FATWA ON MUSJID CLOSURE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IN SALAAH

FATWA ON MUSJID CLOSURE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IN SALAAH

Question:
Assalaaamualaikum.
Mufti Makada Saheb,
There is much confusion amongst people of knowledge regarding the term difference of opinion.Many Students and Scholars alike latch on to the term when it comes to social distance in Salah and closure of Masaajid .
To clarify this dilemma:

  1. Is social distance in Salah and musjid closure a valid difference of opinion?
  2. What are the limits of and what type of valid difference of opinions ought to be respected?

ANSWER

Haamidan wa Musalliyan

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

A valid difference of opinion (ikhtilaaf) takes place in the case where the differences come within the scope of the textual proofs of the Quraan and the Hadith. These types of differences will be similar to the differences between the four mazhabs who establish their mazhabs from the textual proofs of the Quraan and Hadith. However, if a difference goes against the textual proofs of the Quraan and Hadith, then this is not regarded as a valid difference of opinion (ikhtilaaf) that can be accommodated in Deen. Rather, it is regarded as a violation of Deen (khilaaf).

In regard to the issue of social distancing, then practising this in salaah is impermissible as it opposes the clear and categorical texts of the Hadith. Hence, one will accept the opinion of those people whose view conforms to the command of the Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). One will not accept the opinion of those people whose view opposes the command of the Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).

When we view the Ahaadith, then we see that Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was greatly displeased with the Ummah not joining the saffs and mentioned that this method of performing salaah is the means of one being cut off from the mercy of Allah Ta‘ala, as well as disunity being created in the hearts.

Below are a few Ahaadith that will shed light on the displeasure of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) for the Ummah performing salaah in this manner.

  1. Being Cut Off from the Mercy of Allah Ta‘ala

In one Hadith, Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who joins the saff (i.e. he does not leave gaps in the saff), Allah will join him (to His special mercy), and the one who cuts the saff (i.e. by leaving gaps), Allah Ta‘ala will cut him off (from His mercy).” (Mustadrak #774).

  1. Creating Disunity in the Hearts

On one occasion, before Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) commenced the salaah, he turned his mubaarak face towards the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and said thrice, “Straighten your saffs.” Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) then said, “By Allah! You will certainly straighten your saffs, or Allah will most definitely create disunity in your hearts!” (Sunan Abi Dawood #662) On hearing this, the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) immediately ensured that there were no gaps between them.

  1. Shaitaan Entering between the Gaps

Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Join your saffs (i.e. stand joined to one another, with no gaps in between), and keep your saffs close to one another, and ensure that your necks are in line with one another, for I take an oath by that Being in whose control lies my life – I certainly see Shaitaan entering through the gaps in the saff like a small goat.” (Sunan Abi Dawood #776)

From the above mentioned Ahaadith, we understand that through carrying out the salaah in accordance to the sunnah, the mercy of Allah Ta‘ala will be acquired, unity will be created in the hearts of the believers, and they will be saved from the evil effects of Shaitaan.

The Fuqahaa have clearly mentioned that performing salaah with gaps between the musallis is makrooh-e-tahreemi (impermissible) and one will be sinful through performing salaah in this manner. Imagine that salaah is the greatest ibaadat of Deen, and it is a means of acquiring the mercy of Allah Ta‘ala, yet through opposing the sunnah, one receives sin through the salaah instead of reward!

For further details, you may refer to the attached kitaab we have prepared on this topic.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee

Masks in Salaah

Masks in Salaah
It is the trait of a coward to write anonymously. They lack the courage to stand firm and unwavering upon their views regardless of opposition; hence, fear constrains them to cover themselves in a niqaab and veil of anonymity. Despite ostensibly being males, they suddenly become purdah-nasheen ladies and even their voices become awrah. One such male pseudo “purdah-nasheen lady” has been writing some baatil articles under a cloak of anonymity. In a previous article he has hallucinated himself as being a Muhaddith capable of overriding the illustrious Muhadditheen of the past using his own contemporary, puerile “Jarh wat-Tadeel”. Most recently, he has brought out an article supporting the wearing of masks in Salaah as well as social-distancing, thus opposing the 1,442 years of how this Ummah has
performed Salaah and, more importantly, opposing the direct commands of Rasoolullaah .صلى الله عليه وسلم
Generally, articles written anonymously are not worth responding to, because if the writer is too much of a coward to attach his name to what he has written, then what he has written is not worth reading let alone
responding to. Nevertheless, due to some requests we have received to refute the baatil disgorged by the anonymous pseudo purdah-nasheen lady, we will answer briefly, In Shaa Allaah.

  1. He starts off his anonymous article by saying that there are two potential approaches on how to answer the issue, one of them being “using an independent Ijtihad to deal with this issue.” To “use an independent
    Ijtihad”, one has to be a Mujtahid. There are no Mujtahideen in this era, hence this point is moot and this “potential approach” is invalid and so it is كالعدم (like something that does not exist). If the anonymous writer believes himself to be capable of independent Ijtihad, then he is indeed a lost cause.
  2. His second mistake is that he says: “The Fuqaha have concluded a general rule; to cover the mouth during Salaah is disliked (Makruh).” This explanation of makrooh is incorrect. In a previous publication we wrote which was published by the Mujlisul Ulama of South Africa, the issue of makrooh was explained in detail. Those who wish to understand the issue of makrooh in more detail may refer to that publication, In Shaa Allaah. The term makrooh is a technical term employed by the Fuqahaa. Practically, there is no difference between haraam and makrooh tahreemi. The consequence of both is sin. Furthermore, the ruling of the Fuqahaa is that if Salaah is performed in a way that is makrooh, then Qadhaa of it must be done if the time of that Salaah has not yet lapsed. Makrooh does not simply mean “disliked”. The term used by the writer, “disliked”, gives the impression to the readers that makrooh means that a person has the choice of whether to do it or not. A person has no such choice. Makrooh must be avoided just as haraam must be avoided.
  3. The anonymous male purdah-nasheen lady then stupidly tries to dupe the readers by mentioning acts such as coughing, leaning against a wall for support, etc., and lumping wearing a mask and social-distancing in amongst those actions. Firstly, the Fuqahaa never spoke about wearing a mask in Salaah as is being done today: they were against a person even just covering his face in Salaah with his hand or with a turban, etc. The wearing of the “niqaab of Iblees” during Salaah is entirely different and much worse. It is therefore ludicrous for the anonymous writer to have lumped all of these actions together. Either he knows and is being devious in an attempt at misleading, or he is simply stupid. Perhaps the constant wearing of the mask has starved him of oxygen and led to his brain becoming “vermiculated”.
  4. The anonymous writer states: “In extenuating circumstances, something impermissible can become permissible.” This is a principle that is widely abused in this day and age, as each person has taken to deciding for himself what these “extenuating circumstances” are. Once again, cowardice causes these people to hallucinate extenuating factors and circumstances which do not exist in reality. Ulamaa-e-Soo’, hallucinating “extenuating circumstances”, pray in churches under crosses and in the presence of idols, attend kufr interfaith gatherings, take part in LGBTQI+ rallies, etc. For the Ulamaa-e-Soo’ these days, anything and everything is an “extenuating factor” that permits the legalisation of any haraam act in the world and even kufr itself.

    The anonymous male purdah-nasheen lady says: “When warranted by circumstances, pronouncing a statement of kufr is permitted.” What he fails to explain to the readers is what exactly those “circumstances” are. The Fuqahaa are very strict in that regard; they state that fear of being beaten up
    or even being arrested is not enough of an “extenuating factor” to permit uttering kufr. They state that the extenuating factor that permits uttering kufr is the guaranteed threat of death or loss of limb. A hallucinated threat does not count. Explaining this, they mention that if a person is threatened
    by the kuffaar that if he does not utter kufr, they will kill him after some time, then even this does not count as a valid extenuating factor which would make it permissible for him to utter kufr, unless the ones making the threat are such that there is absolute certitude that they will definitely carry it out.
    The readers can tell from this how strict the rules are for the uttering of kufr under coercion to become permitted. A person cannot utter kufr simply because of an imaginary fear or an imaginary threat that may or may not be carried out. Cowardice is highly unbecoming of any Muslim, let alone of an `Aalim of Deen. Cowardice is for kuffaar and Munaafiqeen, not for those who have Imaan in their hearts.
    Furthermore, the Fuqahaa have explained that even in such circumstances where, if a person does not utter kufr, he will definitely be killed, it is still better for him to rather not utter kufr and to choose death instead, and if he does so, he will be a Shaheed.
  5. Why has the anonymous writer translated the word غزاة as “holy battle”?
    The word means “an invasion; an incursion; a raid; an attack; an assault; a military expedition; a conquest”. It is the same as the word ghazwah. The word “holy”, however, is not connected to it. “Holy” is a term used by Christians. We, as Muslims, do not use Christian terminology. All Jihaad is for Allaah Taaalaa; if it is not for Allaah Taaalaa, it is not Jihaad, so there is no need to add stupid Christian words like “holy” to it. Jihaad is Jihaad.
    Furthermore, when the term “Jihaad fee Sabeelillaah” is used, it refers to fighting on the battlefield. Mozlem “apologists” labour tirelessly in a futile attempt at changing that meaning to anything and everything else besides fighting on the battlefield.
    For what reason has he added the word “holy” from his own side? In Islaam there is Jihaad. This term “Holy War” is taken from the kuffaar.
  6. The anonymous writer claims that when the Plague of Amwaas broke out in Shaam, Hadhrat Umar ibn al-Khattaab رضي الله عنه simply “applied his mind and decided to return to Madeenah.” That is a blatant lie. Hadhrat Umar رضي الله عنه made his decision after consulting with the senior
    Sahaabah-e-Kiraam who were present from the Muhaajireen and the Ansaar.
  7. At this point, the anonymous writer denudes himself of his niqaab of Iblees and exposes his nifaaq. He disgorges ridiculous bunkum by trying to use the concession to fast whilst on a journey as proof that people MUST wear a mask in Salaah, asking the question: “Will a person not be answerable before Allah Ta’ala if he does not take the concession and something goes wrong?”
    The amount of jahaalat, blatant stupidity present in this one ridiculous paragraph alone is enough to strip the article of all Ilmi value and render it unfit for anything besides being chucked like a dirty rag into the writer's niqaab-wearing anonymous face. If the person had any shred ofIlm of
    Deen, he would not have written such trash. There are certain questions which are so ridiculously stupid that they do not deserve an answer. In fact, even to take out time to respond to such stupid questions is in itself a form of stupidity. It is the equivalent of responding to a fool who asks, “Who says the moon isn’t actually a ball of cheese?”
    This person should shut up and focus on studying Deen instead of blurting out rubbish. Each nonsensical article is even more stupid than the previous one, yet in his vermiculated mind he probably feels himself to be a great Mujtahid and Muhaddith, that perhaps he can start his own Madh-hab and we can do away with the four Madhaahib of Haqq and all follow this moron instead.
  8. It is difficult to even describe the amount of shivering cowardice present in the next part of his article. The male purdah-nasheen lady is so overwhelmed with fear of the kuffaar and even fear of his own shadow that he cites Salaat-ul-Khawf as proof for the new-fangled fong-kong “prayer” being done today! Allaahu Akbar! Is it possible for a person of sound Imaan to be filled with so much cowardice? Does he understand what Salaat-ul-Khawf is?
    Salaat-ul-Khawf is a form of Salaah made on the Battlefield, by Mujaahideen, in order to continue fighting the enemy. This Salaah was performed in the past when Mujaahideen were in the heat of the battle and the kuffaar were in their faces with swords and the battle was raging. You want to draw a parallel between that and a person sitting in a Masjid, him and a few others, in peace, no battle taking place, no shots being fired, no bombs being dropped overhead, and yet say Salaat-ul-Khawf applies to them? If you have so much fear while sitting in a Masjid with a handful of other Muslims, everything quiet, no fighting taking place, how in the world would you handle being on a battlefield?
    The Muslims have been taught a Duaa to get rid of cowardice. This person should read that Duaa. As it is, he is so terrified that he might faint just by seeing his own shadow.
    One `Aalim rightly said: “Many get cowardly in times like this. They don’t want to speak the truth. They don’t want to hear the truth. They don’t want to even practice the truth. Some are so terrified today they are even afraid to think the truth.” That is the condition of this anonymous writer.
  9. The male purdah-nasheen lady cloaked in anonymity avers: “…Based on these principles and after having consulted with many medical experts in the field who believe that covering the mouth/nose, as well as practicing social distancing will be useful in curbing the spread of the deadly virus, the Fuqaha have deemed this as a valid enough excuse for its implementation during Salah, and the Salah will be done with the full reward received.”
    He has written that section in bold.
    Firstly: due to your cowardice, you have misunderstood and misapplied every “principle” that you have quoted, so your averment is not “based on any principles”. It is simply based on being a coward overwhelmed with fear. More precisely, it is based on being overwhelmed with the “wahn” mentioned in the Hadeeth. Rasoolullaah صلى الله عليه وسلم stated that in the latter days, the reason for this Ummah being devoured by the kuffaar will be due to the wahn in their hearts. Sahaabah-e-Kiraam رضي الله عنهم enquired
    what this “wahn” is, so Rasoolullaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said that it is: “Love for the Dunyaa and fear of death.”
    Hubb-ud-Dunyaa wa Karaahiyatul Mawt
    Secondly: the “many medical experts” you refer to are Satanists who simply push the agenda fed to them by Shaitaan and the agents of Dajjaal. To them, whatever Islaam says is harmful and must be avoided. Only fools with no connection to Deen follow them. Other “medical experts in the field” have stated that the mask brings more harm than good, so which “medical experts” will be taken? Only those who promote and further the cause of Satanism and eradication of Islaam?
    Thirdly: who are these “Fuqaha” you speak of? There are no Fuqahaa and Mujtahideen alive today. Give us the names of these so-called “Fuqaha”.
    Today, people who have not even learnt how to perform istinjaa correctly have suddenly become “Fuqaha” and “Muhadditheen” who think they can change the Shareeah based on their own whims and desires and the whims and desires of the kuffaar whose boots they lick with relish. We conclude with just one, single point which neither he nor any of his fellow anonymous male purdah-nasheen ladies will be able to answer: “There were many plagues in the past. Show us where Sahaabah-e- Kiraam wore masks and did social-distancing, or where the Taabioon did so, or where the Atbaa-ut-Taabieen did so.”
    It is kufr to call for changing Salaah. Despite plagues in the past like the Black Plague which resulted in the deaths of more than 200 million people, never ever did the Fuqahaa call for changing the form of Salaah. Were they unaware of the “principles” cited by the anonymous writer? Does he and his so-called “medical experts” understand the Deen of Islaam better than Sahaabah-e-Kiraam did?
    His entire article is bereft of any `Ilmi value. The “proofs” he presents are no more than a smokescreen. Any reader who sincerely wishes to follow the Haqq will easily see through it. It is nothing more than the excuses presented by a coward who is desperately trying to justify his cowardice.
    والله تعالى أعلم وعلمه أتم وأحكم
  • Muhammad Huzaifah ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim

THE SPEAR’S LENGTH HADEETH

Q&A: SHAYTAANI DISTANCING
THE SPEAR’S LENGTH HADEETH & THE KUFR IDEOLOGY OF CONTAGION
Allah Ta’ala states: “Ask the people of Thikr (Knowledge) if you do not know.” (Qur’aan)


Q. Another Hadeeth making its rounds on social media is:
SOCIAL DISTANCING – The Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “When you speak to someone (who is afflicted with a contagious illness), there should be between you and them a space of the length of a spear (approximately two meters).” [Musnad Imam Ahmed]
Kindly confirm if this Hadeeth is authentic? Is this the correct translation and interpretation of the Hadeeth? Some words are in brackets which is somewhat funny. Your input will be appreciated.

A. Whilst the Hadeeth appears in Musnad Ahmed which may not be rejected, it should be remembered that it is not permissible for the Muqallideen to refer to Ahaadeeth for Masaail. This was the function solely of the Mujtahideen. Only a Mujtahid has the right to directly refer to the Qur’aan and Hadeeth for Masaail – not Muqallideen like us. By referring directly to Ahaadeeth, we will make blunders and remember that misinterpreting what Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, is undoubtedly Kufr. Thus, it is incumbent that we refer to the Fuqaha. Even the Ulama have to incumbently refer to the Fuqaha. Let us not refer directly to
Qur’aan and Ahaadeeth like the wayward Salafis! No wonder the Salafis (antiTaqleed morons) are so deviated, insulting great Ulama such as the Four Imaams of Fiqh, and not realizing that they are plodding the path of Baatil and Kufr! The Hadeeth under discussion has been selectively translated and misinterpreted. The words in brackets (who is afflicted with a contagious illness) are not the words of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, but are the kufr interpretations of the dishonest translator whoever he or she may be.
The full Hadeeth is as follows. Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Do not look constantly (i.e. stare) at the Majzoomeen (lepers). And when you speak to them, then there should be between you and them, the distance of a spear.”
The first thing is that the translator conveniently omitted the first part of the Hadeeth and added his own interpretation in brackets for obvious reasons.
Secondly, the Hadeeth refers to lepers. It is misleading to infer that the Hadeeth refers to someone ‘who is afflicted with a contagious illness’ because Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: ‘There is no contagion.’ The Hadeeth does not speak about any other illness besides leprosy. When Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam negated the contagiousness of diseases/illnesses, then it is obvious that this Hadeeth does not refer to Covid-19.
Thirdly, why should one not look at the majzoomeen despite the fact that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: ‘There is no contagion.’? This is because when a leper sees a healthy person, his calamity increases, he feels despondent and his grief increases. Fleeing from a leper and staying a distance of a spear away from him were commands for those of weak Imaan so that their beliefs remain correct.
A person with strong Imaan and correct Tawakkul is capable of warding off from
himself the false beliefs of contagion which the people of Jaahiliyyah held that one
person is the cause of the next person’s illness.
Fourthly, the distance of a spear relates to speaking – not Salaat. In Salaat, the lepers, etc. stood shoulder to shoulder with the rest. There was no social distancing in Salaat. Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam practically refuted the Kufr idea of disease being contagious, by eating together with a leper from the same bowl.
And most importantly, health and illness are in the Hands of Allah. Diseases do not operate on their own. Diseases are under the Divine Control of Allah Ta’ala. All such Ahaadeeth which the protagonists of social distancing have cited, were to refute corrupt beliefs. ‘Social contact’ does not transmit diseases. This is the Islamic concept stated with clarity by Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. When Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: ‘Laa adwaa’, a Bedouin said: “O Rasulullah! My camels in the desert are (healthy) like wild bucks. When a camel with scurvy mingles with them, they all get scurvy.”
The mushrikeen held the same belief as the atheists of today regarding diseases being contagious. In refutation of this corrupt belief, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam asked the Bedouin: “Who infected the first camel?” That Being who gave the disease to the very first camel, is the One Who gives the disease to the others. While Allah Ta’ala directly caused the disease to infect the first one, He uses this one as the worldly vehicle to transmit the disease to all those whom He has earmarked. Without Allah’s Command, the disease will not befall those who have not been destined to contract it. Thus, all the measures of Shaytaan being adopted are in vain. The progress of the virus will not be thwarted. It will take in its grasp and stride everyone whom Allah Azza Wa Jal has targeted.
Finally, the Zindeeqs are arguing in favour of social distancing between healthy people whereas Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam did not advocate healthy people staying apart from one another due to others having illnesses. The Hadeeth has no relevance to social distancing and healthy people standing a spear’s length or two meters apart from one another. Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam did not state that people should be apart from one another for the fear of contracting a disease. The Zindeeqs should not quote Ahaadeeth just as they feel like, since Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:
“Whoever attributes a lie to me intentionally, should prepare his abode in the Fire.”
“LAA ADWAA – There is no contagion.”
MAY ALLAH GRANT US ALL THE TAWFEEQ TO PRACTISE ACCORDING TO THE SUNNAH. AAMEEN

Jamiatul Ulama Northern Cape

DESECRATION OF OUR MUSAAJID

DECIMATION AND DESECRATION OF OUR MUSAAJID, MADAARIS AND MAKAATIB

By A Brother from U.K.

‘They have taken their rabbis and their monks-as well as the Maseeh, son of Mary-for their lords beside Allah, although they had been bidden to worship none but the One Allah, save whom there is no deity: the One who is utterly remote, in His limitless glory, from anything to which they may ascribe a share in His divinity!’ (Glorious Qur’an, 9:31)

Today we are witnessing the total transformation of our Masaajid and Madaris into Theatres/Stages for the final appearance of Dajjal. Neither our Masaajid nor our Madaris any longer appear to have a spiritual link to the Office of Nabuwwat and the Maslak of our Salf-e-Saalihoon (pious predecessors).

Copies of the Glorious Quran have been removed, by Muslims themselves, from shelves and placed in storage – out of bounds. No atheist government official nor any law enforcement officer entered our Masaajid to even suggest let alone remove them. A conglomerate of Munaafiq Councils and treacherous Maulvis/Muftis masquerading as senior scholars and shuyook issued disgraceful bootlicking guidelines, verdicts, posters and categorised even the wearing of Shaytaan’s niqab as Waajib. Like supine and spineless morons, other Imam’s, Maulvis, trustees, committees and Muslim medical personnel latched onto these guidelines like vultures and scared witless, implemented them without question.

O Muslims! Not a single person is observed reciting the Glorious Qur’an in our Masaajid now – it has been snatched away from our hands whilst there are thousands of Huffaz and Maulvis in our midst.

If this rate of degeneration continues, how long before it is snatched away from our hearts?

In reality, it already has for the overwhelming majority of Huffaz who remain are now Ramadhaani Hafiz – they can only swat up the few Rukus they are due to recite in Taraweeh – and with calls for lockdown to continue until next Ramadhaan, the damage to this unique institution of Hifz will be dramatic as calls are heard to reduce Taraweeh from 20 Rakaats to 8.

This was the first time in history of Haram Shareef and Masjid An Nabawee where only 8 Rakaats of Taraweeh were recited. Elsewhere in Arabia, the Wahaabi/Salafi had managed to reduce it to 8 Rakaats – but even they had not dared to instigate such measures in Haramain Sharifain until today.

The headlong plunge of taking the Madrasah atmosphere away from the Cave of Hira and onto online platforms has already seen traditional Madrasah Talabah Numbers and attendance dramatically reduced.

Enter the ubiquitous ‘Koran Club;’ where hybrid Munaafiq Maulvis, Apas and Muslim Teachers treat the Glorious Quran, with connivance of Muslim Parents as another subject in the curriculum to be taught as an act of convenience so everybody is free by 5pm. What atheist education officials had tried for centuries to achieve, namely cut the Muslim child off from the Glorious Quran and Maktab, Muslims themselves have enacted with their own hands.

Some jerk has already rendered Juz Amma into a comic version and it has circulated within Ulama Forums without a murmur. Offer some naseehah to any of these celebrity shaykhs and their lackeys will raise a furore – but not a word from any Maulvi when the Glorious Quran is either withdrawn, shelved or reduced to a comic. Now online lessons are replacing the age-old Maktab system. Websites are springing up offering diplomas and certificates, all for a fee. Pictures of Celebrity Shaykhs and Female Tutors appear (sometime superimposed together) on glossy posters and flyers, approving all these businesses, programs, seminars, workshops, etc, etc.

As Masjid donations and Madrsah fees continue to drop, Maulvis have come up with promoting Maulviwood (televised programs) to welcome the ‘return’ of Makshoofaat into our Masajid.

The rulings and fatwas of Ameerul Mumineen t and Umm ul Mumineen t prohibiting Masjid attendance for Ladies are brushed away by liberal Maulvis themselves. They will not hesitate to use gender-equality, LGBT and a host of other atheist government laws to hoist upon the Masaajid their ploys. To attract ladies and remove all barriers, it was necessary for these Celebrity Shaykhs to first enter Muslim homes via the media of YouTube, Netflix, Facebook and WhatsApp.

Under guise of promoting Islamic Values, History, Heroes, Heroin’s and the ubiquitous call for Islaah, Turkish Drama’s and Tours to Balkans were widely promoted within Muslim Circles (at a national and international level) by this new breed of Maulvis, Muftis and Shuyookh.

Such Celebrity Shaykha will embark on an all-expense paid tour with a film crew (Khuddam) in attendance – to photograph, video-record and write up these grand tours, revival of the Ottoman Empire and ‘Halal Holidays’ in Balkans, Bodrum, Antalya, Marmaris, Masjid Aqsa, etc., etc.

Surreptitiously, Muslim minds are being conditioned to accept the appearance of firstly, Makshoofaat and thereafter Dajjal in these bizarre temples. The majority of men, especially the Huffaz, Maulvis and Tableegh Jamaat brethren have for one nafsaani reason or another – stopped attending Masaajid – the void will now be filled by Makhshoofaat. Anarchy will reign – as this gender fights its way incrementally onto Masaajid and Madrasah Committees with their promise of donations, jewellery, gifts and picnic hampers.

In desperation, mercenary Maulvis, Imams, Crank Sufis and Vainglorious Trustees will accept all their demands – quoting fictitious government rules, regulations and guidelines. Token separate entrances and screened areas will be designated as a precursor to full intermingling and the appearance of Dajjal.

First, we witnessed the appearance of gawdy TFT Monitors on Masaajid Walls, apparently to display Salaah Times and Sunnah Du’a. Now, these very screens are being used to promote collection and appeal for so-called worthy causes. Already Qira’at, Naat, Nazm, Islaahi Programs and Tours of Celebrity Shaykhs are being broadcasted. Thereafter so-called Islamic Drama Programs will follow.

The Masjid will open a few minutes before a sham performance of Fardh Salaah – despite many congregating outside before and after, nobody will be able to stand together in Jamaat, or perform Tahayatul Masjid or Wudhu herein. Immediately thereafter the handful of Musallees who attended will make way for the exit and the Masjid is locked. Before our Masaajid were scented with perfume – now these temples are sprayed with alcoholic desanitizers. Even the humble Madrasah bench (patla) is wiped umpteen times and despoiled with chemicals before a child may place his kutub thereupon. Priests will argue over the percentage content, source of alcohol and permissibility thereof and the fiqh ruling of Covid 19 measures – but the reality is every single act of defilement possible has already been enacted.

The reason why Allah Ta’ala has highlighted in the Glorious Quran the treachery of the Banu Isra’eel Ulama is to warn the Maulvis of this Ummah not to follow in their footsteps; not to commit the same blunders of compromising and diluting Deeni Ahqams; not to bootlick the wealthy and affluent for pecuniary gain. If Maulvis continue to do so, the same fate which affected the Banu Israeel awaits us…

‘And do not overlay the Haqq with falsehood, and do not knowingly suppress the Haqq…’ (Glorious Qur’an, 2:42)

11 Safar 1442 – 29 September 2020

Ruling on reading social distancing, face masks and sanitizers in Islam

Assalaamualaikum Mufti Saheb. A few questions if Mufti Saheb can answer for me and the public at large.

Is alcohol based sanitisers permitted under current circumstances? Further, are we allowed to use it and enter the Musjid? Some say it is ‘denat’ and therefore not Haraam alcohol.
Many Musaajid have social distancing. Are we allowed to perform Salaat in this manner under the circumstances. I have noticed that some brothers don’t join the Jamaat but make their salaat by themselves. Are they wrong? Shouldn’t they join the Jamaat?
Because 50 are allowed at a time. It is frustrating to stand outside queuing outside and waiting for our turn? Should we wait like this or go home and make Salaat. Maaf, Mufti saheb, don’t mean to sound arrogant, but I have my dignity. Is my action incorrect?
I came across your website and someone told me to contact you as you don’t mince words. So any further advice or rulings on the subject will be appreciated.

Jazakallah…Hasan Masiza

Wassalamu Alaykum Warahmatullaahi Wabaraakatuhu

10 Shawaal 1441 / 3 June 2020

Respected Brother, your questions are answered hereunder.

The Quraan Kareem has clearly stated that Khamar is Haraam. Khamar whether edible or inedible is Haraam. The argument of whether or not ethanol is khamar is baseless. By applying an alcohol-based sanitizer and performing salaah, one is contravening a prerequisite of salaah, which is purity of the body. Thus the salaah will not be valid with an alcohol based sanitizer on your body. Alcohol no matter the quantity remains najis. Like one cannot take a bottle of alcohol into the masjid and nobody in their sane mind will take a bottle of beer into the Masjid, similarly it is not permissible to enter the Masjid with alcohol on your hands. Just as Allah instructs the mushrikeen to stay away from the Masjid because they are najis, so similarly will it not be permissible to keep alcohol sanitizers in the Masjid, or for someone apply it and enter, because it is najis.
If one enters the Masjid and notices people standing apart in the saffs (‘social distancing’) and performing ‘salaah’, he should not join them, because that is not salaah. Salaah has to be performed in a saff with no gaps in between. The Ahaadeeth are numerous, instructing the closing of gaps. How can one yearn for Allah’s help when one is in total defiance of the instructions and injunctions of the Shari’ah? If one witnesses the sorry sight of ‘social distancing’ being practiced in the Masjid, he should perform salaah individually. The salaah performed with Jama’ah is regarded as adaa kaamil (complete/perfect execution). When one performs it with spaces in the saffs which are as gaping as 1.5m, then adaa is neither kaamil nor will it even be classified as qaasir (a deficient execution), in fact, the conditions of Jamaah is not adaa (executed at all) with gaps in the saffs – it is simply not valid!
Most Masaajid have strict Haraam restrictions in place. They will not allow you entry into the masjid if you do not apply najis sanitizer, wear a mask and fill in a register. If you do not abide by their Haraam rules, they will chuck you out. Nowhere in Islam was there any situation where Muslims prevented fellow Muslims from entering the Masaajid, even during plagues. In fact the ulema encouraged people to go even more to the Masaajid during difficult times. Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) would hasten to the Musjid whenever there was a calamity.
I’tijaar is prohibited in the Shari’ah. I’tijaar out of salaah is prohibited, more so in salaah. This is how the hooligans cover their faces, by wrapping a cloth around their heads leaving only their foreheads exposed. This also resembles the dressing of women. I’tijaar falls under ruling of the Hadeeth, wherein Nabi صلي الله عليه وسلم prohibited us from covering our noses whilst in salaah. Therefore it it is not permissible to read salaah wearing a face mask.

If you go to a Masjid and you are refused entry on account of non-compliance to Haraam laws, then make your Salaah at the door.

The Laws of Allah cannot be changed to suit people in power. If an action does not match the criteria laid out by Allah and His Rasool, then it will be disregarded.

Do not join ‘mock Jamaats’ and think that you are getting rewarded. Allah disgraces those who mock His Deen.

Was-Salaam.

F.Karani (Mufti)

Issued by:

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There Is Social Distancing In TheMasjid – What Should I Do?

Question: In my area musjid, ‘no mask no entry’, ‘observe social distancing’ and ‘bring your own Musallah’ are boldly printed and pasted as rules and guidelines for us Musallis to observe. All Musallis stand about 1m to 1.5m away from each other during Jamaat Salaah. A security guard stands at the entrance where he ensures that we enter with masks on our faces – like thieves going to a musjid? – and carry along our own Musallahs. The
security guard also sanitizes the Musallis entering the musjid with hand-sanitizers. I dislike observing such acts in the musjid. My heart doesn’t feel comfortable to follow these guidelines and laws which are enforced more strictly by our own Muslims than by the government. Therefore, few of us have agreed upon meeting at a certain man’s house to perform our Salaah in Jamaat. We manage to read our Fajr, Maghrib and Esha in this
manner. Due to the brothers gone out during the day for work, Zuhr and Asr is not read in Jamaat. I read these two Salaahs alone in my house. Kindly comment on this. Is it fine for me to read these two Salaahs alone, or should I go to the musjid for these two Salaahs?
Lastly, I have heard a senior Aalim mentioning in his bayaans that we are supposed to frequent the musjids. He said that the musjids are empty whereas we are supposed to fill them up, especially during these times that we are going through. What should I do? Does it mean I should go to the musjid where social distancing takes place in compliance to the senior Aalim’s advice? Kindly assist.


Answer: Alhamdulillah, we have published a book discussing these type of guidelines which are enforced by Muslims in the Houses of Allah Ta’ala – the Masaajid. Insha Allah, your questions will be answered by reading this book. The book can be viewed with this link: http://custodiansofthehaq.co.za/book-masjid-guidelines/
Muslims standing in Saffs with NO gaps in between each other is tremendously loved by Allah Ta’ala. An entire Surah is named as Suratus-Saff in the Qur’an Majeed. In various places in the Qur’an Majeed mention is made of the Saff/s. Suratus-Saaffaat (the Surah after Surah Yaa Seen) begins by Allah Ta’ala taking an Oath on those Angels who stand in Saffs.
Numerous Ahaadith encourage the filling of the Saffs. We have written an article previously mentioning some of those Ahaadith. Hence, social distancing in the Saffs during Jamaat Salaah is not permitted.
The description of what takes place in your area Masjid is indeed very sad. The sadness cannot be penned in words. Make Du’a to Allah Ta’ala that the reality and beauty of Islaam, the love for the Masjid and the Sunnah enter into the hearts of those in charge of your Masjid as well as all the Masaajid in the world where such un-Islamic guidelines are adhered to and strangely ‘enforced’ very meticulously by Trustees, Molvis and Musallis. It will be interesting to note if the rules and guidelines are enforced with the same stringency in the businesses, work places (offices), surgeries and other places owned by (these) Muslims.
Regarding your concern, note the following:

  1. In this case where a mockery of Salaah is enforced in your local Masjid by social distancing in the Saffs, do not attend such a Masjid. If you are living in a big residential area where there are several Masaajid, then look for a Masjid where there are no such guidelines enforced. Surely, you will find one such Masjid – Insha Allah.
  2. If there is no nearby Masjid or this is the only Masjid in your locality, then the Jamaat Salaah which you are observing as you have described is correct. It is better to arrange for the performance of Salaah in a manner that is not alien-to-Deen, rather than performing it in a total anti-Sunnah / alien-to-Deen manner.
  3. Try to find someone – even one person – for Zuhr and Asr with whom you can make Jamaat. However, if no one is available, then perform these Salaahs alone, instead of going to the Masjid where Salaah is performed in a tsotsi-style, i.e. with face-masks and social distancing after sanitizing one’s hands with most probably alcohol based sanitizers when entering the House of Allah Ta’ala.
  4. Regarding the advice of the senior Aalim, it applies to frequenting those Masaajid where there are no alien-to-Deen and funny styles, ways and modes of Salaah enforced such as social distancing in the Saffs and enforcing an unhealthy mask to be worn for Salaah.
    The senior Aalim most probably refers and directs his advice and plea to a particular locality’s Muslims who are privileged to have a Masjid where Muslims don’t debar fellow Muslims from entering due to some guidelines offered to distance Muslims from the Masaajid. Surely, no senior Aalim who is known to propagate the correct Deen all his life will encourage Muslims to frequent a Masjid where social distancing takes place for Salaah.
    Hence, as long as the Masjid in your area observes anti-Sunnah activities for Salaah, then find an alternative Masjid where there is NO un-Islamic guidelines observed. If there is no such Masjid, then you should speak to a few brothers who also disagree with the un-Islamic activities in your local Masjid, and start a small Musallah (JamaatKhanah). Start off small – even if it be just three brothers behind the Imaam, but remain punctual on it. Insha Allah, Allah Ta’ala will send more Musallis to join. In this way, at least Jumu’ah Salaah can be performed in the correct Sunnah way.
    May Allah Ta’ala guide all of us, Aameen.
    Was-Salaam

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GAPPING – DARUL ULOOM BANNOORI TOWN’S FATWA

SATANIC GAPPING- DARUL ULOOM BANNOORI TOWN’S STUPID FATWA OF THE MORON MUFTIS
Question

Please comment on the fatwa of Darul Uloom Bannoori Town (Karachi). According to these muftis, ‘social distancing’ in Salaat, etc. are permissible because:
(1) The contagiousness of the covid disease is confirmed by medical opinion.

(2) The government’s law has to be obeyed.
Is their fatwa in conformity with the Shariah?
ANSWER

There are two shariats: The Shariah of Allah Ta’ala and the shariat of Iblees who is the ustaadh of the government, the medical juhala and these moron bootlicking muftis.
The first ground presented by these maajin (moron, stupid, scoundrel) muftis is kufr. Regarding the second stupidity, nothing supersedes Allah’s Law.

There is absolutely no need for stupid fatwas to bootlick and appease the atheist medical juhala who excrete plain Ibleesi drivel. The government does not compel any molvi to excrete rubbish in the name of the Shariat. The profession of these moron muftis is bootlicking for the acquisition of money, stupid name and fame. They are pursuing worldly carrion under Deeni guise.
This Darul Uloom as well as Darul Uloom Deoband and most other Darul Ulooms have diverted from Siraatul Mustaqeem. They are plodding the devil’s path to Jahannam. They all have become agents of shaitaan, hence they now excel in western liberalism.
The Darul Uloom has not presented a single Shar’i daleel for its Ibleesi excrement. Its stupid ‘fatwa’ is nothing other than a piece of moronic personal opinion disgorged to bamboozle the juhala and to bootlick the government. These Darul Ulooms can no longer be trusted. They trade the Deen for the jeefah (carrion) of the dunya. They are no longer representatives of the Shariah. On the contrary, they are agents of Iblees.
Just imagine! Abrogating the Shariah with a piece of rubbish personal opinion devoid of a shred of Shar’i substance. They all are signs of Qiyaamah. They are plodding the path of dhalaal (satanic deviation). They are mudhal (deviated) and mudhil (leading others astray).
As for the dalai-il debunking the rubbish which these moron muftis disgorge, we have published seven booklets and numerous articles, all available on our website. Suffice to say, that the Bannoori Town fatwa is satanic rubbish.
Their stupid fatwa zigs and zags between right and wrong, but finally settles for shaitaani rubbish. While these moron muftis acknowledge the imperative importance of proper Masnoon Saff formation, they ultimately prostrate to shaitaan and accept his ‘fatwa’ of kufr.

23 Zil Qa’dh 1441 – 15 July 2020

Q&A: RESPONSE TO SPURIOUS ARGUMENTS IN FAVOUR OF SOCIAL DISTANCING

TIE THE CAMEL, CIRCUMSTANCES, FLEE FROM THE LEPER, AND THE SPEAR’S LENGTH HADEETH
Allah Ta’ala states: “Ask the people of Thikr (Knowledge) if you do
not know.” (Qur’aan)

Q. The proponents of social distancing are quoting a Hadeeth in Tirmizi where Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam told a bedouin to tie his camel first and then put his trust in Allah. Based on this Hadeeth, they argue that one has to take precautions. Accordingly, trustees and ‘Imaams’ have published Masjid guidelines. What is the response to their argument?


A. Did any ill people attend the Masjid in the time of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi
Wasallam? Since the above answer is obviously yes, how did the sufoof of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam look like? Were there gaps in the Sufoof? NO! So, why did Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam then not ‘tie the camel’ when it comes to social distancing in Salaat? Do these people misinterpreting the Ahaadeeth understand the Ahaadeeth better than the speaker himself? Do they understand the Ahaadeeth better than Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam? Obviously NOT! So, why misconstrue and
twist Ahaadeeth to prove the kufr concepts of ‘social distancing’ in Salaat?
Furthermore, tying the camel will refer in this age to locking your car. It does not apply to the sufoof. All the Covid-19 Masjid regulations are KUFR Rubbish! They are stupidly trying to project themselves as holier and greater than the Sahaabah Radhiayallahu anhum and Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam with their ludicrous socalled guidelines. Plagues took place during the era of the Sahaabah Radhiyallahu anhum; and Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam did not prevent any Muslim who had
symptoms of illness from the Masjid. All the guidelines and protocols of the Masaajid which are under the control of those ‘wearing masks’, are in rejection of the Fatwa of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam who said: “There is no contagion.”


Q. I approached a senior Molvi in my town who is also sometimes the Imaam and told him that all this social distancing in Salaat is not valid. He responded with one word: ‘circumstances!’ Please do advise?

A. Let him elaborate on circumstances. The senior Molvi of your town is perfidious to say the least. Maybe he does not know the importance of the sufoof, despite being even an Imaam. Despite the circumstances, the Sahaabah stood shoulder to shoulder. Why didn’t plagues and sicknesses inspire Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam to make the Sahaabah stand apart from one another in Salaat?


Q. A person says that according to the Ahaadeeth, we should flee from the leper. He then states that this is even more than social distancing. If one has to flee, then social distancing is a lesser concept than fleeing which should not be condemned?


A. Laughable indeed! If according to his lopsided understanding of the Ahaadeeth, one should flee from people, then he should flee! Why was he still talking to you? He supposed to flee as if he is escaping from a lion.
If the Hadeeth says something, then you must act on it! Don’t come with ‘lesser concepts’ of nonsense here. One cannot speak of Ahaadeeth, and then hypocritically speak of ‘lesser concepts’.
Follow Ahaadeeth according to its correct interpretation as explained and practically demonstrated by Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and the Sahaabah Radhiyallahu anhum. Did Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam ban any leper from the Masjid? No! So, especially for those misapplying this Hadeeth to the Corona disease, people with covid-19 may not be banned from the Masjid, let alone even the talk of healthy people. Then, did Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam instruct the leper to stand apart from other Musallis in Salaat? NO! Did Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam instruct
those without leprosy to stand apart from the leper? NO! This sufficiently debunks the misinterpretation of those quoting the Ahaadeeth.
Nevertheless, the fact of the matter is that the advice pertaining to lepers was for people of weak Imaan. One should not give one’s own interpretation to Ahaadeeth. This is dangerous for one’s Imaan. Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam ate together with a leper from the same utensil. So, those arguing in favour of social distancing are undoubtedly displaying hypocrisy (Nifaaq). They argue in favour of social distancing, selectively quote Ahaadeeth, misinterpret them, tear them out of context, then interfere with the Sufoof and the Masaajid AND then they say they follow Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. Why do they profess feelings they do not have? The Munaafiqeen should say straight: we believe diseases are contagious and we reject what Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said. Nauthu Billah! Why are they zigzagging so much?
Afterall, if one believes in Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam who negated the
contagiousness of diseases, then one will automatically frown and reject all the stupid Covid-19 Masjid guidelines as well as the silly concepts of social distancing – all which reek of Kufr.


Q. Another Hadeeth making its rounds on social media is:
SOCIAL DISTANCING – The Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam
said: “When you speak to someone (who is afflicted with a contagious illness), there should be between you and them a space of the length of a spear (approximately two meters).” [Musnad Imam Ahmed]
Kindly confirm if this Hadeeth is authentic? Is this the correct translation and interpretation of the Hadeeth? Some words are in brackets which is somewhat funny. Your input will be appreciated.


A. Whilst the Hadeeth appears in Musnad Ahmed which may not be rejected, it should be remembered that it is not permissible for the Muqallideen to refer to Ahaadeeth for Masaail. This was the function solely of the Mujtahideen. Only a Mujtahid may refer directly to the Qur’aan and Hadeeth for Masaail – not Muqallideen like us. By referring directly to Ahaadeeth, we will make blunders and remember that misinterpreting what Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, is undoubtedly Kufr. Thus, it is incumbent that we refer to the Fuqaha. Even the Ulama have to incumbently refer to the Fuqaha. Let us not refer directly to Qur’aan and Ahaadeeth like the wayward Salafis! No wonder the Salafis (antiTaqleed morons) are so deviated, insulting great Ulama such as the Four Imaams of
Fiqh, and not realizing that they are plodding the path of Baatil and Kufr!

The Hadeeth under discussion has been selectively translated and misinterpreted. The words in brackets (who is afflicted with a contagious illness) are not the words of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, but are the kufr interpretations of the dishonest translator whoever he or she maybe.
The full Hadeeth is as follows. Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Do not look constantly (i.e. stare) at the Majzoomeen (lepers). And when you speak to them, then there should be between you and them, the distance of a spear.”
The first thing is that the translator conveniently omitted the first part of the Hadeeth and added his own interpretation in brackets for obvious reasons.
Secondly, the Hadeeth refers to lepers. It is misleading to infer that the Hadeeth refers to someone ‘who is afflicted with a contagious illness’ because Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: ‘There is no contagion.’ The Hadeeth does not speak about any other illness besides leprosy. When Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam negated the contagiousness of diseases/illnesses, then it is obvious that this Hadeeth does not refer to Covid-19.
Thirdly, why should one not look at the majzoomeen despite the fact that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: ‘There is no contagion.’? This is because when a leper sees a healthy person, his calamity increases, he feels despondent and his grief increases. Thus, the person should flee from a leper, don’t stare at him and stay a distance of a spear away from him. These commands were for those of weak Imaan so that their beliefs remain correct. A person with strong Imaan and correct Tawakkul is capable of warding off from himself the false beliefs of contagion which the people of Jaahiliyyah held that one person is the cause of the next person’s illness.
Fourthly, the distance of a spear relates to speaking – not Salaat. In Salaat, the lepers, etc. stood shoulder to shoulder with the rest. There was no social distancing in Salaat.
Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam practically refuted the Kufr idea of disease being contagious, by eating together with a leper from the same bowl.
And most importantly, health and illness are in the Hands of Allah. Diseases do not operate on their own. Diseases are under the Divine Control of Allah Ta’ala. All such Ahaadeeth which the protagonists of social distancing have cited, were to refute corrupt beliefs. ‘Social contact’ does not transmit diseases. This is the Islamic concept stated with clarity by Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. When Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: ‘Laa adwaa’, a Bedouin said: “O Rasulullah! My camels in the desert are (healthy) like wild bucks. When a camel with scurvy mingles with them, they all get scurvy.” The mushrikeen held the same belief as the atheists of today regarding diseases being contagious. In refutation of this corrupt belief, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam asked the Bedouin: “Who infected the first camel?” That Being who gave the disease to the very first camel, is the One Who gives the disease to the others.
While Allah Ta’ala directly caused the disease to infect the first one, He uses this one as the worldly vehicle to transmit the disease to all those whom He has earmarked. Without Allah’s command, the disease will not befall those who have not been destined to contract it. Thus, all the measures of Shaytaan being adopted are in vain. The progress of the virus will not be thwarted. It will take in its grasp and stride everyone whom Allah Azza Wa Jal has targeted. Finally, the Zindeeqs are arguing in favour of social distancing between healthy people whereas Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam did not advocate healthy people staying apart from one another due to others having illnesses. The Hadeeth has no relevance to social distancing and healthy people standing a spear’s length or two
meters apart from one another. Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam did not state that people should be apart from one another for the fear of contracting a disease. The Zindeeqs should not quote Ahaadeeth just as they feel like, since Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Whoever attributes a lie to me intentionally, should prepare his
abode in the Fire.”


MAY ALLAH GRANT US ALL THE TAWFEEQ TO PRACTISE ACCORDING TO THE SUNNAH. AAMEEN

Was Salaam

Jamiatul Ulama Northern Cape

THE MUSAAJID IN LUSAKA

FONG KONG HARAAM, HUMILIATING TERMS FOR THE MUSAAJID IN LUSAKA

MUSLIMS OF LUSAKA! REJECT THE SATANIC CONDITIONS! DO NOT ATTEND THE MUSAAJID! PERFORM SALAAT AT HOME! ‘SALAAT’ THE WAY THE GESTAPO MOB IS ORGANIZING IS HARAAM AND NOT VALID!

A Brother from Lusaka writes:

As-salaam-u-alaikum Maulana

The management of the Jame Masjid in Lusaka have issued the following salaah instructions regarding the opening of the masaajid on 19 May, as attached.

“Esteemed members of the Community,

We hope and pray that you are well and safe in this blessed month of Ramadhaan. As Muslims we have done very well in countering the covid-19 pandemic, and we commend the Community in observing the regulations in these difficult times.

Alhamdulillah, through the grace and mercy of the Almighty, permission to perform Salah for 200 Musallees has been granted.

We are pleased to inform the Jaame Masjid Musallees that effective TODAY 20TH MAY, 2020 ASR SALAH the Masjid will be open.

Salaah times for Ramadhan only shall be as follows:

SALAAH JAMAT TIME

FAJR 05:20

ZOHAR 13:15

ASR 17:10

MAGHRIB IMMEDIATELY AFTER AZAAN

ESHA 19:15

1ST Jamaat for Juma Salah will be at 12:30

2nd Jamaat for Juma Salaah will be at 13:30

We kindly urge everyone to understand the situation and corporate fully.

Detailed guidelines have been attached hereunder, to be strictly adhered to.

 1. Kindly STAY AWAY if you have any FLU SYMPTOMS.

2. Elderly members of the Community are highly recommended to continue performing

3. Please perform Wudhu at home.

4. Please try to bring your own musallah/prayer mat.

5. Please follow all sanitization procedures that have been put in place.

6. Please note that you will not be allowed into the masjid and masjid yard without a face

mask.

7. Please ensure you have the mask on during your entire stay in the masjid and masjid yard.

8. Please follow all social distancing procedures that have been put in place.

9. Please refrain from handshakes and hugs.

10. Please refrain from gatherings in the Masjid and the Masjid yard before and after Salaah.

11. All those staying within walking distance from the masjid yard are requested to come

walking to the masjid.

12. Do NOT park vehicles outside the masjid yard. If the front yard is full kindly make use of

the Madrasah yard behind.

13. Please cooperate with the public management team that has been appointed by the mutawallis of the masjid. Included in their duties will be to monitor adherence to the sanitization procedures and refusing entry to anyone not wearing a face mask. The masjid management team humbly requests each individual to understand the current situation and give their full support by cooperating.

14. Please note that mandatory registration will be done for each Musallee.

Kindly follow the registration procedures by sending your name, Address and contact number via SMS or WhatsApp to 0777275282. Your access code will then be sent to you which will be required for any entry into the Mosque thereafter.

For & on behalf of Jaame Masjid Management

END

Similar notices are now being sent out by other masaajid in the city. Although it appears that many of the mutawallis of the various masaajid seemed reluctant to open the masaajid in the proper shariah manner, and not according to the ludicrous points above, there has been growing pressure by the musallis to open the masaajid.

This appears to be a huge mockery of the most fundamental hukm of Deen. Please advise on how we should perform our salaah given all the restrictions above?

Jazakallah (End of the Brother’s letter)

COMMENT

Never should Muslims submit to these humiliating, haraam terms and conditions which this Gestapo (the management committee of the Musjid) grovelling in a cesspool of kufr takes pride in imposing on Muslims.

Every condition is haraam and kufr. Also, the najaasat of the sanitizer rijs consisting of 70% alcohol renders the user impure (napaak).

In these trying satanic circumstances of the devil’s lockdown, perform Salaat at home in the proper manner prescribed by the Shariah. Let the Musaajid remain deserted to testify on the Day of Qiyaamah for the kufr and satanic infractions of these Gestapo entities who have assumed the role of the satanists. Just imagine the degree of shaitaaniyat! Policing satanically the Musaajid and controlling satanically the Musaajid as if they have inherited the Houses of Allah from their fathers.

Muslims should not contribute a cent to these evil shaitaani management committees which pillage and plunder the sanctity of the Musaajid. They furthermore have lost their Imaan. They are Munaafiqs. They reject the explicit Fatwa of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who stated unequivocally:

“Laa adwaa” – There is no contagion. In flagrant and blasphemous denial of our Nabi’s Fatwa, this Gestapo Satanist says: “Adwaa”- Disease is contagious. Only those bereft of Imaan are capable of disgorging such blatant kufr then perfidiously    persist in professing themselves to be Muslims.

Their belief in the concept propounded by the atheists is Sareeh (Explicit) kufr. Their Imaan is eliminated. Their marriages are nullified by this kufr belief. The La’nat of Allah Ta’ala and His Malaaikah descend on scoundrels who pollute and desanctify the Musaajid with the plethora of the hideous conditions of kufr.

28 Ramadhaan 1441 – 22 May 2020