Is the following Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Surah Yasin is called ‘Al Mu’immah’ in the Tawrah.”
It was enquired, ‘What is Al Mu’immah?’
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, “It contains for its reader the benefits of this world, it removes from him the dread of the next life, and it is called Al Mudafi’ah and Al Qadiyah, it repels all afflictions and fulfils the needs of the reciter. Whoever recites it, it will be made equal to twenty Hajj. Whoever shall listen to it, it will be as thousand dinars which he has given as charity in the path of Allah and whoever shall write it and then drink it, it will enter into his heart a thousand cures, a thousand radiant lights, a thousand times more increase in belief, a thousand mercies, a thousand blessings, a thousand times more increase in guidance, and will remove from him all malice and disease.’”
Hafiz Khatib Baghdadi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu). However, he has declared the Hadith a fabrication.
(Tarikh Baghdad, vol. 3 pg. 674)
Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has also recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr As Siddiq. ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has declared this version a fabrication as well.
(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 2237, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 4 pg. 180. Also see: Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 289)
See suitable virtues of Surah Yasin here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
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