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burhaan bhai..i must say your website provides excellent data on islam which
really helps and clears lots of doubts, i need a bit clarification on `` did
ever muhammed saws visited grave on 14th shabaan (janat ul baqi)``
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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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that
Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) would occasionally visit the
graveyard of ‘Baqi’ in Madinah, but there is nothing in the established Sunnah
whereby the Messenger of Allah (saws) declared that visiting the graveyards on
a particular or specific day or night was more meritorious than at any other
Although it is possible that one amongst the nights that
the Messenger of Allah (saws) chose to visit the ‘Baqi’ graveyard in Madinah
happened to be the middle of Shabaan, it was not something the Messenger of
Allah (saws) did every year!
There is absolutely no evidence in the authentic and
established Sunnah that the Messenger of Allah (saws) endorsed the visiting of
graveyards on the 14th of Shabaan or to celebrate or commemorate or
perform any rituals whatsoever on this particular day (and night). Neither the Messenger of Allah (saws), nor
his noble companions, nor the believers of the earliest generations ever
commemorated or celebrated the 14th of Shabaan or held it more
meritorious than any other night of the year….and when something is not
endorsed by Allah and His Messenger (saws) in the deen, it is aught but a
‘bida’ and an innovation….and every single innovation to the pure and perfect
deen of Islam is a manifest error and a sin in the Sight of the Lord.
Aisha narrated that
the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: ‘If somebody innovates something which is
not present in our religion, then that thing will be rejected.’
Related by Bukhari.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4515 Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib
That the Prophet of Allah (saws) said: “If
anyone introduces an innovation (in religion),
he will be responsible for it.
If anyone introduces an innovation or gives shelter to a man who
introduces an innovation (in religion), he is cursed by Allah, by His Angels, and by all the people.”
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, and every innovation is an
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and
commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws),
one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any
other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be
assured of being led astray.
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,