What is the authenticity of the following narration of Al Mu’jamul Kabir that states that Jannah lies beneath the feet of the father and mother.
The summary of the narration is that:
Once a Sahabi by the name of Jahimah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said:
O Nabi of Allah! I came to seek your advice as I intend to go out in the path of Allah. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked: ‘Are your parents alive?’ Jahimah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) replied in the affirmative. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
‘Stay with them as Jannah lies beneath their feet.’
‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators as reliable (thiqat).
(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.8 pg.138)
And Allah Ta’ala knows best
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar