Is the following Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advised to recite Surah Hashr [Surah: 59] before sleeping and said:
“If you pass away you pass away a martyr/ You will be from the people of Jannah”
Imam Ibnus Sunni (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu)
(‘Amalul Yawmi Wal Laylah, Hadith: 720)
Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared the chain of narrators of the above as weak.
(Nataijul Afkar, vol. 3 pg. 70)
However, the Hadith in question is supported by the following narration:
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“When one recites in the morning: A-‘udhu billahis Sami’il ‘Alim minash shaytanir Rajim and then recites the last 3 verses of Surah Hashr Allah Ta’ala appoints 70 000 angels to pray for him till the evening. If he dies during that day, he dies a martyr. The same applies if one recites it in the evening.”
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2922)
Kindly see the authenticity of this narration here.
Also see Al Futuhatur Rabbaniyyah, vol. 3 pg. 161.
The Hadith in question is suitable for practice.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar