Is It Recommended to Recite Surat Hud on Friday?

25 June, 2019
Q I read this hadith in Musnad Ad-Darimi: "Recite Surat Hud on Friday." Is this narration authentic?


In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

In this fatwa:

The narration you mentioned about reciting Surat Hud on Friday is a weak narration.

Answering your question, The Fatwa Center at Islamweb, states:

The narration which reads: “Recite surat Hud on Friday“, is not correct to be attributed to the Prophet (peace be upon him) as it is a mursal hadith.

The narration is reported by Kab Al-Ahbar and he is one of the Followers (the generation that followed that of the Companions) and he did not see or meet the Prophet.

A mursal hadith is a narration on the authority of some of the Followers and it is one of the categories of weak hadiths

Sheikh Al-Albani classified this narration as weak) in his Da`eef Al-Jami`.

When reviewing the Musnad of Ad-Daarimi, Sheikh Husayn Saleem Asad said about this hadith: “Its chain of narrators is weak because it is a mursal hadith.

Almighty Allah knows best.