Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“A man entered Jannah and saw written on its gate ‘Charity receives a tenfold reward and giving a loan receives an eighteen fold reward”
Is this authentic?
Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
The full narration is as follows:
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 2431, Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 809 and Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 4385)
Imam Tabarani and Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) have also recorded a similar Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a weak chain.
(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 7976 and Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 3286)
These versions when combined gain collective strength. Perhaps due to this, ‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has indicated towards the reliability of the narration in question.
(Refer: Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 3287, 3288, Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 40. Also see Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 4 pg. 126)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar