Is the following narration authentic?
A woman once said, O Rasulullah! Inform me of a few words [which I may use for Dhikr] but don’t mention too many. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
Say, ‘Allahu Akbar’ ten times, Allah says, ‘This is for me’.
Say, ‘Subhanallah’ ten times, Allah says, ‘This is for me’.
Say ‘Allahummagh Firli’ [O Allah forgive me], Allah says, ‘I have done so’
you repeat the Istighfar ten times, and Allah says, I have done so’.
Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded the Hadith in question.
(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 766, volume: 24)
‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) and Hafiz Haythami (rahimahullah) have declared the narrators as reliable.
(Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 431 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 92)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar