What is the status of following Hadith. Is it reliable to quote ?
من قال لا إله الله و مدھا ھدمت له اربعة آلاف ذنب من الکبائر
Whomsoever says ‘La ilaha illAllah’ and lengthens it (ie. recite it with a madd), four thousand major sins of his will be forgiven.
The Muhaddithun have declared this Hadith as a fabrication. It is therefore not suitable to quote.
(Refer: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 8 pg. 288, Tadhkiratul Mawdu’at of Muhammad ibn Tahir Al Maqdisi, pg. 330, Dhaylul La-ali Al Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 590 -Hadith: 721- and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 325/326)
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