‘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”



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


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