Message No : 114Sr.No : 112/725
Question By : wasif

Q1)To read Allah's attributes are of great value. But why nos. are fixed? If you read so &so 500 times you will get so & so. You can achieve it by reading lesser or more. The intention & sincerity is main.For eg.If you read 70,000 times Ist Kalma Tayyab for the dead , his sins are forgiven & no grave punishment. Is it so?
Shall we read when anyone dies? Please explain.
Q2)Shall I follow Fazail Amal without hesitancy?In the Durood Shareef chapters it is mentioned so & so saw so so in dream & asked what happened to him after death. He replied he read so & so Durood. I believe in THE VALUES OF DUROOD, but mentioning these people in Fazail Amaal has no meaning.During Prophet's time when people mentioned about dreams & he explained ,then those should be taken into account.Pleas explain.


Reply By : Mohd. Shihabuddin Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI< MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah the most gracious the most merciful
Assalamo Alaikum
Dear in Islam
The answer of your question is as below:

(1) The number of Waza-yee (Tasbeeh and Tahleel) mentioned in Ahadith has a great value and it causes more virtue if one follows it. A person may be rewarded if he reads more than the particular number unconsciously but if one reads more or les than the particular number intentionally then he may be deprived of the reward prescribed for the reader of this Wazeefa as the mixing sugar to the medicine than the particular quantity will not be useful. (Attaleequssabeeh V: 2 P: 5, Fatawe Raheemia V: 6 P: 448)

It is the moral obligatory of the relatives of Mayyeet (dead) to send Sawab (virtues) by reciting the Glorious QurĄŻaan and performing other good deeds to the Mayyeet. It is to be noticed that reciting the Glorious QurĄŻaan beside Mayyeet before giving him/her the Ghusl (bath) is Makrooh (not good in the view of Shariah) but reading Tasbeeh and Tahleel is allowed. (Shamee V: 1 P: 631, Aalamghiree V: 1 P: 159)

There are countless Ahadith about the Fazail (values) of 1st Kalima. And it is experienced by the pious people that if a person reads this Kalima 70,000 times sincerely his sin will be forgiven and he will be saved form the grave punishment.

(2) The author of Fazaile AamaĄŻal Maulana Muhammad Zakaria (RA) was the brightest Muhaddish (skilled in Hadith) of his age. The fame of his fierceness knowledge, learning, comprehension and discernment is widespread. The book, Ą°Fazaile AamaĄŻalĄ± aims to create curiosity in people to practise on the teachings of Islam. Therefore, one should follow this kind of books to generate the spirit of Aamal (virtue) in oneself. As far as the story of pious and righteous people is concerned, it is narrated only to take lesson from the story and create the curiosity in people to practise on the teachings of Islam. The Glorious QurĄŻaan says, Ą° But remind: for reminding benefits the believersĄ± (Azzariat: 51 V: 55)
Allah knows

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