Sunday, January 8, 2012

Power of Fatiha to Raise the Dead Back Alive

Here is a Hasan (Good) adīth from Imām al-Sādiq (عليه السلام) that says do not be astonished if you were to read Sūrah al-Fātiah upon a dead person and he comes back to life. This shows the amazing power and the miracle of the Qur’ān.

عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ لَوْ قُرِئَتِ الْحَمْدُ عَلَى مَيِّتٍ سَبْعِينَ مَرَّةً ثُمَّ رُدَّتْ فِيهِ الرُّوحُ مَا كَانَ ذَلِكَ عَجَباً
From Mu`āwiyah bin `Ammār from Abī `Abd Allāh (عليه السلام) said: “If you read al-Hamd (al-Fātiḥah) upon a deceased 70 times, then his spirit is return in him (i.e. comes back to life), do not be amazed at that”
Source:
1.     Al-Kulaynī, Al-Kāfī, ed. `Alī Akbar al-Ghaffārī, 8 vols., (Tehran: Dār al-Kutub al-Islāmiyyah, 3rd Edition, 1388 AH), vol. 2, pg. 623, hadeeth # 16
Grading:
1.     Al-Majlisī said this hadeeth is Hasan (Good)
à Mir’āt Al-`Uqūl, 26 vols., (Tehran: Dār al-Kutub al-Islāmiyyah, 1410 AH), vol. 12, pg. 511

Breakdown of the isnaad (chain of narrators):


علي بن إبراهيم (`Alī bin Ibrāhīm al-Qummī) is thiqah (trustworthy) according to:
1.     Al-Najaashee, Rijaal, pg. 260, person # 680
2.     Ibn Dawood, Rijaal, pg. 237, person # 998
3.     Al-Hillee, Al-KhulaaSah, pg. 100, person # 45


أبيه (Ibrāhīm bin Hāshim al-Qummī) is praised / thiqah according to:
1.     Al-Najaashee, Rijaal, pg. 16, person # 18
2.     Al-Toosi, Al-Fihrist, pg. 12, person # 6
3.     Ibn Dawood, Rijaal, pg. 20, person # 43
4.     Al-Hillee, Al-KhulaaSah, pg. 5, person # 9


ابن أبي عمير (Muhammad bin Abī `Umayr) is thiqah (trustworthy) according to:
1.     Al-Najaashee, Rijaal, pg. 326, person # 887
2.     Al-Toosi, Al-Fihrist, pg. 404, person # 618
3.     Al-Toosi, Rijaal, pg. 265, person # 5413
4.     Ibn Dawood, Rijaal, pg. 277, person # 1250
5.     Al-Hillee, Al-KhulaaSah, pg. 140, person # 16


مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ (Mu`āwiyah  bin `Ammār) is thiqah (trustworthy) according to:
1.     Al-Najaashee, Rijaal, pg. 411, person # 1096
2.     Ibn Dawood, Rijaal, pg. 350, person # 1557
3.     Al-Hillee, Al-KhulaaSah, pg. 166, person # 1

14 comments:

  1. this must be truly a fabricated ḥadīth.. a miracle(bringing the death back to life by non messenger).. with reading quranic sura...

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  2. Can you please check your translation because in

    لَوْ قُرِئَتِ الْحَمْدُ

    the قُرِئَتِ is majhool, will it not become 'If Al-Hamd was read'

    Why the title 'How to bring dead back to Life?', this is not meant to be as a TUTORIAL rather Imam (as) showing the fazeelah of Quran.

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  3. has anyone tried this before? lol that would be amazing

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  4. Assalaamu `Alaykum,

    This is to show the fadeelah of the Qur'aan. Either way you translate this hadeeth, it still implies the same thing, if al-Hamd was read on a dead person 70 times, do not be surprised if he comes back to life.

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  5. I won't be surprised if he never came back to life LoL.

    TripolySunni,

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  6. ^Sunnis laugh on al-Qur`an and Allah's (`azza wa jal) power?
    What kuffar they are!

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  7. i actually agree that the title is very misleading. a better one would be 'Power of Surat al-FatiHah to raise the dead to life' or something along those lines.

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  8. ^
    No, sunnies laugh on the obviously fabricated Hadith, prove me wrong by trying it and reviving the dead.

    sunnies believe that the title of this post is "shirk", this is not the "Power of Fatima" this is the power of Allah, read the Quran and what it says about these things.

    sunnies believe that certain types of "Karamat" can happen to the Awliya (pious Muslims) and reviving the dead is one of them BUT ALLAH DOES IT, the Muslims has no control over this except that he makes Du'ah and Allah accepts.

    TripolySunni,

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  9. ^ Power of Fatima?

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  10. Assalaamu `Alaykum @ Brother Tripoly Sunni,

    The title of this post isn't "the power of fatima", it is "the power of fatiha".

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  11. So why didnt muhammad recite it over hamza, or other people who died? this is a a fake hadith made up by some guys imagination

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  12. İ think ending is wrong.
    مَا كَانَ ذَلِكَ عَجَباً
    is better to translate like: and that wouldn't be amazing.

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  13. Many are wrong. Prophet Isa raised the dead. If a pious person did it by the will of Allah,then this is called a karamah. And is a miracle for the Prophet that the pious follows. I was taught that there is disageement amongst the Sunni jurist as to weather a pious can do this act. I am not familiar with this hadith but will ask scholars from one of the 4 schools about it. The implication of the act of raising the dead doesn't imply shirk unless a person believed that such an act can happen by ones own power and not the power of God. God is the only one who can create the states of life and death

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  14. Many are wrong. Prophet Isa raised the dead. If a pious person did it by the will of Allah,then this is called a karamah. And is a miracle for the Prophet that the pious follows. I was taught that there is disageement amongst the Sunni jurist as to weather a pious can do this act. I am not familiar with this hadith but will ask scholars from one of the 4 schools about it. The implication of the act of raising the dead doesn't imply shirk unless a person believed that such an act can happen by ones own power and not the power of God. God is the only one who can create the states of life and death

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