Fatwa: # 30206
Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aq...
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 4th May 2019

Title

How old was Ibrahim Alihis Salam?

Question

How old was Prophet Ibrahim PHUH?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Dear Brother,

Ibrahim Alihis Salam was the Khalil (very close friend) of Allah Ta’ala. Historians like Ibn Katheer Rahimahullah mention that Ibrahim Alihis Salam was one hundred seventy-five years old when he passed away. Another opinion is that he was one hundred ninety years old. A third opinion is that he was two hundred years old.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tareque Ahmed

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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قصص الأنبياء (1/ 250)

قَالُوا: ثُمَّ مَرِضَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ، وَمَاتَ عَنْ مِائَةٍ وَخمْس وَسبعين، وَقيل وَتِسْعين سنة، وَدفن فِي المغارة الْمَذْكُورَة الَّتِى كَانَت بحبرون الحيثى، عِنْدَ امْرَأَتِهِ سَارَةَ الَّتِي فِي مَزْرَعَةِ عَفْرُونَ الحيثى، وَتَوَلَّى دَفنه إِسْمَعِيل وَإِسْحَاقُ صَلَوَاتُ اللَّهِ وَسَلَامُهُ عَلَيْهِمْ أَجْمَعِينَ وَقَدْ ورد مَا يدل أَنَّهُ عَاشَ مِائَتَيْ سَنَةٍ كَمَا قَالَهُ ابْنُ الكلبى

فَقَالَ أَبُو حَاتِم ابْن حِبَّانَ فِي صَحِيحِهِ: أَنْبَأَنَا الْمُفَضَّلُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الجندي بِمَكَّة، حَدثنَا على بن زِيَاد اللخمى، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو قُرَّةَ، عَنِ ابْنِ جُرَيْجٍ، عَنْ

يَحْيَى بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ الْمُسَيَّبِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

 أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: " اخْتَتَنَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ بِالْقَدُومِ وَهُوَ ابْنُ عِشْرِينَ وَمِائَةِ سَنَةٍ، وَعَاشَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ ثَمَانِينَ سَنَةً

وَقَدْ رَوَاهُ الْحَافِظُ ابْنُ عَسَاكِرَ من طَرِيق عِكْرِمَة بن إِبْرَاهِيم وجعفر ابْن عَوْنٍ الْعَمْرِيِّ، عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ سَعِيدٍ، عَنْ سَعِيدٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ مَوْقُوفًا

ثُمَّ قَالَ ابْنُ حِبَّانَ: ذِكْرُ الْخَبَرِ الْمُدْحِضِ قَوْلَ مَنْ زَعَمَ أَنَّ رَفَعَ هَذَا الْخَبَرِ وَهْمٌ: أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّد بن عبد الله بن الْجُنَيْد، حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا اللَّيْثُ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَجْلَانَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: " اختتن إِبْرَاهِيم حِين بلغ [عشْرين (3) و] مائَة سَنَةً، وَعَاشَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ ثَمَانِينَ سَنَةً، وَاخْتَتَنَ بِقَدُومٍ

وَقَدْ رَوَاهُ الْحَافِظُ ابْنُ عَسَاكِرَ مِنْ طَرِيقِ يَحْيَى بْنِ سَعِيدٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَجْلَانَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ

ثُمَّ رَوَى ابْنُ حِبَّانَ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّزَّاقِ، أَنَّهُ قَالَ: الْقَدُومُ اسْمُ الْقَرْيَةِ

قُلْتُ: الَّذِي فِي الصَّحِيحِ أَنَّهُ اخْتَتَنَ وَقَدْ أَتَتْ عَلَيْهِ ثَمَانُونَ سَنَةً

وَفِي رِوَايَةٍ وَهُوَ ابْنُ ثَمَانِينَ سَنَةً، وَلَيْسَ فِيهِمَا تَعَرُّضٌ لِمَا عَاشَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ ... وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ

 

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