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    Question ID: 155579Country: Bangladesh

    Title: Recitation of Kalima "La Ilaha Illallah" 70,000 times for safety from grave & Hell-fire

    Question: Is it an innovation to recite Kalimah “La Ilaha Illallah" 70,000 times with hope that the deceased will be saved from the punishment of grave and Hell fire? I really wish to know that and is thinking of doing this for my mother who died on 5th July 2017. Help me in this regard and please pray for the forgiveness of my mother and all the Muslims.

    Answer ID: 155579

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 176/131/B=2/1439)


    This number is not proved from the Quran and Hadith. It is the experience of elders. Someone tells to read it seventy thousand times and someone tells to read it one lakh twenty five thousand times. The most excellent dhikr is the Holy Quran, it should be recited and then isal-e-sawab and dua for forgiveness should be made for the dead. At least recite Surah Ikhlas 11 times and do isal-o-sawab.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India