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Al-Albaani on Lengthening the Supplication in Taraaweeh and Especially on the Night when The Quraan’s Recitation is Completed


Shaikh Esaam Moosaa Haadi said, “I heard him repeatedly criticise the Imaams of the Haram and others for making the supplication [in Taraaweeh] long and especially on the night when the recitation of the Quraan is completed, saying, ‘That is not from the Sunnah.”

Muhaddithul-Asr, Imaam Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaani Kamaa ’Araftuhu, p. 109.

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What is the Ruling Concerning Reading the Du’aa Upon Finishing the Recital of the Quraan Which is Printed at the End of Some Mushafs?

“Indeed the supplication printed at the end of some of the mushafs published in Turkey and other places with the title, ‘The Supplication for Completing [the Recital of] the Quraan,’ which is attributed to the Shaikh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allaah the Most High have mercy on him, is something for which we do not know of any original source from Ibn Taymiyyah or any other scholar of Islaam.

And I didn’t like that it should be added to the end of the mushaf printed by Al-Maktab al-Islaami in Beirut in 1386ah [1966ce] under the donation of the Shaikh Ahmad ibn Ali ibn Abdullaah Aal-Thaani, may Allaah have mercy on him. And even though it was printed with the phrase, ‘Attributed to the Shaikh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah,’ that will not [sufficiently] convey to the common folk the fact that its attribution to him is not correct, and we have been ordered to speak to the people in terms they can understand!

And there is no doubt that sticking to a particular supplication at the end of the recital of the Quraan is an innovation which is not permissible, due to the generality of the proofs, like his saying صلى الله عليه وسلم, ‘Every innovation is misguidance, and every misguidance is in the Fire,’ and it is an innovation which Imaam ash-Shaatibi calls a, ‘secondary/supplementary innovation.’

And the Shaikh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah is one of those furthest away from bringing forth such innovations, and how could he when, in his time and afterwards, the initial merit for reviving Sunnahs and killing innovations was his.

May Allaah reward him with good.”

Ad-Da’eefah, vol. 13, p. 315.

The Shaikh on the Hadith, “Du’aa is worship …”

Explaining the hadith, “Du’aa is worship …” Shaikh al-Albaani, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “And there is no doubt that arrogantly refusing to worship and supplicate to Him, the Most High, necessitates His Anger against the one who does not call on Him … and some of the ignorant Sufis are ignorant or feign ignorance of these hadiths under the assumption that supplicating to Allaah is to show bad manners to Him, being affected in that by the Israa’ili narration, ‘His Knowledge of my condition suffices me from having to ask!’  So they were ignorant of the fact that a servant supplicating to his Lord is not in order to inform Him of his need, for He, “… knows the secret and what is [even] more hidden,” [Taa Haa 20:7] but rather that it is in order for him to manifest his servitude [to Allaah], his need of Him and his destitution [before Him].”

As-Saheehah, 6/326.

Is Du’aa obligatory [waajib]?


“Is du’aa obligatory [waajib]?”


Shaikh al-Albaani said, “Du’aa in general is waajib[1].

And there are some supplications which are obligatory on certain [specific] occasions, like seeking refuge with Allaah from the four things [in the last tashhahud in the prayer]: from the punishment of Hell and the punishment of the grave, from the trials and tribulations of life and death and from the trial and temptation of Al-Maseeh Ad-Dajjaal, as occurs in the hadith of Bukhaari from Abu Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, that he said, “The Prophet of Allaah, صلى الله عليه وسلم, said, ‘When one of you finishes the final tashahhud, then let him seek refuge with Allaah from four …’” So in this there is a clear order for the one who is praying to seek refuge from these four things at the end of his prayer.

For this reason it has been reported that Taawoos, the honourable taabi’ee, ordered the one who had not sought refuge with Allaah from these four things to repeat his prayer.””[2]


[1] The compiler Amr Abdul-Mun’im Saleem said, “That which proves this is his, صلى الله عليه وسلم saying, “Du’aa is worship,” and then he recited, And your Lord said, ‘Call upon Me, I will respond to your (invocation).’” [Ghaafir 40:60] Reported by Ahmad and others from An-Nu’maan ibn Basheer, may Allaah be pleased with him, with an authentic chain of narration. And Ahmad (2/443, 477) and others reported a hadith with a hasan chain of narration from Abu Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, صلى الله عليه وسلم, said, “Allaah is angry with whoever does not invoke Him.”

[2] The compiler Amr Abdul-Mun’im Saleem said, “This narration is reported by Muslim (1/413) from the hadith of Ibn Abbaas, in it there occurs, “Muslim Ibn al-Hajjaaj said, ‘It has reached me that Taawoos said to his son, ‘Did you supplicate with it in your prayer?’ He replied, ‘No.’ So he said, ‘Repeat your prayer.’’”

Al-Masaa’il al-Ilmiyyah wal-Fataawaa ash-Shar’eeyah, pp. 166-167.

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