An unauthentic virtue regarding the worship of a married person

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Is the following narration authentic and can it be quoted?

‘A married person’s worship is seventy times more rewarding than an unmarried person’


Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is reported to have said:

‘Two rakats of Salah performed by a married person is better than seventy rakats of an unmarried person’

(Kitabud Du’afa of Uqayli, vol. 6 pg. 146 and Al Ahadithul Mukhtarah of Diya-ud din Al Maqdisi

Hafiz ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has deemed the above Hadith as very weak (munkar). The Hadith is therefore not suitable to quote.

(Refer: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 6 pg. 461, Faydul Qadir, vol. 4 pg. 50 Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 205 and Al Fawaidul Majmu’ah, pg. 120. Also see Al Mudawi, vol. 4 pg. 139/140 and Al Mughir, pg. 53)


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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