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The virtue of waking up for Tahajjud Salah and awakening one’s spouse

Question

Please verify the authenticity of this Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “If a man awakens his wife at night, and they both offer Salah or both offer two rak’ahs together, they are recorded to be among those who remember Allah Ta’ala in abundance [dhakirin and dhakirat]”

 

Answer

Imams Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id and Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1303-1446, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1335)

 

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah) has declared the chain of Abu Dawud authentic (sahih).

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 2568-2569, Riyadus Salihin, Hadith: 1204)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar