Al-Khair al-Kathir: Chapter Three

Third Chapter: On sending many blessings upon our master the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace)

Hadith Eleven: From Abdullah bin Abbas (Allah be pleased with them both) said: I heard your Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) say: ‘Send a lot of blessings upon your Prophet on the unique night (laylah al-gharra) and the radiant day: Thursday night and Friday’.

Reported by al-Bayhaqi[1]

Hadith Twelve: From Umar bin al-Khattab (Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: ‘Send a lot of blessings upon me on the radiant night and unique day, for your blessings are presented to me and I pray for you and ask for forgiveness’.

The radiant night: Thursday night, and The unique day: Friday.

Reported by Ibn Bashkuwal[2]

Hadith Thirteen: From Habban bin Munqidh (Allah be pleased with him) that a man said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, shall I make a third of my prayers upon you?
He said: Yes, if you wish.
He said: two thirds?
He replied: Yes.
He said: All of my prayers?
He (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: If so then Allah will be sufficient for you in that which you is of concern to you from the matters of your worldly life and the hereafter’.

Reported by al-Tabarani in his ‘Mujam al-Kabir’.[3]

Hadith Fourteen: From Abu Umamah al-Bahili (Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: ‘Send a lot of blessings upon me on every Friday, for those of you who sends the most blessings upon me will be the closest to me in terms of station’.

Reported by al-Bayhaqi and a group, and its chain of narration is good, and narrators are trustoworthy.[4]

Hadith Fifteen: From Abdullah bin Masud (Allah be pleased with him) said: ‘The Messenger of Allah (Allah be pleased with him said): The closest people to me on the day of judgement will be those of them who send the most blessings upon me’.

Reported by Abu Isa al-Tirmidhi and Ibn Abi Asim[5]
[1] Al-Bayhaqi in ‘al-Shuab’ (2772) the chain of narration contains Amr bin Shimr, who is abandoned and accused, al-Bayhaqi indicated towards this matter in his ‘Maarifah al-Sunan wal-Athar’ (4/420) where he said: ‘It has reached us with a weak chain in a marfu form, and Allah knows best”.
There are numerous narrations with a similar meaning, they strengthen each other, see ‘Al-Qawl al-Badi’ (p.235) and ‘Nur al-Lumah fi Khasais Yawm al-Jumah’ of al-Suyuti. Allah have mercy on both of them.

[2] Mentioned by al-Sakhawi in ‘Al-Qawl al-Badi’ (p.234) where he referenced it to Ibn Bashkuwal from the hadith of Umar bin al-Khattab and graded its chain as being weak. The supporting narrations al-Sakhawi indicated for it can be found in ‘Kashf al-Khafa’ of al-Ajluni (1/166).
[3] Al-Tabarani in ‘al-Kabir’ (3574) and it was graded as Hasan by al-Mundhiri (2/501) and al-Haithami in ‘al-Majma’ (2/160).
Also reported by Ibn Abi Asim (60) al-Bayhaqi in ‘al-Shuab’ (1478) in a mursal form from Muhammad bin Yahya bin Hibban who said: This is a good mursal narration. Al-Sakhawi indicated (p.176) that the grading of Hasan from al-Mundhiri and al-Haithami were due to the supporting narrations.
[4] Al-Bayhaqi in his ‘Sunan’ (3/249). It was also mentioned by al-Mundhiri in ‘al-Targhib wal-Tarhib’ (26) who said: Reported by al-Bayhaqi with a Hasan chain except that Makhul did not hear from Abu Umamah. Al-Sakhawi graded it Hasan in ‘al-Qawl al-Badi’ (p.233) and said: In the Musnad al-Shamiyyin of al-Tabarani is a clarification that he heard from him. Al-Hafidh Ibn Hajar said in ‘Fath al-Bari’ (11/167) that its chain was fair (la ba’s bi sanadihi).
[5] Al-Tirmidhi (484) who said: This hadith is Hasan Gharib and Ibn Abi Asim (24).
Also reported by Ibn Abi Shaibah (11836) al-Bukhari in ‘Tarikh al-Kabir’ (559) Abu Yaala (501) Ibn Hibban ( 911) al-Tabarani in ‘al-Kabir’ (9800) al-Bayhaqi in ‘Shuab al-Iman’ (1462) al-Khatib in ‘al-Jami’ (1305) from the route of al-Tirmidhi and reported by al-Baghawi in ‘Sharh al-Sunnah’ (686).

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