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A virtue of reciting Surah Saba?

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever recites Surah Saba [Surah 34] frequently, the Prophets will shake his hands on the day of Qiyamah.”

 

Answer

This narration is part of the fabricated Hadith which mentions a virtue of reciting the various Surahs of the Quran.

The Muhaddithun have declared this narration a fabrication. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.

(Tafsir Zamakhshari, end of Surah Saba and Al Kafish Shaf, pg. 234, Hadith: 916)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar