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Certainly, the skin of a kafir will swell to 42 arms―the arms of al Jabbar―and his molar will be like Uhud

 

إن غلظ جلد الكافر اثنان و أربعون ذراعا بذراع الجبار و ضرسه مثل أحد هذا

Certainly, the skin of a kafir will swell to 42 arms―the arms of al Jabbar―and his molar will be like Uhud.

 

The sanad of hadith is as follows; al Hakim says:

 

حدثنا الشيخ أبو بكر بن إسحاق أنبأ محمد بن سليمان بن الحارث ثنا عبيد الله بن موسى أنبأ شيبان عن الأعمش عن أبي صالح عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم

Sheikh Abu Bakr ibn Ishaq narrated to us―Muhammad ibn Sulaiman ibn al Harith informed―’Ubaidullah ibn Musa narrated to us―Shayban informed from―al A’mash from―Abu Salih from―Abu Hurairah radiya Llahu ‘anhu from the Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

 

Al Hakim comments, “The hadith is sahih according to the standards of al Bukhari and Muslim, but they have not documented it.”[1]

The hadith is sahih. However, al Hakim says: “Sheikh Abu Bakr explained that al Jabbar refers to human tyrants of the first ages who had the largest physiques, and the longest limbs and forearms from all of men.”

This is supported by a narration in Sahih Ibn Hibban from Sayyidina Abu Hurairah radiya Llahu ‘anhu from the Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam who declared:

 

غلظ الكافر اثنان و أربعون ذراعا بذراع الجبار و ضرسه مثل أحد الجبار ملك باليمن يقال له الجبار

The kafir will swell to 42 arms―the arms of al Jabbar―and his molar will be like Uhud. Al Jabbar is a king of Yemen who was called al Jabbar.[2]

 

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[1] Al Mustadrak vol. 4 pg. 637.

[2] Sahih Ibn Hibban vol. 16 pg. 531.

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