Bid`ahs in Du`a'

A: A Muslim's deeds must be entirely in compliance with the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him); however, many of the supplications mentioned above include matters that are Bid`ah (innovation in Islam). The acts of Bid`ah in this supplication include, reading Surah Al-Iklas one hundred times, supplicating Allah by virtue of the secret of the Prophet and the secret between Allah and His Prophet, and other matters of Bid`ah. Therefore, it is not permissible for a Muslim to supplicate Allah in the manner mentioned in this letter. Moreover, specifying a particular supplication for every night in Ramadan is not of the Sunnah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.