Is this Hadith reliable?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once passed by the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) and asked, ‘Do you know what your Rabb has said?’They replied, ‘Allah and His Messenger know best, thrice. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then said, ‘[Allah Ta’ala said] I swear by My Might and Glory that I shall place in Jannah those who offer Salah on time. As for those who don’t offer Salah on time, it’s up to me to forgive them or punish them.'”
Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) says, ‘The chain is sound (hasan) insha Allah’
(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 10555, Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 258. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 1 pg. 302)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar