أول ما خلق الله نور نبيك يا جابر
The first thing Allah created was the light of your Nabi, O Jabir!
This hadith is batil (false) despite it being commonly quoted by people. Al Albani indicated to this. Al ‘Ajluni indicated to this as well in Kashf al Khifa’ in the list of commonly quoted ahadith and baseless narrations.
This hadith is in stark contrast to the hadith in Sahih Muslim:
خلقت الملائكة من نور و خلق إبليس من نار السموم و خلق آدم عليه السلام مما وصف لكم
The angels were created from light. Iblis was created from smokeless fire. And Adam ‘alayh al Salam has been created from that which has been described to you.
In fact, it contradicts Allah’s subhanahu wa ta ‘ala declaration:
وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَكُمْ مِّنْ تُرَابٍ
And of His signs is that He created you from dust
قُلْ إِنَّمَا أَنَا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُكُمْ
Say, “I am only a man like you.”
Al Saqqaf wrote an article titled: Irshad al ‘Athir li Wad’ Hadith Awwal ma Khalaqa Allah Nur Nabiyyika ya Jabir (Guiding the stumbler to the fabrication of the hadith: the first thing Allah created was the light of your Nabi, O Jabir.) He establishes therein that the hadith is mawdu’.
 Silsilat al Ahadith al Sahihah Hadith: 459.
 Kashf al Khifa’ no. 827.
 Surah Rum: 20.
 Surah al Kahf: 110.Back to top