Q: Attached are three booklets,
Hirz Al-Jawshan, Mujarrabat Al-Dirby and Asma' Ahl Badr. What is the ruling on reading and working according to them?
What is your advice for whoever insists on working according to them?
Having studied the booklets in question, the Committee found them containing aspects of Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship), innovated Du`a's (supplications), and Tawassul (supplicating to Allah by virtue of the status of righteous people). Accordingly, it is not permissible to keep such booklets or work according to them; rather, they should be destroyed and discarded in order to get rid of their evils. There are - praise be to Allah - sufficient authentic Du`a's that benefit the Muslim. This can be found in books such as, Al-Wabil Al-Sayyib by
Ibn Al-Qayyim, Al-Kalim Al-Tayyib by
the Shaykh of Islam Ibn Taymiyyah and Al-Adkar by
Imam Al-Nawawy. There is an abundance of good in these books, praise be to Allah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.