Is it correct that only a hypocrite will be unable to memorise Surahs Hud, Yasin and Dukhan?
Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahullah) has recorded a Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) which states:
“A hypocrite will be unable to memorise Surahs Hud, Bara-ah, Yasin, Dukhan and ‘Amma Yatasa-alun”
However, the chain consists of an extremely weak narrator. Some Muhaddithun have declared him a liar. ‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has cited this Hadith in his book on fabricated Hadiths.
(Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 1 pg. 123, Hadith: 134, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 299. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 7 pg. 157)
The Hadith should not be quoted.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar