Reciting Surah Qadr thrice on Friday

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I want to know how authentic is the following statement?

“Whoever recites Surah Qadr three times on Friday [before Jumu’ah] and three times after Jumu’ah, will receive as many good deeds for him as the number of people offering Jumu’ah Salah that day throughout the world.”



This narration appears in a Hadith Juz'(collection) of Abu Mansur Muhammad ibn ‘Isa ibn ‘Abdil ‘Aziz As Sabbah as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu). However, ‘Allamah ibn ‘Arraq (rahimahullah) has pointed out a liar in the chain. The Hadith is therefore not suitable to quote.

(Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 1 pg. 138, Hadith: 154, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 306)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved 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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