Uthaimeen on the 27th Night of Rajab

June 4, 2013 § 1 Comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “It has become widespread among many people that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم was made to ascend [the Heavens] on the 27th night of Rajab—but this has no basis. So whoever introduces something into Allaah’s Religion which is not a part of it will receive nothing but [pointless] toil and hardship and his action is rejected, his way misguided, [because] the Prophet عليه الصلاة والسلام said, ‘Every innovation is misguidance, and all misguidance is in the Fire.’”

CD Fatwaa Nurun-’Alad-Darb.

Uthaimeen on The Prayer Performed on the First Friday of the Month of Rajab

May 16, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “In some Islamic countries there is a prayer performed between maghrib and ishaa on the night of the first Friday of [the month of] Rajab, they call it, ‘Salaatur-Raghaa‘ib [‘The Prayer for Great Bounties or Wishes’],’ and it is twelve rak’ahs [long]—it has no validity. The hadith concerning it is fabricated and a lie against the Prophet عليه الصلاة والسلام. The Shaikh of Islaam [Ibn Taymiyyah], may Allaah have mercy on him, said that it is fabricated and a lie according to the agreement of the people of knowledge. So there is no prayer particular to Rajab, not on its first Friday nor on the night half way through the month. Rajab in regards to prayer is just like any of the other months.”

Fataawaa fil-Hajj, 659.

Uthaimeen on Claiming that the Prophet’s Ascension Occurred on the 27th of Rajab

June 16, 2012 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “It has become well-known among many people that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ascended [to the Heavens] on the 27th night of the month of Rajab—but this has no basis, so whoever introduces something into Allaah’s Religion which is not a part of it will have nothing but trouble and difficulty, and his action is rejected, his way misguided: the Prophet عليه الصلاة والسلام said, ‘All innovation is misguidance, and all misguidance is in the Fire.’”

Fataawaa Nurun-AlaDarb.

Visiting The Prophet’s Mosque in Rajab

May 29, 2012 § 1 Comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “Some people believe that visiting the Prophet’s Mosque in [the month of] Rajab has some special merit and they go to it from all over, calling it, ‘The Rajab Visit.’  This is an innovation which has no basis and none of the forerunners spoke about it even those who came after the three generations, because what is apparent is that it was introduced much later, so it is an innovation.

But there is no harm in visiting Madinah in the month of Rajab–but not due to the fact that it is Rajab.

But a person who believes that such a visit performed in Rajab has some special merit has missed the mark and gone astray and he is from the people of innovation.”

Fataawaa Fil-Hajj, p. 660.

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