In the English translation of Al-Qawlul Badi, I have come across a narration wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) told Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) to recite Durud/Salawat after Maghrib Salah and make istighfar on behalf of the Sahabah. Is this Hadith suitable to practice upon and share?
‘Allamah Ibn Bashkuwal (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Refer: Al-Qawlul Badi’, pg. 364-365)
Imam Sakhawi (rahimahullah) has graded the chain of this narration as weak (بسند ضعيف).
(Al-Qawlul Badi’, pg. 365)
Nonetheless, this Hadith is suitable to practice upon and share as is the case with narrations of such nature.
Hereunder is an explanatory translation of the complete narration:
It has been reported on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that he has said:
“Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) went for one of his expeditions and placed me in charge of those that remained in Madinah. He said: ‘O ‘Ali! Exercise good deputyship over them and write to me regarding their matters!’
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) stayed there for fifteen days and then returned. I met him and he said to me: ‘O ‘Ali! Retain two things from me which Jibril (‘alayhis salam) has brought me [i.e. informed me about]; Abundantly send Salawat/Durud upon me in the early morning, and make an abundance of Istighfar at Maghrib along with [an abundance of] Salawat/Durud upon me and Istighfar for the companions of Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam], for indeed both the early morning and Maghrib are two witnesses from the witnesses of ‘Allah Ta’ala over His creation.’
(Al-Qawlul Badi’, pg. 364-365)
And Allah Ta’ala knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar