Hadith on the virtue of offering the four Sunnah of ‘Asr

Question

Please confirm the authenticity of this narration.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “A person who continues to perform four units of [Sunnah] Salah before ‘Asr will walk on the earth in the condition that he is certainly forgiven”

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with an extremely weak chain.

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 5127. Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 2 pg. 222. Refer: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 5 pg. 276. Also see Targhib, vol.1 pg. 403-404)

 

In another Hadith which is reliable and suitable to quote, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam) said:

“May Allah have mercy on one who offers four rak’ahs [Sunnah] before the ‘Asr Prayer”

 

See the reference and authenticity of this Hadith here.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar