Is this a genuine narrative of an Islamic teaching?
I’m attaching herewith a picture of a post on facebook. I come across similar posts regularly and it greatly worries me. According to the words in the picture, it has been attributed to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) that if you recite Bismillah while performing wazoo (ablution), your forty thousand years of sins would be pardoned. I just? cannot comprehend this. It is also very difficult for me to ignore it, that is why I am writing to your esteemed paper, so that some knowledgeable person having genuine understanding of our dear religion can explain this. If the inscription in the picture is not genuine, then why do Ulema Kiram keep quite about it. Instead whenever I read such posts on facebook, the comments column is filled with comments like, Subhan Allah, Masha Allah, Allah Akbar, etc. Allowing such narratives go unchecked is harming our religion more than anything else. .. Faridul Haq, Chitral 01 Apr 2018