Online Maktab

Educational trends are fast evolving. Future education seems to be leaning towards distance learning. The ease and convenience it offers make it the go-to choice for many a parent. Should this also be an option for our Maktab system?

Knowledge is heart-to-heart

From the beginning of time, Dīn was transmitted from person to person, and from heart to heart. Never was a scripture sent without a Nabī; a personal and physical Mu’allim, to teach it.

Jibrīl ‘Alayhis-Salām appeared before Nabī Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam in the cave of Hirā’ and physically embraced him, thereby starting off the chain of revelation. Nabī Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam then physically taught the Dīn to the Sahābah Radhiyallāhu ‘Anhum, who in turn taught the Tabi’īn, and so on. When the time came to send letters of da’wah to the rulers, a Sahābi was sent with it.

‘Ilm is Nūr (divine light)

The Ustādh Of Imām As-Shafi’ī Rahimahullāh told him regarding ‘Ilm: “Verily ‘Ilm is Nūr from my Rabb, and the Nūr of Allāh Ta’ālā is not given to a sinner…”

The knowledge of Dīn carries a special spiritual light with it that transmits from teacher to student. This Nūr and spirituality can never be transmitted through a screen.

The Necessary Adab (respect and etiquette)

It has been said that Dīn, the entirety of it, is Adab! The extent that a person will benefit from his knowledge is in accordance with the amount of respect and etiquette he shows to his teacher, the knowledge, and all the instruments of this knowledge. In the famous Hadīth known as Hadīth Jibrīl, Jibrīl ‘Alayhis-Salām came to Nabī Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam in the form of a student. He came close, sat with respect and asked specific questions.

This served to teach us the etiquette of a student. This can only be inculcated and nurtured in a child under the watchful eye of a teacher. The holding of the Qur’ān Karīm and other books with respect, sitting with respect and being attentive to the lesson are all necessary for progress. This can only be taught and maintained in a physical classroom.

The effect of one’s company

The word ‘suhbah” means to be in someone’s company. The Sahābah Radhiyallāhu ‘Anhum got their name from this, due to them staying in the company of Nabī Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam. It was this link with Nabī Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam that turned them into people that future generations would aspire to be like.

The effect of one’s company can never be overestimated. Their manners and habits rub off on him. That is why our children must spend the few years of their Maktab education in the company of pious ‘Ulamā’. This will have an amazing effect on them and will help to mould their beliefs, manners and habits correctly.

Allāh Ta’ālā tells us: “O you who believe, fear Allāh and be with the Sādiqīn (the truthful/pious ones).” [Al-Qur’ān 9/119]

Many who have attended the Maktab will attest that their main link to Dīn is their Maktab teacher. For many, the only ‘Ālim they know or have a relationship with is their Maktab teacher. Can we afford to deprive our children of this link?

The legacy of sacrificing for Dīn

Allāh Ta’ālā says: “Those who strive in our way, we will most definitely guide them.” [Al-Qur’ān 29/69] Sacrifice for Dīn is necessary for guidance. The glorious history of Islām bears testimony to the thousands of journeys undertaken by the scholars of Dīn to far-off lands for the learning and disseminating of Dīnī knowledge.

Just as those before us sacrificed, we should be ready to do so as well. For the sake of avoiding the discomfort of transporting our children to and from the Maktab, are we ready to pour water over their rich legacy?

Self Study?

The pious scholars have always placed great importance on one having a shaykh over him. This was to the extent that they wouldn’t give any consideration to one who merely studied from books. This was because they understood that true action and understanding of ‘ilm will only come when one has a teacher guiding him through the books.

Qādhī ‘Iyādh Rahimahullāh mentions a story of a certain scholar who wrote to some ‘Ulamā’ of the time. He didn’t agree with certain actions of theirs. Instead of answering him as they would normally, they merely responded: “Be silent! You have no shaykh.”

The pitfalls associated with online studies

Parents who experienced online learning during the covid period will attest that maintaining proper discipline and system is nearly impossible. Do we want to have children sitting in shorts on their beds, having a snack, whilst an essential part of Dīn is explained on the screen? Will the love for Dīn ever enter a child’s heart when during a lesson, he is browsing the internet and looking at evil? A parent recently related to an ustādh that their child forgot how to recite the Qur’ān Karīm during the year away from the proper system. May Allāh Ta’ālā protect us!

Our rich history of Makātib in South Africa

Alhamdulillāh, from the time Tuan Guru Rahimahullāh established the first “maktab” in Cape Town up to the present, South Africa has served as a model to other countries in the establishment of a Maktab system. This was firmly built on the legacy of face-to-face learning as taught to us by our pious predecessors. So why tamper with this tried and tested method and thereby risk the Dīn of our future generations?

May Allāh Ta’ālā grant us the ability to hold on to Dīn and its method of transmission as shown to us by Nabī Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam and his illustrious Sahābah Radhiyallahu ‘Anhum. Āmīn.

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How Muslim Parents Can Avoid Losing Their Children to Disbelief and Atheism

Parents in today’s age are quickly losing their authority.

Homeschooling is one of the best and most effective ways for you as the parent to regain control over your own child, reclaim your natural parental authority, and recommit to your full responsibility for the tarbiya of your child.

Homeschooling allows you to:

  1. Have control over what your child learns, which means you can:
  2. Prioritize the learning of Islam and important Islamic subjects: Quran (hifdh حفظ / memorization, tafsir تفسير, tajweed تجويد, tadabbur تدبر/ reflection), seerah / biography of the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم and of his Sahaba and stories of the prophets, hadith, `aqida, Arabic, and instill a deep love of Allah Most High.
  3. Protect your child from the woke sicknesses forced down the throats of schoolchildren in modern secular public and private schools, like HGTV and other illnesses that are made to seem “normal” and “beautiful.”
  4. Inoculate your child against the biggest diseases of modernity, the -isms taken for granted in the mass schooling system: atheism, scientism, materialism, liberalism, feminism, individualism, hedonism, satanism. Save your child from falling into these traps and explain their inherent flaws and irrationality, while demonstrating why and how Islam is far superior.
  5. Teach your child “secular” academics much faster and more efficiently at home one-on-one than in school at the usual 20-to-one ratio. Use your intimate knowledge of your child’s personality and learning style to tailor the material to fit your child’s needs, so that learning is even deeper and more impactful.
  6. Protect your child from the hyper-sexualized environment of the public sphere, including sadly modern public and private schools. Guard your child’s fitra and innocence for as long as possible.

RELATED: What Are You Exposing Your Muslim Children To?

  1. Teach your children manners, social graces, and beautiful etiquette according to Islam at home, instead of letting the mass schooling environment destroy these things. The “socialization” that happens in school is one of the worst things that can happen to a child: learning how to curse, be foulmouthed and vulgar, act shamelessly, behave brazenly, defy adult authority, are part of the “socialization” of school. Socialize your own child properly at home.
  2. Impart your own mother language to your child well. One of the worst losses of public school is the loss of Arabic/ Urdu/ Bangla/ Turkish/ Farsi/ Swahili and other original languages of our Islamic countries. English learned in school replaces them all, superseding them in your child’s mind and mindset. This language barrier creates a gap between the understanding of parents and their children, causing a rift in the relationship, estrangement, emotional distance. The parent and the child no longer speak the same language, literally AND figuratively.
  3. Choose your child’s friends and playmates by vetting them carefully and knowing their families. When your child is institutionalized in the system, you as the parent get no say in who your child hangs around all day in class, in sports, or extracurricular activities. Your child will be influenced by the presence of these other children and you will have no idea who they are.
  4. You will reclaim your rightful place as the main influence in your child’s life. You will be the primary caregiver, primary teacher, primary role model. You will have the authority and the right to impart your own values to your own child, your own principles and convictions. You will be able to pass on Islam to your child unfettered by the intervention of external forces and unhindered by the time constraints imposed by the mass schooling schedule. You, the adult who birthed the child, will be also the adult who raises the child and moulds his personality and refines his character. It will also be YOU who has to stand before Allah and answer for how you raised or didn’t raise your child, so regaining your natural authority to be able to fulfill your parental responsibilities is critical.

Parents, we live in a time of war. An ideological war that is being waged for the hearts and minds of our own children.

How would you like to proceed so you can win the war? Allow your enemy to take control of your own child and just forfeit the fight? Or stand up and reclaim your natural authority as a parent?

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A Teachers Warning

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

As a Madrasah teacher, teaching high-school girls and university students, the challenges they face or get caught up in are of great and grave concern. (Other teachers who are teaching in different Makaatib will attest to the same issues.)

Many of the students attend private schools. These are the elite schools in KZN. Over the years, mothers have made it clear to me that they want the best secular education for their children and won’t consider anything less than the best private schools or even boarding schools.

The following are some of the incidents brought to my attention, of happenings in these private and renowned schools, direct from the students, mothers or teachers.

1.) A number of students have doubts believing in Allah, since Darwin’s theory of evolution and the big bang theory are expounded in their classes.

One student said that they are not allowed to bring up the word ‘God’ or religion, because their teacher is an atheist. (Nor are they allowed to bring up an issue like Palestine or mention the word, ‘Palestine’)

They have asked me to explain the existence of Allah, as they have misgivings and are not sure anymore.

They have Muslim names, say they are Muslims to keep their parents comfortable, but their minds are 100% secular. They are thus not keen to practise on the teachings of Islam.

Parents naively believe that the environment and education will not affect their children’s Deen; in reality it is destroying their Deen.

2.) An all-girls’ school had a principal, for many years, who identified herself as a lesbian. It was no secret. She left such a legacy in the school that a number of the students now also identify themselves as lesbians.

Muslim mothers and the students themselves were indifferent to this. They described her as a good principal, considerate and accommodating. There was no concern that the one in charge of their daughters was involved in such immoral conduct or would influence them to the same way of life.

Now we have Muslim girls coming out as lesbians and they are already in relationships with other girls. They say that their parents know nothing of their tendencies and inclinations, and don’t want them to find out. If not lesbian, many ‘Muslim’ girls fully support those who are. (The same scenario is found amongst boys).

3.) The LGBTQ+ community has grown so much at the schools, that will shock many parents. A lot of promotion and time is being spent to “educate” students of these ‘rights’.

When some of these ‘Muslim’ girls are asked about it, they treat the topic as a joke and laugh about these happenings. They consider these as ‘new norms’ and acceptable. Otherwise, we have some ‘Muslim’ students who argue regarding LGBTQ. These students strongly advocate that as Muslims, we have to accept the LGBTQ, support and sympathise with them.

…What is left of a person’s Imaan when he or she considers permissible what Allah has declared as prohibited?

And if any student, at these schools, does not toe the line and accept, she is targeted and labelled homophobic. She is considered biased, is snubbed and even reported to teachers.

4.) Many Muslim girls (and boys) are caught up in zina (fornication) and they brazenly make it known. It is out of control. One student said to me that in her click of 8 Muslim girls, 5 have already lost their chastity. These are high-school girls. The parents are either blissfully unaware or are themselves caught up in the same vice of adultery. …Married Muslim women have made known their illicit relationships and even that of their spouses. Very sadly, this is the kind of bad example some of the children have today, in their parents.

On the other hand, there are those children who fall into depression and wish to end their lives when they find out about their parents’ promiscuity or “double lives”. One student mentioned that she was contemplating suicide because both her mother and father were involved in adulterous relationships. This was the key factor of her depression and it was what prompted suicide.

5.) Whilst it is common for unmarried non-Muslim girls to fall pregnant or have abortions during their school/university years, the same is becoming common amongst our Muslim girls. (The company you keep…)

6.) In these institutes, the girls are coached to be feminists. There are educators who promote and push the agenda of feminism, freedom, independence and fighting for one’s “rights”. As a result, students wrongly see Islam as repressive. Their questions and ideas indicate this. Many don’t want to wear a scarf, let alone dress modestly or live according to Islamic teachings because of the influence of feminist “ideals”.

(Alhamdulillah, Islam has already honoured women with great rights, respect and honour.)

7.) A Muslim student was so influenced by her school ‘friends’ at one of the most prestigious private schools in SA, that she became a call girl. She began to earn money through sex chats. Her mother had insisted she attend the school, arguing that her daughter has to have the best secular education.

…If the end-product is a prostitute, I think we can all agree that there is a need to reassess our priorities.

8.) Although called an ‘all girls schools’, male teachers are employed. For many of these schools, the uniform is a short skirt and shirt. But there is no worry from the parents. It really does not matter to most of them that there are male teachers or lesbians or atheists teaching their daughters. Being an all-girl’s school with a high level of education seems to make everything ‘right’?


9.) One mother declared that she sends her daughter to a private Christian school for the “best secular education”, and mentioned that her young daughter finds the priest to be “very compassionate” towards her.

…Can we be so naïve?

Another Muslim mother shared that her daughter spent the week-end away on a school excursion, but said she was happy in the knowledge that her daughter was ‘safe’ in the guardianship of a priest. (?)

…If this does not create uneasiness and worry in a mother, you are surely living in a bubble.

10.) Students attending these schools/institutes have said that some of their friends – girls and boys – have left Islam. Their parents don’t know. Drugs, drinking, pornography, satanism, homosexuality, etc. are rife.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Some incidents are just too shameful to mention; not only in the KZN province and South Africa, in schools for boys and girls, at primary and secondary levels and universities; it is a global pandemic. Even our Muslim schools are not free from these evils. The problems are obviously exacerbated when children are given access to Tiktok, YouTube, Netflix and other social media platforms.

So My Message to Parents is:

If you have placed your daughter/son in such an environment, you own this.

If they fall into immoral conduct and Kufr, you carry this burden.

Say what you like, but if you enrolled them in these schools and institutes, are paying their fees and transporting them to and fro, day in and day out, the blame is squarely on you.

You can throw out all kinds of criticism and excuses in response to this, to justify your choice, it is not going to change the facts on the ground. You can save your reasons and excuses for the Day of Judgement, but will they carry weight in the Court of Allah?

You can continue to live in denial, but it won’t change reality. You cannot foolishly plead ignorance before Allah.

Sending them to Madrasah for 1 hour or 2 hours to assuage your conscience, but eagerly and readily sacrificing Madrasah for extra-curricular activities, tuition, etc. shows where your loyalties lie. When they are spending 7 hours+, Monday to Friday (online or onsite), with secularists, feminists, modernists, lesbians, gays and others (not forgetting the amount of time spent on social media), then surely that influence will be greater than a few hours spent in Madrasah, half-heartedly. …Educate yourself on what secularism is. Because if any education distances us from Allah, it certainly is the worst and the poorest education; not the best.

You can decide:

If you still want the most elite schools and best secular education, and are happy with the end result, even if it is the fire of hell, all at your expense, then of course that is your bad decision.

If you have concern for your children’s Imaan, then step out of the rivalry game and competition circles. We are not here to boost our egos and boast our wealth and our worldly status.

You may not like the reminder, but we are the slaves of Allah. We are here, in this world, to worship Him and prepare for the Hereafter. This world is not the be-all and end-all. We have to return to Allah.

You have been given your child as a trust from Allah. Sending your daughter/son to such a school, college or university environment, with the kind of sins that are glorified there, is a huge compromise on Deeni principles, for which you will be accountable on the Day of Judgement.

For yours and your daughter’s/son’s Imaan and salvation, take them out

A Teachers Warning


BY: Qalamul Haq

1. In acquiring a secular school or university education , do you believe that your Rizq will increase beyond what was written for you?

2. Are you able to acquire the knowledge and skills in an environment where the laws of Allah Ta’ala will not be transgressed at all- no intermingling , no haraam of other kinds.

3. Are you able to protect your daughters from zina with Muslim and non Muslim men, from feminist ideas, from putting marriage on hold until the studies are finished, and then IF she gets married, from putting her career before her family or “sharing” roles with her husband and raising children in a home where the dynamic is contrary to the Quraan and our fitrah. Is this all worth having a now indoctrinated professional to serve the Muslim community.

4. Are you able to remove from all the course material , the atheism and liberal values that are part of the modern education system and supplant it with Tawheed and the true understanding of where the knowledge originates?

5. Do you guarantee the imaan of your children when they graduate after they have been exposed to every ideology that ridicules and undermines their imaan and everything a Muslim believes without proof. If so will they be doctors who don’t practice “evidence based medicine” , or lawyers who don’t apply a law other than the law of Allah so they are not out of the fold of Islam, or accountants that don’t touch riba.

6. How will you protect them from all these things and then enter them into a work environment where every step is a transgression of Allah’s laws and you have to ignore aspects of your deen to climb the corporate ladder or succeed within the profession and the culture that surrounds it- Friday afternoon drinks – rainbow tags for lgbt etc

7. How many deeni Muslim lawyers and doctors did we find during covid – how many opposed the mainstream narratives and how many went with the flow and bought in hook line and sinker- and became agents of the agenda of the disbelievers. Ask the professionals who stood for deen what they think about the education system and their colleagues who chose another way- the majority way by far.

8. No one is against knowledge- all knowledge is from Allah. We are against indoctrination and assimilation into that which will corrupt our beliefs and practice of our deen. Look at evolution, sex education and lgbt being rolled out to babies in the early grades. What do you think happens higher up.

9. Look at the universities, super bright Muslim students from deeni homes becoming murtad and calling towards disbelief. Muslim girls without hijab dancing in solidarity with Palestine or for some other liberal humanitarian cause without the slightest understanding of the laws of deen. This is not about denying the ummah the skills, it’s about protecting the akhira of our children.

10. Are we saying we will do the deen a disservice unless we borrow from the kufaar and their system? That we need to be on par with them to compete at their level? If that’s true then we have lost before beginning because our minds are already colonized and we recognize progress as what they have not what Allah and His Rasool (peace be upon him) have given us. We ignore the qualities of Allah and what He gives to the believers. If our idea of cutting edge is what the kufaar posses of knowledge and technology then we will never fight them on behalf of the deen. They will just churn out more uncle Tom’s from their institutions who will do their bidding for them. More bin Salmans , bin Zayeds, Sisis, secular professionals and self loathing muslims.

11. You think their education gives you the upper hand, it strips you of all the power you would otherwise have on account of your imaan, your Tawheed and the nasr of your Lord, that by the time you qualify (assuming you had the best intention to help the deen,) you emerge no more than a product of their well oiled machine and an “enlightened soul” who no longer has the will to oppose their designs- who has bought into their culture and instead becomes a prop that holds up their system. A prop that is afraid to lose its place and can never undermine the very system it depends on for its position and survival. A prop that becomes nothing if the system does not exist.

12. When you ask this graduate who is meant to have qualified to become an asset of the deen, to take a stand, to sacrifice or to risk something for the sake of the deen, he cannot forgo all that he has worked so hard to achieve and the Rizq which he believes came from his education and hard work. Is this the believer that will trade his life and wealth for jannah. Is he working for jannah or dunya. A simple man who believes in Rizq from Allah and is not invested in the system of kufr is far safer in his imaan and hope for reward from his Lord and as an asset to this ummah. He is not forced to integrate.

13. Those that are part of the system become invested in their education, in the culture of their professions, it matters what their colleagues (especially the non muslim ones) think of them, they need to avoid ridicule or doing anything which will reflect negatively on them within their new paradigm. How is this new product of the education system equipped to serve the deen- what distinguishes him from a kaafir who renders the same service – how different is his advice from his colleagues- did the mainstream Muslim doctors and lawyers say anything different from the non Muslim ones during covid- how did their “muslimness” help them except those very few who risked everything to go against the tide- who spoke Quraan and sunnah- who simply used the skills to try to get an advantage against the kufaar- who have no regard for the letters before or after their name- who wanted to be counted as Muslims – they were negligible in relation to the rest and they do not define themselves by their professions- many loath the professions and every aspect which contradicts the sharia- those are not the professionals that are respected- they are the ones who stand shoulder to shoulder with the ulema of haqq who aspire to defend the deen and take it forward and they are the very same ones who are warning against the danger of the education system to our Imaan and deen.

اللهم ارنا الحق حقاً وارزقنا اتباعه وارنا الباطل باطلا وارزقنا اجتناب


Author’s Foreword
The book “I’tikaf Course” which is a priceless gift for the Mu’takifeen1 is in your hands. There were two primary reasons for its compilation:
1- Many Muslims perform the Ibadah2 of I’tikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan. The blessed moments of Ramadan, the remembrance of Allah and His worship, in the blessed environs of the Masjid, has its own natural resplendence, but due to ignorance of the rules of I’tikaf, innumerable errors occur, to the extent that, at times, even the I’tikaf becomes invalid. For this reason, a great need was perceived to compile the essential rulings of I’tikaf in a concise manner.
2- The combination of ten days of seclusion and the spiritual environment of the Masjid creates an extremely valuable opportunity for the Mu’takif’s intellectual and practical reformation. When a person devotes himself to anything with determination, then, undoubtedly, it will penetrate his heart. For this reason, the need arose to compile such a course, which in keeping with ten days of I’tikaf, will be concise and effective.

1 Mu’takifeen is the plural of Mu’takif. A Mu’takif is a person in I’tikaaf (confining oneself to the Masjid for the sake of Allah).
2 Ibaadah = a form of worship.
For these reasons, this course has been compiled, comprising of: essential rulings of I’tikaf, specific practices of I’tikaf, some fundamental principles, and realities and a collection of 40 Ahadith on different topics.
Every effort has been made to keep this course as brief as possible for ease in its learning and teaching. Accordingly, Masail are stated without the evidences they are based on.
Achieving maximum benefit from the Course
One method of benefitting from this course is for the Imam or an Alim linked to the Masjid to set one time in which to, daily, teach the course to the Mu’takifeen and wherein they may discuss the same. A second time is set for the lesson to be repeated wherein the Alim will listen to the course being explained by the Mu’takifeen. To simplify matters, the course has been divided into 9 or 10 parts so that one part may be discussed every day.
Another manner of benefitting from the course is to divide the 9 or 10 parts amongst the Mu’takifeen for their personal study. They will in turn revert to the Imam or an Alim for any areas that require clarification. However, the first method is easier and has greater benefit.
Give great importance to making Dua during your I’tikaf and make special Dua for the safety of the Muslim world. Kindly remember this incapable one in your Duas as well, that Allah Ta’ala may use him for His Deen and grant him a death on Iman.
Was Salam
Muhammad Ilyas Ghuman
Markaz Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah, Khanqah Hanfia, Sarghoda



Issuing a Fatwa o­n the question of participation in functions of the nature of the bicentennial celebrations, Hakimul Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thaanvi (rahmatullah alayh) said:

“The Religion of Islam does not give this permission (i.e. permission to participate). Un-Islamic shi-aar (salient acts) whether by word or deed, are major sins tantamount to (acts) in opposition to Islam. In brief, it is neither permissible to participate in such gatherings nor to honour this flag (of the country in this manner) nor to sing the national anthem, because Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Whoever, enhances the gathering of a people, becomes of them.”

It is therefore Waajib for the People of Islam to remain aloof (of such functions). It is also improper for members of other religions to make such demands o­n Muslims. It is imperative for them to exempt Muslims.”

(Imdaadul Fataawa, Page 647, Vol.4)

At the end of his Fatwa, Hakimul Ummat (rahmatullah alayh), commented: “In this reply (i.e. in the Fatwa) I have kept in view the aayat: ‘Do not insult the deities of those who call (worship) deities other than Allah….’ In fact, this issue (of the flag and the anthem) deserves a harsh response.”

In this comment Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (rahmatullah alayh) says that Islam views this sin of shirk, i.e. the acts of honouring/worshipping the flag and singing the anthem, in such a grave light that the need is for a stern and harsh rebuttal. However, since the Qur’aan forbids insulting the deities of others, he has refrained from employing harsh terms to decry these practices.

We hope that sincere Muslims who were misled by members of the ‘ulama-e-soo’ and other shayaateen in the community, have realized their folly and the gravity of their crime of participation. They should repent and make the necessary amends to restore their bond with Allah Ta’ala.

The flags and anthems of countries, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, come within the scope of the prohibition of worshipping idols described as alansaab in the Qur’aan Majeed. Hakimul Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (rahmatullah alayh), stated that the prohibition to stand for a flag and sing the anthem is within the ambit of the Umoom (Generality) of the aayat:

“O People of Imaan! Verily, liquor, gambling, idols (alansaab) and arrows (of superstition are filth of the act of shaitaan, therefore abstain from it.”

In terms of the country’s constitution which enshrines the principle of religious freedom, Muslims should be exempted from this type of worship which is tantamount to shirk in Islam.

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Question: At Muslim schools or Madrasahs teachers ,are required by the managements to teach Muslim children to sing the anthem. They have to be trained to observe all etiquettes attendant to the anthem. What does the Shariah of Islam rule in this matter?

The anthem of any cOUilt:ry, be it a Muslim country, is among the shi-aar of non-Muslims. (Shi-aar refer to the outstanding public practices which advertise a culture, cult

or way of a community or nation). Adopting the shi-aar of non-Muslims is among the Kahaa-ir (major sins), and in some cases shirk, e.g. standing in honour of a flag or when singing the anthem.

For these reasons it is not permissible to teach the anthem to Muslim children nor to sing it nor to stand in honour when it is sung. Since these acts are in conflict with Islam, it is incumbent to abstain. It is not permissible for teachers to obey such instructions of the school managements nor is it permissible for
and Muslim pupils to obey their teachers who instruct them in these hamam practices. It is infinitely better for the concerned Muslim teacher to opt for resignation or dismissal

rather than teaching Muslim children to commit acts which are in flagrant violation of the Deen. And, likewise it is infinitely better for Muslim pupils to opt for expulsion rather than to prostrate in obedience to commands of kufr and haraam issued by miscreant teachers who do not believe in the Razzoaqtyat (Providence) of Allah Ta’ala.

. If a teacher believes that Allah Ta’ala is the Sole Raaziq (Provider) ‘then he/she, will resign without .hesitation. It is not possible for a Muslim with a healthy Iman to submit to the haraam dictates of a fussaaq management.

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Muslim Parents Beware: The Epidemic of Perverted Sex Educators in UK Schools

By Crypto Cranium -July 20, 2022 FOR MUSLIM SKEPTIC

One of the things the West prides itself on is the education it provides to children through schooling. It markets itself to the East as the “Enlightened Half of the World,” which unfortunately persuades many Muslim parents to relocate there so that their own children can receive this “superior” education and have a “bright future.”

Well, now those very same children are being corrupted in the UK with “education” so vile that even some hardcore liberals would be shocked:

Providers of sex education in schools are teaching children that prostitution is a “rewarding job” and failed to advise a 14-year-old girl having sex with a 16-year-old boy that it was illegal.

Outside organisations teaching children about sex also promote “kinks” such as being locked in a cage, flogged, caned, beaten and slapped in the face, The Times has found.

One organisation encouraged pupils to demonstrate where they like to touch themselves sexually, in a practise criticised as “sex abuse” by campaigners.

This is absolutely absurd. Muslims shouldn’t even be comfortable with their young ones being subjected to regular primary school sex education, but this is an entirely different level of depravity.

It’s also absurd just how hypocritical they can be with what they’re willing to teach children versus what they can’t tolerate about Islam.

“Minor marriage” for example—where a proper marriage contract is made between a man and a woman as mediated by her family; where the man has to provide for and protect the woman; where they both develop a mutual loving relationship; where there is intimacy between the two who have hit puberty—is absolutely intolerable in their minds. Yet it’s completely fine to tell an impressionable 14-year-old girl that selling her body like a piece of meat on the internet to countless strange and perverted men is a “rewarding” job? What?!

Muslim parents even lightly disciplining their child is seen as the epitome of abuse – one for which social services needs to be called on them. But teaching kids about sexual arousal through acts of flogging and being beaten and slapped in the face is A-okay?

“Minor marriage,” polygamy, circumcision, preserving chastity and honor, protecting women, and lowering one’s gaze are ALL intolerable acts of extremism, while encouraging little kids to role-play masturbation in front of perverted pedophilic “educators” is absolutely fine and dandy?

Liberalism is truly where rationality comes to die.

These twisted “teachers” are permitted to teach children about degeneracy rather than being arrested on the school premises. At least they’re qualified in the field of child development for example—right?

Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) became compulsory in English secondary schools in 2020, with many contracting out the teaching. Since then an industry has sprung up of providers who produce resources and go into schools to teach sex education and gender issues.

Staff do not need education or child development qualifications and there is no professional register or regulation of their curriculum.

In short, not only are these teachers perverts and potentially pedophiles, they’re perverted pedophiles who are totally unqualified and untrained in anything. And they’ve been given a free pass to not merely enter the same classroom as young innocent children, but to actively traumatize them with filth.

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And the money paid to schools by parents makes its way into the pockets of these unqualified “sex experts.” It’s actually become a booming business. Instead of individual teachers, there are now entire organisations dedicated to outsourcing perverts to children’s classrooms. One of these outright evil organisations is BISH, headed by Justin Hancock – the very same sick person who recommended that a 14-year old girl continues having pre-marital sex with a 16-year old boy (I have no idea where their age of consent values went) while advising her to “use lubricant during anal sex.” And this group makes mega-bank while corrupting children:

A full day of teaching costs £500 a day for local authority schools, £550 for academy schools and £600 for fee-paying schools.

The material they have on this site is shocking to say the least, considering that they’re then responsible for teaching this same stuff to children in schools. For example, there’s an entire article detailing the act of “rough sex” and includes things like slapping, gripping, hair pulling, gagging, and choking—oh sorry, they later corrected the terminology to its proper usage: strangling. What eight-year old doesn’t need to know about these important topics, am I right? There’s another article explaining what kink is and how it’s really fun and enjoyable to restrain, humiliate, and once again, choke your partner (these sickos seem really obsessed with making children strangle each other).

In one article, they explain how the normal way humans have intercourse, i.e., where the man inserts his penis into the vagina of a woman, is just a social construct which was imposed onto the Western world by Catholics. They go as far as saying that every bizarre and unnatural sexual act, like homosexuality, is just as “normal” as natural intercourse. Other insane articles include solo sex, dry humping, and a detailed guide on how to masturbate. The amount of vulgarity in that one is off the charts. Something like this is being taught to little kids at school? They’ve even advocated for the use of clay models out of which kids can shape genitals and practice “touching” them.

According to the Safe Schools Alliance this comes under child sexual abuse. So, even by their own standards they’re going too far.

This raises the question, just who had the power and authority to be able to grant this unlimited access to children to these sick individuals? And the answer is none other than the UK’s own Department for Education:

The Department for Education is introducing compulsory Relationships Education for primary pupils and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for secondary pupils from September 2020. Also, from September 2020 it will be compulsory for all schools to teach Health Education.

Just like every other sick liberal agenda, they veil their true motives about subjecting young innocent minds to traumatizing filth by using vague and ambiguous flavorful phrases like “put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships of all kinds” and even outright lies like how it’s all going to be about teaching kindness towards friends and family. No mention of kinks, masturbation, or unqualified perverts.

If there’s anything these twisted minds are good at, it’s coming up with clean cookie language to wrap their filth in and sell it to unsuspecting parents. And, as is unfortunately the case here, many parents end up falling for this schlock.

One thing they don’t fail to mention though is the rights of the parents to have their kids withdrawn from this satanic program. And as you may have guessed, they don’t have any! Yep, the very father who provides for and protects and the very mother who loves and nurtures the child have no say in whether or not that child gets to learn about sex from society’s most depraved individuals. Oh, but they can file a request for withdrawal. A complaint’s got to count for something, right? Not that the school will ever accept it, but at least they CAN file it. Come on, let’s give credit where credit’s due. Let’s all applaud the Department for Education for giving despicable degenerates more rights over a child than their own parents. They can force children to learn how to masturbate, and all the parent is allowed to do is complain about it. Bravo!

In all honesty though, do you really believe that this tyrannical system would provide even this much leeway to the parents? Here’s a case study that was shared in the same article as above from The Times:

A mother was reported to social services after she objected to the way her children were being taught about sex an gender at school…

She was summoned to a meeting with social workers, an educational adviser and the member of school staff who had alerted the authorities. I was decided that a social worker would speak to the mother. The social worker summarised that they, along with other social workers, held “no concerns” relating to the mother’s care of the children and that no further action was required.

Wow. A mother rightfully voices her concern to the school that she or her husband (if she has one) is paying for, seeking a better future for her children (six of them in fact, which is a lot of money going the school’s way), and in return she is threatened with having her kids taken away from her. Because let’s be honest, social services acts as little more than a pimp to these kinds of state-mandated educational programs. In the face of concerned parents, the cowardly school staff will not hesitate for even a moment before scurrying off and reporting them to their savior: social services.

The Department for Education has nicely arranged all this information, including the “innumerable” rights of the parent with regard to this compulsory course, in a parents’ guide pamphlet. But what’s strange is that apart from English, this guide is also available in three other very specific languages: Arabic, Somalian, and Urdu. Now I may be mistaken, but isn’t there a certain specific religion that is followed by the majority of the people who speak these languages?

It’s foolish to think that targeting Muslim majority demographics like this is a mere coincidence. And there’s a myriad of examples of this kind of targeted propaganda towards Muslims in the Western world. Just think of the recent debacle with that Canadian university’s poster depicting two Hijabi Muslims kissing. To all the Muslim parents reading this; this is as clear-cut as anti-Muslim agendas get. They know how pure and principled Islam is, and so they know that it will be Muslims parents who will be the strongest opposition to this Fahishah-infused nonsense. They know that it will be Muslim parents with traditional Islamic values that will be the staunchest in protecting their children from this utterly perverted garbage which they want to indoctrinate every kid into, and thus it is Muslims and Islam that they target the most and they do so relentlessly.

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In fact, the FAQ site itself actually mentions that they take into account the background and faith of the children, and that they have even worked with “a number of representative bodies and faith organisations, representing all the major faith groups in England.” So they even have liberal so-called “Muslim” organisations advocating for their filthy agenda. In fact, AMS UK (Association of Muslim Schools UK) blatantly advertises this sinful RSE garbage on the homepage of their website. This should also be a good warning for Muslims against “Islamic” organisations that advocate for liberal values. Look at how they market it nicely under the “Interfaith” banner, boasting about how they’ve worked with all the major faith groups. Yeah, that only means liberalized and secularized faith groups which are barely recognizable any more due to retaining nothing from those actual faiths. Only those obedient puppets get to receive the stamp of approval from their overlords; “accrediting” them.

The UK’s government itself has invested a lot into this project (same Times article):

In 2019 the government announced that schools would be given access to a £6 million RSE training and support packages so that teachers in England could provide new classes on issues such as healthy relationships, safe sex and consent. Last month the website Vice reported that only £3.2 million had been taken up by schools.

What Muslim parents need to realize is that by keeping their children in these schools very little remains in terms of viable solutions. Just how much can they shield and protect them? Telling them what’s right and wrong is beneficial, but they need to remember that these are children: children who are in their formative years where their brains are still developing. This is the point in their lives when their foundation is cemented and when they’re likely to be inculcated with the values that they will internalize for the rest of their lives. This is also the point when they’re most naturally in-line with their Fitrah in its purest state, unadulterated. Just think how much their natural disposition would be corrupted by being exposed to such filth at the hands of such vile degenerates. Once exposed to it, this is something that you simply cannot protect them from via mere information of what is right and what is wrong. This is something that will severely traumatize them, scarring their souls and leaving them mentally dysfunctional for life. The best solution is to simply ensure that they are not exposed to any of it. And when it comes to schools and governments which have mandated such filth, the only real solution is to not send your kids to school at all.

Rather, Muslim parents, in fact all parents that truly care at all about protecting their children, need to start homeschooling them. We need to remove this socially engineered idea that “children must go to schools” from our minds. That isn’t the only way, or even the best way that your child will learn. There are better ways than to send your kid, who can only concentrate for about thirty minutes, off to a place where they’re expected to sit and focus for eight hours straight, learning nothing about Islam and everything about how good secularism is, being instilled with liberal values and being drained of both their Iman and the desire to learn. Where they are engineered to be good little government puppets whose only lot in life is to cheer on gays and trannies and be robotic corporate drones. And to top it all off, every so often some sick pervert will come and teach your child to masturbate.

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Instead we need to opt for teaching them at home, where they learn under those who know them best: their parents. Where they can be taught Islamic values and be warned against all the evils within the world. At home they can be properly introduced to sex-related topics at the right time and from the right people, and they can learn about it via the Islamic lens. Even biologically speaking, children are meant to imprint off of their parents. How can they do that if they’re locked inside a classroom with a pedophile for most of the day? Parents who willingly send their kids off to a place like this shouldn’t be surprised if one day their six-year old returns home naked with a whip in one hand and a studded dog collar around the neck. After all, it was just a regular project from the school for the All-Inclusive Celebration Day. Nothing out of the ordinary. Don’t you know they NEED to learn about healthy relationships? IT’S COMPULSORY!

Despite using terms like “family” and “faith,” this RSE program has set with the purpose of destroying those very things within society by corrupting our children. If you’re considering or deciding on homeschooling your children but don’t know where to start, then a great place that I would personally highly recommend checking out is Alasna Institute. May Allah grant us the ability to protect our children from the ever-growing, tyrannical and intolerant Fitnah of liberalism. Amin.




And why will it not be so? Imaam Ghazaali (Rahmatullah alayh) said that when a man becomes emotionally involved with a woman then 80% of his brain cells become inoperative.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) expressed surprise for the ability of Naaqisaatul Aql (women of deficient intelligence) of overwhelming the brains of males who are supposed to have kaamil aql (perfect intelligence relative to the female’s deficient intelligence).

A father of a girl who attend the Madrasah of a Mufti, complains:

“Assaamualaikmum hope Mufti Saaheb is well, I am writing this message to you because it seems that communities only take practical steps to solve issues when the issue becomes exposed to the public.

Mufti Reverend Kalb Gupta is the principal of a Madrasah. Senior members of the community have now become aware that the Madrasah has been registered under his and his wife’s name as a business and they have been collecting funds duping the public into believing that its an NGO.

He has performed Janaza upon the absent on few occasions as well despite being a Hanafi

Worse than this, is that he has been caught numerous times trying to lure women into becoming his second wife. He was dismissed from another Madrasah due to this very reason. This has been verified and the asaatidha of the Madrasah may be contacted for further verification.

After being dismissed he opened up his own Madrasah and eventually made a girl’s Madrasah that is attached to and part of the boys Madrasah.

Last year he had received a hiding from the parents of a girl that he proposed to from the Madrasah due to directly engaging the girl. He promised to step down as principal, but when the issue died down he carried on as if nothing happened. Currently again he was caught luring/seducing a female student. The parent wrote out a complaint, yet again all he promises is that the girls section will now only be dealt with by females. He says that the issue has been resolved amicably when probed. But this is a lie.

I will also send the complaint of the parent in the next email, Insha-Allah. Could mufti Saaheb please speak about this so that he may be stopped from running at least the girls Madrasah. JazakAllah”

(End of letter)

Both the mufti and the parents are blameworthy for this evil, immoral and haram episodes which occur at all similar institutions. Where there is contact between girls and male ustaadhs, there is almost 100% certitude for zina shenangigans. There is also haraam contact between male ustaadhs and the Apas. It is an inflammable, highly combustible, shaitaani scenario.

It is haraam to have Madrasahs where girls have to interact with male ustaadhs. These ustaadhs at such institutions dwell in self-deception or deliberately imposed self-deception that they will be safe from zina shenanigans. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has warned: “Women are the snares of shaitaan.”

In the light of the Qur’aan and Hadith how is it ever possible for male ustaadhs to repose confidence on the nafs and to dwell in the deception of remaining pure in mind, heart and limb when they are daily in contact with females? The cases of sexual misdeamenour occurring in these types of institutions are numerous.

One Ustaadh quite honestly said that he becomes emotionally (i.e. sexually) stirred even looking at the dainty shoes/slippers of the girls outside the classroom. That is why the Fuqaha have decreed that it is not permissible to even look at the garments of a specific female nor should a man drink from a glass if he is aware that a woman had used the glass. Everything has an athr (effect).

Most of the shaitaaniyat is swept under the carpet and the rot is perpetuated. The sweeping under the carpet and the total abstention from solving the evil in terms of the Shariah are the effects of fear for society: What will the people say if the filth of the molvis is exposed? They do not fear Allah Ta’ala. In this regard, the Qur’aan Majeed says:

“They conceal from the people while they do not conceal from Allah while He is with them when they plan their talks (shenanigans) during the night time.”

The molvis operating these girls madrasahs as well as the community are all culpable and blameworthy for the rotten shenanigans being enacted in institutions where the Qur’aan Majeed is being taught. While in the first instance, girls madrasahs are an aberration and should never be established, the situation is aggravated manifold by the presence of male ustaadhs on the same premises.

Then, there is further aggravation of the immoral state of the madrasahs when the rascal principal and the rascal male teachers sit in meetings with the Apas. All of them collectively become scoundrels. They plaster their immoral villainy with a veneer of ‘deen’. They delude the moron parents with deeni appearances. The stupid parents labour under the impression that since the Qur’aan Majeed is being taught and since there is ‘purdah’ being observed, everything is fine, above board and pious. But all of this outward display of Deen and piety does not deter the bestiality of the perpetrators. Allah Ta’ala is furthest from their minds when the nafs asserts its bestial demands for sexual gratification. They become like atheists, totally oblivious of the Ever Presence of Allah Azza Wa Jal and of the Recording Malaaikah standing at their sides.

Males must be incumbently banned from setting foot in a venue where there are females. The principal must be a female. Male ustaadhs must never be allowed to interact with the Apas under Ta’leemi guise. Such interaction is satanic and bestial shenanigans. The niqaabs which the Apas don are red herrings to detract attention from the reality of their haraam interaction with the male teachers. It is the Waajib obligation of the community whose daughters are attending a madrasah to ensure that male ustaadhs do not venture near to the madrasah.

16 Zul Hijjah 1443 – 16 July 2022