What is the Ruling Concerning Reading the Du’aa Upon Finishing the Recital of the Quraan Which is Printed at the End of Some Mushafs?

by The Albaani Blog


“Indeed the supplication printed at the end of some of the mushafs published in Turkey and other places with the title, ‘The Supplication for Completing [the Recital of] the Quraan,’ which is attributed to the Shaikh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allaah the Most High have mercy on him, is something for which we do not know of any original source from Ibn Taymiyyah or any other scholar of Islaam.

And I didn’t like that it should be added to the end of the mushaf printed by Al-Maktab al-Islaami in Beirut in 1386ah [1966ce] under the donation of the Shaikh Ahmad ibn Ali ibn Abdullaah Aal-Thaani, may Allaah have mercy on him. And even though it was printed with the phrase, ‘Attributed to the Shaikh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah,’ that will not [sufficiently] convey to the common folk the fact that its attribution to him is not correct, and we have been ordered to speak to the people in terms they can understand!

And there is no doubt that sticking to a particular supplication at the end of the recital of the Quraan is an innovation which is not permissible, due to the generality of the proofs, like his saying صلى الله عليه وسلم, ‘Every innovation is misguidance, and every misguidance is in the Fire,’ and it is an innovation which Imaam ash-Shaatibi calls a, ‘secondary/supplementary innovation.’

And the Shaikh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah is one of those furthest away from bringing forth such innovations, and how could he when, in his time and afterwards, the initial merit for reviving Sunnahs and killing innovations was his.

May Allaah reward him with good.”

Ad-Da’eefah, vol. 13, p. 315.