Listening to Naaths etc with the words “Yaa Rasulullah” in it

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Q: Considering the fact that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is not omnipresent, standing up during Salaami isn’t allowed. With this in mind, is using the words “Ya Rasulullah” allowed when not in front of Roza Mubaarak? In effect, what I’m asking, is there any problem in listening to Naaths etc with the words “Yaa Rasulullah” in it?

A: Since Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is not omnipresent, one should not use the phrase “Ya Rasulullah”. However, one can address Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) with the words “Ya Rasulullah” when one is conveying salaams at the Raudha Mubaarak of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).

روى أبي حنيفة رضي الله عنه في مسنده عن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما قال من السنة أن تأتي قبر النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم من قبل القبلة وتجعل ظهرك إلى القبلة وتستقبل القبر بوجهك ثم تقول السلام عليك أيها النبي ورحمة الله وبركاته … وعلى ما ذكرنا يكون الواقف مستقبلا وجهه عليه الصلاة والسلام وبصره فيكون أولى ثم يقول في موقفه السلام عليك يا رسول الله (شرح فتح القدير 3/180)

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Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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