Q 2: I read in the books of Adhkar (invocations and remembrances said at certain times on a regular basis) the following:
Anyone who enters the market and says, 'La ilaha illa Allah wahdahu la sharika lahu,
lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu yuhyi wa yumit wa Huwa Hayyun la yamut, biyadihi-l-khayr wa huwa `ala kulli shai'in qadir (There is no god but Allah, Alone, with no partner or associate. To Him belongs Sovereignty and Praise. He gives life and causes death. He is Ever-Living, never dies. In His Hand is all good, and He has power over all things)" Allah will record for them a million good deeds and erase a million bad deeds and raise them a million levels.
Is this Hadith or formula of Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah) authentic? I heard some people say that it is Da`if (weak). We appreciate your advice. May Allah reward you.
The Hadith with this wording was related by
Al-Tirmidhy and was found in the Musnad without the part:
He is Ever-Living, never dies. In His Hand is all good.
But with the following addition at the end:
...A house will be built for them in Jannah (Paradise).
The Hadith is Da`if because its Sanad (chain of narrators) includes
`Amr ibn (Part No. 3; Page No. 271) Dinar Al-Masry.
Ahmad said: "He is Da`if."
Al-Bukhari said: "He is Matruk (a narrator whose Hadith transmission was discarded due to unreliability)."
Ibn Ma`in said: "He is undependable and insignificant."
Al-Nasa'y said: "He is Da`if."May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.