The Hadith that states that if a person prays Fajr and recites the following dhikr one hundred times before bending his legs, he would be the best man to offer good deeds on earth that day, except those who did the same as he did or more than he did. The dhikr is
“لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له له الملك وله الحمد يحيي ويميت بيده الخير وهو على كل شيء قدير”
La ilaha illalahu wahdahu la sharika lahu lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu yuh yi wa yumitu biyadihil khayru wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay in qadir
Is this Hadith authentic or not?
The Hadith in question is recorded in Al Mu’jamul Awsat of Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) and other Hadith collections.
(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 7200)
Hafiz Mundhiri and Hafiz Haythami (rahimahumallah) have authenticated the narration.
(Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 306 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 108. Also see Al Hisnul Hasin, pg. 84)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar