Question: Completing (the recitation of) Bukhari sharif ,at the time of hardship ,is Biddah or not? Do we have any proof from the scholars of first three centuries? (Salaf as saliheen)
Answer (By Mawlana Rashid Ahmed Gangohi)
Bukahri (sharif) was not compiled during the first three centuries but its completion (reading it from beginning to end) at times of hardship is a good act , as dua is accepted after dhikr. The basis for this act is established from shariah and it is not a biddah.
Thums Up to Deobandis!
This act was started by Deoband to make money. Everyone knows general population cannot recite Bukahri. So the person who has some problem he has to go to a group of Deobandi scholars and they all will distribute the chapters among themself and will read it , till it is completed. I am unaware whether Deobandis have kept this Sunnah of Mawlana Rashid Ahmed alive or not.
Now the other side of the coin.
Question: Is it permissible to join those Mawlid gathering in which only correct narrations and incidence are read out?
Answer :(By Mawlana Rashid Ahmed Gangohi)
It is not permissible (Na jayaz) due to other reasons.
What Deobandis do is permissible, though it cannot be proved from any where. But what Sunnis do is not allowed, just because sunnis do it.