Is this narration authentic?
قال ربنا عز وجل الصيام جنة يستجن بها العبد من النار وهو لي وأنا أجزي به
This narration is recorded in Musnad Ahmad on the authority of Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 341 and pg. 396)
‘Allamah Mundhiri and ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahumallah) have declared the chain sound (hasan).
(Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 83, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 3 pg. 180)
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Our Rabb ‘Azza Wa Jalla said: ‘Fasting is a shield which a person will use against the Fire, it [fasting] is for Me and I will give the reward for it.'”
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar