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‘The sleep of a scholar is regarded to be ‘ibadah’

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

“A Scholar’s sleep is regarded to be worship”

 

Answer

The Muhaddithun have mentioned that this Hadith has no basis. ‘Allamah Subki (rahimahullah) has also not come across a chain of narrators for this narration.

(Refer: Tabaqatush Shafi’iyyah, vol. 6 pg. 307, Al Asrarul Marfu’ah, Hadith: 567)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. 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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