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Alleged virtue for reciting the shahadah on the 1st Friday of Ramadan

Question

The following has become very popular on social media today- “If one prays the Shahadah forty times on the first jumu’ah of Ramadan, he/she gains the reward of one complete hajj.

And the one who tells this to other people, gains the thawab of two complete hajj.”

Is this from a Hadith?

 

Answer

I haven’t seen this in any authentic Hadith book.

One should be cautious and abstain from quoting a Hadith (like the one in question) when the Hadith is untraceable in any original Hadith source, until its authenticity can be verified.

Especially since the reward for passing on the message is supposedly doubled in comparison to doing the deed itself! This isn’t generally found in authentic sources.

It is rather unfortunate, that sometimes people add such incentives to merely create popularity for their posts…

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best the reality of affairs as well as the intentions of the hearts.

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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