Is this Hadith authentically ascribed to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)? Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Whosoever read this durud in the morning and the evening, it will tire the angels when writing its reward for a thousand days.”
اللهم رب محمد، صل على محمد، واجز محمدا ما هو أهله
I have not come across this narration in any primary Hadith source.
‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has cited the following similar words without any chain:
Sayyiduna Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever recites the following in the morning and evening:
اللَّهُمَّ يَا رَبَّ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ، وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، وَاجْزِ مُحَمَّدًا صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا هُوَ أَهْلُهُ
will tire seventy scribes for one thousand mornings. There will be no right left to fulfil for Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). His parents will be forgiven and he will be resurrected with Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and the family of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
(Al ‘Ajajatuz Zarnabiyyah; Al Hawi Lil Fatawi, vol. 2 pg. 50)
This narration should not be quoted until the chain is located and then verified.
Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded another similar narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). This narration is as follows:
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The reward of the person who recites the following durud, will be the cause of much work [of writing] for seventy angels for one thousand days.” Those words are:
جَزَى اللهُ عَنَّا مُحَمَّدًا بمَا هُوَ أَهْلُهُ
Jazallahu ‘anna Muhammadan (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) bima huwa ahluhu
(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 11509 with slight variation in the wording, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 237)
See the authenticity of this narration here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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