Hadith on Eclipse: The Significance of Sun and Moon in Islamic Belief

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 1060
Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu`ba: On the day of Ibrahim’s death, the sun eclipsed and the people said that the eclipse was due to the death of Ibrahim (the son of the Prophet). Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “The sun and the moon are two signs amongst the signs of Allah. They do not eclipse because of someone’s death or life. So when you see them, invoke Allah and pray till the eclipse is clear.”

  • Meaning: This hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari narrates an incident where people attributed a solar eclipse to the death of Ibrahim, the son of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). However, the Prophet Muhammad clarified that eclipses are not caused by the death or life of any individual, but are signs of Allah. The hadith emphasizes the significance of the sun and moon as signs of Allah’s creation and the need to invoke Allah and pray during eclipses.