f:725 - Clicking fingers in Salaat
| Country : India, |
Name : submittername
|Question: Some people keep clicking their fingers and some people do this after Namaaz in Dua. I want to know the Shariah ruling about this. |
|Answer: Those acts which are related to Salaat like performing Wuzu or going to the Masjid after performing Wuzu or waiting in the Masjid for Salaat or performing Dua after Salaat or sitting on the prayer mat after Salaat, all these are related to Salaat and are in the same league as Salaat itself. As long as a person is performing all these acts, it is as if that person is offering Salaat itself. There is a Hadith in Sunan Abu Dawood:|
Translation of Hadith: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abu Thumama Hannat (May Allah be well pleased with him) that he met with Hadhrat Ka'ab bin Ajra as he was going to the Masjid. They met each other. He says that when Hadhrat Ka'ab met me, I had put the fingers of one hand into another like a web. He stopped from this and said that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: When anyone of you performs Wuzu and performs it nicely and then starts with the intention of going to a Masjid, then he should not make a web with his hands as he is in Salaat.
This Hadith shows that the acts related to Salaat are also a part of Salaat and the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) has prohibited from clicking fingers in Salaat.
Translation of Hadith: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Ali (May Allah be well pleased with him) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: You should not click your fingers when you are in Salaat. (Sunan Ibn Majah, Pg No. 68, Hadith No: 955)
Thus, while performing Dua, fingers should not be clicked. While performing Dua, one's state should be of extreme humility and submissiveness.
If outside of Salaat, fingers are clicked for relief or for some other purpose, then there is no harm in it. However, clicking them without any reason, just as play, is "Makruh Tanzeehi" (undesirable). It is the mark of a Muslim not to do a thing, which has no benefit. There is a Hadith in Jame' Tirmidhi:
Translation of Hadith: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with him) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: The best Muslim is the one who abandons useless things. (Jame' Tirmidhi, Abwab Uz Zuhud, Hadith No: 2239)
As given in Durre Mukhtaar, Vol. 1, Pg No. 475 and in Raddul Muhtaar, Vol. 1, Pg No. 475.
And Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) knows best.
Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
[Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia,
Founder/Director Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]