The Hadith of Salat-ul-Tasabih

Q: There is a Hadith reported in Sahih Al-Jami‘ Al-Saghir by Al-Suyuty, verified by Muhammad Nasir Al-Din Al-Albany, v. 6, p. 292, Hadith no. 35-2-7814, on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas and it is graded as Sahih (a Hadith that has been transmitted by people known for their uprightness and exactitude; free from eccentricity and blemish) Hadith.Kindly, give us your opinion in terms of its Sanad (chain of narrators), and Matn (text of a Hadith). Assuming that it is a valid Hadith, is it in accordance with the Qur’an and the authentic Sunnah? When I read it, I had some doubts regarding the meaning it implies as well as its wording due to the following: Firstly: Singling out Al-‘Abbas with this Hadith and all its narrations are reported on his authority. Secondly: It contains what means that Allah will forgive all sins “past and present, intentional and unintentional, minor and major.” (Part No. 4; Page No. 472) Thirdly: It says that one may offer Salat-ul-Tasabih (Prayer of glorification) once a day; if they cannot, then once a week, a month, a year, or once in a lifetime.


A: There is no proof that this Hadith can be attributed to the Prophet (peace be upon him); rather, it is Munkar (rejected Hadith reported by a weak narrator whose narration conflicts with an authentic Hadith). Some scholars classified it under the category of Mawdu‘at (fabricated Hadiths), and the meaning it implies has no basis in the Book or the Sunnah. This Hadith is known as the Hadith of Salat-ul-Tasabih.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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