Is this Hadith authentic?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever fasts a day in Rajab and offers four rak’ahs of Salah in it reciting in each rak’ah a hundred times Ayatul Kursi and in the second rak’ah a hundred times Surah Ikhlas will not die until he sees his place in Jannah.
Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have declared this narration a fabrication. It is therefore not suitable to quote.
(Refer: Tabyinul ‘Ajab, pg. 31-32, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 89)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar