Saturday, 9 December 2006

Congregational Khatam Of Yaaseen For Death. Legit ?

Almighty Allah Ta'ala states in the Noble Qur'an:

"O you who believe! Obey Allah and His Rasul."

The life of the Prophet SAW is indeed the best example for us to follow. During the time of the Prophet SAW - many of his family members e.g. his wives, daughters, uncles and his illustrious companions left the world whilst engaged in the most noble work and effort of uplifting the religion of Islam.

Despite the Prophet's deep love for them, he did not on any single occasion commemorate the innovative custom of reciting Yaaseen on the 7th day, 40th day, 100th day, etc. after the passing of the deceased.

The sources from Ahadith is clear - in that, the immediate family should mourn for three days. There is no basis in the Shari'ah to commemorate any Muslim's death at intervals of 7 days, etc.

It is not exactly clear as to the source of celebrating forty days after death. We, as Muslims, follow the Noble Qur'an and the life model of our beloved Rasulullah SAW.

We should refrain from Bid'ah, and things which become means of starting a Bid'ah.

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