THE DEATH OF THE QUEEN
MUSLIMS’ ATTITUDE AND RESPONSE
The death of the Queen in Britain has given rise to a number of questions. These questions are as follows:
(1) Is it permissible to attend a memorial service held in honour of the Queen?
(2) Was it permissible for Muslims to attend the grand funeral service that was held for the Queen?
(3) Is it permissible for Muslims to follow the Royal funeral procession on TV or Radio or via their mobile phones?
A COMMENT ON THE QUESTIONS
We will proceed to answer the above questions in the above sequence. However, before doing so, there is lament that needs to be shared. These questions are an indication of how far Muslims have drifted from the true and orthodox teachings of Islam. Muslims have become so heavily influenced by modernism, that even basic Islamic beliefs are discarded for the sake of appeasing the kuffaar. Our mentality has become aligned to the thinking of the kuffaar, to the extent that we feel the need to conform to the standards and norms of the kuffar society, at the expense of Allah’s Law. Why should such questions even arise, if we really understood correct Islamic Belief? When will Muslims realize that we are different in culture and etiquette to other societies? We are different because our culture is rooted in the Sunnah of Our Nabi Muhammed (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). We are not always permitted by Shariah to abide by the normativity of the kuffar. …