Saturday 12 Rabi‘ at-akhir 1442 - 28 November 2020
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How sound is the hadeeth, “Seek to draw closer to Allaah by virtue of my status”?

Question

What is the status of the hadeeth, “Seek to draw closer to Allaah by virtue of my status, for my status with Allaah is great”?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

This hadeeth has no basis. 

Ibn Taymiyah and al-Albaani said: it has no basis. 

See Iqtidaa’ al-Siraat al-Mustaqeem by Ibn Taymiyah, 2/415; al-Silsilah al-Da’eefah, 22

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Source: Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid