How authentic is this Hadith?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“To attend a gathering of a scholar is more rewarding than attending one thousand funerals, offering one thousand rak’ahs of prayers, one thousand Hajj and one thousand battles”
‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has declared this Hadith a fabrication due to there being a fabricator in the chain. It is therefore not suitable to quote.
(Mizanul I’tidal, vol.1 pg. 133, number: 394, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 1 pg. 495, number: 566. Also see: Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 253/254)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar