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Surahs made his hair gray

Fatwaa ID: 2183

I know this hadith is graded Sahih but it’s according to the Salafi scholar Albani. What do the true Sunnis say and if it’s sahih how do we explain this?

Narrated from Ibn Abbas (Radi Allahu Anhu), the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “(Surah) Hud (11), Al-Waaqi’ah (56), Al-Mursalaat (77), An-Naba’ (78) and At-Takweer (81) have made my hair grey”

References: Jami At-Tirmidhi, Hadith 3297. Classed as Sahih by Shaykh Al-Albaani (Rahmatullah Allaih)

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. The Hadith in question is saheeh.
  2. These surahs discuss the terrifying nature and situations of the Day of Qiyaamah. The weight and the stress from these surahs resulted in Nabi ﷺ to appear to have aged earlier. This is a normal occurrence where people’s hair turns grey because of the stress they go through in life. In the case of Nabi ﷺ, it wasn’t the stress of this life but the khashyah and khawf of Allaah Ta’aala.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

08/21/1445 AH – 03/02/2024 CE | 885

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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