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An unauthentic virtue for the opening verses of Surah An’am

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I just wonder whether you could verify the authenticity

Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

“Whoever prays the first three verses of Surah An’aam until Wa ya’lamu ma taksibun, Allah Ta’ala appoints for him one thousand angels who record his worship similar of their own. And an angel descends from the seventh heaven, with a crooked rod of iron. Now when the satan wishes to whisper to the reciter or drive into his heart the inclination of some sin the angel hits the satan such a hard blow that seventy barriers form between the satan and the reciter. And on Resurrection Day Allah Ta’ala will say to him, ‘Walk in My shade this day in which besides My shade no other shade exists. And eat the fruits of My paradise and drink from the pool of Kawthar, and take a wash from the spring of Salsabil, for you are My servant and I am your Lord.”


This Hadith is recorded by Imam Wahihdi (rahimahullah) with an extremely unreliable chain.

(Al-Wasit, beginning of Surah An’am)

‘Allamah Alusi (rahimahullah) has clearly stated that the Hadiths of this nature concerning surah An’am are unreliable, and some fabricated.

(Tafsir Ruhul Ma’ani, beginning of Surah An’am)

One should avoid quoting this Hadith.

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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