Hadeeth Concerning Virtue of Reciting the Last Verses of Surah al-Hashr

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I want to make sure whether the following hadeeth is sound: It was narrated from Ma’qil ibn Yasar (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever says three times each morning, ‘A’oothu Billah il-samee’ il-‘aleem min al-shaytan il-rajeem (I seek refuge with Allah, the All-Hearing, All-Knowing, from the accursed Shaytan), and recites the last three verses of Surah al-Hashr, Allah will send seventy thousand angels to send blessings upon him until evening comes, and if he dies on that day he will die a martyr. And whoever says that in the evening, will be given a similar status.”
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Praise be to Allah.

This hadeeth was narrated by al-Tirmithi in: Book of the virtues of the Quran, Chapter: One who recites a letter of the Quran, what reward he will have. No. 2922. Also narrated by al-Imam Ahmad in his Musnad, no. 19795

Its isnad (chain of narrators) includes Khalid ibn Tahman of whom Ibn Hajar said: He is sadooq (truthful) but was accused of being a Shi’i then he became confused.

Taqreeb al-Tahdheeb, 1644.

It was classed as da’eef (weak) by al-Albani (may Allah have mercy on him). See Da’eef Abi Dawood, 2922.

There are many thikrs (words of remembrance) for morning and evening that are narrated in saheeh (authentic) reports from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). See some of them in question no. 12173.

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