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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

‘Dua of tarawih’ (tasbeeh-e-taraweeh) after 4 rak’ahs : Sunnah ?

June 24, 2012
  • Status : NO SOURCE, CAN BE READ

In tarawih prayers, people recite the following du’a also called Tasbih Taraweeh, thinking it is from sunnah :

Subhana dhil Mulki wal Malakuti, Subhana dhil izzati wal aDhmati wal haybati wal Qudrati,
wal kibriyaa’i wal jabaroot Subhanal Malikil hayyil ladhi, la yunaamu wa layamutu,
Subbuhun, Quddusun, Rabbul malaa’ikati war-rooh La ilaha illal lahu, nustugfirullahi
nas ‘alukul jannati, wa na udhubika min an-naar
Allahumma Ajirnee Minan Naar, Ya Mujeero, Ya Mujeero, Ya Mujeer.
As-Salaatu bar Muhammad (saws)

This du’a is posted in many massajid and in fact every one must recite it out loud every 4 rak’ah else you are frowned upon.

Some important points to note :

  • It is mustahab to site for the duration it took to perform the Taraweeh between every four rakats ie the duration which it took to perform four rakaats is the duration of the pause.
  • The words of this dua have been taken from various narrations and have been collected together by scholars for reading in the rest periods during Tarawih prayer.
  • However there is no proof for the dua as a whole in any hadith book and more importantly, no basis for stipulating it as the dua to be recited in tarawih (ie even those narrating this du’a did not say it was specifically a tarawih du’a).
  • The last part of it is really interesting :
    الصلاة بَرْ محمد
    it isn’t even Arabic! Seems more like Farsi (?)
  • Yes, some Fuqaha (like Ibn ‘Abidin (RA)) mentioned it in their books but even they did not classify it as sunnah or mustahab.
  • Why stipulate a tasbih that has no sound basis, when there are so many tasbihat mentioned in the ahadith, through which people could accrue huge rewards.
  • Therefore, it is incorrect to regard the “Tarāwīh Du‘ā’” as sunnah or mustahabb. Although the actual words of the du‘ā’ are not problematic, one should realize that it is simply mubāh (permissible), nothing more. 

However, one should not start a fitna at the masjid and disrespecting the leaders of the mosques.

Issues of this type are very sensitive and need to be handled with wisdom.

Firstly, because those propagating the dua very often are elders or learned ones. If one starts telling people that this is not sunnah, they will most probably not listen to you at all, because their Alim taught them otherwise, or if they listen to you, it will be at the expense of that Alim’s credibility.

Secondly, there are many people who fiercely believe in holding onto whatever was passed down to them from their forefathers, regardless of whether that action has any basis in the Shariah or not.

The ideal plan of action would be for issues of this sort to be brought to the attention of the different Ulama and Imams in a manner conducive to their accepting and not rejecting it, like gently asking the source of this.
They can then undertake the task of educating their respective communities in a suitable manner.

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Entire credit of this post goes to Mufti Husain Kadodia (HA), I merely copy-pasted his posts (from a now defunct website).

Famous "du'a" of Tarawih prayers

Rajab is Allah’s month, Sha’baan is My month…?

July 9, 2011
  • Status : FABRICATED

It is said the following is a hadeeth :

“Rajab is Allaah’s month, Shaban is My month and Ramadaan is the month of my Ummah.”

This “hadith” is a fabrication (mawdhu).

The Sanad (chain of narrators) includes 1) Abu Bakr ibn Al-Hasan Al-Naqqash, who is accused of fabrication, and 2) Al-Kissa’y who is unknown and his name was mentioned in “Al-La’ali’ fi Al-Mawdu`at”, a book about fabricated Hadiths.

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So it is not permissible to quote this report as a ‘hadith’, when you have these 3 giant scholars from different backgrounds agreeing on its spuriousness.

Lastly don’t hesitate to spread this post or to let me know of any famous fabricated hadith, jazakumullahu khayran.

“70,000 Veils” lifted between Allah and us while breaking the fast?

July 22, 2009
  • Status: NO SOURCE

Here is the entire sequence of the report copy-pasted :

Once Moosa (Moses) (alayhis salam) asked Allah Ta’ala: O Allah ! you have granted me the honor and privilege of talking to you directly, Have you given this privilege to any other person? Allah Taala replied, O Moosa during the last period I am going to send an ummat, who will be the Ummat of Mohammed [saws] with dry lips, parched tongues, emaciated body with eyes sunken deep into their sockets, with livers dry and stomachs suffering the pangs of hunger- will call out to me (in dua) they will be much much closer to me than you O Moosa! While you speak to me there are 70,000 veils between you and me but at the time of iftaar there will not be a single veil between me and the fasting Ummati of Mohammed [saws]

1) It is not found in any of the books of senior Muḥadditithins, rather it was narrated except in a few unreliable books (filled with false, fabricated reports, stories and myths, such as Nuzhah al-Majālis wa Muntakhab al-Nafaa’is wherein no sanad or source is given).

2) In the matn (content) of the hadeeth there is something which indicates that it is munkar (unsound), which is the words “I will be closer to one of them than you” – referring to Moosa (as). It is well known in Muslim belief that the Messengers and Prophets are better than all other humans, and Moosa is one of the Messengers of strong will, so how can Allah be closer to His slaves than to His Prophet Moosa (AS), of whom He said : “And We called him from the right side of the Mount, and made him draw near to Us for a talk with him” [Maryam 19:52]? And Ibn ‘Abbas [Radhiyallahu ‘anhum] said: He drew so close that he heard the scratching of the Pen (ie writing the Tawrah). Tafsir Ibn Kathir (5/237).

Note: The fasting person’s du’a being accepted is also reported in other reliable Hadiths of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)

To sum up: the “hadith” mentioned is not in any of the reliable books, so it is not permissible to attribute it the Messenger of Allah or to believe what it says.

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