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The reward for walking Haj

Question

What is the status of this narration?

 عَنْ زَاذَانَ، قَالَ: مَرِضَ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ مَرْضَةً ثَقُلَ مِنْهَا، فَجَمَعَ إِلَيْهِ بَنِيهِ وَأَهْلَهُ، فَقَالَ: إِنِّي سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، يَقُولُ: مَنْ حَجَّ مِنْ مَكَّةَ مَاشِيًا، حَتَّى يَرْجِعَ إِلَيْهَا، فَلَهُ بِكُلِّ خُطْوَةٍ سَبْعُ مِائَةِ حَسَنَةٍ مِنْ حَسَنَاتِ الْحَرَمِ، فَقَالَ رَجُلٌ: وَمَا حَسَنَاتُ الْحَرَمِ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ؟ فَقَالَ: كُلُّ حَسَنَةٍ مِنْهَا أَلْفُ حَسَنَةٍ

 

Answer

This Hadith is recorded in the following Hadith collections with a weak chain:

Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 2791

Mustadrak Hakim, vol.1 pg.460-461

Al-Mu’jamul Awsat of Tabari, Hadith: 2696

 

Imam Ibn Khuzaymah (rahimahullah)-among others-, expressed reservation in this narration being authentic because of the condition of a particular narrator.

‘Allamah Ibn Hajar Al-Haytami (rahimahullah) has cited the Andalusian Scholar [Muhammad] Ibn Masdy (rahimahullah) to have reported this with a different chain, and that he declared this narration as sound (hasan gharib).

(Hashiyah ‘ala Sharhil Idah fil Manasik, pg.33-34. Also see Targhib, vol.2 pg.166-167 and Al-Matjarur Rabih, Hadith: 816)

 

Translation

Zadhan (rahimahullah) narrates that ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) got very sick, so his children and family gathered around him, then he narrated:

‘I heard Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) saying:

“Whoever walks for Haj from Makkah, for each step he is given 700 rewards from the rewards of the Haram, until he returns.”

So a man said, O Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) what is the rewards of the Haram?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied: “Each good deed equals to 1000 good deeds.”

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar