An unreliable virtue of sweeping the Masjid


Is this Hadith authentic?

من كسح بيتا من بيوت الله فكأنما حج أربعمائه حجة وغزا أربعمائة غزوة وأعتق أربعمائة نسمة وصام أربعمائة سنة



The Muhaddithun have declared this Hadith a fabrication. It is therefore not suitable to quote.

(Refer: Kitabul Majruhin of Imam Ibn Hibban, vol. 2 pg. 276, Al ‘Ilalul Mutanahiyah, vol.1 pg. 400/401, Talkhisu Kitabil ‘Ilal Al Mutanahiyah, Hadith: 361, Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 1 pg. 400, Hadith: 472 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 116)



“Whoever sweeps one of the houses of Allah [i.e. the Masjid], it is as though he has performed four hundred Hajj, went out in four hundred battles, freed four hundred slaves and fasted for four hundred years.”


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar