What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Whomsoever does not consistently offer the four rak’ahs before Zuhr will be deprived of my intercession”
‘Allamah Nawawi and Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahumallah) have declared this narration as baseless. The narration is not suitable to quote.
(Refer: Tadhkiratul Mawdu’at of ‘Allamah Muhammad Tahir Al Fatani, pg. 48, Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 800, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 127 and Al Masnu’, Hadith: 364)
There are numerous other authentic Hadiths which explain the importance of the Sunnah before Zuhr. These should be quoted instead.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar