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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Is 27th of Rajab the night of Isra & Meraj?

Are we supposed to single it out for WORSHIP??

Assalam Wa Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu…………..

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours that which is not part of it…will have it rejected.”
In a report narrated by Imaam Muslim it says: “Whoever does any action that is not part of this matter of ours will have it rejected.”
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to say in his khutbah on Friday: “The best of speech is the Book of Allah and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The worst of matters are those which are newly-invented, and every innovation is a going astray.”
The Prophet also said: “and every going astray will be in the Fire.”  
Many Muslims single out 27th of Rajab for fasting and worshipping in the night…. thinking that this is the night of Isra and Meraj on which the Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wa sallam) was taken to the heaven with the permission of Allah.
Infact……there is no authentic report which mentions the exact date………
Everything that has been narrated concerning a specific date for these events cannot be proven to have come from the Prophet…. Allah has wise reasons for causing the people to forget it.
As a matter of fact……….Even if the date were proven, it would not be permissible for the Muslims to single it out for particular acts of worship, and it is not permissible for them to celebrate it, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and his companions (may Allaah be pleased with them) did not celebrate it and they did not single it out in any way. ………………………………………………………!
If celebrating it was something that is prescribed in Islam, the Messenger would have told his ummah about that, either in word or in deed. If any such thing had happened, it would have been well known, and his companions would have transmitted the information to us.
We Muslim should know that OUR RELIGION IS COMPLETE… we have everything explained by Allah and His Prophet. We don’t need any home-made virtues and merits which are fabricated by some people, long after the Prophet (peace be upon him).
Allah says:
“This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion” [Surah al-Maa’idah 5:3] 
So the religion is complete… there’s nothing which the Prophet left or did not inform us about.
Are we trying to say that we are better than the Prophet and the Sahaba??
Or are we trying to say that Na’uzubillah the Prophet did not tell us about this virtues act of worship ??
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was the most sincere of people, and he conveyed the message to the people in full…….and he fulfilled the trust. If venerating and celebrating this night were part of the religion of Allah, then the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would have done that and would not have concealed it. Since no such thing happened, it is known that celebrating it and venerating it is not part of Islam at all.
It’s time to wake up from sleep of following man-made rituals… which are done in the name of Islam.
So brothers and Sisters.... there is no authentic report which mentions the exact date of the night Journey of the Prophet……and there is no fasting or night worship on the 27th of Rajab… neither any kind of celebration…..BEWARE! Of this Innovation…………………………!
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) was asked about fasting on the twenty-seventh of Rajab and spending that night in prayer. He replied: 
“Fasting on the twenty-seventh of Rajab and spending that night in prayer is a Bid’ah (innovation), and every bid’ah is a going astray.” 
Kindly forward this message and let your friends….. family etc. know about the reality….save yourself and your beloved ones from thisINNOVATION…………….!
May Allah guide us all to the straight path and help us all to abstain from all kinds of BID’AH

JazakAllah Khairun

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