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Another version of the Hadith regarding passing away with wudu

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

أخبرنا أبو نصر بن قتادة، حدثنا أبو عمرو بن مطر، أخبرنا محمد بن يحيى بن سليمان المروزي، حدثنا بشر بن الوليد، حدثنا كثير بن عبد الله أبو هاشم الناجي، قال: سمعت أنسا، يقول: قال لي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: ” يا بني إن استطعت أن تكون أبدا على وضوء فافعل، فإن ملك الموت إذا قبض روح العبد وهو على وضوء كتب له شهادة

 

Answer

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with a very weak chain.

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 2529. Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 3 pg. 401, number: 6560)

 

However, The Hadith has been reported with other chains and is suitable to quote. See the other supporting versions here.

 

Translation

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) told Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu), “O my Son! If you can, then remain in the state of wudu perpetually, for if the angel of death takes the soul of someone and if he is in the state of wudu, he acquires shahadah (the rank of the martyrs).”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar