Hadith on Superstition: No omens in women, houses, or animals

Abu Hassan al-A’raj reported: Two men entered the home of Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, and they said, “Abu Huraira narrates that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: Verily, omens are in women, animals, and houses.” Aisha became upset and she said, “By the one who revealed the Quran to Abu al-Qasim, it is not like that. The Prophet was saying: The people of ignorance used to say omens are in women, houses, and animals.” Then, she recited the verse, “No affliction occurs in the earth or within yourselves except that it is written in a book.” (57:22)

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 26088

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ أَبِي حَسَّانَ الْأَعْرَجِ أَنَّ رَجُلَيْنِ دَخَلَا عَلَى عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا فَقَالَا إِنَّ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ يُحَدِّثُ أَنَّ نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ يَقُولُ إِنَّمَا الطِّيَرَةُ فِي الْمَرْأَةِ وَالدَّابَّةِ وَالدَّارِ قَالَ فَطَارَتْ شِقَّةٌ مِنْهَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَشِقَّةٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَقَالَتْ وَالَّذِي أَنْزَلَ الْقُرْآنَ عَلَى أَبِي الْقَاسِمِ مَا هَكَذَا كَانَ يَقُولُ وَلَكِنَّ نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ يَقُولُ كَانَ أَهْلُ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ يَقُولُونَ الطِّيَرَةُ فِي الْمَرْأَةِ وَالدَّارِ وَالدَّابَّةِ ثُمَّ قَرَأَتْ عَائِشَةُ مَا أَصَابَ مِنْ مُصِيبَةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي أَنْفُسِكُمْ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ  إِلَى آخِرِ الْآيَةِ

26088 مسند أحمد بن حنبل

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