The booklets 'Hirz Al-Jawshan', 'Mujarrabat Al-Dirby' and 'Asma' Ahl Badr'

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?

A: 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.