Hadiths on virtues of Surah Al-Dukhan

Q 1: What is the authenticity of the following Hadith: Anyone who recites Surah Al-Dukhan in the evening, seventy thousand angels will ask forgiveness for him until the morning.

A: This Hadith is narrated by Al-Tirmidhy on the authority of Abu Hurayrah from the Prophet (peace be upon him). It has been classified as Da‘if (weak). Jalal Al-Din Al-Suyuty classified it as Da‘if in his Hadith compilation entitled “Al-Gami‘ Al-Saghir”. Ibn Al-Jawzy also referred to it in his book entitled “Al-Mawdu‘at” [Fabricated Hadith]. The Sanad (chain of narrators) include `Umar ibn Rashid ibn Shajarah whom Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Yahya ibn Ma‘in, Abu Dawud and others have ranked as a weak narrator. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.