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When a Muslim sets out to visit his brother, 70 000 angels accompany him

Question

Is this narration authentic?

إن المسلم إذا زار أخاه المسلم شيعه سبعون ألف ملك يصلون عليه يقولون: اللهم، كما وصله فيك فصله

 

Answer

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.

 

Translation

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