Home | Authentication | An unauthentic virtue regarding the worship of a married person

An unauthentic virtue regarding the worship of a married person

Question

Is the following narration authentic and can it be quoted?

‘A married person’s worship is seventy times more rewarding than an unmarried person’

Answer

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is reported to have said:

‘Two rakats of Salah performed by a married person is better than seventy rakats of an unmarried person’

(Kitabud Du’afa of Uqayli, vol. 6 pg. 146 and Al Ahadithul Mukhtarah of Diya-ud din Al Maqdisi

Hafiz ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has deemed the above Hadith as very weak (munkar). The Hadith is therefore not suitable to quote.

(Refer: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 6 pg. 461, Faydul Qadir, vol. 4 pg. 50 Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 205 and Al Fawaidul Majmu’ah, pg. 120. Also see Al Mudawi, vol. 4 pg. 139/140 and Al Mughir, pg. 53)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar