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Reciting 'La hawla wa la quwwata illah billa' to preserve a bounty (ni'mah)

Question

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”

 

Answer

 

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