An unauthentic punishment for discarding Salah

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

انا الشجاع الاقرع امرني ربي ان اضربك على تضييع الصلاة

 

Answer

This is part of the lengthy narration which explains the virtues of safeguarding one’s Salah and the punishments for discarding Salah.

(Refer: Az Zawajir ‘An Iqtirafil Kabair, vol. 1 pg. 226)

 

However, the Hadith has been declared as fabrication by the Hadith Masters like Hafiz Dhahabi and Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahumallah). This Hadith cannot be quoted.

(Refer: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 7 pg. 366, number: 7196-, Dhaylul La-Ali Al Masnu’ah, vol. 1 pg. 391)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar