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)
See here for authentic virtues of La ilaha illallah.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar