Writing ‘Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim’ on the first of Muharram


Is this authentic?

“Whoever, on the first of Muharram, writes down the entire ‘Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim’ on a piece of paper 113 times and keeps it with him, will be saved from all types of calamities and misfortunes



Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Saheb (rahimahullah) has mentioned this as a prescription [‘amal]. i.e. As a tried and tested practice without necessarily being sourced from Quran or Hadith.

(Jawahirul Fiqh, vol. 2 pg. 187)


There is no harm on practising upon this especially since Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Saheb (rahimahullah) has stated that this is tried and tested, as long as one does not deem it Sunnah nor binding.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar