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An unreliable narration explaining the vast reward for one sajdah in Ramadan

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration?

“Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

“When the first night of Ramadan dawns, the doors of the skies are opened and none of its doors are then closed until the last night of Ramadan. No Mu’min performs salah during it’s night, but Allah Ta’ala will record for him one thousand five hundred good deeds for every sajdah that he makes and Allah will build a home for him in Jannah made out of red ruby, which will have sixty thousand doors, each of its doors leading to a palace made of gold, ornamented with rubies.

When he fasts on the first day of Ramadan, all his past sins are pardoned and seventy thousand Angels seek forgiveness on his behalf daily from the time of Fajr until sun set.

For every sajdah that he makes during Ramadan, either by day or by night, he will receive a tree -in Jannah so huge that- a person on horse back will ride in it’s shade for five hundred years.

Answer

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with an extremely weak chain which consists of a narrator that has been accused of fabricating Hadiths.

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 3362. Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 4 pg. 263 -7679- and Taqribut Tahdhib, 6284)

 

Note: Although this lengthy narration is not suitable to quote, certain parts of this narration are proven in other narrations as Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has pointed out.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar