Is the following Hadith Qudsi reliable?

Allah Ta’ala says:

“La ilaha illallah is my fortress, whomsoever enters it will be safer from my punishment”



Qadhi Al Quda’i (rahimahullah) has recorded the narration in question with a chain that consists of a fabricator.

(Musnadush Shihab, vol. 2 pg. 323, Hadith: 885. Refer: Mizanul i’tidal, vol. 1 pg. 143 -441-)


The narration in question has also been reported in other Hadith collections with variations in the wording. However they too are reported with unreliable chains.

(Refer: Fathul Wahhab of Shaykh Ahmad Siddiq Al Ghumari, vol. 2 pgs. 372/373. Also see Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pgs. 147/148)


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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best


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