The so-called Salat Al-Fatih

Q 5: The Al-Tijaniyyah sect has their own supplication called Salat Al-Fatih, which they consider to be better than reciting the Qur'an. Is this true? Moreover, on Friday before Maghrib (Sunset) Salah and after Subh (Dawn) Salah, they circle around a piece of cloth on which, they claim, the Prophet (peace be upon him) and Ahmad Al-Tijany sit. During such times they recite the supplication called Salat Al-Fatih. Please, provide evidence and clarify if this practice is proper.


A: All their claims are false. Moreover, their deeds are null and void and are considered to be Bid'ahs (rejected innovation in religion). (Part No. 2; Page No. 351) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.


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