I came across a Hadith which states reading Surah At Takathur is like reciting one thousand verses.

Is this authentic?



Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘Can one of you not recite a thousand verses daily’? They said, ‘Who is able to recite a thousand verses?’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘Aren’t you able to recite Alhakumut Takathur’?  [Surah 102]

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 566/567 and Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 2287)


Imam Hakim has declared the narrators reliable and Hafiz Dhahabi concurs. Also see Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 379 and Lisanul Mizan, vol. 5 pg. 456



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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