Reciting Soorah Yaa-Seen and Mawlid poems on the eve of the seventeenth of Ramadaan

Question: They also gather in Masjids (mosques) on the eve of the 17th of Ramadaan to recite Soorah Yaa-Seen and the Mawlid (the Prophet’s birthday) poems. Is this permissible?

Answer: The answer to this question is the same as that to the first one. Based on the evidence mentioned above, these practices are prohibited… read more here.

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Reciting Soorah Yaa-Seen and Mawlid poems on the Mid – Sha`baan night

Question: In some Masjids (mosques), people gather on the eve of the 15th of Sha‘baan to recite Soorah Yaa-Seen three times and the Mawlid (the Prophet’s birth) poems.

Answer: This is a Bid‘ah (innovation in religion). It was authentically reported that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) that is not part of it will have it rejected. He (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said in another Hadeeth… read more here.

Excellence of the night of mid – Sha‘baan

Question: Some scholars say that many Ahaadeeth were narrated about the merit of spending the eve of mid – Sha‘baan in Salaah (Prayer) and its day in Sawm (Fast). Are these Saheeh (authentic) Ahaadeeth or not? If there are Saheeh Ahaadeeth, please explain them to us in detail. If not, please advise. May Allaah reward you with good.

Answer: Many Saheeh Ahaadeeth were narrated about the merit of Sawm in Sha‘baan, but without specifying a certain day. For example, there is a Hadeeth in the Two Sahih Books of Hadeeth (i.e. Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim) which states that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said… read more here.

Preparing food on the eve of the Mi`raaj Night and the night of Al-Qadr and sending it to the Imaam to supplicate to Allaah on it

Question: Is it permissible to prepare food and meat during Laylat-ul-Qadr (the Night of Decree) and the Night of Mi`raaj (Ascension to Heaven) to be sent to the Masjid (mosque) so that the Imaam could make Du`aa’ (supplication) upon it hoping that the reward may reach the dead as is the custom?

Answer: It is not permissible to specify a certain event such as Laylat-ul-Qadr and the Night of Mi`raaj for preparing the food to be sent to the Masjid so that the Imaam could make Du`aa’ upon it hoping that the reward may reach the dead. This is an act of Bid`ah (innovation in religion) that should be abandoned… read more here.

Celebrating on the twenty-seventh (27th) night of Ramadaan

Question: What is the ruling on celebrating the twenty-seventh night of Ramadaan in particular?

Answer: Celebrating the twenty-seventh night of Ramadaan in particular is a Bid`ah. It is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Anyone who introduces anything into this matter of ours (Islaam) that is not part of it will have it rejected. (Related by Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim)… read more here.

Ruling on celebrating on the twenty-seventh (27th) night of Ramadaan

Question: Is it permissible to distribute the food offered in fulfillment of a vow made for Awliya’ (pious people) and righteous people? And is it permissible to make this a celebration, and is it permissible to raise flags during such celebrations?

Answer: The best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and the worst practice is the introduction of new practices in Islaam. The practice of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) during Ramadaan was to offer many acts of worship like Salaah (Prayer), recitation of the Qur’aan, Sadaqah (voluntary charity), and to perform other good deeds… read more here.