Fatwa section not concerned with refuting books
Fatwa No: 360982

  • Fatwa Date:3-1-2018 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 16, 1439
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Question

I wanted to ask about the following two scholars:
1) Abi Abdillah Muhammad bin Musa bin An-Nu‘man At-Timasani (d. 683H).
2.) Badr Ad-Deen Az-Zarkashi Ash-Shaafi‘i.
Both of them supported Istigaathah (seeking help) through the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, after his death, as is evident from the book Al-Mustagheetheeen bi khayr Al-Anaam by Abu Abd Allah An-Nu‘man, who wrote about seeking help from the Prophet, and Badr Ad-Deen Az-Zarkashi endorsed this book against the later scholars who said that it is not allowed to do so.

Answer

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

First of all, dear brother, you should know that we are not concerned with reading books, looking at what contradicts the truth in them, and refuting them, nor are we concerned with issuing rulings on scholars who wrote about matters wherein they did not abide by the truth.

If we did that, we would not have time to answer the questions of the people seeking fatwa.

Indeed, we have already issued fatwas on all these matters and there is no need to repeat it here. We have also previously clarified in fatwa 85732 that the statements of every person can be accepted or rejected from him, except for those of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ).

Allah knows best.

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