MUFTI ZARWALI KHAN R.A. AND STRAWBERRIES

Q. According to Mufti Zarwali of Pakistan, strawberries are haraam. What is your comment?
A. Strawberries are fruit. Mufti Zarwali wil not say that fruit is haraam. There must be some explanation. Write to him to ascertain the reality.

Saturday, March 09, 2019
1 raajib 1440
As salaamu alaikum
Dear hazrat:
By the Grace of Allah all is fine here and we pray the same for you and the rest of the majlis family.
We received the latest edition of the majlis and note the question about strawberries being haram according to my respected ustaadh, mufti zar wali khan H.A. Yes mufti sahib agrees that strawberries are fruit, but it is his opinion that they are the fruit of Hell, which the quran calls “ZAQQUM” he taught us this in dora hadith and he also says it every year in his 40 day dora tafseer which is open to the public. If you get ma’ariul quran the English of mufti taqi/mufti shafi r.a. surah 37 ayah 62-63 has a good discussion about this tree and whether it is a tree found on earth or not.
To the best of my knowledge, my ustaadh is the only one of this opinion.
Was salaam

ASSALAMU ALAIKUM
10 Rajab 1440 (17 March 2019)

Respected Brother,

The view that strawberries are Zaqquum, is preposterous. The people of Jahannam will simply be delighted if fed strawberries. The idea is ridiculous.

The Qur’aan Majeed explicitly states that this Tree rises from the bowels of Jahannam. Its fruit is like the heads of devils. It will be torture forced into the inmates of Hell.

There is absolutely no resemblance between the Qur’aanic Zaqquum and earthly strawberries which are such a delicious Ni’mat of Allah Ta’ala. When the Qur’aan Majeed itself states explicitly that this Tree rises from the bowels of Hell, then it is egregiously erroneous to infer that it refers to the delicious strawberries which have absolutely no resembles with the heads of devils nor do they have even a slight thorn in them.

Some of the views mentioned in Ma-aariful Qur’aan are extremely far-fetched to say the very least.

Was-salaam

A.S.Desai

Mujlisul Ulama of S.A