The merit of the last two Ayahs of Surah Al-`Imran
Q 5: It is said that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to recite every night the two Ayahs (Qur'anic verses) 189 and 200 of Surah (Qur'anic chapter) Al-`Imran.
reported on the authority of
`Uthman ibn `Affan
that he said: "Anyone who recites the end of Al-`Imran at night, it will be recorded for him as having performed Qiyam-ul-Layl (optional Prayer at night)." What is your opinion in this regard?
We know of no basis affirming that the Prophet (peace be upon him) used
to recite the two Ayahs 189 and 200 of Surah Al-`Imran every night. The report on the authority of
`Uthman (may Allah be pleased with him) was recorded by
in his Sunan as Mawquf (Hadith narrated from a Companion of the Prophet that are not attributed to the Prophet).
Al-Darimy said that
Is-haq ibn `Isa narrated this Hadith from
Ibn Lahi`ah from
Yazid ibn Abu Habib from
Abu Al-Khayr on the authority of
Ibn Lahi`ah is not a reliable narrator. The Isnad (chain of narrators) of the Hadith is Da`if (weak).