Q. Why did our Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say that one should flee from the leper? Does this not indicate that disease is contagious? A. You may pose this question to Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) on the Day of Qiyaamah if you are afforded an opportunity of meeting him. Why are you stupidly seeking to cancel Rasulullah’s explicit La Adwaa (Disease is not contagious) declaration with the leper Hadith? Why are you casting a blind eye in this direction? Only nifaaq or kufr or extreme deficiency of Imaan constrains a person to abrogate the Ahkaam of the Shariah by means of creating satanic contradictions. Regardless of the reason for fleeing from a leper, the irrefutable fact is that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “La Adwaa”. This suffices for a Mu’min, not for a munaafiq. If someone decides to flee from a leper, he may do so, but he may not utilize the narration to deny the immutable Truth of the statement made by our Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) regarding his negation of the kufr idea of contagion which was the belief of the mushrikeen, and which is still the idea of the atheists of this era. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) advised fleeing from a leper because of Imaani weakness of people such as you. The fleeing is not for those whose Imaan is sound. While people cite this narration to bolster the ideas of the atheists, they conveniently ‘forget’ that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) ate together with a leper from the same bowl. He said to the leper: “Eat and have tawakkul on Allah.” They will not mention that the lepers were not banned from the Musjid nor were they quarantined, etc. A person who cites this or similar narrations to bolster the kuffaar theory and to scuttle the negation of contagion by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) do so at the peril of losing their Imaan.
VARIOUS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS RELATED TO WOMEN FROM THE MAJLIS VOL 25 NO 10
Q. Is it permissible for a wife to take a job outside the home? Can the husband prevent her? A. It is not permissible for the wife to take a job outside the home even with the permission of the husband. It is not permissible for her to do any work even from home without the permission of her husband. The maintenance is the responsibility of the husband. If he provides the maintenance, and he refuses permission for his wife to work and earn even from home, then it will not be permissible for her to undertake any job even from within the precincts of the home. The husband is under Shar’i obligation to prohibit and prevent his wife from leaving the house to work or to participate in any kind of function.
Q. My husband works in an office among females who are immodestly dressed. He says that he keeps his eyes cast down. He also says that Muslim doctors and even Ulama work with women. What is the Shariah’s law in this regard? A. The doctors and even Ulama who do not observe proper Hijaab and who work with women are not the Shariah. Their activities and their mingling with women in their professions and occupations may not be presented as a valid basis. The only basis is the Shariah, not the practices of people even if they are great Ulama. If their practices are in conflict with the Shariah, it will remain haraam and not become halaal because they happen to be ‘great’ Ulama. It is not proper and not permissible for a Muslim male doctor to attend to female patients. He should divert them to female doctors. Only if there is a valid reason upheld by the Shariah may a male doctor attend to a female and vice versa. There are numerous non-Muslim female doctors who can handle Muslim female patients. A Muslim doctor is not supposed to work in a hospital where he has to incumbently interact with females. Thus, their actions are not Islamic proofs for permissibility. Your husband should himself make a sincere attempt to work elsewhere where he will not be in the company of women. He is bound to fall into the pit of zina. Shaitaan and the Nafs are deceiving him.
Q. Is it permissible to donate human milk? A. Human breast milk is haraam. Breast milk is only halaal for under two year old infants. Donating or selling human milk or any part of the human body is haraam.
Q. Will a woman be a faasiq if she does not wear niqaab? A. A woman who does not wear Niqaab in public is worse than a faasiqah. She is a faajirah (immoral).
Q. Will the wife be disobedient if she refuses to submit to her husband’s demand for oral sex? A. The one who makes such a filthy satanic demand is worse than a pig. Oral or shaitaan sex is haraam. The wife should not submit to the swine-filth of the husband. She will not be disobedient. She is under Shar’i obligation to refuse the haraam instructions and haraam lusts of her husband. How can a human being who is termed Ashraful Makhluqaat (The Noblest of Creation) descend into such depths of swine-inequity?
Q. Is marriage to a Salafi girl valid? A. Marriage with a Salafi girl is valid just as marriage with a Muslim prostitute is valid. However, such a marriage will be full of misery, hence inadvisable. There will be no compatibility and the marriage is likely to break down and end in divorce. The Deeni differences and conflicts between Salafis and the Muqallideen of the Math-habs constitute an unbridgeable chasm.
Q. Does the period of breastfeeding differ for boys and girls? A. The period of breastfeeding is two years for both boys and girls.
Q. My mother is extremely sick and complains a lot. What advice can I give her? A. Be of service to her to the best of your ability. Tell her that it comes in the Hadith that sickness is a purifier. It cleanses us from all our sins provided that we do not complain. Complaining will not cure the sickness. On the contrary the sickness will become worse. Sickness is also a ni’mat (favour) of Allah Ta’ala. He purifies us here on earth with sicknesses and other difficulties so that we can enter Jannat fully purified. Advise your mother to keep her tongue constantly engaged in Thikrullaah. Maut can come at any moment. Therefore, the tongue should always be engaged in some Thikr to ensure departure from this dunya with the Kalimah on the tongue.
Q. Is imitation jewellery permissible? A. Imitation jewellery is permissible for women except rings. Rings must be of either gold or silver.
Q. Is it proper for a man to marry a second wife only for the sake of his lust? A. Allah Ta’ala permits a man to marry four women. As far as ‘lust’ is concerned, everyone marries to satisfy his/her lust. The primary motive for marrying even one wife is to gratify lust. Initially people marry only to satisfy lust even if only one wife is taken. Allah Ta’ala has created lust in people, hence He is aware that men require more than one wife to satisfy their lust lawfully. Never voice yourself against any Law of Allah Ta’ala. Recite Istighfaar and make Taubah.
Q. Why is it not permissible for women to attend walimahs. During the time of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), they would go to walimahs. A. Just as it is not permissible for women to attend the Musjid even if there are separate entrances, so too is it forbidden for women to attend ‘walimahs’ nowadays. Furthermore, the ‘walimahs’ nowadays are farcical and bid’ah. In fact, it is not permissible for even men to attend the reception organized by the girl’s parents on the day of the Nikah. Such a reception is not the walimah. Women used to attend the Musjid for Salaat during the age of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). However, this was unanimously banned later by the Sahaabah. The same applies to walimahs and to all other merrymaking functions.
Q. How many holes may a lady pierce in her ears? A. A lady may pierce her ears only with one hole in each ear. More than one is the style of the kuffaar.
Q. My husband has cheated on me. He has struck up adulterous relationships. My heart is broken. I don’t know what to do. My health is suffering. I want to run away. Please give me some advice. A. Countless women are undergoing the same heart-breaking problems. When men lack Taqwa, they conduct themselves like atheists. They really do not believe that Allah Ta’ala is seeing them and that the Recording Angels are writing their misdeeds. However, do understand well that your broken heart is a wonderful treasure by Allah Ta’ala. Allah Ta’ala, in His Own Words, said to Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam): “I am with every broken heart.” Your grief will not be in vain. You will receive immense rewards for patiently bearing the grief. Focus more on Allah Ta’ala. Do not ruin your health on account of the shenanigans of your husband. Maintain your health and use it to gain nearness to Allah Ta’ala. Increase ibaadat. Life on earth is short. It is full of trials. May Allah Ta’ala grant you strength and steadfastness on the Deen. May Allah Ta’ala guide your husband and protect you.
Q. A man has two wives. The one wife lives with him while the other wife lives in her own house about 100 kilometres away. This wife demands equal nights. What is the Shariah’s rule? A. In the scenario mentioned by you, if the wife who lives 100 kilometres away desires equal nights, then she has to reside in a house procured for her by her husband in the town where he lives. She cannot demand equal nights living in her own house 100 km from her husband.
Q. I do not allow my children to visit their grandparents – my parents and my wife’s parents. They have televisions, and in general they do not observe the rules of the Shariah such as purdah, mushtabah / haraam food, etc. They are accusing me of breaking family ties. Am I breaking family ties? A. In fact, it is not permissible to send your children to relatives who are not strict on the Deen. Refraining from sending the children does not mean that you are severing family ties. It is the Waajib obligation of parents to ensure that the Akhlaaq of their children are not compromised by relatives. Nowadays, the safest is to stay at home, and not to visit even relatives. We are trapped in an era of fitnah and fasaad. A home where the Deen is observed is a holy sanctuary visited by the Malaaikah of Rahmat. On the other hand, houses such as the homes of your parents are haunts for the shayaateen. These people lack the haziest idea of the meaning of family ties and what constitutes disruption of breaking of family ties. Furthermore, it is haraam to uphold ‘family ties’ when in conflict with the Shariah.
Q. Is there a special thikr or amal for anxiety and depression? When my evil past comes to mind, I develop anxiety and go into depression. A. When anxiety develops, do not brood on the past. Do not entertain the thought which is the cause for the anxiety. Instead, lapse into Thikrullah. Perform two raka’ts Nafl and engage in Thikrullah. Shaitaan tries to derail a person by causing anxiety in this manner. A Mu’min equipped with the weapon of Thikr does not suffer depression. Anxiety is an assault of shaitaan, and its antidote is Thikrullah. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Shaitaan sits glued on the heart of man. When he (man) makes thikr, shaitaan flees. When he (man) is oblivious (ghaafil), shaitaan casts his waswasah.”
Q. I have found out that my husband is conducting relationships with women via his cell phone. He refuses to give me the password. What should I do? A. 99% of the men of this age, including molvis and sheikhs, are involved in cellphone zina and pornography. There is nothing you will be able to do in these circumstances. Men and women are drowning in deluges of moral filth – zina and porno – of the cellphone. Little children are also addicted to this device of shaitaan. The entire Ummah across the board, is buffeted madly in this whirlpool of cellphone filth. People no longer have Imaan. They have become atheists. They are in entirety bereft of any concept of Allah’s Omnipresence. They have become munaafiqs. Whilst they blabber with their mouths about the Recording Angels, they sin flagrantly in front of these Malaaikah and with Allah Ta’ala looking at them. But since they do not really believe in the Presence of Allah Ta’ala and His Malaaikah, they sin recklessly. You can only constantly offer good advice to your husband and adopt Sabr. If you are unable to bear his evil abuse with patience then your marriage will end. Thus, your choice is between Sabr and Talaaq. Q. The separation between a husband and wife was in terms of Khula’. Is it correct that the Iddat of this woman is 30 days? A. The Iddat of a woman whether separated by Talaaq or Khula is the same. It is three haidh periods if not pregnant. If pregnant, it ends with the delivery of the child.
The mentality that we have is ‘just do it’. This is a Shaitaani mentality. We just rush and do things without thinking about it. However, when it comes to deeni matters, then we are very relaxed and casual about things, whereas it is supposed to be the opposite. In deeni matters there should be no delay. If a suitable match is found for nikaah then the hadeeth says that we should not delay, if the time for salaah approaches then we should not delay. We want to rush in everything else but not in deeni matters.
The actual title given to the Dajjāl is al-Masīḥ al-Dajjāl. Al-Masīḥ means Messiah; and the particularisation is due to there being two Messiahs, one of guidance (ʿĪsa (ʿalayhi al-Salām)) and one of misguidance (the Dajjāl).Al-Dajjāl means the Great Deceiver.
The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) told us that, “No tribulation on the face of the earth since Allāh created Ādam’s (ʿalayhi al-Salām) progeny will be greater than the trial of the Dajjāl. Every Prophet Allāh sent warned his people against the Dajjāl.”
And he (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said, “Between the creation of Ādam (ʿalayhi al-Salām) and the coming of the Last Hour, there will arise no creation that is more dangerous than the Dajjāl.”
There are a number of events that will occur leading up to the appearance of the Dajjāl:
1) The Conquest of Constantinople (this refers to the 2nd conquest of Constantinople).
Allāh’s Messenger (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) is reported to have said,
“The flourishing of Jerusalem will mark the (beginnings of the) desertion of Yathrib (Madīnah). The desertion of Yathrib will mark the start of the Great War. The start of the Great War will mark the conquest of Constantinople. The conquest of Constantinople will mark the appearance of the Dajjāl.”
The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said, “The Great Battle, the conquest of Constantinople, and the appearance of the Dajjāl will occur within (a period of) seven months.”
2) The Lake of Tiberius (Sea of Galilee) will dry up.
4) Religion itself will be questioned, its adherents will be few and there will be a loss of knowledge.
5) “The Dajjāl will not come until a time when people have forgotten about him and the Imāms no longer mention him on the minbars.”
6) Thirty false dajjāls will already have made a claim to Prophethood. The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said,
“The Hour will not come until thirty dajjāls have appeared, all of them claiming to be a Prophet of Allāh,” another narration has, “all of them lying against Allāh and His Messenger.”
7) Trials that will afflict mankind such that during them a man will awake a believer but become a disbeliever by the evening. People will eventually end up in one of two camps: the camp of faith which will contain no hypocrisy, and the camp of hypocrisy which will contain no faith. “When that happens,” the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said, “expect the Dajjāl that day or the next.”
8) Before his coming there will be drought and famine for three years. In the first year, one third of rain will be withheld and the earth will not produce one third of its produce. In the second year, two-thirds of rain will be withheld and two-thirds of the earth’s produce. In the third year all rain will be withheld and the earth will grow no produce. During these times, in place of food and drink, takbīr, taḥmīd and tasbīḥ will suffice the believers.
In order to fully caution us against him, the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) described the Dajjāl in some detail so that his ummah might recognise him by his appearance when he arrives.
Ibn ʿUmar said, ‘The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) stood up to address the people. He praised Allāh as He deserved to be praised, then he spoke about the Dajjāl saying, “I warn you against him; there is no Prophet who has not warned his people against him, even Nūḥ (ʿalayhi al-Salām) did so. But I will tell you something which no other Prophet has told his people. You must know that the Dajjāl is one-eyed, and Allāh is not one-eyed.”
The Dajjāl is one eyed; he will be blind in the right eye which will be like a floating grape, neither protruding nor sunken. The left eye will also be impaired, partially covered with a piece of flesh protruding from the inner part of the eye. One of his eyes will have a greenish tinge, as if it were a piece of glass.
He will have the word kāfir (kāf fa ra) written on his forehead which only the believers will be able to read, be they literate or illiterate.
This writing will be real, and the fact that some will see it while others will not, and that illiterate people will be able to read it is not problematic.
“This is because Allāh causes people to understand something when looking at it, as He wills and when He wills. So the believer will see with his insight, even if he is illiterate, and the non-Muslim will not be able to see it, even if he is literate. By the same token, the believer will see with his insight evidence that the non-Muslim will not see. Allāh will enable the believer to understand without him being literate, because at that time, extraordinary things will be happening.”
He will be stocky and short, fleshy and light-skinned, with coarse and curly hair that is plaited and resembles branches of trees. He will be relatively young, with a broad upper chest, a hairy body, and a shiny and wide forehead. He will be slightly hunched, pigeon-toed and sterile with no children. Amongst the people who resembled him most was Ibn Qaṭan, a man from the tribe of Khuzāʿa who had passed away in the Days of Jāhiliyyah.
By all accounts, the Dajjāl will not be pleasant to behold, but he will do seemingly miraculous deeds that will fool people into believing in him, and he will, perhaps, play on people’s sympathies.
He will come from the lands of the east, from Khurasān, at a time when the Muslims are split in groups and differing amongst one other. To be more precise, he will come from a place called Yahūdiyyah in Asbahān, a province of Khurasān, and with him will be seventy thousand Jews. Also accompanying him are devils who will speak to people.
He will first claim to be a Prophet, and then later claim to be Allāh, asking, “Am I not your Lord? Do I not give life and death?” He will kill some people and it will seem to others that he brings them back to life and he will ask, “Who but your Lord can do this?” But the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) remarked, “You must know that no one will be able to see his Lord until he dies.” He (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) further said,
“Whoever responds to him by saying, ‘You are not our Lord! Our Lord is Allāh, and it is upon Him that we trust and to Him we turn in penitence. We take refuge in Him from shirk!’ Then he will have no authority over such as person.”
He will bring with him something which will resemble Paradise and Hell; but what he calls Paradise will in fact be Hell, and what he calls Hell will in fact be Paradise. “He will have two flowing rivers: one will appear to be pure water, and the other will appear to be flaming fire. Whosoever lives to see that, let him choose the river which seems to be fire, then let him close his eyes, lower his head and drink from it, for it will be cool, sweet water.” This is the essence of his fitna: making falsehood look like truth and truth like falsehood, putting people to trial in their very faith.
Upon his order, the sky will bring down rain, and the earth will produce crops for those who believe in him. Their animals will graze on the land and return to them in the evening with large udders full of milk and their flanks stretched and full. He will leave those who refuse to believe in him alone without coercing them, but when they wake up in the morning they will find that they are penniless, and all their properties have been destroyed. All those who do not follow him will be put to trial and endure great difficulty.
He will pass by wastelands and say, ‘Bring forth your treasures,’ and its treasures will follow him like swarms of bees. He will have mountains of bread and meat and water, and those who follow him will eat freely of it. He will call a young man, strike him with a sword and cut him in two, then place the two pieces apart the distance of an archer from his target. Then he will call out to him, and the young man will come forward smiling, with his face shining.
One time, he will approach a Bedouin whose parents have passed away and will ask him, ‘Will you believe that I am your Lord if I bring your parents back to life?’ The Bedouin will reply, ‘Yes.’ The devils that accompany the Dajjāl will assume the appearance of his parents and say to the Bedouin, ‘Son! Believe in him and follow him, he is your Lord.’ The Bedouin will thus be deceived into believing in the Dajjāl.
Other narrations mention him curing the blind and healing the leper.
As a result, he will attract a large, dedicated following. He will be followed by seventy thousand Jews from Aṣbahān wearing heavy striped garments or turbans. He will go down to Khūz (lands east of Iran) and Kerman (a region in Iran) with seventy thousand (soldiers) whose faces look like flat beaten iron (like shields). And he will lure women to him. The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) told us that the Dajjāl will make a stop at a place called Marriqanāh (near Taif, Saudi Arabia). On hearing about his arrival, most of those who go to him will be women, to the point that the men will be forced to tie their mothers, daughters and sisters down to prevent them going to him.
He will travel all over the world, spreading mischief left and right, like a cloud driven by wind, but he will be unable to enter Makkah and Madīnah because it is protected by Angels surrounding them. Madīnah, in particular, will have seven gates at that time, each one protected by two Angels and the fear of him will not enter it, unlike all other places. He will attempt to enter Madīnah but will be unable to do so, and will instead camp at a swamp nearby, behind Uḥud. Madīnah will be shaken by three earthquakes, and after each one there will be an exodus of disbelievers and hypocrites to the Dajjāl. In this way Madīnah will become purified from filth.
While camped there, one of the believers will go out to him, described by the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) as “the best of people.” The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said, “On hearing about the Dajjāl, a true believer will head towards him. However, on the way, he will be stopped by Dajjāl’s soldiers and asked where he is intending to go. Replying that he is going to meet the person who claims that he is Allāh, the soldiers doubtingly ask, ‘Do you not believe in our Lord?’ He will reply, ‘There is nothing hidden about our Lord, Allāh, so how can I take Dajjāl as my Lord?’ Angry at his reply, they decide to kill him. But all of a sudden, one of them will say, ‘Hasn’t our Lord prohibited us from killing anyone without his permission’ Thus, they will take him to the Dajjāl. On seeing the Dajjāl, the believer will shout, ‘People! This is the Dajjāl that the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) mentioned and warned the believers against!’ The Dajjāl will give an order for him to be killed. He will be placed on his belly and tortured, then he will be asked, ‘Do you still not believe in him’ ‘No! You are the lying Dajjāl!’ he will reply. The believer will then be cut into two pieces and the Dajjāl will walk in between the two pieces and address him, ‘Stand up.’ The believer will come back to life and stand up in one piece. Yet again, he will be asked, ‘Do you now believe in me?’ He will reply, ‘This has only added to my certainty concerning you that you are really the Dajjāl.’ The believer will then proclaim, ‘People, he will not be able to do anything to any man after me.’ The Dajjāl, angry at his refusal, will grab hold of him and place a knife on his throat to slaughter him, but he will be unable to because Allāh will have put copper in that area which the knife will not be able to penetrate. The Dajjāl will grab hold of his hands and legs and throw him into the fire. However, the fire will turn into a pleasant garden for him. This person will be the greatest martyr in the eyes of Allāh and achieve the highest position due to his first death, which was caused by severance of the body in two pieces.”
Eventually the Angels (protecting Madīnah) will direct his attention to Syria and he will march there, and there will he perish.
In addition, although his dominion will reach everywhere, he will also be unable to enter Masjid al-Ṭūr and Masjid al-Aqṣā.
He will remain on earth for forty days: one day like a year, one day like a month, one day like a week, and the remaining days like normal days. The Companions asked, ‘Messenger of Allāh (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam), for the day which is like a year, will one day’s prayers be sufficient?’ He replied, “No, you must estimate the time and observe the (regular daily) prayers.”
He, with his forces, will fight the Muslims and the Muslims will not be able to defeat him. Instead they themselves will be facing defeat. Those who will fight him most ferociously will be the Banū Tamīm of the Arabs.
By then, some people will have fled to the mountains. Some Muslims will have fled to Jabal al-Dukhān in Syria and the Dajjāl will go there and lay siege to them, forcing them to endure extreme difficulty.
Then, at one such battle, while the Muslim armies, at that time in Syria, are preparing to face him, ʿIsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) will return to earth just before Fajr time.
He will ask those besieged, “Why aren’t you fighting this filthy liar?” They will reply, ‘This person is no less than a jinn!’
After they have prayed Fajr, the Muslims will go out to face him; this will be the final battle fought between them and the armies of the Dajjāl. The very fragrance of the breath of ʿĪsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) will kill any disbeliever it reaches, and it will extend as far as the eye can see. The battle will be so fierce that forces of the Dajjāl will flee and hide behind boulders and trees, but those boulders and trees themselves will cry out, ‘Muslims, there is a Jew (that allied with Dajjāl) behind me, come kill him!’ except for the Gharqad tree because that is their tree.
As soon as the Dajjāl sees ʿĪsa (ʿalayhi al-Salām), he will start to dissolve just like salt dissolves in water and run away. ʿĪsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) will pursue him and kill the Dajjāl with his lance at the gate of a place called Ludd (near Tel Aviv, in today’s Israel). He will show the blood on his lance to those around him, proving conclusively that he was just a human being and in no way divine.
The appearance of the Dajjāl is one of a group of signs which, once they occur, a person’s accepting true faith will no longer be of any benefit. Allāh’s Messenger (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said,
“Once three signs occur, the soul will not benefit from believing if it did not believe before: the Dajjāl, the Dābba (the Beast), and the sun rising from the West.”
Protection against Dajjāl
The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) also taught us how to protect ourselves against the Dajjāl. A summary follows:
1 – Sticking firmly to Islām, learning the correct creed, and thereby seeing through his falsehood just as the best of martyrs did.
2 – Seeking refuge with Allāh against the fitna of the Dajjāl, especially in the prayer.
3 – Memorising the first ten verses of Sūrah al-Kahf, “he will be saved from the fitna of the Dajjāl,” and some narrations mention last ten verses.
4 – Fleeing from him, and best of all: residing in Makkah and Madīnah.
“Whoever hears about the Dajjāl should stay well clear. By Allāh a person can come to him thinking he is a believer, then be so confused by the doubts he brings that he will end up following him.”
Ḥadīth of Tamīm al-Dārī
One time the Messenger of Allāh (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) asked the people to gather, after leading them in prayer, he turned to them and asked,
“Do you know why I had asked you to assemble? They said: Allāh and His Messenger know best. He said: By Allāh. I have not made you assemble for exhortation or for a warning, but I have detained you here, for Tamim Dari, a Christian, who came and accepted Islām, told me something, which agrees with what I was telling you about the Dajjāl. He narrated to me that he had sailed in a ship along with thirty men of Banī Lakhm and Banī Judham and had been tossed by waves in the ocean for a month. Then these (waves) took them (near) the land within the ocean (island) at the time of sunset. They sat in a small side-boat and entered that island. There was a beast with long thick hair (and because of these) they could not distinguish his face from his back. They said: Woe to you, who can you be? Thereupon it said: I am al-Jassasa. They said: What is al-Jassasa? And it said: O people, go to this person in the monastery as he is very much eager to know about you. He (the narrator) said: When it named a person for us we were afraid of it lest it should be a devil. Then we hurriedly went on until we came to that monastery and found a well-built person there with his hands tied to his neck and having iron shackles between his two legs up to the ankles. We said: Woe be upon thee, who are you? And he said: You would soon come to know about me. But tell me who are you? We said: We are people from Arabia and we embarked upon a boat but the sea-waves had been driving us for one month and they brought as near this island. We got into the side-boats and entered this island and here a beast met us with profusely thick hair and because of the thickness of his hair his face could not be distinguished from his back. We said: Woe be to thee, who are you? It said: I am al- Jassasa. We said: What is al-Jassasa? And it said: Go to this very person in the monastery for he is eagerly waiting for you to know about you. So we came to you in hot haste fearing that that might be the Devil. He (that chained person) said: Tell me about the date-palm trees of Baisan. We said: About what aspect of theirs do you seek information? He said: I ask you whether these trees bear fruit or not. We said: Yes. Thereupon, he said: I think these would not bear fruits. He said: Inform me about the lake of Tabariyya. We said: Which aspect of it do you want to know? He said: Is there water in it? They said: There is abundance of water in it. Thereupon he said: I think it would soon become dry. He again said: Inform me about the spring of Zughar. They said: Which aspect of it you want to know? He (the chained person) said: Is there water in it and does it irrigate (the land)? We said to him: Yes, there is abundance of water in it and the inhabitants (of Madīnah) irrigate (land) with the help of it. He said: Inform me about the unlettered Prophet; what has he done? We said: He has come out from Makkah and has settled in Yathrib (Mādinah). He said: Do the Arabs fight against him? We said: Yes. He said: How did he deal with them? We informed him that he had overcome those in his neighbourhood and they had submitted themselves before him. Thereupon he said to us: Has it actually happened? We said: Yes. Thereupon he said: If it is so that is better for them that they should show obedience to him. I am going to tell you about myself. I am Dajjāl and I will soon be permitted to get out and so I shall get out and travel in the land, and will not spare any town where I would not stay for forty nights except Makkah and Madīnah as these two (places) are prohibited (areas) for me and I will not make an attempt to enter any one of these two. An angel with a sword in his hand will confront me and will bar my way and there will be angels to guard every passage leading to it.”
It is then that Allāh’s Messenger (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam), striking the pulpit with the help of the end of his staff, said: This implies Taiba meaning Madīnah. Have I not told you an account (of the Dajjāl) like this? The people said: Yes. To which the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said,
‘This account narrated by Tamim Dari was liked by me for it corroborates the account which I gave to you in regard to him (Dajjāl) at Madīnah and Makkah. Behold he (Dajjāl) is in the Syrian sea (Mediterranean) or the Yemen sea (Arabian sea). Nay, on the contrary, he is in the east, he is in the east, he is in the east’ and he pointed with his hand towards the east.
Some authentic narrations mention that it is his left eye that is blind. Ibn Ḥajr states that the narrations which state that it is his right are more authentic. Qāḍī ʿIyāḍ said that the word aʿwar used in the ḥadīth means defective, and not necessarily blind. He said that the ḥadīths show that both his eyes are defective, one more so than the other. Nawawī said that this was an excellent reconciliation.
12,000 NYC STUDENTS BANNED FROM SCHOOL FOR NOT CONSENTING TO RANDOM COVID TESTING
“New Yorkers are finally rebelling against the illicit Covid regime. About 12,000 New York City students are being prevented from attending in-person learning because parents failed to sign consent forms for weekly random testing”, Bloomberg reported last week. … Meanwhile, high school and middle school students that are part of NYC’s 1 million plus student body are all receiving remote instruction. “Tens of thousands” of elementary school parents have voluntarily opted out of random testing in favour of remote learning as well, Bloomberg concluded.”
“A British journalist has been targeted by an angry online mob after pointing out that only a relatively small amount of healthy people have died from Covid, and suggesting that the complete destruction of our way of life is not an adequate response.
Talkradio host, Julia Hartley-Brewer used the National Health Service’s own statistics to point out that “Just 377 healthy people under 60 have died of Covid.” “That’s not typo. There are no zeros missing,” Hartley noted urging that while it is sad, it shouldn’t justify the shutdown of the economy and the house arrest of the entire country.
COVID QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q. A musalli coughs in the Musjid. According to the imam, this is a sign of covid disease. The imam tells the musalli to remain at home and not to visit the Musjid for Salaat. Is the imam’s instruction to the musalli correct? Please comment.
A. The imaam’s instruction is haraam. Preventing the musalli from the Musjid simply on the basis of coughing is tantamount to kufr. It is kufr because the instruction is the effect of a kufr belief. The imaam believes that disease is contagious. This kufr belief of the mushrikeen, and now of the atheists, was refuted by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who said: “Laa adwaa…….” (Disease is not contagious). For a detailed exposition of this issue, refer to our website. At the minimum, the imaam’s instruction is a major sin. While in reality the imaam has committed kufr, he could be spared from the fatwa of kufr on the basis of him being a moron who has been misled by the molvi agents of Iblees.
Q. If someone has tested positive for the covid disease, should he remain at home, and not go to the Musjid for Salaat?
A. As long as he has the strength to go to the Musjid, it will remain Waajib for him to go to the Musjid. Jamaat Salaat is Waajib. The hallucination of contagion is a devilish idea. It is not permissible to entertain this belief of kufr.
Q. I accept that it is not permissible to perform Namaaz with a mask. But why will the Namaaz not be valid?
A. The Namaaz will not be valid because the donning of the mask comes with the kufr adwaa (contagion) belief. This kufr theory of the atheists effaces Imaan. Thus, Namaaz will not be valid. In fact, the one who wears the niqaab of Iblees believing in the kufr theory, should renew his Imaan.
Q. There is no social distancing in our Jamaat Khaanah. However, the imam wears a mask while leading the Salaat. What should I do?
A. If there is no other Musjid or venue where Salaat is performed correctly according to the Sunnah, then perform Salaat at home. Do not follow the jaahil imaam.
Q. Some ulama say that there are two valid views regarding the issue of disease being contagious. Therefore, all the covid protocols are permissible according to the ulama who believe in contagion. Is this correct?
A. It is not correct. There are no two views. There is not a single Authority of the Shariah since the era of the Sahaabah who had ever refuted Rasulullah’s explicit and emphatic refutation of the contagion kufr idea. How is it possible for any true Aalim to deny the validity of a belief stated explicitly by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). The morons who are members of Hizbush Shaitaan (The Legion of Iblees), are not Ulama. They are juhala who are agents of shaitaan.
The difference of the Ulama on the contagion issue is of mere technical significance. It is of no practical importance. It has no practical effect. As far as the Shariah is concerned, all the satanic covid protocols which Hizbush Shaitaan struggles to halaalize by misinterpretation of the technical argument, are Haraam.
The opinion of Taqi Uthmaan is not a valid difference. Taqi Uthmaan is the chief of Hizbush Shaitaan. He has satanically opened the floodgates for many acts of fisq and fujoor, and now with the covid Satanism, the door of even kufr. All the hallucinated ‘precautions’ which brutal regimes are enforcing are the effects of shaitaaniyat.
Q. Someone told me a theory based on the various aayaat of the Qur’aan Sharif. These verses speak of Allah Ta’ala blowing something of HIS spirit into man, i.e. Hazrat Aadam (Alayhis salaam).
The theory is as follows: Allah Ta’ala blew something of Himself into each person, which means that we carry something of Allah Ta’ala. In saying this it does not mean that Allah Ta’ala is missing something. Rather, it just means that we have something of Allah Ta’ala inside us. That is also why we never truly die. When we die we are immediately sent into Barzakh or a different dimension. Thereafter, depending on how we had lived on earth, will come either Jannah or Jahannam which are both eternal.
The person states that the Awliya of Allah have this knowledge and Moulana Rumi (Rahmatullah alayh) makes mention, whenever he quotes things, of “what you are seeking is inside you” etc.
Obviously because we have very little knowledge of the soul there isn’t anything concrete that backs the theory. Its a mystical thing that a person comes to know once he reaches that stage.
My reply was that I never heard anything of this before. In terms of aqeedah what do we believe with regards to this?
A. This is a theory of kufr. This person does not understand the statements of Maulana Rumi (Rahmatullah alayh). He should not read the works of Maulana Rumi. This type of theorizing culminates in the shirk of pantheism. It is haraam and moronic to suck such theories from the thumb. It is a theory which militates against Tauheed. Issues of Aqeedah are based on Wahi, not on conjecturing. Conjecturing in this manner is satanic.
Imaam Abu Muhammad Al-Juwayni (رحمه الله) was a great ‘aalim (scholar of the Religion) who possessed an extremely high level of caution and concern regarding the consumption of halaal and haraam. The level of his concern was such that it prompted him to earn by working with his own hands, in order to have the peace of mind that he was earning a pure livelihood that was untainted by haraam.
When the time for Imaam Abu Muhammad Al Juwayni (رحمه الله) to marry arrived, he used the pure money which he had painstakingly earned, to pay for his mahr (dowry) and other marriage expenses. The effect of this pure wealth was clearly manifest in the son he was blessed with from this marriage. This son also grew up to become a great ‘aalim and was later known by the title of “Imaamul Haramain” (Imaam of the Two Harams). Understanding the crucial role consumption of halaal plays in the effort of a Muslim to live a life of piety, he ensured that he fed his child only that which was 100% pure and halaal.
Later in his life, when Imaamul Haramain (رحمه الله) was once engaged in a debate, to the absolute astonishment of all present, he was suddenly overcome by a short bout of stammering and stuttering! Somebody later asked him, “O Imaam! What happened to you? We never once before heard you stammer or stutter!” Imaamul Haramain (رحمه الله) replied, “It can only have been the ill effects of the remaining traces which remained of the sip.” Having given such a vague answer, somebody asked him, “What incident are you referring to by mentioning ‘the sip’?”
Imaamul Haramain (رحمه الله) explained, “My mother was once busy preparing my father’s food when I began to cry. I was, at the time, a suckling infant. As my mother could not immediately attend to me, the neighbour’s slave girl, who happened to be present, clasped me to her chest to feed me. My father walked in at that moment and on seeing what was happening, immediately exclaimed, ‘Neither does this slave girl belong to us nor does she have the right to feed our child her milk as her masters have not permitted it!’ Saying this, he grabbed me from her and turned me upside down; forcing me to vomit until I had emptied my belly of the few sips I had taken. The stammer and stutter you heard from me today is on account of the ill effects of those few sips I had taken.” (Tabaqaatush Shaafi‘iyyah Al Kubraa vol. 5, pg. 168)
1.The effect of haraam is so detrimental that although Imaamul Haramain (رحمه الله) had emptied his stomach of all the milk, the effects of the traces of the milk still remained and were adversely affecting him many years later.
Just as a petrol car cannot reach its destination on diesel, similarly it is very difficult for a Muslim to reach Jannah when fuelled by haraam. The reason for this is that haraam nourishment creates the inclination towards haraam in the body and removes the inclination to worship and obey Allah Ta‘ala. If we are so particular regarding filling our vehicles, which merely take us from A to B, with the correct fuel, we should be even more particular about filling our bodies, which need to carry us to Jannah, with halaal food.
Being in a time wherein eating out has become common, let us exercise caution and restraint and not eat food from any store/restaurant without first verifying that the food is 100% halaal.
Q: What is the ruling with regards to participating in Christmas celebrations? Is it permissible for a person to give gifts to the kuffaar on this occasion to promote his business?
A: Islam is a religion that is complete and perfect in every respect and it provides a person with guidance in all spheres of his life. Even during occasions of happiness, such as marriage, or occasions of sadness, such as divorce or death, a person is not left to himself to decide which path he should adopt and what direction he should take. Rather, Islam guides him every step of the way and teaches him how to conduct himself, both in private and when interacting with people. In essence, there is no religion that is parallel to Islam in offering direction to man and showing him the path towards success.
Indeed, there is in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful example for the one who hopes in Allah Ta’ala and the Final Day.
In the Hadith, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has commanded us to refrain from emulating the kuffaar in their celebrations, customs, culture and ways. Hence, on the occasion of Christmas, a Muslim should maintain his Islamic identity and refrain from emulating the Christians. It is not permissible for a Muslim to have a Christmas sale or give his clientele Christmas gifts. Similarly, wishing the Christians “merry Christmas” is extremely serious as one will be wishing them happiness in their kufr and shirk practices.
The jurists have written that if one participates in the celebration of the kuffaar out of respect for such days, he will become a kaafir. If one participates in their celebration without respecting and honouring their celebration, he will not become a kaafir, but on account of this action being impermissible (makrooh-e-tahreemi), he will be sinful.
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said:
من تشبه بقوم فهو منهم
The one who imitates a people will be counted among them (in the sight of Allah Ta’ala).
As believers, we believe that true respect, honour and dignity can only be attained by following the pristine, pure teachings of Islam and the Mubaarak Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). If we seek honour and respect elsewhere, we will bring nothing but disgrace and humiliation to ourselves. Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) has emphasized:
إنا كنا أذل قوم فأعزنا الله بالإسلام فمهما نطلب العز بغير ما أعزنا الله به أذلنا الله
We were the most disgraced of people. Allah Ta’ala then gave us honour through Islam. If we ever seek honour in something besides that through which Allah Ta’ala has honoured us (Islam), Allah Ta’ala will disgrace us.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
عن ابن عمر قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من تشبه بقوم فهو منهم. (سنن أبي داود، الرقم: 4033)
عن عمرو بن الحارث ، أن رجلا دعا عبد الله بن مسعود إلى وليمة ، فلما جاء ليدخل سمع لهوا ، فلم يدخل ، فقال : ما لك رجعت ؟ قال : إني سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول : من كثر سواد قوم فهو منهم ، ومن رضي عمل قوم كان شريكا في عملهم. (إتحاف الخيرة المهرة، الرقم: 3297)
إنا كنا أذل قوم فأعزنا الله بالإسلام فمهما نطلب العز بغير ما أعزنا الله به أذلنا الله (المستدرك للحاكم، الرقم: 207)
من تشبه بقوم أي من شبه نفسه بالكفار مثلا في اللباس وغيره أو بالفساق أو الفجار أو بأهل التصوف والصلحاء الأبرار فهو منهم أي في الإثم والخير. (مرقاة شرح مشكاة 4/431)
( والإعطاء باسم النيروز والمهرجان لا يجوز ) أي الهدايا باسم هذين اليومين حرام ( وإن قصد تعظيمه ) كما يعظمه المشركون ( يكفر ) قال أبو حفص الكبير لو أن رجلا عبد الله خمسين سنة ثم أهدى لمشرك يوم النيروز بيضة يريد تعظيم اليوم فقد كفر وحبط عمله ا هـ (الدر المختار 6/754)
يكفر بوضع قلنسوة المجوس على رأسه على الصحيح إلا لضرورة دفع الحر والبرد وبشد الزنار في وسطه إلا إذا فعل ذلك خديعة في الحرب وطليعة للمسلمين وبقوله المجوس خير مما أنا فيه يعني فعله … وبخروجه إلى نيروز المجوس لموافقته معهم فيما يفعلون في ذلك اليوم وبشرائه يوم النيروز شيئا لم يكن يشتريه قبل ذلك تعظيما للنيروز لا للأكل والشرب وبإهدائه ذلك اليوم للمشركين ولو بيضة تعظيما لذلك لا بإجابة دعوة مجوسي حلق رأس ولده وبتحسين أمر الكفار اتفاقا حتى قالوا لو قال ترك الكلام عند أكل الطعام حسن من المجوس أو ترك المضاجعة حالة الحيض منهم حسن فهو كافر كذا في البحر الرائق. (الفتاوى الهندية 2/276)
The Battle of Uhud was about to take place. Sahaba Radhiyallahu anhum began preparation for this battle.
In the home of Hadhrat Amr bin Jamuh Radhiyallahu anh, preparation of for battle by his three sons were being undertaken. Amr was an elderly person. He was physically weak. In some accounts, it has been mentioned that he was lame and his back bent.
He too, began preparing for battle. His family became extremely concerned, trying to dissuade him. They pointed out his physical vulnerabilities. They reminded him of his age. They even explained that there is a valid excuse for him to physically take part in the battle.
Amr, extremely agitated, and despondent presents himself to The Beloved Rasool of Allah Sallalahu Alayhi wasallam. He complains about the restrictions being placed upon him by his sons and family.
Rasoolullah Sallalahu Alayhi wasallam, despite full knowledge of Amr’s condition, advises the sons to leave Amr be. Perhaps his martyrdom is written for him on this battle.
He goes into battle and with a son at his side he fights valiantly, giving his everything. He cried, “I want Paradise, I want Paradise!” And fought till Allah Ta’ala blessed him with Shahadat!
Today, we have many of our elderly and physically challenged men. Medically challenged. They want to return to the Masjid. They want to spend the last moments of their lives in the Pleasure of Allah Ta’ala. Their hearts yearn for shahadat or even a death that is under the condition that Allah Ta’ala is pleased with them.
Oh Trustee, Imam, Family Members, honestly ask your self, if our Beloved Nabi Sallalahu Alayhi wasallam had to make a decision in this matter, where you are taking a mere recommendation of the Government and making it a law in your Masjid, what do you think Our Beloved Nabi Sallalahu Alayhi wasallam will decide?
In the case of Amr, death was a certainty. For his family, losing their father was a certainty. It was a physical battle. Nabi Sallalahu Alayhi wasallam was well aware of the physical condition of Amr. Neither did Amr hide his disability nor did he conceal his age. Nabi Sallalahu Alayhi wasallam was well aware of Allah Ta’ala’s Laws and Concessions. He was that glorious Compassionate Being who is the Mercy unto Mankind and Creation. He was that Being who showed sympathy and kindness to even animals and birds. Yet, Nabi Sallalahu Alayhi wasallam overrides the valid concerns of the family and granted the elderly, physically challenged Amr Radhiyallahu anh the permission to seek his Jannah!
Today, it is not the battlefield that your elderly are asking for. They want to be with you in the Masjid, side by side, so that they too can worship Allah Ta’ala in accordance to the Teachings of our Beloved Nabi Sallalahu Alayhi wasallam.
You can never be Amr or his sons Radhiyallahu Radhiyallahu anhum. But his spirit can be emulated and expressed. Just as Nabi Sallalahu Alayhi wasallam spoke on behalf of Amr to his sons, we make this plea to you as well.
Please, stop enforcing these restrictions upon our elderly and infirm. Just as how the son of Amr Radhiyallahu anh fought at his father’s side, supporting him, stand and support your elderly and infirm in their quest for Allah Ta’ala’s Pleasure. Encourage them, support them, help them and open the House of Allah Ta’ala for them. If their comfort, joy and satisfaction cannot be found in the House of Allah, where else is it going to be found?
If this virus does reach them, or anyone for that matter, wouldn’t it be far superior for all to be afflicted whilst being in worship of Allah Ta’ala?
Stop throwing those numbers and data around! Stop the fear mongering. Stop making Believers fearful of death!!! Especially death in the worship of Allah Ta’ala! If you are truly a Believer, you should be the last person to be doing this kind of fear mongering! If you are a Believer, you KNOW the reality of this.
May Allah Ta’ala grant us all such Adherence to Shariah that He is pleased with us. May Allah Ta’ala accept us all for Service to His Deen. May Allah Ta’ala protect us from doing a disservice to Deen. May Allah Ta’ala keep us with Imaan, take us with Imaan and Ressurect us with Imaan amongst the Ambiya, Siddeeqeen, Shuhadaa and Saliheen. Aameen
🚑🚑 As 2020 draws to a close, everyone is hoping for a better 2021. However, a better 2021 solely depends on how well we navigated 2020, and what lessons we learnt from it. If we continue with our same attitude and behavior into 2021, we may even experience a tougher year ahead of us.
🚗 Admittedly, 2020 was a roller coaster of a year. Everyone, without exception, was affected by the Covid saga in some way or the other. This was either physically, economically, socially, emotionally, or spiritually. Businesses, Masjids, Educational Institutions, Production Lines, Travelling, Leisure… Every facet of our life was turned upside down.
🕋🕋 What’s important to note is that did we draw closer to Allah Ta’ala during this year or not? Let’s pinpoint a few of the more pertinent issues here:
⛺ 1) Have we cleaned out riba (usury) from our lives, or did we plunge deeper into it? Riba is one of the biggest traps of Dajjal.
⛺ 2) Did we become more attached to the Masjid, or further aloof from it? The Masjid is where the mercy of Allah descends. Abandon the Masjid and there is none more wretched than you.
⛺3) Did the sight of so many deaths remind you more of your final destination, or did it make you cling more to your dear life? This life can be snatched in an instance, but the hereafter is eternal.
⛺ 4) Did you religiously follow the fear-mongering narrative of mainstream media and put your faith in masks and alcohol, or did you gain a better insight of Islam and learnt how Allah wants you to navigate such challenges in life? There’s no greater fool than the one who eagerly laps up whatever the Dajjali box TV spews out, without first examining whether it’s compatible with Islam or not. Allah is our ultimate authority in everything.
⛺5) Did we not realize that Islam has a perfect system of medicine – a pure and natural way of healing our bodies. Thousands were healed by faith, and things like Black Seed, Costus, Steaming, Vitamins etc. Have we not learnt that strong Imaan, healthy eating, prophetic medicines, natural herbs, immune building etc are our first line of defence before rushing off to be ventilated in a hospital in PANIC? We have certain cure in our system of medicine, but uncertain consequences in things like DNA altering radioactive vaccines.
⛺6) With everyone social distancing and donning the mask, did we not realize that our safety lies in Islam’s perfect system of modesty? Males are to lower their gazes, and females to cover up appropriately. Do we look more handsome in how Allah wants us to dress, or according to the forced Dajjali guidelines of raincoats, oxygen depleting masks, and absurd elbow shakes?
⛺ 7) My last point is the most painful. The Year 2020 was the most difficult in a 100 years, but it was also the most divisive. The medical fraternity, the Ulema fraternity, the legal fraternity, the business fraternity – everyone split into two. We had Masjid trustees who handled the situation well, and we had another group of arrogant and ignorant trustees who really messed up – even firing Imams and locking up the Masjid (whilst continuing with their own concerns), as if the Masjid is their clubhouse. These trustees should be overthrown and more knowledgeable people should take their place. If not, the Masjid will become houses of darkness, instead of light.
🧊 Perhaps the two camps are needed to be identified, so that everyone knows where they belong in the upcoming more tumultuous years – either within the pro-government/media/atheistic camp, guided by fake science (they will be in the majority), or the smaller group of discerning and thinking individuals, who put their religion and values before worldly comfort. It’s the seperation of the men from the boys.
🎯🎯 The fence-sitters will become thinner and thinner by the day. Everyone will choose which camp he or she identifies with.
🔥🔥🔥 REMEMBER, IF WE PUT ALLAH SECOND IN LIFE, DAJJAL TAKES FIRST POSITION. ALLAH RULES WITH COMPASSION AND WISHES PARADISE FOR US, WHILST DAJJAL RULES WITH DECEIT AND WISHES HELLFIRE FOR US.
👑👑 DID THE COVID PLAN-DEMIC OPEN OUR EYES TO ALL THESE REALITIES?