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Ruling on Visiting The Prophet’s Masjid in the Month of Rajab – Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullah) said:

Some of the people believe that visiting the prophets masjid in (the month of) Rajab has great virtue and they devote themselves to it and they call this visit, “Az-Ziyaaratul Rajbiyyah”, and this is an innovation with no basis.

And the predecessors did not speak about this until after the third generation. Because from the apparent this came about very late, so it is an innovation.

However whoever visits Madeenah in Rajab, not because it is Rajab, then there is no sin upon him. However if he believes that visiting in Rajab has virtue then indeed he has been unsuccessful (in his action) (1) and has gone astray. And he is from the people of innovation. (2)

Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen’s Majmoo Al-Fataawa – Vol.22 Page 278

(1) http://wp.me/p1ME1S-6zW

(2) http://www.salaficentre.com/2013/03/the-intended-meaning-behind-the-statement-this-man-is-from-ahlul-bidah-shaikh-ubaid-answers/

Part 2: False Beliefs of The Grave Worshippers-The Hanifi Scholars Clarify

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful The Bestower of Mercy

 

Al-Allaamah Aloosee (rahimahullaah) continued…….

And amongst the traits of the people of the era of the pre-Islamic era of ignorance is that:

They used to carry out worship whilst associating the righteous people as partners to Allaah in worship. They regarded this to be an elevation of the (righteous people) which Allaah loves. Also they intended (through this worship of the righteous people) to get closer to Allaah and to attain success by seeking their intercession; because they thought that the (righteous people) were pleased with them for carrying out such acts. Indeed, the Qur’aan has informed us of this trait of theirs, and He (The Most High) said:

‘’Verily, We have sent down the Book to you (O Muhammad) in truth: So worship Allah (Alone) by doing reli-gious deeds sincerely for Allah’s sake only, (and not to show-off, and not to set up rivals with Him in worship). Surely, the religion (i.e. the worship and the obedience) is for Allah only. And those who take Auliya’ (protec-tors and helpers) besides Him (say): “We worship them only that they may bring us near to Allah.” Verily, Allah will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Truly, Allah guides not him who is a liar, and a disbeliever.’’ [1]

 

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