Leading a Screen-Addiction Free Life!

By M.B. Ahmed

Long time before we faced the pandemic COVID-19, another pandemic had already spread in the world. This earlier pandemic has now grossly taken the control of our lives and yet we seem to be least concerned. In fact, we have accepted this pandemic with an open heart and a smile on our face.

This pandemic is the ‘Screen-Addiction’!

What is Addiction?

Many of us think that the term ‘addiction’ refers to dependence on alcohol or substances such as marijuana, cocaine, nicotine, gutka (chewing tobacco) etc.  If we do not have these addictions then we think we are living an addiction-free life.

We are mistaken.

We are forgetting there are some behavioural addictions too. These behavioural addictions are characterized by an inability to resist an urge or drive to partake in activities such as gambling, excessive and repeated food consumption, shopping etc.

However, the behavioural addiction that has taken the world by storm, of course, is the internet based Screen-Addiction or repeatedly watching the screen of the digital devices like desktop computers, laptop computers, mobile phones (especially the smartphones), etc.

The cycle of screen-addiction has really taken full control of us, making everyday life a constant struggle. We always seek out more and more opportunities to engage in the activity of viewing the screens of our digital devices. The desire to experience a ‘high’ from this behaviour becomes so strong that we continue to engage in the activity despite negative consequences.

For we Muslims the internet based screen, if misused or abused, can definitely become the commonest and the most widespread means of committing sins like watching pornographic stuff, making friends with members of the opposite sex, listening to music, watching Islamically undesirable pictures/videos, playing video games, wasting time on social media and getting involved in other futile activities.

However, if we are not involved in the above activities then we might think that our use of the screen is ‘addiction free’.

No, we are mistaken. Even if our constant use of the screen does not involve any of the above mentioned sinful activities we can definitely not consider ourselves free from screen-addiction.

The reason?

By watching the screen most of time we are wasting a lot of Very Precious Commodity and extremely important Amanah that Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala has bestowed upon us.

This commodity is Time!

If we try to keep track of the time we spend each day glued to our screen we will be in for a shock.

We should not forget that every minute of our life is like an exceedingly valuable Gem and wasting that precious minute is like throwing away that gem!

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “There are two blessings regarding which many people are in deception (they lose it): health and free time.”

Bukhari 6412

Proper utilization of time leads to success in this temporary world and eternal bliss in the hereafter. Since time is limited in our life, we must utilize it in the best possible manner so that we can attain eternal success.

‘Vaccine’ to combat screen-addiction

There is no need for us, Muslims to join the Avaaz ‘Screen-Free Sunday’.

We have a very special ‘Vaccine’ to fight this addiction. This vaccine comprises some deeds that will inshaAllah bring an end to our pandemic of screen-addiction.

Some of these deeds are:

  • Utilizing plenty of our free time in reciting the Qur’an, making Allah’s Zikr, sending Durood to His Beloved Nabi Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam and making Istighfar.
  • Strictly limiting the time that we and our family spend in watching the screens of our digital devices.
  • Spending a lot of our time with our family without connecting to the screen.

Here are a few Benefits of Unplugging from Technology

  • We will get closer to our Rabb.
  • Our relationship with our family members will improve.
  • Our stress will be reduced.
  • We will discover time.
  • Our physical as well as mental health will improve.

Turning off screens and disconnecting from the online network helps us use technology in a way that prevents technology from using us. Remember, technology is a great servant, but a bad master!

May Allah guide us to use technology in the right manner and without abuse of time…Ameen.

ATTITUDES OF KUFR

ATTITUDES OF KUFR

Question

Nowadays there are programmes, discourses (written & oral) after a person dies where the person’s qualities are overzealously praised, giving the implicit impression that it is a known fact that the person is in Jannah. I was under the impression that speaking good of the deceased meant that when the conversation came up in passing, good things should be said about the person. I did not envisage it entailing bayans, long written discourses etc. It’s as if it’s a competition to see who can eulogise using the most adjectives. Is there any substantiation in Shari’ah for these types of programmes and eulogies? (From U.K.)

Answer

Your understanding is, Alhamdulillah, 100% correct. Eulogies are not permissible. Eulogies are practices of the kuffaar. In Barzakh the Buzrug who is being eulogized by his ignorant and short-sighted followers and mureeds, is taunted by the Malaaikah who say to him: “Are you indeed so and so as is being sung of you?” This puts the Buzrug to shame. Eulogy is a form of ‘athaab’ for the deceased Buzrug.

These ignorant mureeds sing praises and compose eulogies on the basis of riya and to gratify their own nafs. There is no other benefit other than self-aggrandizement which is a nafsaani ‘benefit’ leading to Hell. If they had some valid Aql, they would not demean their intelligence with such stupidity, and more than this, they would not cause harm to their ‘hadhrat/guru’ who is put to shame in Barzakh on account of the stupid eulogies.

Question

Kindly advise if it is permissible for a wealthy person whose wealth is known to others to take out insurance that will pay his ransom in the event of him being kidnapped. This insurance is specific to kidnapping.

Many (some – The Majlis) people in his circle of business associates and friends have been kidnapped and only released when ransom was paid. The kidnappers usually ask for exorbitant, ridiculous amounts which even wealthy people cannot pay. (From South Africa)

Answer

Taking out insurance as cover for possible future kidnapping is an aggravated haraam act. Insurance is haraam. The evil is aggravated by diverting the focus away, far away from Allah Ta’ala. For the future and for the present one should make dua for aafiyat and repose trust on Allah Ta’ala.

Tawakkul is not a joke. It is not an abstract issue. It is Waajib for every Muslim to cultivate Tawakkul. The greater the kufr attitude in a person, the greater will be the degree of elimination of Tawakkul. Remember and understand well that whatever happens is by the decree of Allah Azza Wa Jal. The Qur’aan Majeed states this fact in numerous aayaat. One such Aayat states: “Not a leaf drops (from a tree), but He is aware.” It is only by the direct intervention of Allah Azza Wa Jal that even a leaf changes direction in a breeze, and falls when its appointed second of Maut is decreed.

Allah Ta’ala has His Own ways of extracting from the wealthy people their haraam wealth, and leaving them with only the amount which He has decreed for them in their Taqdeer. The need is not haraam insurance and the adoption of a kufr attitude. The imperative need is to focus more on Allah Ta’ala, to purify one’s wealth, to increase Sadqah and to make Dua for aafiyat.

Question

With great sadness and deep sorrow we are sending this letter to you. Pertaining to abolition of Jumuah. In certain areas/towns in Malaysia, finally the real true colours of Religious officers and Masjeed Administrators surfaced when they dismally announced that only those who have completed the double-dose vaccinations are permitted to perform Jumuah and jamah salaat in the Masajeed. Thus those yet to get vaccinated and against vaccinations will not be granted permission. While their stupid and unIslamic actions are flagrantly haraam, ridiculous and childish, is the Jumuah and Jamah of the debarred musallis considered discharged due to such prohibition? While we wish to know the ruling of Shafi i’mathab, the ruling of other mathaabs will be appreciated. We thus seek your advice. Your swift reply will be appreciated. (From Malaysia)

Answer

1) On the basis of the information provided by you, the Jumuah of those performing in the Musjids (now converted into a weird temples by the Munaafiqeen and Murtaddeen) is not valid.

2) Those who are unable to perform Jumuah due to the current satanism, are absolved. They should perform Zuhr.

3) According to all Math-habs, if circumstances compel inability to conform to one’s Math-hab, then it is permissible to follow another Math-hab whilst the satanism endures. Therefore, in the devilish circumstances you are confronted with, perform Jumuah according to the Hanafi Math-hab. You require four persons only. One will be the Imaam. Perform Jumuah wherever you are able to, even in your yard at home, in garages or in stores. Keep the Flame of Jumuah alive.

May Allah Ta’ala afflict these devils with His Curse and Wrath. May Allah Ta’ala eliminate them all with His Athaab. Allah Ta’ala will destroy these kuffaar, Munaafiqeen and Murtaddeen who masquerade as Muslims. They are all on the payroll of the atheists. Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:

“The plot of the evil one will hem in only the evil (plotter).”

All true Mu’mineen should make dua, imploring Allah Azza Wa Jal to send His Army to firstly cleanse, purify and eliminate the FILTH from the Haramain Shareefain. May Allah Azza Wa Jal, sweep away the MBS NAJAASAT and the Najaasat of the co-operating Saudi Murtaddeen/Munaafiqeen populace. May Allah Ta’ala once again fulfil the Dua and Command of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) which He repeatedly issued on his Deathbed: “Expel the Yahood and Nasaara from the Arabian Peninsula.”

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RIZQ AND EFFORT

RIZQ (worldly sustenance – food, clothing, shelter) is predetermined. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Rizq is sealed and the avaricious one is deprived.” Regardless of business acumen and effort, everyone will receive only the amount of Rizq Allah Ta’ala has determined for him, nothing more and nothing less. Rizq is not the product of our efforts. It is the decree of Allah Ta’ala. Whilst effort is a channel through which our predetermined Rizq reaches us, it is not the creator of the Rizq. Another channel through which Rizq is delivered to us is the weak and the poor. In this regard, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) cited the following Hadith Qudsi (i.e. a statement of Allah Ta’ala): “Search for Me among your weak ones, for verily, you are being provided Rizq or being helped via your weak ones.” Assist the weak and the poor. Allah Ta’ala will grant barkat in your Rizq.

SALAAT AND LOUDSPEAKERS?


Q. Is it permissible to use loudspeakers for Salaat?
A. Due to the ignorance of the masses and the inaad (enmity), jahaalat (ignorance), and nafsaaniyat (submission to base desire) of even the Ulama, it is best that we present the Fatawa of the Akaabireen whom even the non-entities accept as Seniors.

  • Hadhrat Mufti Mahmudul Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullah alayh) said:
    “Loud speakers should not be used in Salaat. The Imaam Sahib should put a stop to it.” (Fataawa Mahmudiyyah, Vol.2, page 128)
  • In Fataawa Raheemiyyah, Vol. 1, page 209, it is said: “Whether the voice transmitted by the loudspeaker is the original voice or an artificial representation of the original voice (such as an echo), there is difference of opinion among the experts (the technologists). (There is no longer any difference of opinion of the experts on this issue. Besides the consensus of the experts, it is just common sense that the voice which reaches a kilometre away is not the original or actual voice. The voice is ‘rebuilt’ after its ‘capture’, then transmitted. The sound which reaches the ears of the audience, is the sound of the reproduced voice of the speaker. It is never the original voice—The Majlis) If it is the reproduced voice, then the Iqtida will not be valid by following the voice……Even if it is not a reproduction (but is the original voice), then too there is no permission for the utilization of a loudspeaker in Salaat because it is in conflict with the simplicity which is the characteristic of Islamic acts of ibaadat. Hadhrat Shah Waliyullah (rahmatullah alayh) said that encumbrances and pretence in ibaadat are among the factors which alter the Deen. This was the malady in which the priests of the Yahood and Nasaara were involved. In addition, a loudspeaker interferes with the khushoo’ of Salaat. There is more corruption than benefit in using a loudspeaker for Salaat, hence the Shariah does not permit it. Furthermore, there is no need for a loudspeaker in Salaat because the validity and perfection of the Salaat are not dependent on hearing the recitation of the Imaam. An arrangement could be made for relaying the Takbeeraat-e- Intiqaal by means of appointing (human) Mukhabbireen (proclaimers). It is also improper to use a loudspeaker for the khutbah…”
  • In an elaborate Fatwa of a number of pages, Hakimul Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thaanvi (rahmatullah alayh) stated the impermissibility of using a loudspeaker for Salaat. (Imdaadul Fataawa, Vol.`1, from page 581 to 600)
  • Extract from a lengthy fatwa of Hadhrat Husain Ahmad Madani (rahmatullah alayh): “The Salaat of all those who perform their Salaat on the basis of this instrument is faasid (invalid)….It is therefore necessary to refrain from using it. All the arguments which have been presented for permissibility or preferability of the loudspeaker, from the Fiqhi angle, does not carry the weight of a grain of wheat (in other words, all such arguments are devoid of substance).” Imdaadul Fataawa, Vol.1, page 598 There is consensus of all our senior Ulama on the prohibition of using loudspeakers for Salaat and Khutbah.

THE MAJLIS VOLUME 18 NUMBER 01

The Status of the Ghayr Muqallideen in the Shari’ah

The Status of the Ghayr Muqallideen in the Shari’ah By Hadhrat Allahma Mufti Saeed Palanpuri Current Sheikh-ul-Hadith-Darul Uloom Deoband May Allah keep his shadow with us for a long time.
This article was published in the October 2001 edition of Tarjumaan Deoband….
What is the status of the Ghayr Muqallideen and the followers of Maududi in the Shari’ah? What is the proof for assigning this status to them? The discussion to follow will clarify the misconceptions of some people who believe that both these groups should be included amongst the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah. Although both these groups belong to the body of the Muslims, they are not amongst those of the Ummah described in the Ahadeeth as the group to attain salvation (the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah). This is because their differences with the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah are fundamental and pertaining to principles; not merely restricted to derivations.

LAME EXCUSES OF WIVES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTABLE

In a lengthy Hadith Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) described a scene in the Divine Court on the Day of Qiyaamah. A woman who will be ushered into the Divine Presence, will be asked about her neglect of Salaat (and also about her other violations of the Shariah). This woman will say in her defence that her obligations to her husband and children, and her household duties did no permit her the time to regularly perform Salaat. She will also present the excuse of her husband’s foul temper which had instilled fear in her. She was therefore constrained to be at his beck and call, hence she was unable to fulfil her Deeni obligations. Allah Ta’ala will then command that Hadhrat Aasiyyah (rahmatullah alayha) be ushered into His Presence. It will then be said to the woman. “Was your husband a greater oppressor and worse than her husband, Fir’oun?” The woman will reply: “O Allah! No one was a greater oppressor and more evil than Fir’oun.” It will then be said to this woman: “Despite Aasiyyah having been the wife of such a cruel and evil tyrant, she was never neglectful of her ibaadat nor forgetful for a moment of Allah’s remembrance. If the oppression of any husband could have prevented any wife from Salaat and her Deeni obligations, then most certainly, Aasiyyah would have been prevented. O woman! The excuse of your husband is baseless. You, of your own accord was neglectful of the Deen. You did not fear My punishment, hence you disobeyed My commands, and rebelled against the teachings of My Rasool. Today you shall taste of My chastisement.” Allah, Rabbul Aalameen will then command the Angels to cast her into Jahannum. May Allah Ta’ala save us from such disaster. Wives should understand that the first allegiance of every Muslim is to Allah Ta’ala, not to the husband. Furthermore, in almost all cases, the excuse of the husband is a smokescreen presented to deceive others and to perpetrate self-deception. Obedience to the husband in any act which results in disobedience to Allah Ta’ala is haraam. While the wife is required to fulfil her obligations to her husband, it is strictly prohibited for her to present the excuse of her husband’s orders and wishes to justify her commission of haraam. In fact, if her husband intransigently requires her to disobey Allah Ta’ala, she should opt for separation, leave the marital home and take refuge in the home of her parents. On the Day of Qiyaamah, the lame excuses tendered in selfdefence and in justification of sins will not avail.

AWAKE: RAMADHAAN / SEPTEMBER 1429 / 2008

Izharul-Haq (Truth Revealed)

By Rahmatullah Kairanvi [1864]

This book, internationally recognized as one of the most authoritative and objective studies of the Bible, was originally written in Arabic under the title Izharul-Haq (Truth Revealed) by the distinguished 19th century Indian scholar, Rahmatullah Kairanvi, and appeared in 1864. The book was subsequently translated into Urdu, and then from Urdu into English by Mohammad Wali Raazi. Rahmatullah Kairanvi wrote the book in response to the Christian offensive against Islam during the British rule in India, and specifically to counter the subversive attack made by the Rev. C. C. P. Fonder. Rev. Fonder had written a book in Urdu entitled Meezanul Haq, the open intention of which was to create doubts into the minds of the Muslims about the authenticity of the Qur’an and Islam.
Kairanvi’s intention in his book was first of all to show that the Bible cannot in any way be considered as a directly revealed book. He does this very effectively by means of his voluminous and authoritative knowledge of the Jewish and Christian scriptures. He demonstrates beyond doubt that the Books of the Old and New Testaments have been altered, almost beyond recognition, from their original forms. The work is even more notable in the light of subsequent Jewish and Christian scholarship and the various discoveries that have since been made in this field which all bear out the truth of Kairanvi’s thesis.

COVID Fraud – Lawyers & Medical Experts start legal proceedings against W.H.O

COVID Fraud – Lawyers & Medical Experts start legal proceedings against W.H.O and World Leaders for ‘Crimes against Humanity’

By The Daily Expose on May 7, 2021 • ( 198 Comments )

A team of over 1,000 lawyers and over 10,000 medical experts led by Dr. Reiner Fuellmich have begun legal proceedings against the CDC, WHO & the Davos Group for crimes against humanity.

Fuellmich and his team present the faulty PCR test and the order for doctors to label any comorbidity death as a Covid death as fraud. The PCR test was never designed to detect pathogens and is 100% faulty at 35 cycles. All the PCR tests overseen by the CDC are set at 37 to 45 cycles. The CDC admits that any tests over 28 cycles are not admissible for a positive reliable result. This alone invalidates over 90% of the alleged covid cases / ”infections” tracked by the use of this faulty test.

In addition to the flawed tests and fraudulent death certificates, the “experimental” vaccine itself is in violation of Article 32 of the Geneva Convention. Under Article 32 of the 1949 Geneva Convention IV, “mutilation and medical or scientific experiments not necessitated by the medical treatment of a protected person” are prohibited. According to Article 147, conducting biological experiments on protected persons is a grave breach of the Convention.

The “experimental” vaccine is in violation of all 10 of the Nuremberg Codes which carry the death penalty for those who seek to violate these International Laws.

The “vaccine” fails to meet the following five requirements to be considered a vaccine and is by definition a medical “experiment” and trial:

Provides immunity to the virus
This is a “leaky” gene therapy that does not provide immunity to Covid and claims to reduce symptoms yet double-vaccinated are now 60% of the patients requiring ER or ICU with covid infections.

Protects recipients from getting the virus
This gene-therapy does not provide immunity and double-vaccinated can still catch and spread the virus.

Reduces deaths from the virus infection
This gene-therapy does not reduce deaths from the infection. Double-Vaccinated infected with Covid have also died.

Reduces circulation of the virus

This gene-therapy still permits the spread of the virus as it offers zero immunity to the virus.

Reduces transmission of the virus

This gene-therapy still permits the transmission of the virus as it offers zero immunity to the virus.

9 Zul-Hajj 1442 – 20 July 2021

BRAAI AND BRABBLE

Jaalhaque

“THE LIFE OF THIS WORLD IS BUT PLAY AND AMUSEMENT WHILE THE ABODE OF THE
AAKHIRAH IS BEST FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TAQWA. WHAT! DO YOU HAVE NO
INTELLIGENCE?” — Qur’aan

The culture of Islam is the Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) which
covers every aspect in every sphere and department of the Muslim’s life. The greater
part of this Culture of Islam has been displaced from the homes and lives of most
Muslims.
Our ways of life are permeated by western influences. Not only our style of
practical life and appearance have been satanically revolutionised by the alien
culture in whose substratum we live, our thinking too has been colonized. We
consequently cast our leisure and pleasure in the mould we have purchased from the
alien culture of the kuffaar.
While the vice of emulating western ways and pleasures is an incremental process
gripping the Ummah, the most…

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