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THE QUACKERY AND GUILE OF THOSE USING MUBARAK AHAADITH TO SUBSTANTIATE THE RUBBISH OF ‘SOCIAL DISTANCING’ AND CONTAINMENT IN THE HOMES

THE MUBARAK AHAADITH CANNOT BE USED TO ‘JUSTIFY’ OPPRESSION (1)

Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Islam began in a forlorn state and will
soon return to a forlorn state. Glad tidings to the forlorn.”
We are witnessing such times where the depravity of this Ummah is being made
manifest for all to see. The era prophesied by Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)
where Muslims will be huge in numbers but they will be (useless and
insignificant) as the trash and muck of floodwaters, is certainly before us. Love
for the world and fear of death is the common trait amongst Muslims and nonMuslims alike. Compounding this pitiful state, the current terror that a simple
virus has unleashed upon the masses, has seen the Ummah being further
filtered into those with Imaan and those with merely a façade of it. Right before
our eyes, Islam is being returned to its initial forlorn state! May Allah Ta`ala
include us amongst those fortunate forlorn ones.
Social media has been ablaze with messages and texts (one such corrupt
message originates from the Jamiat so-called ‘ulama’ South Africa) which
purportedly ‘justify’ (from the Mubarak Ahaadith) people skulking in their
homes. The disbelieving governments may believe they are doing good, but as
Muslims we recognise the injustice in preventing Muslims from openly
practicing on their Deen. Islam teaches that we should abide to the laws of a
country. However, the act of ‘justifying’ un-Islamic practices and ‘justifying’ the
Musaajid being left desolate, is pure satanism! Being forced not to go to the
Musjid by non-Muslims is one thing, but for ‘Muslims’ to justify this heinous
decree is totally something else. Those who justify such acts, using Qur`aan and
Sunnah, have proven that they have no Imaan left. The Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu
alaihi wasallam) clearly states that the weakest form of Imaan is to recognise an
injustice to the Deen and to detest it in the heart. Hence, those who feel nothing
about the Musaajid being shut down, are devoid of Imaan. As for those who
condone this oppression and even go one step further of ‘justifying’ it using our
Qur`aan and Ahaadith, have stooped to a level that even puts shaitaan to shame.

                                                       THE MINI-DAJJAALS

“SITTING IN YOUR HOME DURING AN EPIDEMIC – YOU GET THE REWARD OF A
MARTYR
Prophetic guidance during epidemic Disease: Social Distancing, Quarantine,
Containment.”

An article with this title is currently doing its rounds on social media. This article
is not only misleading, it is extremely deceptive.
The Hadith reproduced in this article is as follows:
ً ليس من رجل يقع الطاعون فيمكث يف بيته ، يعلم أنه ال يصيبه إال ماكتب هللا له، إالكان له مثل أجر شهيد
ً حمتسبا
صابرا
FIRSTLY: The Hadith is incorrectly and deviously translated. The translation they
deceptively put is: “….if a person in the time of an epidemic plague stays in their
home, patiently hoping for God’s reward and believing that nothing will afflict
them except what God has written for them, they will get the reward of a
martyr.”
The actual translation should be: “There is no man afflicted with the plague,
who remains in his home patiently, hoping for reward from Allah, knowing
that nothing will afflict him except what Allah has destined for him, except that
he will receive the reward similar to a martyr.”
SECONDLY: The reference given at the bottom of this Hadith cites Musnad
Ahmed AND Saheeh Bukhaari, trying to give the impression that the same Hadith
appears in both these Kitaabs, whereas the wording of this same Hadith in
Saheeh Bukhaari does not have the words رجل من or بيته يف rather it has the words,
.يف بدله and من احد
So, if they wish to restrict the import of the words “in his house” to be literal –
that one should remain indoors only, as is being done at these lockdowns – then
they should also extend that literality to the word “man” (which appears in this
narration in Musnad Ahmed), and infer that women are not included here. This,
we all know, is not the case. The word “man” is used in the Hadith to refer to
both men and women, and the word, “home” infers
locality/hometown/country, and not literally one’s “house”.
Other Kitaabs have the words عبد من meaning “slave”. The words vary but the
import is exactly the same.
The Hadith can never be taken to refer to the “house” only because it is neither
possible nor practical for every person to remain indoors as long as a plague is
present. Society and life would terminate if this were the case.
Also, when there are such cases in Ahaadith where there appears to be a
contradiction, then we interpret it by finding a rational explanation. The
Ahaadith are NEVER contradictory. The Mufassireen and Fuqaha have clarified
any ambiguity that we may perceive. Since the Hadith in Bukhaari mentions “his
locality” this is the obvious meaning that is also extended to the Hadith in
Musnad Ahmed. The word, “home” in Arabic, and also in English (and possibly
most, if not all, languages) is a general term that refers to one’s locality. The
word “home” could refer to one’s hometown, locality, province and even
country. To deceptively translate and infer that Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)
meant remaining indoors is treasonous because it implies the abandoning of
Jamaat Salaat and other beneficial Deeni congregations.
THIRDLY: The Hadith uses the word يقع which refers to a person already afflicted
with the plague. In that case, the person who is already afflicted, can be advised
to remain indoors for various reasons, mostly relating to his recovery. However,
even if a person is afflicted, the Shariah still does NOT advocate the dajjaali
concept of ‘social distancing’. Islam does not teach us to avoid afflicted people,
unless it adversely affects one’s tawakkul. The Hadith teaches us that there is
NO contagion, except with the permission of Allah Rabbul Izzat.
FOURTHLY: The bogus article gives a small excerpt from Fat-hul Baari (which is
a commentary of Saheeh Bukhaari), thereby perpetuating its deception. The
only sentence they deemed appropriate to add from Fat-hul Baari is: “the
wording (of the hadith) indicates that whoever fulfils the descriptions mentioned
has the reward of a martyr (shahid), even if they didn’t die.” They give the false
impression that whoever sits and skulks in their home during a plague, whether
afflicted or not, will also be rewarded by Allah Ta`ala. They fail to expand on this
discussion.
Let us study what exactly appears in Fat-hul Baari, with regard to these specific
Ahaadith:
“Nabi’s (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)statement, ‘There is no slave’, that is Muslim,
‘who is afflicted with plague’, that is, in the place where he is, ‘and he remains in
his hometown,’ in the narration of Ahmed (the words are), ‘in his home,’ and this
(whether the word is ‘locality’ or ‘home’) refers to whichever place he is in but he
remains therein, and he does not go away from there, that is, he does not leave
the place wherein the plague occurred. [Note here is also explained that the
words ‘بيته and بلده ‘both mean the place where the plague occurs, hence it does
NOT mean a literal home or house].
The word ‘patiently’, means that he is not irritated, troubled or vexed and neither
is he anxious, apprehensive nor restless, rather he is at ease and accepts the
Decree of Allah Ta`ala and pleased with his fate. This is the condition for
acquiring the reward of a martyr for that person who dies of the plague. That he
remains in the place where the plague occurs and he does not flee from there as
the prohibition clearly appeared earlier (in another Hadith).”
[Let us look at this in our present context – the government has ordered a
lockdown. People are anxious. Many are frustrated because their daily
movements have been curtailed. All businesspeople, besides those in the
“essential services” industry, are suffering huge losses during this time. Nobody
is really sitting at home happily or content. Also, the majority are terrified of
moving outside and mixing with others for fear of contracting this virus. How far
– very, very far – is this condition (prevalent today) to that described in the Hadith
of being patient and hoping for Divine Pleasure. Based on the comments of the
Muhadditheen, we can safely declare that this virus is not a mercy to our
Muslims but also a calamity and punishment just like it is for the disbelievers.
Far from displaying patience, Muslims are anxious, apprehensive, restless,
irritated, troubled and vexed. And this is the condition of those not even afflicted
by the virus!!!
The Muhadditheen have explained that the prevalence of plagues is a
punishment for both – the disbelievers and transgressing Muslims. After all,
does Allah Ta`ala not warn us in His Kalaam, “Do those who commit sins think
that We will treat them like those who have Imaan and who do good deeds,
making their lives and deaths equal? (They are wrong!) Evil indeed is the
decision they take.” The fact that we have been barred from our own Musaajid
can never be deemed a favourable circumstance. How sad that even ‘muslims’
feel Musaajid should be closed. As long as there is life, the time for reformation
exists. May Allah Ta`ala have mercy on us all.]
“The statement, “Knowing that most certainly nothing will overcome him except
what Allah Ta`ala has decreed for him,” is the other condition. This is a
conditional sentence which relates to his remaining (in his hometown/country).
However, if he remains whilst he is anxious, apprehensive, restless and regretful
of not having went out (of his locality), thinking that had he went away then he
would not have been afflicted in the first place and also that he was afflicted
because he stayed behind. This (attitude and state of mind) will deprive him of
the reward of a martyr, even if he dies of plague.” [Fat-hul Baari, vol. 10, page
193]
This excerpt from Fat-hul Baari, proves that the little excerpt which appeared in
the deceptive article, is not only misleading but gives a totally incorrect
interpretation of the Hadith.
The above commentary also proves, inter alia, that this Hadith refers more
specifically to the person who is afflicted with the plague and not necessarily to
those who are healthy and fit. The reward of martyrdom is applicable only to
those who are afflicted with the plague and either die or survive. Those who are
not afflicted by the plague/virus, need to continue their lives normally, whilst
also remaining in their hometown/country. There is another Hadith that states
everyone who resides in a place which is overcome with a plague should remain
therein.
Salaat in congregation is not and never was excused for those who are not
afflicted by the disease/virus. ‘Social distancing’ is not and never was an Islamic
teaching. ‘Muslims’ who wish to practice this should never ever believe that
Islam or the Hadith teaches this. ‘Muslim’ men who wish to perform their Salaat
at home, should never ever think this to be permitted by the Shariah due to the
existence of a plague or virus.
This advice of ours should not be misinterpreted as an advocation of civil
disobedience. We merely wish to highlight the point that Muslims should never
trivialise the Deen and they should never misinterpret the Ahaadith of Nabi
(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) to give sanction to any disobedience to Divine
Injunctions. True Muslims should never believe that the Ahaadith of Nabi
(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) ever condoned such a state upon Muslim men where
they are not allowed to attend the Musaajid for the Fardh Salaat. The Ahaadith
never condoned the concept of ‘social distancing’ merely out of fear of
contracting a virus. The Ahaadith never encouraged Muslim men to remain
skulking in their homes, thereby abandoning congregational Salaat. If the
government imposes this on its citizens, that is one thing. The Shariah should
not be misinterpreted to give an impression of approval. If Muslims are forced
to remain indoors and threatened with legal repercussions for ignoring this law,
they should exercise caution and not challenge the authorities, however at the
same time, they should not and cannot condone this injustice from an Islamic
perspective.
May Allah Ta`ala have mercy on this Ummah!
5th Shabaan 1441 [30th March 2020]

“Clear propagation is our ONLY responsibility”

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CONTAMINATED FOOD

  1. CONTAMINATED FOOD
  2. HARAAM: Haraam foods are such foods in which the prohibition is clear. There is no doubt in its prohibitions, e.g. haraam meat and food in which haraam ingredients are used.
  3. SPIRITUALLY HARAAM: Halaal food, whether meat or any other kind acquired with unlawful money or by unlawful means. While such food remains halaal, its consumption is haraam for the one who has acquired it by foul or haraam means.
  • MUSTABAH: Such food, the permissibility of which is in doubt. Some factors indicate permissibility while other factors indicate prohibition. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) commanded abstention from such doubtful foods.
  1. PHYSICALLY IMPURE: Generally, the foods prepared in public places such as cafes, restaurants and hotels fall in this classification. Although halaal, such food is not tayyib (wholesome). Some physical dirt and unclean hands, etc. go into its production, hence its contamination.
  2. SPIRITUALLY IMPURE: Such food which is halaal and ordinarily tayyib, but for people of high taqwa (i.e. for the Auliya) even such halaal tayib food constitutes contamination, and impedes their spiritual progress, e.g. halaal tayyib food served by a faasiq or zaalim, halaal tayyib food served with a contaminated worldly motive.

 

The greater the degree of one’s abstention from contaminated food, the more will on incline towards piety and ibaadat and the converse is also true. Abstention from the first two categories (mentioned above) is Fardh. Eationg such food is a major sin for which Jahannuum is the punishment. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said about those who consume the contaminated food mentioned in these two categories:

“The Fire of Jahannum is more befitting for a human body nourished by haraam.”

The Auliya say that the high stages of piety a man attains are dependent on his halaal and tayyib consumption of food. A man can spend an entire lifetime in abundance of thikr, nafl ibaadat and fasting etc, but as long as the food he consumes is not physically and spiritually pure, he will be deprived of the high stages of taqwa and Divine proximity.

LEMON PEEL

LEMON PEEL

Read about the Lemon Peel & it pains me to hear about these facts & proves that the drug companies would rather profit on our Pains & Suffering than educate us on Alternative Medicines & Natural Remedies. Feel sorry for those Dead & Gone that couldn’t afford or get hold of the Chemo or whatever medicines they prescribe and didn’t know about these facts.

AMAZING FROZEN LEMONS

Place the washed lemon in the freezer.

Once frozen, get your grater, & shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on your foods!

On vegetables, salad, ice cream, soup, cereals, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, fish dishes, … the list is endless.

All the foods will get an unexpected wonderful taste!

Most likely, you only think of lemon juice as vitamin C?? Not anymore!

What’s the major advantage of using the whole lemon other than preventing waste & adding new taste to your dishes?

Lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself & that’s what you’ve been wasting!

Lemon peels are health rejuvenators in eradicating toxic elements in the body.

The surprising benefits of lemon is the miraculous ability to kill cancer cells!

It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy!!

Why do we not know about that?

Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits.

You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease.

Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy.

How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the multimillionaires large corporations?

This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types.

It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure & an antidepressant, combats stress & nervous disorders.

The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970,the extracts revealed that it destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung & pancreas…

The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better effect than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells.

And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.

So, give those lemons a good wash, freeze them and grate them. Your whole body will love you for it!!

24 Shawwaal 1443 – 26 May 2022

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk: The Man Who Tried to Destroy Islam: by mufti abdullah moolla

The world has seen a string of dictators and oppressors who have tried in many ways to bring humanity under their sway. They also tried to subdue humanity into worshipping them. Examples of such lunatics are Fir’awn and Nimrūd.

In the not-so-distant past, the Muslims of the Ottoman Empire were subjected to the horrible anti-Islamic policies of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. To this day, pictures of this evil man who tried to destroy Islām are found all over the streets and squares of Turkey. Government buildings, Universities and schools all have busts of him. Muslims and non-Muslims are commanded to venerate and honour him, like some sort of superhuman.

Outwardly, he is portrayed as a great leader, a man who stood up and fought for independence and so on. However, that is not the focus of our discussion. The reality is that he stands as the face of secularism and modernism in Turkey and beyond. Using the garb of nationalism and independence, he made countless attacks upon Islām and the Muslims of the Ottoman Empire, killing people, burning Islamic books, and destroying Masājid in the process.

In this article, we shall concentrate on the attempts he made to destroy Islām and the horrible and ghastly end he faced. By taking a closer look at his dark deeds, we realise and understand that he was an enemy of Islām, an enemy of Allāh Ta’ālā, and an enemy of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

The reason for this topic is quite clear: Islamophobia, with its roots and foundation having been laid by such people, is at its peak in many parts of the world.

The horrible end of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk should stand as an exemplary lesson for leaders and rulers who desire to attack and wipe out Islām. Secondly, those Muslims who have swallowed and embraced Kemalism and have allowed it to take root in their hearts and minds must open their eyes and see the disastrous consequences that have resulted from secularism and its corollaries.

Thirdly, there are leaders and rulers in various parts of the world that are involved in attacking Islām and the Muslims. It seems that history is repeating itself and man hasn’t learnt from the stories of Fir’awn, Nimrūd, and his cronies. Fourthly, it’s about time that Muslims who subscribe to secularism and modernism see it for exactly what it is, a pile of filth.

RELATED: How Modernity Warps the Human Mind and the Fitra

Why the Ignorance?

One of the main reasons for the widespread ignorance surrounding the reality of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is that it is illegal to speak ill of him or to criticise him. Turkish law 5816 protects the memory and image of Ataturk from being offended by any Turkish citizen. This makes it difficult for Turkish people to understand what the ‘Father’ really did. Likewise, millions of people have been kept in the dark about his reality and will find it shocking to discover his evil nature. We make du’ā’ for this law, and all other oppressive laws against Muslims, to be removed.

Background

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk came from the Donmeh, a group of crypto-Jews who had publicly converted to Islām but retained their beliefs and practices in secret. He hailed from Thessaloniki and was born in 1881.

He rose quickly through the military ranks and offered his support for the Sultan. A large number of people lent their support to him, thinking that he was fighting to protect their religious identity. He preached the idea of unity between Muslim minorities within the Ottoman Empire.

The private life of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is a mystery. He did marry, but was soon divorced. A court order banned the publication of his former wife’s diaries and letters, which might have revealed important information about him. These letters are kept by the Turkish History Foundation. Other sources state that he was a homosexual and was also a prominent supporter of homosexuality.

RELATED: Study Shows Disgust Reactions to Homosexuality

‘Reforms’ of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

(Sources and references can be found below.)

  1. He was the person who abolished the Caliphate in 1924. This system was in motion since the time of Sayyidunā Abū Bakr As-Siddīq raḍiyallāhu ‘anhu. After abolishing the Caliphate, he forced the Caliph and his family into exile.
  2. The official religion of the Ottoman Empire was Islām. Ataturk removed Islām as the official religion and replaced the laws with Western ones, based on the Italian and Swiss systems.
  3. Ataturk banned the position and influence of the Shaykh-ul-Islām.
  4. He removed the Islāmic inheritance distribution system.
  5. He forbade Nikāḥ done according to Islāmic principles and the ‘Iddah period for women before being able to remarry.
  6. He criminalized wearing the ḥijāb.
  7. Before Ataturk, oaths in government offices were sworn in the name of Allāh. He changed this, and made government officials swear oaths in the name of Turkey and himself.
  8. The regime of Ataturk forbade circumcision for boys. This ban was lifted.
  9. Ataturk prohibited the use of Arabic during Jumu’ah and ‘Īd.
  10. The Shahādah was removed from military flags.
  11. He stopped the Imāms from advising and encouraging soldiers.
  12. Lecture halls were shut down so that people would not learn about Islām.
  13. During the Ottoman Empire, the Masājid were decorated with Islāmic calligraphy of the names of Allāh Ta’ālā, Rasūlullāh ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and the ṣaḥābah raḍiyallāhu ‘anhum. All of this was removed except from within the Hagia Sophia. This is because the plates were too huge to be taken out via the main entrance.
  14. Historical places that had engravings or carvings of the Noble Qur’ān were destroyed.
  15. Ataturk removed the Ottoman Turkish alphabet, which resembles the Arabic alphabet, and put the Latin alphabet in its place.
  16. Lessons of the Noble Qur’ān were banned. No-one was allowed to recite the Noble Qur’ān in Arabic. ‘Ulamā fled to the mountains, farms, and other deserted areas to teach the Noble Qur’ān.
  17. Ataturk changed the Adhān to Turkish. For 18 years, the Adhān was called out in Turkish. Instead of the word ‘Allāh,’ the word ‘Tanri’ was used.
  18. It was forbidden to sell or distribute books on Islām.
  19. He turned the Hagia Sophia Masjid into a Museum, earning the curses of Sultān Muḥammad Al-Fātiḥ raḥimahullāh. Ṣalāh in it was prohibited until recently, when it was re-opened as a Masjid, Alḥamdulillāh.
  20. Ataturk turned the Masājid into stables and sties. Some Masājid were turned into pubs, casinos, and hotels for the military.
  21. Ataturk banned the fez/topi and made it compulsory for people to wear western clothes, hats, and suits.
  22. ‘Ulamā’ were killed because they refused to wear western clothes.
  23. Some ‘Ulamā’ stood up against Ataturk and they were supported by ‘Ulamā’ from other countries too. Many were captured and hung.
  24. The regime of Ataturk spoke ill of the ‘Ulamā’ in the newspapers, drew cartoons of them, and portrayed them as villains and traitors.
  25. Ḥajj and ‘Umrah were also forbidden, but this was repealed.
  26. Ataturk allowed Muslim women to marry non-Muslims.
  27. He legalized slander and criticism of Islām in schools.
  28. Kemalists portrayed Ataturk as better than Rasūlullāh ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam.
  29. The newspapers were allowed to curse Rasūlullāh ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and ridicule Islām.
  30. People were encouraged to idolize Ataturk to the degree where they almost worshipped him.
  31. Ataturk claimed that the Noble Qur’ān was fabricated by Rasūlullāh ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and it was not divinely revealed.
  32. Every person was forced to embrace and follow Kemalism. The six principles of Kemalism are: Republicanism, Populism, Secularism, Nationalism, Statism, and Revolutionism.
  33. The regime of Ataturk opened liquor factories and legalized the sale of pork.
  34. The weekly holiday was changed from Friday to Sunday. ‘Īd was removed as an official holiday and it was replaced with Christian holidays.
  35. The Hijri calendar was replaced with the Gregorian calendar.
  36. Women were encouraged to dress in short skirts and skimpy dresses. Men were told to wear tight-fitting western clothes.
  37. Nude swimming was allowed and Ataturk himself would swim in the nude.
  38. Ataturk enforced tight controls on all religious learning within the country.

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Ataturk died in November 1938, after suffering a horrible disease that doctors could not treat. Some reports reveal that tiny ants were eating his flesh and after his death, his body emitted a horrible stench. After his death, the ground refused to accept his body for burial, despite many attempts made to do so. In the end, he was placed in a marble box to contain the stench and it was kept on a platform above ground level.

May Allāh Ta’ālā grant us the guidance to be able to see the light of Islām, to embrace and to practice it. May Allāh Ta’ālā save us all from following the ideologies of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. May Allāh Ta’ālā guide all the leaders and rulers of the world who apply these kinds of ideologies and systems so rigidly and doggedly to cease their oppression. Āmīn.

Follow Mufti Abdullah on Twitter: @MuftiAMoolla

Notes

  1. The Turks: From the Unenlightened to the Enlightened, Mufti Abu Lubabah Shah Mansoor, Dar-ul-Ulūm Zakariyya, South Africa

2. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Kemal-Ataturk/The-Turkish-republic

3. https://www.britannica.com/event/Greco-Turkish-wars

4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q49ONoL0C1s

5. https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/42004235

6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mUPT2NpMj8

7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh2rECtQDRg

Tomb of Ataturk: Wikimedia Commons

BROTHEL SCHOOLS

BROTHEL SCHOOLS – ZINA IN THE MAKING

“DO NOT COME NEAR TO ZINA!” (Qur’aan)

The following letter from a Sister speaks volumes for the KUFR of parents – for the zina-training parents mete out to their children cast into the cauldron of filth and zina by their own parents. The letter is reproduced verbatim.

Assalaamualaikumwa rahmatullahi wabarakathuhu

21 Shawwal 1443 ( 23 May 2022

Below is a message I received from one of my students.

“Apa, today   Aamina came home and told me that another boy in her class said to her when they big they must go for coffee and he will get a fast car for her and they must find a place to live together.  He also said to her that he wants a baby with her and this is soo shocking, they are grade R kids.

I was against sending her to school from the beginning because of fear of what goes on.  (Yet you sent her to the brothel! You paved the pathway of Jahannam for her—The Majlis)

I just wanted to share this with apa.”

Few weeks back I received the following messages from elsewhere. It’s forwarded as received.

“[4/27, 10:05 PM] .: PLEASE LADIES TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY.

THERE IS MUCH ASSAULT FROM SHAYTAAN AND HIS HELPERS FROM ALL SIDES AND COMING RELENTLESSLY.

*PLEASE PLEASE PRIORITIZE YOUR KIDS!!!*

[4/27, 10:05 PM]

I would like to share with you an experience I had today.

While teaching my grade 7 class about Bulooghat and the different ways in which a girl can reach maturity we happened upon  wet dream. And ofcourse this set off a flurry of questions from the girls.  (You were utterly shameless. Your Imaan must  be in an advanced degree of  putrefaction  to enable you to  be so shameless  with a group of girls already set on the pathway of prostitution and zina—The Majlis)

One Question that took me by surprise was not the LGBTQ one no… that one I was ready and well prepared for.

The one that hit me for a six was whether it is haraam to have intercourse with a dog and why it is haraam if you are not harming anyone.

If you have intercourse with a dog and fall pregnant, will you give birth to a werewolf. That would be awesome sight?

Our children have been exposed too much, much more than we realize and it has been glamorized by movies and series Teen Wolf and Twilight and all those things.

We don’t realize the damage.

I did not know how deeply morally corrupt and depraved the world is out there and how they literally prey on the minds of young children and chipping away at their imaan until now.

That bestiality can become attractive to them is so much more beyond our dilemma with LGBTQ. May Allah protect our children. (Your dua is empty, devoid of  sincere substance. Parents are aware  that there daughters are  well on the way of zina and prostitution, but they  choose to remain blind  because of their  own worldly and nafsaani pursuits. Their Imaan  has been extinguished. While they  deceive themselves and others to portray themselves as Muslims, they are actually kuffaar – The Majlis)

[4/27, 10:05 PM] .: Slmz mums hope u all well

So after reading yesterday story… I tawt I’d share this with the mums just so we can be on an alert mkde with our kids and cell phones  (These mums are rubbishes. They  have  the tendencies of prostitutes, hence they are able to condone the  filth and zina of their children – The Majlis)

My sister teaches grade 4 kids

In Ramadan they had an incident where the boys told some girls about a few inappropriate websites to go see and they even said to them when u watching it dont forget to use cream.

At least the girls were clever enough to tell their mums about the incident but unfortunately we living in scary times…. (The scare is the  making of the parents who are  first class RUBBISHES! –The Majlis)

We just need to be sooo careful with what our kids get upto on the fones.   (Don’t acquit yourself with stupid advice. Parents have placed devices of zina and porn into the hands of their children, so don’t proffer stupid advice! – The Majlis)

Also there’s only so much u can control but these things are happening these days and its as small as grade 4 kids.”  (You are satanically wrong. Parents have full control over their children. But for their own  evil motives and goals they cast their children into the cauldrons of immorality and zina. – The Majlis)

I am at a loss of words. When are our Muslim parents going to realize that Imaan and Akhlaaq are superior  “School”. Actually, parents are finding it increasingly difficult to take responsibility and nurture their children. It’s just simpler for them to send the children out to schools and madrassas so that they out of their way- nevermind the ruining of Imaan and Akhlaaq. Muslim parents have forgotten that children are our Amaanat and a means of our salvation or destruction.

The best advice The Majlis gave us is not to allow our children to mix with other children freely and not to send them out of the home to learn if they will end up mixing with other children otherwise their Akhlaaq will be ruined.

23 Shawwaal 1443 – 25 May 2022

Ikhtilāṭ: A Critical But Neglected Islamic Prohibition

What is Ikhtilāṭ?
As the “human being has been created weak” (Qur’ān, 4:28) and “no temptation (fitnah) is greater for men than women” (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 5096), the Sharī‘ah has placed strict safeguards against men and women interacting.
One of these safeguards is the prohibition of unnecessary mixing (mukhālaṭahikhtilāṭimtizājijtimā‘) between non-elderly men and women, something upheld by the vast majority of the classical jurists. Mixing refers to there being no segregation between men and women; that is, men and women are together in the same place, and don’t have their own areas or seating places. Unfortunately, due mainly to influences of non-Islāmic systems of morality, many Muslims have become very relaxed with regards to this ruling. Some even oppose and ridicule it.
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Ḥijāb
Ḥijāb primarily means to screen women from men but also has the secondary meaning of being fully covered when a woman’s person is exposed to onlookers due to some need, e.g. on the streets, in the markets or during Ḥajj. The obligation of Ḥijāb began towards the end of the 5th year of Hijrah with the revelation of verses in Sūrat al-Aḥzāb. From this time onward, care was taken to ensure non-elderly men and women do not unnecessarily intermingle or mix.
RELATED: Yes, Islam Forces Muslim Women to Wear Hijab
The Example of ‘Ᾱ’ishah (raḍiyallāhu ‘anhā) During the Incident of Slander

The incident of slander (ifk) referred to in verses of Sūrat al-Nūr occurred in the 6th year of Hijrah, after the revelation of Ḥijāb. Thus, while explaining its background,
‘Ᾱ’ishah (raḍiyallāhu ‘anhā) said:
“I had come out with the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) after Ḥijāb was revealed and thus I was carried in a hawdaj and put down in it.”[1]
‘Ᾱ’ishah’s (raḍiyallāhu ‘anhā) person was completely concealed in the hawdaj.
Ibn Ḥajar explains:
That is, after the command of Ḥijāb was revealed, meaning the concealment of women from men looking at them, while before that they were not forbidden [from this]. She said this as an explanation for why she was concealed in the hawdaj, to the point that this led to them [later on in the journey] carrying it when she was not inside it while they believed she was inside it; as distinguished from before the Ḥijāb, as it may have been that women then rode on the backs of the saddles without a hawdaj.[2]
When later in the journey ‘Ᾱ’ishah (raḍiyallāhu ‘anhā) returned from searching for her misplaced necklace to find the caravan had left, she explains:
I headed towards my position where I was, and I assumed that they would find me missing and come back for me. While I was sitting at my place, my eyes overcame me and I slept. Safwān ibn al-Mu‘aṭṭal al-Sulamī al-Dhakwānī was behind the army, and he proceeded in the morning to where I was resting, and saw the shape of a person sleeping. He came to me and recognised me when he saw me, as he had seen me before Ḥijāb. I woke up when he said innā lillāhi wa innā ilayhi rāji‘ūn upon recognising me, so I covered my face with my Jilbāb, and by Allāh he did not say to me a word and nor did I hear from him anything besides innā lillāhi wa innā ilayhi rāji‘ūn” [3]
This demonstrates that after the revelation of Ḥijāb, extreme care was taken to ensure men did not see women in general circumstances, while in cases of necessity she was covered fully.
Non-Observance of Ḥijāb before its Obligation Cannot be Advanced as Evidence
There are narrations of Ṣaḥābah drinking wine in the time of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) or engaging in mut‘ah marriage. These narrations obviously cannot be advanced as evidence as they occurred before the prohibition of these acts. Similarly, it will be mistaken to use incidents before the revelation of Ḥijāb as proof for the permissibility of unnecessary mixing. Likewise, incidents in which elderly women are in reference are not evidence that this would be allowed for non-elderly women. For example, Sahl ibn Sa‘d (raḍiyallāhu ‘anhumā) explained that the young Ṣaḥābah came to eat at a woman’s house after Jumu‘ah, and in one version, it is clarified that she was an elderly woman (‘ajūz). [4]
Related: Western Hatred for Hijab: Have Muslims Contributed to the Problem?
Women’s Attendance of Congregational Ṣalāh in the Time of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam)
The congregational Ṣalāh that would take place in the time of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) would not entail mixing. Some narrations indicate that women were only permitted to emerge for Ṣalāh in the night (i.e. for Fajr and ‘Ishā’). [5]
‘Ᾱ’ishah (raḍiyallāhu ‘anhā) said:
“The Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) would pray Fajr, and women from the believers would attend with him wrapped up in their cloaks, and then they would return to their houses while no-one recognised them.” [6]
Note, that these women would return immediately after the Ṣalāh and were not recognized by anyone.
Measures were taken for men and women to not mix.
Umm Salamah (raḍiyallāhu ‘anhā) said: “[The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam)] would make salām, and the women would turn away and enter their houses before the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) [and the male companions] turned away.” [7]
Al-Zuhrī, a narrator of this ḥadīth, explains: “This was so that the women turn back before the men catch up with them.” (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 875) Ibn Ḥajar comments that this ḥadīth shows “the reprehensibility of men mixing with women on the roads, let alone in homes.” [8]
The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “The best rows of men are the first and the worst of them are the last, and the best rows of women are the last and worst of them the first.” (Saḥīḥ Muslim)
Again, this is to show that men and women are to be separate from one another. One narration even indicates that there was a separate entrance for women in the time of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam). [9] Women’s emergence for ṣalāh was premised on such principles being adhered to. Once these principles were not maintained, and decadence became the norm amongst people, the ruling changed[10].
Separate Sessions for Men and Women
Female companions complained to the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) that “the men have overpowered us with you, so arrange a day for us…” (Saḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 101) This shows men and women would not gather together in the same place – otherwise, there would be no reason the women could not attend with the men.
Segregation During Ṭawāf
A governor of Makkah from the early part of the second century of Hijrah, Muḥammad ibn Hishām, stopped women completely from making Ṭawāf when men were making Ṭawāf, i.e. they had completely separate times for making ṭawāf. (Fatḥ al-Bārī, 4:548-9) ‘Aṭā’ ibn Abī Rabāḥ (26 – 114), the great scholar of Makkah, questioned this, stating that the wives of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) made Ṭawāf when there were men present. His well-known student, Ibn Jurayj (80 – 150 H), at this, asked: “How was it that [women] were mixing with the men [in Ṭawāf]?” He said: “They would not mix, ‘Ᾱ’ishah would perform Ṭawāf screened from the men, not mixing with them.” (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 1618)
In other words, even in Ṭawāf, in the blessed era of the Salaf, men and women would keep separate from one another. Al-Fākihī (ca. 210 – 275 H) reports with his chain to Ibrāhīm al-Nakha‘ī: “‘Umar forbade men from making ṭawāf with women. He once saw a man making ṭawāf with the women and he struck him with a whip.” [11]
The later intermingling that became commonplace in the Ḥaram was censured by the scholars. Mullā ‘Alī al-Qārī (ca. 930 – 1014 H) describes what “the women of Makkah do today, in terms of mixing with men in that area” as “a great abomination”. (al-Maslak al-Mutaqassiṭ, p79) Another great Makkan Ḥanafī scholar before him, Ibn al-Ḍiyā’ (789 – 853 H), writes in his detailed work on Ḥajj: “From the vilest of abominations is what the ignorant women amongst the commoners do during Ṭawāf, mixing with men together with their husbands while their faces remain uncovered.” [12]
Ibn al-Ḍiyā’ has another work listing the ills that occurred in the Ḥaram, called Tanzīh al-Masjid al-Ḥarām ‘an Bida‘ al-Jahalat al-‘Awāmm. Amongst these ills, he mentions women coming into the Maṭāf and the Masjid on auspicious nights and mixing with men. (ibid. p34) A similar complaint was made even before by the Shāfi‘ī imām, al-‘Izz ibn Jamā‘ah (694 – 767 H), who added: “We ask Allāh to inspire the ruler to eradicate these abominations.”[13]
Avoiding Intermingling on the Roads
Ibn Ḥibbān narrates in his Ṣaḥīḥ that the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:
Women do not have the middle of the path.”
Ibn Ḥibbān explains that when a woman comes out for a need, she should not walk in the middle of the path. This is because men walk in the middle, and doing so may result in men and women coming in very close proximity to one another.[14] This is the teaching of Islām in the case of the road, so it would be even more emphasized in the case of closed environments.
Women Taught Behind Screens
‘Ᾱ’ishah (raḍiyallāhu ‘anhā), perhaps the greatest female teacher amongst the ṣaḥābah, would teach from behind a screen (ḥijāb/sitr) as mentioned in Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī and Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim. Aḥmad ibn Hanbal narrated that a group of students of ḥadīth came to the great muḥaddith, Abu l-Ashhab (70 – 165 H), and did not know which ḥadīth to ask of him until his daughter informed them from behind a screen of a ḥadith to learn from him. (Musnad Aḥmad, 33:401) From the blessed time of the Salaf, immense care would be taken to avoid intermingling – and this was despite the fact that their hearts were infinitely purer than ours.
The Qur’ān says that if men (i.e. the male ṣaḥābah) are to ask something of the wives of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam), they are to do so “from behind a screen” because “that is purer for your hearts and their hearts”. (Qur’ān, 33:53)
If the purest of hearts, that of the male companions and the wives of the Prophet, are affected by such interactions, people after them are in far greater need of such measures.
Not Intermingling at the Funeral Procession
According to a group of the imāms, it is recommended to stand behind the bier as it is being carried to its burial place. However, al-Ṭaḥāwī recorded from ‘Umar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb (raḍiyallāhu ‘anhu) and his student, al-Aswad ibn Yazīd, that they would at times walk in front of the bier because women were following it from behind. This was done in order to avoid mixing with them.[15]
Al-Ṭaḥāwī says: “[The students of Ibn Mas‘ūd] would discourage [walking in front of the bier] and then would do it for an excuse, as that is better than mixing with women when they are close to the bier.” (ibid.) Badr al-Dīn al-‘Aynī al-Ḥanafī adds in his commentary: “because mixing (mukhālaṭah) with non-related women is ḥarām, while going ahead of the bier is permissible.” [16]
Shāfi‘ī Imāms Forbidding Intermingling
Abū ‘Abdillāh al-Ḥalīmī (338 – 403 H), one of the major early Shāfi‘ī mujtahids, said: “Allāh says: ‘O you who believe, protect yourselves and your families from the Fire.’ Included in the totality of this is that a man protects his wife and daughter from mixing with men and conversing with them and being alone with them.” [17]
Al-Māwardī (364 – 450 H), another major early Shāfi‘ī authority, said: “A woman is forbidden from mixing with men and is ordered to stay in the house [when there is no need to come out].” [18]
Abū Isḥāq al-Shīrāzī (393 – 476 H), another major Shāfi‘ī authority, states: “[Jumu‘ah] is not obligatory on a woman because of what Jābir (raḍiyallāhu ‘anhu) narrated…and because she may mix with men and that is ḥarām.” [19]
Imām al-Ghazālī (450 – 505 H) said: “When the speaker is a non-elderly man (shābb), attractive to women in dress and appearance, with plenty of poems, gestures and movements, and women attend his gathering, this is an abomination (munkar) which must be prevented, since the corruption in this is greater than the benefit…It is obligatory to erect a screen/barrier between men and women that prevents seeing [one another], as that is also an anticipated cause of corruption. Norms bear testimony to these abominations.” [20] Note, al-Ghazālī wrote this more than nine-hundred years ago.
Imām Mālik on a Woman Eating with her Husband’s Friends
Some refer to the statement of Imām Mālik in his Muwaṭṭa’ on a woman eating with her husband or brother along with their male companions who are unrelated to her. However, an early Mālikī authority from ‘Irāq, Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn al-Jahm (d. 329 H), explains that Imām Mālik is here referring to an elderly woman (‘ajūz/mutajāllah). [21]
This is consistent with Imām Mālik’s other remarks, as he clearly opposes intermingling and makes distinctions between elderly and non-elderly women. It is narrated in the ‘Utbiyyah that Imām Mālik said: “I believe the ruler is to head towards workers on account of women sitting with them, and I believe he is not to leave a non-elderly woman sitting by these workers; as for an elderly woman and a lowly slave, who would not be suspect for sitting, and nor would the one sitting next to her be suspect, I see no problem with that.” [22]
Ibn Rushd al-Mālikī (450 – 520 H) comments on this passage from al-‘Utbiyyah: “Indeed the Messenger of Allāh (Allāh bless him and grant him peace) said: ‘I did not leave a temptation more harmful for men than women,’ and he said: ‘Create distance between the persons of men and women.’” [23]
Furthermore, Imām Mālik states, as reported in the Muwaṭṭa’, that a man may give salām to an elderly woman, but not to a non-elderly woman.
RELATED: Yes, How Women Dress Is Everyone’s Business
Imām Abū Ḥanīfah Forbids Women from Attending the Masjids
Imām Abū Ḥanīfah and his students did not allow non-elderly women emerging for Ṣalāh (al-Aṣl, 1:365), let alone another activity not sanctioned in Sharī‘ah and not based on genuine need. The reason for this is to prevent men and women interacting or being tempted by one another to engage in the impermissible (e.g. looking with desire, speaking unnecessarily, touching etc.).
Ikhtilāṭ Vs Khalwah
Some people argue that since mixing is not khalwah (being in solitude with a woman), it is not a sin. But khalwah is a separate, graver, sin, while mixing and intermingling is also a sin, though of a lesser category. The fact that intermingling does not necessarily entail khalwah does not mean it is not sinful.
RELATED: Is Islamic Gender Separation a Sign of Backwardness?
Conclusion: Statement of Ibn al-Ḥājj
In short, it is not permissible for non-elderly men and women to remain unnecessarily in a place where each gender is not designated their own separate area/space. Difficulties encountered in adhering to this principle does not negate its importance. Those engaged in this sin should try to eliminate it from their lives, or at minimum reduce it as far as possible, and constantly turn to Allāh in tawbah and ask Him to make for them a means to leave it completely. The corruption in the present time and the prevalence of such immoral practices and attitudes does not justify becoming lax or complacent about these matters. Rather, because of this prevalence, it would be a greater necessity to draw attention to its prohibition.
In this respect, I end with this fitting quote from the great Mālikī imām, Ibn al-Ḥājj (ca. 657 – 737 H), who lived more than seven-hundred years ago:
[The learned man] should teach [his womenfolk] the Islāmic teaching (sunnah) of coming out when she is compelled to do so. It has been transmitted that a woman comes out in the lowliest and roughest of her clothing, dragging her cloak behind her [to the length] of one hand span or an arm’s length…The Islāmic teaching (sunnah) has stipulated that her walking should be along the walls…Look, Allāh have mercy on us and you, at these teachings (sunan), how they have been erased in our time, to the point that they have come to be like something unknown, because of what [women] do of the opposite of these Shar‘ī states. Thus, a woman sits at home as is known of her normal manner, with lowly garments and avoiding adornment…and then when she wishes to come out, she becomes clean and adorned, looks to the finest clothing and jewellery she possesses and wears it, and then comes out on the road as if a bride that has appeared; and she walks in the middle of the road, mixing with men, and they have a way of walking – to the point that the men, I mean the righteous amongst them, retreat to the walls to make space for them on the road; while others mix with them…All of this is caused by not looking to the sunnah and its principles, and what the Salaf of this ummah (Allāh be pleased with them) have passed upon. When a learned person draws attention to this and its likes, these holes are closed, and the blessing of that would be hoped for everyone. Those who turn back from what ought not be, this is an excellent destination, and those who do not turn back will know that he/she is engaging in sin and so will remain broken hearted due to that. The goodness in being broken is known, and it is hoped the one who is broken will repent and turn back. [24]
Note: Circumstances and situations which arise in the land of non-Muslims, or in lands that have adopted non-Muslim norms, that are beyond our control, and which might temporarily constrain us to enter into environments of free-mixing to fulfil a genuine personal need (ḥājah), cannot justify introducing such an abomination in places under our control (like private residences or masjids) or entering such places without need. “Need” here refers to something that to avoid would cause unbearable distress and hardship to individuals (Asbāb al-‘Udūl, p261). For example, to not go into the market to purchase basic necessities would undoubtedly cause unbearable distress. There is no ḥājah for introducing free-mixing within homes/masjids/madrasahs, or to enter places where it is taking place without any need.
Notes
Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 4750; Fatḥ al-Bārī, Dār Ṭaybah, 10:386 
ibid. 10:395 
Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 4750; Fatḥ al-Bārī, Dār Ṭaybah, 10:387 
Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 6248 
Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 865; Fatḥ al-Bārī, 3:109-10 
Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 372; Fatḥ al-Bārī, 2:89 
Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 850; Fatḥ al-Bārī, 3:89 
ibid. 3:92-3 
Sunan Abī Dāwūd, 460; Badhl al-Majhūd, Dār al-Bashā’ir al-Islāmiyyah, 3:186 
(see: darulmaarif.com/women-attending-the-masjid-a-clarification/). 
Akhbār Makkah, Dār Khaḍir, 1:252 
Akhbār Makkah, Dār Khaḍir, 1:252 
Hidāyat al-Sālik, p1022-3; al-Fatāwā al-Kubrā al-Fiqhiyyah, 1:201-2 
Ṣaḥīh Ibn Ḥibbān, 5601 
Sharḥ Ma‘ānī al-Ᾱthār, 1:485 
Nukhab al-Afkār, 7:268 
al-Minhāj fī Shu‘ab al-Imān, 3:398 
al-Ḥāwi al-Kabīr, 2:51 
al-Muhadhdhab, Dār al-Qalam, 1:358 
Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn, Dār al-Minhāj, 4:639 
al-Jāmi‘ fi l-Sunan wa l-Ᾱdāb wa l-Maghāzī wa l-Tārīkh, 214 
al-Nawādir wa l-Ziyādāt, 8:243; al-Bayān wa l-Taḥṣīl, 9:335 
ibid. 9:336 
al-Madkhal, 1:244-5 

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ARCHERY IN ISLAM

Islam Reigns

By Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng

All praise to Him, The Lord of the universe. Peace and salutations upon the last messenger of Allah Ta’la; Nabi Muhammad ﷺ who was sent as a mercy to mankind.

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas رضي الله عنه narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said,”Hold on tight to archery as this is better for you”. Or he said, “It is the best from your games”. [at-Targheeb wa at-Tarheeb]

Is it a coincidence that nearly every culture on Earth developed the bow and arrow independent of one another?

Every culture mastered marksmanship of using the bow and arrow throughout history from the era of ancient Egypt to the Ottoman empire, Roman empire, Persian empire also Eastern Asia. Even in the middle ages the British were known for their longbows. Existence of archery even predates these civilizations by thousands of years with historical proof and records.

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Why Should I Marry?

Introduction
Marriage in Islam
Why marry?
Marriage and its Connection with Fornication and Homosexuality
The Knock-on Effects of Fornication and Homosexuality
Marriage and Masturbation
A Final Word Regarding Marriage
Introduction
In light of modern day, what is marriage? What does it mean? The Collins Paperback English Dictionary states under the heading of marriage: ‘The contract made by a man and a woman to live as husband and wife’.
The Hutchinson Encyclopedia states: ‘..legally or culturally sanctioned union..’. So, according to the dictionary and the encyclopedia marriage is supposed to be a relationship that joins a man and a woman together via a contract. When one looks at what marriage actually is in this modern era of the world one finds a completely different picture. It seems as though modern couples sign the contract with a get-out-whenever-you-like-upon-trivial-matters clause, which enables both the husband and the wife to scrap their marriage contracts and break their marriage oaths whenever they feel like leaving their partner and move on.
Marriage is supposed to tie a man and a woman together and strengthen their relationship. Today the world is seeing a new era where marriage is no longer considered necessary or even significant for a relationship. Islam has laid down rules and regulations for marriage and has considered marriage an important and essential part of a Muslim’s life. This lack of understanding has in itself caused behaviour prohibited in Islam such as masturbation, sexual relationships/encounters outside of Nikah (marriage), etc which are increasing day by day. I will attempt to unfold these issues using The Holy Quran and the saying of the messenger of Allah, Muhammad Peace and blessings be upon him.
Marriage in Islam
Marriage is a vital part of a Muslim’s life. In fact marriage is so important in the religion of Islam that it is declared to be one half of one’s faith. As a Muslim one should live in accordance with the Islamic Jurisprudence in the way shown by the greatest of creations and the person who was the greatest impact on mankind in the existence of the universe, The Holy Prophet Muhammad Peace and blessings be upon him. The Prophet ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) himself married and also encouraged others to marry.
It has been reported that The Prophet Muhammad Peace and blessings be upon him said,
‘A person who possesses the means to marry (i.e. he is able to work etc. to support a wife and children) and does not marry then he is not from amongst us (i.e. the believers).’
In another narration the Prophet Muhammad Peace and blessings be upon him has been reported to have said:
‘Do not delay in three things;
1) The offering of the obligatory prayer.
2) The offering of the funeral prayer when the deceased’s body is present .
3) The marriage of a woman when her couple is found’
One can see from this statement that to become a complete and true believer one must act upon the advice given by The Prophet Muhammad Peace and blessings be upon him. This means marrying when the partner is found and not delaying it for too long.
The Creator of the Universe – Allah – has stated in the Quran,
‘And wed the single among you’.(C24 : V32)
One can see from the above verse that the Creator of mankind himself has ordered us to marry. The scholars of Islam have stated that when Allah states an order in the Quran like the above-mentioned one then this order becomes compulsory on man hence marriage is an obligatory act. The big question must be why? Why has Islam emphasised marriage so much and why has the best of creations encouraged it so much. Surely there must be a reason. Well there are a number of reasons why Islam has emphasised marriage so much. A few of which I will mention.
Why marry?
Marriage makes an incomplete human being a complete one. It makes him/her a grown up and gives him/her responsibilities whether those responsibilities are to feed and clothe the wife or to assist the husband. Marriage is supposed to take a person out of the hectic lifestyle that one is in and place him or her in an organised environment giving them a path to follow in life and a shoulder to lean on. In short marriage arranges one’s life. In Islam a man cannot have relationships with those he can marry unless it is within marriage. In other words Islam gives the right to a woman to be a wife of a man independent of the marriage relationship the man may have with another woman. This is a key difference because in the modern era a man is not guilty if he has relationships with a woman outside of marriage but the moment he contracts to treat this woman equally as his wife, he is criminalised for illegal behaviour. This is odd as the current common law does not criminalise the actual relationship of the man with another woman but punishes the solemn promise/affirmation in writing to continue. Any offspring would be illegitimate as the courts would not recognise polygamy even though it exists and is accepted in behaviour but not in writing. In some senses the increase in divorce rates and re-marriages we see nowadays is in some ways a serial version of polygamy!. There are many reasons that support polygamy but Islam limits the practice to four wives and is allowed only when one can be fair to all wives. Polygamy is only mentioned briefly here but as a subject could be read in further detail elsewhere. Please also note that the current Law of the land in this regard should be abided by.
Marriage helps to safeguard one’s imaan (faith) i.e. it stops one from committing such acts by which s/he could be considered immoral. Sins such as intermingling with people of the opposite sex or socialising as it is classed in everyday terms are not considered to be acceptable in Islam, (because it creates immorality and immodesty) even though an incredibly large amount of people will hastily class it as an ‘essential’ part of one’s day.
Marriage and its Connection with Fornication and Homosexuality
One of the most underestimated sins is fornication. Nowadays this is considered to be something which one should feel proud of with a ‘the more the better’ motto it seems which is an incredibly sad thing to say. Fornication is a despicable act in the eyes of Islamic Jurisprudence due to its ill effects on society. Many youngsters and even teenagers get dragged into this act and then suffer the consequences when they (in most cases the female) are left to look after the child and struggle greatly due to financial difficulties. Many also end up leaving the child in an orphanage; circumstances in society can create an unfortunate and challenging upbringing. Hence, fornication plays an extremely significant part in the fall of society. What makes it worse is that today’s society has considered it to be a small matter and it is not paid any attention to it (or not as much as it needs). In fact in modern society fornication is not even considered wrong (i.e. it is not even considered immoral).
Marriage also reduces the possibility of one indulging in forbidden acts of homosexuality; if a believer (i.e. a Muslim) indulges in homosexual relations they should seek Allah’s forgiveness; please note that the current law of the land should be abided by individuals and upheld by authorities. Homosexuality is not only against the teachings of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, it also seriously endangers one’s health. Homosexuals or bisexuals are much more likely to contract diseases such as AIDS and HIV from their sexual relationships than a man is who conducts sexual relationships with women. This is due to the fact that in heterosexual intercourse (i.e. man + woman) there is normally only one way that this disease can be passed on from one individual to the other and that is through the transfusion of the fluids excreted during sexual intercourse. Whereas during a homosexual relationship, during anal intercourse (also prohibited in Islam) there are two ways in which the disease can be contracted. The first way is through the mixing of the fluids and the second way is through the mixing of the blood, which is emitted from the body during anal intercourse. The risk of homosexual behaviour increases when a man fails to marry a woman. On the other hand, if a man marries a woman then the risk of him ever commiting homosexual behaviour is almost invariably mitigated.
Islam has tried to prevent those factors that cause immorality, promiscuity. Islam understands the harms of such things and has therefore laid down strict rules, Please refer to a reputable scholar for guidance on this important issue. In this way one will attempt to stay away from these sins in any possible way.
Many cases of domestic violence, rape/indecent assault and dis-functional families are caused/inflicted by people who turn around and try to excuse their behaviour by saying they did not think they were committing an illegal act. The cries and complaints of the victims are dismissed as normality in ‘this day and age’. For example: a child is left with a single parent due to non-marriage relationships easily breaking down. A rape victim is unjustly and quickly accused of ‘consenting’ as casual sex/extra marital sex is not illegal. A person is infected with a transmitted disease through extra-marital/casual sex of their ‘partner’. (A child is born with HIV due to the mother being infected by the decease through extra-marital/casual sex by herself/partner). A child is left with a single parent due to one of the parents being in a homosexual relationship. Fewer children have a brother/sister from the same parent due to homosexual relationship of a parent. A baby from casual/extra marital intercourse is killed (aborted). A decline in population due to abortions from temporary relationships. A drop in births due to same sex relationships. A decline in births causes a decrease in the number of people who look after others in old age. The nature of temporary relationships leads to a climate of doubt and questionable parentage. Paternity tests may not be error free, conclusive or affordable and legal declarations of paternity and custody can take a long time even when all parties wish it to be expedient. Children in almost all cases would prefer knowing who their biological parents are and prefer being brought up by them however temporary relationships can be very complicated and children end up being the silent victims of social crimes.
The Knock-on Effects
Unfortunately today, the state and most societies fail to acknowledge the issues slowing down the progress of a society as a whole. Many couples acknowledge bringing up children, particularly teenagers is not easy. To do so when one is single is definitely harder. The very nature of relationships out of marriage leads to temporal behaviour, devoid of commitment. Even long standing relationships are tested against time only to breakdown due to the absence of commitment in the form of a marriage contract. Children need to be nurtured, be motivated and be re-assured. They need role models and people who they can talk/confide in. Where families are broken and reflect the state of society young people do not receive the support they need. ‘Time and Money’ being the commodities that are best shared in family environments are split or consumed by ‘individual space/pursuits’. Children are left vulnerable to society’s ills and juvenile crime; leading to a life devoid of social responsibility and this degenerating cycle repeats. People attempting to attract potential sexual participants often resort to displaying themselves with the latest trend in clothes, gadgets, cars/possessions. Some waste a lot of money ensuring they replace yesterday’s gear with today’s. Money is commonly channeled away from necessities and sometimes substantial debt is incurred. These expenses may be paid by hard-earned cash however ill-gotten means (fraud/theft) fuelling such showful habits are familiar and increasing as ‘must have’ mentalities prevail. Indecent/sexual assault, rape etc are crimes that are committed where defence excuses touted include ‘honourable attention’, wrong signals’ ‘reasonable belief of consent’, etc. If sexual intercourse was legal only under marriage then some of these crimes can be prevented as there will be no excuses. There would also be a decrease in crimes centred around attention competition as again the objective would be only legal within marriage and so opportunists would find it difficult. Crime rates centred around attention competition in islamic/moral societies is considerably lower than where sexual relations/encounters outside of Nikah is not abated.
Marriage and Masturbation
One type of indecent practise, which has crept into the youngsters of today, is the practise of masturbation. This is partly due to the fact that many people decide to marry very late on in their lives, (which is not in accordance with what The Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him said). This leads them into this practice because they feel that they need to fulfil their carnal desires but they cannot do so in the normal way i.e. sexual intercourse.
Islam has condemned the act of masturbation simply because it is harmful towards a person not only physically but also morally. Masturbation contributes to the weakening of the sexual organs. One reason why people do not think that masturbating is wrong is because that is what most people are led into thinking. I can remember very well from my time in school when the teacher actually encouraged masturbation by saying that one should masturbate whenever one feels the urge and that one should not consider it to be wrong or immoral. I myself found this fairly shocking due to the fact that I came from a background where acts such as masturbation were shunned.
A Final Word Regarding Marriage
Islam has many reasons to encourage marriage such as its advantages in safeguarding one’s faith and also because marriage is an essential element in the proper upbringing of children. This is because children without one of their parents are much more likely to commit crimes etc. and in short become a nuisance to the environment they live in. Marriage plays a large part in saving one from the sins of fornication, homosexuality and masturbation. It takes away the possibility of these things because after marriage a man is supposed to occupy himself with a woman he has married and vice versa.
The Prophet Muhammad Peace and blessings be upon him has himself said, ‘A person who possesses the means to marry (i.e. he is able to work etc. to support a wife and children) and does not marry, then he is not from amongst us (i.e. the believers).’
Not only has The Holy Prophet Muhammad Peace and blessings be upon him placed emphasis on the importance of marriage but also the Creator of the Universe (Allah) has commanded His people to marry when He says in the Quran, ‘And wed the single among you’. (chapter 24, verse 32)
From the above verse one sees again that the Creator of mankind has ordered man (not just advised him) to join in matrimony. I am hopeful that you will agree on the importance of marriage based on the above factual data / the Quran and the sayings of The Prophet Muhammad Peace and blessings be upon him.
Unfortunately though, even after much emphasis from Islam on the importance of marriage, many people still fail to acknowledge its significance. A relationship between two people is not just supposed to be a short, action-packed romance story from the studios of Hollywood (which inevitably comes to an end sooner rather than later), but it is supposed to be a serious, long-term relationship in which both individuals are content and comfortable with one another. A relationship should not exist of a one-night-stand as is the case now especially amongst students of universities, colleges and even schools. A relationship should show that both partners are ready to sacrifice and endure for their partner; the way towards this is through marriage. Until the world realises the importance of marriage as well as its benefits and advantages, it will be faced with the endless problems caused by neglecting marriage.

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What We Need to Know about the Six Fasts of Shawwal

As Ramadan departs, we all are encouraged to extend the momentum by observing the six fasts of Shawwal.
The famous Hadith in Sahih Muslim states:
“Whoever observes the fast of Ramadan and follows it up with six fasts in Shawwal will be rewarded as if he has fasted the entire year”
Commentary
The Commentators have explained that since every deed is multiplied ten times, by fasting in Ramadan we are actually rewarded for 300 days and not just the 30 in Ramadan. Therefore if we follow that up with six more we will be rewarded for sixty thereby attaining the reward of fasting for 360 days.
 
An Interesting query
The question arises: The promise of Allah Ta’ala (in Surah: Al-An’am, Ayah: 160) to multiply the rewards of all deeds by at least ten applies throughout the year. Hence if someone observes six more fasts in any other month besides Shawwal, he should be attaining the reward of those additional sixty days too. So why does the Hadith specify the month of Shawwal for these additional fasts?
The general Hadith commentators have said that the reason for this is:
(1) So that a Muslim does not delay in accruing this grand reward.
(2) Another reason is that it is indeed easier for people to fast these six days immediately after Ramadan.
(3) Some have said that these fasts are to make up for the deficiencies in our Ramadan fasts.
(Al-Mufhim, vol. 3 pg. 238; Fathul Mulhim, vol. 5 pg. 328-Dar al-Qalam and Mirqat, vol. 4 pg. 477)
 
A Different Perspective
Some Scholars have actually given a different perspective to this.
(4) Hafiz Ibn Rajab Al-Hambali (rahimahullah) has answered the above objection with the following:
“…the answer to that is: that the reward of fasting in Shawwal will be linked to the reward of Ramadan, and one who observes the Shawwal fast will receive the reward of observing the Fard fast for the whole year. This is how Imam ‘Abdullah Ibnul Mubarak (rahimahullah) explained the issue.” (Lataiful Ma’arif, pg.314-315)
So those who fast the additional six fasts in Shawwal specifically, will actually receive the reward of observing the Fard fast for the entire year! Through this Allah Ta’ala has blessed the Ummah by ordaining the fast of 30 day only, but they can achieve the reward of 365 days of obligatory fast!
 
The difference in reward for Fard and Nafl deeds
‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah) has cited the grand scholar of the Shafi’i madhab; Imamul Haramain Al-Juwaini (rahimahullah) to have quoted from certain ‘Ulama that the reward of a fard act is actually equal to 70 nafl (voluntary) deeds!!
(Sharh Sahih Muslim, vol.1 pg.324)
 
Consolation for those who miss the fast in Shawwal.
If one missed the six fasts of Shawwal, the reward of fasting the entire year can still be achieved if one fasts the six additional fasts in any other month after Shawwal. Since every act is rewarded tenfold. However, in this case, the six extra fasts will yield the reward of sixty nafl (voluntary) fasts and not the reward of the mandatory fast.
This explanation has been cited by the commentator of Sahih Muslim, ‘Allamah Al-Qurtubi (rahimahullah). (Al-Mufhim, vol.3 pg.238)
Mulla ‘Ali Qari (rahimahullah) and others, also concur with this explanation.
(Mirqat, vol.4 pg.477, and Fathul Mulhim, vol.5 pg.328-Dar al-Qalam)
 
And Allah Knows best.
P.S. For a detailed discussion on the authenticity of the six fasts of Shawwal, click here.

COVID UPDATE: What is the truth?

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most manipulated infectious disease events in history, characterized by official lies in an unending stream lead by government bureaucracies, medical associations, medical boards, the media, and international agencies. We have witnessed a long list of unprecedented intrusions into medical practice, including attacks on medical experts, destruction of medical careers among doctors refusing to participate in killing their patients and a massive regimentation of health care, led by non-qualified individuals with enormous wealth, power and influence.

BROILER CHICKENS AND CORRUPT FATWAS

DISEASED BROILER CHICKENS AND CORRUPT FATWAS

QUESTION

Please check the two Urdu fatwas we are sending you. According to these fatwas it is halaal to consume ‘farmi’ (broiler) chickens regardless of the haraam feed they are fed. What is the status of these fatwas? Are they valid according to the Shariah?

ANSWER

The issue pertaining to the consumption of artificial/broiler/incubated chickens is not whether the chickens if slaughtered correctly are halaal or haraam. The issue is whether these diseased chickens, fed haraam feed are tayyib, healthy and good to consume or not. Are they good or bad for the health of people? This is the question.

The Fataawa of permissibility issued by the Darul Ulooms, confirm that the Muftis are out of touch with reality. The obligation of a Mufti is not to acquit himself like a Madrasah Ustaadh explaining academic technicalities to the Talaba. Whatever the Muftis have stated in their fatwas is not supposed to be for the consumption of the masses. The Muftis are supposed to bear in mind the physical and spiritual welfare of the masses.

Regarding broiler (‘farmi’) chickens, the Muftis have failed to understand that a factor (sabab) for hurmat is Dharar (harm). We are not saying that the chicken which is fed with haraam feed is haraam even if slaughtered correctly. The issue is the dharar factor which thousands of kuffaar experts have confirmed.

These broiler chickens cause numerous diseases including cancer, heart problems, liver problems, etc., etc. We have published considerable literature on this subject. The Muftis of the Darul Ulooms in India and Pakistan are living in dreamland. They are ignorant of the reality, hence they issue bunkum (ghutha) fatwas which only cause more harm to the masses both physically and spiritually.

These Muftis of today fail to understand that along with physical damage to the human body comes spiritual harm as well. Both the body and the soul suffer from physical disease as well as from spiritual disease. The job of the Mufti is to strengthen the bond between man and his Khaaliq. The job of the Mufti is not to weaken the resolve and Imaan of the masses with Fiqhi technicalities.

Everyone is aware that the male’s satr is from the navel to the knees. It will be indeed moronic for a Mufti to advise the masses that since Salaat is valid with only the satr covered, they may go to the Musjid with their entire bodies exposed, covering only the Satr. Thus, the Imaam Sahib and the muqtadis may on a hot day perform Salaat in this semi-naked form because the satr is covered. This in fact is the attitude of the Muftis of this era. They lack insight, and they have nafsaani agendas.

That is why these same muftis have made permissible the haraam covid protocols of the atheists, and have even closed the Musaajid. To satisfy the atheists, these Muftis have argued away by means of ta’weel baatil the La Adwa Hadith.

The Fiqhi technicalities posited by these Muftis are not denied. The contention is that these chickens are diseased and cause many diseases in human beings. The disease dharar has been proved by the evidences of innumerable authorities on this subject.

In the first fatwa is mentioned: “And, if someone on his own refrains from eating farmi chickens then he may do so as he wish. However, the fatwa is on its hillat and permissibility.”

The Mufti Sahib has disgorged drivel. These chickens are extremely harmful, hence the fatwa is on hurmat. The Mufti appears to be ignorant of the dharar factor, hence his fatwa is erroneous.

In the second fatwa is mentioned:

“Nothing can be declared haraam on the basis of mere speculation of people nor does Eemaan exit by eating chicken.”

No one has ever claimed that the devourer of these diseased chickens becomes a kaafir. The Mufti has spoken trash in this comment. This Mufti Sahib has spoken without the application of his mind and on the basis of jahaalat. His ignorance has constrained him to infer that those who prohibit eating these chickens have structured their case on the basis of ‘speculation’ (baseless opinion). It will be salubrious for the Mufti Sahib to understand that this claim which he has tendered is in fact based on baseless speculation. He simply disgorged bunkum with his baseless speculation. He has acquitted himself stupidly without daleel.

The fatwa of prohibition is not based on ‘speculation’ as the Mufti stupidly claims. It is based on irrefutable facts – on evidence which cannot be logically and practically refuted. If these Muftis have any respect and concern for the Haqq, they should make an in-depth panoptic research (wasee’ mutaala-ah) of the broiler chicken haraam, shaitaani industry. Then if they are sincere, they shall not fail to understand that the DHARAR Sabebe Hurmat (factor of prohibition) stands out as clear as daylight.

In his penultimate statement of Fatwa No.2, the Mufti states:

“Regarding the question of it being harmful to the health then only the doctors can give a better answer to it.”

This statement proves the gross and staggering ignorance of the Mufti on this subject. It is haraam for a Mufti to issue a fatwa on the basis of his jahaalat. In churning out fatwas on the basis of ignorance, the Mufti poses a threat to both the Imaan and health of the masses. Such a mufti is labelled Mufti Maajin. He has no Shar’i license to issue fatwas regardless of him being a mufti whether in Darul Ifta of Deoband or of Mazaaharal Uloom.

There exists a deluge of expert literature published by doctors and experts who had made in-depth research and who have practical experience of this satanic broiler chicken industry. The avalanche of literature is sufficient to drown the Muftis who baselessly issue fatwas of jawaaz for harmful poisoned chickens which cause much disease.

Is the Mufti sincere or does he have a commercial and nafsaani agenda to submit to? Is he genuinely unaware of the mass of evidence proving the dharar of these poisoned, diseased chickens which ruin the health of the masses?

The fatwas of hillat issued by these Mufti Maajins is dismissed with the contempt it deserves.

EATING BROILER CHICKENS IS HARAAM BASED ON THE 100% PROVEN HARM AND DISEASE-CAUSING OF THESE ARTIFICIAL CHICKENS WHICH ARE SUBMITTED TO BRUTALITY FROM DAY ONE OF THEIR APPEARANCE TO THE LAST DAY OF THE BRIEF SPAN OF THEIR MISERABLE LIFE.

17 Shawwaal 1443 – 19 May 2022

Excellence and virtue of La-ilaha-illallah

Allah Ta’ala manifestly declares in the Holy Qur’aan: ” Verily, the hearts only find contentment in the Zikr (remembrance) of Allah.” In another verse Allah Ta’ala says “Remember Me, I will remember you…

It is mentioned in a Hadeeth that everything has a cleanser, and the cleanser for the heart is Zikr. Haaji lmdaaduuah Muhaajir Makki (Rahmatullahi Alayhi) explains, that a person who recites ” Laa-ilaaha-illallah “regularly, Allah Ta’ala will wash his heart with rose water, thereby making it pure and clean. Thereafter, Allah Ta’aala will inscribe His Blessed Name, in silver, on that heart. Then that heart will be imbued with all the knowledge and Marifat (Recognition) of Allah.

It is also stated in a Hadeeth that a person who recites “Laa-ilaaha-illallah ” a I 00 times daily, his face will shine like the (14th) full moon on the Day of Qiyaamah. It has been explained in a Hadeeth that nothing stops this Zikr from reaching the “Arsh” (Throne) of Allah. When this Kalimah reaches the Arsh, then a column of “Nooi-” (Divine Light) descends directly from the Arsh into the heart of the reciter.

It has been recorded in a Hadeeth that Hadhrat Moosa A.S. once asked Allah Ta’aala to prescribe to him a Zikr whereby he could remember Allah. Allah Ta’ala said to him:”Oh Moosa, recite “Laa-ilaaha-illailah” “, Moosa A.S. replied, ” All Your creation recite this Zikr, I desire something special “. Allah Ta’ala then said:” Oh Moosa, if the seven earths and the seven skies (including the Angels and all living beings) is placed on one pan of a scale and this Kalimah is placed on the other pan of the scale, this Kalimah (because it contains the name of Allah) will outweigh everything”. Mullah Ali Qaari (Rahmatutiahi-Alayhi) explains how this is possible : The seven earths and the seven skiescontain all the creation of Allah. Subsequently a day will come when all the creation will be destroyed, but the Oneness (Being) of Allah will remain eternally and can never be destroyed. Thus, the Oneness of Allah is weightier than everything.

It has also been narrated in a Hadeeth that there is a Pillar in front of the Arsh of Allah, which begins vibrating heavily when a person recites “Laa-ilaa-ha-illallah”. Allah commands it thus: “Stop! be at ease”. The Pillar replies, ” How can I be at ease when the reciter of “Laa- ilaaha-illallah” has not been forgiven”. Then Allah says to it : “Stop! I have forgiven the reciter of “Laa-ilaaha-iliallah“.

In a Hadeeth it is mentioned that when a person recites “Iaa-ilaaha-illallah” 70 000 times, he is granted salvation from the Fire (Jahannam).

Hadhrat Moulana Hakeem Akhtar Sabeb (Daamat-Barakaatuhum) says that the person who reads it and even the person for whom it was recited, all are granted immunity from the Fire. If a person recites 70 000 times “Laa-laaha-illailah’ and confers it’s rewards to any particular deceased person, the deceased will
also be granted.salvation from Jahannam.

Mullah Ali Qaari (Rahmatullahi-Alayhi) relates an incident in his book “Mirqaat ” (The commentary of Mishkaat Shareef). Sheikh Muhinudeen ibn Al-‘Arabee says:’ This Hadeeth has reached me from Nabi (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam), where it is mentioned’: ” The person who recites 70 000 (times) “Laa-ilaaha-illallah” will be forgiven and the person for whom it is read will also be forgiven”. Sheikh Mubinudeen says that he used to recite the 70 000 “Laa-ilaaha-illallah’ several times, as his usual Zikr, without the intention of conferring the reward to any person. He says : ‘Once, I was invited for meals by someone and among the guests there was a young boy,who was renown for his ” Kashf ” (Divine inspiration). Suddenly, whilst eating, this youth began wailing loudly. I asked ” Why are you crying “, he replied : ” I can see my mother being punished “. The Sheikh continues, ” I conferred one amount of 70 000 “Laa-ilaaha-illallah”. in my heart, without moving MY lips and tongue, to the youth’s mother “. The youth now began laughing and happily exclaimed : ” Now I see my mother in a very good condition (in Jannah)”. The Sheikh explains that I- realised the authenticity of the Hadeeth by this youth’s Kashf “ and also thereby proved the veracity of his ” Kashf ” by this Hadeeth.

A simple method of completing the 70 000 “Laa-ilaaha-illallah”
Recite at least 500 times “Laa-ilaaha-illallah” daily, i.e. 100 times after each salaah. Over five months this will amount to 75 000 times. Thereafter confer 70 000 “Iaa-ilaaha-illallah” to any deceased person and make a record of who you have conferred it to. In this manner, two deceased people will benefit every
ten months, without diminishing your reward in the least. The remaining 5000, every month, may be recorded separately and within fourteen months a further 70 000 will accrue to one’s credit, which would benefit yet another person.

(AN EXTRACT FROM THE DISCOURSE OF HADHRAT MOULANA HAKEEM MUHAMMAD AKHTAR SAHEB (DAAMAT-BARAKAATUHUM), AS RELAYED BY HADHRAT MOULANA ABDUL HAMID ISHA’AQ SAHEB (DAAMAT-BARAKATUHUM))
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