“Indeed Allaah created the son of Aadam in the image of the Most Merciful [ar-Rahmaan]?”

by The Albaani Blog


Questioner: A hadith reported from the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم that he said, “Indeed Allaah created the son of Aadam in the image of the Most Merciful [ar-Rahmaan]?”

Al-Albaani: [A] false [hadith [baatil]].

Questioner: False huh?

Al-Albaani: Yes.

Questioner: May Allaah reward you with good and have mercy on your parents.

Al-Albaani: May Allaah protect you.

Questioner: And those people who say that it is authentic?

Al-Albaani: Those who say it is authentic don’t know authentication.

Questioner: May Allaah reward you with good.

Al-Albaani: May Allaah protect you. The hadith is with the wording, “Indeed Allaah created Aadam in his image,’ not, ‘… in the image of The Most Merciful [ar-Rahmaan].’

Questioner: ‘…in his image,’ Aadam is the one who is intended here …

Al-Albaani: Listen. This is the famous wording, well-known in the two Sahihs, and a narration reported in Bukhaari explains the first one, [it being], ‘Allaah created Aadam in his image, his height being sixty cubits,’ so it is Aadam.

Questioner: Yes, yes, may Allaah reward you with good.

Al-Albaani: May Allaah protect you.

Questioner: Don’t forget us in your du’aa, O Shaikh, may Allaah reward you with good.

Al-Albaani: And you, likewise, don’t forget us in your du’aa for good.

Questioner: [I leave you] in the protection of Allaah.

Al-Albaani: Was-Salaamu alaikum.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 328.