Were the words of tashahhud recited during Mi’raj?

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On the night of Mi’raj when Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) met Allah Ta’ala, he greeted by saying the first part of tashahhud. Then Allah Ta’ala replied with the second part, and Nabi (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said the third part and lastly the Angels completed it with Ash hadu alla ilaha ……

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This incident has been widely quoted.

Among others, Faqih Abul Layth (rahimahullah) has cited it with an incomplete chain in Tambihul Ghafilin, pg.396

‘Allamah ‘Ayni (rahimahullah) has mentioned that Imam Farwadi has reported it in his book: ‘Thawabul; ‘ibadat‘ (See Al-Binayah, vol.2 pg.308)

However, several senior Muhaddithun (hadith masters) of the recent past were unable to locate its chain. These seniors include Shaykh Anwar Shah Al-Kashmiri, Al-Muhaddith Shabbir Ahmad ‘Uthmani & Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf Binnori (rahimahumullah).

One should avoid quoting such narrations until their chains are located and/or their authenticity is verified.

When reciting the tashahhud, the fuqaha (Jurists) state that one should not have the intention of following the above incident.


Ma’arifus Sunan, vol.3 pg.86 , ‘Arfush Shadhy, vol.1 pg.70 & Fathul Mulhim, vol.3 pg.422


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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