Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
Two of the supplications, #113, and #168, in The Authentic of The Good Sayings have been left out of this book. Number 113 was substituted with a more reliable wording which is #162 in this book. Number 168 was about making the call to prayer in the right ear of a newly born. Upon further examination ‘Al-‘Albani has found that it is weak, and that it is not permitted to act upon it. This I heard him say in an audio tape, where he mentions that when he was finally able to get hold of Al-Bayhaqi’s Shu’ab ‘Al-‘lman -it was previously in manuscript form only- he found that there were two people accused of Iying in the chain of narration. Previously he thought Al-Bayhaqi’s report was only weak, and not very weak because it was referenced as such on page 16 of Tuhfat Al-Wadood by’Ibn ‘Al-Qayyim. A very weak hadeeth cannot be used as testimonial for a weak hadeeth, and therefore, the ruling on this hadeeth is that it is not authentic.
The section on the reporters of each hadeeth is based on the source of the respective hadeeth. When no reference is made as to the source of a reference, that means that it is from the body of Ibn Taymiya’s The Good Sayings. Any reference to ‘Al-‘Albani, unless otherwise mentioned, is obtained from his commentary upon Ibn Taymiya’s book. All references to ‘Al -‘Adawee are from his As-Saheeh Al-Musnad min ‘Athkari Al-Yawmi wal-Laylati.