Is this Hadith authentic?
صلاة الرجل متقلدا سيفه تفضل على صلاة غير المتقلد سبع مائة ضعف
This narration is recorded in Tarikh Baghdad as part of a longer narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Tarikh Baghdad, vol. 9 pg. 365)
However, the Muhaddithun have declared this narration a fabrication. It is therefore not suitable to quote.
(Refer: Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 177)
Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The Salah of a person carrying a sword is seven hundred times superior than that of a person not carrying a sword.”
Also see here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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