qayyim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said in his book Haadi Al-Arwaah: “Its chain of narrators is authentic.

In any case, since you have read that Al-Albaani or other scholars have classified the Hadeeth as Saheeh (authentic), then you should have acted according to their ruling on the Hadeeth, and you did not need to ask questions about it. The scholars of Hadeeth differed in their view when classifying different narrations (Ahaadeeth), whether they are authentic or Dha’eef (inauthentic), and there is nothing wrong with this.

For more benefit on Hadeeth classification, please refer to Fataawa 388900, 137786, and 86276.

Allah knows best.

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