Errors in Mufidul-Muslimeen

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Post  khalillaher on Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:18 am

Errors in Mufidul-Muslimeen

As Muslim scholars it is our obligation on acknowledging a mistake on our part, to retract the statement or judgement passed and change our stance with one we regard to be closer to the word of Allah and his Prophet (saw).

In the light of this, I would like to draw your attention to something which many of you may be unaware of.

The supplication books that have been compiled by our sub-continent scholars occasionally contain mistakes. A possible explanation for the errors existing in these books could be that, when searching for as specific supplication, our scholars resort to Allamah Muhammad Al-Jazri’s renowned book Hisnul Haseen. On seeing the supplication inside Jazri’s book, the scholars may have sufficed on ‘copying and pasting’ the supplication in question.

But as all of the scholars are aware, all humans err. Whether the errors in Hisnul Haseen are the work of the author- which is highly unlikely- or are errors on the part of the transcriber- as is predominately the case- is a separate issue.

What I would like to highlight is that two of the supplications taken from Hisnul Haseen are in fact inaccurate in regards to the exact words of the Prophet (saw).The two supplications are those that are recited before and after eating.

The supplication before eating in the books complied by scholars of the subcontinent is as follows: بسم الله وعلى بركة الله However on reviewing the authentic sources of Hadith we come to realise that the sufflicatioon is in fact بسم الله وبركة الله

Similar is the case of the supplication after eating. Almost all of the supplication books have the wording الحمد لله الذى اطعمنا وسقانا وجعلنا من المسلمين whereas authentic sources state that the supplication is الحمد لله الذى اطعمنا وسقانا وجعلنا مسلمين

The following sources confirm the error that exists in our supplication books:
• Mustadrak Hakim Kitaabul Atiimah (The book of food) Hadith no: 7084
• Sunan Abi Dawood Kitaabul Atiimah (The book of food) Hadith no: 3850
• Jami-al-Timidhi (The book of supplications) Hadith no: 3457
• Mishkaat-ul-Masaabih pg365

Both of the aforementioned supplications can be found in the Mufidul-Muslimeen book which is currently in our syllabus. It is possible that there may be other supplications of a similar nature.

Mufti Umar Farooq (Senior lecturer of Hadith-Darul Uloom London) has written a fatwa regarding the supplications which although have become widespread, are not strictly proven from authentic sources.

Similarly Mufti Abdus Samad (Principle, Patron and senior lecturer of Darul Uloom Blackburn), Muft Shabbir (Lecturer of Hadith Darul Uloom Bury) and Maulana Saeed (principle of darul Uloom Dewsbury) all wrote their approvals for a book which contained the supplications in the light of the authentic sources

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