Clarification regarding ‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah) and Salatur Raghaib

Question

Salatur Raghaib

“Imam Nawawi (rahimahullah) has also explained in his al-Majmu’ the method of the Raghaib prayer for Rajab.” It is worthy of practice

Is this correctly attributed to Imam Nawawi (rahimahullah)?

 

Answer

‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah) has indeed mentioned Salatur Raghaib in his Al Majmu’. However, he has emphatically dismissed the authenticity of the narration. He states that Salatur Raghaib is an innovation and has further alluded to and praised a book that was authored by Abu Muhammad ‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Ismail Al Maqdisi wherein he has explained that this Salah is baseless.

(Al Majmu’, vol. 3 pg. 549, Maktabatul Irshad edition)

 

‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah) has also vehemently dismissed the authenticity of Salatur Raghaib in his commentary of Sahih Muslim.

(Refer: Sahih Muslim with Al Minhaj, Hadith: 2679)

 

See here for further details regarding the status of this Salah.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar