“Verily, We have revealed to you (O Muhammad!) the Kitaab with the Truth so that you may adjudicate between people with that (Shariah) which Allah has shown you. Never be a lawyer for the khaa-ineen.” (The frauds, deceits and munaafiqeen). (An-Nisaa’, Aayat 105)
“Do not argue on behalf of those who (in reality) defraud themselves. Verily, Allah does not love one who is a treacherous sinner.” (An-Nisaa’, Aayat 107)
These verses of the Qur’aan Majeed were revealed to establish justice and to prohibit being a lawyer and a supporter for frauds and deceits. A professed Muslim who in reality was a munaafiq, had accused a Yahudi of theft. The circumstantial evidence indicated that the Yahudi had committed the theft. On the basis of the circumstances Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had chided the Muslim who had indicated that the theft was committed, not by the Yahudi, but by a ‘Muslim’. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had rejected him and was on the verge of issuing his verdict against the Yahudi. These Qur’aanic verses were revealed to exonerate the Yahudi and to expose the Munaafiq who was masquerading as a Muslim.
Even if the culprit is one’s close relative, brother, father or son, it is haraam for a lawyer to defend him and to argue on his behalf if he is aware of the guilt of his relative. And there is no greater crime from the Islamic perspective than to be a lawyer for a Munaafiq who strives to undermine the Shariah and demolish Islam.
Recently, a supposedly ‘muslim’ lawyer, advocate Azhar Bham had appeared in the High Court to argue on behalf of the Fiends of Allah, the so-called ‘friends’ of the court, viz., the Cross-Worshipper Reverend Abraham Bham and Tony Karan of the Bogus uucsa. These Enemies of Allah, as by this time all Muslims are aware, had brazenly and vigorously campaigned for the Musaajid to be closed and for the daily five Salaat and Jumuah Salaat to be banned in the Musaajid.
These Enemies of Allah had entered the court to support the government in its ban on the Musaajid which they claimed were the worst spreaders of the corona disease, and that the Musaajid should remain closed in order to save lives regardless of the death of such lives having been decreed by Allah Ta’ala as the Qur’aan states: “No person will die except at the appointed time with the command of Allah.”
This wayward advocate supporting the glaring Kufr of the Fiends of Allah, made some stupid kufr comments which the tabloid ‘muslim news’ published under the caption, The spectre of Muslim self-righteousness in SA courts. The article, is replete with kufr which reveals the nifaaq of the advocate who had argued for the ban on the Musaajid and Salaat. The article does not differentiate between the advocate and the compiler, one Sanglay character. There is no clear demarcation regarding the attribution of the plethora of kufr comments – which comments are Sanglay’s and which are Bham’s? There is no clarity. Nevertheless, it is assumed that the Sanglay character had based the article almost exclusively on the kufr comments of the Bham chap.
(1) The article alleges: “…..the underlying motive of the applicants in challenging the lockdown regulations in terms of the DMA as either unreasonable or unjustifiable.”
While the ‘underlying motive of the applicants’ may dishonestly and hypocritically be criticized by the professed ‘muslim’ advocate or the writer of the article to be ‘unreasonable or unjustifiable’, true Mu’mineen know that a Call for opening the Musaajid stems from the bedrock of Imaan. Even the secular constitution and the courts permitted the application. If in the understanding of the court the application was ‘unreasonable or unjustifiable’, the court would have awarded costs against the applicants.
In so far as Islam and Muslims are concerned the motive is to be assessed in terms of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. The sole objective of the applicants was to achieve the opening of the Houses of Allah Azza Wa Jal. While the Enemies of Allah, (included among whom is also this advocate) demonstrated there motive which was to eliminate the Commands of Allah Ta’ala as applicable to the Musaajid and the Ummah, all Muslims understood the sincerity of the motive of the applicants.