An unreliable narration on fasting and offering four rak’ahs of Salah in Rajab

Question

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.

 

Answer

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