What is the grade of the following Hadiths?
1) “Whoever recites ‘Ha Mim Ad-Dukhan’ on Friday night, he shall be forgiven”
2) “Whoever recites Surah Dukhan on the night of Friday then Allah will build for him a house in Jannah”
1) Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) and others have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a very weak chain.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2889, ‘Amalul Yawmi Wal Laylah of Imam Ibnus Sunni. Hadith: 681 and Musnad Abu Ya’la, Hadith: 6224 and 6232. Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 5 pg. 55, number: 8709 and Taqribut Tahdhib, number: 7292)
However, after citing a similar narration recorded as the statement of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Isa, Hafiz ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) states that this is a good support (shahidun jayyid) for the Hadith in question.
(Nataijul Afkar, vol. 3 pg. 260)
2) Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 8026)
‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared a narrator of this Hadith extremely weak.
(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 2 pg. 168)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar, with the following note:
These Hadiths and others on this topic support each other thereby making them suitable for practice.
Also see Targhib, vol.1 pg.513 and pg.456
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar