Kissing the thumbs when the mu.adhdhin says: أشهد أن محمداً رسول الله

Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah – Question No.3 of Fatwa No. 6756
al-Bid’u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa asla lahu – Page 191

Question: Is there any basis for kissing the-thumbs when the mu.adhdhin says أشهد أن محمداً رسول الله ?

Response: From what we know, [the act of] kissing the thumbs when the mu.adhdhin says أشهد أن محمداً رسول الله has not been confirmed on the authority of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). So kissing them then is an innovation, and it has been confirmed on the authority of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that he said:

«Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours (i.e. Islaam) that which is not from it, will have it rejected», [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree/2697 and Saheeh Muslim/1718].

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.