What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?
Salawat [Sending salutations] on me is light on the Sirat. Whoever recites Salawat on me eighty times on the day of Jumu’ah [at any time], Allah will forgive him eighty years of sins.”
Imams: Ibn Shahin, Ibn Bashkuwal (rahimahumallah) and others have recorded this narration in their respective works on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Refer: Al Qawlul Badi’, pg. 398)
‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) has declared the chain of narrators as weak.
(Al Qawlul Badi’ pg. 399. Also see Faydul Qadir, under Hadith: 5191)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar