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A fabricated narration on sleeping before offering ‘Isha Salah

Question

Is this a Hadith?

“When a person falls asleep before offering ‘Isha Salah, two Angels stand by him and say, ‘[Perform your] Salah.’ [When he doesn’t awaken], they give up and say, ‘The loser is asleep and he refuses to awaken.'”

 

Answer

This has been reported as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). However, the Muhaddithun have declared the Hadith a fabrication. The narration is not suitable to quote.

(Refer: Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 80)

 

See an authentic virtue on the importance of performing ‘Isha in congregation here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar