A narration on the benefit of salutations

Question

What is the status of this narration?

من سره أن يلقى الله وهو عليه راض فليكثر من الصلاة علي فإن من صلى علي في كل يوم خمسمائة مرة لم يفتقر أبدا وهدمت ذنوبه ومحيت خطاياه ودام سروره واستجيب دعاؤه وأعطي أمله وأعين على عدوه وعلى أسباب الخير وكان ممن يرافق نبيه في الجنان

 

Answer

Shaykh Shihabud Din, Abul Fath Al Abshihi (rahimahullah) has cited this narration and has referenced it to Shifaus Sudur of Ibn Sab’ (rahimahullah).

(Al Mustatraf, vol. 2 pg. 474)

 

I have not come across the chain of narrators nor have I come across this narration in any other primary source and could therefore not verify the authenticity.

 

The first part of the narration has been recorded by Imam Ibn ‘Adiy (rahimahullah) and others and is suitable to quote. Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever wishes to meet Allah in a condition that Allah is pleased with him, then he should send abundant salutations [durud] upon me.”

(Al Kamil, vol. 7 pg. 324)

 

‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) has declared the chain weak.

(Al Qawlul Badi’, pg. 267)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar