An unreliable narration regarding reciting Surah Ikhlas on a Friday in Ramadan

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Is the following virtue authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whomsoever recites Surah Ikhlas one hundred (100) times on a Friday in Ramadan, it will be a guiding light for him into Jannah”



Imam Daylami (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) with an extremely weak chain. ‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has cited this Hadith in his book on fabricated Hadiths.

The Hadith is not suitable to quote.

(Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 1 pg. 132, Hadith: 150, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 302. Also see: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 7 pg. 133, number: 6778)

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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