A virtue of reciting ‘La ilaha illallah’ one hundred times

Question

Is this following Hadith suitable to quote?

Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whosoever reads this kalimah [La ilaha illallah] 100 times daily, his face will shine like the 14th moon on the Day of Qiyamah.” Tabarani

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith in Musnadush Shamiyyin.

Sayyiduna Abu Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever recites ‘La ilaha illallah’ one hundred times, Allah will resurrect him on the Day of Qiyamah and his face will be like [shining] like the full moon…”

(Musnadush Shamiyyin, Hadith: 994)

 

‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared one of the narrators extremely weak. In fact, Imam Abu Hatim (rahimahullah) has declared him a liar. The Muhaddithun have also declared some of his other narrations fabrications.

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 86. Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 2 pg. 591, number: 5050, Al Kashif with footnotes of Shaykh Muhamad ‘Awwamah: 3516 and Taqribut Tahdhib: 4257. Also see: Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 449)

 

Note:

1) The Hadith in question does not mention reciting this daily.

2) There is an authentic narration which encourages reciting a similar dhikr one hundred times daily. See here.

See the general virtues of reciting ‘La ilaha illallah’ here , here and here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar