Reciting Surah Kawthar enroute to Madinah Munawwarah

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I have heard that one should recite Surah Kawthar 1000 times as a gift to Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) before reaching Madinah.

Is this authentic?



I haven’t seen this in any of the popular Hadith sources.

This seems to be based on experience of the pious elders.

Practices that are based upon experience are allowed as long as one does not consider them as being from the Hadith.

(Targhib, vol.1 pg.478)

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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