Explanation of a Hadith

Q: I've came across this Hadith:

Aisha (radhiyallahu anha) reported: A group of Jews asked permission to visit the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and when they were admitted, they said, “Death be upon you!” I said to them, “Rather, death and the curse of Allah be upon you!” The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “O Aisha, Allah is kind and he loves kindness in all matters.” I said, “Have you not heard what they said?” The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “I said to them: And upon you.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6528, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2165

What does the last sentence mean (and upon you?). Does this mean death and curse of Allah be upon those Jews?

A: Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) returned their curse upon them.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)