A narration stating the virtue of reciting one hundred salutations on Friday

Question

Is this narration authentic?

من صلى علي ليلة الجمعة أو يوم الجمعة مئة مرة غفر الله له خطيئة ثمانين سنة

Whoever sends one hundred salutations [durud] upon me on the eve of Friday or on Friday, Allah will forgive eighty years of sins.

 

Answer

This narration is cited in non primary sources.

(Sharaful Mustafa, vol. 5 pg. 102, Hadith: 2044, Bustanul Wa’izin of Imam Ibnul Jawzi, pg. 28, Al Mustatraf, vol. 2 pg. 472. Also see: Al Qawlul Badi’, pg. 398-399)

 

I have not come across the complete chain for this narration stating ‘one hundred times.’ In a weak narration, there is mention of sending salutations ‘eighty times’. See here

(Also see: Ithafus Sadah Al Muttaqin, vol. 3 pg. 286)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar