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Authenticity of the Hadith regarding Surahs which paint the scene of Qiyamah

Question

What is the level of authenticity of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If anyone would like to see the Day of Qiyamah, as if it were before his eyes, he should recite the Surah ‘Idhash shamsu kuwwirat’ (Takwir: 81), Surah ‘Idhas samaun fatarat’ (lnfitar: 82) and Surah ‘Idhas samaun Shaqqat’ (Inshiqaq: 84).”

 

Answer

Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared this Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs. Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has also declared the Hadith authentic (jayyid).

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 576, Fathul Bari, vol. 8 pg. 695, Kitabut Tafsir, Chapter: 81)

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar