Gathering the entire family to make dua

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Q: There’s a kind of tradition in our family. Before any of our important work or board exams, all our relatives sit together and pray to Allah for our wishes to be fulfilled. Someone said that it’s bidah or haram. Is it actually haram?


A: To make du`aa is not bid`ah. However, to avoid any complication do the du`aa individually. Don’t make it a family gathering.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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