Holding quran khani.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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In reply to this post I had a question is it permissable to hold a quran khaani on purchasing a property not with the intention that it will bring blessings in the home etc but with the intention of being thankful to Allah and remembering him.
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Holding quran khani
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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
If one wishes to be grateful to Allah Subhanah for any of His innumerable favors, one is at liberty to do any good deed one wishes or is easy for them like reciting the Quran, praying, fasting, giving charity, etc…..it is expected that the Lord Most Gracious will accept their gratitude.
But to hold a self-invented rite or ritual like the ‘Quran Khaani’ whereby one invites and gathers people because one has purchased a new property and ask them to recite the Quran especially for this occasion would be against the Sunnah; and any act of worship which is against the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) would constitute the abomination of ‘bida’ or innovation in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1885 Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah
That the Prophet of Allah (saws) said in a sermon: “The best speech is that which is embodied in the Book of Allah, the Al Quran; and the best guidance is the guidance given by me, Mohamed (saws). The most evil affairs are the innovations (bida), and every innovation (bida) is an error.”
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4515 Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib
That the Prophet of Allah (saws) said: “If anyone introduces an innovation (bida in religion), he will be responsible for it. If anyone introduces an innovation (bida) or gives shelter to a man who introduces an innovation (bida), he is cursed by Allah, by His Angels, and by all the people!”
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s 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,