Innovations During the Last Ten Days of Ramadan – RAMADAN with WISDOM [Part 25]

Innovations During the Last Ten Days of Ramadan – RAMADAN with WISDOM [Part 25]

Specifying the last Jum’ah of Ramadan with a specific prayer

Ash Shuqayree cites from ‘Kitaab Sharh al Mawaahib: “…and even worse is what some people practice in some countries by praying ‘Salaat al Khums’ in this [last] Jum’ah claiming that it makes up for the missed prayers during the whole year or a whole life time. This is not permissible for reasons that are clear.”[i]

Glorifying the last Thursday of Ramadan

Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahab stated: “What takes place in Ramadan concerning glorifying Thursdays, specifically the last Thursday of Ramadan must be rebuked.”[ii]

An Nasheed bidding farewell to Ramadan

Shaykh Muhammad Jamaal ad Deen al Qaasimee stated concerning these Anasheed: “This distasteful custom that is practiced in most Masajid, when there is only five or three nights remaining in Ramadan, the Mu-adhins and other volunteers gather, when the Imam finishes the Witr and gives Salaams, they leave off reading what was authentically reported such as Tasbeeh and take turns reading parts of a poem about the sorrow of the departure of Ramadan. Whenever one of them finishes singing a part of it with a loud voice, his companions follow up with their part, exerting all their effort in singing and shouting it as loud as possible with a clamor that would make a person goes deaf, rather a deaf person would be able to hear it. Their melody is willfully aided by the rest of those who come for the prayer.”[iii]

The statement of the Khateeb in the last Jum’ah of Ramadan: ‘Laa Awhash Allaah minka yaa Shahr Ramadan

Ash Shuqayree stated: “As for the statement of the Khutabaa on the Manaabir on the last Jum’ah of Ramadan; ‘Laa Awhash Allaah minka yaa Shahr Ramadaan, Laa Awhash Allaah minka yaa Shahr al Qur-aan., O month of lanterns, O month of Taraweeh, O month of victory.’ There is no doubt that this is embarrassing ignorance, it is a strange thing from them and those who author books, that they speak out such utterly useless speech to people while they know that the people are in need of understanding just one Ayah and one Hadith from the speech of Allah and His messenger – صلى الله عليه وسلم.[iv]

The innovation of memorizing specific things in the last Jum’ah of Ramadan

They are papers that they call ‘Hafaa-idh’ in the last Jum’ah of Ramadan, they call this Jum’ah ‘the orphaned Jum’ah’, included in what they write in these papers; ‘Laa Alaa ila Alaa-uk…’

Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd stated: “The Du’a in the last Jum’ah of Ramadan while the Khateeb is upon the Minbar saying: ‘’Laa Alaa ila Alaa-uk…’ This is innovation and misguidance, this supplication is innovated, a false talisman, they call it ‘At Tahweetah’.[v]

The Gatherings on Laylatul Qadr, the selling of sweets and the mixing that takes place

Al Imam at Tartooshee stated: “Amongst the innovations is the gathering of people in al Andalus (Spain) and selling sweets on the twenty seventh night of Ramadan…and the mixing of men and women in their outings to witness this.”[vi]

Specifying the night of ‘Eid with Qiyaam

It was reported in an inauthentic Hadith: “Whoever stands in prayer on the night of the two ‘Eids anticipating the reward from Allah, his heart would stay alive on the day that hearts die.” [Declared as extremely weak by al Albaanee – as Silsilah ad Da’eefah 521]

Al Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal stated: “As for standing in prayer on the night of ‘Eid, then this is not pleasing to me, I have not heard of anybody doing so except ‘Abdur Rahmaan. I do not see it to be legislated because Ramadan would have already past, and this night is not from it. I do not like to do it and nothing has reached us from our Salaf that they used to do it.” Abu ‘Abdullaah used to pray the obligated prayer on the ‘Eid and leave, he never prayed it with him and used to dislike that it was prayed in Jama’ah.”[vii]

Constantly observing complete silence during ‘Itikaf

Shaykhul Islaam ibn Taymiyyah stated: “As for remaining silent unrestrictedly while fasting or practicing ‘Itikaf or otherwise, then this is an innovation with the consensus of the scholars”[viii].

Muwafaqud Deen ibn Qudaamah stated while mentioning ‘Itikaf: “As for remaining silent then this is not from the legislation of Islaam.”[ix]

[i] As Sunnan wal Mubtadi’aat P.39, al Manaathir –Shaykh Saalih aal ash Shaykh P. 44

[ii] Ad Durrah as Siniyyah 5/261

[iii] Islaah al Masaajid P.146, Tasheeh ad Du’aa P.510

[iv] As Sunan wal Mubtadi’aat P. 143, Islaah al Masaajid P. 146, Tasheeh ad Du’aa P.510

[v] Tasheeh ad Du’aa P. 510, As Sunan wal Mubtada’aat P. 140

[vi] kitaab al Hawaadith wal Bida’ P.150

[vii] Badaa’i al Fawaa-id 4/93, As Sunan wal Mubtada’aat P. 153

[viii] Majmoo’ al Fataawa 25/292

[ix] Al Kaafee 2/293, Al Majmoo’ 6/376