2 Rakaah prayer for Syedna
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
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Can you please answer to my question and oblige.
In the bohra community the followers are asked to pray 2 rakat namaaz for the sayedna after all the farz namaaz. Is it right to pary this two rakats. The niyyat they give to pary this two rakat is something like this:
USSALI SALAT ------ WA DAI SAYEDNA MOHD. BURHANUDDEN ------RAKAT AINE LILLAH HE and so on.
Your reply would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and Regards
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2 Rakaah prayer for Syedna
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.
Prayer and absolutely all rites of worship are the Exclusive Right of Allah Alone, and can ONLY be to Allah Subhanah, the Lord of the Worlds! If one prays or performs any rite of worship to please someone other than Allah, he will be guilty of the heinous and unforgivable sin of shirk.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verse 2-3:So worship Allah Alone, making your religion His exclusively. Beware! Religion is the Exclusive Right of Allah. As for those who have taken other auliyas with Allah (and justify their this conduct by saying): We serve them only that they may bring us closer to Allah. Allah will surely judge between them concerning all that in which they differ. Allah does not show guidance to any liar and denier of the Truth.
The real question that needs to be addressed is why would one want to pray, or why would one be asked to pray the two-rakahs for the syedna?
If one prays the two-rakahs of salaat-us-shukr (prayer of gratefulness) for the syedna, he would be guilty of the heinous and unforgivable sin of shirk! Allah Subhanah Alone deserves all Praise, and He Alone deserves that His slaves pray in gratitude to Him Alone.
If one is asked to pray two-rakahs for the syedna because he might have missed his prayers in the past; that too cannot be accepted, simply because salaat cannot be prayed for someone else! Each person has to pray his own salaat himself!
Besides, IF praying two rakahs salaat was allowed to any human being, then the Messenger of Allah (saws) has the biggest right but he (saws) never ever ordered his noble family or his noble companions to pray two-rakahs for him! And when the Messenger of Allah (saws) did not allow this, who amongst the son of Adam has the audacity to demand that the slaves and worshippers of Allah Subhanah pray two rakahs for him?
The one who requests or demands such a thing is an instigator of an act of shirk; and the one who prays it performs an act of the heinous and unforgivable crime of shirk!
And this sin of shirk is the single biggest, and the only unforgivable sin in the sight of Allah Subhanah!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 72:Whoever commits shirk (invoking anything with Allah), Allah shall forbid for him Paradise, and Hell shall be his abode. And for such wrong doers there will be no one to help.
Allah says in the Quran: Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa Verse 48:Shirk (associating other deities with Allah) is the only sin that Allah does not forgive, and He forgives, whomsoever He pleases, sins other than this. For whosoever associates any other partner with Allah, does indeed forge a big lie and commits the most heinous sin
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 65-66:If you commit shirk all your works will be rendered vain and you will be among the losers. Therefore, you should worship Allah Alone, and be among His grateful servants.
The people who are foremost today in propagating and inventing such rites of shirk, will also be the foremost on the Day of Judgment in cursing the same leaders and chiefs and great men to whom they pray the two-rakahs today! But Allah Subhanah has promised both the chiefs and their followers of shirk the everlasting Fire of Hell!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 66-68:On the Day their faces are rolled about on the Fire, they will say, Would that we had obeyed Allah and His Messenger! And they will say, O our Lord, we obeyed our CHIEFS and our GREAT MEN, and they led us astray from the Right Path. O our Lord, give them a double chastisment and curse them severely.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 31:They have made their scholars and their monks as their Rabbs besides Allah!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verse 102:What? Do these people, who have disbelieved, presume that they would make My servants their auliyaas besides Me? We have prepared Hell for the hospitality of such people.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verses 40:Say, Have you ever seen those associates of yours whom you invoke besides Allah? Tell me: What have they created in the earth, or what is their share in the heavens? Have We given them a Book, from which they derive a clear sanction (for their shirk). Nay! These wicked people are only beguiling one another with nothing, but delusion.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verses 13:Then, instead of Allah, he invokes those who can do him neither harm nor good. This is the last extremity of deviation. He invokes those who are more likely to do him harm, than good! What an EVIL MAULA he chooses, and what an evil companion.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,