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A narration regarding the virtue of passing away on a Friday

Question

What is the authenticity and source of the below hadith

ما من مسلم أو مسلمة يموت في يوم الجمعة أو ليلة الجمعة إلا وقي عذاب القبر وفتنة القبر، ولقي الله ولا حساب عليه، وجاء يوم القيامة ومعه شهود يشهدون له أو طابع

 

Answer

This narration has been referenced to Kitabut Targhib Wat Tarhib of Humayd ibn Zanjuyah, on the authority of ‘Ata ibn Abi Rabah (rahimahullah) –mursalan-.

(Refer: Mirqatul Mafatih, Hadith: 1366, Mir’atul Mafatih, Hadith: 1366 and Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 1074)

 

I have not come across the complete chain. However, the Hadith is corroborated. See here.

(Also see Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, under Hadith: 795)

 

Translation

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When a Muslim or Muslimah passes away on a Friday or the night of Jumu’ah, he will be protected from the punishment and trials of the grave. He will meet Allah and there will be no accountability for him and will appear on the Day of Qiyamah with witnesses who will testify in his favour.”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar