Fast the hot days in anticipation of the Day of Qiyamah

Question

What is the authenticity of this narration?

“Fast the hot days in anticipation of the Day of Qiyamah and offer two rak’ahs of Salah in the dark night in anticipation of the dark grave.”

-Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu)-

 

Answer

Hafiz Ibn Rajab Al Hambali (rahimahullah) has cited this as the statement of Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) without a chain of narrators.

(Lataiful Ma’arif, pg. 559)

 

A similar narration is recorded in Kitabuz Zuhd of Imam Ahmad and Shu’abul Iman, as the statement of Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Az Zuhd, Hadith: 803 and Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 3639. Also see: At Tahajjud Wa Qiyamul Layl of Ibn Abid Dunya, Hadith: 10)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar