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I have recently have performed hajj and i am now back home. i have friends and family that tell me that i should make duah for 40 days as in those 40 days my hajj duahs are accepted. i have looked for this information or the authenticy of this hadeeth but cant see a strong hadeeth anywhere. 

please can you enlighten me with a strong hadeeth of this as i am having trouble finding a strong source of this hadeeth according to the sunnat of our prophet muhammed p.b.u.h. s.a.w. 

if the above is not the case would i fall into bidah as this is not the way of the true sunnah?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We have not come across a Hadith that states that a Hajis Duas are accepted for 40 days. However, we have come across the following narration:

عن عمر أنه قال: “يغفر للحاج ولمن يستغفر له الحاج بقية ذي الحجة والمحرم وصفر وعشرا من ربيع الأول”.

Translation: Hadhrat Umar Radhyallahu Anhu states: “The Haji (one who has completed Hajj) will be forgiven and the one who the Haji seeks forgiveness for, in the period of the remaining days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah and (the month of) Muharram, Safar and the beginning ten days of Rabiul-Awwal”. Al-Maqasidul Hasanah (742).

The meaning of the above narration is supported from the following Hadith and overcomes any weakness in it:

وَلَهُ شَاهِدٌ فِي مُسْنَدِ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ حَنْبَلٍ مِنْ حَدِيثِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ مَرْفُوعًا وَلَفْظُهُ: “إِذَا لَقِيتَ الْحَاجَّ فَسَلِّمْ عَلَيْهِ وَصَافِحْهُ وَمُرْه أَنْ يَسْتَغْفِرْ لَكَ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَدْخُلَ بَيْتَهُ؛ فَإِنَّهُ مَغْفُورٌ لَهُ “. وَآخَرُ مِنْ حَدِيثِ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رواه البزار.

Translation: “The Hadith of Ibnu Umar Radhyallahu Anhu which he narrates Marfu’an, and the words are: “When you meet the Haji greet him with salaam and shake hands with him and command him to seek forgiveness for you before he enters his house, because indeed he has been forgiven. Another (supporting narration) is the Hadith of Abu-Hurairah Radhyallahu Anhu which Imam Bazzar Rahimahullah has narrated (in his book)”. Ithaful Khyarah [2713]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tareque Ahmed

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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