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Remembering Allah Ta’ala in Ramadan

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The one who remembers Allah [does dhikr] in Ramadan will be forgiven and the one who asks Allah in [Ramadan] will not be at a loss/disappointed”

 

Answer

Imams Tabarani and Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a weak chain.

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 6166 and 7337, Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 3355. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 3 pg. 143, Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 4312)

 

The narration is suitable to quote for encouragement and generating hope in Allah’s mercy, as is the case with Hadiths of this nature.

(Also see: Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 104)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar