Assalamu Alaikum.

[Updated: I found another hadeeth…]

No, Allah’s Throne does not shake when a divorce takes place. That hadeeth is fabricated.

It did shake though at the death of one of the Companions of the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam), Saad ibn Muadh, who was one of the leaders of the Ansar. When he embraced Islam, he turned to his people and told them that he was never going to speak to them until they embraced Islam. 99.99% of them complied before the end of that day.The sole holdout accepted Islam on the Day of Uhud. [Refer to ‘The Sealed Nectar’ for the whole story.]

Narrated Jabir: I heard the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam)  saying, “The Throne (of Allah) shook at the death of Saad ibn Muadh.” Through another group of narrators, Jabir added, “I heard the Prophet : saying, ‘The Throne of the Beneficent (Ar-Rahman)  shook because of the death of Saad ibn Muadh.” [Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Volume No. 5, Hadeeth No. 147]

[According to the Darussalam commentary, “The Throne shook” means that it shook in the delight of his welcome.]

There’s more…

Ibn Umar narrated that the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alaihi wasalam) said: “This (i.e. Saad ibn Muadh) is the one at whose death the Throne shook, the gates of heaven were opened for him and seventy thousand angels attended his funeral. It squeezed* him once then released him.” [Sunan An-Nasai, Hadeeth No. 2057. Graded ‘saheeh’ by Shaikh Al-Albani in Saheeh Sunan An-Nasai, Hadeeth No. 2055]

[*This refers to the squeezing of the grave.]

And that’s not all….

Al-Baraa reported that a garment of silk was presented to Allah’s Messenger (salallahu alaihi wasallam). His Companions touched it and admired its softness; thereupon he said: “Do you admire the softness of this (cloth)? The handkerchiefs of Saad ibn Muadh in Paradise are better than this.” [Saheeh Muslim, Hadeeth No. 6036]

Anas ibn Malik said: “When the shrouded body of Saad ibn Muadh was carried, the hypocrites said: ‘How light his shrouded body is.’ And this was due to his judgment concerning Banu Quraidhah.* So this reached the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) and he said: ‘Indeed the angels were carrying him.'” [Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Hadeeth No. 3849. Graded ‘saheeh’ by Shaikh Al-Albani in Saheeh Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Hadeeth No. 3849.]

[*Saad ibn Muadh made a judgment against the Jewish tribe of Banu Quraidhah much to the hypocrites’ dismay. So they (i.e. the hypocrites), being the scum that they were, didn’t forgive him and went as far as to make nasty comments about his dead body.]

The above ahadeeth just make you wonder at what a blessed man Saad ibn Muadh must have been…



  1. Shaibaz says:

    Assalamu Alaikum

    I was searching with reference “The Throne of the Beneficent (Ar-Rahman) shook because of the death of Saad ibn Muadh”

    MashAllah ..! !
    The details in the Blog is Very informative ….! !
    May Allah reward you..!!!

    Jazakillahu kheir

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