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Saying a durud (salutation) seventy times at the grave of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by HadithAnswers.com
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What is status of following Hadith and can it be quoted?

It is reported that when a person stands at the grave of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and recites the verse: إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ  (Innallah Wa Mala-Ikatahu Yu Salluna ‘Alan Nabi), (Surah Al Ahzab, verse: 56) and then says seventy times ‘sallallahu ‘alayka Ya Muhammad’ An Angel says to him, “May Allah’s blessing be on you too, no need of yours will be left unfulfilled”

 

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Answer

It is not a Hadith, rather a statement of a predecessor.

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Muhammad ibn Isma’il ibn Muslim ibn Abi Fudayk, a Tab’ut Tabi’i who passed away in the year 200 AH.

Ibn Abi Fudayk (rahimahullah) says, “I heard a person whom I had seen say, it has reached us that…”, and he goes on to mention the narration in question.

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 3872. Also see Al Qawlul Badi’, pg. 87 and pg. 424)

 

Ibn Abi Fudayk (rahimahullah) had probably heard this from a Tabi’i. This narration should be quoted as reported and not as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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