Is this narration authentic?
إن المسلم إذا زار أخاه المسلم شيعه سبعون ألف ملك يصلون عليه يقولون: اللهم، كما وصله فيك فصله
Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Razin Al ‘Uqayli Laqit ibn ‘Amir (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 8316)
‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared one of the narrators extremely weak.
(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 173)
However,it should be noted that 70 000 angels making du’a of forgiveness for a person who visits the sick, has been reported in other reliable narrations. See here.
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When a Muslim visits his Muslim brother, seventy thousand (70 000) angels accompany him saying, ‘O Allah! Just as he is joining ties [with his Muslim brother] for Your sake, you [be pleased] with him.'”
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar