There’s a person who runs across the safs

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Date: Monday, June 27, 2011

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Musjid

Title

There’s a person who runs across the safs

Question

1. Sometimes at funerals in my local mosque theres a person who runs across the safs before the janaza and he sprinkles some water or athar on the namazis. Is this sunnah or bidah?
2. Please tell me about the relics which are often shown of the prophet salalhu alihi waslam. ie his hair, tooth, clothing. Are they really the relics of the prophet salalhu alihi waslama or fabrications?

Answer

Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

 

1)We are not in a position to issue a specific ruling on the person in question. However, in essence, giving out athar is a highly recommended and virtuous act. Therefore, if it is not regarded as compulsory, there would be no harm in giving out the athar.

2) Our position on any person who claims to possess the noble items of Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is that if he brings a sanad and proof, we  will accept that it is from Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam).However, if he does not bring any proof, then we would neither accept it nor reject it. This is because of the great possibility that it is from Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). It is narrated in an authentic hadith of Muslim that Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) distributed his noble hair.

صحيح مسلم – (ج 2 / ص 947)

وحدثنا ابن أبي عمر حدثنا سفيان سمعت هشام بن حسان يخبر عن ابن سيرين عن أنس بن مالك قال: لما رمى رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم الجمرة ونحر نسكه وحلق ناول الحالق شقه الأيمن فحلقه ثم دعا أبا طلحة الأنصاري فأعطاه إياه ثم ناوله الشق الأيسر فقال احلق فحلقه فأعطاه أبا طلحة فقال اقسمه بين الناس

It is only logical that every believer would preserve the Noble hair of Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and thereafter pass it on from generation to generation. Therefore, if anyone claims to have the hair of Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), it has a great possibility of being true.

There are many items of Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) which are in the Topkapi museum in Istanbul, Turkey.  These items were brought to Turkey by Yufuz Sultan Salem I, upon the conquest of Egypt in 1517. The jubbah of Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is also preserved in the library of Deoband, India. Indeed, fortunate is the one who is blessed with visiting these items.

 

And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyyah

 

 

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