Is this narration authentic?

من مر على المقابر فقرأ قل هو الله أحد أحد عشرة مرة ثم وهب أجرها للأموات أعطي من الأجر بعدد الأموات



The Muhaddithun have declared this narration a fabrication. It is therefore not suitable to quote.

(Refer: Al Ajwibatul Mardiyyah, vol. 2 pg. 549, Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 577. Also see: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 4 pg. 425)



Whoever passes by the graveyard and recites Surah Ikhlas eleven times and then gifts the reward to the deceased, will receive the reward of the number of deceased.


Note: Some version of this narration reciting Surah Ikhlas mention twenty one times instead of eleven times.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar