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Writing ‘Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim’ on the first of Muharram

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Is this authentic?

“Whoever, on the first of Muharram, writes down the entire ‘Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim’ on a piece of paper 113 times and keeps it with him, will be saved from all types of calamities and misfortunes

 

Answer

Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Saheb (rahimahullah) has mentioned this as a prescription [‘amal]. i.e. As a tried and tested practice without necessarily being sourced from Quran or Hadith.

(Jawahirul Fiqh, vol. 2 pg. 187)

 

There is no harm on practising upon this especially since Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Saheb (rahimahullah) has stated that this is tried and tested, as long as one does not deem it Sunnah nor binding.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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