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Recite abundant salutations [durud] on Friday

Question

What is the authenticity of this narration?

“The best of your days is Jumu’ah. On that day Adam (‘alayhis salam) was created, on that day he passed away, on that day the Trumpet will be blown and on that day all of creation will swoon. So send a great deal of salutations upon me [on a Friday], for your salutations are presented to me.” They said, “O Rasulullah, how will our salutations upon you be shown to you when you have turned to dust?” He said, “Allah has forbidden the Earth to consume the bodies of the Ambiya (‘alayhimus salam).

 

Answer

This Hadith has been recorded in numerous Hadith collections on the authority of Sayyiduna Aws ibn Aws Ath Thaqafi (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1040, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1085, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 8)

 

Imam ibn Khuzaymah, Imam Ibn Hibban and Imam Hakim (rahimahumullah) have declared the Hadith authentic. Hafiz Dhahabi concurs.

(Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 1733, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 910, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 278)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar