one making the talbiyyah and the rest follow him in chorus
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Question: What is the ruling regarding the
pilgrims making Khulafaa.
as a group (in chorus), whereby one of them makes the talbiyyah
and the rest follow him?
This is not permissible for the non-existence of any evidence
from the Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) and nor from any of the Rightly Guided
(Abu Bakr, 'Umar, Uthmaan and 'Alee (radhi-yallaahu
Rather, it is an innovation.
with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and
salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa
al-Bid'u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa Asla lahu - Page 394;
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa.
- Question 4, Fatwa No. 5609