Is the following Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Illuminate your homes with prayer and the recitation of the Quran”
Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The chain consists of an extremely weak narrator.
(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 1875. Refer: Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 9291)
There are other Hadiths which have described Salah at home to be a form of light.
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1375)
Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded a Hadith which states, ‘Salah is light [nur]’
(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 223)
Similarly, Allah Ta’ala has described the Quran as a light (nur) in the Quran itself.
(Surah Al Maidah, Verse: 15)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar