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Acquire Knowledge, but spend also the night in prayers !

October 24, 2015
  • Status : REJECTED HADITH, weak statement of companion

In order to motivate people to learn deen, the following hadith is often quoted :

Acquiring knowledge in company for an hour in the night is better than spending the whole night in prayer” (Tirmidhi #256 (or #91))

Firstly, this is once again another misattribution ie the hadith is not present in Jâmi’-ut-Tirmidhi, nor in any of his books, but the one who spread it inserted the name of a famous hadith book in the reference to popularise it.

Secondly, Ad-Daylamî reports this hadith in his Musnad al-firdaws however one narrator of its chain (Nahshal bin sa’îd at-tirmidhî) is severely defective according to hadith experts and thus the hadith is not sahih at all but rather totally rejected.

Thirdly, the narration is also reported in the sunan of ad-Dârimî as a mawquf saying of Ibn ‘Abbas (RA), and this report is considered weak narration or severely weak. Al-Bayhaqî transmits a similar narration from Ibn ‘Abbās through different chains of transmission. Al-Khatîb al-Baghdâdî relates this report with a slight variation from Abud-Dardâ’ (RA). Hence a group of ‘ulama allowed to quote it as a saying of a companion. But do understand there are tons of authentic ahadith of the Prophet  ﷺ and sayings of the salafs with regards to merits of acquiring Knowledge.

To sum up, this hadith as a saying of Rasulullah ﷺ is rejected, and is weak or very weak as a statement of a companion.

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Is kissing the thumbs at adhan from the Sunnah ?

January 2, 2014
  • Status : FABRICATED

First of all, the respect that is due to the Best of the Creation is not contested here, one must send salutations after his blessed mention, and even regularly, for our success in this life and the hereafter lies in our love for him.

Rather what is contested is the nature of the following ahadith :

“He who kisses the finger nails of his thumb when hearing Ashadu Anna Muhamman Rasool Allah, I shall admit him into Jannah”

“ Rasullullah ﷺ wiped his eyes with the inner portion of his fore fingers after kissing them when hearing the Mu’azzin saying “Ashadu Anna Muhammadun Rasool Allah together with Ashadu Anna Muhammadan Abduhu Wa Rasuluhu, Radhitu Billahi Rabba wa Bil Islami Deena wa Bi Muhammad Sallallahu ALayhi Wa Sallam Nabiyya”

“It is reported from Hadrat Khidr Alaihis Salam , “If a person says “Marhaban bi-Habibi Quratu Aini Muhammad ibn Abdullah” when hearing the Muazzin say “Ash’hadu anna Muhammadur-Rasoolullah, then kisses his thumbs and places them on his eyes, never will they (the eyes) be sore.”

1. The hadith is fabricated, not just weak

The following masters of Hadith  and ‘ulama considered the hadith to be fabricated :

Hafiz Sakhawi (pupil of Ibn Hajr Al-‘Asqalani (RA)) (Al-Maqaasid ul Hasana, hadith 1021) : he said “la yussah” ie not sahih).

Allamah Shawkani (RA) (al-Fawaid al-Majmu’ah fi al-Ahadith al-Maudhu’ah)

Hafiz Ibn ud daiba (Tamyeez uthayba pg.171-2)

Hafiz Ibn Taahir al-Fattaany (Tazkiratul Mawdhoo’aat pg.34)

Imaam Suyootee wrote “Those ahadeeth which mention the kissing of the fingers and then placing them on the eyes when the Mu’adhdhin mentions the name of the Prophet , then all of them are fabricated.”See ad-Durar al-Muntathirah Fee Ahadeeth al- Muntashirah.” (and much more refer to Fataawa Nazeeriyyah 1/248-251)

Allamah Ibn Abidin (RA) quotes “There is no authentic Marfoo Hadeeth regarding this practice” (Radd al-muhtar, 1/398)

Mulla Ali Qari (RA) has  classified the 2nd hadith quoted above as Mawdhu  (see al-Masnu’ fi Ma’rifa al-Hadith al-Mawdu & ‘Mawdoo`aatal-Kubraa’ [no. 435])

Shaikh Muhammad Khaleel Tarbulusee Hanafee (d.1305) said, “Sakahwee has rejected it and said this is not authentic.” (al-Lulul al-Marsoo’ah Feemaa al-Asal Lahu WaBaa Asli Mawdhoo no.505 pg.168)

Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (footnotes on Al-Masnoo of Mulla Ali Qari pg.169)

Imam Baihaqi (RA) states concerning the narration in which Khidr is in the sanad :
And in its chain are several narrators who are Majhool and Allah (SWT) has not made us responsible to take our religion from Majhool narrators. (Kitaabul Qir’aa, page 127)

The same has been reported by Allamah Muhammad Tahir Hanafi.

It is evident from the above explanation that the practice of kissing one’s thumb and rubbing it on one’s eyes after “Ashadu Anne Muhammadan Rasool Allah” in the Azaan is a fabricated and baseless practice having no status in the Shari’ah.

2. Weak ?

For argument’s sake, let’s consider the hadith is only weak and not fabricated.

Let me then remind you of the conditions by which weak ahadith can be used :

‘Ulamas have explained that for using a Da’if (weak) hadith, it is absolutely necessary that these 3 conditions are met (sources in the previous link) :

  1. The narration may not be mawdhu OR its weakness not be too important;
  2. The hadith must be in accordance with renown and legitimated practices, established from valid references (Qur’an verses, authentic or reliable ahadith)
  3. One must not have the conviction that the hadith is legitimate and established so that one does not attribute to the Holy Prophet something he may not have said, as a precaution the hadith being unfounded.

In the present case :

  1. the narration is fabricated, or granted you say it is just ‘weak’, then from a neutral point of view this becomes very weak for sure
  2. the practice is not supported by any other hadith
  3. any muslim doing this nowadays has the conviction this practice is from the sunnah, whereas the one omitting the kissing of the thumbs is looked down!

Further, consider :

Imam ibn Daqeeq-ul-Eid [RA] writes:

“If a narration is weak, but not maudoo’, then it is permissible to practice upon it. However if any shi`ar of the Deen (visible sign, habit) is created by its practice, then it should be abandoned.” [Ahkamul Ahkam, vol. 1, page 51]

Allamah Sakhaawi [RA] writes:

“However, as for maudoo’, practice on it is impermissible under all circumstances.” [Al-Qawlul Bade’, page 196]

3. A point on Ibn ‘Aabideen (RA)…

Allamah Shami has mentioned that there is no authentic Hadith with regards to kissing one’s hand and touching one’s eyes when Nabi ’s name is heard during Adhaan. The Muhadditheen (scholars of Hadith) have also mentioned that the Hadith of Abu Bakr (Radhiallaahu Anhum) is not authentic. (Radd al-muhtar vol.1 pg.398)

He however quotes from 2 books  that it is mustahab : 1) Jami’ ar-Rumuz and 2) Fatawa Sufiyyah.

1) The same Ibn ‘Aabideen mentions Jami’ ar-Rumuz to be an unreliable book for fatwa!

Jami’ ar-Rumuz itself doesn’t even quote it from a book of fiqh, but instead from a book on duas (awrad), namely Kanz al-Ibad, which isn’t just unreliable; it is full of fabrications!

The famous Hanafi Muhaddith, Mulla Ali al-qari says regarding it:
“This ‘Kanz’ contains disgusting fabricated ahadith. It is not permissible to even hear them !”

Sh. Gulam Mustapha as-Sindi states regarding it: “It is full of weak masail and fabricated ahadith. Neither do the Fuqaha or the Muhaddithin attach any weight to this book!”

2) Fatawa Sufiyyah : Allamah Birgivi, Allamah Khadimi, Allamah Abd al-Hay al-Laknawi, Allamah Ghulam Mutapha Sindhi etc have all classified it from the unreliable books, whose masa’il are not permissible to practice upon!

See brothers and sisters :

1) Ibn ‘Aabideen (RA) says the is no authentic hadith tracing back to Rasulullah .

2) He did quote two books that are both unreliable, and one of whom he himself criticised !

3) Ibn ‘Aabideen is a great Faqih, but not an expert of hadith, and the experts have all stated his hadith to be fabricated.

4. Conclusion

This hadith is fabricated, and even if you consider it weak you cannot quote it because conditions are not met by the ‘ulama that allow quoting them.

A person can kiss this thumbs, rub his eyes, place his hands on his head or any other permissible action, the condition being that he does not view this action as an act of ibadah, just as one taking eyedrops doesn’t view this act as ibadah.

Kissing the thumbs during adhan, is nowadays viewed as mustahab or sunnah and is alleged to be based on certain ahadith. The one who omits doing this is frowned upon. That is why it is classified as a bid’ah. Accept the reality and grow up, I’ve browsed through loads of articles but none is able to give a true sanad for this practice.

If there is still anyone who claims it it not fabricated, he is requested to produce the various chains and show how they aren’t fabricated, and quote the relevant muhadditheen, not the mufassireen or fuqaha’ who are not the experts of the field.

Lastly I would like to finish with this quote :

The number of Sahaba (RA) exceeds thousands (and even hundred thousand according to some estimates) and since Adhan is called five (5) times a day, the name Muhammad must have been uttered in front of them and in the blessed presence of Rasul-ullah literally millions of times (in Adhan and outside of it) and if kissing the thumbs or the nail of the index finger was Sunnah then the books of Hadeeth would have recorded the actions of such lovers of the prophet .

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Surviving month of Safar will get you Jannah ‽

October 19, 2013
  • Status : FABRICATED

Here is the false report on the islamic month of Safar :

“Anyone who gives me the good news that he survived Safar, I will give him the good news of that person’s entering Paradise”

This narration is classified a fabrication by Imam Saghani and Mulla ‘Ali Qârî.
‘Allamah ‘Ajlûni concurs with their decision too (Kashful Khafa, Hadith:2416)

By the way, the actual words are of this false hadith are : “Whoever gives me the good news of Safar departing, I will …”
Some people thus quoted it with the words: “Whoever gives me the good news of the commencement of Rabi’ul Awwal…
These are both the same as Rabi’ul Awwal follows Safar, so the departing of Safar actually means the starting of Rabi’ul Awwal.

Even though people relate this false hadith falsely, in the end, both reports are baseless.

Mufti Taqi Usmani (hafidhahullah) has written the following regarding the month of Safar:

“Safar is the second month in the Islamic calendar. It is one of the ‘Al-Ash’hur-ul-Hurum’, the four sanctified months in which battle was prohibited in the days of the Prophet of Allah . However, no specific mode of worship or other special rules are set by the Shariah to observe in this month.

Some people believe that this month is an unlucky month and therefore avoid marriage ceremonies or any other happy gatherings in this month. This belief is totally baseless and it is a part of the superstitions rampant in the ignorant of Arabia before the advent of Islam.” (Islamic Months p.23)

Rasulullah said “nor is there [any bad omen in the month of] Safar”

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Glance to parents = reward of an accepted Hajj ?

June 1, 2013
  • Status : EXTREMELY WEAK / FABRICATED

In order to motivate our youngsters, it is often reported :

Ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The pious offspring who casts a single look of affection at his parents receives a reward from Allah equal to the reward of an accepted Hajj.” The people enquired: “O Prophet of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), if someone casts a hundred such glances of love and affection at his parents, what then?” The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Yes, indeed, even if one does so a hundred times a day, he will get a hundred fold reward. Allah is far greater than you imagine and is completely free from petty narrow mindedness.” [Sahih Muslim]

Firstly, this narration is NOT in Sahih Muslim. This is yet another misattribution.

Secondly, it has been narrated through three different chains of narrators

1) It is found in Al-Bayhaqî’s Shu’ab al-îmân and contains a narrator by the name of Nahshal Ibn Sa’eed who was accused of lying by Ishâq bin Râhaway and Abû Dâwûd at-Tayâlisî.

Ad-Dhahabî graded it munkar (rejected) in his ‘Siyar a’lam an-nubalâ”’ (19/208) and Al-Albânî graded it as mawdû’ in his ‘Silsilat ad-Da’eefah’, 3298.

2) Also found in Siyaru A’lâm-in-Nubalâ of Al-Dhahabî and its chain contains a certain Muhammad Ibn Humaid whom experts have opined that “he is unreliable / he has many unacceptable narrations / I have not seen anybody more artful in lying than Ibn Humaid”

3) A third narration is found in Ibn Abid Dunya’s Makârim-ul-Akllâq, but its narrators are also unreliable.

Therefore, all these narrations are extremely weak. In fact, Allâmah Suyûtî and Allâmah Ibn ‘Arrâq have classified it as a fabrication, as both have narrated the Hadīth in their books on fabricated Ahâdîth; Az-Ziyâdât ‘Alâ al-Mawdhû’ât and Tanzihu-sh-Sharî’ah respectively.

Thus there’s no way this report is reliable, this hadith is not ‘just weak’, it’s an extremely weak hadith, thus unquotable (click here to see why).

Obeying parents is of course not the matter here, one must respect parents, I am only highlighting the fact this hadith is not in sahih muslim and in fact cannot be quoted due to its high weakness.

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Authenticity of the Du’a Ganj ul Arsh, any source ?

December 1, 2012
  • Status : FABRICATED, CANNOT READ

Here’s a version of the report copy-pasted :

One day Sayyidina Rasuli Akram Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim was sitting in the Masjid and Hazrat Jibreel Alaihi Salaam brought this Dua’ to Rasulullah Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim. The riwaaya of this Dua’ is very long. The gist of the isnaad is given.
Hazrat Jibreel Alaihi Salaam said that in addition to a lot of Fadhaail [favors] in this Dua’, the reciter gets three things from Allahu ta ‘ala. Firstly, Allah Subhaana Hoo gives him rizq [livelihood] from the ghayb [unknown sources], and thirdly, whoever recites this Dua’ his enemies will not be able to overcome him. He will be superior to them. The person who does jihad will have the upper hand. He goes on a journey, he will come back with all his things. He will be safe from the shaat of shaytaan na’oootho Billahi min ash shaytanir rajeem. He will be safe from all the bad things and insects and other things on earth and al the bad things in the skies. If a person writes this Dua’ out and drinks it using rain water, he will get help for various diseases. If a person suffers from an unknown illness for which the worldly doctors can find no cure and he writes it [with permission of a True Shaykh or his Khalifa etc.] with Zafran [saffron] and washes it and drinks it for twenty one [21] days he will get health from that Bi Ithnillah. If he doesn’t have children, he will get children with the help of this Dua’.

This du’a is not proved from Hadith.

Moreover, it is mixing some of the known Beautiful Names of Allah and Attributes together with several dubious and unheard of attributes such as:

– al-wafi (the loyal)
– al-mu`jiz (the one who incapacitates)
– al-khalis (the unalloyed)
– al-mukhlis (the sincere)
– al-safi (the pure)
– dhul-hayba (the dignified)
– al-fadil (the meritorious)

It is impermissible to name Allah Most High by other than what He named Himself, or to describe Him by other than what He related of Himself, or what the Prophet [sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallama] said.

What is even worse, this du’a contains mistakes, some of them horrible such as the misspelling “mu`jaz” which means incapacitated! To say this is blasphemy (ilhad) and any normal-minded muslim would not utter such words intentionally.

Some of its syntax shows it was written by a non-Arab speaker. It appears to be known mostly in the Indo-Pakistani continent.

Its name appears to be originally Du`a Kanzul Arsh which means the Du`a of the Treasure of the Throne. However, when we say “Kanz al-`Arsh” in the Sunnah we refer to what the Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) himself called by that distinguished name in his hadith, namely:
(i) the Fatiha;
(ii) Ayat al-Kursi;
(iii) the closing verses of Surat al-Baqara;
(iv) Surat al-Kawthar;
(v) the phrase la hawla wa-la quwwata illa billah.

Additionally, the so-called virtues and merits of it are not proved from hadith.

Bring me your proof if you insist the Holy Prophet [sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallama] ever said to his ummah “recite ganj ul arsh” !! Come on, we live in 21st century, you use your brain at school, do the same when there are lies spread on your Prophet [sallallahu ‘alahi wa sallam] ! Grow up and accept evidence.

In the same way, du’a-e-jameelah is a fabrication.

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The infamous fabricated du'a Gang-ul-Arsh, with unknown names of Allah and in fact an insulting one

The infamous fabricated du’a Gang-ul-Arsh, with unknown names of Allah and in fact an insulting one

Fabricated hadith on 360 rewards

August 4, 2012
  • Status : FABRICATED

Here is a random version of the report copy-pasted :

It was reported from the Messenger of Allah that he said about this Hadith: “Anyone recites this supplication at anytime is like performing 360 Hajj journeys, reciting the Qur’an 360 times, freeing 360 servants, giving 360 dinars in charity, and relieved 360 distressed person.” As soon the Prophet (peace be upon him) said that Hadith, Gabriel (peace be upon him) descended and said: Anyone of Allah’s Servants (male or female) recites this supplication once in a lifetime, by my highness and glory, I guarantee seven things for him: 1- Move away poverty from him/her. 2- Secure him/her from the interrogation of Munkar and Nakir. 3- Make him/her pass the Sirat. 4- Secure him/her against sudden death. 5- Prohibit Hell fire to harm him/her. 6- Secure him/her from the press of the grave. 7- Secure him/her against the wrath of an unjust ruler.

The text of the Hadith reads as follows : “La Ilaha Illa Allah, Al Jalil Al Jabbar. La Ilaha Illa Allah, Al Wahid Al Qahhar. La Ilaha Illa Allah, Al `Aziz Al Ghaffar. La Ilaha Illa Allah, Al Karim As-Sattar. La Ilaha Illa Allah, Al Kabir Al Muta’al. La Ilaha Illa Allah Wahdahu La Sharika Lahu, Ilahan Wahidan Rabban, wa Shahidan Samadan, wa nahnu Lahu Muslimun. La Ilaha Illa Allah Wahdahu La Sharika Lahu Ilahan wahidan, Rabban wa Shahidan, wa nahnu lahu `Abidun. La Ilaha Illa Allah Wahdahu La Sharika Lahu, Ilahan Wahidan Rabban wa Shahidan, wa nahnu Lahu Qanitun. La Ilaha Illa Allah Wahdahu La Sharika Lahu Ilahan Wahidan Rabban wa Shahidan, wa nahnu lahu Sabirun. La Ilaha Illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah. `Ali Waliullah. Allahumma Ilika Wajjahtu Wajhiya, wa Ilayka Fawadtu Amry, wa `Alayka Tawakaltu ya Arhama Ar-Rahimin.”

After a close examination of the papers in question, it has become clear that it is false and fabricated and it was not reported by the scholars of Hadith by these wordings and the proofs of its fabrication are obvious for the following :

  1. This invocation is contradictory to the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him) because it contains these numbers of rewards to the person who recites this invocation.
  2. It contains “`Ali Waliullah”. There is no doubt that `Ali ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) is one of Allah’s Guardians, but singling him out with that description denotes the touch of Shia.
  3. This Hadiths indicates that its reciter enters paradise even if he/she commits major sins or committed one of the nullifiers of faith which is void and not accepted either intellectually or by Shari`ah.

Thus it contains many statements that contradict the Shari`ah of Islam. It is contradictory to the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him). Accordingly, it is obligatory to prevent the distribution of these and other similar papers which are meant to change and alter the monotheistic faith of Islam and follow misguidance, Bid`ahs and superstitions.

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“Dua Jameelah” on 15 Ramadhan

August 4, 2012
  • Status : FABRICATED, CANNOT READ

Random version of the report copy-pasted :

It is stated that one day while the Beloved Prophet Muhammed was sitting in the mosque of Al Madinah, Hazrat Jibrael came and said that ‘The Almighty Allah quoth Salaam and saith that the Dua-E-Jameelah is being sent for thine Followers’, the Beloved Prophet Muhammed asked ‘How much is the credit for it?’ Hazrat Jibrael said ‘Whosoever recites it or keep it with him, his sins, may it be like the foams of river or like the sand of the desert or equal to leaves of trees, shall be forgiven and at the time of death the pains shall be eliminated by the Palm of the Almighty. And an Angel would protect him in the grave till the Dooms day. And the One who recites it at the time of breaking the fast on the 15th Ramadan and he does not know how to recite but keeps it in his hand and recites (with ablution) Darood Sharif 11 times, gets boundless Credits and the Almighty Allah will fulfill whatever his need be. If recited once in a life time, On Dooms Day, one will cross Pur Sirat without diffuculty and enter Paradise. Then Hazrat Jibrael Said ‘ Oh Muhammed saw warn your followers against the Fire of Hell. If I state the full greatness of this prayer, masses shall give up all prayers and observance of fast, It is sufficient to say that whosoever recites this prayer or keeps it with him will be safe from every magic, get enemies befriended. And whosoever recites it or keeps it with him, his face on Dooms day will be bright like the moon; and the atonement of missing the prayers will be forgiven; and while in Journey will not feel lazy in saying the prayers; and when he shall rise from his grave on Dooms day people will say ‘which messenger of God is he?, then the Almighty Allah will reply ‘He is not a messenger but one who recited Dua-E-Jameelah with earnestness, that is why this gift and survey is for him. And Allah, the Most Merciful shall grant him the entry into Heaven on the Day of Judgement

A. There is no virtue mentioned in the Hadith with regards to reciting Dua–e-Jameela on the 15th Ramadaan nor is there any virtue recorded in authentic sources for the Dua itself.

The abovementioned du’aa has not been narrated in the form of a du’aa nor have we come across any specific merit or reward mentioned for it in the Ahaadith.

According to the religious scholars, among the signs which indicate that the Hadeeth is fabricated is its inclusion of much reward in return for little work, like the statement that “whoever reads this Du‘aa’ after Fajr, ‘Asr and ‘Ishaa’ will be credited as 300, 100, 1000 times Hajj’s reward.”

Furthermore, it includes some disapproved matters, like the statement that “whoever recites this Du‘aa’ all his missed prayers will be forgiven.” Of course, this encourages the common people to neglect prayer and rely on reciting that Du‘aa’; let alone the fact that it includes supplicating Allaah with words that are impermissible to be attributed to Him, like “O Burhaan! O Sultaan! O Musta‘een! O ‘Ajeeb! O Ma’ruf!”

This is deviation in the names of Allah The Almighty, and Allah threatened to punish those who practice deviation in His Names, Saying (what means): {And to Allaah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them. And leave [the company of] those who practice deviation concerning His names. They will be recompensed for what they have been doing.} [Quran 7:180]

A person should rather engage in Duas that are recorded in the Hadith. Recommended compilations of these are Munajaat Maqbool (The Accepted Whispers) and al-Hizbul Aa’zam.

In the same way, Du’a “Ganj-ul-arsh” is a fabrication.

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Dua jameela or du'a-e-jameelah that is supposed to be read in ramadhan or ramazan on the 15th

Dua jameela or du’a-e-jameelah that is supposed to be read in ramadhan on the 15th


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