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Q: Can I read the following Kitaabs?

(1) “As-Suyuti’s Medicine of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).” Translated by Dr Cyril Elgood.

(2) “Medicine of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).” By Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya. Translated by Penelope Johnstone.

(3) “Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).” By Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim Al Jauziyyah. Published by Darussalam Publications.

In (1) and (2) the translators are non-Muslims, and in (3) ‘Darussalam Publications’ are known to be openly Salafi and have been accused of tampering with many kitaabs, even Riyad as-Salihin.

(4) In general, can we read Deeni kitaabs, like those above, translated by non-Muslims?

(5) Similarly, the same with deviant publishers like Darussalam Publications.


A: We are not aware of the translations. Hence, we do not know how authentic the translations are.

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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