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01-12-2006, 06:29 PM
Is this hadith authentic?

Narrated Wa'il ibn Hujr:

"When a woman went out in the time of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) for prayer, a man attacked her and overpowered (raped) her. She shouted and he went off, and when a man came by, she said: That (man) did such and such to me. And when a company of the Emigrants came by, she said: That man did such and such to me. They went and seized the man whom they thought had had intercourse with her and brought him to her.

She said: Yes, this is he. Then they brought him to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). When he (the Prophet) was about to pass sentence, the man who (actually) had assaulted her stood up and said: Apostle of Allah, I am the man who did it to her.

He (the Prophet) said to the woman: Go away, for Allah has forgiven you. And about the man who had intercourse with her, he said: Stone him to death.

He also said: He has repented to such an extent that if the people of Medina had repented similarly, it would have been accepted from them. (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 38, Number 4366)"

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Umm Yoosuf
01-13-2006, 07:28 PM
Allahu A'lam. I read it myself but i can't remember from which book.

Ansar Al-'Adl
01-13-2006, 08:51 PM
There are no Muhaditheen on the forum who are capable of authenticating ahadith. Please submit such questions to the Fatwa department of IslamToday. When you recieve a response, please share it with us inshaa'Allah by posting here.


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