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In some mosques, some Imam's as a 'must' recite 'La illah ilallah. numerous times. There were many bodies that used to say this is bidda as it is joining onto the prayer something that is not compulsory. Does it matter if we join in of our own accord, or should we avoid joining in things that could be considered bidda 10.     Is kissing the hands/fingers upon hearing the Rasool (SAW) name and wiping over the eyes bida? Or is there evidence for it. Should we do it or not?

Some people kneel while connecting their arms as in normal salat
while listening to the first part of Jumah Khutba and then put their hands on
their knees as in the final sitting of salat, while listening to the second
part of the Jumah khutba. Is this sunnah? (what madhab?) Should we follow
this or again could this be innovation?

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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: In some mosques, some Imam's as a 'must' recite 'La illah ilallah. numerous times. There were many bodies that used to say this is bidda as it is joining onto the prayer something that is not compulsory. Does it matter if we join in of our own accord, or should we avoid joining in things that could be considered bidda.

 

Al-Mughirah ibn Shu'bah reported that the Prophet (saws) would say at the end of every obligatory prayer, "There is no god except Allah, the One. There is no partner with Him. To Him is the dominion and the praise. He has power over all things." (Related by Ahmad, al-Bukhari and Muslim.)

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 975 Narrated by Abdur Rahman ibn Ghanm; AbuDharr

Allah's Messenger (saws) said: He who recites ten times before getting up (from the place of worship): "There is no god but Allah, the One, having no partner with Him, to Him belongs sovereignty and to Him is praise due; in His hand is the good; He gives life and causes death; and He is power over everything," for him are recorded for every recital ten good deeds; and ten of his sins are obliterated; and he is increased ten ranks. He is safeguarded against every unpleasantness, he is safeguarded against the Shaytaan, the accursed, and no sin destroys him except associating anything with Allah and he will be the most excellent amongst men in regard to good deeds except the person who excels him in uttering something more excellent than that which he has uttered.




 

There is strong evidence in the authentic and established Sunnah that the Messenger of Allah (saws), would immediately after the obligatory prayers recite this supplication ten times: Laa illaha illalaah, wahdahu, la-shareeka lahu, lahul mulk, wa lahul hamd, wa ala kulle shayyin qadeer.

 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) would recite the above supplication after his prayers, and he encouraged the believers to do the same.

 

Your Question: In some mosques, some Imam's as a 'must' recite 'La illah ilallah. numerous times. There were many bodies that used to say this is bidda as it is joining onto the prayer something that is not compulsory.

 

Beloved brother in Islam, the above glorification of the Lord Most High immediately after every obligatory prayer is a preferred Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws)but it is definitely not obligatory. If one recites it, one will receive his due reward; and if for any reason one does not recite it, there is no sin.

 

Your Question: Does it matter if we join in of our own accord, or should we avoid joining in things that could be considered bidda.

The above phrases of glorification of the Lord Most High are something which is best recited individually.but if the imam or the believers recite them in a slightly raised voice, there is absolutely no harm.

 

Your Question: Is kissing the hands/fingers upon hearing the Rasool (SAW) name and wiping over the eyes bida? Or is there evidence for it. Should we do it or not ?

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 56:

Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! send ye blessings on him and salute him with all respect.

 

Abu Mas'ud Al-Ansari reported the following account from Bashir ibn Sa'd: "I asked the Prophet (saws), 'O Messenger of Allah (saws), Allah has commanded us to invoke blessings upon you (Holy Quran 33:56). How should we do it?' The Messenger of Allah (saws) remained silent until we wished we had not asked him. Then he (saws) told us to say,

'Allahumma salli 'ala muhammadin wa 'ala ali muhammadin kama sallayta 'ala ali ibrahima wa barik 'ala muhammadin wa 'ala ali muhammadin kama barakta 'ala ibrahima wa 'ala ali ibrahima fil 'alamin, innaka hammidum majeed (O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as You blessed the family of Ibrahim, and give baraka to Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as You gave baraka to the family of Ibrahim, in all the worlds. You are worthy of Praise and Glorious), and then he told us to give the taslim as you have learned it."

Related by Muslim.

 

The noble companions of the Messenger of Allah (saws) never ever kissed the tips of their fingers and put them over their eyes, etc. when they mentioned or heard the name of the beloved Prophet (saws). Whenever the name of the Messenger of Allah (saws) was mentioned, they would supplicate the above blessings or simply say Sall-Allaho alayhe wa Sallam (Allahs Blessings and Peace be upon him).

 

Kissing the hands or the fingers and placing them over the eyes, or any other physical act done when the name of the Messenger of Allah (saws) is mentioned is an innovation and must be avoided by the believers. The believers who truly wish to fulfill the command of Allah Subhanah, must invoke Allahs Blessings and Peace upon the Messenger of Allah (saws) as taught by the Prophet (saws) to the believers.

 

Your Question: Some people kneel while connecting their arms as in normal salat while listening to the first part of Jumah Khutba and then put their hands on their knees as in the final sitting of salat, while listening to the second part of the Jumah khutba. Is this sunnah? (what madhab?) Should we follow this or again could this be innovation?


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 62 Surah Jumua verse 9:

9 O ye who believe! when the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday (the Day of Assembly) hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah and leave off business (and traffic): that is best for you if ye but knew!

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 1046 Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib

Ali said that he heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say: When Friday comes, the Shaytaan go to the markets with their flags, and involve people in their needs and prevent them from the Friday prayer. The Angels come early in the morning, sit at the door of the mosque, and record that so-and-so came at the first hour, and so-and-so came at the second hour until the imam comes out (for preaching). When a man sits in a place where he can listen (to the sermon) and look (at the imam), where he remains silent and does not interrupt, he will receive a double reward. If he stays away, sits in a place where he cannot listen (to the sermon), silent, and does not interrupt, he will receive the reward only once. If he sits in a place where he can listen (to the sermon) and look (at the imam), and he does not remain silent, he will have the burden of it. If anyone says to his companion sitting besides him to be silent (while the imam is preaching), he is guilty of idle talk. Anyone who interrupts (during the sermon) will receive nothing (no reward) on that Friday.

 

Although one may sit any which way one is comfortable during the Friday sermon, to the best of our knowledge there is absolutely no evidence in the authentic and established Sunnah that one has to kneel (or do any particular thing) in the first part of the Friday sermon, or put their hands on their knees (or do any particular thing) in the second part. If one believes that sitting in a particular way is necessary during the Friday sermon, then indeed it would constitute an innovation to the deen of Islam; and every innovation in the pure and perfect deen of Islam should be rejected by the believers who truly believe in Allah and the Last Day.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 


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