Please verify the authenticity of this Hadith:
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever recites salutations (durud) two hundred (200) times on the day of Jumu’ah, his sins of two hundred (200) years will be forgiven.”
This narration is recorded in Musnadul Firdaws on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Musnadul Firdaws; Refer: Kanzul ‘Ummal, Hadith: 2241)
However, ‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) has dismissed the authenticity of the Hadith (أخرجه الديلمي ولا يصح). ‘Allamah Ibn Hajar Al Haytami (rahimahullah) has also dismissed the authenticity.
(Al Qawlul Badi’, pg. 395, Ad Durrul Mandud, pg. 212)
There are authentic Hadiths which encourage abundant salutations on Friday. These should be quoted instead. See here.
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.