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”
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