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Saying ‘La ilaha illAllah’ with madd (lengthening it)

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What is the status of following Hadith. Is it reliable to quote ?

من قال لا إله الله و مدھا ھدمت له اربعة آلاف ذنب من الکبائر

Translation

Whomsoever says ‘La ilaha illAllah’ and lengthens it (ie. recite it with a madd), four thousand major sins of his will be forgiven.

Answer

The Muhaddithun have declared this Hadith as a fabrication. It is therefore not suitable to quote.

(Refer: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 8 pg. 288, Tadhkiratul Mawdu’at of Muhammad ibn Tahir Al Maqdisi, pg. 330, Dhaylul La-ali Al Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 590 -Hadith: 721- and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 325/326)

 

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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