Corrupt Beliefs Stemming From Fazaa’il-e-Amaal [Story 2]
Fazaa’il-e-Amaal, written by Moulana Zakariyyah, is a authoritative book used by the Tableeghee Jamaat world-over and has been translated into several languages. It is full of fabricated stories promoting shirk.
For example, it mentions a story of two brothers whose father died leaving behind an inheritance, which included three strands of hair of Allaah’s Messenger (saw).
“The brothers divided the property in half so that they had one strand of hair each. However they disputed about the third strand of hair. So the elder brother agreed to give the younger brother all the three strands of hair if the younger brother gave up his share of the property, to which the younger brother agreed.
When the younger brother died, many pious people dreamt of the Holy Prophet (saw) who told them, “If a person has any need he should ask it from Allaah sitting at the side of his grave.” “[Fazaa’il-e-Amaal, ch.5, p.128]
The futility of this story is too obvious to even refute. We have seen in our previous two posts that the Prophet (saw) forbade taking graves as places of worship, and begging Allaah of ones needs (i.e., du’aa) is worship, as he (saw) said:
“Du’aa is worship (ibaadah).” (Aboo Dawood)
So it seems quite strange that the Messenger of Allaah would tell someone to do something which he himself forbade! And likewise, the book is full of fabricated stories which not only serve no purpose but contradict the very fundamentals of this Deen.