The book 'Dala'il Al-Khayrat' and the Bid`ahs it contains
Q: I hope you will issue a Fatwa concerning this book. Is it permissible to read and keep it? Here are some sentences from the book: "The purpose of this book is to mention the way and virtue of invoking Allah's Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet (peace be upon him). We mention them without their Sanad (chain of narrators), so that the reader can easily memorize them. It is of the most important tasks for whoever wants to draw closer to Allah (Exalted be He). I entitled it Dala'il Al-Khayrat Wa Shawariq Al-Anwar Fi Dhikr Al-Salah `Ala Al-Naby Al-Mukhtar."It was reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
“Verily, there will come to the Cistern on the Day Resurrection people whom I will only know by their frequent supplication for peace and blessings upon me.”
This is a copy of a page of this book: "Bismillah Al-Rahman, Al-Rahim [In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful], O Allah, for the sake of Your Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Your Love for him and his for You, and the secret kept between You and him, ... Etc.""O Allah, confer peace and blessings upon Muhammad and his family whose light is of Your Light and whose power of light revealed all secrets."
The book in question entitled ''Dala'il Al-Khayrat'' (Part No. 2; Page No. 167) is known by trustworthy scholars as misleading, for it over-praises the Messenger (peace be upon him), and includes supplications by calling upon him and claiming that his light is of Allah's Light, and that his light revealed all secrets as quoted by the questioner. Such praying and over-praising are baseless. People should not be deceived by this book. It should not be read, except by someone who wants to refute and warn against it. There are many authentic books that explain how to invoke Allah's Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet (peace be upon him) such as Jala' Al-Afham Fi Al-Salah Wa Al-Salam `Ala Khayr Al-Anam, by
Ibn Al-Qayyim. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.