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Question # : 36859


Zakir Naik in one of his speech says "No where in Quran and Hadith it is mentioned to go for 3 or 40 days or 4 months". Please clarify my doubt.

Answer : 36859

Published on: Feb 13, 2012

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 245/190/B=1433)

The system of going in jamah for 3 days, 40 days or four months was developed with the experience of tablighi elders but it is based on the holy Quran and hadith. Some characteristics of forty days have been mentioned in the holy Quran and hadith, such as Almighty Allah bestowed prophethood to all the Prophets after they had grazed goats for forty days. Hadhrat Musa (عليه السلام) kept fast for forty days on the mountain of Tur (Sinai) and then Allah bestowed him Taurah. Likewise the semen stays for four months in the womb of mother then soul is put inside it. In the same way, after spending four months in Jamah a person develops the thinking of strengthening his faith and love with his religion, i.e. his spirit of religion and faith is enlivened. Thus it is extracted from the holy Quran and hadith and it is not in contrast to it. Zakir Naik is a scholar of English and wears coat and pant. He has no right to say these things. Is wearing the dress of Jews and Christian is established from the holy Quran?

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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