Dha‘eef Hadeeth - the sea asking Allaah to drown people
Fatwa No: 8955

  • Fatwa Date:10-11-2007 - Thul-Qi'dah 1, 1428
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Question

What is the status of the Hadeeth which says that the sea asks the permission of Allaah The Almighty three times a day to drown people but Allaah The Almighty prevents it?

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, is His slave and messenger.

 

The Hadeeth in question was narrated by Imaam Ahmad and Is-Haaq  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them on the authority of ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him who directly attributed it to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

However, it is a Dha‘eef Hadeeth as judged by Ibn Katheer and Al-Albaani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them.

Allaah Knows best.

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