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A great virtue for performing Hajj and ‘Umrah

Is the following Hadith authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “There is no reward except Jannah for an accepted Hajj”


Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The narration is therefore authentic.

The full narration is as follows:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“One ‘Umrah to the next is a means of expiation of all [minor] sins perpetrated between the two ‘Umrahs and there is no reward for an accepted Hajj except Jannah”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1773 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1349)

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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