Is the following Hadith authentic?
“Whosoever wants to preserve a ni’mah [blessing/bounty] that Allah has bestowed upon him, then he should recite ‘la hawala wa la quwwata illah billah’ excessively”
Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith via a narrator who has been declared a liar. The Hadith should therefore not be quoted.
(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 859 -volume: 17-, and Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 155. Refer: Al Mughni Fid Du’afa, vol. 1 pg. 312, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 3 pg. 342 -2905- and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 99)
And Allah Ta’ala knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar