About Hadith in sunan nasai 1833

Q:

Assalam aalekum while reading sunan nasai Hadith no 1833 and ibne majah Hadith no 1614(chapters regarding funerals) if man dies somewhere other than his birth place a space will be measured for him in paradise from the place where he born to the place where he died . What is the meaning of the above Hadith does it mean that he will get the same size in paradise but while reading sahih bukhari and sahih Muslim and ibne majah(4339) the last person who will enter jannah  last will get ten times the size of whole earth . So what is the size of paradise a person who will enter jannah will get please explain both the hadith

A:

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

While speaking of descriptions of the unseen realities, we must never measure them by our logic or rational methods. They are experiences that defy standard measurements. Ibn Abbas said, “There is nothing in the paradise of the things of this world except names!”

In other words, the language of the sensible world of here and now is used solely to help us visualize those experiences in so far as we can do so from the vantage point of this transient world.

 

Another point to remember is that while faced with traditions that may be contradictory, we ought to give preference to the well-established principles.

 

In other words, in regards to the issue you mentioned, the text of the Quran is self-explanatory: “No soul knows what joy is kept hidden in store for them as a reward for their (good) works.” (Quran:32: 17)

 

Another point to consider: the first tradition you mentioned is rather dubious or questionable, as we learn from the judgment of the hadith critiques, while the second narration is well attested and hence authentic.

 

As Imam Malik taught us when faced with dubious reports, we must leave them in favor of the well-established ones.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.

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