Is the following Hadith authentic?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam):
“There is no person who prostrates for the sake of Allah, except that Allah [due to this prostration] records a good deed for him, erases a bad deed and raises him in rank by a degree. Therefore, prostrate [by offering Salah] abundantly”
Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ubadah ibn Samit (radiyallahu ‘anhu)
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1424. Also see Hadith: 1423 and Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 388-389)
‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain authentic (sahih).
(Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 248/249. Also see: Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 470)
Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded the following version:
Sayyiduna Thawban (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “You should prostrate to Allah in abundance, for certainly each time you prostrate to Allah, He raises your rank by a degree and erases a bad deed by virtue of the sajdah.”
(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 488)
Also see here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar