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Is Reciting Certain Dhikr Bid’a?

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People here recite this — “‘inni Wajjahtu wajhiya lilladhi fatar-as-samawati wal arda hanifan wama ana min-al-mushrikin”. I have been reciting the same, but recently, I came to know that it is bid’a to do so. Is it really bid’a? If not, what is the evidence for it being permissible?


Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

I pray you are well.

Do not worry, this is not a bid’a. You may recite this as much as you want. It is a verse of the Qur’an [Qur’an, 6:79], and you should seriously question the religious knowledge of someone who says reciting something from the Qur’an is a bid’a.

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[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat

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