the recitation of the completion of the Qur.aan to the Prophet
`alayhe wa sallam)
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Question: On the last night of the Blessed
month of Ramadhaan,
year 1400 A.H (1979 A.D), the imaam led the congregation and
completed the (recitation of the entire) Qur'aan and said:
"The completion (of the recitation) of this Qur'aan is
gifted to the soul of our master, our leader and our Prophet
Muhammad, the pure". What is the Sharee'ah
ruling regarding this?
is not permissible to gift (any) reward to the Messenger (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam), neither the completion (of the recitation)
of the Qur'aan or other than this. This is because the Pious
Predecessors from the companions (radhi-yallaahu
'anhum) and those after them did not do this since acts
of worship are towqeefiyyah. He (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) said:
who does an act which is not in agreement with us, then he
will have it rejected)) - narrated by Muslim.
`alayhe wa sallam) receives the same reward for all righteous
acts done by his Ummah
because he is the one who invited and showed the way to them.
It has been authenticated on his (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) authority that he said:
directs to (something that is) good, then for him is the reward
equal to the one having done it (this good act)))
reported it in his Saheeh from the hadeeth of Abu Mas'ood
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 293;
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa.
- Fatwa No. 3582