Earning a reward equal to Hajj and 'Umrah
Fatwa No: 88573

Question

I want to know is this an authentic Hadeeth:
The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, says: “Whoever reads Fajr (for men, specifically in Jama'ah, for women at home, in Jama'ah, or wherever) and remembers Allaah until sunrise (that is, reads Qur'aan, memorizes chapters, etc.), then prays two Raka'h (units) of Shurooq (sunrise) he will get the reward of complete Hajj and 'Umrah (the word complete was emphasized three times by the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam”.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.

 

The narration that the questioner is referring to is reported by At-Tirmithi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him and narrated by Anas Ibn Maalik  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: ''Whoever prays Fajr in congregation and sits mentioning Allaah until sunrise, then prays two Raka'h, he will get a complete reward of Hajj and 'Umrah, (he repeated 'complete reward' thrice)." And this is an authentic narration.

At-Tabaraani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him reported the same narration with a different wording, and narrated by Ibn 'Umar  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him. The narration reads: ''The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) when he prays Fajr, used to remain sitting until he is able to pray again (i.e. after sunrise) and the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: ''Whoever prays Fajr and then remains in his position until he is able to pray again, it is as if he had performed an accepted Hajj and 'Umrah.''

So this is a great reward for whoever does so.

Allaah knows best.

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