Is this Hadith authentic and suitable to quote?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Tahajjud brings nur (celestial light) and brightness in the face during the day” (Ibn Majah)
Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration. The words are as follows:
“Whoever offers abundant Salah [Tahajjud] at night, his face will be beautiful/handsome during the day.”
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1333)
However, the Muhaddithun have declared this Hadith a fabrication. This Hadith was fabricated unintentionally as the student misunderstood his teacher.
(Al Kamil Fid Du’afa, vol. 2 pg. 580/581, Al Kafish Shaf, pg. 263, Hadith: 1052, Al Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 1169, Al Asrarul Marfu’ah, Hadith: 522)
This should be quoted as the statement of Sharik ibn ‘Abdillah (rahimahullah) and not as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar