What is the status of this narration?

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



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