Reciting Surah Qadr on Laylatul Qadr

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Is this narration authentic?

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has stated “Whomsoever recites Surah Qadr seven times on the night of Qadr, Allah safeguards that individual from all difficulties and furthermore seventy thousand angels supplicate to Allah to grant him Jannah.”



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 Suyuti (rahimahullah) has cited this Hadith in his book on fabricated Hadiths. ‘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. 136, Hadith: 154, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 303-306)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad 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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