Sunday, January 21, 2007

Re: dua not from sunnah


I found this answer on reciting a duaa which is not narrated from sunnah;

We should point out here that many of those whose needs are met when they call upon Allaah (du'aa') or recite such verses, have their needs met because of the humility and need for Allaah that they feel in their hearts, and their sincere turning to Him, not because of the du'aa' that they recited or the du'aa' that they offered beside a grave, and so on.
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said:
The reason why the needs of some of those who offered haraam du'aa's are  met is that one of them may be in desperate need, such that even if a mushrik were in that state, praying beside an idol, he would receive a response, because of his sincere turning to Allaah,
Iqtida' al-Siraat al-Mustaqeem (2/698, 700)

Is this correct?

It is self contradictory to say that a mushrik turns sincerely to Allah. Only a mad person would say such a thing.