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The virtue of memorising forty Hadiths

Question

I have heard that there is a Hadith which says to the nearest meaning:

The one who memories 40 Hadiths, will awaken on the day of judgement with the ‘Ulama.

Is this a Hadith or saying of the salaf, can you please clarify if this is even correct? Jazakallahu Khair

 

Answer

This Hadith is recorded in several Hadith books with weak chains. Collectively they are suitable for practice.

Imams Bayhaqi and Ibn ‘Asakir, as well as ‘Allamah Nawawi & Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahumallah) have all given similar rulings like the above.

 

References:

Shu’abul Iman, hadith: 1596-1598, Al-Arba’un Al-Buldaniyyah, pg.43 , introduction to al-Arba’un An Nawawiyyah, and Al-Imta’, pg.66-71.

Also see an entire treatise on this Hadith, entitled: Irshadul Murabba’in.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar