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Bidding Farewell to Someone

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah

Question:

Is it permissible to bid farewell to someone by saying ” Allah aur Rasool Sallahu Alayhi Wasallam kaay hawaalay.” [ Urdu ] i.e. I give you in the Protection of Allah S.W.T and His Rasool SAWS?

DETAILS:

In other words, is it permissible to say “I give you in the protection of Allah and His Rasool Sallahu Alayhi Wasallam” when saying good-bye to someone? Does it signify any distortion of one’e core beliefs or is it OK to say it? Please clarify. I love Rasoolullah Sallahu Alayhi Wasallam very much. I am asking only since I do not want to err.

Also, sometimes whilst talking about some future prospect, my father says :”Whatever Allah Ta’ala & His Rasool Sallahu Alayhi Wasallam desired will happen.” Is it permissible to say it or does it also reflect some distortion of core beliefs?

Please point out the errors if any, and shed some light on correct beliefs.

Jazakallah Khair.


Answer:

 

                  

Nabi Kareem (S.A.W.) once instructed Hazrat Ibne Abbas (R.A.) saying: “Oh lad! Safeguard (the rights of) Allah, Allah will watch over you. Guard (the rights of) Allah you shall find Him in front of you (at your assistance) and when you ask, ask from Allah alone and when you seek assistance, seek from Allah…..”

(Mishkaat, Page 453)

These words of advice clearly teach us that we should ask Allah alone for protection under all circumstances. It is incorrect to bid farewell to somebody uttering the words mentioned in your question. It would be sufficient for one to say “Allah Ke Hawaala.”

With regards to the statement made by your father, Hazrat Mufti Mahmoodul Hasan (R.A.) has stated that it would be Shirk to make such a statement. You explain this to your father and advice him to make sincere Taubah.

(Fataawaa Mahmoodiyah, Vol. 9, Page 408-409)  

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Ebrahim bin Zainul Abedeen Backus

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah

Springs

17 September 2004

02 Sha’baan 1425

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