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The imam who comes to give the talks is from ahle hadith

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I myself and my friend organise a program every alternate saturday in our area alhamdulliah a lot of people come to attend it. The imam who comes to give the talks is from ahle hadith We have a mosque nearby and in the mosque people pray according to imam shafi and most tableeq jamaat trusties are there. Last week while the ahle hadith imam was talking about ramzan at the end of it he said about a DUA which is distributed on card all over bombay he said the dua is not from hadith.


(navaytu an asuma gadhanillahi...)


Now the imam from mosque is telling me what he said is not right and you should ask him to stop talking on "how to do things" on whatever issue it may be in hindi it will be called masle/masayaal. Please let me know what the ahle hadith imam told is right or wrong. I go in all groups(tableeq, ahle hadith) i am not asscoiated to just 1 kind of group whatever authentic or whatever good a group does I accept it. Every group has tried to make me 1 sided but they have not succeded.

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Make verbal intentions for fasting

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.

 

The Statement: (navaytu an asuma gadhanillahi...)

Translation: I make intention to fast tomorrow for Allah.

 

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 1.27a

Intention

An intention is the desire to do the action and to please Allah by following His command. It is purely an act of the heart, for the tongue (verbal pronouncement, and so on) has nothing to do with it! To pronounce it is not part of the Islamic law or the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws). That the intention is obligatory is shown in the following: 'Umar related that the Prophet (saws) said, "Every action is based on the intention (behind it), and everyone shall have the reward according to what he intended..."

Related by Bukhari and Muslim.

 

There is absolutely no evidence in the authentic Sunnah whereby the Messenger of Allah (saws) would make a verbal declaration or pronouncement of his intention to fast every day of Ramadan; thus the believers, who sincerely believe in Allah and the Last Day and wish to follow the Sunnah or method of the Messenger of Allah (saws) should abstain from inventing or following something which is not in the deen. The intention one makes in ones heart at the beginning of Ramadan to fast the whole of the blessed month would suffice, and no verbal declaration or pronouncement needs to be made everyday for the fasts of Ramadan.

 

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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