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A lot of people kiss their nails when hearing the name of our beloved prohpet (pbuh). I asked my friend and he said the no-one ever kissed the nail when the hearing the name in those days, and its bid`a. is this true? can you give me some examples of hadeeths please.

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Assalamoalaikum ALLAHUMMA HIDAYATUL HAQQI WAS SAWAAB The dala`iil prove that kissing the thumbs upon hearing the blessed name of the Messenger of Allah is a very blessed act, that was initially introduced by the Great Companion of the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, the person who is the Best of Creation after the Beloved Prophet, the Companion who spent his days, his nights, his wealth, his love, his time in the service of the Holy Prophet to the extent that even after he passed away he did not depart from the Messenger of Allah, that is Sayyiduna wa Maulana Abu Bakr al-Siddiq radiAllahu anho wa ardah. For centuries the pious people have kissed their thumbs in respect on hearing the blessed name of the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, especially in the adhan when the Mu`addhin states: Ashadu Anna Muhammadan Rasoolullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) Indeed we are obliged to respect the Holy Prophet as stated in many verses of the Holy Qur`an and Sunnah We give the following evidence, wa ma tawfiqi illa billah alayhi tawakkaltu wa ilayhi unib: Dailami has narrated in Musnad al-Firdaus: Asdaqus sadiqin, Imamul Mutqinin, Khalifatul Muslimin Ameerul Mu`minin Sayyiduna Hadrat Abubakr al-Siddiq when he heard the muazzin say: I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, he used to say I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger, I have accepted Allah as my Lord, and Islam as my religion and Muhammad (Allah`s peace and salutations upon him) as a prophet then he used to kiss the back part of both the index fingers and used to place them on both of his blessed eyes. Upon seeing this, the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam stated: Man fa`ala mithla ma fa`ala khalili faqad hallat alayhi shafa`ati (Whosoever acts upon what my dearest friend (Abubakr) did, then my intercession has become Halal (necessary) upon him) Imam Mulla Ali al-Qari states in his famous al-mawdu at al-Kabir: And when this act has been proven to be done by Sayyiduna Abu bakr al-siddiq, then this is enough for us to act upon it as the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam has stated: alaykum bi sunnati wa sunnatil Khulafair Rashidin min Ba`di (Upon you (is obliged) my Sunnah and that of the Rightly Guided Caliphs (amongst whom the elite is Sayyiduna Abubakr radiallahu anho)) Shamsuddin al-Sakhawi has narrated this hadith in in al-Maqasid al-Hasanah and then stated the reward of this act, making it Mustahab. Sayyidi Abu al Abbas Ahmed Ibn Abi Bakr Rawad al-Yemeni has narrated in his book: mujibat al-Rehmat wa azaim al-Maghfirah a narration from Sayyiduna Khizar alaihis salaam (most ulema say he is a Prophet who comes every year in Hajj to Makkah al-Mukarramah, and who Mufti Shariful Haque Faqih-e-Azam-e-Hind met during his Hajj period), that Sayyiduna Khizar stated: Whosoever upon hearing the muezzin`s words Ashadu anna Muhammadar Rasoolullah states: Marhabam Bihabibi wa Qurratu Ayni Muhammadubnu Abdillah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam and then kisses both thumbs and placing them on their eyes, then their eyes shall never hurt (no illness of the eye shall occur) Another narration in the same book… Hadrat Faqih Muhammad al-Baba`s brother narrates that once there was a strong wind and with it a small stone fell into my eye. I was tired getting it out of my eye, but couldn`t take it out and it hurt me so much so that when the Mu`azzin said ashadu anna Muhammadar Rasoolullah, I said Marhabam Bihabibi wa Qurratu Ayni Muhammadubnu Abdillah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam [placing fingers on the eyes] and immediately on doing this the stone came out and I felt peace. The author of the famous book on fiqh, Jamiâ al-Muzmarrat commentary on al-Quduri, Imam al-Sheikh Yusuf ibn Umar states in his Fatawa al-Sufiyyah and Allama Abdul Ali Barjandi states in his book Sharh al-Nuqaya that: and know that it is Mustahab (act of reward and merit) upon hearing the first ashadu anna muhamaddar Rasoolullah that one says Sallalahu ta`ala alaika Ya Rasoolallah and the second time one should say: Qurratu Ayni Bika Ya Rasoolallah then says Allahumma Matti`ni bi al-Sama`i wa al-Basri after placing the both the thumbs upon both the eyes, so [when one does this] the Holy Prophet shall be his/her leader on the Day of Judgement[same has been stated in Kanz al- Ubbad] so these are only a drop amongst the ocean of evidences that prove the permissibility on this rewarding act. Alhamdolillah, in the Grand Masjid of Imam al-Husain, just opposite the al-Azhar University in Cairo, I saw quite a few Egyptians kissing their thumbs, during the adhan for the Friday Prayer. May almighty ALLAH guide us all, and may He give us the tawfeeq to act upon the sunnats of the Holy Prophet and those Rightly Guided Caliphs. Allah Knows best Mowlana Muhammed Kalim Akhari