Is the following narration authentic?
“Whoever goes to bed and has a firm intention to wake up and pray during the night [Tahajjud Salah], but is overwhelmed by sleep until morning comes, will get the reward for what he intended and that sleep will be a sadaqah from Allah”
Imam Ibn Majah and others have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1344)
‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain sound. Imam Ibn Hibban has also declared a similar Hadith authentic.
(Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 60, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 2588. Also see Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 1172 and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 311)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar