the reward of the prayer (salaah) to the deceased
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Question: Is it correct for me to pray a number
at any time and then gift the reward to the deceased and will
it's reward reach him or not?
It is not permissible to gift the reward of what you have
to the deceased, rather, it is an innovation because it has
not been confirmed on the authority of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) or the companions (radhi-yallaahu
The Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) said:
who introduces something into this matter of ours (i.e. Islaam),
that which is not from it, will have it rejected))
- this (narration) is agreed upon (by both Imaam
al-Bukhaaree and Imaam
with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and
salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa
al-Bid'u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa Asla lahu - Page 292;
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa.
- Fatwa No. 7482