Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Is it bid’ah to read the Holy Qur’an and sing Qaseedas in an assembly?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّ حِيْمِ

To gather together and read the Holy Qur'an is not a Bid'ah as the Prophet (pboh) is reported to have told his companions that when the Muslims gather together and read the Holy Qur'an, the angels spread their wings over the heads of those who are reading.

To sing Qaseedas is not a bid'ah as it was done in the time of the Prophet (pboh) and was appreciated by him; e.g. Ka'ab composed verses about him and he (the Prophet[saw]) was pleased to hear them. Also when he went to Madinah the young girls gathered and sang a beautiful qaseeda which is sung even today; Tala al badruun alainaa.

Perhaps what some people are objecting to is how the Muslims of Trinidad & Tobago gather in functions to read the Holy Qur'an and sing Qaseedas. However this does not authorise anyone to say that the reading of the Holy Qur'an and singing of qaseedas together in assemblies is bid'ah.

and Allah (swt) knows best

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