Repetition of the Name of Allaah: “Yaa Lateef”

Question 195: There is a group of people in our Masjid (mosque) who always repeat the phrase “Ya Lateef” (O Most Kind and Gentle) 122 times after reciting Allaah’s Noble Names. Is this valid?

Answer: This is not permissible, because this has not been reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him), who stated in an authentic Hadeeth: Whoever introduces any practice into this affair of ours that is not of it, it is to be rejected. And in another narration: Whoever performs an action not in accordance with our command, it is to be rejected.... read more here.


2 thoughts on “Repetition of the Name of Allaah: “Yaa Lateef”

  1. White Pearl September 15, 2013 / 7:20 pm

    Salam !
    Don’t you think it is just a repitition of Allah’s name and it is recited after saying the prayer so it can just bring Sawaab and it is not a Biddat ?
    Allah always says us to do his Ziker….. Isn’t it a kind of Ziker ?


    • September 18, 2013 / 10:46 am

      All acts of ‘Ibaadah and Qurbah that draw a Muslim close to Allaah are Tawqeefee (bound by a religious text and not amenable to personal opinion); read Question 217.


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