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Mercy descends on the Ka’bah, daily

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The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘One hundred and twenty mercies descend upon the Ka’bah every day and night; sixty for those performing tawaf, forty for those engaged in Salah and twenty for those who are merely looking at the Ka’bah.’



This Hadith is recorded with more than one chain in the following sources on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu’anhuma):

Musnadul Harith; Bughyatul Bahith, Hadith: 392, Al-Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 1295.

Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 11248, 11475.

Al-Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 6310

Shu’abul Iman of Bayhaqi, Hadith: 3760

Akhbar Makkah of Azraqi, vol. 2 pg. 8

Targhib of Al-Isbahani, Hadith: 1073.


The following Muhaddithun have graded it as sound (hasan):

‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah), in Targhib, Hadith: 1711. Also see Mukhtasar Ithaf, Hadith: 3041.

‘Allamah ‘Iraqi (rahimahullah) in Al-Mughni, Hadith: . Also see Sharhul Ihya, vol. 4 pg. 272.

‘Allamah Zabidi (rahimahullah) in Sharhul Ihya, vol. 4 pg. 272.

‘Allamah Zurqani (rahimahullah) in Mukhtasar Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 1236.

Also refer to Tarikh Dimishq, vol. 34 pg. 388, Al-Ajwibatul Mardiyyah of Sakhawi (rahimahullah), vol.1 pgs. 26-31 and Al-Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 1362.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

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