Recite durood in congregation.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Assalamalaikum bhai,In our locality,after salat People in jamat use to recite Darood by putting seeds,dates,almonds in front of them on a green cloth.Is it a Bidaah or not?
Assalamualikum Burhan.I would like to ask whether this practice is according to the sunna, which i am presenting now.In our locality people after Asar salah form in to two rows by spreading the green cloth between them and start reciting darood with the help of nuts,seeds.And after wards they do Fatiha.So how much is it true?Please reply me, so that I can aware people about the things they are doing.
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Recite durood in congregation
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Respected brother in Islam, we absolutely assure you that there is nothing in authentic and established Sunnah whereby the Prophet (saws) or his companions after him gathered after the obligatory prayer and recited the durood in congregation!
If one brings, invents, adds or innovates any act or deed of worship in religion which has not been specifically endorsed by Allah and His Messenger (saws), then it has to be a bida, and Allah is our witness, every innovation in the deen of Islam is an error in the Sight of Allah Subhanah!
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1885 Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah
That the Prophet of Allah (saws) said in a sermon: The best speech is that which is embodied in the Book of Allah, the Al Quran; and the best guidance is the guidance given by me, Mohamed (saws). The most evil affairs are the innovations (bida), and every innovation (bida) is an error.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4515 Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib
That the Prophet of Allah (saws) said: If anyone introduces an innovation (bida in religion), he will be responsible for it. If anyone introduces an innovation (bida) or gives shelter to a man who introduces an innovation (bida), he is cursed by Allah, by His Angels, and by all the people!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,