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Requesting someone to convey salaams to Rasulullaah ﷺ

Fatwaa ID: 1610

Question:
Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu Mufti saab,

Is it bidah to request a Hajji on behalf of myself to send salawat upon RasulAllah(pbuh) and in addition sending salam Hazrat Umar and Hazrat Abu Bakr(RA)?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, requesting someone to convey your salaams to a third person is established and permissible. Thus, requesting someone to convey your salaams to Rasulullaah ﷺ and Shaykhayn (R) is also permissible and commendable. To regard it to be a bid’ah is an aberrant position held by some simpletons.

There is no doubt that you can send salaams from the comforts of your homes and it will reach Nabi ﷺ. However, as is the norm, when you convey it through someone as well, it shows endearment and a sense of longing. May Allaah Ta’aala allow us all to visit Nabi ﷺ time after time.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

01/23/1445 AH – 08/10/2023 CE | AMG1-3321

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص 285)
ﻭﺗﺒﻠﻐﻪ ﺳﻼﻡ ﻣﻦ ﺃﻭﺻﺎﻙ ﺑﻪ ﻓﺘﻘﻮﻝ: اﻟﺴﻼﻡ ﻋﻠﻴﻚ ﻳﺎ ﺭﺳﻮﻝ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﻦ ﻓﻼﻥ ﺑﻦ ﻓﻼﻥ ﻳﺘﺸﻔﻊ ﺑﻚ ﺇﻟﻰ ﺭﺑﻚ ﻓﺎﺷﻔﻊ ﻟﻪ ﻭﻟﻠﻤﺴﻠﻤﻴﻦ

اتحاف السادة المتقين بشرح اسرار احياء علوم الدين (4/419)
(وإن كان قد أوصي بتبليغ سلام) من أحد أحبابه (فليقل) بعد الدعاء المذكور (السلام عليك) يا رسول الله (من فلان) بن فلان (أو فلانه) بنت فلانه فقد جري بذلك العمل في السلف والخلف، وكانت الملوك تبرد لتبليغ السلام بريدا لينوب عنه في إبلاغ السلام، روي ذلك عن عمر بن عبد العزيز كان يبرد البريد من الشام يقول سلم لي على رسول الله صلي الله عليه وسلم. أخرجه ابن الجوزي في مثير العزم

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