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Reciting Surah Takathur and Ikhlas when visiting the graveyard

Question

I would like to query the authenticity of a Hadith which states that one should read Surah Takathur and Surah Ikhlas when visiting the grave.

 

Answer

A Hadith of this nature has been cited in non primary Hadith sources and is referenced to Abul Qasim Az Zanjani’s Fawaid. I have not come across the chain and can therefore not comment on the authenticity.

(Refer: Sharhus Sudur, pg. 548, Mirqatul Mafatih, Hadith: 1717, Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 669)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar