Konday in the month of Rajab
April 19, 2016 Leave a comment
Sadrush Shariah, Hazrat Allama Maulana Mufti Muhammad Amjad Ali Azmi states, ‘During the month of Rajab in some places, Muslims cook a certain type of food and serve it in trays (‘Kunday’) to convey Sawab to Sayyiduna Imam Jafar Sadiq. This is permissible, but some people place a restriction that the food must be eaten in a certain place, and this restriction is improper. There is a book regarding ‘Kunday’ called Dastan-e-Ajeeb, which is read out on this occasion. There is no proof for that which is written in that book, so it should not be read; rather offer Fatiha and convey Sawab.’ (Bahar-e-Shariat, vol. 3 pp. 643)
Similarly, ‘the story of 10 ladies’, ‘the story of a wood-cutter’, and ‘the story of Janab-e-Sayyidah’ are baseless and fabricated, so avoid reading these stories. Instead, recite Surah Yasin as you will gain the Sawab of reciting the Holy Quran ten times.
Remember that it is not necessary that the food be eaten or served only in ‘Kunday’ (trays); rather, it may be eaten or served in any other utensil. Isal-e-Sawab (conveying reward) is proven from the Holy Quran and Hadis. Isal-e-Sawab may be performed by means of supplications and also by offering Fatihah on cooked food. The Niyaz of Kunday is also a form of Isal-e-Sawab, and declaring it impermissible is a false accusation against the Shariah (sacred law).