I have Heard about this hadith, about Reciting Durood 80 times after Asr on jummah Allah will forgive 80 years worth of sins is it true?
Assalaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah,
الجواب و بالله التوفيق
The hadith in question is one which has been narrated by Abu Hurairah (R.A) in which he said that the Prophet (S.A.S) said, ‘Whoever recites the following durud 80 times after Asr Salaah on the Day of Jumuah before standing from his place, Allah will forgive 80 years of his sins and grant him the reward equivalent to 80 years of Worship:
‘Allahumma Salli Ala Muhammadin An Nabiyil Ummi Wa Ala Aa lihi Wa Sallim Tasleema.’
The Scholars have stated that this hadith is weak, but not fabricated. Since it is not fabricated, it can be acted upon for virtues. Scholars such as Ibn Salah and Imam An Nawawi have clearly stated that weak ahadith can be quoted and acted upon for virtues.
While writing on this topic, the great Scholar of Hadith, Shaikhul Hadith Shaikh Muhammad Zakariya (رحمة الله عليه) writes:
‘Allamah Sakhawi has mentioned the hadith regarding the virtues of reciting darood on the day of Friday (Jumu’ah) from Sahabahs like Abu Hurairah, Anas, Aws Ibn Aws, Abu Umamah, Abu Darda, Abu Masood, Umar, Abdullah Bin Umar and others. The narration from Abu Hurairah (R.A) states, ‘The messenger of Allah (S.A.S) said, ‘Durud sent upon me will be a light at the time of crossing the bridge (Siraat), and whoever sends durud upon me on the day of Jumu’ah (Friday 80 times) then 80 years of his sins shall be forgiven.’
‘Allamah Sakhawi has mentioned the above tradition in ‘AL Qaul Al Badee’ from a number of narrations (with different words) which are graded as ‘Dha’eef’ (weak).’
‘The Muhaditheen (Traditionalists) have established an Usul (principle/maxim) that a weak tradition, especially when it is transmitted from varying Turuq (paths), is accepted/considered for virtues. It is probably for this reason this narration of Abu Hurairah is classified as ‘Hasan’ (good/accepted) hadith in Jami As Sagheer.’
‘Mulla Ali Qari has mentioned this tradition in the Sharh (commentary) of ‘Ash Shifa’ with the narration of Tibrani and Dar Qutni from the reference of Jami Sagheer. Allama Sakhawi says that this tradition is also narrated from the tradition of Anas (R.A).’
‘In another hadith, narrated by Abu Hurairah (R.A), it is stated, ‘Whoever recites the following durud 80 times after Asr Salaah on the day of Jumu’ah before standing from his place, then 80 years of his sins will be forgiven and the rewards of 80 years of worship will be granted to him. The durud is ‘Allahumma Salli Ala Muhammadin An Nabiyil Ummi Wa Ala Aa lihi Wa Sallim Tasleema.’ (End Quote).
And Allah Knows Best.
Mufti Waseem Khan.
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