What is the authenticity of the following narration?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
That person who is not able to give sadaqah should say the following durud in his du’a:
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ وَصَلِّ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَالْمُسْلِمِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ
‘Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammadin ‘abdika wa rasulika wa salli ‘alal mu’minina wal mu’minat wal muslimina wal muslimat’
and this would become his Sadaqah’ (charity)
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) also said:
‘A Believer is never satisfied from doing (never tires from doing) good until he reaches Jannah’
Hafiz Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) and Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) have recorded this narration.
(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 903, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 130)
Hafiz Ibn Hibban has authenticated this narration. Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith as authentic (sahih) and Hafiz Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has concurred with him. ‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan).
(Al Qawlul Badi’, pg. 274)
Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) in Al Adabul Mufrad and Hafiz Abu Ya’la have also recorded a similar narration without the last part of the narration. (i.e. A Believer is never satisfied from doing good..)
(Al Adabul Mufrad, Hadith: 640, Musnad Abu Ya’la, Hadith: 1397)
Hafiz Haythami (rahimahullah) has classified the Hadith of Abu Ya’la sound (hasan)
(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 167)
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