Poem by Abu Hanifah exceeding the proper limits in praising the Prophet
Q: I found the attached poem and read it only to find that it includes verses entailing Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship), such as "If it were not for you, no human would have been created...". The strange thing is that the poem is attributed to Imam
Abu Hanifah Al-Nu`man.
Is this true? May Allah reward you with the best. Is it permissible to distribute, read, and publish this poem? I hope Your Eminence will give (Part No. 1; Page No. 166) a detailed answer about this poem. May Allah bless you!
This poem is a lie against Imam
Abu Hanifah (may Allah be merciful to him). It is, thus, not permissible to attribute it to him. Also, the poem includes
verses that exceed proper limits and excessively praise the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), and this is definitely prohibited. Moreover, it includes Tawassul (supplicating to Allah in the name of a human being) and Du`a' (supplication) to the Messenger (peace be upon him), which should not be done nor believed in, as this is Shirk or may lead to Shirk. Anyone who finds this poem must get rid of it, warn against it, and not propagate for it.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.