What is the authenticity of the following?
الصِّيام والقرآن يشفعان للعبد يوم القيامة يقول الصيام أي ربِّ منعته الطعام والشَّهوة فشفعني فيه ويقول القرآن منعته النَّوم بالليل فشفعني فيه قال فيشفعان
Imam Ahmad, Imam Tabarani (rahimahumallah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this narration. ‘Allamah Mundhiri and Hafiz Haythami (rahimahumallah) have declared the narrators reliable.
(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 174. Refer: Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 84, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 3 pg. 181. Also see: Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 554)
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Fasting and the Quran will intercede on behalf of a person on the Day of Qiyamah. Fasting will say, ‘O My Rabb! I prevented him from consuming food and fulfilling his desires so accept my intercession on his behalf. The Quran will say, ‘I prevented him from sleep at night so accept my intercession on his behalf’. Their intercession will be accepted.”
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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