I have heard that there is a Hadith which says to the nearest meaning:
The one who memories forty 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
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 and Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahumallah) have all given similar rulings like the above.
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