All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family, and Companions.The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' reviewed the request submitted to his Eminence the Grand Mufty (Islamic scholar qualified to issue legal opinions) from his Excellence the Manager of Da`wah and Guidance Center in
with the number (791/9/20) in 11/10/1420 AH and to which a question was attached, which was referred to the Committee from the General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Scholars numbered (1939) dated 23/4/1413 AH. The following question was posed:His Eminence, the Director of the Cooperative Office for Da`wah, Guidance and Community Instruction in Al-Hamra' and Central Jeddah
referred to us a Fatwa request in which the inquirer mentions that the father of one of his friends
compiled some supplications which he selected and used to recite in his life. He even made a will to his son asking him to publish the supplications. The son's friend, which is the inquirer, offered to pay to publish them,
but he first wants to be certain of the authenticity of these supplications and whether he should publish them or not. We hope your Eminence will examine them and inform us about your opinion!
After studying the Fatwa request, the Committee answered:
The supplications related in the Qur'an and the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) are the supplications which Muslims are required to recite, take care of, memorize by heart, (Part No. 24; Page No. 276) and publish unlike other supplications which are fabricated by people, because at best they can be described as Mubah (permissible). They may include spuriuos or false sentences as is the case with the attached supplications. Examples:The writer says: "which You have kept for Yourself." This style should not be used with Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He).The writer also says: "O Allah! (Take revenge) on the Kafirs (disbelievers), Mushriks (those who associate others with Allah in His Divinity or worship), and
the Jews. O Allah! Leave none of them in existence. O Allah! Destroy them, as You destroyed (the people of) `Aad and Thamud." It is violation of Allah's Rights to ask Him to destroy all disbelievers, because Allah has destined for them to exist and live based on His wisdom. Allah does what He wills and judges how He wills.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.