What is the authenticity of the Hadiths that encourage Salatut Tasbih?
I have heard some people label this a bid’ah.
In these times of neglect towards religion, it’s sad that some people prefer to discourage the masses from proven acts of worship.
The Hadiths in question have been accepted as authentic (sahih) or sound (hasan) by various eminent masters of Hadith. This has also remained part of the practice of the pious of the Ummah.
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) says that many ‘Ulama, among them Imam ‘Abdullah ibnul Mubarak (rahimahullah), have accepted the virtue of Salatut-Tasbih.
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 481)
‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) mentions many Muhaddithun have accepted it’s authenticity. From among them are: Imam Abu-Bakr al-Ajurri, Imam Abu Muhammad al-Misri (Ustadh of ‘Allamah Mundhiri), Hafiz Abul-Hasan Maqdisi (Ustadh of ‘Allamah Mundhiri), Imam Abu-Dawud and Imam Hakim (rahimahumullah)
(Targhib vol.1 pg.468)
Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has enumerated up to 20 great Muhaddithin who have accepted its authenticity.
(Al-La-alil Masnu’ah, vol.2 pg.40)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar
This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. 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.