Make for us Al-safaa gold

And nothing has prevented Us from sending signs except that the former peoples denied them. And We gave Thamuud the she-camel as a visible sign, but they wronged her. And We send not the signs except as a warning.

[Qur’aan 17:59]

 

The Quraish said to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam): Supplicate for us to your Lord that he make Al-Safaa into gold and we will believe in you.

He said: You will do [that]?

They said: Yes

So, he supplicated. Then Jibreel came to him and said: Indeed, your Lord recites upon you Salaam and says: If you wish I will make Al-Safaa gold for them. And whoever disbelieves, from them, after that, I will punish him a punishment I have not punished anyone with in the 'aalamiin.

And if you wish, I will open for them the door of repentance and mercy.

He said: Rather, the door of repentance and mercy.

[Musnad Ahmad Hadith No. 2166]

 

Arabic of the Hadith

 

حدثنا عبد الرحمن، حدثنا سفيان، عن سلمة بن كهيل، عن عمران أبي الحكم، عن ابن عباس، قال: قالت قريش للنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: ادع لنا ربك أن يجعل لنا الصفا ذهبا، ونؤمن بك

قال وتفعلون؟ 

قالوا : نعم

قال : فدعا ، فأتاه جبريل ، فقال :  إن ربك عز وجل يقرأ عليك السلام ، ويقول لك

إن شئت أصبح لهم الصفا ذهبا , فمن كفر بعد ذلك منهم عذبته عذابا لا أعذبه أحدا من العالمين

وإن شئت فتحت لهم باب التوبة والرحمة

قال :  بل باب التوبة والرحمة

 

Sheikh Al-'albaani said the Hadith is Sahih in accordance with the conditions laid down by Imaam Muslim.

Al-Safaa, pronounced As-safaa, is a hill in Makkah [Mecca].