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End of the year prayer

December 29, 2007

Doa akhir tahun (End of the year prayer) 

End of year prayer – to be read thrice between Asar or before Maghrib .

Selamat menyambut awal tahun baru Hijrah. Happy New Year Hijrah.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Abdullah permalink
    December 29, 2007 7:55 pm

    Corrected comment (The one sent earlier had grammer/spelling mistakes, etc):

    Is this doa extracted from the Holy Quran or authentic Hadith of the Holy Prophet, i.e. was it taught by the Holy Prophet? The answer is definitely ‘NO’. Therefore, this doa was made up by somebody. Doa is an ibadah, and ibadah can only be based on dalil, i.e. the Holy Quran and authentic Hadith. This doa is not based on either. Thus the doa is a bidaa, an innovation that leads astray. Do take note that determining the start of the Hijrah year was only made during the Caliphate of Umar Al-Khatab. During the lifetimes of the Holy Prophet and Caliph Abu Bakr As-Siddiq, there were no Hijrah years. So they never “welcome” a new Hijrah year with a gathering and making doa in congregation. Doing so is thus not the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet or any of his Companions. This doa, as you said would “destroy” the devil, but ironically, making the doa means you may have done what the devil wants you to do, i.e. to do bidaa by making a doa in a manner not sanctioned by the Holy Quran or Sunnah of the Holy Prophet. Therefore, fear Allah and remove this doa from this site for it would only lead Muslims astray by commiting bidaa, something which Allah and His Prophet dislike, but the devil likes very much. Wassalam.

  2. Ramble On permalink
    January 7, 2008 2:43 pm

    Salam and thanks Abdullah for your feedback. Dont worry about spelling mistakes as we are humans, no one’s perfect. I previously typed the city of Mina as ‘Minda’ which is mind in Malay and hence have corrected it.
    Anyway, thank you again. I am aware of the story of Hijrah which I intend to put up in my next post.
    I have since sought numerous sources on your comments and awaiting the replies. Oddly I got these particular two prayers from the religious authority and have been repeated almost everyday as the first Muharram approaches on the state’s Tv and radio.
    Just a thought, any words can be made as a doa or prayer. Even a curse and repeated words could become one. No?

  3. Observer permalink
    February 9, 2008 4:08 am

    A doa can be of any form or any language, as long as you are sincere in seeking mercy and grace from God Almighty. If one READ the Koran, the transalation for that matter for most of us, it does not give you all the answers that you seek. It only provide general guidance. It is still up to human, through Hadiths, through the knowledgables among us, the Islamic scholars, to elaborate when faced with certain issues.

    What we have now is a more structured approach to performing our ibadah. For Hijrah new year, these have been thought to be the best way to say prayer and observing this day is to remind ourselves of the Prophet’s Hijrah journey.

    Lets not jump quickly in calling something as bidaa. There are many Islamic scholars, Muftis, the more knowledgables among us who are in a better position to make judgement. Indeed if it is obviously wrong let stop it. But before doing that make sure you are 100% correct.

    My plea is please Read the Koran, Read the transalation to understand the content rather than just hearing bits here and there quoted by Tok Guru and so on.

  4. kepalahotakbejambul permalink
    May 2, 2008 9:19 am

    what’s wrong with us having this do’a every new year and faith that Allah is with us in it? i had read too from some articles on the net that doing Selawat after the prayers while bersalam with other jema’ah is also a bid’ah..huh..what’s wrong (again) with selawat and bersalam?

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