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An unauthentic form of Salah to be recited on Friday eve

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

“Whomsoever performs two units of Salah on the eve of Friday, reciting Surah Fatihah and fifteen times Surah Zilzal in each rak’ah, Allah will protect him from the punishment of the grave and from the horrors of the Day of Qiyamah”

Answer

This Hadith has been recorded in certain Hadith sources via an extremely weak chain. ‘Allamah ‘Iraqi (rahimahullah) and others have declared the above Hadith as extremely weak (munkar). The Hadith is not suitable to quote or for practice.

 

(Refer: Talkhisu Kitabil Mawdu’at, Hadith: 425, Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 620, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 110/111 and Al Atharul Marfu’ah of Shaykh ‘Abdul Hay Al-Lakhnawi, pg. 56 )

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar