The virtue of reciting Surah Aalu ‘Imran on a Friday

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How sound is this Hadith?

“Anyone who recites Surah Aalu ‘Imran on Friday, the angels will send blessing on him till the night.”



Imam Darimi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of the famous Tabi’i; Makhul Ash Shami (rahimahullah).

Makhul (rahimahullah) said: “Whomsoever recites Surah Aalu ‘Imran on the day of Jumu’ah, the angels [make du’a and seek forgiveness] on his behalf till the night.”

(Sunan Darimi, Hadith: 3440)


The narrators in this chain are all reliable. Although this narration is recorded as the statement of Makhul (rahimahullah), the nature of the narration is not such that could be said by applying logic.

(Refer: Mir’atul Mafatih, Hadith: 2192)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from 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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