Kissing of fingers after tasbeeh/what is the concept of Raza? so every time we have to take raza?

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

my question is why do we take our hand from forehead to our lips when we say BISMILLAH-HIR-REHMA-NIR`RAHEEM ? 


The bohras while saying Bismillah ir Rehman ir Rahim or saying Imam Tayyab(AS) they take right hand on forehead till lips(choomna)is it appropriate?The other thing is about Raza(permission)?what is the concept of Raza?so every time we have to take raza?

Knowledge seeker


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Kissing of fingers after tasbeeh

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His  forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol,  no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Kissing of the fingers after tasbeeh,  or after uttering a particular name,  or after saying ‘Bismillah’ is not from the teachings and guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws).   He (saws) never kissed his fingers while taking any name or saying anything,   and if we indeed wish to follow the tradition and way of the Messenger of Allah (saws),  then we should do the same.


Never did the Prophet (saws),  nor his noble ahle-bayt,  nor his noble companions,  nor his noble and chaste wives,  etc. ever kissed their hands while saying Tasbeeh,  or ‘Bismillah’ or any particular name of a individual.    And the biggest evidence of the Prophet (saws) not kissing his fingers while taking the name ‘Tayyeb’ is that the supposed Imam Tayyeb was born  hundreds of years after the death of the Prophet (saws);  thus this practice of kissing the hand when taking the name ‘Tayyeb’ must have been invented and innovated by some people hundreds of years after the death of the Prophet (saws).    


Our duty is to  follow the guidance and teachings of Allah and His Messenger (saws),  and if something is done in the deen of Islam without authority from Allah and His Messenger (saws),  it is called a ‘bidah’ (innovation) and every bidah must be immediately rejected.


It has been reported by Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (r.a.) that the Prophet of Allah (saws) said: “If anyone introduces an innovation (in religion),  he will be responsible for it.   If anyone introduces an innovation or gives shelter to a man who introduces an innovation (in religion),  he is cursed by Allah,  by His angels,  and by all the people.”


It has been reported by Jabir ibn Abdullah (r.a.) in another authentic narration that the Prophet of Allah (saws) said in a sermon:  “The best speech is that which is embodied in the Book of Allah, the Al Quran;  and the best guidance is the guidance given by me, Mohamed (saws).   The most evil affairs are the innovations,  and every innovation is an error.”


Your Question:  what is the concept of Raza? so every time we have to take raza?
The system of ‘raza’ or permission for every possible thing as used by some sects in Islam today,  is only a means developed and invented by the self-proclaimed religious-clad priests to subjugate and enslave their followers!    There is no harm if one takes ‘raza’ or permission to enter someone’s house or office,  to marry someone’s daughter,  or to take something that does not belong to him!


But to seek the ‘raza’ or permission of the self-proclaimed priests and holy men for doing any and all good deeds,  like going on a pilgrimage to Hajj or Umrah,  naming a child,  marriage,  burial,  etc.  is absolutely ridiculous and against the guidance and teachings of Allah and His Messenger (saws)!   


The believers have the ‘raza’ or permission of Allah and His Messenger (saws) to do all good and righteous deeds which are commanded in the Quran and Sunnah,  and no man needs to take permission from another,  when Allah and His Messenger (saws) have given their ‘raza’ or permission!   


Only the ‘abde-syedna’ (slaves of the syedna) are required to take ‘raza’ for all their deeds from their self-proclaimed religious priests and Aamil sahibs;   the ‘Abd-Allah’ (slaves of Allah) do not need any ‘raza’ to do deeds in the deen of Islam which Allah and His Messenger (saws) have approved!       


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.



Your Brother in Islam,






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