Fasting seven days in Rajab

Question

Is the following narration authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whosoever observes seven fasts in the month of Rajab, the seven doors of Hell will be closed for him.” (Shu’abul Iman)

 

Answer

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in his Shu’abul Iman and Fadailul Awqat as part of a longer narration. However, Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has deemed the narration a fabrication.

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 3520, Fadailul Awqat, Hadith: 9. Refer: Tabyinul ‘Ajab, pg. 29, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 158-159,

 

The Hadith is therefore not suitable to quote.

 

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has also recorded this virtue. The authenticity of this version has also been dismissed. See here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar