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An unauthentic virtue of performing Hajj on behalf of one’s parents

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

Whoever performs Hajj on behalf of his parents or settles their debts, will be resurrected on the day of Qiyamah with the Righteous.

 

Answer

Imams Bazzar, Daraqutni, Tabarani (rahimahumullah) and others have recorded this narration on the authority of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

(Musnadul Bazzar, Hadith: 4822 and 5174, Sunan Daraqutni, Hadith: 2608, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 7796)

This narration has been reported via an extremely weak chain.

(Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 146. Also see Al Kamil, vol. 6 pg. 279 and Lisanul Mizan, vol. 4 pg. 333 -3947-)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar