A virtue of offering Salah for forty days with attaining the initial takbir (takbir ula)

Question

What is the status of this narration?

من شهد الصلوات الخمس أربعين ليلة في جماعة، يدرك التكبيرة الأولى وجبت له الجنة

 

Answer

Imam ‘Abdur Razzaq (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of the senior Tabi’i; Abul ‘Aliyah (rahimahullah).

Abul ‘Aliyah; Rufay’ ibn Mihran (rahimahullah) said: “Whoever performs the five Salahs in congregation for forty nights attaining the initial takbir, Jannah becomes compulsory for him.”

(Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 2018)

 

The narrators are all reliable.

 

Note: The Hadith must be quoted as reported i.e. As the statement of Abul ‘Aliyah (rahimahullah). However, it should be borne in mind that he could not have made this statement applying his own logic.

 

Also see other narrations on the virtue of attaining the takbir ula here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar