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An untraceable Hadith on the abundant rewards of Tarawih Salah

Question

Is the lengthy Hadith stating the virtue of Tarawih Salah narrated from Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) authentic?

“Performing Tarawih on the first night washes all sins, performing on the second night washes all sins of parents” and so on for all thirty nights

Answer

I have not come across this Hadith in any authentic Hadith collection. As you have stated this Hadith allegedly further explains huge amounts of rewards for each night that a person offers Tarawih Salah. Such exaggerated rewards are usually found in fabricated Hadiths.

(See: Tadribur Rawi)

 

As a precaution, this Hadith should not be quoted until it can be verified.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar