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Worshiping Allah for forty days sincerely

Question

How authentic is the following narration? Is there any essence to it?

من اخلص العبادة لله تعالى أربعين يوماً ظهرت ينابيع الحكمة على قلبه ولسانه

Whoever sincerely worships Allah Ta’ala for 40 days, will find springs of wisdom gushing from his heart and tongue.

 

Answer

This Hadith is recorded in several Hadith sources, with various chains and slightly varied wordings.

It is declared weak, but suitable.

References for all of the above:

Kitabuz Zuhd of ‘ibnul Mubarak – zawaidul marwazi, Hadith: 1014, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 35485-and its footnotes, Musnadush Shihab, Hadith: 466. Also see: Targhib, vol.1 pg.56, Al-Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 1054, Mukhtasar Maqasidul Hasanah, hadith: 968, Sharhul Ihya,vol.6 pg.7 & Al-Mudawi, Hadith: 3243.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar