IS CONCERN OF CONTRACTING THE CORONAVIRUS OR TRANSMITTING IT A VALID REASON TO NOT ATTEND JAMĀ‘AH OR JUMU‘AH?

ZAMEELUR RAHMAN

DARUL MA’ARIF MARCH 18, 2020

Some people are asking if it is permissible for men to not attend the masjid for Jamā‘ah or Jumu‘ah on account of fear of being infected by the coronavirus or transmitting it to someone else.

“Sickness” is a valid excuse to not attend Jamā‘ah/Jumu‘ah. Sickness in this context refers only to such sicknesses that make it intensely difficult to attend the masjid. Hence, ‘Allāmah Ẓafar Aḥmad al-‘Uthmānī explains the sickness that excuses one from attending Jamā‘ah as follows:

والمراد بالمرض ما يتعذر به الحضور إلى الجماعة

“What is meant by sickness is that which makes it intensely difficult to attend the Jamā‘ah.” (I‘lā’ Sunan, Idārat al-Qur’ān, 4:204)

Similarly, ‘Allāmah Ibn ‘Ābidīn describes sickness as falling under such excuses that make it near-impossible to attend, as opposed to excuses that do not. (Radd al-Mutār, Dār al-Thaqāfah, 3:511)

Likewise, an old man who finds it difficult to walk and is thus not able to attend the Jamā‘ah without intense difficulty is excused from attending Jamā‘ah and Jumu‘ah. (āshiyat al-aḥṭāwī ‘alā Marāqī al-Falā, Dār al-Kutub al-‘Ilmiyyah, p298; Radd al-Mutār, 3:514; albat al-Mujallī, 2:513-4)

If someone has a minor cough or minor fever, or has no symptoms at all but is merely concerned he may be infected by, or transmit a virus to, someone else, this is not a valid excuse for missing Jamā‘ah/Jumu‘ah. (Radd al-Muḥtār, 9:587) Yes, if the circumstances are such that the people at the masjid will very likely be offended and take issue with one coughing/showing signs of being infected by a virus, then it will be permissible to not attend. (Radd al-Mutār, 4:216-7)

The reality is it is always possible to be infected by or transmit an illness when in close proximity with others, hence the argument that this would open the door to fatalities is merely an emotional argument as this is always a possibility.If the chances are increased somewhat, this does not change the ruling of Sharī‘ah. Yes, one can take more precautions within permissible means, but it is not a valid reason to dispense with something that is a known obligation.

Even if contracting the virus was valid grounds to not attend Jamā‘ah or Jumu‘ah, it would only be when one is almost certain or very sure that this would happen, and almost certain or very sure that contracting it will be debilitating or fatal, and not just a minor illness. (Radd al-Muḥtār, 9:588) In this case, the probability that an individual will contract the virus by attending the masjid is low and, even if contracted, the probability that it will be debilitating or fatal is also low (less than 50%). [1]

The author of al-Hidāyah says:

لا يجوز تأخير الواجب لأمر موهوم

“It is not permissible to postpone an obligation for something speculative.” (al-Hidāyah, Idārat al-Qur’ān, 4:331)

‘Allāmah Ibn Nujaym explains, with reference to the rulings of Fiqh, that the feeling or judgement that is given consideration in Sharī‘ah is a dominant judgement or feeling (ghalabat al-ann), not merely any judgement (ann), let alone a mere speculation (wahm). (‘Umdat Dhawi ‘l-Baā’ir, al-Irshād, 1:199-200)

The solution to the current situation is not less dīn but more. It is a very telling sign of our failings as an ummah that people are fleeing from the masjids, the most beloved of places to Allāh, but rushing to the markets, the most detested of places to Allāh. The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) foretold that our downfall as an ummah will be on account of “love for [worldly] life and hatred of death.” (Musnad Amad, Mu’assasat al-Risālah, 37:82)

A Muslim should have full and complete conviction that no illness or calamity will befall him if Allāh does not wish it. And by turning to Him and gaining closeness to Him, Allāh will avert calamities and trials and, even if Allāh decrees that he suffers a trial, Allāh will make it a cause of blessing and mercy, and make it bearable and even pleasurable.

Allāh says: “Whoever adopts taqwā of Allāh, He will make a way out for him.” (Qur’ān, 65:2) It is reported that the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Be mindful of [the commands of] Allāh, Allāh will be mindful of you. Be mindful of [the commands of] Allāh, you will find Him before you. When you ask, ask Allāh, and when you seek help, seek help of Allāh…Become acquainted with Allāh in ease, He will recognise you in difficulty. Realise that what missed you was never to befall you and what befell you was never to miss you. Realise that [divine] aid comes with patience and relief comes with distress and that with hardship comes ease.” (al-Arba‘ūn al-Nawawiyyah, no. 19) It has thus been reported from ‘Alī (raḍiyAllāhu ‘anhu) that: “A slave should have hope in nothing but his Master and fear nothing but his sins.” (Muannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah, Dār al-Qiblah, 19:157)

This is not a time for panic, but a time for introspection and rebuilding our broken connection with Allāh and preparing for the ākhirah, by making tawbah & turning away from all sin, observing taqwā & increasing our efforts in obedience to Allāh, giving in ṣadaqah, observing ṣabr, being punctual on obligatory and optional ṣalāh and increasing in tilāwah, dhikr and optional worship. May Allāh give us the correct understanding and enable us to follow the correct path and protect us from incorrect understandings and enable us to stay away from incorrect paths, āmīn.[1] It should also be noted, there is no certainty that holding congregations will cause the virus to spread. Such things are entirely in the hands of Allāh. It may be because of maintaining congregational ṣalāh that Allāh halts or reduces the spread of the virus.


Addendum

Some people have proposed that the fear of being infected by the coronavirus is comparable to the excuse of heavy rain, which the Fuqahā’ have listed amongst the excuses that permit one to not attend Jamā‘ah/Jumu‘ah.

Heavy rain is a real and obvious inconvenience for a person making their way to the masjid, and may even act as a barrier. (Radd al-Mutār, 3:514-5) Fear of being infected by the coronavirus is in no way comparable. It does not cause any real and obvious inconvenience (only an imagined and speculative one) and in no way functions as a barrier to making one’s way to the masjid.

EVILS OF WOMEN ATTENDING MUSJIDS

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THE EVILS OF WOMEN ATTENDING MUSJIDS

A  Brother from Durban writes:

“I live in a small suburb of Durban wherein there is only one Masjid. Apart from the many “different” things done by the trustees, one of the most concerning, is the facilities made available for women to perform their 5 daily salaah at the Masjid. I understand the prohibition, but my concern is if their salaah is even accepted, taking into consideration the following:

The ladies salaah area is a level above the main Masjid. From above they have no view of the men performing salaah and vice versa. The only way possible for them to follow the imam is by listening through the speakers. Is their salaah accepted taking into consideration the only way of them following the imam, is through the mic system? This proved to be a problem during Taraweeh, as many went into ruku when the imam made takbeer for sajdah tilawah, and only realised their mistake when the imam made takbeer again and began reciting qiraat.

Unfortunately, women are present for almost every salaah. In the basement parking, the men and women’s entrance to the Musjid area is in full view of each other, making it almost impossible to go up to the Masjid without seeing a women who happens to go up at the same time. 

Another major problem in Durban is the use of the mic system. Almost every single Masjid, be it the smallest, along with tiny musallas, make use of the mic system. Masaajid with the Imam’s qiraat being audible even outside, make use of the mic even when there is only a few saffs. A few days ago, in the our local Masjid, the mic system failed during Salaah and I could hear the Imam’s qiraat crystal clear from the 8th saff! The mic has unfortunately become a new “necessity”. Please advise on the above issues, respect Mufti Saheb.”

ANSWER

The consequences of haraam are always morally and spiritually destructive. The Shariah prohibits women from the Musaajid, but these juhala, fussaaq ‘trustees’ and the ulama-e-soo’ deem it appropriate to use the Musjid for the perpetration of haraam.

The Salaat of the women explained above, is not valid.  The whole scenario is a lamentable and an ugly mockery of Salaat, and a flagrant violation of the Shariah. Leave alone the fussaaq trustees, even the imaams and the molvis are oblivious of the evils of women attending the Musjid. Their Imaan is thoroughly desensitized, hence their spiritual hearts are dead and their spiritual eyes are blind.

“The eyes are not blind, but the hearts within the breasts are blind.”

(Qur’aan)

Even the environs of the Musaajid have become platforms for sin. Only women who have the attitudes and tendencies of lesbians and prostitutes feel comfortable to be in and near to male gatherings. That is why they disdain and abhor the advice of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) for women to perform Salaat in the remotest corners of their homes. For them the best ‘musjids’ are their homes. But today, the ulama themselves have opened up many doorways of fitnah – fisq, fujoor and bid’ah.

Muslim women – the vast majority – no longer have Imaani hayaa. They now excel in lewdness. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

   “A woman who applies perfumes and passes by a gathering is like this and like that (i.e. a prostitute).”

24 Rabiuth Thaani 1444 – 19 November 2022

THE FALLACY OF ‘WOMEN’S FACILITIES’

ZINA AT THE MUSAAJID – THE FALLACY OF ‘WOMEN’S FACILITIES’

Consequent to our exposure of the zina at the Musjid in Musgrave, a Sister from the U.K. sent the following comment:

Assalamu Alaikum

Regarding the relationship between the man and woman via the opening of masjid for women http://www.themajlis.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2890:avenues-of-zina-by-molvis-&catid=34:majlis-articles&Itemid=27

In Ramadhan the imam/leader of East London Mosque had to make an announcement regarding women wearing proper clothing otherwise don’t bother coming to the masjid.

Of course, they shouldn’t be going anyway but East London Mosque has had women’s space for years and years.

There was an uproar by the youth on Twitter by youth who got upset by the imam telling them what to do. However these are the things that were being promoted on the horrible social media platform ‘Tiktok’ in the Holy month of Ramadhan.

https://mobile.twitter.com/saq_a13/status/1515050342119055362

“Let’s go East London Mosque for taraweeh, they have the baddest hijabis”

“You’re from Manchester and your FYP is making you want to go to East London Mosque to see all the baddest hijabis ” (I’m not sure what FYP stands for)

The imam, Shaykh Abdul Qayum made an announcement:

“Reminder for aadaab of coming to the Masjid.

First to the brothers, please do not go near to the sisters entrance when you are collecting your wife or your sister or your mother. Stay away from the women’s entrance.

Nowadays everyone has phone communication. Al haya-u shu’batuminal imaan. (Shyness is a branch of imaan). How can we be standing in front of the women/sisters who are coming and going? Stay away from the sisters’ entrance.

Number 2 for the sisters. We are talking about coming to the masjid by sisters. There are some aadaab we need to maintain. Many sisters are compromising their hijab, their dress. Young sisters are coming without proper hijaab according to the Shari’ah. It is a big sin. You are coming to pray to get reward, but you’re committing sin again. So if you are not covering yourself properly according to the Shari’ah, don’t come to pray at the Masjid.”

https://mobile.twitter.com/5Pillarsuk/status/1514545568760143876

East London Mosque is a place where once you would see Somalian sisters covered in large, loose abayas and niqab in the masjid. However over time it has changed and now the youth are dressing largely inappropriately. This and the messages by young men on Tiktok was brought to the attention of the Imam of the masjid.

Alhamdulillah for Mujlisul Ulama who do noes divert from the Haq.” Wassalam

(End of the Sister’s comments)

This deplorable state of zina in the making – the disgusting state of the Musaajid having become platforms for zina and of the fallacy of women’s separate facilities, etc., are directly attributable to the cynical attitudes and schemes of molvis who are worst than khanaazeer. Molvis were the very first in the diabolical plot to abrogate the Ijma’ of the Sahaabah – the Ijma’ on the ban and prohibition of females attending the Musjid. Now in almost all countries where the Musaajid have been opened to women, lewd women, women with prostitutional and immoral tendencies flock to the Musaajid to execute the vile and obscene schemes of shaitaan. Allah Ta’ala has labelled such women with the epithet Habaailush Shaitaan (The Snares of the Devil).

It is absolutely disgusting that the Musaajid have become platforms for scheming zina relationships. Ulama who lure women from their homes to listen to their bayaans should take note and understand their vile role in this satanic saga of zina which they have created, promote and condone.

9 Shawwaal 1443 – 11 May 2022

MUSJID FACILITIES FOR WOMEN

Q. Some Ulama in UK have issued the fatwa that it is permissible to establish separate facilities for females at the Musjids for Salaat. They cite Imaam Abu Hanifah (Rahmatullah alayh) and Mufti Taqi Usmani in support. What is Shariah’s ruling?
A. As far as Mufti Taqi is concerned he is person’a non grata. He is a liberal who has lost his Islamic bearings many years ago. He has opened the avenue for the fitnah of immorality and riba with his corrupt fatwas halaalizing pictography and so-called ‘islamic’ banking. Meanwhile, all his halaalizing practices, especially banking fatwas are designed for the dollars. The capitalist bankers pay tens of thousands of dollars for fatwas of permissibility for their riba products.
As far as their citing Imaam Abu Hanifah (Rahmatullah alayh) is concerned, they merely flaunt their jahaalat. They are morons wallowing in ghabaawat. Haafiz Ibn Hajr (Rahmatullah alayh) said that it is only a GHABI (a chap whose brains are densely clogged with nafsaaniyat and worldly objectives) who will have the temerity to claim that it is permissible for women to gatecrash into the Musaajid.
All the arguments of ‘hikmat’ proffered by the legalizers of this Prohibition are spurious excrescences of the nafs. We have elaborately discussed and refuted all their ghutha (rubbish) arguments in seven booklets which are available on our website. It is not permissible to have facilities for females in the Musaajid. The Sahaabah had enacted Ijma’ on this Prohibition, hence no one’s view can ever override this sacred Consensus.

HARAAM MUSJID MEMBERSHIP FEES

Question
Musjids in U.K. are charging membership fees on the basis of ethnicity. Nearly all Gujarati (Indian) Musjid Organisations have a system of membership. Gujarati families are required to become a member of the local Musjid.
The Trustees and the Management Committees decide whom to take as member. In most cases Pakistani residents are not allowed to become members, but their children are admitted in the Madrasahs and charged double fees. The Pakistani families have no choice but to send their children to our Madrasahs as Gujarati Madrasahs have a better system of Deeni education.
In a Gujarati family once a boy turns 18 years, he has to become a member. If not, then if he is married and has children of Madrasah age he will be first asked to become a member or his children will not be admitted.
A Gujarati boy who gets married and wants his child to be admitted  and he is, say 23 years old, then he is asked to pay 5 years arrear fees.
Nikah and Janaza are also done in accordance with their membership and even if a member of the family pays a fee for the service, the imaam also is paid a fee for all nikahs he performs. Is this system permissible in the Shariah?

Answer
The facilities of a Musjid are free for all Musallis. The membership fees are in emulation of kuffaar who have such fees for members of their temples. The double fees for Madrasah teaching is haraam. There is no valid Shar’i basis for this discrimination based on ethnicity. While lower fees and no fees are permissible on the basis of poverty and low income, double fees on the basis of ethnicity are haraam.
There is no Shar’i validity for becoming a member at the age of 18 or any other age. The membership itself is impermissible. Denying children Waajib Deeni ta’leem merely because their parents are not members is zulm and haraam. Denying ta’leem because of parents unable to pay fees or not willing to pay, is also haraam. Qur’aanic ta’leem may not be withheld from children or from adults on the basis of non-payment of fees.
The ‘arrear’ fees are aggravated zulm and haraam. This is really ridiculous zulm. Paying the imam for performing Janaazah Salaat is haraam.

THE HYPOCRITICAL SOMMERSAULT SHENANIGANS OF THE MUNAAFIQ MJC

“The HAQQ has arrived and BAATIL has vanished, for verily baatil (by its very nature) must perish.” (Qur’aan)

As much as the carrion-dealer, MJC and its cohorts, the NNB jamiat and bogus uucsa had been at great pains in their abortive, haraam labour of peddling their plot of closing the Musaajid, suspending Jumuah and the Fardh Salaat, and promoting the satanic protocols of their atheist masters whose filthy boots they have been and are still obsequiously licking, the HAQQ has now compelled them to further expose their nifaaq by means of a somersault which no screen can conceal.

Constrained by widespread criticism of its kufr of having closed the Musaajid and suspended Jumuah Salaat, etc., the MJC has now made a U-turn by hypocritically singing the praises of the Musjid and the importance of the Musaajid as proclaimed by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Without a shred of skin on their ugly carrion faces, the MJC shaitaani sheikhs are now piping the theme of the fadhaail of standing shoulder to shoulder in the Saff. They are now citing Ahaadith which extol the holiness, sanctity and absolute importance of the Musaajid which they had struggled in vain to close.

Despite these Munaafiqeen having gone to the kuffaar court as ‘friends of the court’ and Enemies of Islam, to beg the kuffaar court to close the Musaajid, and despite these satanic courts complying with the atheists and munaafiqeen, by the Fadhl and Karam of Allah Ta’ala, the Musaajid which were under control of the Ulama-e-Haqq and uprighteous Trustees remained open and functioned NORMALLY, i.e. as demanded by the Sunnah and the Shariah. Despite all the satanic and pernicious efforts of the despicable rats and mpimpis reporting to the police that the Musaajid are open and functioning, Allah Ta’ala caused them to miserably fail. Their shaitaani plot did not succeed.

In the process of exposing themselves as Enemies of the Deen bent on closing the Houses of Allah Ta’ala, this most unfortunate and miserable MJC, NNB and bogus UUCSA cartels consisting of juhala who are ignorant in even the empirical science of Istinjaology, have lost massive credibility. Thus donations have been drastically curtailed. These shameless juhala sheiks and molvis who have laboured to close the Musaajid are shamelessly begging the public for money to “upkeep the Musaajid” – the very same Musaajid which they had plotted to close and eliminate.

Now the MJC says that the Musaajid are “Fortresses”. But just yesterday, these scoundrels were saying that the “MUSAAJID ARE SUPER-SPREADERS OF THE COVID DISEASE.” Just yesterday they were saying that in order to save lives, the Musaajid must remain close. Absolutely shameless! Shamelessness is an outstanding characteristic of Munaafiqeen.

The MJC states in its stupid statement: “The first thing the Messenger of Allah did when he arrived in Madinah was build and establish a Masjid.” But just yesterday these Munaafiqeen displaying their trademark of Nifaaq were clamouring and sloganing against the Musjid. They tried to conceal the fact that this very Musjid which Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had built and established had remained opened during epidemics; that there was no suspension of Jumuah over there during the epidemic, and that not a single of the vile, satanic protocols of the atheists was instituted in the Musjid or anywhere else in Madinah and in the Islamic Empire during epidemics.

These jaahil Munaafiqs of the MJC have now realized that the very atheists whom they had been following and whose boots and hinds they had been licking have now changed direction and singing a different tune. Millions of intelligent kuffaar in Europe are staging massive anti-covid, anti-protocol protests. Several countries have scrapped covid stupidities en toto. Now these MJC, NNB and bogus UUCSA GHUTHA are realizing that they are incrementally being stranded on a limb. They have stupidly ‘quarantined’ themselves and are seeking an honourable extrication from the corner into which they have painted themselves.

Just reflect on the following nauseous statement of this pork-halaalizing, Munaafiq MJC:

“The MJC strongly urges our communities to return to their respective Masjid.”

Utterly shameless and scandalous! For two years they rejected the Qur’aan and the Sunnah to keep the Musaajid closed. They went scandalously overboard in their kufr to ensure closure of the Musaajid. They did not heed the Call of the Qur’aan nor the Call and Demand of the Sunnah because of their bootlicking the authorities. They laboured under the shaitaani idea that in view of having governmental support they have the power to trample on the Deen and the Imaani emotions of the Muslim community. But, they have miserably failed. They are mpimpi sewerage drain rats after the boodle.

The Muslim community does not require the stupid and hypocritical ‘urging’ of a bunch of carrion Munaafiqs to “return” to the Musaajid. The true Mu’minneen had not abandoned the Musaajid during this satanic crisis. Allah Ta’ala protected them in their Musaajid. Only moron – real stupid, quarter-baked Muslims of modernist type had stayed away from the Musaajid. Such rubbishes only pollute the sanctity of the Musaajid. The ‘urging’ of the MJC is directed at such villainous scoundrel munaafiqeen. But no one welcomes the ‘return’ of these munaafiq louts. They should remain far from the Musaajid. They pollute and defile the sanctity of the Musaajid with their evil presence. In the words of the Qur’aan, they are RIJS (FILTH).

To show its ‘concern’ and to flaunt its imagined self-importance, the moron sheikhs of the MJC say: “…the presidency of the MJC has agreed to open a discussion with the government, urging them to remove the obligation of social distancing within our Masajid.”

Firstly, You, O Munaafiq! Have no Musaajid. There is absolutely no affinity between you juhala Munaafiqeen and the Musaajid. The Musaajid repel you. The Musaajid CURSE you. You are Mal-oon – under the Curse of Allah Ta’ala, under the Curse of His Malaaikah and under the Curse of the Mu’mineen. Your brains are necrotized with covid faeces. Your abode is Jahannam.

You and your cohorts do not represent the Muslim community. We warn you, O you Cartel of Munaafiqeen! You have no mandate from the Ulama nor from the Muslim community to speak on behalf of the Muslim community. The government will be notified of this fact and of the satanic misrepresentation of the MJC.

These Enemies of Allah and Enemies of the Rasool and Enemies of the Ummah, have laboured to keep the Musaajid closed and to impose the protocols of the atheists even before the kuffaar government had enacted its draconian, unjust, oppressive covid regulations. These Shayaateenul Iins (Human Devils) had preempted the government in this satanic exercise in order to portray themselves as timid, poodles of the government. It was all the way bootlicking most disgracefully for the acquisition of worldly and vile gutter-type nafsaani objectives. But Allah Ta’ala has exposed and disgraced these scoundrels, and Allah Ta’ala will further disgrace and emasculate them.

There is no capital to gain for the MJC by now so belatedly showing a ‘conciliatory’ attitude. No one is interested in the MJC’s discussion with the government. The MJC has NO RIGHT – no Shar’i right – to quote Ahaadith regarding the virtues and greatness of the Musaajid and the imperative importance of the Acts of the Sunnah. The MJC is person’a non grata in the Muslim Ummah. Don’t attempt to deceive the Muslim community with your silly, hypocritical sweet talk about the virtues of standing ‘shoulder to shoulder’ in the Musjid. No one is fooled by your stupidities which fool only yourselves. You are in the category of villains about whom Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Their tongues are sweeter than sugar while they have the hearts of wolves.”

THERE IS ONLY ONE OPTION FOR THE MJC AND ITS LIKE – PUBLIC TAUBAH! CONFESS YOUR FLAGARANT SINS WHICH YOU ARE JUSTIFYING. REPENT! RESORT TO TAUBAH! ONLY THEN WILL YOU BE ACCEPTED INTO THE UMMAH. CURRENTLY YOU ARE A STINKING PARIAH!

5 Rajab 1443 – 7 February 2022

THE CELLPHONE CURSE IN THE MUSAAJID

THE CELLPHONE CURSE IN THE MUSAAJID

COMMENTS AND NASEEHAT OF A BROTHER

I have noticed 2 things openly prevalent in our local Musjids recently –

  1. Alhamdolilah, there is no shortage of printed Qurans in the Musjids, yet
    some musallis are putting their cellphones on silent, and using their cellphones inside the Musjid to read Quran. And messages, calls can come through when this same phone is on silent. In addition, there is a very high probability that animate pictography, icons and other peoples messaging profile pictures (commonly animate pictures) are downloaded and stored on these phones. Furthermore, impermissible pictures or profile photos can appear automatically on the screen in these devices inside the Musjid (for example, when a new message is received).

I (a layman)was surprised, observing an Imam reading a Jumuah khutbah in the Musjid from his own smartphone…now how does someone tell the person sitting next to him to switch his phone off, when this is the example set by the Imam himself…

  1. Instead of being switched off, some cellphones are put on silent and being openly used for instant messaging (generally have a high content of animate pictures) by both adults and teenagers in our local musaajid immediately before and after fardh salah. This texting has become so common and ‘brazen’, that it appears that answering cellphone calls will become the next norm in the Musjids.

Most people do not even understand the effect of harmful radiation these devices emit or receive at close proximity to the human body, let alone subjecting the person sitting next to them and the Musjid to it. In my simple opinion, there could also be great spiritual harm associated with this type of radiation.

While reading the Quran on a cellphone could be permissible outside of the Musjid, it sets a precedent of being able to use the cellphone for other purposes inside the Musjid simply by others observing some musallis reading Quran on it.

Most of the local Musjids already have ‘switch off or no cell phone’ signage, but this doesnt seem to work because people are still using their cellphones ignorantly.

Perhaps, what used to be done back in the day, needs to be re-introduced. And, that was the regular reminder by our older Imams who would announce before each salah to switch off all phones completely (and not on silent).

If you feel it is appropriate to address this on your website or other communication, then please feel free to edit and post as you need, for the sanctity of our Musjids, and for our communities benefit. (The Musjid could curse such people for introducing animate pictures into the Musjid and for partaking in futile instant messaging conversations in the Musjid).

JazakAllah khairan (End of the brother’s comments)

Our Comments

(1) It is not permissible to load the Qur’aan Majeed on cellphones in which haraam matter is stored, e.g. pictures, etc.

(2) It is not permissible to recite the Qur’aan Majeed from a cellphone in which haraam and rubbish are stored.

(3) It is improper and unbefitting of a Mu’min to recite the Qur’aan Majeed from a cellphone in the Musjid when copies of the Mushaf are available.

30 Jamadith Thaani 1443 – 2 February 2022

DEMOLITION OF A MUSJID

PAKISTAN – DEMOLITION OF A MUSJID ORDERED BY THE COURT

Question: The supreme court of Pakistan has ordered the demolition of a Musjid (Madina Musjid) in Karachi on the basis of urban zoning regulations having been violated. Is the order of the court valid according to the Shariah? Pakistan is supposed to be an Islamic Republic as is stated in its Constitution.

ANSWER

Understand well, that Pakistan, more appropriately, Napakistan (The Impure Land) is not an Islamic country. The claim of it being an ‘Islamic’ republic is dastardly false. From its very inception in 1947, contrary to the much-vaunted proclamation of the establishment of a Shariah-Sunnah state by the munaafiq politicians who were all agents of Iblees, Pakistan NEVER was an Islamic state, nor was there any sincere attempt by its founders to establish a Shariah state.

However, they succeeded to befuddle even our very senior Ulama with their deception, and to ensnare their support for the establishment of a separate state to fulfil the demand of the conspiracy of their colonial master, Britain. Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Shafi (Rahmatullah alayh) laments the pipe dream which he too had entertained. But, alas! His cry and lament were expressions of futility. Hadhrat Shafi makes mention of this Pakistani pipe dream in the introduction of his Ma-aariful Qur’aan. However, Mufti Taqi has very conveniently deleted it from the English translation for a very obvious reason: he is in cahoots with the kufr government of Pakistan.

The regime in Pakistan or Napakistan has abolished the entire Shariah, but persists with the deception of the nom deplume of ‘Islamic Republic’ for the consumption of ignoramuses. The courts in Napakistan are KUFR courts which operate strictly in accord with western law. It is therefore no surprise that the murtad judge decreed the demolition of the Musjid.

Right here in South Africa, some molvis, notably of the NNB jamiat and of the Pork Certifier MJC, had not so long ago, petitioned the kuffaar court to ‘demolish’ not one Musjid, but all the Musaajid throughout the country. These rotten molvis with kufr percolating from every aperture and pour of their bodies, begged and pleaded with the kuffaar court to close all the Musajid in the country. They furthermore had the shaitaani audacity and kufr temerity of branding all the Musaajid to be ‘super spreaders’ of disease.

Relevant to the judge of the Pakistani supreme court, these South African shayaateen posing as molvis and sheikhs are worse. While the judge in Pakistan ordered the demolition of one Musjid, the filthy khanaazeer molvis and sheikhs in South Africa pleaded with the kuffaar court to demolish a thousand Musaajid – all Musaajid and all Jamaat Khanahs of the country.

We are living in an era in close proximity of Qiyaamah. More heart-breaking events are yet to transpire.

16 Jamadith Thaani 1443 – 19 January 2021

CONVERSATION IN THE MUSJID

Among the evil practices in vogue is speaking or worldly conversation inside the Musjid. Even Ulama are careless in this regard. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Talk in the Musjid devours good deeds just as cattle devour grass.”

Once when Nabi Isaa (Alayhis salaam) saw some people speaking inside the Musjid, he knotted his shawl into a rope and struck the people with it. Severely reprimanding them, he expelled them from the Musjid.

Standing in the Musjid in conversation has become a norm. This sin is flagrantly practised on occasions of Nikah. Immediately after the Nikah, people stand in groups engaging in stupid, silly talk which is HARAAM inside the Musjid even if permissible outside the Musjid. They become totally oblivious of the fact that they are in the Musjid, hence their haraam bantering. They invite the Wrath and Curse of Allah Ta’ala when they defile the sanctity of the Musjid with their gibberish talk.

The Musjid is not the venue for congratulating the groom, for shaking hands and exchanging silly ‘niceties’. Such worldly talk in the Musjid is of the practices of the Quraish during their era of Jaahiliyyah. Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (Radhiyallahu anhu) said:

“It was the practice of the Quraish to form circles (in the Musjid) and engage in talk around Baitullah.”

Allaamah Najmuddin Ghazzi (Rahmatullah alayh) states: “This is the condition of those who sit in the Musaajid in this age – in the Musjid of Damascus and other Musaajid, especially during Maghrib and Ishaa. They engage in worldly talk.”

Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood (Radhiyallahu anhu) said:

“In the later times will be people who will sit in the Musaajid, forming circles. Their Imaam will be the Dunya (the world). Do not sit with them. Allah has no need of them.”

27 Jamaadil Ula 1443 – 1 January 2022