I was wondering about the authenticity of that hadith where Ali (ra) complained of a weak memory?
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah,
I was wondering about the authenticity of that hadith where Ali (ra) complained of a weak memory and the Prophet (saw) told him that he should perform salah in the last 3rd of Friday night, reciting the following surahs in 4 rakahs: Yasin, Ad-Dukhan, As-Sajdah and al-Mulk. After that a dua is mentioned.
I've heard that this hadith is not authentic, could you please confirm?
Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
We looked up Sheikh Albani's (may Allah be merciful to him) grading of this hadeeth in its different narrations and most of the different narrations are graded as fabricated, some as munkar, and a few narrations of this hadeeth are graded as hasan or hasan ghareeb. There were no gradings of saheeh.