Question: The chief scholar of Bohras urges his followers to prostrate before him each time they visit him. Was this a practice in the lifetime of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or the Rightly Guided Caliphs? A recent photo has been published of a man prostrating to the Chief scholar of Bohras in the well-known Pakistani newspaper “Man” on 6/10/1977. Find attached a photocopy of the issue.
Answer: Prostration is one of the acts of worship which Allaah has ordained His Servants to offer exclusively for Him, and a means by which a servant can draw closer to Allaah alone. Allaah (Glorified be He) stated… read more here.