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A person can acquire the rank of one who fasts and offers Salah by virtue of good character

Question

Is this Hadith authentic

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) narrates, I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) saying:

“Verily a Mu’min by virtue of his good conduct, acquires the rank of one who fasts and stands in Salah [during the night].”

 

Answer

Imams Abu Dawud and Ahmad (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith.

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4765, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 6 pg. 133 and pg. 187)

 

Imam Ibn Hibban and Imam Hakim (rahimahumallah) have declared the Hadith authentic. ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 480, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 60)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar