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A Hadith on fasting and carrying out other good deeds in Ramadan

Question

Please comment on the status of this narration:

من أتى عليه شهر رمضان صحيحا مسلما، صام نهاره، وصلى وردا من ليله، وغض بصره، وحفظ فرجه ولسانه ويده، وحافظ على صلاته مجموعة، وبكر إلى جمعه، فقد صام الشهر، واستكمل الأجر، وأدرك ليلة القدر، وفاز بجائزة الرب

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration [mursalan] with a very weak chain.

(Fadailu Shahri Ramadan, Hadith: 21. Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 1 pg. 351, number: 1360)

 

Translation

Any healthy Muslim who finds himself in Ramadan, fasts during the day, performs his portion of night Salah, lowers his gaze, protects his private parts, tongue and hand, is punctual on his Salah in congregation, goes early for Jumu’ah then he has fasted the month [in the true sense], he will receive full reward, will attain Laylatul Qadr and has succeeded with the reward of his Rabb.

Abu Ja’far, a narrator adds ‘A reward unlike the reward of the leaders of the world.’

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar