OMITTING THE DUROOD FROM SALAAT
Q. Regarding the Taraaweeh Salaat, in Durban the Huffaaz are instructed to omit the second Durood and the Dua after Tashahhud. Is this proper?
A. It is not permissible to omit the the Durood or the second part of the Durood and Dua after Tashahhud in Taraaweeh or in any other Salaat. It is close to kufr to omit a tenet of the Deen simply because it is not Fardh. Omission on the basis of something being ‘only’ Sunnah is called Istikhfaaf which is kufr.
Those who are guilty of this major sin of having introduced this new shaitaani bid’ah of omitting what Allah Ta’ala has commanded are juhala at the minimum, and close to kufr at the worst. All their arguments for this new bid’ah are spurious and satanic.
With each passing day, new shaitaani acts of bid’ah are being introduced at the behest of shaitaan. If this trend is not opposed, soon there will be a new ‘shariah’ of the nafs. But, Insha-Allah, there will always be those to demolish the villainy of the people of Bid’ah.
It comes in the Hadith that the worst thief is he who steals in his Salaat. Those who wilfully discard the Durood and the Dua from the Taraaweeh Salaat are such thieves. They should shame themselves for professing to be lovers of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), yet they so impudently discard a Durood which takes less than a half a minute to recite. But after Taraaweeh they waste considerable time chatting and smoking, and in gluttony. But to devote a minute for reciting the Durood and the Dua commanded by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has become a huge burden for these miscreant molvis and huffaaz. Understand well that whilst reciting the Durood and the Dua after Tashahhud in any Salaat is technically ‘Sunnat’, its recitation practically is Waajib. It is not permissible to neglect and abandon a hukm of the Shariah which is technically designated ‘Sunnat’ or ‘Mustahab’.