Salam. Can someone explain to me if this hadith is to be taken literally? Does the body actually have 360 joints?

"Aisha reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Every one of the children of Adam has been created with three hundred and sixty joints; so he who declares the Glory of Allah, praises Allah, declares Allah to be One, Glorifies Allah, and seeks forgiveness from Allah, and removes stone, or thorn, or bone from people's path, and enjoins what is good and forbids from evil, to the number of those three hundred and sixty-four, will walk that day having removed himself from Hell.

Reported by Bukhari & Muslim

  • The hadith as quoted above is only mentioned in Sahih Muslim. What is reported in both sahihs is something else, but has certain relevance see for example Riyad as-Saliheen. – Medi1Saif Jul 24 at 11:59

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