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Reciting the Takbir when completing the last few Surahs of the Quran

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Are there any virtues mentioned in the Hadith for reciting the takbir from Surah Duha to Surah Nas when one is completing a recital of the Quran?


Imam Hakim and others have reported that when Sayyiduna Ubayy ibn Ka’b (radiyallahu’anhu) recited the Quran to Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam), he was instructed to recite the takbir with every surah, from Surah Duha till the end of the Quran.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol.3 pg.304, Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 1912-1914, Al-Irshad lil Khalili, pg.108)

The authenticity of this Hadith is challenged by some eminent Imams of Hadith, however it has indeed been declared authentic (sahih) by other Muhaddithun.

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has strongly supported this Hadith.

Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) has also labelled this practice as a sunnah.

(Refer: Shu’abul Iman, before Hadith: 1912, Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Surah Duha, Al-Itqan, vol.1 pg.145-146, Fatawa Hadithiyyah of Ibn Hajar Al-Haytami, pg.224 and Hasrush Sharid, vol.2 pg.644-648)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. 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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