Inquire about your faith, until they say, “(You are) insane.”

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Inquire about your faith, until they say, “(You are) insane.”


ابحث عن دينك حتى يقال مجنون

Inquire about your faith, until they say, “(You are) insane.”


Al Tijani fabricated this hadith and attributed it to al Bukhari. This hadith is not found in any of the books with this wording. The correct version and wording is:

اكثروا ذكر الله حتى يقولوا مجنون

Increase in your remembrance of Allah until they say, “(You are) insane.” [1]


The words, search and your religion are not mentioned this hadith as the ‘rightly guided’ al Tijani claims. Rather he is of those about who Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala said, “They have taken the devils as protectors besides Allah and assume that they are guided.”[2]

As for this hadith, increase in your remembrance, it is graded as da’if and munkar[3].

Ahmed and al Hakim both reported this hadith, and al Hakim commented that its chain is Sahih, but this is not the case.

The chain contains a narrator by the name Darraj Abi al Samh. Most hadith critics regard him as da’if, and his narrations via Abu al Haytham specifically are considered munkar by Ahmed and Abu Dawood. Ibn ‘Adi in al Kamil fi al Duafa’[4] also ruled it to be among the manakir[5] narrations of Abi al Samh and al Dhahabi stated the same in his Mizan[6]. Al Albani graded it as munkar as well. [7]

Al Tijani is but a face in whose name many books are being authored. This became evident during a television interview when he was questioned about the contents of his book and he answered, “I don’t know its contents, you people know it.” It then begged the question which followed, “Do you author your own books or are they written for you?”


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[1] Ahmed v. 3 p. 368, Hakim v. 1 p. 499

[2] Surat al A’raf: 30

[3] Munkar refers to a hadith reported by a weak narrator that contradicts other narrations reported by narrators deemed reliable and trustworthy.

[4] Al Kamil fi al Duafa’ v. 3 p. 115

[5] Plural of Munkar.

[6] Mizan al Itidal v. 2 p. 25

[7] Silsilat al Ahadith al Daifah 517

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