Is ‘Yasin is for whatever it is recited for’ a Sahih Hadith?

ⓘ Supported by Al Medina 313.



Islamic Text

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Kind

Short Answer

The Hadith ‘Yasin is for whatever it is recited for’ is not a Sahih Hadith, rather it is baseless according to major scholars of Hadith. Furthermore, Islam does not permit Muslims to forward or promote baseless Hadith narrations as they are considered lies against our beloved Prophet ﷺ. Additionally, anyone claiming that it is an authentic Hadith must prove it by tracing it to an original source of Hadith (not a secondary source). Thereafter, such individuals must prove the authenticity of the chain.

Classical Scholars

حَدِيث: يس لِمَا قُرِئَتْ لَهُ، لا أصل له بهذا اللفظ. (المقاصد الحسنة)

The narration, ‘Yasin is for whatever it is recited for,’ is baseless in this wording. (Imam al-Sakhaawi, al-Maqaasid al-Hasanah).

يس لِمَا قُرِئَتْ لَهُ. قَالَ السَّخَاوِيُّ لَا أَصْلَ لَهُ بِهَذَا اللفظ. (الموضوعات الكبرى)

Yasin is for whatever it is recited for. (Imam) al-Sakhaawi said: ‘It is baseless in this wording.’ (Imam Ali al-Qari, al-Mowdo’aat al-Kubrah).

قال في “المقاصد”: لا أصل له بهذا اللفظ. (كشف الخفاء ومزيل الإلباس)

He (Imam al-Sakhaawi) said in al-Maqaasid: ‘It is baseless in this wording.’ (Imam al-Ajlooni, Kashf al-Khafaa).


As seen in the Nusoos (texts) above, the narration: Yasin is for whatever it is recited for’; is not soundly attributed to the blessed Prophet ﷺ. Rather, leading Hadith scholars have declared this hadith to be baseless. Further, Islam strictly prohibits us to spread something that is considered to be a lie against the beloved Prophet ﷺ. Therefore, Muslims must take great care when attributing something to Allah (Most High) or His Messenger ﷺ.

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، قَالَ: بَلِّغُوا عَنِّي وَلَوْ آيَةً، وَحَدِّثُوا عَنْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَلاَ حَرَجَ، وَمَنْ كَذَبَ عَلَيَّ مُتَعَمِّدًا، فَلْيَتَبَوَّأْ مَقْعَدَهُ مِنَ النَّارِ.

Abdullah bin Amr (May Allah Most High be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said, ‘Convey from me, even if it be an Ayah. Narrate from Bani Israel, and there is no harm. Whoever deliberately forges a lie against me, let him take his seat in the fire. (Bukhari, 3461).

And Allah Most High Knows Best.

Answered by Shaykh Noorud-deen Rashid (10.05.23)