QUR'AAN SHAREEF RECITATION PROGRAMMES --- A NEW BID'AH
Following in pursuit of the Saudi Salafi Qiraa't and Qur'aan Recitation programmes, are the 'deobandi' ulama of this era. Although they profess to be Ulama of Deoband, there is nowadays very little of genuine Deobandi'ism emanating from them. The deterioration in Ilm, Akhlaaq and Maslak has degenerated to the level of Bid'ah which is being adorned as 'sunnah' by the presentation of subtle and spurious arguments devoid of Shar'i substance.
Before neutralizing the spurious and apodalic arguments, let us see what Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had said about the Qurraa' (qaaris).
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
"Seek refuge with Allah from Jubbul Huzn (the Pit of Grief)." They (the Sahaabah) asked: 'O Rasulullah! What is Jubbul Huzn?' Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "It is a valley in Jahannam. Daily Jahannam seeks Allah's protection from it (its heat) 400 times." They asked: 'O Rasulullah! Who will enter it?' Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "It has been prepared for the Qurraa' who display their A'maal (their qiraa't). Verily, the most hated qurraa' by Allah are those who visit the umara' (rulers and the wealthy)."