Salutations [durud] to cleanse the heart of hypocrisy

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Is this Hadith reliable?

من قال صلى الله على محمد طَهُرَ قلبه من النفاق كما يطهر الثوب بالماء

Whoever says, ‘Sallallahu ‘ala Muhammad, his heart will be cleansed of hypocrisy just as water cleanses a garment



This Hadith is part of a lengthy fabricated narration which was a supposed conversation between Sayyiduna Khadir and Nabi Ilyas (‘alayhimas salam) stating that they heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) narrate approximately twenty two (22) Hadiths.

This Hadith is not suitable to quote.

(Refer: Al Qawlul Badi’, pg. 283-285)


See here for another portion of this Hadith will all the relevant references.


There are many other authentic virtues and benefits of sending salutations to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) which should be quoted instead.

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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