Hadith of Maymuna Where Prophet Said Labbayk & Nusirta

Weak Hadith of Maimuna which says Prophet Said Labbayk (Here I am) & Nusirtu (I Helped You) to Raajiz (a sahabi) when he called for help from far away. This understanding of brailwis is against Quran, sahih hadiths & understanding of sahaba

The Athar

Maymuna bint Harith, the blessed wife of Prophet (Peace be upon her) narrates: The Prophet (Peace be upon him) was doing Wudhu for Tahajjud Salaah at the home of Hazrat Maimuna (radi Allahu anha). He suddenly called out three times, “Labbaik, Labbaik, Labbaik!” (Here I am) and “Nusirta, Nusirta, Nusirta!” (You have been saved). Hadhrat Maimuna (Radhi Allaho anha) further asked him why he had called out those words”. He replied: “Raajiz (a sahabi from far) was calling me because Quraish wanted to kill him”[Imam Tabarani in Mu’jam as-Sagheer, Volume No.2, Hadith # 968]

Their Claim:

We can ask help from Prophet peace be upon him even from far.


1. The chain of the hadith is not Authentic

Hafidh Tabrani himself said
وفي ذلك يرغبون لم يروه عن جعفر إلا محمد بن نضلة تفرد به يحيى بن سليمان ولا يروى عن ميمونة إلا بهذا الإسناد

“..No one has narrated this from Ja`far except Muhammad ibn Nadlah Yahyaa ibn Sulaimaan was (also) alone in narrating it, and it is not narrated from Maimoonah (radiyallaahu `anhaa) except with this Chain.”

People who are trying to Authenticate this Athar say that the hadeeth should be Mutwatir for creed but here we can see they are taking Khabar al Wahid

a) Imaam Haythami in Majma al Zawaid in Hadith No: 10232 Vol 6 Page 160
رواه الطبراني في الصغير والكبير وفيه يحي بن سليمان بن نضلة وهو ضعيف

“Narrated by Tabrani in Sagheer and Al Kabeer, It has Yahyaa ibn Sulaimaan ibn Nadlah who is a weak”

b) Ibn Hibban said about him, Makes mistake and Iham Thiqqat vol 9 page 269

c) Ibn Hajar Quoted;
Ibne Khiraash Said لا يسوى شيئا. Leesan ul Meezan Vol 8 Page 450 no: 8471

d) Ibn Adi said in al-Kamil (7:255 no: 2156) said “he narrated reports from Mâlik and the Madinans, most of which are valid.”

So we can not take Creed from the Narrator who is weak and makes mistakes and Iham

2nd narrator Muhammad bin nadla
Sheikh Shua’yb al Arnau’t in his Tehqeeq of Sharh Muskhil al Athar (Vol 14 Page 391 no: 5701) commenting on a different hadith he said that Chain is Weak and he could not find a biography of Muhammad bin Nadhla.

2. Commentary of sufi scholars on this weak hadith.

Zurqani who himself was a Sufi, commented:

ففي إخباره به قبل قدومه علم من أعلام النبوة باهر، فأما أنه أعلم بذلك بالوحي وعلم ما يصوره الراجز في نفسه، أو يكلمه به أصحابه فأجابه بذلك، وأنه كان يرتجز في سفره، وأسمعه الله كلامه قبل قدومه بثلاث، ولا يعد في ذلك، فقد روى أبو نعيم مرفوعا: “إني لأسمع أطيط السماء وما تلام أن تئط”. الحديث

The information to him (peace be upon him) prior to his (sahabi’s) arrival, he was informed by one of the illustrious signs of prophethood. Perhaps he was informed by revelation and knew what the rājaz portrayed in his mind, or his companions spoke to him about it and he responded accordingly. And he was uneasy during his journey, and Allah made his words audible to him three times before his arrival, and there is no doubt about it. (Sharh Zurqani 3/381)

So, either it was a miracle or the sahaba informed the Prophet peace be upon him. There is nothing in the hadith which states Prophet peace be upon him hears everyone and everything from anywhere. And specially after his passing away.

3. Understanding of sahaba.

Allah revealed: ‘O you who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet.’ (49.2) Ibn Az-Zubair said, “Since the revelation of this Verse, `Umar used to speak in such a low tone that the Prophet (ﷺ) had to ask him to repeat his statements.”

Bukhari Book 65, Hadith 4845

So, generally Prophet peace be upon him had to ask the sahaba to repeat their statements because of their lower tones due to Adab. But when Allah wanted on special occasions and to prove his Prophethood, he peace be upon Him heard from far, and miles away. This again does not prove asking help from him after his passing away. Let me quote another to understand it in better way.

4. The aqeeda of sahaba the real Sunnis.

Asim bin Thabit; the Companion of Prophet peace be upon him prayed to Allah when he was in hardship in the life of Rasool Allah.

“O Allah! Convey our news to Your Prophet.” (Bukhari Book#52, Hadith #281)

See the difference Fake “Sunnis” believe we should call upon Prophet peace be upon him and then He will convey the dua to Allah. Whereas, The Real Sunnis believe we should ask Allah and then He will convey our message.

5. This understanding of brailwis is Against Teachings of Quran

Allah says in Surah Fatir Ayah14.

If ye invoke them, they will not listen to your call, and if they were to listen, they cannot answer your (prayer). On the Day of Judgment they will reject your “Partnership”. and none, (O man!) can tell thee (the Truth) like the One Who is acquainted with all things.

a) Qurtubee’s Commentry

. أي إن تستغيثوا بهم في النوائب لا يسمعوا دعاءكم؛ لأنها جمادات لا تبصر ولا تسمع
Meaning is If you Call them for help in hard situations then they can not hear you because they are Jamadaat, they can not see nor hear.

Then he said..

ثم يجوز أن يرجع هذا إلى المعبودين مما يعقل؛ كالملائكة والجن والأنبياء والشياطين؛ أي يجحدون أن يكون ما فعلتموه حقاً، وأنهم أمروكم بعبادتهم؛
كما أخبر عن عيسى بقوله:
{ مَا يَكُونُ لِيۤ أَنْ أَقُولَ مَا لَيْسَ لِي بِحَقٍّ
This is Possible that this ayah is for Angels,Jinn, Prophets and Satan they will Reject What have you done and also THEY (the Prophets,jinn and angels will reject that they) told them to worship them, Like EESA ALEH SALAM will say It was not for me to say what I had no right (to say). And Allah Says in Surah Nahl Ayah 53

Then, when harm touches you, unto Him you cry aloud for help (end quote)

b) Ibn Kathir Commented
أي: لعلمكم أنه لا يقدر على إزالته إلا هو، فإنكم عند الضرورات تلجؤون إليه وتسألونه، وتلحون في الرغبة إليه مستغيثين به
Meaning because you know that none has the power to remove that harm except for Him, so when you are harmed, you turn to ask Him for help and beg Him for aid

c) Commentary of Jalalayn says

{ وَمَا بِكُم مّن نّعْمَةٍ فَمِنَ ٱللَّهِ } لا يأتي بها غيره و «ما» شرطية أو موصولة { ثُمَّ إِذَا مَسَّكُمُ } أصابكم { ٱلضُّرُّ } الفقر والمرض { فَإِلَيْهِ تَجْئَرُونَ } ترفعون أصواتكم بالاستغاثة والدعاء ولا تدعون غيره.

Whatever grace you have, it is from God, none but He brings it (mā, ‘whatever’, is either a conditional or relative [particle]). Then when misfortune, poverty or illness, befalls you, to Him you cry for help, [to Him] you raise your voices with pleas for help and supplications, and you do not call upon any other than Him.

6. This is Against Authentic Hadeeth

Narrated Jubair bin Mutim: A woman came to the Prophet who ordered her to return to him again. She said, “What if I came and did not find you?” as if she wanted to say, “If I found you dead?” The Prophet said, “If you should not find me, go to Abu Bakr.”[Bukhari]


This is beautiful hadeeth against Asking help from Prophet peace be upon him after his death; because if asking help from him after his(peace be upon him) death prescribed then the wordings of hadeeth Should be, “If you should not find me, Come to my grave and ask me or ask me from where ever you want.”, But this is not the case here and Prophet peace be upon him was not shy to tell us the truth about Islam. He completed his Mission and told us about complete way of life.

7. Conclusion:

The hadith is weak as per scholars, and even this weak hadith is among the dalail of nabuwwah rather than asking his (peace be upon him) help after his passing away. No one from the sahaba said after his passing away, O Prophet help us, rather even in the life of Rasul Allah peace be upon him, they used to say. “O Allah convey our news to Prophet peace be upon him”, and when they were near him, they used to respect him to the extant that they spoke in extremely lower tone and He peace be upon him had to ask them to repeat the statement.