What is the authenticity of this Hadith?
Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Whosoever recites La ilaha illallah any time during the day or night, his sins are remitted from his account and virtues are written instead.”
Imam Abu Ya’la (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has graded one of the narrators very weak.
(Musnad Abu Ya’la, Hadith: 3611, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 82. Also see: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 3 pg. 48, number: 5252 and Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 416)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,
Despite its weakness, one may practice upon this due to its abundant supports.