What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?
“Whoever is not prohibited from immorality and evil by his Salah, then it will only increase him further from Allah Ta’ala”
This Hadith has been reported through several chains and is more reliably recorded as a statement of the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum):
1) ‘Allamah ‘Iraqi (rahimahullah) states that Imam ‘Ali ibn Ma’bad has recorded this narration on his book ‘At Ta’ah Wal Ma’siyah’ with a reliable chain, (mursalan).
2) Imam Tabarani and others have also recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) with a weak chain.
3) The narration has also been recorded as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a reliable chain and as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).
Hafiz Ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) states that the attribution of this statement to the Sahabah [and not Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam] is the most correct.
Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 398, Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Surah ‘Ankabut, Verse: 45, Ad Durarul Muntathirah, Hadith: 413, Kashful Khafa, vol. 2 pg. 332 and Fathul Wahhab of Ahmad Siddiq Al Ghumari, vol. 1 pg. 394
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar