Category: Hadith
Fatwa#: 4640
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Jan 11,2002

Title: Please could you answer the following question.


As-Salaam-u-alaikum, At my local mosque i have noticed that every time the prophets(pbuh) name is mentioned, some people kiss there thumbs then bring their thumbs to their eyes. Could you please explain why they do this? Is there some hadith which mentions this because i have never come across it? Is it recommended that muslims do this? Thankyou for your time. Wasalaam.


The aforementioned practice is unfortunately very widespread in different
parts of the world. Consequently, it has been based on a narration which has
been classified as a fabrication by the masters of Hadith, i.e. Hafiz
Sakhawi (RA) (AlMaqaasidul Hasana pg.450); Hafiz Ibnuddaiba (Tamyeez uthayba
pg.171-2); Hafiz Ibn Taahir al-Fattaany (Tazkiratul Mawdhoo'aat pg.34);
Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (footnotes on Al-Masnoo of Mulla Ali Qari
pg.169) and others.

Considering such an action to be Waajib, Sunnat or as part of Deen is wrong.

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Moulana Muhammad ibn Moulana Haroon Abbassommar


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