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How authentic is the Hadith that promises the du'a of 70 000 Angels?

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

If one reads last three ayah of Surah Hashr 70 000 Angels ask forgiveness for him.

Answer

This Hadith is reported by Sayyiduna Ma’qil Ibn Yasar (radiyallahu’anhu) and it appears in the following Hadith references:

Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2922, Musnad Ahmad, vol.5 pg.26 and others.

‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah) has declared this Hadith as slightly weak. (Al-Adhkar, Hadith:226. Also see Nataijul Afkar, vol.2 pgs.405)

This Hadith is suitable for practice despite its slight weakness.

The exact wording of the Hadith is as follows:

When one recites in the morning: A-‘udhu billahis Sami’il ‘Alim minash shaytanir Rajim and then recites the last three verses of Surah Hashr (surah number: 59) Allah Ta’ala appoints 70 000 angels to pray for him till the evening. If he dies during that day, he dies a martyr. The same applies if one recites it in the evening.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar