No Harm in Acting According to this Hadeeth
Fatwa No: 424747

  • Fatwa Date:16-7-2020 - Thul-Qi'dah 26, 1441
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Question

Assalam aalekum it is Hadith in musnad ahmad(27450) from umme hani( may Allah be pleased with her) said prophet said recite 100 times SubhanAllah it is equivalent to freeing 100 slaves from the children of Ismail. Recite Alhamdulillah it is equivalent to giving 100 horses in jihad .is the above Hadith authentic .does shoaib arnaout rahimaullah have classified above Hadith authentic.please answer this question so that we can perform this and get the reward

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

This Hadeeth was classified as Hasan (Sound) by a group of scholars, and therefore there is nothing wrong with acting upon it. It was classified as Hasan by Al-Munthiri and Al-Haythami, and As-Suyooti reported that Al-Haakim classified it as Saheeh (Authentic).

According to the sources that we consulted, Shaykh Shu‘ayb Al-Arnaa’oot  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him classified it as Weak in his revision of Al-Musnad, saying: “Its chain of narration is weak due to the weakness of the narrator Abu Saalih, who is Baathaam, or Baathaan, the freed slave of Umm Haani’.” [End of quote]

It was also classified as Weak by Shaykh Al-Albaani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him in Dha‘eef Al-Jaami’, but he later changed its classification to Hasan in As-Silsilah and underlined that Abu Saalih was most likely Thakwaan As-Sammaan, who was one of the reporters approved by Al-Bukhari and Muslim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them.

Allah Knows best.

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