Reciting supplications related from scholars
Fatwa No: 236404

  • Fatwa Date:21-1-2014 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 20, 1435
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Question

Assalamualaikum, Is it permissible to constantly read at anytime duas that are created by other scholars. The question is both general and for the specific book "DUAs FOR FORGIVENESS FROM THE HELLFIRE" by Sheikh Hasan al Basri. Also I read them after reading the duas from the Quran and Sunnah. JazakAllah

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His Slave and Messenger.

It is permissible to supplicate with other than the supplications that were mentioned in the Quran and the Sunnah if they do not include a religious prohibition. Abu Hurayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said to a man: “What do you say in the prayer?” The man answered: “I say the Tashahhud and then I ask Allaah for Paradise and I seek refuge with Him from Hell, but I do not understand what you and Mu'aath murmur (during the prayer). He said: ‘We murmur about the same thing.” [Ibn Maajah]

Some other Companions also narrated the same Hadeeth from the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ). [Abu Daawood and Ahmad - Al-Albaani and Al-Arna’oot  graded it Saheeh (good)]

There is no doubt that the confirmed supplications from the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) are better and more beautiful and comprehensive.

Finally, it is not known that Al-Hasan Al-Basri  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him authored books, but if such a book exists, then perhaps it is a compilation of some supplications which were related from him.

Allaah Knows best.

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