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An unauthentic virtue for visiting one's Mother's or relative's grave

Question

What is the status of this narration?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

“Whoever visits his mother’s grave or the grave of one of his relatives, gets the reward of an accepted Hajj/’Umrah and whoever visits them frequently until he passes away, the Angels will visit his grave”

 

Answer

The Hadith in question is recorded in Al Kamil of  Hafiz Ibn ‘Adiy. However it has been declared as a fabrication by numerous Muhaddithun like Hafiz Ibn Hibban, Imam Ibnul Jawzi and Hafiz Dhahabi (rahimahumullah), and should therefore not be quoted.

(Refer: Al Kamil, vol. 4 pg. 89, Kitabul Majruhin Minal Muhaddithin, vol. 1 pg. 313, Talkhisu Kitabil Mawdu’at, Hadith: 941, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 3 pg. 225 -2644- and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 363)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar