What is the authenticity of the following narration? Is it suitable to quote?
“Whoever offers his Fajr salah in congregation, and then remains seated making the dhikr (remembrance) of Allah until (approximately 15 mins after) sunrise after which he offers two rak’ats of salah (Ishraq), will receive the reward of one complete Hajj and one complete ‘Umrah’
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith in his Sunan with a sound chain on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith:586)
This narration also has other supports which are recorded by Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah and ‘Utbah ibn ‘Abd (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) .
Hafiz Haythami (rahimahullah) has classified the narration of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) as good (jayyid).
(Majma’uz zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 104. Also refer to Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 296)
In light of the above, the narration in question is indeed authentic and definitely suitable to quote.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar