What is the status of this narration in Tabarani which has the additional words ‘يديم ذلك’?

‘كان يقرأ في صلاة الصبح يوم الجمعة الم تنزيل السجدة، وهل أتى على الإنسان يديم ذلك


Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would habitually recite Surah Sajdah and Surah Dahr in the Friday Fajr Salah.



Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with a weak chain, on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu). This is suitable for practice.

(Al Mu’jamus Saghir, Hadith: 986)


Imam Ibn Majah has also recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu). This version does not contain the words ‘habitually’.

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 824. Also see Al Mu’jamus Saghir, Hadith: 887. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 2 pg. 168, Fathul Bari, Hadith: 891 and Hashiyatus Sindhi ‘Ala Musnadil Imam Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 734)


Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration without the words ‘habitually’. See here



The Hanafi Jurists have stated that a person should occasionally recite a different Surah lest the congregation deem these Surahs binding. Kindly refer to a reputable Mufti/Darul Ifta for further details.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


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