What is the authenticity of the following narration :
Malik ibn Hubayrah states that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“A person upon whom three rows perform Janazah Salah, Jannah/Allah’s forgiveness is compulsory for this person”
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith and has declared it sound (hasan).
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1028)
Other narrations in Sunan Tirmidhi and Sahih Muslim suggest that if forty people or one hundred people perform a person’s Janazah, Allah will accept their intercession on his behalf.
‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah) states that whichever one is found; three rows, forty people or one hundred people, [insha Allah], their intercession will be accepted on behalf of the deceased.
(Sahih Muslim with Al Minhaj, Hadith: 2195)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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