Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Fatwa#: 39628
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Feb 04,2018

Title: Can I perform salaah behind a bid`ati?


AssalamuAllykum I offer may prayer in a Mosque which is just outside my home but the Immam there is of the Sofi sect and many a times after Salah makes Supplication to the Holy Prophet (may Peace and blessings of Allaah the Exalted be on him) by these words " ya Rasoolulah Onzor Haalana" Ya Rasoolullah give Allaah Kay Waastay". Is it allowed to pray behind such Immam as other mosques are a little away from my home and there are security reasons also to move during early and late hours in Kashmir ?Thank you.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

The two statements of the Imaam have serious violations in them.

Firstly, the Imaam believes Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wa sallam to be Omnipresent, hence he calls out “Ya Rasulallah”.

Secondly, he makes dua to Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wa sallam to give.

Both these statements are كفر (disbelief) Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wa sallam is not Omnipresent, that is a sole attribute of Allah.

It is incorrect to make dua to Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wa sallam. We make dua only to Allah. You should not perform your salaah behind such an Imaam. You should also use wisdom and diplomacy in advising the Imaam his incorrect beliefs.[1]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 560)

ومبتدع) أي صاحب بدعة وهي اعتقاد خلاف المعروف عن الرسول)

لا بمعاندة بل بنوع شبهة وكل من كان من قبلتنا (لا يكفر بها) حتى الخوارج الذين يستحلون دماءنا وأموالنا وسب الرسول، وينكرون صفاته تعالى وجواز رؤيته لكونه عن تأويل وشبهة بدليل قبول شهادتهم، إلا الخطابية ومنا من كفرهم (وإن) أنكر بعض ما علم من الدين ضرورة (كفر بها) كقوله إن الله تعالى جسم كالأجسام وإنكاره صحبة الصديق)

(فلا يصح الاقتداء به أصلا)


البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (1/ 370)

وأطلق المصنف في المبتدع فشمل كل مبتدع هو من أهل قبلتنا وقيده في المحيط والخلاصة والمجتبى وغيرها بأن لا تكون بدعته تكفره، فإن كانت تكفره فالصلاة خلفه لا تجوز


تبيين الحقائق - ث (1/ 134)

( وَالْمُبْتَدِعِ ) أَيْ صَاحِبِ الْهَوَى قال الْمَرْغِينَانِيُّ تَجُوزُ الصَّلَاةُ خَلْفَ صَاحِبِ هَوًى وَبِدْعَةٍ وَلَا تَجُوزُ خَلْفَ الرَّافِضِيِّ وَالْجَهْمِيِّ وَالْقَدَرِيِّ وَالْمُشَبِّهِ وَمَنْ يقول بِخَلْقِ الْقُرْآنِ حَاصِلُهُ إنْ كان هَوَى لَا يَكْفُرُ بِهِ صَاحِبُهُ يَجُوزُ مع الْكَرَاهَةِ وَإِلَّا فَلَا


Aap ke masaa`il or un ka hal, Vol 2, Pg 295.


Fataawa Darul Uloom Zakariyya, Vol 2, Pg 231.

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