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English Translations of

Majmooal-Fatawa
of late Scholar Ibn
Bazz (R)
Second Edition
By:
Sheikh `Abdul `Aziz Bin `Abdullah ibn
`AbdulRahman ibn Bazz (May Allah forgive and
reward al-Firdouse to him and his parents)

He was The Mufti of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,


Chairman of the Council of Senior Scholars,
and Chairman of Department of Scholarly Research and
Ifta'

This English Translations are collected from


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Portal of the General Presidency of Scholarly Research
and Ifta'

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AnecessarypieceofadviceonjudgmentaccordingtothePurifiedShari'ahofAllah

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PraisebetoAllah.MaypeaceandblessingsbeuponthemessengerofAllah!

TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)saidintheauthenticHadith, Religionisbasedonadvisingoneanother.Religionis
basedonadvisingoneanother.Religionisbasedonadvisingoneanother.Uponthiswesaid,"Forwhom?"Hereplied,"ForAllah,His
Book,HisMessenger,andforMuslimleadersandlaypersons."

Inconformitywiththisduty,IremindMuslimsoverandoveragainwithwhatIfrequentlydiscussed,
namely,thenecessityofjudginginaccordancewiththeShari`ahofAllahanddiscardinganythingelse.

TheexplicitproofsoftheQur'anandtheSunnahprovethatitisobligatoryuponallMuslims,individuals,
groups,orgovernmentstoresolvealltheirdisputesinthelightoftheShari`ahofAllahandinfull
submissionandobediencetoit.

Forexample,Allahsays, Butno,byyourLord,theycanhavenoFaith,untiltheymakeyou(OMuhammad)
judgeinalldisputesbetweenthem,andfindinthemselvesnoresistanceagainstyourdecisions,andaccept(them)withfull
submission. Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Dotheythenseekthejudgementof(thedaysof)Ignorance?Andwhoisbetter
injudgementthanAllhforapeoplewhohavefirmFaith. Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Oyouwhobelieve!ObeyAllh
andobeytheMessenger(Muhammad),andthoseofyou(Muslims)whoareinauthority.(And)ifyoudifferin
anythingamongstyourselves,referittoAllhandHisMessenger(),ifyoubelieveinAllhandintheLastDay.
Thatisbetterandmoresuitableforfinaldetermination. Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays:

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Andinwhatsoeveryoudiffer,thedecisionthereofiswithAllh(HeistherulingJudge). TherearemanyAyahsinthis
regard.

FromtheseAyahsoneknowsthatitisnotpermissibleforaMuslimtojudgeaccordingtopositiveortribal
lawsthatcontradicttheShari`ah.

Inthisarticle,IoffermysincereadvicetotherulersofIslamiccountriesduetotheirpastandpresent
disputes.Theyshouldknowthattheonlywaytowhichtheyshouldreferforjudgingthedisputesbetween
Arabcountriesinrelationtoproperties,rights,politicalborders,andothermattersistheShari`ahofAllah.
Thiscanbecarriedoutthroughfoundingalegalcommitteeoralegalcourtandchoosingitsmembersfrom
thescholarsofShari`ahwhoareknownfortheirknowledge,understanding,justice,andreligiousness.The
roleofthisbodyistoconsiderthecauseofdifferenceandthentogiveitsjudgmentinaccordancewiththe
IslamicShari`ah.RulersofIslamiccountriesshouldknowthatresortingtotheInternationalCourtofJustice
andothernonMuslimbodiestojudgeamongthemisaformofjudgmentaccordingtosomethingother
thantheShari`ahofAllah,whichisnotpermissible.Likewise,itisnotpermittedtojudgebetweenMuslims
accordingtoit.Therefore,theyshouldkeepawayfromthatandfearAllahandthepunishmentHe
determinedforthosewhoturnawayfromHisShari`ah.He(GlorifiedbeHe)said, "Butwhosoeverturnsaway
fromMyReminder(i.e.neitherbelievesinthisQurnnoractsonitsteachings.)verily,forhimisalifeofhardship,andWeshallraise
himupblindontheDayofResurrection." Hewillsay:"OmyLord!Whyhaveyouraisedmeupblind,whileIhadsight(before)."
(Allh)willsay:"Likethis:OurAyt(proofs,evidence,verses,lessons,signs,revelations,etc.)cameuntoyou,butyoudisregarded
them(i.e.youleftthem,didnotthinkdeeplyinthem,andyouturnedawayfromthem),andsothisDay,youwillbeneglected(inthe
Hellfire,awayfromAllhsMercy)."

Allahalsosays, Andsojudge(youOMuhammad)amongthembywhatAllhhasrevealedandfollownot
theirvaindesires,butbewareofthemlesttheyturnyou(OMuhammad)farawayfromsomeofthatwhichAllh
hassentdowntoyou.Andiftheyturnaway,thenknowthatAllhsWillistopunishthemforsomesinsoftheirs.Andtruly,mostof
menareFsiqn(rebelliousanddisobedienttoAllh). Dotheythenseekthejudgementof(thedaysof)Ignorance?Andwhois
betterinjudgementthanAllhforapeoplewhohavefirmFaith.

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TheAyahsthatindicatethismeaningaremany.AllofthemassurethefactthatobediencetoAllahandHis
MessengeristhewaytohappinesshereandintheHereafterandthatdisobeyingAllahandHisMessenger
andabandoningAllah'sShari`ahandjudgmentisthecauseofhardshipandmiseryinthislifeandtorment
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MayAllahguideeveryonetothetruth,helpthemsticktothereligion,rectifytheirconditions,anddirect
themtowhatisgoodfortheirreligionandlives!MayAllahmakeallsatisfactionwithHisJudgmentandthe
judgmentofHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim)!Indeed,HeistheMostGenerous.

MayAllah'sPeacebeuponourProphetMuhammad,Hisfamily,andCompanions.

ChairmanoftheConstituentCounciloftheMuslimWorldLeague,MakkahAlMukarramah

TheGeneralMuftioftheKingdomofSaudiArabiaandthePresidentofCouncilofSenior
Scholars

andtheDepartmentofScholarlyResearchandIfta'

`Abdul`AzizBin`AbdullahIbnBaz

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Theblemishesof`Aqidahandthemeanstoavoidthem

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PraisebetoAllah,theLordofallworlds,andthegoodendwillbeforthepiousservants.Mayperfectpeace
andblessingsbeuponHisservantandMessengerwhoisentrustedwithHisRevelationourProphet,Imam
(leader)andmasterMuhammadibnAbdullah,anduponhisfamily,Companions,andwhoeverfollowstheir
wayofguidanceuntiltheDayofResurrection!

Thereisnodoubtthatthesoundnessof`Aqidah(creed)isthemostimportantthingandthegreatest
obligation.ThatiswhyIentitledthisspeech(Theblemishesof`Aqidahandthemeanstoavoid
them).

The`Aqidahreferstoallthatapersonbelievesforsureandadoptsasareligion,whetherevilorgood,valid
orcorrupt.

However,itismandatorytoadoptthesound`Aqidahandperformthereligiousduties,sinceseveralcreeds
existintheworldandallofwhicharecorruptexceptforthe`AqidahrevealedinAllah'sBookandthe
SunnahofHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim).ItisthepureIslamic`Aqidahthatisdevoidofblemishes
inducedbyShirk(associatingothersinworshipwithAllah),actsofBid`ah(innovationinreligion)andsins.
Thisisthetrue`AqidahrevealedintheQur'anandillustratedbytheSunnahoftheMessengerofAllah
(peacebeuponhim)itisIslam.

Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: Truly,thereligionwithAllhisIslm. He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosaid: This


day,Ihaveperfectedyourreligionforyou,completedMyFavouruponyou,andhavechosenforyouIslmasyourreligion.

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IslamistheReligionofAllah.Itisunacceptableforanyonetoembraceanyotherreligion.Allah(Glorified
andExaltedbeHe)says:

AndwhoeverseeksareligionotherthanIslm,itwillneverbeacceptedofhim,andintheHereafterhewillbeoneofthelosers.

ItisalsothereligionofallprophetsAdam(peacebeuponhim),andotherprophetswhosucceededhim
suchas:Nuh(Noah),Ibrahim(Abraham),Musa(Moses),`Isa(Jesus),Dawud(David),Solayman,Ishaq
(Isaac),Ya`qub(Jacob),Yusuf(Joseph),andothers(peaceandblessingsbeuponallofthem).Itisthe
religionoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim),whichAllahhassenthimwithtoallhumankind,he(peacebe
uponhim)said: Prophetsarepaternalbrotherstheirmothersaredifferent,buttheirreligionisone Accordingtoanother
narration: Prophetsaresonsoffellowwives... .

Thismeansthatthereligionofallprophetsisone:ItisTawhid(beliefintheOnenessofAllah/monotheism)
andthebeliefthatHeistheLordofallworlds,theAllKnowingCreator,theonlyOneWhoisWorthyof
worship.PeopleshouldalsobelieveintheHereafter,Resurrection,Jannah(paradise),Nar(Hellfire),balance,
andtheeventsoftheHereafter.AsfortheDivineLaws,theyaredifferent.Thisisthemeaningof"thesons
offellowwives",whichstandsfortheDivineLaws,accordingtoAllah'sSaying(GlorifiedbeHe): Toeach
amongyou,Wehaveprescribedalawandaclearway.

Thepaternalbrothershaveonefatheranddifferentmothers,soaretheprophets.Theyhaveonereligion,
whichistheobservanceofTawhidanddevotiontoAllah.

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Thisisthemeaningof"LaIlahaIllaAllah"(ThereisnodeitybutAllah),whichnamely,toworshipAllah
alone,haveIman(believe/Faith)inHim,HisAngels,Scriptures,Messengers,theLastDay,theDivineDecree
whethergoodorbad,andotherrelevantissuessuchasResurrection,JannahandNar,Balance,Account,
Sirat(thebridgeovertheFire),etc.

Thisisthewayofalltheprophets.Theyallfollowthesamereligion,havethesameDa`wah(peacebeupon
them),buttheyweresentwithdifferentDivineLaws,justlikebrotherswhohavedifferentmothers,sothe
Tawrah(Torah)hassomedifferentlawsfromthatoftheInjil(Gospel)andsoon.Thesamegoesforthe
Shari`ah(IslamicLaw)ofourProphetMuhammad(peacebeuponhim)inwhichsomemattersdifferfrom
thatoftheInjilandTawrah.AllahhasmadetheShari`ahmucheasierandrelievingtothisUmmah(nation
ofcreed).He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says:

hereleasesthemfromtheirheavyburdens(ofAllhsCovenantwiththeChildrenofIsrael),andfromthefetters(bindings)that
wereuponthem. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid: IwassentwiththelenientHanifiyyah(i.e.theTrueReligion
ofIslam).

Allah(ExaltedbeHe)senthim(peacebeuponhim)withalenientShari`ahthatdoesnotincludeloads, www.ircpk.com
shackles,oranyhardships.He(GlorifiedbeHe)says: andhasnotlaiduponyouinreligionanyhardship

InthepastlawsprecedingtheShari`ahofourProphetMuhammad(peacebeuponhim),peoplewerenot
permittedtoperformTayammum(dryablution)whentheyranoutofwater.Theywouldthendelaytheir
Salah(prayers)andcombinethemuntiltheyfindwater,thenperformWudu'(ablution),andoffertheirSalah
afterwards,butTayammumwasprescribedinthisShari`ahbroughtbyProphetMuhammad.Whenever
thereisalackofwater,peoplecansimplyperformTayammumwithdustandoffertheirSalah.Thisisone
ofmanyotheraspectsoffacilitationandsimplification.

Furthermore,eachprophetwassentonlytohispeoplewhereasProphetMuhammad(peacebeuponhim)
wassenttotheJinn(creaturescreatedfromfire)andmankind,ArabsandnonArabs,andAllahhasmade
himtheLastProphet.

Overandabove,thosewhoprecededususedtooffertheirSalaheitherintheirchurches,Masjids(mosque),
orplacesofworship,

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whereastheIslamicShari`ahpermitsapersontoofferSalaheverywhere.WheneverSalahbecomesdue,
youcanofferitwhereyouareindeserts,wastelands,oranypartofthisearthaccordingtotheProphet's
saying(peacebeuponhim): ThelandhasbeenmadeaMasjidandapureplaceforme(i.e.fordryablutionandpraying).

TheIslamicShari`ahbroughtbyProphetMuhammad(peacebeuponhim)isasimplifiedand
comprehensiveonethathasnohardshipsorrestraints,amongwhichisthefacilitationforpatientsby
exemptingthemfromtheobligationofSawmtheyarepermittedtoeatandcompensateforthedays
missed.AtravelerispermittedtocombinethequatrainSalahanddelayfastingRamadanandthenmakeup
forthesedaysaswellaccordingtoAllah'sSaying(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe): andwhoeverisilloronajourney,
thesamenumber[ofdayswhichonedidnotobserveSaum(fasts)mustbemadeup]fromotherdays.

ApersonmayofferSalahwhilesittingiftheyareunabletostand,lyingdownononesideiftheyareunable
tosit,orlyingontheirbacksiftheyareunabletoliedownononesideasauthenticallyreportedfromthe
MessengerofAllahintheSunnah.

Apartfromthis,allowingthemtoeatfromadeadanimalwhennecessary,andtostayalivewhenlawful
foodisunavailabletoescapedeath.

Accordingly,theIslamic`AqidahistoobserveTawhidofAllah(GlorifiedbeHe),believeinHim,His
Messengers,Scriptures,Angels,theLastDayandResurrectioninadditiontoJannah,Nar,andeventsofthe
Hereafter,aswellasbelievingintheDivineDecreegoodorbad,andthatHe(GlorifiedbeHe)has
predestinedallthings,isfullyawareofallthings,andhasrecordedthem(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe).

Moreover,Islamhasfivepillarsamongwhichare:Salah,Zakah(obligatorycharity),andHajj(pilgrimage).

AmongitsobligationsanddutiesareJihad(strivingintheCauseofAllah),enjoininggood,

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forbiddingevil,beingdutifulnesstoparents,maintainingthetiesofkinship,observingtruthfulnessin
speech,fulfillingtrusts,etc.

IslamisthesubmissiontoAllahandobediencetoHim(GlorifiedbeHe)bysinglingHimoutwithworship,
beingdevotedtohim,andobeyingHimandHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim).Thisiswhyitiscalled
Islam,forMuslimssubmitthemselvestoAllah,singleHim(GlorifiedbeHe)outwithworship,abidebyHis
CommandsandavoidHisProhibitions.ThisistrueIslam.

IslamhasfivepillarsthetestimonythatthereisnodeitybutAllahandthatMuhammadistheMessengerof
Allah,performanceofSalah(prayers),Sawm(fast)ofRamadan,paymentofZakah,andperformanceofHajj
forwhoeverisabletodoso.

Thetwotestimoniesmean:singlingoutAllahwithworshipandbeingsinceretoHim,andbelievingthat
MuhammadisHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim)totheJinnandmankind,forthesetwotestimoniesare
theoriginandbasisofreligion.Verily,nonehastherighttobeworshippedbutAllahalone.Thisisthe
meaningofLaIlahaIllaAllahi.e.thereisnodeitybutAllah,accordingtotheSayingofAllah(Glorifiedand
ExaltedbeHe): ThatisbecauseAllhHeistheTruth(theonlyTrueGodofallthatexists,Whohasnopartnersorrivalswith
Him),andwhatthey(thepolytheists)invokebesidesHim,itisBtil(falsehood).

WhereastestifyingthatMuhammadistheMessengerofAllahistotestifywithsureknowledgeandYaqin
(certainty)thatMuhammadibn`Abdullahibn`AbdulMuttalibtheHashimy(adescendantofHashim)the
Makky(ofthecityofMakkah),theMadany(i.e.ofMadinah,thecitywherehesettledafterwards)isthetrue
MessengerofAllahandthemosthonorableofHisservants,andthathisfamilyandrelativesarethebestof
Arabs.Therefore,heisthebestpersonfromthebestfamily,whichbelongstothebesttribe(peacebeupon
him).HeisthenoblestofallcreaturesandthemasterofallthechildrenofAdam(peacebeuponhim,his
familyandCompanions).

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nonArabs,richandpoor,rural

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andurban.HeistheMessengerofAllahtoall.WhoeverfollowshimwillbeadmittedtoParadiseand
whoeverdisobeyshiscommandswillenterHellfire.He(peacebeuponhim)hadsaid: MyentireUmmahwill
enterJannah(Paradise)exceptwhoeverrefuses,thenitwassaid:OMessengerofAllah,whowillrefuse?Hesaid:Whoeverobeysme
willenterJannahandwhoeverdisobeysmeistheonewhorefuses. .RelatedbyAlBukhariinhisSahih(authenticbook
ofHadith).

ThisistheessenceofthegreatIslamic`Aqidah:ItmeansTawhidanddevotiontoAllah,beliefinHis
MessengerMuhammad(peacebeuponhim),asHistrueMessenger,inallmessengersaswellasinthe
obligationofSalah,Zakah,Sawm,andHajjalongwiththebeliefinAllah,HisAngels,Scriptures,
Messengers,theLastDay,theDivineDecreegoodorbad,andeverythingthatAllahandHisMessenger
said.

ThisistheIslamicProphetic`Aqidah.Nevertheless,somepeoplehaveobservedsomeblemishesthat
contradictandnullify`Aqidah.Here,weshallclarifyitinthisspeech.

Therearetwotypesofblemishes:

Thefirsttypedestroysandnullifies`Aqidah,thusleadstoKufr(disbelief),Godforbid!

Theotherweakens`Aqidah.

TheFirstiscalledanullifier.Itspoilsandnullifies`Aqidahandhewhocommitsitisakafirandapostate
fromIslam.ThistypeinvolvestheblemishesthatleadtoKufr,

whicharethenullifiersofIslamandthecausesofapostasy.

However,anullifiermaybeasayingoranact.Itmaybeabelieforadoubt.Apersonmayapostatizebya
certainutterancehedeclares,acertainpracticehedoes,aconvictionhebelievesin,oradoubtthathehas.
Thenullifierthatblemishesthe`Aqidahandspoilsitcomesfromthesefoursituations.Thepeopleof
knowledgehavementionedthisintheirbooksandentitledthischapter:

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([Achapterontherulingoftheapostate].ItiscommoninthejuristicliteratureoftheMadhhabsi.e.
schoolsoflaw,tofindachapteramongthesectionofPrescribedPenaltiesentitled:[therulingonthe
apostate).TheapostateistheonewhoapostatizesafterembracingIslam.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
said: Whoever(i.eamongstMuslims)discardstheirreligion,killthem. RelatedbyAlBukhariinhisSahih.

ItismentionedintheTwoSahihsthat theProphet(peacebeuponhim)sentAbuMusaAlAsh`arytoYemenandthensent
Mu`adhibnJabal(mayAllahbepleasedwithbothofthem)afterhim,sothatwhenhecametohim,hesaid:"Dismount!"Heplaceda
pillowforhim(todismountoverit).Then,hesawatiedman,sohesaid:Whatisthat?Hesaid:ThismanwasaJew,butafter
embracingIslam,herevertedtohisdeviatedreligion.Mu`adhthensaid:"IwillnotdismountuntilheiskilledaccordingtotheRulingof
AllahandHisMessenger."He(AbuMussa)said:"Dismount!"(Again)Hesaid:"Iwillnotdismountuntilheiskilledaccordingtothe
RulingofAllahandHisMessenger",threetimes.Thereupon,AbuMusa(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)sentencedhimtodeath. .

Accordingly,thisevidenceprovesthatapostatesshouldbekillediftheydonotrepent.Theyshouldbe
orderedtorepentiftheyrepent,praisebetoAllah,butiftheydonot,andinsistonKufranddeviation,they
shouldbekilledandexpeditedtotheNar(Hellfire),fortheprophet(peacebeuponhim)said: Whoever(i.e.a
Muslim)discardstheirreligion,killthem .

Therefore,therearemanynullifiersofIslam.Forexample,

verbalapostasysuchasinsultingAllahandHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim).ThisactnullifiestheDin
(religionofIslam).Likewise,reviling,abasing,ordefamingthem.Forexample,sayingthatAllahis
oppressive,miserly,poor,orthatHe(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)is

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unawareofcertainthings,ordoesnotconsidersomeissues,forallthesesayings,andthelikesareformsof
revilementandapostasyfromIslam.

Thus,whoeverreviles,vituperates,orcriticizesAllahwillbeanapostatefromIslamGodforbid!Thisis
verbalapostasy,ifapersonreviles,mocks,defames,ordescribesAllahwithwhatdoesnotbefitHim,likethe
J e w s whosaythat'Allahisamiser','Allahispoor,andwearetherichones'.Thesamegoesifsomeone
says:Allahdoesnotknoworisunabletodocertainthings,oriftheydenyAllah'sAttributeswithout
believinginthem,thispersonwouldbeanapostatebyhisevilwords.

ThesameappliestotheclaimthatAllahhasnotobligedSalahonus,forthisisRiddah(apostasy)from
Islam.Therefore,whoeverclaimsthatAllahhasnotobligedSalahwillapostatizefromIslamaccordingto
theIjma`(consensus)ofMuslimsunlessapersonisignorant,livesfarawayfromMuslims,ordoesnot
know.Inthiscase,theyshouldbeinformedandiftheyinsistontheirsaying,theyareconsideredtobea
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Kafir,whereasiftheyliveamongMuslimsandknowthereligion,thenclaimthatitisnotobligatory,thisis
Riddahthatnecessitatesrepentanceotherwise,theyshouldbekilled.Overandabove,whoeverclaimsthat
Zakah,SawmofRamadan,orHajjwhenhavingtheabilitytoperformitarenotobligatoryforpeople,will
beakafirbyIjma`.Theyshouldbeorderedtorepentotherwise,theyshouldbekilled,weseekrefugein
Allahfromthis,forallthesethingsfallunderverbalapostasy.

Practicalapostasyincludesactslike

abandoningSalahifapersonabandonsSalahwhiletheyadmititsobligation,butstillabandonsit,this
personwillbeaMurtad(apostate)accordingtothemostcorrectopinionofscholars.TheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)said: ThedifferencebetweenusandthemisSalah.Whoeverabandonsitbecomesakafir. RelatedbyImam
Ahmad,AlTirmidhy,AlNasa'yandIbnMajahwithaSahih

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Isnad(chainofnarrators).He(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid: Amanwillbecommittingshirk(associatingothersin
worshipwithAllah)andkufr,ifheabandonsSalah .RelatedbyMusliminhisSahih(authenticbookofHadith).

Moreover,`AbdullahibnShaqiqAl`Uqayly,afamousTabi`y(Follower,fromthegenerationaftertheCompanions
oftheProphet)whoseeruditeandpositionisundisputed(Allahbemercifultohim)said:(TheCompanions
ofMuhammad(peacebeuponhim)didnotconsidertheabandonmentofanyactasKufrexcept
Salah).RelatedbyAlTirmidhywithanauthenticIsnad.

However,thisisRiddah(apostasy)byaction,exemplifiedbythedeliberateabandonmentofSalah.

AmongtheactsthatleadapersontoapostatizefromIslamistoscornthehonorableMushafbysittingonit
outofdisdain,intentionallystainingitwithimpurities,orsteppingonit.

AnotheraspectofRiddahbyactionistocircumambulatethegravestodrawnearertotheiroccupantsor
praytothemortotheJinn.ThisisRiddahbyaction.

Asforinvokingandvowingtothemorseekingtheirsupport,thisisRiddahbysaying.

Whereas,whoevercircumambulatesthegravesseekingtoworshipAllah,willbeofferinganactofBid`ah,
whichblemishesone'sreligion,andisoneofthemeansleadingtoShirk.Itisnottobeconsideredapostasy.
RatheritisconsideredablemishingactofBid`ahaslongasthepersonofferingitseeksnottodrawnearto
thembuttodrawnearertoAllah(GlorifiedbeHe)bymeansofignorance.

AnotherformofpracticalapostasyistoslaughterforanyoneotherthanAllah,seektodrawnearerto
anyoneotherthanHim(GlorifiedbeHe)byslaughteringcamels,sheep,chicken,orcowstograve
occupants,theJinn,orplanetstodrawnearertoandworshipthem.

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Thus,itisincludedinthesacrificesslaughteredforpeopleotherthanAllah.Accordingly,theywilltakethe
samerulingasdeadmeatandthepersonofferingthiswillbefallinginmajorKufr.MayAllahgrantus
soundnessandsafetyfromthis.AllthesearetypesofRiddahandnullifiersofIslam.

Thereisalsothedoctrinalapostasy:

Inthistype,apersonapostatizesbyheartthroughbeliefwithouteitherpronouncingoracting.Ifaperson,
forinstance,believesthatAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)ispoor,miserlyoroppressive,without
pronouncingthis,oractingaccordingly,thiswillbeKufraslongasthisistheir`Aqidah.Thisisaccordingto
theconsensusofscholars.

IfapersonalsobelievesbyheartthatthereisnoResurrectionandthatallwhichwasmentionedinthis
regardisnottrue,orthinksthatthereisnoJannah,Nar,orotherlifeevenwithoutpronouncingthis,itis
KufrandRiddahGodforbid.TheactionsofthesepeoplewillbenullandtheywillendupintheNar
becauseofthisconviction.

ThesameistrueiftheybelievebyheartwithoututteringthatMuhammad(peacebeuponhim)isnot
truthful,orthatheisnotthelastoftheProphets,orthinksthatthereareotherProphetsafterhim,orthat
MusaylimahtheliarisatrueProphetwhoeverbelievesinanyofthiswillbeakafir.

Apartfromthis,whoeverthinksbyheartthatNuh(Noah),`Isa(Jesus),oranyotherProphet(peacebe
uponhim)isaliar,thisisdeemedasRiddahfromIslam.

WhoeverthinksbyheartthatitisokaytoinvokeotherswithAllahsuchastheProphetsorotherpeople,
Sun,planets,andthelike,willbeaMurtad.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: ThatisbecauseAllhHeistheTruth(the
onlyTrueGodofallthatexists,WhohasnopartnersorrivalswithHim),andwhatthey(thepolytheists)invokebesidesHim,itisBtil
(falsehood).

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Moreover,He(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: AndyourIlh(God)isOneIlh(GodAllh),LilhaillaHuwa(thereisnone
whohastherighttobeworshippedbutHe),theMostGracious,theMostMerciful. And: You(Alone)weworship,andYou(Alone) www.ircpk.com
weaskforhelp(foreachandeverything). Inadditionto: AndyourLordhasdecreedthatyouworshipnonebutHim. And:
So,callyou(OMuhammadandthebelievers)upon(orinvoke)Allhmaking(your)worshippureforHim(Alone)
(byworshippingnonebutHimandbydoingreligiousdeedssincerelyforAllhssakeonlyandnottoshowoffandnottosetuprivals
withHiminworship),howevermuchthedisbelievers(intheOnenessofAllh)mayhate(it). He(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays:
Andindeedithasbeenrevealedtoyou(OMuhammad),asitwastothose(AllhsMessengers)beforeyou:"If
youjoinothersinworshipwithAllh,(then)surely(all)yourdeedswillbeinvain,andyouwillcertainlybeamongthelosers." The
Ayahswhichstressthismeaningarenumerous.

Accordingly,whoeverthinksorbelievesthatitispermissibletoworshipanangel,prophet,tree,Jinn,orany
othercreaturesotherthanAllahwillbeaMurtad.Iftheyutterit,theywillbeakafirbysayingand
conviction.IftheyputthisintoactionandinvokeorappealtoanyoneotherthanAllah,theywillbeakafir
bysaying,action,andconviction.MayAllahsaveusfromthis.

Thisalsoincludestheactsofthosewhoworshipgravesnowadaysinmanycountriesinvokingthedead,
appealingtothem,andseekingtheirsupportbysaying:"Omymaster,Iseekyoursupport!Omymaster,I
seekyoursuccor!Iseekrefugeinyou,curemypatient,makemyabsent(person)return,adjustmyheart,
etc.

Theyspeaktothedeadwhomtheycall"Awliya'"(i.e.piouspeople),andaskthem,forgettingAllahand
associatingothersinworshipwithHim(ExaltedbeHe).Accordingly,thisisKufrbysaying,conviction,and
action.

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Moreover,somemaycallfromfarplacesandcountries:"OMessengerofAllah,supportme,etc."Others
maysaybythegrave:"OMessengerofAllah,curemypatient!OMessengerofAllah,Iseekyourhelp,grant
usvictoryoverourenemies,youknowourcondition,bestowuponustriumphoverourenemies!

TheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)doesnotknowtheGhayb(unseen),fornooneknowstheGhaybbut
Allah(GlorifiedbeHe).ThisisoneoftheformsofShirkbysayingandaction.So,ifapersonthinksthatthis
ispermissibleandthatitispermissible,theywillbecommittingShirkbysaying,action,andconviction.May
Allahsaveusfromthis!

Thisisactuallyhappeninginmanycountries.IttookplaceandusedtohappeninRiyadhandAlDar`iyyahbefore
theDa`wah(calltoIslam)ofshaykhMuhammadibn`AbdulWahhab(mayAllahbemercifultohim).Theyhad
falseGodsinRiyadh,AlDar`iyyahandotherplaces.TreeswereworshippedinsteadofAllah,peopledescribedas
Awliya'wereworshippedinsteadofAllah,andgraveswerealsoworshippedalongwithAllah.

ThegraveofZaydibnAlKhattab(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)usedtoexistinAlJubaylahsincehewaskilled
inthewarsofRiddahduringthelifetimeofMusaylimah,andhisgraveusedtobeworshippedinsteadofAllah
untilitwasdemolishedandforgotten.ThankstotheDa`wahofshaykhMuhammad,mayAllahbemercifulto
himandrewardhimwiththebestonbehalfofusandallMuslims,thisfalsehoodwaseffacedandforgotten.

However,inNajdandHijaz,actsofmajorShirkwerewidespreadandfalsebeliefswererampantinadditionto
invokingothersbesidesAllah.WhenshaykhMuhammadibn`AbdulWahhab(mayAllahbemercifultohim)came
inthesecondhalfofthetwelfthcenturyi.e.morethantwohundredyearsago,hecalledpeopletoAllahand
guidedthem,buthewasopposedbymanyignorantscholarswhofalselybelongtothepeopleof
knowledge,andfollowtheirowndesires.Nevertheless,Allahsupportedhimwithscholarsoftruthandby
theSa`udifamilymayAllahbemercifultothemAll.Therefore,hecalledtoAllah,guidedpeopleto
observeTawhid,andclarifiedtothem

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thatworshippingtheJinn,stones,Awliya',righteouspeopleandothersareactsofShirkandJahiliyyah(pre
Islamictimeofignorance)thatresembletheactsofAbuJahlandhislikesamongsttheKuffarofQurayshin
worshippingAlLat,Al`Uzzah,Manat,andthegraves,fortheyusedtodothesame.

Therefore,he(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)clarifiedthetruthtopeople.Allahguidedmanypeople
throughhim.HisDa`wahspreadalloverthecountriesofNajd,AlHijazandtherestoftheArabianPeninsula,in
whichTawhidandImanspread.AfterpeoplehadbeenindulgedinShirkandtheworshipofgravesand
Awliya`,exceptpeoplewhomAllahsavedbyHisMercy,theyallthenabandonedthat.Indeed,peoplehad
worseactsduringthisperiodsomealsousedtoworshipevenmadpeoplewhomtheyusedtodeemas
Awliya'duetotheirignorance.

Thelasttypeisapostasybydoubt:

Wehaveillustratedthatapostasymayoccurbysaying,actionorconviction.Asforapostasybydoubt,itmay
takeplacewhenapersondoubtswhetherornotAllahexists.Hewillbeakafirbydoubt,iftheydoubtthe
DayofResurrection,Jannah,orNar,forexample.Inthiscase,theyshouldbeorderedtorepent.Ifthey
repent,itwillbealrightotherwisetheyshouldbekilledfordoubtingsomethingthatiswellknownand
undeniableinreligionbytextandIjma`.

Therefore,whoeverdoubtsthereligionortheexistenceofAllah,orisevensuspiciousaboutthetruth
missionoftheMessenger(peacebeuponhim),orraisesdoubtsabouthisbeingthelastProphet,orabout
thefalsehoodofMusaylimahandhisfakecall,ordoubtsthefalsityofAlAswadAl`Ansy'sclaimofProphethoodin
Yemen,willbeconsideredapostasyfromIslam.Whoeverobservesthisshouldbeorderedtorepent www.ircpk.com
otherwisetheyshouldbekilled.AnotherexampleiswhenapersondoubtstheobligationofobservingSalah,
payingZakah,fastingRamadan,orperformingHajjwhilebeingabletodoso,

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suchdoubtswillalsofallundermajorKufr.Whoeverdoesthis,shouldbeorderedtorepentandhaveIman
(faith)otherwisebekilled.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Whoever(i.e.aMuslim)discardstheirreligion,kill
them RelatedbyAlBukhariintheSahih.

Therefore,Imanmustbeattainedwithrespecttoallthesethings:Salah,Zakah,Sawm,andHajj,forthey
arealltrueandobligatoryuponMuslimswiththeirShar`y(Islamicallylawful)conditions.

Whatwaspreviouslymentionedisthefirstsectionoftheblemishes,whichnullifyIslam.Whoevercommits
anyofthepreviouslymentionedthingswillbeaMurtadandshouldbeorderedtorepentotherwisebe
killed.

Asforthesecondtype,itreferstotheexistenceofblemishesthatarenotactsofdisbeliefbutweakenIman
andexposetheirdoertoAllah'sAngerandpunishment.

Theexamplesofthisarenumerous.Forexample,committingZina(premaritalsexualintercourseand/or
adultery),ifapersonbelievesthatitisHaram(prohibited)andcommitsitwhileknowingthatthisisanact
ofdisobedience.Thisisnotanactofdisbeliefbutofdisobedience.Imanwillnotbecompleteinthiscase,
forthisdisobediencewillblemish`AqidahwithoutbeingconsideredKufr.Ontheotherhand,ifaperson
believesthatZinaisHalal(lawful),theywillbeakafir.

Thesameistrue,ifapersonclaimsthatrobberyanditslikeareHalal,theywillbekafir,fordeemingwhatis
unlawfulaslawfulisKufri.e.disbelief.

Thesamerulingisequallyappliedtoconsideringsinsaslawfulsuchasbackbiting,talebearing,
ungratefulnesstoparents,dealingwithRiba(Usury/Interest)andthelike.Allthesethingsareamongthe
blemishesof`AqidahthatweakentheDinandIman.

ThisalsoappliestotheactsofBid`ah,whichareworsethansinsfortheyweakenIman,butdonotfall
underRiddahaslongastheydonotinvolveShirk.

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AmongtheexamplesofthisistheactofBid`ahinvolvingbuildingongraves.WhenapersonbuildsaMasjid
(Mosque)oradomeonagrave,thisisanactofBid`ahthatblemishesthereligionandweakensIman.That
iswhenitisbuiltwithnointentionofcommittingKufr,invokingorseekingthehelpofthedead,orvowing
tothem.Theyonlythinkthatthisisawaytorespectandhonorthem.ThiswillnotbeanactofKufrbutan
actofBid`ahwhichblemishes,weakensIman,andleadstoShirk.

AnotherexampleistheBid`ahofcelebratingtheProphet'sbirthday,wheresomepeoplecelebratethe
Prophet'sbirthday(peacebeuponhim)onthetwelfthofRabi`II,butthisactisaBid`ah.TheProphet
(peacebeuponhim),hisSahabah,andtherightlyguidedCaliphsdidnotdoit.Itwasnotobservedinthe
secondandthirdcenturyeither.ItisaninventedBid`ah.

ThesamegoesforcelebratingthebirthdaysofAlBadawy,`AbdulQadirAlJilany,andothers.Thisanevilactof
Bid`ahthatblemishes`Aqidah,sinceitwasnotprescribedbyAllah.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)says:
Themostevilofaffairsaretheirnoveltiesandeveryinnovationisanerror RelatedbyMuslim.TheProphet(peacebeupon
him)alsosaid: Whoeverintroducesapracticethatisnotauthenticatedbyme,itistoberejected (AgreeduponbyImams
A lBukhariandMuslim)Itmeansthatitwillnotbeacceptedatall.He(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid: Whoever
doesanyactforwhichthereisnocommandfromourbehalf,thatistoberejected. RelatedbyMusliminhisSahih.Healso
said, Bewareofnovelties,

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foreverynoveltyisaninnovation,andeveryinnovationisanerror .

ActsofBid`ah`blemishtheDinbutdonotleadtoKufraslongastheydonotinvolveit.Ontheotherhand,ifcelebratingthebirthday
includesinvokingtheMessenger(peacebeuponhim),appealingtohim,orseekinghissupport,thisisaformofShirk.Thesame
appliestoaskingtheMessengerforAllah'ssupportandhelporbelievingthathe(peacebeuponhim)knowstheGhayborother
things,likewhatsomeShi`ah(Shiites)thinkthat`Aly,AlHasan,andAlHusaynknowtheGhayb.AllthisisShirkandRiddahfrom
Islam,whetherittakesplaceduringthecelebrationoratanyothertime.

S o m eofAlRafidah(aShi`ahgroupdenyingthecaliphatesofAbuBakrAlSiddiqand`UmaribnAlKhattabandmakingaccusations
againstthemandmanyotherCompanionsoftheProphet)alsoclaimthattheirtwelveImams(leaders)knowtheGhayb.ThisisKufr,
deviation,andRiddah.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: Say:NoneintheheavensandtheearthknowstheGhaib(Unseen)exceptAllh

But,ifthecelebrationtakesplacebyreadingtheProphet'sbiography,andtalkingabouthisbirthandbattles,thiswillalsobeanactof
Bid`ahwhichblemishestheDin.Yet,itdoesnotnullifyit.

AmongtheactsofBid`ahiswhatsomeignorantthinkthatapersonshouldnottravelduringthemonthofSafar,sincetheyregardthis
asanevilportent.Thisactshowstheirignoranceandmisguidance.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: ThereisnoAdwa
[contagion,transmissionofinfectiousdiseasewithoutthepermissionofAllah],noTiyarah[superstitiousbeliefinbirdomens],no
Safar[themonthofSafarwasregardedasunluckyduringtheJahiliyyah(preIslamictimeofignorance),andnoHamah[referstoa www.ircpk.com
JahiliArabtraditiondescribedvariouslyas:awormwhichinfeststhegraveofamurdervictimuntilheisavengedanowlorthe
bonesofadeadpersonturnedintoabirdthatcouldfly] (AgreeduponbyImamsAlBukhariandMuslim)Accordingtothenarration
ofMuslim,thefollowingisadded: ...noristhereaNaw(astarwhichsetsattherisingofanother)orGhul(kindsofdevils) The
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Naw`orGhulareallofthebeliefsoftheJahiliyyahthatblemishtheDin.

Whoeverclaimsthatthereis`Adwawillbeclaimingafalsething.However,Allahhasmadeinterminglingwithsomepatientsareason
forinfectingothers,fordiseasesdonotinfectpeoplebynature.WhensomeArabsheardofthesayingoftheProphet(peacebeupon
him): Thereisno'Adwa(nocontagiousdiseaseisconveyedwithoutAllah'spermission),amansaid,"OMessengerofAllah,howisit
thatwhencamelsareonsandlikebeautifuldeer,thenascabbycamelcomesandmixeswiththem,itcausesthemtobescabbed?"
He(theProphet)said:"Whoinfectedthefirstone?" i.e.whoinfectedthefirstonewithscab?.

ThewholematterisinAllah'sHands(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe).IfHewills,Heshall/shallnotcausethemtobeinfectedaccording
toHisWill.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Aherdofsickcattleshouldnotbebroughttotheplaceofthehealthycattleof
another." Inotherwords,thesickcattleshouldbeisolatedfromthehealthyonestoavoidillnessandkeepawayfromitscause.
However,thematterisinAllah'sHandandnothingcaneverinfectbynatureratheritisprescribedbyAllah: Say:Nothingshallever
happentous" Theinterminglingisoneofthecausesofsickness.

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Weshouldbewareofthat,forthescabbedshouldnotbemingledwiththehealthy.ThisiswhattheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)
orderedustodotoavoidthecausesofevil.Thisdoesnotnecessarilymeanthatifitmingles,itwillsurelybeinfected,itmay/maynot
occur,accordingtoAllah'sWill(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe).Thus,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Whoinfectedthefirstone?

ThisissupportedbytheProphet'ssaying(peacebeuponhim): Fleefromtheleperasyouwouldfleefromalion Tosummarize,


whatthepeopleofJahiliyyahbelievedregardingthe`Adwa,Tiyarah,orHamah(i.e.thespiritofthedeadtheyclaimthatit
becomesasabirdroamingaroundthegraveofthedeadandisanevilportent),areallfalseandbaselessconvictions.Thespiritof
thedeadbecomessubjecttoJannahorNaraccordingtoitsdeeds.

Furthermore,believinginbadomensandsuperstitionsbywhatisheardorseenisanactofJahiliyyah.Theyusedtobepessimistic
whentheysawsomethingthatdidnotsuitthemsuchasacrow,blackdonkey,ananimalthathasitstailcut,orthelike.Theyregard
thisasabadomenoutoftheirignoranceanddeviation.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)repliedtothembysaying: Verily,theirevil
omensarewithAllh foritisinAllah'sHandbothadversityandwelfare,givinganddeprivation.Tiyarahhasnobasis,sinceitisnot
truerathertheyonlyfinditintheirhearts.ThisisthereasonforwhichtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: ThereisnoTiyarah .

Thus,aMuslimshouldnotretractfrommeetingtheirneeds,iftheyseeanythingthatmayinciteanyfeelingsofpessimismsuchasa
donkey,anuglyperson,andthelikerathertheyshouldgoon,fulfilltheirneeds,andputtheir

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trustinAllah.Iftheydonot,thiswouldbeconsideredanactofTiyarah,whichblemishesthe`Aqidahbutisnotconsideredamajor
actofShirkbutaminorone.

ThisappliestootheractsofBid`ah,whichblemishthe`Aqidah,butarestillnotactsofKufraslongastheyarenotaccompaniedbyit.

SuchactsofBid`ahinvolvecelebratingbirthdays,buildingonthegraves,andtakingthemasMasjids,celebratingthenightof
Isra'(NightJourney)andMi`raj(AscensiontoHeaven)whichtheyobserveonthetwentyseventhofRajab.Allthesepracticesare
baselessactsofBid`ah.Overandabove,somepeopletendtocelebratethenightofthemiddleofSha`ban,byofferingsomepious
actsonthisday.TheyevenobserveSawmandQiyamulLayl(standingforoptionalPrayeratnight),claimingthatthisisapious
desirableact,butthetruthisthattheyarebaselessactsofBid`ahandtheHadithsmentionedtothiseffectarefalseones.

Tosumup:EveryactofworshipthatisinducedbypeopleandwasnotordainedorapprovedbytheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)
isconsideredanactofBid`ah,fortheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)said: Whoeverintroducesapracticewhichisnot
authenticatedbyme,itistoberejected And: Whoeverdoesanactthatisnotpartofouraffairi.e.religion,willhaveitrejected
Moreover,he(peacebeuponhim)usedtosayintheFridayKhutbah(sermon): Themostevilofaffairsaretheirnoveltiesandevery
innovationisanerror. HewarnedpeopleagainstactsofBid`ahandcalledthemtoadheretohisSunnah(peacebeuponhim).

Therefore,MuslimsshouldadheretoIslamandabidebyit,forthiswillsufficethemandleadthemtoattainperfection(ofIman),for
theyarenotinneedofsuchactsofBid`ah,Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: Thisday,Ihaveperfectedyourreligionforyou,completedMy
Favouruponyou,andhavechosenforyouIslmasyourreligion.

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AllahhascompletedtheDinandmadeitperfectbyvirtueofHisGrace.Thus,peopledonotneedtoobserveactsofBid`ah.The
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid: YoumustadheretomySunnahandthewayoftheRightlyGuidedCaliphs,whocomeafter
me.Adhereandclingtoitstrongly .

PeopleareinnoneedofactsofBid`ahintroducedbysoandsorather,theyshouldadheretothePrescriptionsofAllah,followHis
Path,avoidHisProhibitions,andabandonwhateverisinnovatedbypeople(inreligion).Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)has
describedtheactsofBid`ahandtheirpeopleinHisSaying: Orhavetheypartners(withAllhfalsegods)whohaveinstitutedfor
themareligionwhichAllhhasnotordained?

MayAllahguideusalltowhatisgoodandadjustMuslims'conditions,grantthemsuccessinunderstandingHisDin,andguardthem
againstthecausesofdevianceandmisguidance!MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,
Companions,andthosewhofollowthemrightfullyuntiltheDayofResurrection.

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Mistakesin`Aqidah

From`Abdul`Azizibn`AbdullahibnBaztothosewhomightreceiveitamongtheMuslims,

mayAllahguidethemtowhatpleasesHimandgrantthemmoreknowledgeandIman(Faith)!Amen.

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

Iwastoldthatmanypeoplecommitmistakesin`Aqidah(creed).Theymightthinkthatcertainthingsare
actsofSunnah(whateverisreportedfromtheProphet),whereastheyareBida`(innovationsinreligion),
includingdenyingAllah'shighnessandIstiwa'(Allah'srisingovertheThroneinamannerthatbefitsHim).It
isknownthatAllah(GlorifiedbeHe)mentionedthisinHisGloriousBookinHissaying, Indeed,yourLordis
Allh,WhocreatedtheheavensandtheearthinSixDays,andthenHeroseover(Istaw)theThrone(reallyinamannerthatsuits
HisMajesty). ThiswasmentionedinsevenAyahs(Qur'anicverses)intheQur'an,includingthisone.When
Malik(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)wasaskedaboutthis,hesaid,"Istiwa'isknownitsmanneris
unknownandbelievinginitisWajib(obligatory)."OtherscholarsoftheSalaf(righteouspredecessors)said
thesame.

Linguistically,Istiwa'meanssuperiorityandhighness.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says, Sothejudgementisonlywith
Allh,theMostHigh,theMostGreat! He(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays, andHefeelsnofatigueinguardingandpreservingthem.
AndHeistheMostHigh,theMostGreat. He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays, ToHimascend(all)thegoodlywords,
andtherighteousdeedsexaltit(i.e.thegoodlywordsarenotacceptedbyAllhunlessanduntiltheyarefollowedbygooddeeds)
ThereareanumberofAyahsthatindicateHisHighnessandthatHe(GlorifiedbeHe)isabovethe`Arsh
(AllahsThrone).ThisistheopinionadoptedbyAhlulSunnahwalJama`ah(thoseadheringtotheSunnah
andtheMuslimmainbody)amongtheSahabah(CompanionsoftheProphet)andothers.

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Thus,weshouldbelieveinthisandwarnpeopleagainstbelievingotherwise.

AnotherexampleisbuildingMasjids(mosques)overthegraves,offeringSalah(Prayer)inthemandbuilding
domesoverthem.AllthesearemeansleadingtoShirk(associatingotherswithAllahinHisDivinityor
worship).TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)cursedtheJewsandtheChristiansforthis.Healsowarnedagainstit
inhissaying, MayAllahcursetheJewsandtheChristianstheyturnedthegravesoftheirprophetsintoplacesof`Ibadah
(worship). (AgreeduponbyImamsAlBukhariandMuslim).TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid,
Bewareofthosewhoprecededyouandusedtoturnthegravesoftheirprophetsandrighteouspeopleasplacesof`Ibadah.Youmust
notturngravesintoMasjidsIforbidyoutodothat. RelatedbyMusliminhisSahih(authentic)BookofHadithand
narratedbyJundub.ItisalsorelatedbyMusliminhisSahihBookofHadith,ontheauthorityofJabiribn`Abdullah
A lAnsary(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim),that TheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)forbadeplasteringofgraves,
sittingonthem,andbuildingoverthem. TherearemanyHadithsthatstressthismeaning.

TheMuslimsshouldbewareofthisandadviseeachothertoleaveit,becausetheProphet(peacebeupon
him)warnedagainstit.ItisameansleadingtoShirk,invokingthedead,seekingtheirhelp,askingthemfor
victory,andotherformsofShirk.

ItisknownthatShirkisthegravestmajorsin.Thus,weshouldbewareofitandthemeansleadingtoit.
AllahhaswarnedpeopleagainstthisinmanyAyahs,includingHissaying, Verily,Allhforgivesnotthatpartners
shouldbesetupwithHim(inworship),butHeforgivesexceptthat(anythingelse)towhomHewills He(GlorifiedbeHe)also
says, Andindeedithasbeenrevealedtoyou(OMuhammad),asitwastothose(AllhsMessengers)before
you:"IfyoujoinothersinworshipwithAllh,(then)surely(all)yourdeedswillbeinvain,andyouwillcertainlybeamongthelosers."
He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays, ButiftheyhadjoinedinworshipotherswithAllh,allthattheyusedtodo
wouldhavebeenofnobenefittothem. TherearemanyAyahsthatstressthismeaning.

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OneoftheformsofmajorShirkisinvokingthedead,thosewhoarenotpresent,theJinn(creaturescreated
fromfire),idols,treesandstarsseekingtheirhelpaskingthemtohealthepatientsandgrantthemvictory.
ThiswasthereligionoftheearlierMushriks(thosewhoassociateotherswithAllahinHisDivinityor
worship)ofQurayshandothers.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)saysaboutthem, AndtheyworshipbesidesAllhthingsthat
harmthemnot,norprofitthem,andtheysay:TheseareourintercessorswithAllh. He(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays, So
worshipAllh(Alone)bydoingreligiousdeedssincerelyforAllhssakeonly. Surelythereligion(i.e.theworshipandthe
obedience)isforAllhonly.AndthosewhotakeAuliy(protectors,helpers,lords,gods)besidesHim(say):"Weworshipthemonly
thattheymaybringusneartoAllh."VerilyAllhwilljudgebetweenthemconcerningthatwhereintheydiffer.Truly,Allhguidesnot
himwhoisaliar,andadisbeliever.

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theCreator,theProvider,theOneWhobringsbenefitandtheOneWhocausesharm.However,they
worshippedtheiridolssothattheywouldintercedeforthemwithAllahandbringthemclosertoHim.Thus,
AllahdeclaredthemasKafirs(disbelievers)andMushriksandHeaskedtheProphettofightthemsothat
`IbadahisdedicatedtoAllahalone,accordingtoAllah'ssaying, AndfightthemuntilthereisnomoreFitnah(disbelief
andpolytheism,i.e.worshippingothersbesidesAllh)andthereligion(worship)willallbeforAllhAlone[inthewholeoftheworld].

ManybookswerewrittenbyscholarsaboutthisissuewheretheyclarifiedtherealityofIslamwithwhich
AllahsentHisMessengersandrevealedHisBooks.Theyalsoclarifiedthereligion,beliefs,anddeedsof
Jahiliyyah(preIslamictimeofignorance)thatcontradictwithShari`ah(Islamiclaw).Thosescholarsinclude
` A b d u l l a h , s o n o f I m a m A h m a d , thegreatImamMuhammadibnKhuzaymahin"KitabAlTawhid(Bookof
Monotheism)",MuhammadibnWaddahandothers.Thebestbookswrittenonthisissuearetheoneswrittenby

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theShaykhofIslamIbnTaymiyyah(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim),themostconciseofwhichishisbook
entitled"AlQa`idahAlJalilahfiAlTawassulwalWasilah".ThereisalsothebookwrittenbyShaykh`Abdul
RahmanibnHasanibnMuhammadibn`AbdulWahhab(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim),entitled"FathAlMajidSharh
KitabAlTawhid."

TherejectedactsofShirkalsoincludeswearingbyanyoneoranythingotherthanAllah,suchasswearingby
theProphet(peacebeuponhim),anyotherperson,orbyAmanah(trust).ThisisaMunkar(thatwhichis
unacceptableordisapprovedofbyIslamiclawandMuslimsofsoundintellect)andprohibitedShirk,
accordingtothesayingoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim), ApersonwhoswearsbyanythingotherthanAllahhas
committedanactofShirk. RelatedbyImamAhmad(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)ontheauthorityof`Umaribn
A lKhattab(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)withaSahihIsnad(chainofnarration).ItisalsorelatedbyAbu
DawudandAlTirmidhywithaSahihIsnad,ontheauthorityof`Abdullahibn`UmaribnAlKhattab(mayAllahbe
pleasedwithhim)thattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Apersonwhoswearsbyanyoneoranythingotherthan
AllahhascommittedanactofKufr(disbelief)orShirk. ItisalsoauthenticallyreportedfromtheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)thathesaid, ApersonwhoswearsbyAmanahisnotoneofus. TherearemanyHadithsthatstressthe
samemeaning.

SwearingbyanyoneotherthanAllahisaformofminorShirkaccordingtoscholars.Thus,weshould
bewareofit,asitisameanstomajorShirk.Thesameappliestosaying"whatAllahwillsandsoandso
wills",''IfitwasnotforAllahandsoandso''and''thisisfromAllahandsoandso."Weshouldrathersay
"whatAllahwillsandthensoandsowills","IfitwasnotforAllahandthensoandso",and"thisisfrom
Allahandthensoandso."ItisauthenticallyreportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Donotsay,
"WhatAllahwillsandsoandsowills"butrathersay,"WhatAllahwillsandthensoandsowills."

OneoftheprohibitedformsofShirkcommittedbymanypeopleiswearingamuletsandsafeguardsmadeof
bones,shells,orsuchthings.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Ifonewearsanamulet,Allahwillnot
accomplishtheiraffairsandifonewearsacowrieshell,Allahwillnotprotectthem.Apersonwhowearsanamuletcommitsanactof
Shirk. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid,

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Incantations,amuletsandlovepotionsareconsideredShirk. TheseHadithsincludeamuletsandHuruz(protectiveamulets),whether
fromtheQur'anorotherwise,astheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)didnotexcludeanythingofthem,andaswearing
amuletsoftheQur'anmightleadtowearingothers,soallofthemshouldbeprohibitedinordertoblockthemeansleadingtoShirk,
establishTawhidandapplytheHadiths.TheonlyexcludedformthatwaspermittedbytheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)is
Ruqyah(recitingQur'anandsayingsupplicationsoverthesickseekinghealing)providedthatitdoesnotincludeanyformofShirk.He
(peacebeuponhim)said, ThereisnoharminRuqyahthatdoesnotincludeanyformofShirk. He(peacebeuponhim)performed
RuqyahwithsomeofhisSahabah.BeingoneoftheShar`y(Islamicallylawful)means,thereisnoharminRuqyahifitisfromthe
Qur'an,theauthenticallyestablishedSunnahorclearwordsthatdonotimplyShirkorincludeunacceptablewords.

TheinnovatedMunkarsalsoincludecelebratingbirthdays,whetherthebirthdayoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)orothers.Neither
he(peacebeuponhim)northeRightlyGuidedCaliphs,therestoftheSahabah(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)ortheirfollowersin
thefirstthreecenturiesdidit.Itfirsttookplaceinthefourthcentury,initiatedbytheFatimidsandotherShi`ah(Shiites).Then,itwas
donebytheSunnisoutofignoranceoftherulingsofShari`ahandimitationofthosewhocommitBida`.Weshouldbewareofthis,as
itisoneoftheunacceptableBida`rejectedbythesayingoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim), Avoidnovelties(inreligion),forevery
noveltyisaBid`ah,andeveryBid`ahleadstomisguidance. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid, Ifapersoninnovatesthings
inouraffairsforwhichthereisnovalidreason,thesearetoberejected. AgreeduponbyImamsAlBukhariandMuslimfrom`Aishah
(mayAllahbepleasedwithher).TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid, Ifapersondoesanyactforwhichthereisnosanction
fromourbehalf,thatistoberejected. RelatedbyMusliminhisSahihBookofHadith.InhisKhutbahs(sermons),theProphet(peace
beuponhim)usedtosay, ThebestofspeechisembodiedintheBookofAllahthebestofguidanceisthatgivenbyMuhammad
(peacebeuponhim)themostevilaffairsaretheirinnovationsandeveryBid`ahleadstomisguidance. RelatedbyMusliminhis
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ontheauthorityofJabiribn`Abdullah(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim).TherearemanyHadithsthatstressthismeaning.

CelebratingbirthdaysisoneofthemeansofexceedingproperlimitsandShirk,soweshouldbewareofthem,warneachother
againstthem,andadviseeachothertosticktotheSunnahandleavethatwhichcontradictsit.

MayAllahguideyou,usandtherestoftheMuslimstowhatpleasesHimgrantuscomprehensionofreligion,andstickingtoit.May
HeprotectusandalltheMuslimsfromthedelusiveFitnahs(trials)andtheinsinuationsofSatan!HeistheOnlyOneCapableofdoing
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AninterviewheldbyAlMajallahmagazinewithHisEminenceaboutHispersonallife

andthestatusoftheIslamicnation

HisEminenceShaykh`Abdul`AzizIbnBaz,theSeniorMuftyoftheKingdomofSaudiArabia,ChairmanoftheCouncil
ofSeniorScholarsandtheDepartmentsofScholarlyResearch,Ifta',Daw`ah,andGuidancegavethe
magazineaninterviewonhispersonallifeandhisfamily.Healsospokeaboutcontroversialissuesinthe
Islamicworld.

Followingistheinterview:

Q1:WhendidAlBazfamilymovetoRiyadh?

A : MyfamilyisoriginallyfromRiyadh.MyparentsandmyforefatherslivedinRiyadh.Agroupof
themlivein A lHawtah,anotherliveinAlIhsa'andalsoinHejaz.Theyareallfromthesamefamily.
TherearefamiliesinJordan,Egypt,andsomenonArabcountries.Thosewholivein Jordanclaimthe
noblelineageoftheFamilyoftheProphet.

Q2:Sinceyouareverybusy,doyouhavetimetomeetwithyourchildrenandyour
grandchildren?

A : Imeetwiththemfromtimetotime.WemeeteverymonthtorecitetheQur'anandtoask
aboutanydifficultmatters.However,wesometimespostponeourmeetingasthingsmight
happen.Ihavespecifiedonenightforthefemalesandanotherforthemales,butsometimes
wedonotmeetduetoanaccidentalmatter.

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Q3:Didyouchooseyourchildren'sfieldofstudyorweretheyfreetochoose?

A : Ionlyadvisethemandsomemayacceptmyadvicewhileothersmightchoosesomething
else.IalwaysrecommendtheFacultyofShari`ahforthembutsomemightchooseanyother
faculty.

Q4:Whichcitydoyouliketoliveinandfeelcomfortable?

A : AllpraiseisduetoAllah!Allthecitiesof theKingdomaregood.However,themostbelovedto
meisMakkah,thenMadinah,andthenRiyadh.IbelievethesearethebestcitiesintheKingdom.

Q5:Doyouthinkthereisalimitforgirls'education?

A:No,theyshouldlearntilltheyreachthehighestlevelinordertogetandgivebenefit.

Q6:Before1357A.H.,whatdidyouusetoworkbeforeworkingasajudgeinAlKharj?

A:IusedtoseekknowledgeinRiyadh.

Q7:WhowasyourShaykh?

A : ThebestandmostknowledgeableofthemwasShaykhMuhammadIbnIbrahimAlAlShaykh(may
Allahbemercifulwithhim).Hetaughtmealotasheisthemostknowledgeableandbest
amongthem.IalsostudiedundermanyscholarsofthefamilyofAlShaykhsuchasShaykhSalih
Ibn`Abdul` A z i z thejudgeofRiyadh.ShaykhMuhammadIbn`AbdulLatif(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)
whoisoneoftheteachersinRiyadh.IhavealsostudiedunderShaykhSa`dIbnHamadIbn`Atiqthe
judgeofRiyadh(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim),andShaykhSa`dWaqqaswhotaughtmeTajwid
(artofQur'anicrecitation)inMakkah(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim).

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Q8:Doyoumemorizepoems,especiallythatyouquotelinesofpoetryinsomeofyourfatwa?

A:Iamnotinterestedinpoetry.TheyareonlylineswhichIremember.

Q9:DidyouchangeyouropiniononsomeFatwasthatyouissuedseveralyearsagoafter
examiningmoreevidence?

A:MaybebutIdonotremember.
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Q10:DoyourememberthefirstFatwayouissued?

A : No,IdonotrememberforIhavebeenissuingFatwafiftyorsixtyyearsago.WeaskAllah
tograntusagoodend!

Q11:Whatwerethecausesofyourfameamongtheseekersofknowledgewhenyouwerethe
JudgeofAlKharjin1357A.H.?

A : Iusedtogivethemlessonsin`Aqidah(creed),Hadith,Fiqh(Islamicjurisprudence),and
grammar.Thebenevolenthelpedingivingthemmonthlyaids.Thisbenefitedmanypeople
frominsideandoutsidetheKingdomintheseventiesofthefourteenthcentury.Iusedtoworkin
A lKharjandAlDalm.IthenmovedtoRiyadhandIusedtogivemylessonsthere.Then,Imovedto
MadinahandIusedtogivemylessonsthereinAlMasjidAlNabawy(theProphetsMosqueinMadinah).

Q12:Whatisthedifferencebetweenthejudicialauthoritiesinthepastandthepresentdays?

A : Onlythejudgesknowthis.MayAllahsupportthemandgrantthemsuccess!However,the
matterisnowdifficult,becausepeoplehavechanged,andignoranceanddeceptionprevail.All
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judge.WeaskAllahtograntthemsuccess!

Q13:Theincreaseinthenumberofcasesisduetotheoverpopulationanddevelopmentof
citiesdoyouagreeonusingcomputerstosavelawsuitsanddeedsandkeepthemsafe?

A : Computersareveryusefulforsavinglawsuitsandforthejudicialauthoritiesingeneral.
However,thetraditionaldeedsareenough.Anyonewhoisgivenadeedwillkeepitbutthe
computermightlosesuchadocument.However,itisuseful.

Q14:Manypeoplearenotabletoclarifytheirproofs.Doyousupporttheproceduresystem?

A : Thiscanbesubstitutedbyanattorney.Apersoncanappointawellspokenattorneyonhis
behalf.

Q15:YourEminencebecameajudgeattheageof27,doyounotthinkthatyouweretoo
young?

A:Manybecamejudgesbeforemeatayoungerage.

Q16:Youworkedasajudge,ateacher,aMufti,andachairmanoftheDepartmentsof
Scholarlyresearch,whichwasthebestforyou?

A : Icannotjudgeasalltheseplacesaregood.Ihavedonemybestandhaveexertedallmy
effortwhileoccupyingthesepositions.MayAllahacceptourdeedsandforgiveoursinsand
ournegligence!MayAllahacceptyourandourgooddeedsandforgivesinsanderrors!

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Q17:SomepeoplefromoutsidethecountryaccuseYourEminenceofbeingareligiousbigot
andthecountryofbeingWahabi,howcanyourefutetheirclaims?

A : Ididnothearofthisbutitispossible.TheignorantpeopleandtheenemiesofAllah
accusedtheprophetsandtheSalaf(righteouspredecessors)ofmorethanthis.Allpraiseis
duetoAllah,Iamnotareligiousbigot.IjustruleaccordingtotheQur'anandtheSunnahand
basemyFatwaonwhatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim)said.I
donotfollowtheHanbalitesoranyotherschoolofJurisprudencestrictly.IbasethefatwawhichI
issueonthelegalevidencefromtheQur'anandtheSunnah.ThisiswhatIhavebeendoing
sinceIstudiedreligiousknowledgesinceIwasinRiyadhbeforeandafterbeingajudge.This
wasalsomywaywhenIwasinMadinahandafterIleftMadinahanduntilnow,thankstoAllah.

Q18:DoyoupreferstudyingHadith?

A : HadithisnecessaryaswestudieditalongwiththeQur'an.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbe
He)says, (And)ifyoudifferinanythingamongstyourselves,referittoAllhandHisMessenger() Allthe
disputablemattersshouldbereferredtoAllah(ExaltedbeHe),theQur'an,theProphet,and
theSunnahafterhis(peacebeuponhim)death.Afatwashouldnotbeissuedexceptthrough
theQur'anandtheHadith.ThisisrealknowledgeandnotTaqlid(strictlyfollowingaspecific
SchoolofJurisprudence).

Q19:Doyoulikethebooksofjurisprudence?

A : Ireadandbenefitfromthemlikeotherbooks,especiallythosewhichdiscussthedifferent
opinionsandsetargumentsandevidence.Ibenefitfromthemas
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theyincludeevidencefromtheQur'anandtheSunnah.

Q20:Doyoumemorizesomeseniorbooks?

A : No,Idonotmemorizethem.IhavejustreadthemseveraltimesandIonlyremember
smallportions.IhavereadAlBukhariandMuslimseveraltimes.However,IreadSunanAlNasa'iyinfull,
SunanAbuDawudbutdidnotfinishit,SunanAlTirmidhyinfull,andsomeofSunanIbnMajah.Ihavealsoreada
greatportionfromMusnad(Hadithcompilationof)ImamAhmad,AlDarimy,andSahih(authentic)
bookofHadithofIbnKhuzaymah.MayAllahacceptourdeedsandletusbenefitfromthem!

Q21:Weheardthatyouescapedanassassinationattemptseveralyearsago?

A:Thisisnottrue.

Q22:Doyouconsultanyoneregardingtherecentissues,especiallyscientificissues?

A : IamtheChairmanofthePermanentCommitteeforScholarlyResearchandIfta'since1395
A.H.anditwasestablishedtwentyoneyearsago.Wediscussallthemattersandissuethe
fatwaeitherbytheconsensus,themajority,oronmyown.

Q23:Whatifthismatterisrelatedtoanewinventionoramedicalissue?

A:Weexamineitandconsultthespecialists.

Q24:Shaykh`Abdul`Aziz,thelanguageofyourfatwasvariesdoyoudictatesomeofthe
fatwaortheadvicethenyouapprovethemordoyoudictatethemall?

A:Idictatethemtoapersonwhoreadstheminordertoapprovethem.

Q25:Recently,manyknowledgeseekersinsult

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thegrandShaykhsifthelatterdidnotsaywhatisagreeabletotheirwhimsordesires.What
isyouropinion?

A : MayAllahgrantusandthemguidance!Itisobligatoryuponthescholarstobewareof
Ghibah(backbiting)andNamimah(talebearing)andrespectMuslims.GhibahandNamimah
areamongtheworsttraits.AMulsimshouldbewareofthem.Ghibahimpliesyourtalking
aboutyourbrotherinamannerwhichhedoesnotlikewhileNamimahimpliesspreading
maliciouswordsfromonegrouptoanotherorfromonepersontoanotherasthisraises
enmityandhatred.ItisobligatoryuponallMuslimstobewareofGhibahandNamimahandto
respectotherMuslims,especiallyscholars.Muslimsshouldwarnothersaboutdisrespecting
thescholars.AsforthosewhopracticemanifesterrororBid`ah(innovationinReligion),there
isnoharmtomentiontheirBid`ahandexplainitsharmfuleffect.

Q26:Whatisyouropiniononthetransplantationofhumanorganswhichsavesthelifeof
manypeople?

A : Ihaveareservationwithregardtothismatter.TheMuslimshouldberespectedandtaking
awayanyofhisorganswillcauseharm.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, "Breakingadead
man'sboneislikebreakingitwhenheisalive." Thus,IabstainfromissuingaFatwaregardingtherulingof
buyingandtransplantingorgans.

Q27:Youjustabstainbutdonotprohibitit?

A : Yes,Iabstainonly.Somescholarspermittedtransplantationofhumanorgans,asit
becomesdustafterburialwhileothers,includingme,haveabstainedfromjudgingit.

Q28:YourEminence,AlIkhwanulMuslimin(theMuslimBrotherhoodapoliticalgroupalso
callingtoIslam)MovementspreadintheKingdomespeciallyamongthestudents.What

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isyouropinionwithregardtothismovement?Towhatextentisitinconformitywiththe
Manhaj(methodology)ofAhlulSunnahwalJama`ah(thoseadheringtotheSunnahandthe
Muslimmainbody)?

A : Ikhwanu lMusliminMovementisbeingcriticizedbysomescholarsbecausetheyhaveno
activityinthespreadofTawhid(monotheism),theprohibitionofShirk(associatingothers
withAllahinHisDivinityorworship)andBid`ah.Theyhavetheirownwaybuttheyfallshort
inDa`wahanddirectingotherstothetruecreed,whichisofAhlulSunnahwalJama`ah.
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T h eIkhwanu lMusliminshouldcalltotheManhajoftheSalaf(righteouspredecessors)and
Monotheism,denyworshipping,revering,andseekingthehelpofthedeadsuchasAlHussien,Al
Hasan,AlBadawy,andthelike.TheyshouldbeconcernedwiththeoriginofIslamwhichisLailaha
illaAllah[ThereisnogodexceptAllah]andthefirstthingtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
invitedpeopletoinMakkah.He(peacebeuponhim)invitedpeopletotheworshipAllahalone
andsomanyscholarscriticizetheIkhwanulMusliminfornotinvitingotherstoAllah'sOnenesswith
sinceredevotiontowardsHim,denyingtheinnovativereligiousmatterthattheignorant
introducedsuchasrevering,seekingthehelpof,makingvowsandslaughteringforthedead.
TheseareformsofmajorShirk(associatingothersinworshipwithAllah).Theyarealso
criticizedfornotfollowingtheSunnahandtheHadith.Theyalsodonotadheretothelegal
rulingsoftheSalaf.IhearmanyofmyfellowMuslimbrotherscriticizingthemformanythings.
IaskAllahtograntthemsuccessandsettheiraffairsright.

Q29:ManyschoolbookswerewrittenbysomeofIkhwanulMuslimininthesixties,doyou
believethesebooksshouldbeexamined?

A : Idonotknowanythingaboutthesebooks,forIambusyandIdidnotreadthem.Ihear
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theDa`wahofIkhwanAlMusliminandthattheydonothaveanactivityinspreadingthe`Aqidah
butIdidnotreadenoughaboutwhatShaykhHasan(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)orany
otherpersonwrote.

Q30:WhatisyouropinionwithregardtotheIslamicChristiandialoguenow?

A:Itisonlypermissibletobeheldwhennecessaryandwhenthespeakerhasdeepknowledge
ofQur'anandtheSunnahtoclarifyandinvitepeopletotheTruthandrevealfalsehood.

Q31:TowhatextentcanMuslimcountriesobserveforbearanceintheirmutualIslamic
relations?

A : ThisshouldbeabidedbytheQur'anandtheSunnahi.e.towhatispermittedbythe
Shari`ah.

ItisobligatoryupontheMuslimrulersinArabandIslamiccountriestoadviseeachother,rule
peopleaccordingtotheShari`ah,andhelponeanotherinrighteousnessandpiety.They
shouldnottoleratetheneglectofAllah'slegislation.Theyshouldabidebyandordertheir
peopletofollowthem.Thisistheonlywaytosalvation,honor,victory,andunity.However,it
ispermissibletowaivethedebtsamongeachother,helpeachother,andthelikepermissible
matters.

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My'Aqidah(creed)inwhichIbelieveandwherebyIworshipAllah

TohisEminenceMuftyoftheKingdomofSaudiArabia,

Shaykh`Abdul`Azizibn`AbdullahibnBaz,

mayAllahprotectandguardhim!

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbe
uponyou!)

WhatisAl'Aqidah(thecreed)throughwhichyouworshipAllahregardingAllah'sNamesand
Attributes,especiallyconcerningtheAttributeofAllah'sHighness(GlorifiedandExaltedbe
He).Canyouanswermeinbrief?MayAllahblessyouandyourknowledge!

Presentedby`A.S.B.

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh

The'Aqidah(creed)inwhichIbelieveandaskAllahtoletmediewhilefirmlyon,isbeliefin
Allah(mayHebePraised)asthetrueGodWhoisworthyofworshipandthatHe(mayHebe
Praised)isestablishedabovetheThronewhereHeroseover(Istawa)itinawaythatsuits
Himinanunknownway,andthatHe(mayHebePraised)hastheAttributeofbeingaboveall
Hiscreatures.Allah(mayHebePraised)says: TheMostGracious(Allh)roseover(Istaw)the(Mighty)Throne
(inamannerthatsuitsHisMajesty). Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Indeed,yourLordisAllh,
WhocreatedtheheavensandtheearthinSixDays,andthenHeroseover(Istaw)theThrone(reallyinamannerthatsuitsHis
Majesty). InthelastpartofAyatulKursy(theQuranicVerseofAllahsChair,SurahAlBaqarah,
2:255),Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: andHefeelsnofatigueinguardingandpreservingthem.And
HeistheMostHigh,theMostGreat. Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Sothejudgementisonlywith
Allh,theMostHigh,theMostGreat! Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: ToHimascend(all)the
goodlywords,andtherighteousdeedsexaltit(i.e.thegoodlywordsarenotacceptedbyAllhunlessanduntiltheyarefollowedby
gooddeeds)

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TherearemanyAyahsthatstressthismeaning.

IalsobelievethatHe(mayHebePraised)hastheMostBeautifulNamesandtheHighest
AttributesasHe(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: And(all)theMostBeautifulNamesbelongtoAllh,socall
onHimbythem

ItisobligatoryuponallMuslimstobelieveinAllah'sNamesandAttributesmentionedinthe
PreciousBookandtheauthenticSunnahandtoattesttotheminawaythatmostbefitsHim
(mayHebePraised)withoutdistortingordenyingoradjustingorlikeningthemtoanyother
thing.Allah(mayHebePraised)says: ThereisnothinglikeHimandHeistheAllHearer,theAllSeer. Allah
(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: SoputnotforwardsimilitudesforAllh(asthereisnothingsimilartoHim,
norHeresemblesanything).Truly!Allhknowsandyouknownot. Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays:
Say(OMuhammad):"HeisAllh,(the)One. "AllhusSamad()[Allhthe
S e l fSufficientMaster,Whomallcreaturesneed,(Heneithereatsnordrinks)]. "Hebegetsnot,norwasHebegotten. "Andthere
isnonecoequalorcomparableuntoHim." SuchNamesandAttributesareTawqifiyah(boundedbya
religioustextandnotamenabletopersonalopinion).Itisimpermissibletoproveanyofthem
exceptwithatextfromtheNobleQur'anortheauthenticSunnahbecauseitisAllah(mayHe
bePraised)WhoisthemostknowingofHimselfandwhatbefitsHimanditisHisMessenger
(peacebeuponhim)whoknowsbestaboutHim.Itishewhoinformed(us)aboutHim.The
Messenger(peacebeuponhim)doesnotspeakof(hisown)desire.Allah(mayHebePraised)
says: Bythestarwhenitgoesdown(orvanishes). Yourcompanion(Muhammad)hasneithergoneastray
norhaserred. Nordoeshespeakof(hisown)desire. ItisonlyaRevelationrevealed.

IalsobelievethattheNobleQur'anisthespeechofAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)and
thatitisnotcreated.ThisistheopinionofAhlAlSunnahwalJama`ah(thoseadheringtothe
SunnahandtheMuslimcommunity)fromamongtheCompanionsoftheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)aswellasthosewhofollowedthem.IalsobelieveinallthatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)
andHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim)mentionedabouttheissueofParadiseandHellfire,
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andthelikeofthepastandthefutureeventsonwhichthereisevidenceintheQur'anor
mentionedintheauthenticSunnahrelatedtotheProphet(peacebeuponhim).

MayAllahgrantusallsteadfastnessonthereligionandguardusandallMuslimsfrom
delusivetemptationsandthedevil'sincitements!MayAllahgivevictorytoHisReligionand
makeHisWordsuperior!MayAllahamelioratetheconditionsofallMuslims,grantthemthe
comprehensionofreligion,makethemaccepttruth,guidetheirrulers,andamendtheir
leaders!HeistheOneWhoisCapableofdoingso.

A ssalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbe
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GuidelinestoImams,Dui`ahi.e.Islamiccallers,andofficialsofHisbah(regulationof
economic,commercial,andpublicmatters,religiouspolicemen)

PraisebetoAllah.MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeupontheMessengerofAllah,hisfamily,
Companions,andthosewhofollowhisguidance.

IthankAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)forendowinguswithsuchameetingthatis
attendedbybrothersfortheSakeofAllah(mayHebeExaltedandGlorified),including
preachersandImamsofmosques,theofficialsofthebodyofenjoininggoodandforbidding
evil,aswellasagroupofthecallerstoAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe),andagroupofour
charitablebrotherswholovetolistentogoodinstruction.ThisisoutofAllah'sBlessingsfor
whichIthankHim.MayAllahmakeyouandusfromamongthosewhoareguidedandguiding
othersandprotectusallfromtheevilsofourselvesandfromourmisdeedsanddelusive
temptations.MayAllahgrantvictorytoHisReligion,makeHisWordsuperior,andameliorate
theconditionsofallMuslimseverywhere,andentrustthemtopiousrulersandreformtheir
leaders.

IhavelistenedtothegoodwordsdeliveredbytheirEminenceSheikhsHasanAlHajjajy,the
generalmanageroftheMinistryofIslamicAffairs,Endowments,Call,andGuidanceinMakkahAl
Mukarramah,Sheikh`AbdulRahmanAlSudays,theimamandkhatib(preacher)ofAlMasjidAlHaram
(theSacredMosqueinMakkah),SheikhAhmadIbnMusaAlSahly,theheadoftheCharitableSociety
forMemorizingtheQuraninthegovernorateofAlTa'if,andSheikhFarrajIbn`AliAl'Uqla,thegeneral
manageroftheCommitteeforthePropagationofVirtueandthePreventionofVice,MakkahAl
MukarramahDepartment.

Theirwordsare,praisebetoAllah,allgoodandbeneficial.Iapproveofwhathavebeen
mentionedthereinby

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thefourSheikhs.ThankstoAllah,theyaregoodandproper.Iapproveofallwhathasbeen
mentionedbytheSheikhs,particularlywhathavebeenmentionedbySheikhHasanAlHajjajy

ThereisnodoubtthatitisobligatoryupontheMinistryandManagementofIslamicAffairs,
mayAllahgrantthemsuccess,totakecareofMasjids(mosques),Imams,andkhatibs
(preachers),andtheendowmentsoftheMuslimsintheKingdom.Thereisnodoubtthattheirduty
issignificant.MayAllahgrantthemmuchmoresuccessandmultiplythosesupportingthemin
good.Thedutyissignificantandthereisadireneedtodoubleoureffortsregardingthe
affairsofthecallerstoIslamandtorecommendandurgethemtoundertaketheirdutyin
conveyingtheDa`wah(callofAllah)totheservantsofAllahinMasjids(mosques),prisons,
andsoon.

ThecallerstoAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)shouldbekeentoconveytheDa`wah
(callingtoIslam)asmuchaspossibleinmosques,schools,prisons,andeveryplace.They
shouldtakecareofsuchmatter,whetherinthetownorthecountryside,invessels,cars,or
planes,orwherevertheyare.ThecallerstoAllahhaveagreatrankbecausetheyarethe
successorsoftheMessengers.ThesameappliestothescholarsofShari`ah.Moreover,the
callerstoAllahareamongtheremarkablescholars,becauseAllah(ExaltedbeHe)sentthe
Messengerstocalltothetruthandgivegladtidingsandtowarn.Themostnotableamongthe
MessengersistheirImamandLast,ProphetMuhammad(peacebeuponhim).

Scholars,mayAllahgrantthemsuccess,judges,andparticularlycallerstoIslam,shouldall
fearAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andconveyDa`wah(callingtoAllah)accordingtothecapacityand
theavailability.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Say(OMuhammad):"Thisis
mywayIinviteuntoAllh(i.e.totheOnenessofAllhIslmicMonotheism)withsureknowledge,Iandwhosoeverfollowsme(also
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Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: Invite(mankind,OMuhammad)totheWayofyourLord(i.e.
Islm)withwisdom(i.e.withtheDivineRevelationandtheQurn)andfairpreaching,andarguewiththeminawaythatisbetter.
Thus,itisobligatoryforcallerstoAllah,judges,andanyonewhohasknowledge,wherever
onemightbe,tofearAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andinformaboutIslamaccordingtoone'scapacity
andknowledge.ItisobligatoryuponthemalltobewareofcallingtoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)
withoutsureknowledge: Say(OMuhammad):"ThisismywayIinviteuntoAllh(i.e.tothe
OnenessofAllhIslmicMonotheism)withsureknowledge

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knowledge.Theyshouldspeakwithsureknowledgeanddeepinsightsoasnottomislead
people.TheyshouldconveyDa`wah(callingtoAllah)andAllah'sjudgmenttopeoplewith
sureknowledge.Theyshouldbearharmpatientlywhiledoingthat.

ItisobligatoryuponacallertoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)toabidebytheetiquettesofIslamabout
whichAllah(mayHebePraised)says: Invite(mankind,OMuhammad)totheWayofyourLord
(i.e.Islm)withwisdom(i.e.withtheDivineRevelationandtheQurn)andfairpreaching,andarguewiththeminawaythatis
better. Thus,wisdomreferstoknowingwhatAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)prescribedand
whatHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim)saidandperformingthisproperly.Acallershould
seekdecorum,actproperly,useproperwords,andsupporthisspeechwithproofsfromthe
NobleQur'anandtheSunnah,inadditiontoreligiousencouragementandadmonitionwhen
necessary.

ThesameappliestocallerstoIslamandscholarswhendeliveringlessonsandcallingtoAllah
(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe).EvenifoneisnotappointedbytherulerstocalltoAllah,yet
oneisorderedbyAllah(ExaltedbeHe)toundertakeDa`wah,whetheroneisappointedby
therulersornot.

ScholarsareobligedtocarryoutsuchataskwhichisthemissionoftheMessengers(peacebe
uponthem)whoentrustedittothescholarsafterthem.Thus,everyoneshouldcallpeopleto
Allah(ExaltedbeHe),givethemgladtidings,andwarnthemkindlyandwiselyinawaythat
isbetternotwithviolenceandforce,norbydefaminganypersonthroughconveyingwordsor
actionsaboutsomeonethatdispleaseshim.Theaimistodisplaythetruthandcalltoit

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andtocalltocommitoneselftowhatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)haslegislatedandprescribed.At
thesametime,oneshouldwarnagainstwhatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)hasprohibitedand
againsttheevilsthatpeoplecommit.ThecallertoIslamshouldwarnagainstevilwithout
referringexplicitlytosuchandsuchapersonorsuchandsuchastate.Whatoneshoulddois
toclarifywhatisevilandwarnagainstit.ItisobligatorytodosoandpraytoAllah(Exalted
beHe)tograntrulersandallMuslimssuccess,andguidance,andtorectifytheirintentionand
deeds,andgrantthemkindnessinallmatters.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Verily,
wheneverkindnessexistsinathingitgracesit,andwheneveritistakenawayfromathingitdisgracesit. He(peacebe
uponhim)alsosays, "Hewhoisdeprivedofforbearanceandgentlenessis,infact,deprivedofallgood.'' Thisisbased
ontheAyahwhereinAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: AndbytheMercyofAllh,youdealtwith
themgently.Andhadyoubeensevereandharshhearted,theywouldhavebrokenawayfromaboutyou WhensendingMusa
(Moses,peacebeuponhim)andHarun(Aaron,peacebeuponhim)toFir`awn,Allah(Glorified
andExaltedbeHe)says: "Andspeaktohimmildly,perhapshemayacceptadmonitionorfear(Allh)."

CallerstoIslamshouldbecharacterizedbypatience,expectingrewardfromAllah,seeking
truth,andtakingcareofreligiousevidenceandgoodwordstouseintheircall.Theyshouldbe
kindwithallpeopleexceptthosewhocommitaggressionandinjustice,becausetheyshould
begivendifferenttreatment.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Andarguenotwiththepeopleof
theScripture(JewsandChristians),unlessitbein(away)thatisbetter(withgoodwordsandingoodmanner,invitingthemto
IslmicMonotheismwithHisVerses),exceptwithsuchofthemasdowrong

Thosewhocommitaggressionandinjusticewillbegivendifferenttreatmentaccordingtothe
degreeofaggressionandinawaythatdetersonefromone'sinjustice.Butingeneral,the
callertoIslamshouldseekgoodwordstoemployinhisDa`wah(callingtoIslam).Oneshould
calltoIslamwithwisdom,goodmannersandkindwords,encouragementandwarning.One
shouldavoidanythingthatmaycausedisagreementanddissentionorcausealienation
betweenhimandhisMuslimbrothers.

BothscholarsandcallerstoIslamshouldseekappropriatewords,

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andbekindinallmatters,andbekeentobedevotedtoAllahthroughconveyingHisDa`wah
(callingtoIslam)totheservantsofAllahhopingfortherewardofAllahandfearingHis
punishment,notoutofshowingoff,hypocrisy,orpride.Rather,oneshoulddosoforAllah's
sakeandtheHereafterandforbenefitingpeople,reformingtheirconditions,drawingthem
neartogood,andtakingthemawayfromevil,andunifyingtheirwordontruth.Thisshouldbe
theaimofcallersandscholarsasthiswastheaimoftheMessengers(peacebeuponthem).

Thegoalistoclarifythetruthforpeople,explainAllah'sordinancestoendeargoodtothem
andwarnthemagainstevil,andunifytheirwordonHisreligion.Allah(mayHebePraised)
says: Andholdfast,allofyoutogether,totheRopeofAllh(i.e.thisQurn),andbenotdividedamongyourselves Thisis
accordingtowhatisstatedintheNobleQur'anandtheSunnah.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says:
A l i fL mR.[TheselettersareoneofthemiraclesoftheQurn,andnonebutAllh(Alone)knowstheirmeanings].(Thisis)aBook
whichWehaverevealeduntoyou(OMuhammad)inorderthatyoumightleadmankindoutofdarkness(of
disbeliefandpolytheism)intolight(ofbeliefintheOnenessofAllhandIslmicMonotheism) Allah(GlorifiedandExalted
beHe)alsosays, (Thisis)aBook(theQurn)whichWehavesentdowntoyou,fullofblessings,thattheymayponderover
itsVerses,andthatmenofunderstandingmayremember.
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ItisobligatoryuponaDa`itoAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)tobecarefulinDa`wah,be
patient,andlenient,anduseclearwords.TheyshouldbekeentounifythewordofMuslims
andavoidthemeansleadingtodispersionanddivergencewithallpeople,youngorold,
laymenandgovernment.

Itisobligatorytoseekthetruthandusegoodexpressionstoclarifythetruthandguidetoit
andkeeponeawayfromwhatiswrong.Indoingso,oneshouldbekindinallmattersand
avoidmeansofdispersionanddivergence,exceptthosecommittingaggressionandinjustice
becausetheywillbegivendifferenttreatmentbythepeople,judges,andrulers.Those
committingaggressionandinjusticewillbegivendifferenttreatmentandtheirrulingis
different.Generally,itisobligatorytoseekthetruthandcalltoit.Allah(Glorifiedand
ExaltedbeHe)says: Invite(mankind,OMuhammad)totheWayofyourLord(i.e.Islm)withwisdom
(i.e.withtheDivineRevelationandtheQurn)

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ThismeansthatcallingtoIslammustbedoneaccordingtowhatAllah(GlorifiedandExalted
beHe)andtheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)said.Thecallermustseekthesuitabletime
andwords.ThenAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: andfairpreaching Thisrefersto
encouragingandadmonishing(people)withgoodexpressions. andarguewiththeminawaythatisbetter.
Thisiswithregardtoambiguousmatterorwhenthereisadispute,oneshouldargueina
waythatisbetter.ThisisaccordingtotheordersgivenbyAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)
andaccordingtoHisprohibitionintheAyahwhereinAllah(ExaltedbeHe)says: Andarguenot
withthepeopleoftheScripture(JewsandChristians),unlessitbein(away)thatisbetter(withgoodwordsandingoodmanner,
invitingthemtoIslmicMonotheismwithHisVerses)

Itisobligatoryuponcallers,scholars,andeveryonegivingadvicetoseekwisdom,truth,and
kindnesswhencallingone'sfamily,children,neighbors,andallMuslimstoAllahandtoguide
themwhereveronemayexist,especiallyinthemajorsinsthatleadstopolytheism.
MonotheismandPolytheismarethemostimportantandsignificantmatters.Monotheismis
theoriginofreligion.

Concerningthismatter,itisobligatorytobecarefulandtoclarifythetruthforpeople
regardingmonotheismandguidethemtocommitthemselvestoitandwarnthemagainstall
typesofpolytheism,minorormajor,usinggoodandclearexpressions.Theonewhohasno
knowledgedependsonhisfeelingsinissuingjudgments.Thus,acallershouldbekindto
encouragehimtolearnandknowthereligionofAllah(ExaltedbeHe).Callersalsoshould
observekindnesswhendealingwiththosewhonewlyembracedIslaminorderforthelatter
toknowtherulingsofthereligion.Kindnessshouldalsobeobservedwhendealingwith
ordinarypeopleinorderthattheybeenlightened,tolearnandknowthereligionofAllah,
monotheism,devotiontoHim,andtoknowthatitisnecessarytoconfineworship,
Du'a'(supplication),fear,hope,Tawakkul(puttingtrustinAllah),desire,awe,sacrifice,taking
vows,andotheractsofworshiptoAllahalone.

Peopleinmanycountriesdosuchactsofworshipforthesakeofsomedeadpersons,Jinn,
trees,oridols.CallerstoAllah,particularly,insuchplaceswhereinthereisplentyofignorant
peopleandwheretherearethosecallingotherthanAllah(ExaltedbeHe),mustclarifythe
truthbeforethem,bepatientwiththeharmtheyundergowhiledoingthat,andseek

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kindnessandclearcutexpressionsandwordsinorderfortheaudiencetounderstandtheaim
ofthecaller,abandonfalsehood,andinquireaboutanycontroversialissuestohaveone's
questionansweredandcontroversydecided.ThenthecallertoIslamshouldcallpeopleto
performprayer,payZakah,doSawm,andHajjafterclarifyingtheissueofthetwoShahadahs
(testimoniesoffaith)thatisthemostimportantatall.Then,comesSalah(Prayer)andZakah.
Salah(Prayer)isveryimportantbecauseitisapillarofIslam.Thus,peoplemustknowthatit
isobligatorytopaycarefulattentiontoperformingprayereverywhereafterexplaining
monotheismandpolytheismandtherelevantissuesconcerningprayerafterpronouncingthe
twoShahadahs(testimoniesoffaith).Now,itisobvioustoallhowmanypeopleneglectSalah!

MuslimcallersmustfocusonSalahandurgepeopletohastentoperformitregularlyin
congregationandinmosques.TheyshouldalsourgewomentoperformSalahathomeand
urgeeveryonetotakecareofone'schildren,malesorfemales,one'swife,one'ssisters,and
brothers,andneighborsinallmatters.YetthemostimportantthingafterthetwoShahadahs
(testimoniesoffaith)isSalah.Hewhopreservesthem,preserveshisreligionandhewho
neglectsthem,neglectsotherobligatoryduties.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: What
makesoneadisbelieverandapolytheistisabandoningprayers. He(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid, Thatwhich
differentiatesusfromthedisbelieversandhypocritesisourperformanceofSalah.Hewhoabandonsit,becomesadisbeliever. The
Prophet(mayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponhim)alsosays: ThepeakofthematterisIslamandthe
pillarisSalah.

Itwasalsostatedby`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)whensendingletterstoadvisethe
rulersheappointed:ThemostimportantofyouraffairsisSalah,hewhopreservesthem,
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preserveshisreligionandhewhoneglectsthem,neglectsotherobligatoryduties.

MayAllahgrantussuccess!ItisAllahWhoistheOneweasktosetrightallouraffairsand
guideustoHisRightPath,andprotectusfromdelusivetemptationsandSatanicinsinuations.
HeistheOneWhoisCapableofdoingso.

MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,andCompanions!

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AwordontheoccasionofthecompetitionofmemorizingtheNobleQur'an

andHadithinAlQassim

PraisebetoAllah!WepraiseHimandseekHisHelp!WeseekHisForgivenessandseekrefuge
withHimfromtheevilofourselvesandourbaddeeds!MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsupon
HisServantandMessengerourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,andhisCompanions!

Verily,Allah(ExaltedbeHe)sentMuhammad(peacebeuponhim)withtruthandtaughthim
theBookandwisdomi.e.theNobleQur'anandSunnah,asstatedintheHadithnarratedby
A h lu lSunan(authorsofHadithcompilationsclassifiedbyjurisprudentialthemes)through
authentictransmissionthathe(peacebeuponhim)said: IhavebeengrantedtheQur'aninadditiontoa
material(i.e.theSunnah)equaltoit.

TheNobleQur'anandtheSunnaharethetwosourcesuponwhichrulingsarebuilt.Outofthe
MercyofAllahtotheMuslimsisthatHe(ExaltedbeHe)devotedsometosafeguardthe
sourceoftheirreligioni.e.theNobleQur'anandSunnah.

Sincetheearlyagesuntilnow,theMuslimsarehighlyconcernedwiththeNobleQur'an.They
memorize,study,understand,contemplate,interpret,learn,andteachit.ThankstoAllah,
theseschoolsandgovernmentalandcharitablesocietiesbringuptheyoungonmemorizing,
understanding,andactingaccordingtoAllah'sBook,whichpleaseseveryMuslim.What
doublesone'sjoyistofindthatthememorizersoftheNobleQur'anaswellasothersarekeen
tograspthemattersofShari`ah(Islamiclaw)andtostudy,memorize,learn,andteachthe
SunnahoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim).

Really,thecirclesofknowledgeheldinMasjids(mosques)allovertheregionofAlQasimaswell
asotherplacestoteachthesciencesofHadith,jurisprudence,andexegesisarefromthe
gardensofParadiseaboutwhichtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: "Whenyoupassbythe
gardensofParadise,availyourselvesofthem."TheCompanionsasked:"WhatarethegardensofParadise,OMessengerofAllah?"
Hereplied:"Thecirclesofdhikr(remembranceofAllah)."

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ThereareauthenticHadithsrelatedfromtheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)stating
thattheangelscalleachothertoattendsuchcircles.

WepraiseAllahfortheexistenceandnumerousnessofsuchcirclesaswellasthemultiplicity
ofthoseattendingthemwillingly.MayAllahblesstheworkofthosesponsoringthem,double
theirreward,endowthemwithsincerity,andrewardthemthebest!

ItisnoticeabletopraisethecaregiventotheSunnahatthistimewhenmanyignorantand
hereticsshunfromandobjecttoit.

ItisobligatorytocontributeinspreadingtheSunnah.Teachingitisoneofthebestactsthat
drawoneclosetoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)aswellasthebestactsofobedience.TheSalaf
(righteouspredecessors)usedtoteachtheirstudentstheProphetictraditions.Theywere
keentolearnthembyheartandwerenotjustsatisfiedwithwritingthemdownand
classifyingthemintobooks,especiallythetextsofHadithsandtheconciseyetmost
meaningfulwords.

IwaspleasedwiththegreateffortsofourbrothersintheScientificCommitteeandtheOffice
ofDaw`ahin A lQasimtoobserve,organize,andsuperviselessonssoastoprotectthemfrom
excessivenessandnegligenceandtofollowthestraightwayindoingso.Thus,allpraiseis
duetoAllahforthis.MayAllahappreciatetheeffortsandcareoftheEminenceSheikhs
sponsoringtheprojectofmemorizingtheNobleQur'anandtheSunnahandacquiring
knowledgeofthereligion,becausetheymadestudentsmemorizetheNobleQur'anthattook
agreatdealoftheirtimeandeffort.Thentheyheldexamsandcompetitionstoencourage
studentstoseekknowledge,inadditiontotheircontributiontoprintinganddistributing
usefulbooks,aswellasotherusefulacts.MayAllahrewardthemthebestforthatall!

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Itisagoodandappreciatedprecedenttoencouragestudentstopracticememorization,to
holdexamsforthem,andtoofferthemscholarshipsandprizestoencourageandmotivate
themaswellasotherstodogood.Suchisagood,blessed,andappreciatedwork.

IappealtoourbrothersbothSheikhsandseekersofknowledgeinallregionstoparticipatein www.ircpk.com
suchusefulactsi.e.bringingupchildrenonlearningandactingaccordingtotheNobleQur'an
andtheSunnah.Wehopetohearinthefutureaboutmanycharitableworkslikethis.Allah
(ExaltedbeHe)says: Sohastentowardsallthatisgood. Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: andforthislet
(all)thosestrivewhowanttostrive(i.e.hastenearnestlytotheobedienceofAllah). TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
says: Thebestamongyou(Muslims)arethosewholearntheQuranandteachit. NarratedbyAlBukhariinhis
Sahihbook.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: "IfAllahwantstodogoodtoaperson,Hemakeshim
comprehendthereligion." (AgreeduponbyImamsAlBukhariandMuslim).

Onthisoccasion,IadviseallstudentsandteacherstofearAllah(mayHebePraised)andhave
asincereintentionandtruthfulnessinthiswork.Ialsourgethemtocontinueseeking
knowledgeandnottogetboredorfeelhelpless.Iurgethemtocombinebothknowledgeand
practiceaccordingly.Really,applyingwhatonehaslearntisthedesiredresultofattaining
knowledge.TheyshouldalsobekeentorecitetheNobleQur'anoften,studyit,andgraspits
meaningsbecauseitistheoriginandbasisofallsciences.Ialsourgeparentstoencourage
andfacilitatemattersfortheirchildrentojoinsuchcircles.

Iwanttothankallofficials,merchants,sheikhs,andeveryotherpersonwhocontributedin
facilitatingholdingsuchblessedgathering.

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MayAllahrewardallwiththebestreward!IalsocallonallMuslimstooffermuchmore
contributioninsupportingthisusefulprojectbothfinanciallyandspiritually,becausesuccess
andcontinuityofanyworkdependsontheavailablecapacitiesandfacilities.Itisreportedin
theauthenticHadithrelatedbyJarirIbn`AbdullahAlBajaly(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)thatthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)said: "HewhosetsagoodprecedentinIslam,thereisarewardforhimforthis(actof
goodness)andrewardofthatalsowhoactedaccordingtoitsubsequently(untiltheDayoftheResurrection)...''

MayAllahgrantallofussuccessandguidanceandmakerighteousourwordsandovertand
covertdeeds!MayAllahgrantussuccess!MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponHisslave
andMessenger,ourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,Companions,andthosewhofollowedhim
rightfully!

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Acorrectivestatement

ontheissueofjinn'sinhabitingofhumans

PraisebetoAllahAlone.MayPeaceandBlessingsbeupontheLastProphetMuhammad,upon
hisHousehold,andCompanions!

Ireadwhatwaspublishedby(AlMuslimun)newspaperonFriday(3/8/1416A.H.)regarding
thequestionsraisedto`AlyIbnMushrifAl`Umaryandhisanswerstothem.Thefollowingisthetext
ofthedialogue:

TheQur'anisnotacureforallorganicandpsychologicaldiseases.

IbnBazismyShaykhandheconfirmedmynewview.

IchallengeanyonewhoclaimshealingcancerwiththeQur'an.

Q:DoyouregardthemovementofSataninsideapersonwhichwasmentionedintheHadith
asaspiritualmovement?

A : Ofcourse,thetextsprovethiseventhereferencetothemovementofSataninsidepeople,
accordingtoscholars,isametaphor,astherelevantHadithdoesnotimplythematerial
movement.Moreover,ifwetakeitsmaterialmovementforgranted,thiswillberestrictedto
theobsessedperson,sincetheProphet(peacebeuponhim)saidsoconcerningtheobsessed
person.

Q:Accordingly,youinsistthatthejinnbynomeanscaninhabitaperson.

Q:Absolutely,thejinnneverinhabitsaperson.

Q:Consequently,youonlydisagreewiththosewhorecitetheQur'anonapersontouchedby
jinn?

A:Ofcourse,whenIwasinAbha,Ideliveredalectureinthisregard.Iwas

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therepreviouslyanddiscussedtheissuewithsomepersonswhobelievedinthejinn'sabilityto
inhabithumans.Then,IdeliveredthatlectureinAbhaandpeoplewroteaboutit.Then,when
Shaykh`Abdul`AzizIbnBaz(mayAllahprotecthim)heardaboutthis,hewasastonishedand
interested.HesentformeandIwenttohiminTa'if.Isaidtohim,"Oourshaykh,pleaselisten
tomyviewpoints."Theshaykh(mayAllahprotecthim)isawise,belovedandgreatscholar.
Helistenedtomeinfullandsaid,"ByAllah,youarerightandyoushouldabidebythatand
paynoattentiontoanyone."

Q:Didhesaytoyouthatyouarerightandthatthejinndonotinhabithumanbeings?

A : A:WhenIexplainedthesubjectinfulltoShaykhIbnBaz,IlefttheShaykh andwrotein
papersthatgettingajinnioutofahumanbeingisafalseclaim.Nodoubt,ShaykhIbnBazhasa
backgroundonthesubject.Ifhedisagreedwithme,hewoulddisapproveofmebutafterI
wassureofhim andhesaidtome,'Writethisinformation',soIstartedwritingaboutthis
subject.

Thisisanarticleofwhatthepapermentionedconcerningthesocalled`Aliasrelatedinthe
abovementionedissue.

Frommypart,Isaythatwhat hementionedaboutmyvalidatinghisbeliefsisfalseand
groundless.Ayearormoreago,Iadvisedhimwhenhemetmetoelaborateonthissubjectin
detailandadmittheinhabitationofjinninhumanbeings,whichisthetruthagreeduponby
scholars.ThisisthebeliefcitedbyAbuAlHasanAlAsh`aryasthebeliefofAhlulSunnah(Adherents
totheSunnah).Similarly,Shaykhu lIslamIbnTaymiyyahrelateditaboutallthepeopleof
knowledgeasmentionedinhisbookAlFatawa(vol.19,pp.965).Itoldhimthatnotallpeople
claimingtohave

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jinninsidethemselvesiscorrectbutsometimestheyarerightandatothertimestheyare
wrong.Therearecertaindiseasesthataffectthemindandmaycauseapersontolosesense. www.ircpk.com
Then,thispersonmaybecuredandmaynotormaydiewhilehavingmentaldisorder.There
aremanycausesofmentaldisordersthataffectaperson.Therefore,thissubjectwhendealt
withshouldbediscussedindetail.IbnAlQayyim(mayAllahconfermercyuponhim)elaboratedon
thisinhisbookZadAlMa`ad.IrememberthatoneofthepeopleofAlDalmwhenIwasina
judgeinA lKharjProvincewassufferingfromamentaldisorder.Whenhewasbroughttodoctors,
theysaidthatthecauseofthiswasacutinthehead.Hewascauterizedandhealedwiththe
willofAllah(ExaltedbeHe).

ThefollowingisthewordsofShaykhulIslam(mayAllahconfermercyuponhim)inthebook
o f A lFatawainthevolumealreadyreferredto.Hesaid,(Therefore,someMutazilites,suchasAl
Jubba'y,AbuBakrAlRazy,andotherscholarsdeniedtheenteringofjinnintothebodyofanepileptic
personbuttheydidnotdenytheexistenceofthejinn,becausetheevidenceontheentryof
thejinninthebodyofepilepticpersonsisnotasstrongastheclearevidenceontheexistence
ofthejinnintheHadithsoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim).However,theyarewronginthis
belief.Moreover, A lAsh`arymentionedinhisbookofalMaqalati.e.theArticles,thecreedof
A h lu lSunnahwalJama`ah(thoseadheringtotheSunnahandtheMuslimmainbody)that
theyapprovethatjinnenterthebodyofepilepticpersons.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says, Those
whoeatRib(usury)willnotstand(ontheDayofResurrection)exceptlikethestandingofapersonbeatenbyShaitn(Satan)leading
himtoinsanity.

Also, `AbdullahIbnAlImamAhmadsaid,"Isaidtomyfather,'therearepeoplewhoclaimthatajinni
doesnotenterinthebodyofahumanbeing.'Thereupon,hesaid,'Omyson,theyareliars.He
(thejinn)isspeakingwiththetongueoftheepilepticperson.Indeed,thematteriswidely
discussedinitsproperplace.

Shaykhu lIslamIbnTaymiyahsaidinhisbookofAlFatawa(vol.24,p.276277):The
existenceofthejinnisconfirmedintheBookofAllah,theSunnahof

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HisMessenger(peacebeuponhim),andtheagreementoftheSalaf(RighteousPredecessors).
Similarly,theenteringofthejinninthebodyofhumanbeingsisestablishedaccordingtothe
agreementoftheImamsofAhlulSunnahwalJama`ah.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says, Thosewho
eatRib(usury)willnotstand(ontheDayofResurrection)exceptlikethestandingofapersonbeatenbyShaitn(Satan)leadinghim
toinsanity.

ItisauthenticallyreportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Satanpassesthroughhumans
likeblood... Untilhe(peacebeuponhim)said,"ThereisnooneoftheImamsofMuslimswho
deniedthepossibilitythatthejinnmayenterinhumanbodies.Indeed,whodeniesthisor
claimsthattheShari`ah(Islamiclaw)beliesthis,hetellsliesaboutShari'ahforthereisno
legalevidencetothateffect....

Itisthenevidentthattheviewadoptedby`Aliconcerningdenyingtheenteringofthejinn
intohumanbodiesisinvalidandthatheislyinginhisclaimsthatIagreedwithhimand
confirmedhisdoctrine.However,Iwrotearefutationtothosewhodenytheenteringofthe
jinninthehumanbodiesyearsago.Itwaspublishedinmybookentitled''Majmu'Fatawawa
MaqalatMutanawwi'ah''(ACompilationofVariousLegalOpinionsandArticles)involume
three(pp.299308).Thus,whoeverwantstoreaditmayfinditintheplacecited.

Asforhissaying thatifIobjectedtohim,Iwoulddisapproveofhissaying,itisevidentthatI
couldnotperuseallthingspublishedinthenewspapersofwrongmattersowingtotheirgreat
numberandthelackoftimeonmypartowingtomymanyduties.Indeed,Ihavenotimeto
readthat.AllahistheOneWhobringssuccess.WeaskHimtokeepusfrommakingmistakes
inwordsandactions.

Moreover,withregardtothedenialofMr.`AlytothefactthattheGloriousQur'anisacurefor
someorganicdiseases,hisclaimisfalse.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)explainsin

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HisGloriousBookthattheGloriousQur'anisahealing.He(glorybetoHim)saidinSurahAl
Isra', AndWesenddownoftheQurnthatwhichisahealingandamercytothosewhobelieve(inIslmicMonotheismandacton
it),anditincreasestheZlimn(polytheistsandwrongdoers)nothingbutloss. He(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosaidin
SurahFussilat, Say:Itisforthosewhobelieve,aguideandahealing."

TheaforementionedtwonobleAyahs(Qur'nicVerses)implythathealingisforheartsand
bodies.However,therearecertainconditionsthataretobefulfilledandpreventivecauses
thatshouldbeabsentwithregardtothepersonwhoistreatedbytheQur'anandtheperson
whotreatsbyit.Iftheconditionsarefulfilledandthepreventivecausesareabsent,the
healingoccurswiththewillofAllah.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Foreverydiseasethere
isamedicine,soifthemedicinecomesuponthedisease,itwillbecuredbythewillofAllah. (RelatedbyMuslim).

ManypeopledonotrespondtomedicineortotheQur'anowingtothefailureofconditions
andtheexistenceofpreventivecausesthatmakethembothuseless.Indeed,ifeveryill
personrespondstomedicineortheQur'anpositively,noonewoulddie.However,Allah www.ircpk.com
(GlorifiedbeHe)istheOneinWhoseHandishealingifHewillstohealaperson,He
facilitatesforthemthecausesofrecoveryandifHedoesnotwillso,thecauseswillavail
nothing.ItisauthenticallyreportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)saidintheHadith
narratedby`Aishah(mayAllahbepleasedwithher), Wheneverhe(i.e.thePropheti.e.peacebeuponhim)
sufferedanypain,he(peacebeuponhim)wouldreciteinhistwohandsuponsleepingthesurahofIkhlas[theQur'an:112] Say(O
Muhammad):"HeisAllh,(the)One. andSurahofAlFalaq[theQura'n:113] Say:"Iseekrefugewith(Allh),
theLordofthedaybreak, andSurahofAlNas[theQur'an:114] Say:"Iseekrefugewith(Allh)theLordofmankind, threetimes
andwipehiswithhandsasmuchasofhisbodystartingwithhishead,face,andchest.

However,duringhisfinalillness,`Aishah(mayAllahpleasedwithhim)usedtorecitethesethree
Surahsinhishandandwipehisfacewiththemseekingtheirblessing.Then,theProphet
(peacebeuponhim)diedbecauseAllah(ExaltedbeHe)

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didnotwilltohealhimofthatillnessasHepredeterminedinHisEternalKnowledgethatthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)woulddieofthatdisease.Also,itisauthenticallyreportedthat
theProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Healingisinthreethings:Agulpofhoney,cupping,andbrandingwithfire
(cauterizing),butIdonotliketobecauterized.

Itisknownthatmanypeoplemaybetreatedwithallthesethreethingsandstillremain
uncured.ThecausebehindthisisthatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)didnotpredeterminecurefor
them.He(GlorifiedbeHe)istheJustandtheMercifulJudge.WhatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)wills
comestopassandwhatHedoesnotwilldoesnotcometopass.ItisrelatedintheTwoSahih
(authentic)BooksofHadith(i.e.AlBukhariandMuslim)that someCompanionsoftheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)cameacrossoneoftheArabtribeswhilethechiefofthetribewasstung.TheyaskedtheSahabah(Companionsofthe
Prophet),"CananyoneofyoutreatwithRuqya?"TheProphet'sSahabahsaid,"Yes."Theyagreedtopaythemaherdofsheepiftheir
chiefwascured.Oneofthem(theProphet'sSahabah)recitedSurahAlFatihaontheillpersonwhowascured.Buttheonewho
recitedtheQur'anicSurahsaid,"WewillnottakethemunlessweasktheProphet."WhentheyreturnedtotheProphet(peacebe
uponhim),theytoldhimaboutthematter.He(peacebeuponhim)said,"Youhavedonetherightthingandallocateashareforme."
ThisindicatesthevalidityofRuqyah(recitingQur'anandsayingsupplicationsoverthesick
seekinghealing)thatmaybeacurebyAllah'sWillasintheaforementionedaccount.The
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)confirmedtheiract.Thisisregardedasatreatmentoforganic
diseasesbytheQur'an.

InanotherAyahofSurahYunus,Allah(ExaltedbeHe)mentionsthattherevelationisa
healingforthebreasts.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)said, Omankind!Therehascometoyouagoodadvicefrom
yourLord(i.e.theQurn,enjoiningallthatisgoodandforbiddingallthatisevil),andahealingforthat(diseaseofignorance,doubt,
hypocrisyanddifferences)whichisinyourbreasts,aguidanceandamercy(explaininglawfulandunlawfulthings)forthebelievers.
ThefactthattheQur'anisahealingtowhatisinthebreastsdoesnotmeanthatitisnota
healingforphysicaldiseases.

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Indeed,healingthebreastsisgreaterandmoreimportant.Inspiteofthis,mostpeoplehave
diseasedbreaststhattheQur'andoesnothealandtheydonotabidebyit.Allah(glorybeto
Him)saidinSurahAlIsra', AndWesenddownoftheQurnthatwhichisahealingandamercytothosewhobelieve(in
IslmicMonotheismandactonit),anditincreasestheZlimn(polytheistsandwrongdoers)nothingbutloss. Thishappens
owingtotheirabandonmentoftheQur'anandfailingtoacceptitscall.

TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)stayedinMakkahthirteenyearstreatingthesocietywiththe
Qur'an,recitingittothem,andinvitingthemtoabidebyitwhileonlyasmallnumberofthem
acceptsit.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says, AndindeedIbls(Satan)didprovetruehisthoughtaboutthem:andthey
followedhim,allexceptagroupoftruebelievers(intheOnenessofAllh). Allah(MayhebeGlorified)alsosays,
Andmostofmankindwillnotbelieveevenifyoudesireiteagerly. Inthelightofthis,itistruethattheQur'anis
ahealingfortheheartsandbodiesbutitisforthosewhomAllah(ExaltedbeHe)wantsto
guidewhereasthosewhomHewantstodistresswillavailnothingoftheQur'an,theSunnah,
orthecallertoAllah(mayhebeGlorified).Indeed,Allah'sknowledgeincludestheircaseof
misguidanceandincurability.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says, AndhadAllhwilled,Hecouldhavegatheredthem
together(all)ontrueguidance,sobenotyouoneofthosewhoareAlJhiln(theignorant). Allah(GlorifiedandExalted
beHe)alsosays: AndhadyourLordwilled,thoseonearthwouldhavebelieved,allofthemtogether. Allah(Glorified
andExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Thenwhereareyougoing? Verily,this(theQurn)isnolessthanaReminderto(all)
the Alamn(mankindandjinn) Towhomsoeveramongyouwhowillstowalkstraight. Andyoucannotwillunless(itbe)that
AllhwillstheLordofthe Alamn(mankind,jinnandallthatexists). TherearemanyAyahsandauthentic
Hadithswhichassurethismeaning.

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Withregardtotheinterpretationof`AlyIbnMushrifoftheHadith, Satanpassesthroughhumanslikeblood
asametaphor,thiswascitedbyAlHafizIbnHajarinhisbookFathAlBariandascribedtosome
scholars.TheHadithmayalsointendtheobsessedpersonsasstatedbyMr.`Aly.However,thisis
invalidsayingandtheHadithshouldbeexplainedaccordingtoitsexplicitmeaningandshould
notbeinterpretedinawaythatdisagreeswithitsapparentmeaning.ThisisbecauseSatanis
akindofcreatureandnoonebutAllah(ExaltedbeHe)knowstheirnatureandthewaythey www.ircpk.com
obsessman.EveryMuslimshouldaskAllah(ExaltedbeHe)toprotecthimagainsttheirevils
andtousewhatHelegislatedofordinancesandsupplicationsinthisregard.Indeed,Allah
(GlorifiedbeHe)istheOnewhoprotectsandhelpsthosewhocallHimforhelpandresortto
Him.ThereisnolordorgodbutHim.ThereisneitherMightnorPowersaveinAllah!

MayAllah(GlorifiedbeHe)helpusadheretoHisReligionandprotectusandallMuslimsfrom
followingthetemptationsandwhispersofSatan.MayAllahmakeHisreligionvictorious,
elevateHisWord,guideMuslimstoallgoodness,andgrantthemcomprehensionofreligion!
MayAllahmaketheirrulersthebestamongthemandsetrighttheirleaders!HeisAllHearer,
EverNear.

MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisHousehold,Sahabah,
andthosewhofollowedthemrightfullytillDoomsday!

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Thedifferentkindsofsorcery

PraisebetoAllah.MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponAllah'sMessenger,hisfamily,Companionsand
thosewhofollowedhisguidance.

Sorceryisoneofthegreatestcrimesanditisatypeofdisbelief.Itisafflictionthatbefellthepastandthe
presentnationsandduringtheperiodofJahiliyyah(preIslamictimeofignorance)andtheMuslimnation.
Thosewhopracticesorceryandwitchcraftspreadaccordingtotheincreaseofignoranceandthelackof
knowledgeandmotivatingfactorsoffaithandauthority.Sorcerersandwitchesarefoundincountrieswith
theaimofgainingmoney,confusingpeople,orforotherreasons.Inplaceswhereknowledgeprevails,faith
inAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim)increasesandtheIslamicauthorityis
powerful,thosewickedevildoersdisappearanddecreaseorevenmovetootherplaceswheretheyfind
suitablelocationstospreadtheirfalsehoodandbeabletopracticetheirevil.

TheBookofAllahandtheSunnahoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)elaboratedonthekindsandthe
rulingofsorcery.

Linguistically,Sihr(Sorcery)implieshiddennessasitscausesarenotknownandsorcerersusecertain
concealedmattersinordertodeceivepeople,confusethem,playwiththeirsight,harmthem,plundertheir
money,andotherthanthatusingveiledmeansthatarenotrecognizedinmostcases.Onthataccount,the
lastperiodofthenightiscalledSahar(theearlydawn),foritoccupiesatimewhenpeoplearesleepingand
calmandalsothelungiscalledSaharasitisconcealedinsidethebody.

Sihrislegallydefinedastheactionsthesorcerersengageinofdelusionandconfusionwhichmakethose
watchingthembelievethattheyaretrueinspiteofthefactthattheyareuntrue.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says
aboutthemagiciansofPharaoh, Theysaid:"OMs(Moses)!Eitheryouthrowfirstorwebethefirsttothrow?" [Ms
(Moses)]said:"Nay,throwyou(first)!"Thenbehold!theirropesandtheirsticks,bytheirmagic,appearedtohimasthoughthey
movedfast. SoMs(Moses)conceivedfearinhimself. We(Allh)said:"Fearnot!Surely,youwillhavetheupperhand.
"Andthrowthatwhichisinyourrighthand!Itwillswallowupthatwhichtheyhavemade.Thatwhichtheyhavemadeisonlya
magicianstrick,andthemagicianwillneverbesuccessful,towhateveramount(ofskill)hemayattain."

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Magicmaybecarriedoutbycertainpracticesdonebythemagiciansandblowingairinknotsincertainway.
Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: "Andfromtheevilofthosewhopractisewitchcraftwhentheyblowintheknots, Thereare
otherwaystomakesorcery,whichmagicianslearnfromdevils.Sorcerersmaymakethingsthatdisturb
one'smind,causeillnesstohim/herorleadtoseparationbetweenamanandhiswifebydisfiguringthe
appearanceofawifeinthesightofherhusbandandviseversaorotherthingsthatmakehusbandhateshis
wife.However,sorceryisanexplicitdisbeliefaccordingtotheAyahs(Qur'anicVerses)oftheQur'an.Allah
(mayHebeExaltedandGlorified)says: TheyfollowedwhattheShaytn(devils)gaveout(falselyofthemagic)inthe
lifetimeofSulaimn(Solomon).Sulaimndidnotdisbelieve,buttheShaytn(devils)disbelieved,teachingmenmagic Allah
(ExaltedbeHe)statedthatdevilsaredisbelieversowingteachingpeoplemagicandsaysafterthat: andsuch
thingsthatcamedownatBabylontothetwoangels,HrtandMrt,butneitherofthesetwo(angels)taughtanyone(suchthings)
tilltheyhadsaid,Weareonlyfortrial,sodisbelievenot(bylearningthismagicfromus). ThenHe(GlorifiedbeHe)says:
Andfromthese(angels)peoplelearnthatbywhichtheycauseseparationbetweenmanandhiswife,buttheycouldnotthusharm
anyoneexceptbyAllhsLeave. Allah(ExaltedbeHe)isreferringtomagic.Moreover,theAyahstatesthatallthe
sorcerythatgivesbirthtoevilispredeterminedbyAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andwithHisWill.Allah(mayHebe
ExaltedandGlorified)hasanupperhandovereverythingandnothingtakesplaceinHisDominionexcept
whatHewillsandnothinghappensinthislifeorthehereafterexcept

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withapriordecreebyAllah(ExaltedbeHe)outofaconsummatewisdomwilledbyHim(Glorifiedand
ExaltedbeHe).Allah(ExaltedbeHe)mayafflictsomeofHisSlaveswithundergoingsorcery,otherswith
illness,otherswithmurderandotherthingsthatbefallaperson.He(glorybetoHim)hastheconsummate
wisdominwhatHeforeordainsorprescribesonHisSlaves.He(GlorifiedbeHe)says: buttheycouldnotthus
harmanyoneexceptbyAllhsLeave. Allah(glorybetoHim)refersby(Leave)heretotheuniversalpredetermined
leave,nottothelegalleaveasHeprohibitsthatbutHeletithappenwithHispredeterminedleavei.e.with
HisKnowledgeandPredestination.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)maypredestinethatsoandsowillmakesorcery,
whichaffectssoandsojustasHemaypredestinethatsoandsowillbekilled,bestrickenbycertaindisease,
diesincertainplace,beendowedwithsomething,bepoororberich.AllofthishappenswiththeWillof
AllahandHisPreordainment.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says: Verily,WehavecreatedallthingswithQadar(Divine
PreordainmentsofallthingsbeforetheircreationaswrittenintheBookofDecreesAlLauhAlMahfz). Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)
alsosays: NocalamitybefallsontheearthorinyourselvesbutitisinscribedintheBookofDecrees(AlLauhAlMahfz)beforeWe
bringitintoexistence.Verily,thatiseasyforAllh.

Allah(ExaltedbeHe)isawareoftheevilsofthesorcerersforHeknowseverythingandnothingishidden www.ircpk.com
fromHim(GlorifiedbeHe).He(ExaltedbeHe)says, Verily,AllhistheAllKnowerofeverything. Allah(Glorified
beHe)alsosays: thatyoumayknowthatAllhhaspoweroverallthings,andthatAllhsurroundsallthingsin(His)Knowledge.
He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)knowseverythingandnothinghappensinHisDominionexceptwhatHe
willsbutHehastheconsummatewisdomandthepraisedgoals

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inallthatHedestinesandwhathappenstopeopleincludingsuperiority,inferiority,theremovalandcoming
ofauthority,illness,healthiness,magicandotherthings.

ThisisbasedonthegreatprinciplethateverythinghappenswiththewillandpredestinationofAllah(Exalted
beHe).Aswesaidpreviously,magiciansuseimaginarymattersasmentionedinAllah'sSaying: Theysaid:"O
Ms(Moses)!Eitheryouthrowfirstorwebethefirsttothrow?" [Ms(Moses)]said:"Nay,throwyou(first)!"Thenbehold!their
ropesandtheirsticks,bytheirmagic,appearedtohimasthoughtheymovedfast.Itappearedtotheviewersthatthesticks
andropesweresnakesthatmovedfastinspiteofthefactthattheywerejuststicksandropesbutthe
magiciansdeceivedpeoplebythethingstheyshowedsotheyknowwhatcanmakepeopleseethingsina
differentformfromwhattheyareinreality.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says: theirsticks,bytheirmagic,appearedto
himasthoughtheymovedfast. He(ExaltedbeHe)saysinSurahA lA`raf: He[Ms(Moses)]said:"Throwyou(first)."
Sowhentheythrew,theybewitchedtheeyesofthepeople,andstruckterrorintothem,andtheydisplayedagreatmagic. Infact,
theropesandsticksdidnotchangebutitwasthesightofthepeoplethatchangedowingtothesorceryso
theythoughtthatthesticksweresnakes.Thiscomesinconsequenceoftheconfusiondonebymagicians
andthiskindofsorceryiscalledTaqmir.Taqmirisawayofsorceryinwhichmagiciansdocertainthings
thatmakepeoplefailtorealizethestateofthingsastheyare,becausetheirseeingdoesnotviewthingsas
theyareandthenthingsmaybetakenoutofthestoreorhouseofthebewitchedpersonwhiles/hedoesnot
feelthatorhe/shemayseethingsinformsotherthantheirssuchasastonemayappeartothemlikeanegg
andviseversa.Thisisbecausetherealityofmattershaschangedinthesightofthebewitchedpersonowing
tomagicandconfusionofthesorcerers.

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Thereareotherthings,whichsorcerersusethatmakepeoplebeholdthingsinadifferentformfromitstrue
oneoutofsorcery,whichAllah(ExaltedbeHe)describedwithgreatnessinHisSayinginSurahA lA`raf: So
whentheythrew,theybewitchedtheeyesofthepeople,andstruckterrorintothem,andtheydisplayedagreatmagic.

However,accordingtothemostpreponderantoftheopinionsofscholars,asorcerershouldbekilledwithout
callinghim/herforrepentanceowingtothegreatevilandcorruptiontheycausebutsomescholarsareofthe
opinionthatamagicianistobecalledtorepentlikeotherdisbelievers.However,themostcorrectviewin
thisregardisthatthesorcerersshouldnotbecalledforrepentanceowingtotheirgreatevilsandthatthey
mayhidetheirevilanddisbelieforclaimthattheyrepentwhiletheydonot.Thatmayleadtogreatharm.
Therefore,theverifyingscholarsareoftheopinionthatifapersonisproventobeamagician,heshouldbe
killedevenifhe/sheclaimedrepentanceandexpressedregretandthatheshouldnotbetrustedinwhathe
says.

Itisreportedthat`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)sentamessagetotheleadersofhisarmiestokill
thesorcererstheyfoundinordertoavoidtheirevils.Abu`UthmanAlNahdysaid,"Wekilledthreewitches."This
wasnarratedinSahihofAlBukharyontheauthorityofBajalahibn`Abadah.Also,itisauthenticallyreportedthat
Hafsahkilledamaidofherswhenshe(i.e.Hafsa)knewthatthemaidpracticedmagic.Moreover,it
authenticallyreportedthatgreatcompanionoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)Jundubibn`Abdullah(may
Allahbepleasedwithhim)sawamagiciandeceivepeoplecuttinghisheadandreturnitagain.Uponthat,
Jundub(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)drawneartothemagicianwithouthisnoticeandkilledhimand
saidtohim,"Then,returnyourheadifyouaretruthful."

Infact,theevilofsorcerersisgreatandthereforetheyshouldbekilled.Thismatterisassignedtotherulers
tokillthosewhoareknownformagicwhenthisisestablishedforthembylegalevidence

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inordertowardofftheirevilandcorruption.

Ifapersonisaffectedbysorcery,s/heisnotpermittedtoseektreatmentinsorceryevilisnottobe
removedbyevilnordisbeliefistoberemovedbydisbeliefbutbygoodways.WhentheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)wasaskedaboutAlNashrah,hesaid, ItisfromtheactsofSatan A lNashrahmentionedinthe
Hadithreferstoamethodofremovingsorcerybysorcery.

However,ifthisisdonebytheQur'anandtheallowablemeans,suchasthelegalRuqyah(recitingQur'an
andsayingsupplicationsoverthesickseekinghealing),thereisnoharminthat.Buttoremovemagicbythe
aidofmagicisnotpermissibleaswestatedpreviously.ThisisbecausemagicisbasedonworshippingSatan
andthemagicofasorcererdoesnottakeeffectexceptbytheworshippinganddrawingneartothedevilsby
whattheywant.Ifapersondoeswhattheyorderthem,theywillteachhim/hersorcery.PraisebetoAllah,
thereisnoharmintreatingthebewitchedpersonwiththeQur'anandlegalsupplicationsortheallowable
medicinesasincaseofotherillnesses.Thebewitchedpersonmaynotbehealedjustlikeanysickpersonas
notallthesickarehealed.S/hemaybehealedornotasotherillpersonsmaybehealedfortheirdueterm
doesnotcomeyetortheymaynotbehealedanddieasaconsequenceinspiteofsubmittingtotreatment.
Whentheduetermofdeathcomes,doctors,nomatterhowskilledtheyare,candonothing.Allah(mayHe www.ircpk.com
beExaltedandGlorified)says: AndAllhgrantsrespitetononewhenhisappointedtime(death)comes.

TreatmentisonlyofusewhentheduetermdidnotyetcomeandAllah(ExaltedbeHe)predestinedforthe
personthats/hewillbetreatedfromthatdisease.Likewise,Allah(ExaltedbeHe)predestinedrecoveryorno
recoveryfortheonewhoisafflictedwithsorcerysoastotesttheirfaith,forotherreasonsknownonlyto
Him(mayHebeExaltedandGlorified),ormaybebecausethepersonwhotreatsthebewitchedpersondoes
notusethesuitableremedyforthatevil.ItisauthenticallyreportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
said,

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Foreverydiseasethereisamedicine,soifthemedicinecomesuponthedisease,itwillbecuredbytheLeaveofAllah,theExalted
andtheGlorious. TheProphet(mayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponhim)alsosays: Thereisnodiseasethat
Allahhascreated,exceptthatHealsohascreateditstreatmentwhichmaybeknowntosomepeopleandunknowntoothers.

AmongthelegalwaysoftreatmentistorecitetheQur'anonthebewitchedperson,suchasthegreatest
SurahoftheQur'an,namely,AlFatihahandrepeatitonhim.Ifthisisdonebyarighteousbelievingperson
whobelievesthateverythingtakesplacebyAllah'sPredestinationandthatHe(mayHebeExaltedand
Glorified)istheOneWhomanagestheaffairsofpeopleandifHesaystosomething,"Be,"itwillbe,magic
mayberemoved.Infact,recitationgainsitseffectonconditionthatitisbasedonfaithinAllah(Exaltedbe
He),fearofHimandsincerity.ThiswaymagicmayberemovedandthebewitchediscuredwiththeLeave
ofAllah(glorybetoHim).

SomeSahabah(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem)passedbyagroupofpeopleinthedesertwhosechieftain
hadbeenbittenandtheydideverythingbuttheireffortswerefruitless.TheyaskedtheSahabah,"Isthere
amongyouanyonewhotreatsbyRuqyah?"TheSahabahansweredinpositive.Then,oneoftheSahabah
recitedSurahA lFatihahonthebittenchieftainanduponthathestoodasifhehadbeenreleasedfroma
chainandAllah(ExaltedbeHe)curedhimfromtheharmofthesnakebite.Moreover,theProphet(peacebe
uponhim)said, ThereisnoharmintheRuqyahs,whichdonotcontainanyShirk. He(peacebeuponhim)exorcised
othersandwasexorcised.Accordingly,AlRuqyahhasagreatgoodnessandbenefit.ThereareSurahsfrom
theQur'ansuchasSurahA lFatihah,AlIkhlas,AlFalaqandAlNasandotherAyahssuchasAyahA lKursy
aswellasothersupplicationsreportedintheHadithsoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim).Amongthemis
whattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)saidexorcisingasickperson, OLordofthepeople!Removethedifficultyand
bringabouthealingasYouaretheHealer.ThereisnohealingbutYourHealing,ahealingthatwillleavenoailment. Herepeated
itthreetimesormore.Also,itisreportedthatHe(peacebeuponhim)said, GabrielsaidtotheProphet(peacebe
uponhim):InthenameofAllah,Iexorciseyoufromeverythingandsafeguardyoufromeveryevilthatmayharmyouandfromthe
eyeofajealousone.AllahwouldcureyouandIinvokethenameofAllahforyou.Hesaidthatthrice. ThisisagreatRuqyah
reportedontheauthorityoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim).

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Itisallowedtosayitonthepersonwhohasbeenbitten,thebewitchedperson,andthesickpersonaswell
asothergoodsupplicationseveniftheyarenotestablishedashavingbeensaidbytheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)solongastheydonotincludeaprohibitedmatterowingtothegeneralsayingoftheProphet
(peacebeuponhim), ThereisnoharmintheRuqyahsthatdonotcontainanyShirk. However,Allah(ExaltedbeHe)
mayhealtheillandthebewitchedwithoutRuqyahorothermeansoftreatment,forHe(ExaltedbeHe)is
Omnipotentoverallthingsandhastheperfectwisdomineverything.He(GlorifiedbeHe)saidinHis
GloriousBook, Verily,HisCommand,whenHeintendsathing,isonlythatHesaystoit,"Be!"anditis! Praiseandthanks
areduetoHimonallwhatHedecreesandpredestines.Hehastheconsummatewisdomineverything,may
HebeGlorifiedandExalted!

Thesickpersonmaynotbecuredforhisterm(timeofdeath)hascomeandheispredeterminedtodieby
thatdisease.AmongthewaysoftreatingthebewitchedpersonistorecitetheAyahsoftheQur'anthatdeal
withsorceryonwaterinacontainer,suchastheAyahsofSurahA lA`rafwhereAllah(ExaltedbeHe)says:
AndWerevealedtoMs(Moses)(saying):"Throwyourstick,"andbehold!Itswallowedupstraightawayallthefalsehoodswhich
theyshowed. Thustruthwasconfirmed,andallthattheydidwasmadeofnoeffect. Sotheyweredefeatedthereandreturned
disgraced. He(ExaltedbeHe)alsosaysinSurahYunus: AndFiraun(Pharaoh)said:"Bringmeeverywellversed
sorcerer." toHisSaying, "AndAllhwillestablishandmakeapparentthetruthbyHisWords,howevermuchtheMujrimn
(criminals,disbelievers,polytheists,sinners)mayhateit." Similarly,AyahsthatdealwithsorceryinSurahTaHa, They
said:"OMs(Moses)!Eitheryouthrowfirstorwebethefirsttothrow?" toHisSaying, andthemagicianwillneverbe
successful,towhateveramount(ofskill)hemayattain.

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TheseareamongtheAyahsthatareusefulincuringmagicwiththeLeaveofAllah.Ifthereciterreadsthese
AyahsandSurahA lFatihah,AyahA lKursy,SurahA lIkhlas,SurahA lFalaqandSurahA lNasinwaterand
poureditonthepersonlikelytosufferfromblackmagicorcannotapproachhiswifebecauseofmagic,such
apersonwillbehealedwiththeLeaveofAllah.Itismoreusefultoputinthewatersevenleavesofgreen
SidraftercrushingthemaccordingtoSheikh`AbdulRahmanibnHasan(mayAllahconfermercyuponhim)who
mentionedthisinhisbookFathAlMajidaboutsomescholarsinthechapterof"therelatedmatters
concerningAlNashrah).

ItisreligiouslyrecommendedtorepeattherecitationofthelastthreeSurahsthatbeginwith Say(O
Muhammad):"HeisAllh,(the)One. Say:"Iseekrefugewith(Allh),theLordofthedaybreak, Say:"Iseek www.ircpk.com
refugewith(Allh)theLordofmankind, threetimes.

TheseAyahsandthelikeareamongthethingsusedinthetreatmentofthisevili.e.sorceryandalsothose
whocannotapproachtheirwives.TheywereusedmanytimesandprovedtobeusefulbytheLeaveof
Allah.ThesickpersonmaybetreatedwithSurahA lFatihah,thelastthreeSurahsonlyandheiscured.

However,itisofutmostimportancethatboththeillpersonandthereciterhavesincerefaithinAllah
(ExaltedbeHe)andconfidenceinHimandknowthatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)istheOneWhomanagethe
affairsofpeopleandthatwhatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)willscomestopassandwhatHedoesnotwill,doesnot
cometopassforeverythingisunderHisControl.Indeed,withfaithinAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andsincerityto
Himonthepartofboththereciterandthesickperson,illnessisremovedbytheLeaveofAllahinashort
timeandthemoralandmaterialmedicinesgaintheirfruits.

WeaskAllahtoguideustowhatpleasesHimforHeisAllHearer,EverNear.

However,itisnecessarythateveryoneisawareofrulingsofthebookofAllah(glorybetoHim)andthe
SunnahoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)toteachpeopleinhiscountryandsocietyandhisfamilythat
knowledgesothattheyrecognizethesematters

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andknowledgeisspread.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)usedtosaywheneverhedeliveredasermonto
peopleandremindthemwithdeathandthehereafter, Thosewhoarepresentshouldconveyit(thisinformation)to
thosewhoareabsent,astheinformedonemightcomprehendit(whatIhavesaid)betterthanthepresentaudiencewhowillconvey
ittohim/her. Healsosays, Convey(myteachings)tothepeopleevenifitisasinglesentence.

Itisnecessaryfortheonewholearnsknowledgefromscholarstoconveytopeoplethebenefitsheobtains
andunderstands.Heshouldavoidconveyingthingshedoesnotunderstandforhemaymakeamistakeso
hemightberegardedasaliaraswellascausingharmtoboththescholarstheyconveytheirknowledgeand
thereceiversoftheinformation.Therefore,conveyingknowledgeisnotallowedexceptonthebasisof
comprehension,verificationandinsightwithwhatonelistensandknowswithoutincreaseordecrease.

MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamilyandCompanions,andthose
whofollowedhimrightfullytotheDayofJudgment!

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Sorcery,Soothsaying,andAstrology

IntheNameofAllah.AllpraiseisduetoHim.MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponAllah'sMessenger
anduponhishousehold,Companions,andthosewhofollowhisguidance!

Indeed,engaginginsorcery,soothsayingandmagicisoneofthemostabominableandcorruptivematters
onearth.Theyareamongthetypesofmajordisbeliefdealingwithsorcery,thebeliefinstars,andthatthey
cancontrolcreatures.Asformagic,theiraresomedetailsonitsruling.

Withoutdoubt,itiscompulsoryoneveryMuslimtoknowthisfalsehood,denyandfightthem,andcooperate
withhisMuslimbrothersinconfrontingthem.Allah(mayHebeExaltedandGlorified)states: Helpyouone
anotherinAlBirrandAtTaqw(virtue,righteousnessandpiety)butdonothelponeanotherinsinandtransgression.Andfear
Allh.Verily,AllhisSevereinpunishment. Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: Thebelievers,menandwomen,are
Auliy(helpers,supporters,friends,protectors)ofoneanothertheyenjoin(onthepeople)AlMarf(i.e.IslmicMonotheismandall
thatIslmordersonetodo),andforbid(people)fromAlMunkar(i.e.polytheismanddisbeliefofallkinds,andallthatIslmhas
forbidden)

Thelackofknowledgeandthespreadofignoranceinsocietyleadstothespreadofsorcery,soothsaying,
astrologyandotherkindsofdivinationwhichisduetotheinexistenceofthosewhocandeteranddeny
theseevils,aswellasthelackofthedeterrentauthorityandfaith.Indeed,thesocietywheremorefaithful
andknowledgeablepeopleincrease,ignorantpeopledecreaseandlessevilsandfalsehoodsarefound..

Inthemiddleofthetwelvecentury,andalongtimebeforethen,theArabianPeninsula

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wasfulloftheseevilssuchassorcery,soothsaying,andworshippingidols,treesandthejinnandother
thingstillAllahbroughtforththeImam,reformerandsuccessfulknowledgeablescholarSheikhA lIslamof
histime,Muhammadibn`AbdulWahhab(mayAllahconfermercyuponhim).HeundertookthematterofDa`wah
(call)toAllahandsparednoeffortinexplainingwhatAllahlegislatedforHisservantsandshowingthe
realityofTawhid(OnenessofAllah)towhichtheMessengersofAllahcalledandwhatwasrevealedon
ProphetMuhammad(peacebeuponhim).Indoingso,SheikhMuhammadibn`AbdulWahhabwroteon
thistopicsuchasthebookofTawhidinwhichheelaboratedonthemattersofsoothsaying,sorcery,and
astrology.Healsowroteashortthesisentitled"ThalathatAlUsul"whichcontainsthepillarsoftheIslamic
creedaswellasthebookentitled"KashfAlShubhat"inwhichheshedlightonthemanyaccusationsofthe
enemiesofIslamandtheidolaterswhousedtoconfuseMuslims.However,therearemanycompilationsof
scholarsbeforetheSheikhconcerningtheexplanationoftheseevilsandwarningpeopleagainstthem.Allah
aidedourSheikhinhisfightagainsttheseevilsandgrantedhimthevigortotakeonthisgreattask.Sheikh
Muhammaddeliveredmanyhelpfullecturesthatdealtwiththeseissues.Then,Allahsupportedhimwitha
numberofhonorablescholarsfromamonghisstudentsandothers.Theyfoughtagainsttheseevilsuntil
AllahfreedtheArabianPeninsulaofthemandespeciallythewesternnorthernpartofit.

Moreover,inYemen,India,Levant(theregioncoveringSyria,Lebanon,Jordan,andPalestine),Iraqandotherplaces,this
Da`wahbroughtmuchgoodtotheseplacesandscholarsconveyedtotheircountriesalotofuseful
knowledgefromthescholarsofthesepreviouslymentionedcountrieswhentheymetthemintheTwoHoly
Mosquesandotherplaces.Theylearnedthissoundcreedandspreaditinmanycountries,suchasIndia,Levant
(theregioncoveringSyria,Lebanon,Jordan,andPalestine),Egypt,IraqandothercountriessothatAllahguidedwith
themwhomHewilledamongthepeopleofthesecountries.

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Whentruthprevailsandthecallerstorightincreaseinasociety,evildoerssuchasastrologists,soothsayers,
sorcerersandcallerstoShirk(ascribingpartnerstoAllahinworship)disappear.Ontheotherhand,when
ignoranceprevailsandknowledgedecreases,falsehoodanditspeopleincreaseandfindasuitableplacefor
theirwrongdoings.

However,itisobligatoryonthepeopleofknowledgeandfaitheverywhereinthisPeninsulaandotherplaces
tosparenoeffortinfightingfalsehoodsandspreadingtruthbydeliveringlecturesandFridayandfeast
sermons,holdingforumsandothereventsineveryoccasionandbyanymeanssuchasradio,television,and
newspapersinordertospreadtruth.Moreover,theignorantpeoplewholiveindarknessandevildoers
includingastrologists,soothsayers,fortunetellers,sorcerersandcallerstofalsehoodinallofitsformswillbe
exposed.

IexhortallMuslimstoconcernthemselveswiththeGloriousQur'an,contemplateit,reciteitasmuchas
possible,andtoteacheachotherthisgreatBookofAllah.Inaddition,itisnecessaryforMuslimstoask
scholarsaboutwhattheyfinddifficulttounderstandandattendthecirclesofknowledgewhichareamustin
thesetimesowingtothelackofknowledgeinmostcountries.
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Also,itisgreatlynecessarythateveryonefearlossmustseekknowledgeandattendknowledgecirclesto
gainthebenefitsofthesegatherings,eveniftheyliveinremoteplacesandmusttraveltolearnfromthe
scholarsofSunnahandattendtheirlectures.Theyshouldbekeentoacquaintthemselveswiththe
statementsofAllah,HisMessenger,andthepeopleofknowledge,andtoverifyandinvestigatewhatpeople
dooffalsehoodswhatisobligatoryonthemandwhatAllahhasprohibitedforthemsothatknowledgewill
increaseandgoodnesswillprevail.Indeed,Allahblessed

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usatthebeginningofthiscentury,andintheendofthefourteenthcentury,withanIslamicmovementand
greatawarenesswhichoccurredasaresultofthemanylecturesandforumsthatwereorganizedaswellas
whatiscirculatedinnewspapers,broadcasts,Fridaysermons,andothermeetingsonaspectsofknowledge
andgoodnessinmanycountrieswhichhelpedbringaboutgreatgoodnessandIslamicawareness.

WeaskAllahtograntMuslimsmoregoodnessandhelpMuslimscholarstospreadwhattheyhaveof
knowledge.WeaskHimtohelpthemcontinuetodeliverknowledgeandgrantthemsincerityandpatiencein
doingso.WeaskHimtocauseMuslimstoaccepttruthandtakeadvantageofthepeopleofknowledge
askingthemaboutwhatbenefitsthem.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)stated, SoaskthepeopleoftheReminder,ifyoudo
notknow.

AllahhasexplainedinHisNobleBookandintheSunnahofHisTruthfulMessenger(peacebeuponhim)all
thatpeopleneedinmattersoftheirfaithandlife.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)stated, Verily,thisQurnguidestothat
whichismostjustandright Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: AndWehavesentdowntoyoutheBook(the
Q u ran)asanexpositionofeverything,aguidance,amercy,andgladtidingsforthosewhohavesubmittedthemselves(toAllhas
Muslims). Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: (Thisis)aBook(theQurn)whichWehavesentdowntoyou,
fullofblessings,thattheymayponderoveritsVerses,andthatmenofunderstandingmayremember. TherearemanyAyahs
(Qur'anicVerses)thatconfirmthismeaning.

TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)stated, MyentireUmmahwillenterParadiseexceptwhorefuses,theysaid:OProphetof
Allah,whowillrefuse?Hesaid,"WhoeverobeysmewillenterParadise,andwhoeverdisobeysme

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istheonethatrefuses. (RelatedbyAlBukhariinhisSahih)Moreover,he(peacebeuponhim)stated, IamlikeafathertoyouI


informyouofwhatbenefitsyou. TheProphet(mayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponhim)alsosays: AllahneversentaProphet
exceptwiththedutyofguidinghisnationtowhatwasgoodforthemandwarningthemagainstwhatheknewwasbadforthem.

TherearemanyHadithswhichaffirmthismeaning.

Therefore,itisnecessaryforeveryMuslimtofearAllahandseekknowledgewithsinceritythus,hewillbesupportedbyAllahand
gaintheintendedgoals.ItisauthenticallyreportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)stated, Therewardofdeedsdependsupon
theintentionsandeverypersonwillgettherewardaccordingtowhathe/shehasintended. TheProphet(mayAllah'sPeaceand
Blessingsbeuponhim)alsosays: Whoeverfollowsapathinpursuitofknowledge,AllahwillfacilitateforthemapathtoJannah
(Paradise). TheHadithsnarratedregardingthemeritofknowledgeandthenecessityoflearningaremany.WeaskAllahtoguide
MuslimseverywheretousefulknowledgeandenableustoactuponitforHeisAlHearer,EverNear.

AmongthehelpfulmeansofacquiringusefulknowledgeislisteningtoAlQur'anAlKarimradiostationwhichbroadcaststheGlorious
Qur'an,thePropheticHadiths,edifyinglectures,scientificforums,Nur`AlaAlDarbprogramandothervaluableinformation.

IexhortallMuslimsineverywheretotakeadvantageofthisKingdomofSaudiArabiastation,becauseithasgoodanduseful
knowledgeandimportantinformationsuchasrefutingthefalseaccusationswhichtheenemiesofIslamcirculateaswellasother
beneficialmattersoffaithandworldlyaffairs.

WeinvokeAllahtohelpMuslimstodoallthatisgoodandgranttheSaudigovernmentthebestrewardforitseffortsandtoguidetheir
advisorsandmakethemsupportersoftruth.

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WepraythatHeguideMuslimscholarseverywheretospreadthetruthandcalltoitandtograntthempatienceindoingso,forHeis
theMostGenerous.

Indeed,theknowledgetransmittedbythementionedradiostationisedifyingknowledgewhichAllahfacilitatedforpeoplesothatthey
canbenefitevenintheirhomes,carsandelsewhere.Itismostimportanttotakeadvantageofthisknowledgeandlistentobeneficial
programssuchasNur`AlaAlDarbwhichweaskAllahtomakeofusetoMuslimsandallowittocontinuebythehandsofthegreat
scholarsandtherighteouspeople.

Asfortheissuesofsorcery,soothsaying,andastrology,theyaredangerousissuesaswestatedinthebeginningofthisdiscussion.

Inbrief,sorcerersemploycertainmethodsbywhichtheybewitchpeopleandusedelusioninfulfillingtheseabominableacts.An
exampleofthisiswhatAllahstatedaboutthesorcerersofPharaoh, theirsticks,bytheirmagic,appearedtohimasthoughthey
movedfast. Theyusedcertainmethodstochangetheformofthingsinthesightofpeoplesothattheywouldviewthingsindifferent
formsfromwhattheyreallywere.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)statesinSurahAlA`raf, Sowhentheythrew,theybewitchedtheeyesofthe
people,andstruckterrorintothem,andtheydisplayedagreatmagic. Theydidcertainthingswhichbewitchedtheeyesofpeopleso
thattheysawropesintheformofstickswhiletheywereinfactjustropesorsticks.Thereareotherkindsofsorcerywhichmakea
mandisinclinedtohiswifeandviseversasuchasbewitchingtheeyesofeitherofthehusbandorhiswife,orbyothermaliciousways
whichsorcererslearnfromdevilssuchasknotsinwhichthey

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blowintowhilesupplicatingdevilsandcallingthemforhelptocauseharmtopeople.consequently,ahusbandmayseehiswifeina
differentformofwhatheusedtosohemayturnawayfromherandhateherlikewisethewomanastheycauseher,withtheir
evildoings,toseeherhusbandinanuglyorfrightfulformsoshehateshim.

Sorceryisoftwotypes:Onethatiscarriedoutwiththeaidofdelusionanddeception.Thiskindofsorceryisanopticalillusion,sothat
thingsareseeninformsdifferentfromwhattheyreallyare.

TheothertypeiscalledAlSarfWaAl`Atfwhichiscarriedoutbytyingknotsanddoingthingsthatsorcererslearnfromdevilswho
informthemofsuchways.

Thiskindofsorceryisusedtodisinclineorendearamantohiswifeandviseversaandthisappliestootherpeopleaswell.Forthis
reason,AllahlegislatedforustoseekHisRefugeagainsttheevilofthosewhopracticewitchcraftwhentheyblowintoknotsand
againsteveryevil.

Therulingonsorcerersiscapitalpunishmenti.e.killing,whenitisestablishedthathepracticessorcery,deludespeople,orcauses
harmtothemsuchasbewitchingeyesorendearingamantohiswifeandawifetothehusband,ormakingeitherofthemdislikethe
othercausingdamagetopeopleprovidedthatthisisestablishedbylegalevidenceintheIslamiccourts.Inaddition,asorcerer's
repentanceisnotacceptedevenifheexpressesremorse.

Itisreportedthat`UmaribnAlKhattab(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)orderedgovernorstokillsorcerersandnotcallthemto
repentanditisreportedthathisdaughterHafsah,themotherofthebelievers(mayAllahbepleasedwithher),orderedthathermaid
whobewitchedhertobekilled.ItisauthenticallyreportedthatJundubAlKhair,alsocalledJundubibn`AbdullahAlBajaly,(mayAllah
bepleasedwithhim)foundamagicianwithAlWalid.Hecametothemagicianwithouthisnoticeandkilledhimandsaid,

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"Thepunishmentofamagicianisexecutionbysword."ThisisreportedfromhiminaHadithMawquf(wordsordeedsnarratedfroma
CompanionoftheProphetthatarenotattributedtotheProphet)andaHadithMarfu`(aHadithnarratedfromtheProphetwitha
connectedordisconnectedchainofnarration).However,accordingtothepreponderanceoftheopinionsofscholarsthisisa
statementofJundub(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim).

Wementionedpreviouslywhatwasreportedthat`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)orderedhisgovernorstoexecutemagicians
inordertostoptheirevilsinthelandandtheharmtoMuslimandpeople.Accordingly,itisobligatoryonMuslimrulerstoexecute
themwhentheyarecaughtpracticingsorcery.Theyshouldbekilledeveniftheyclaimrepentancefortheyshouldnotbetrustedandif
theyaretruthfulintheirpenitence,thismayhelpthemwithAllah(ExaltedbeHe)baseduponthegeneralstatementofAllah(Glorified
beHe), AndHeitisWhoacceptsrepentancefromHisslaves,andforgivessins,andHeknowswhatyoudo. Andthestatementof
theProphet(peacebeuponhim), Penitencewipesoutallthepreviousmisdeeds. Therearemanyproofsinthisregard.

However,ifasorcerercomestothegovernmentwithoutbeingcaughttodeclarehisrepentanceandthathepracticedsorceryinthe
pastbuthereturnedtoAllahinrepentanceandshowsgoodness,he/sheshouldbeacceptedforhecomesofhisownfreewilland
declareshispenitencewithoutbeingarrestedorreportedbyanyone.Therefore,ifhecomestothegovernmentandnodeceptionnor
cheatingissuspected,heshouldbeacceptedaspenitentforhecomesregretfulandpenitentlikeotherdisbelieverswhohaveabad
reputationandthenAllahguidesthemtopenitencewithoutcompulsionorbeingreportedbyanyone.

Asforsoothsayers,theyarethosewhoclaimcognizanceoftheunseenthroughtheirassociatesofthejinn.Theymaytellofpastand
comingeventse.g.therewassuchandsuch,andtherewillbesuchandsuchorsoandsowillmarryandsoandsowillbekilledona
certaindate,etc.

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sothefoolishandignorantthinkthattheirpredictionsaretrue.

SoothsayersmaygetthisknowledgefromwhatdevilsinformthemofwhattheyeavesdropfromHeaven.Theygetatruthfulwordand
mixwithitmanyliesasstatedbytheHadiththattheymixwithitahundredliesormoreasmentionedinanotherHadith.Thesepeople
liesomuchwhilepeoplebelieveallthattheysay.Verily,thisisimpossible.

Anothermeansofgettinginformationisaskingdevilswhospyonpeople.ItisafactthatthereisaSatanwitheverypersonwho
accompanieshim.Thissataninformshisassociatesofdevilswhorunwiththesoothsayersandsorcerersofthethingsthataperson
didinordertosupportthemintheirevils.Healsomaytellthemaboutthingsthatoccurinhomesandcountriesaswellaswhathe
eavesdropsfromtheheavensandconsequentlytheignorantandthefoolishthinkthatthisinformationisfromtheknowledgeand
insightofsoothsayersandthattheyhavetheknowledgeoftheunseen.

Onemustavoidsoothsayersandfortunetellersanddisbelieveinthemeveniftheytellofmattersthatoccurinhomesorcountries,
whichtheylearnedfromdevils.Itisnotpermissibletotrusttheirinformationortopayattentiontotheirsayingoracknowledgetheir
falsehoods.RulersarerequiredtopreventandpunishthemaccordingtothepurifiedShari`ah.IntheHadith, somepeopleasked
Allah'sMessenger(peacebeuponhim)aboutthesoothsayers.He(peacebeuponhim)prohibitedthemtogotosoothsayersandsaid
tothem,"Theyarenothing(i.e.liars)." Also,itisreportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)stated, Whoevergoestoa
soothsayerorafortunetellerandaskshimaboutamatter,theirSalah(prayer)duringfiftynightswillnotbeaccepted. (Relatedby
MusliminHisSahih)And Whoevergoestoasoothsayerorafortunetellerandbelieveswhathesays,hasdisbelievedinwhathas
beenrevealedtoMuhammad.

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TherearemanyHadithinthisregard.

ThisisbecausehavingknowledgeoftheunseenisanAttributeofAllah(mayHebeExaltedandGlorified)andthus,whoeverclaimsto
possessitisadisbeliever.Allah(glorybetoHim)states, AndwithHimarethekeysoftheGhaib(allthatishidden),noneknows
thembutHe. Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Say:NoneintheheavensandtheearthknowstheGhaib(Unseen)
exceptAllh Say(OMuhammad):"IpossessnopoweroverbenefitorharmtomyselfexceptasAllhwills.IfI
hadtheknowledgeoftheGhaib(Unseen),Ishouldhavesecuredformyselfanabundanceofwealth,andnoevilshouldhavetouched
me.Iambutawarner,andabringerofgladtidingsuntopeoplewhobelieve." TheAyahexplainswhattheProphet(peacebeupon
him)isorderedtoinformpeopleofandtostatethathedoesnotknowtheunseen.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)stated, Say(OMuhammad
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):"IdonttellyouthatwithmearethetreasuresofAllh,nor(that)IknowtheUnseennorItellyouthatIaman
angel. ThisAyahalsomentionswhattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isorderedtosaytopeopleandtostatethathedoesnotknow
theunseen,thatthetreasuresofAllaharenotwithhimandthatheisnotaking.

Therefore,itisobligatoryonMuslimstobewareoftheseevilsandkeepawayfromthem.Theymustnotgototheirpeopleevenif
theyhavealifethreateningillnessasdeathisonlyknowntoAllahandhealingofdiseasesisbyHishands(glorybetoHim),notbythe
handsofanyoneelse.Oneshouldresorttolawfulremediesthroughdoctorsknownfortheirrighteousnessandgoodnessanddiagnose
thedisease,orvisitrecitersoftheQur'anwhoareknownfortheirgoodnessandrighteousnessaswellasthebookofAllahwhichhas
thequalityofhealingmanydiseases.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)stated, Say:Itisforthosewhobelieve,aguideandahealing."

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Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: AndWesenddownoftheQurnthatwhichisahealingandamercytothosewhobelieve(in
IslmicMonotheismandactonit) AllahhasmadeitaremedyformanydiseasesbutitisforHim,ifhewills,tohealapersonthrough
adoctor,areciteroftheQur'an,ordecreethisdiseasetobetheendofapersonashis/hertimehascome.

ItisreportedthatoneoftheSahabahexorcisedanArabchieftainafterhispeoplehaddonetheirbesttocurehimtonoavail.Then,a
groupofSahabah(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem)thatwerepassingwereaskedifanyoneofthemcouldexorcisetheirchieftain.
Theysaid,"Yes."OneofthemrecitedSurahAlFatihahonthesnakebiteofthechieftainandrepeatedittillAllahcuredhim.Hestood
asifreleasedfrombeingchainedorhadnotbeenbittenatall.Allahhealedhimimmediately.

IfareciterhasfirmfaithinAllah,trustsinHim,andissincereandthesickpersonsubmitstotheQur'anictreatmentbelievinginAllah
andtheLastDayknowingthegreatnessoftheQur'anandthatitthespeechofAllah(glorybetoHim)Whoisabletocurehim,bothof
themwiththeirfaithinAllahandsinceritytoHimincurgreatgoodness.Allahmayanswertheirsupplications,makethemworthyof
takingthebenefitoftheQur'an,andremovethediseasebyHisLeave.Onemustnotforgettowarnpeoplesotheywillnottobe
deceivedbysorcerersorsoothsayerswhorecitetheQur'an,fordevilsmayrecitetheQur'anbutarewickedandevilandsimilarly
disbelieversmayrecitetheQur'ananditdoesnotbenefitthemowingtotheirdisbelief.IbnKathir(mayAllahconfermercyuponhim)
mentionedaHadithrelatedinSahihAlBukhariontheauthorityofMuhammadIbnSirinontheauthorityofAbuHurayrahthathesaid,
Allah'sMessenger(peacebeuponhim)deputedmetokeepZakatulFitr(obligatorycharitypaidbeforetheFestivalofBreakingthe
Fast)ofRamadan.SomeonecameandstartedtakinghandfulsofthefoodstuffofZakatulFitr(stealthily).Itookholdofhimandsaid,
"ByAllah,IwilltakeyoutoAllah'sMessenger(peacebeuponhim)."

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Hesaid,"Leaveme,forIamneedyandhavemanydependents.Iamingreatneed."Ireleasedhim,andinthemorningAllah's
Messenger(peacebeuponhim)said,"OAbuHuarayrah,whatdidyourprisonerdoyesterday?"Isaid,"OAllah'sMessenger,the
personcomplainedofbeingneedyandofhavingmanydependents,soIpitiedhimandlethimgo."Allah'sMessenger(peacebeupon
him)said,"Indeed,hetoldyoualieandhewillcomeagain."IbelievedthathewouldshowupagainasAllah'sMessenger(peacebe
uponhim)hadtoldmethathewouldreturn.So,Iwaitedforhimwatchfully.Whenhe(showedupand)startedstealinghandfulsof
foodstuff,Icaughtholdofhimandsaid,"IwilldefinitelytakeyoutoAllah'sMessenger(peacebeuponhim).Hesaid,"Leaveme,forI
amveryneedyandhavemanydependents.IpromiseIwillnotcomebackagain."Ipitiedhimandlethimgo.Inthemorning,Allah's
Messenger(peacebeuponhim)said,"OAbuHurayarh,whatdidyourprisonerdo?"Ireplied,"OAllah'sMessenger,hecomplainedof
hisgreatneedandofsomanydependents,soItookpityonhimandsethimfree."Allah'sMessenger(peacebeuponhim)said,
"Verily,hetoldyoualieandhewillreturn."Iwaitedforhimattentivelyforthethirdtime.Whenhe(cameand)startedstealing
handfulsofthefoodstuff,Icaughtholdofhimandsaid,"IwillsurelytakeyoutoAllah'sMessenger(peacebeuponhim)asitisthe
thirdtimeyoupromisenottoreturn,yetyoubreakyourpromiseandcome."Hesaid,"'ForgivemeandIwillteachyousomewords
withwhichAllahwillbenefityou."Iasked,"Whatarethey?"Hereplied,"Wheneveryougotobed,reciteAyatulKursy(theQuranic
VerseofAllahsChair,SurahAlBaqarah). Allh!LilhaillaHuwa(nonehastherighttobeworshippedbutHe),AlHayyulQayyum
(theEverLiving,theOneWhosustainsandprotectsallthatexists). totheendoftheAyah.Bydoingso,Allahwillappointaguardfor
youandnodevilwillcomenearyouuntilthemorning."SoIlethimgo.Whenitwasmorning,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)asked
me,"Whatdidyourprisonerdo?"Ireplied:"HeclaimedhewillteachmesomewordswithwhichAllahwillbenefitme."SoAbu
Hurayrahasked,"Whatarethey?"Hereplied,"Wheneveryougotobed,reciteAyatulKursy(theQuranicVerseofAllahsChair,
SurahAlBaqarah), Allh!LilhaillaHuwa(nonehastherighttobeworshippedbutHe),AlHayyulQayyum(theEverLiving,the
OneWhosustainsandprotectsallthatexists).NeitherslumbernorsleepovertakesHim.ToHimbelongswhateverisintheheavens
andwhateverisontheearth.WhoishethatcanintercedewithHimexceptwithHisPermission?Heknowswhathappenstothem(His
creatures)inthisworld,andwhatwillhappentothemintheHereafter.AndtheywillnevercompassanythingofHisKnowledgeexcept
thatwhichHewills.HisKursextendsovertheheavensandtheearth,andHefeelsnofatigueinguardingandpreservingthem.And
HeistheMostHigh,theMostGreat.[ThisVerse2:255iscalledAyatulKurs]

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Andhetoldmethatbydoingso,Allahwillappointaguardforyouandnodevilwillcomenearyouuntilthemorning."Theywerekeen
onobtainingknowledgeandTheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)said,"Hespokethetruthalthoughheisaliar.Doyouknow
towhomyouhavebeentalkingforthreenights,AbuHurayrah?IrepliedinthenegativeandtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said,"It
wasSatan."

Devilsandtheirfollowersincludingsoothsayers,astrologistsandfortunetellersmayrecitetheQur'anbeforepeopleinorderto
deceivethemthattheyarenotevildoersandcorruptorssothattheycantakepeople'swealthwiththeirfalsehoodandfabrications.
TheyobtaininformationfromdevilsandassociatepartnerstoAllahandworshipotherthanHimthroughslaughteringforJinn,seeking
helpfromthem,ormakingvowsfortheirsakeaswellasotherthings.TheJinngetpleasurefromhumansworshippingtheminstead
ofAllahandhumansenjoywhatjinntellthemofthemattersoftheunseen.

Therefore,itisamusttobewareoftheseafflictionsandtrialsandtowarnpeopleagainstthem.ThesickaresufficedwithwhatAllah
legislatedforthemfromthephysicalmedicinesgivenbyspecializeddoctorsorthroughrecitersoftheQur'anknownfortheirsound
creedandrecitingtheQur'anoverthesick.AllahistheOneWhograntsthecure.Anillpersonshouldsaythesupplicationsthat
protectagainstallkindsofevilssuchasseekingrefugeintheperfectWordsofAllahfromtheevilsofwhatAllahcreatedandrepeat
thisfrequentlymorningandeveningandsay,"IntheNameofAllah,WhoseNamewhenmentionednothingonEarthorinHeavencan
causeharm,

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andHeistheHearer,theKnower"threetimesinthemorningandevening.Thesearecausesofsafetyandsecurityfromevery
affliction.ThereareotherthingssuchasrecitingAyatAlKursyaftersayingthelawfulsupplicationsofeveryobligatedSalah(prayer)
andrecitingituponsleepingaswellasrecitingSurahAlIklas[theQur'an,Surah112],SurahAlFalaq[theQur'an,Surah113]and
S u r a hA lNas[theQur'an,Surah114]afterofferingeverySalahandafterofferingAlMagrib(Sunset)PrayerandAlFajr(Dawn)
Prayerthreetimesfortheyareamongthecausesofsecurityandsafety.ItrecommendedtorecitethethreeaforementionedSurahs www.ircpk.com
threetimesuponsleepingfollowingtheexampleoftheProphet(mayAllah'speaceandblessingsbeuponhim)forwheneverhefelt
painheusedtorecitethesethreeSurahsinthepalmsofhishanduponsleepingandwipeasmuchashecouldofhisbodystarting
withhishead,face,andchest.HeusedtodothisthreetimesasrelatedintheTwoSahih(authentic)BooksofHadith(i.e.AlBukhari
andMuslim)intheHadithnarratedby`Aishah(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim).ThesickpersonshouldturntoAllahalwaysandpray
thatHeguardhimfromeverySatanandevilfortheservantofAllahshouldresorttoAllah,supplicatetoHimandaskHimofHis
BountyandAllahistheOneWhoisCloseandrespondstoDu`a'(supplications).He(ExaltedbeHe)stated, AndwhenMyslavesask
you(OMuhammad)concerningMe,then(answerthem),Iamindeednear(tothembyMyKnowledge).Irespond
totheinvocationsofthesupplicantwhenhecallsonMe(withoutanymediatororintercessor).SoletthemobeyMeandbelieveinMe,
sothattheymaybeledaright.

Abelievershouldknowthatwhathappenstohimcouldnothavemissedhimandwhatmissedhimcouldnothavehappenedtohim.It
isrecommendedtohavepatienceseekingAllah'sRewardalongwithcontinuoussupplicationandmakinguseoftheallowableuseful
means,whiletakingintoconsiderationthatnothingbefallsHimexceptwhatAllahhaspredeterminedforHim.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)
stated, Say:Nothingshalleverhappentous" Itis

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reportedontheauthorityof`UbadahibnAlSamit(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)thathesaidtohisson,"Youwillnevertastethe
sweetnessoffaithtillyoubelieveintheDivinePreordainmentandknowthatwhathappenedtoyoucouldnothavemissedyouand
whatmissedyoucouldnothavehappenedtoyou.ThePenshavedriedandtheSheetshavebeenfolded.

ThetruebelieverwillmakeuseofmaterialmeanswhilehavingfaiththatAllahsdecreewillhappenandthatnothingcanhappento
himexceptwhatAllahpreordainedforhim,Thus,hewillbereassured,atease,andhavepeaceofmindwithoutneglectingthelegal
meansandallowablephysicaltreatments.

Asforastrology,itisalsoakindofclaimingtopossessknowledgeoftheunseen.Itisapracticeoffortunetellersandjugglers.The
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)stated, Whoeverobtainsknowledgeofastrologyhasdelvedintoabranchofmagicmoreandmore.

Thosewhopracticeastrologydeceivepeoplemakingaconnectionbetweenpeople'snamesandongoingevents.Theymaytella
personthattheirnameorthenameoftheirfatherormothercorrespondstotherisingofaparticularstarthatsomethingwilloccur.
Theymayaskpeopletheirnamesclaimingthattheylookatstarsandiftheirnamescorrespondtoacertainstar,suchandsuch
matterwillhappen.Allthisissuperstitionandfalsehoodbywhichastrologersdeceivepeopleandtaketheirmoneyunjustly.However,
destinymayagreewithsomeone'swill,sothathethinksthattheastrologerwasright.Moreover,anastrologerorsoothsayermay
giveapersonaremedyandwhenthepersonisnaturallycuredorbytheaidofanythingelse,hethinksitisaresultofthesoothsayer
knowingtheunseenorsomeskillsofhiscraft.

Youmustunderstandthatinsomecaseswhensomeoneiscuredaftervistingsoothsayers,astrologersorfortunetellers,thisdoesnot
provetheirvalidity.

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Disbelievers,forexample,mayvisittheidolsthattheyworshipandsupplicatetothemthenwhattheyaskthemoccursbyAllahsLeave
andWisdom(glorybetoHim),orbytheaidsofdevils,andthisisatrialforthatperson.Indeed,theidolandhisfellowjinnididnotdo
anythingbutallthathappenedwasthatthepreordainmentagreedwiththerequestofthatperson.Thesickpersonwhocametothe
idolseekingitshelporslaughteredforitmayreturnhealedandthisisatrialfromAllahforhim,ashealingneverhappenedatthe
handoftheidol,thejinni,thesorcerer,oranyoneelsebutAllah.Thus,theyworshipidolsowingtothesethingsthatmakepeople
worshipothersbesideAllah.

Thewisepersonshouldnotbedeceivedbywhathappensatthehandsofastrologers,soothsayers,fortunetellers,orevensorcerers
butshouldkeepawayfromthemanddistrustthem.Itisreportedthat AllahsMessenger(peacebeuponhim)wasaskedaboutAl
Nashrah(itistoremovethesorcerybysorcery).Hereplied,ItisamongtheactsofSatan. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)here
declaresthatremovingsorceryatthehandsofasorcererisanactofSatanasthesorcerercouldnotcarrythisoutexceptthrough
supplicatingotherthanAllah,seekinghelpfromotherthanAllah,andcommittingtheprohibitedacts.However,itispermissibleto
removesorcerybylawfulmedicinesandtheRuqyah(recitingQur'anandsupplicationsoverthesickasacure)andsupplicationsby
specializeddoctorsandreciterswhoareknownfortheirsoundcreed.ThereisnoharminthisasindicatedbytheauthenticSunnahof
theProphet(peacebeuponhim).Itisreportedthatthisispermissibleaccordingtohisstatementssuchas, OAllah'sservants!Treat
yourselvesmedically,butusenothingunlawful TheProphet(mayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponhim)alsosays: Thereisno
diseasethatAllahhascreatedexceptthatHealsohascreateditstreatmentthatmaybeknowntosomepeopleandunknownto
others. TheProphet(mayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponhim)alsosays: Thereisnoharminincantationswhichdonotinvolve
polytheism. TherearemanyHadithsinthisregard.AllahistheOneWhograntsuccess.

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Questionsandanswersonsorcery,soothsaying,astrology,andsoon

WhoareAlRammaloun?

Q1:WhoareAlRammaloun?

A : Theyarethosepeoplewhoplaywithdustanddrawlinesonit.Sometimes,theyput
cowries,stones,andthelikeontheselinesallegingthatsomethingwillhappeninthisplace
oratthattime.Theymakeafoolofpeopleandclaimthatthisisakindofdivineknowledge
butthisisfalse.Therefore,itisnotpermissibletoacknowledgetheiractorbelievethem.
Rulersshouldpreventthosepeoplefromdoingsuchthingsandpunishtheminaccordance
withtheexaltedShari`ah(IslamicLaw).ItisreliablyreportedbyAlImamAhmad(mayAllah
confermercyuponhim)withaHasanIsnad(aHadithwhoseIsnadcontainsanarratorwith
weakexactitudebutisfreefromeccentricityorblemish)thattheProphet(peacebeupon
him)said, Verily,`Iyafah,Tarq,andevilomensareJibt(ofnoavail). `Iyafahreferstodrivingbirdsasakind
ofaugury.ItispracticedbytheArabsduringthepreIslamicperiodofignorance.`Iyafah
includesotheractssuchaspredictionofthingstohappenwhenseeingcertainbirdssuchasa
croworadeformedbird,animal,orperson.Inthiscase,theywouldseethisasanevilomen
andwouldnotaccomplishtheiraims.

Tarqreferstodrawinglinesondustorsandormakingholesand,attimes,puttinginthe
holescertainthingssuchascowries,stones,orseedsclaimingthatthiswillcausethe
occurrenceofsuchandsuch.

Jibtreferstoeveryuselessthing.Italsoreferstoidols,sorcery,andanythingthathasno
good.

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Whatisthemeaningofthephrase"Illaraqmanfithawbi.e.exceptadesigninagarment",
narratedintheHadith?

Q2:AHadithiscitedinsomeofyourbooksonthelegaldecisionsofpicturesthatcontain
'"Illaraqmanfithawb',wouldyoupleaseexplainthisphrase.

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A : Thescholars(mayAllahbemercifulwiththem)statethattheword'Raqmi.e.design'
referstotwomeanings:

First,itisanimagefoundonacarpetorsomethingsimilarsuchascushions,whicharetreated
inadisrespectfulfashion.Inthiscase,itispermissibletopossessthembecausetheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)allowedtousesuchthingsbutmakingpicturesisimpermissible.

Second,itisthepatternsfoundonapieceofclothwithoutpictures.Thepatternsonclothes
arepermissibleastheydonotcomeundertherulingofimages.Theimagesofanimatebeings
suchashumansorothersareprohibited.ItisauthenticallyreportedthattheProphet(peace
beuponhim) enteredinto`Aishah'sroomandfoundaclothwithanimage.Hegotupsetandtoreitsaying,'themakersof
theseimageswillbepunishedontheDayofResurrection.Itwillbesaidtothem,'Breathelifeintowhatyouhavecreated.`Aishah
said,'ItookitandturneditintotwopillowsonwhichtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)usedtoreclineathome.' Moreover,itis
narratedby A lNasa'iythroughanauthenticIsnadontheauthorityofAbuHurayrah(mayAllahbe
pleasedwithhim) thattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)wastomeetJibril(Gabriel,peacebeuponhim).Thetimebecame
duebutJibrildidnotcome.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)wentouttowaitforhim.Jibriltoldhimthattherewereinyourhouse
statues,acurtainwithimagesonit,andadog.Tellsomeonetocutofftheheadofthestatue,soitwilllooklikeatreetellsomeone
totearupthecurtainandmakeitintofloorcushionsthatwillbesteppedonandtellsomeonetoputthedogoutside.TheMessenger
ofAllah(peacebeuponhim)didthatandJibrilenteredthehouse.AbuHurayrahadded,thedogwasunderthecouchandwas
admittedtothehouseinthecompanyofAlHasanorAlHusayn

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DoesamagiciancharmtheeyesoftheaudienceordoeshisSihr(sorcery)gobeyondthis?

Q3:WeheardthatticksarepartofSihr,asthosewhopullcarswiththeirhair.Doesa
sorcereronlybewitchtheeyesoftheaudiencewhositwithhimorhisSihrexceedstoinclude
theeyesofthosewhodonotattendtheshow?Indeed,wewatchonTVthosewhopull

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acarwiththeirhairormouth.Wearenotwiththemandareawayfromtheirsorcery.What
doesthismean?MayAllahrewardyou!

A : SorcerersbewitchtheaudiencewhowitnesstheirSihr.Theremaybedevilsthatassist
themintheirSihrbuttheaudiencecannotseethatbecausedevilscanseeusbutwecannot
seethem.Trickingtheeyesispartoftheirsleightofhandsuchaspullingoutabirdfromtheir
pockets,mouths,eggs,andsoon.ThiskindofSihronlybewitchespeople'seyesbutthe
realityisdifferent.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)saysaboutthesorcerersofPharaoh
inSurahAlA`raf: He[Ms(Moses)]said:"Throwyou(first)."Sowhentheythrew,theybewitchedtheeyesofthepeople,
andstruckterrorintothem,andtheydisplayedagreatmagic. Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosaysinSurahTaHa:
Theysaid:"OMs(Moses)!Eitheryouthrowfirstorwebethefirsttothrow?" [Ms(Moses)]said:"Nay,throwyou(first)!"Then
behold!theirropesandtheirsticks,bytheirmagic,appearedtohimasthoughtheymovedfast.

Pullingheavythingswithapieceortwoofone'shairmayalsobeaformofsorcerythatis
donebythehelpofSatanwhilepeoplecannotsee.Indeed,theypulltheseheavymattersand
helphimbecausedevilshaveotherwayswithwhichAllah(ExaltedbeHe)enabledthem
withoutbeingseen.Theydothesamethingtohelptheirhumansupporters.Allah(MayHebe
GlorifiedandExalted)says: OChildrenofAdam!LetnotShaitn(Satan)deceiveyou,ashegotyourparents[Adamand
Haww(Eve)]outofParadise,strippingthemoftheirraiments,toshowthemtheirprivateparts.Verily,heandQabluhu(hissoldiers
fromthejinnorhistribe)seeyoufromwhereyoucannotseethem.Verily,WemadetheShaytin(devils)Auliy(protectorsand
helpers)forthosewhobelievenot. WeaskAllahforsafety!

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whetheraMuslimcantreatthemselvesbyrecitingtheQuranandbreathingintowater

Q4:CanaMuslimtreatthemselvesbyrecitingtheQuranandthenbreathingintowater?

A : WhenevertheProphet(peacebeuponhim)feltill,heusedtobreatheintohishandsthree
times,recitingSurahAlIkhlasandAlMuawwidhatayn(SurahsAlFalaqandAlNas),andthen
wouldwipehishandseachtimeoverwhateverhecouldofhisbodywhengoingtosleep,
startingwithhishead,face,andchest,asreportedbyAishah(mayAllahbepleasedwithher)in
aHadithSahih(aHadiththathasbeentransmittedbypeopleknownfortheiruprightnessand
exactitudefreefromeccentricityandblemish).AlsowhentheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
wasill,Jibril(Gabriel)recitedRuqyah(Quranandsupplicationsrecitedoverthesickseeking
healing)overwater,saying: IntheNameofAllah,IreciteRuqyahoveryou(tohealor
protectyou)fromeverythingthatisharmingyou,fromtheevilofeverysoulorenviouseye.
MayAllahcureyou.IntheNameofAllah,IreciteRuqyahoveryou.Herepeatedthisthree
times.ItispermissibleandbeneficialtorecitethisRuqyah.

TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)recitedoverwaterwhenThabitibnQays(mayAllahbepleased
withhim)fellsick,andheorderedthatthewaterbepouredoverhim.ThisisreportedbyAbu
DawudinthechapteronmedicinewithagoodSanad(chainofnarrators).Thereareothertypes
ofRuqyahthatwereusedduringthetimeoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim).Onofthem
wasthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isreportedtohaverecitedRuqyahoversomesick
peoplesaying, OAllah!Removethesuffering,OLordofmankind,andheal,asYouaretheHealer.Thereisnohealingbut
YourHealing,ahealingthatleavesnoailment.

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Freewillversusdeterminism

Q5:arehumanlivesdeterminedordotheyhavefreewill?

A : Everyhumanhasadeterminedfate,ispreparedfor,andalsohasthepowertofreely
choosebetweenalternativesthus,humansarebothfatedandtheyareprepared(forthatfor
whichtheyarecreated).TheyaredeterminedbytheQadr(Predestination)ofAllah,asAllah
(mayHebePraisedandExalted)determinedthedestinationofeverything50,000years
beforeHecreatedtheheavensandtheearth.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)predestined
everythingandpossessesforeknowledgeofallthatistohappenAllah(ExaltedbeHe)says:
Verily,WehavecreatedallthingswithQadar(DivinePreordainmentsofallthingsbeforetheircreationaswrittenintheBookof
DecreesAlLauhAlMahfz).

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Allah(mayHebePraised)alsosays: NocalamitybefallsontheearthorinyourselvesbutitisinscribedintheBookof
Decrees(AlLauhAlMahfz)beforeWebringitintoexistence. AndHe(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: No
calamitybefalls,butbytheLeave[i.e.DecisionandQadar(DivinePreordainments)]ofAllh

AllthingsareforeknownandpreordainedbyAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe).Everyhuman
ispredestinedandthepathtowardsthatforwhichtheyarecreatedismadeeasyforthem,as
Allah(mayHebePraised)says: HeitisWhoenablesyoutotravelthroughlandandsea Allah(mayHebe
Praised)alsosays: Asforhimwhogives(incharity)andkeepshisdutytoAllhandfearsHim, AndbelievesinAlHusn.
Wewillmakesmoothforhimthepathofease(goodness). Buthewhoisgreedymiserandthinkshimselfselfsufficient. And
TheProphet(peace
beliesAlHusn(SeethefootnoteoftheVerseNo.6) Wewillmakesmoothforhimthepathforevil.
beuponhim)said, Verily,AllahdecreedthedestiniesofallcreatedbeingsfiftythousandsyearsbeforeHecreatedthe
heavensandtheearth,andHisThronewasuponthewater. (RelatedbyMusliminhis"Sahih[BookofAuthentic
Hadith]")

OneofthesixpillarsofIman(Faith)istobelieveinQadr(Predestination),whetheritisgood
orbad.Humans,fromthisstandpoint,arebothpredestinedandpreparedforwhattheyare
createdfor,asdeterminedbytheQadrofAllah,andtheycanneverstepoutsidetheDecreeof
Allah,asAllah(mayHebePraised)says: HeitisWhoenablesyoutotravelthroughlandandsea Humans
alsohavefreewillinthesensethatAllahgrantedthemamind,will,andvolitionevery
humanbeingisabletoreason,exceptthosewhohavebeendeprived,suchasthementallyill,
butthebasisistheabilitytoreason.Anyonewhohastheabilitytoreasonisapersonoffree
willwhocanchooseeithertodogoodordoevil.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: Towhomsoeveramong
youwhowillstowalkstraight. Andyoucannotwillunless(itbe)thatAllhwillstheLordoftheAlamn(mankind,jinnandallthat
exists). AndHe(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Youdesirethegoodofthisworld(i.e.themoneyofransomfor
freeingthecaptives),butAllhdesires(foryou)theHereafter.

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HumanshaveawillandvolitiontheyarethetruedoersoftheiractionsandAllahisthe
Creatoroftheiractions.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: AllhisWellAcquaintedwithwhatyoudo. He(may
HebePraised)alsosays: Verily,AllhisAllAwareofwhattheydo. AndHe(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays: He
isWellAcquaintedwithwhatyoudo. Everyhumanistodo,makeandwork,andAllah(ExaltedbeHe)is
theirCreatorandtheCreatoroftheirdeeds,makingsandactions.Allah(GlorifiedandExalted
beHe)says: Sowhosoeverwill(lethimreadit),andreceiveadmonition(fromit)! Andtheywillnotreceiveadmonitionunless
Allhwills Allah(mayHebePraised)alsosays: Towhomsoeveramongyouwhowillstowalkstraight. Andyou
cannotwillunless(itbe)thatAllhwillstheLordoftheAlamn(mankind,jinnandallthatexists). Everyhumanbeinghas
volition,will,actions,makingsandhasfreedomofchoice,andisthereforeMukallaf(held
legallyaccountablefortheiractions).TheyarecommandedtoobeyAllahandHisMessenger
andtorefrainfromwhattheyforbade.Theyarecommandedtoperformtheobligationsand
leavetheprohibited.TheyarecommandedtobejustwiththeirfellowMuslimsandtoavoid
oppressingthem.Theyhavebeencommandedtodothesemattersandgiventheability,
choice,andwilltocarrythemout.Sotheycaneitherbeworshippersandfasters,ortheycan
beadulterers,thievesetc.,andthesameappliestoeveryaction,suchastheycaneatand
theycandrink.

Theyareresponsibleforallofthesethings,becausetheyhavethepowerofwillandchoice.
TheyhavefreewillinthesensethatAllahhasgrantedthemreasoning,will,volition,and
powerofaction.Sohumansarebothfatedandfreewilledfatedinthesensethattheirlives
aredeterminedbyQadr,sowhentheyfacewhathasbeenpredestinedforthem,theyshould
say: "Truly!ToAllhwebelongandtruly,toHimweshallreturn." Iftheyareafflictedbysomethingthatthey
hateandsay:"AllahhasdecreedandwhatHewillsHedoes,"theywillconsolethemselvesby
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Theymuststruggleagainstthemselvesandholdthemselvesresponsibleforperformingwhat
AllahhasobligatedandavoidingwhatHehasprohibited.TheyshouldmaintaintheAmanah
(trust),preservetherightsofothers,andofferadvicetoeveryMuslim.Humansareprepared
forthepaththeywilltakefromtheaspectofbeinggovernedbyPredestination,andtheyare
freetowillandchoosefromtheaspectofbeinggivenbyAllahthepowerofreason,will,
volitionandchoice.IthasbeenauthenticallyreportedfromtheMessengerofAllah(peacebe
uponhim)thathesaid: Thereisnoneamongyou,notacreatedsoul,butiswrittenforititsplaceinParadiseorHell,and
iswrittenwhetheritiswretchedorblissful.Amansaid,OMessengerofAllah!Shouldwerelyonourbook(ofdestiny)andgiveup
doinggoodsowhoeveramongusistobehappy(intheHereafter),willendupatthedeedsoftheblissfulpeopleandwhoever
amongusistobewretched,willendupatthedeedsofthewretchedpeople.He(peacebeuponthem)said,Dodeeds,forevery
personisprepared(forthepaththeytake)asfortheblissfulpeople,itismadesmoothforthemthepathtothedeedsoftheblissful
peopleandasforthewretchedpeople,itismadesmoothforthemthepathtothedeedsofthewretchedpeople.Thenhe(peacebe
uponhim)recitedtheSayingofAllah(mayHebeExalted): Asforhimwhogives(incharity)andkeepshisdutytoAllhandfears
Him, AndbelievesinAlHusn. Wewillmakesmoothforhimthepathofease(goodness). Buthewhoisgreedymiserand
thinkshimselfselfsufficient. AndbeliesAlHusn(SeethefootnoteoftheVerseNo.6) Wewillmakesmoothforhimthepathfor
evil.

TherearemanyAyahs(Quranicverses)andHadiththathavebeenreportedtothateffectand
theyallindicatewhatwehavesaid.AndAllahAlonegrantssuccess.

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DestinyofthosewhodiewithouthearingaboutIslamontheDayofResurrection

Q6:WhatisthedestinyofapersonwhodieswithouteverhearingaboutorknowingofIslam
ontheDayofResurrection?

A:TherulingonthesepeopleisthesameasthatonAhlulFatrah(thosetowhomDawahhas
notreachedinanuncorruptedmanner),whodiedwithoutreceivingtheMessagebroughtby
theMessengers(peacebeuponthem).ItwasauthenticallyreportedinaHadithSahih(a
Hadiththathasbeentransmittedbypeopleknownfortheiruprightnessandexactitudefree
fromeccentricityandblemish)thattheywillbetestedontheDayofResurrection.Thosewho
passthetestwillenterJannah(Paradise)andthosewhofailitbydisobeyingAllahwillenter
theFire.ThepeoplewhohavenotreceivedDawah(thecalltoIslam)includethosewhohave
beenraisedinanignorantsocietyfarawayfromMuslims,suchasthoselivinginourtimein
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Muslims,orinanyotherremotepartsoftheworldtowhichthemessageofIslamhasnot
reached.ThesepeoplewillbetestedontheDayofResurrection,andAllahwillcommand
themtodocertainactionsandforbidthemfromothers.Thosewhoobeythecommandswill
enterJannah,andthosewhodisobeywillentertheFire.ThegreatscholarIbnAlQayyim(may
Allahbemercifulwithhim)elucidatedonthispointattheendofhisbook:"TariqAlHijratayn
(ThePathoftheTwoMigrations)"undertheheading:"TabaqatAlMukallafin(Levelsofthose
meetingtheconditionstobeheldlegallyaccountablefortheiractions)".Heexplainedthe
viewsheldbythescholarsandmentionedtheHadiththathavebeennarratedinthisregard.

AsforthosepeoplewhodieneverhavingreceivedDawah,duetolivingfarawayfrom
Muslims,oradultswhowerementallyillorretardedwhohadnoabilitytoreason,orchildren
ofMushriks(thosewhoassociatesotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship)whodieyoung,
accordingtooneopinionofthescholars,theywillallbetestedontheDayofResurrection.
ThoseofthemwhoobeywillenterJannah,andthosewhodisobeywillentertheFire.Weask
Allahtograntussafety.

However,thecorrectviewregardingthechildrenoftheMushrikswhodieyoung,before
reachingtheageofTaklif(legalaccountabilityforactions),isthattheywillenterJannah,
accordingtotheSahihHadiththathavebeenreportedinthisregard.

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Therulingonplayingcardsandchess

Q7:Whatistherulingonplayingcardsandchess?

A : Thiskindofamusementisforbidden,becauseitdistractspeopleawayfromthe
remembranceofAllah(ExaltedbeHe).Thisiswellknowntothescholars,sincethisplaying
distractsandpreventsgoodness,causesrivalryandgreatevilamongtheplayers,andmay
causethemtoneglectthereligiousdutiesthatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)hasordained.

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Rulingonsmokingcigarettesorahookah

Q8:Whatistherulingonsmokingcigarettesorahookah?

A : TherulingisthattheyareHaram(prohibited),becausetheyarenoxiousandveryharmful.
Allah(mayHebePraised)madegoodthingslawfulforHisServants,andprohibitedthemfrom
takingevil,noxiousthings.

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Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)saidtoHisProphet(peacebeuponhim): Theyaskyou(O
Muhammad)whatislawfulforthem(asfood).Say:"LawfuluntoyouareAtTayyibt[allkindofHall(lawful
good)foodswhichAllhhasmadelawful(meatofslaughteredeatableanimals,milkproducts,fats,vegetablesandfruits)]. Allah
(ExaltedbeHe)describedthedutyofHisProphet(peacebeuponhim)saying: heallowsthemas
lawfulAtTayyibt(i.e.allgoodandlawfulasregardsthings,deeds,beliefs,persons,foods),andprohibitsthemasunlawfulAl
Khabith(i.e.allevilandunlawfulasregardsthings,deeds,beliefs,personsandfoods)

Smokingofanytypeisnoxiousandcontainsagreatdealofharmitisthereforenot
consideredtobeamongthegoodthingsthatAllahhasmadelawful.

Itisobligatorythatpeopleshouldstopsmokingandbeawareofthis.Theyshouldstruggle
withthemselvesinthismatter,becausethesoulsofpeoplehavenaturalinclinationtowards
evil,exceptthosetowhomAllahhasshownmercy.Therefore,atrueMumin(believer)should
strivehardwiththemselvestostopdoingthisandwhateverelseharmsthem.

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Rulingonwearinggoldorgoldlikewatches

Q9:Isitpermissibletoweargoldorgoldcoloredwatches?

A : Itispermissibleforwomentowearthem,butitisnotpermissibleformen,ifthewatchis
goldorgoldplated,becausetheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, GoldandsilkareHalal(lawful)for
thewomenofmyUmmah(nationbasedononecreed),andHaram(prohibited)foritsmen.

Asforwatchesthatappeartobegoldbutarenotgold,itispreferableformentoavoidthem,
toavoidbeingaccusedofcontraveningAllahsPurifiedShar(Law).

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ThebestknowledgeforrefinementofthesoulinthislifeandtheHereafter

Q10:WhatisthebestknowledgeaMuslimisobligedtolearntorefineandpurifytheirsoulin
thislifeandtheHereafter?

A : thebestofknowledgeaMuslimshouldlearntorefineandpurifytheirsoulistawhid(belief
intheOnenessofAllah/monotheism)

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andobedienceofAllahandHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim).Thebasisofthisisbeliefin
AllahAlone,sinceritytoHim,andrealizationofthemeaningof:"LailahaillaAllah(Thereis
nodeitybutAllah)."ThisisdonethroughpureandsincerededicationofIbadah(worship)to
AllahAlone,abandoningtheworshipofotherthanHim,performingalldeedssincerelytoHim
Alone,andfulfillingtheenjoineddutiessuchasthefundamentalpillarsofIslam:Salah
(Prayer),Zakah(obligatorycharity),etc.alongwithavoidingallthatAllahhasdeclaredas
prohibited.Thismustbetranslatedintoethicalbehaviorwithpeople,showingleniency,
patience,generosity,kindnessandnonharm.Thisishowatruebelievershouldbe,asthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)said, AlBirr(righteousness,piety,goodness,obedience)isgoodmanners. The
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid, IguaranteeahouseintheenvironsofJannah(Paradise)foronewhogives
uparguing,eveniftheyarerightandahouseinthemiddleofJannahforonewhogivesuplying,eveniftheyarejokingandahouse
inthehighestofJannahforonewhoisgoodmannered.

Leniency,generosity,kindness,virtuousness,hasteningtodogood,avoidingmisdeeds,and
beingkeentobenefitothers,aregreatmannersthatrefineandpurifysouls.Allah(Glorified
andExaltedbeHe)says: Indeedhesucceedswhopurifieshisownself(i.e.obeysandperformsallthatAllhordered,by
followingthetrueFaithofIslmicMonotheismandbydoingrighteousgooddeeds). Inotherwords,byobeyingAllah
andHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim),followingtheShariah(Islamiclaw),andbenefitting
peopleandbeingmercifultothem. Andindeedhefailswhocorruptshisownself(i.e.disobeyswhatAllhhasordered
byrejectingthetrueFaithofIslmicMonotheismorbyfollowingpolytheismorbydoingeverykindofevilwickeddeeds).

AllahAlonegrantssuccess!

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Commentsontheviewsofscholarswhoparticipatedinthesymposiumon:

SorcerersandCharlatans

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HisEminenceShaykhAbdulAzizibnAbdullahibnBaz,Mufty(Islamicscholarqualifiedtoissuelegalopinions)of
theKingdomofSaudiArabia,andChairpersonoftheCouncilofSeniorScholarsandtheAdministrationof
ScholarlyResearchandIfta,commentedontheopinionsofscholarswhoparticipatedinthesymposiumheld
attheMasjidofImam:TurkyibnAbdullahinRiyadh,onSorcerersandCharlatans.Hesaid:

Wealllistenedtothatgreat,beneficial,andblessedsymposiumonsorceryandsorcerers,whichwas
presentedbytheirEminencesShaykhYusufibnMuhammadAlMutlaq,ShaykhIbrahimibnAbdullahAlGhayth,and
Shaykh UmaribnSa udAl Id.Theywereveryproficient,beneficial,andclearonthesubjectofsorceryand
sorcerers,theirdangerousactivitiesanddeviantpaths,andalsoabouttheirgreatharm.Theyalsoexplained
someremediesandprotectionsfromtheirevil.MayAllahblessthemwithgoodanddoubletheirreward,
andgrantusmoreknowledge,guidance,success,andhelpusbenefitfromwhatwelistentoandlearn.

Thereisnodoubtthattheevilofsorceryconstitutesagreatharmanddanger.Sorcerershaveexistedsincea
longtimetheyexistedatthetimeofFirawn(Pharaoh),whosoughttheirhelptofighttheteachingsofMusa
(Moses,peacebeuponhim).Hesummonedthemforthatpurpose,butAllahthwartedtheirplotand
grantedMusavictoryoverthemandguidedthesorcerers,whosubmittedtoAllah(becameMuslims)when
theysawthegreatandwondroussignsthatMusa(peacebeuponhim)broughtthem.

Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: AndWerevealedtoMs(Moses)(saying):"Throwyourstick,"andbehold!Itswallowedup
straightawayallthefalsehoodswhichtheyshowed. Thustruthwasconfirmed,andallthattheydidwasmadeofnoeffect.

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AndFir aun(Pharaoh)said:"Bringmeeverywellversedsorcerer." Andwhenthesorcererscame,Ms(Moses)saidtothem:


"Castdownwhatyouwanttocast!" Sotheythrewtheirropesandtheirsticks,andsaid:"BythemightofFiraun(Pharaoh),itiswe
TheaboveAyahs(Quranicverses)showthatwickedFirawnsoughtthehelpofsorceryto
whowillcertainlywin!"
defendhimselfagainstMusa.InSurahTaha,Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Theysaid:"OMs(Moses)!Either
youthrowfirstorwebethefirsttothrow?" [Ms(Moses)]said:"Nay,throwyou(first)!"Thenbehold!theirropesandtheirsticks,
bytheirmagic,appearedtohimasthoughtheymovedfast.

These,andothersimilarAyahs(Quranicverses),makeitclearthatsorceryisarealityandthatsorcerersuse
theirsorceryinawaythatharmspeople.

Itisobligatorythatpeopleshouldbeonguardagainstthemandshouldavoidgoingtothemorbelieving
them.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)istheonlyOneWhoisabletorendertheirpracticesineffectiveand
theycannotbringharmtoanyone,exceptbyAllahsPermission.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says:
buttheycouldnotthusharmanyoneexceptbyAllhsLeave. EverythingisbythePermissionofAllah(Glorifiedand
ExaltedbeHe)thereisnothinginthisworldthatHedoesnotknowabout,asHeistheOneWhoorganizes
allmattersandnothinghappensinHisdominionthatHedoesnotwant.ToAllahbelongsthePerfect
Wisdombehindanygoodorevilthathappensinthisworld.

andWeshallmakeatrialofyouwithevilandwithgood.AndtoUsyouwillbereturned.

ThenobleProphet(peacebeuponhim)warnedagainstsorcerers.

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Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsowarnsagainsttheminHisGloriousBook,whichiswhereHeclarifies
theirevil.He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Say:"Iseekrefugewith(Allh),theLordofthedaybreak, "Fromthe
evilofwhatHehascreated, "Andfromtheevilofthedarkening(night)asitcomeswithitsdarkness(orthemoonasitsetsor
TheAyahsrefertothe
goesaway), "Andfromtheevilofthosewhopractisewitchcraftwhentheyblowintheknots,
sorceresseswhoblowontheknotsandrecitetheirfalsewordsoverthem.Theeffectivenessofwhattheydo
isdependentonAllahsWillitwillcausenothingtohappenifAllahdoesnotwillit.AlNasaynarratedonthe
authorityofAbuHurayrah(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)thattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Anyone
whotiesaknotandblowsonithaspracticedsorceryandwhoeverpracticessorceryhascommittedShirk(associatingotherswith
AllahinHisDivinityorworship).

AllahalsoexplainsaboutsorcererswhenHe(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: TheyfollowedwhattheShaytn
(devils)gaveout(falselyofthemagic)inthelifetimeofSulaimn(Solomon).Sulaimndidnotdisbelieve,buttheShaytn(devils)
disbelieved,teachingmenmagic HeequatesteachingandlearningsorcerywithKufr(disbelief).Allah(mayHebe
Praised)says: andsuchthingsthatcamedownatBabylontothetwoangels,HrtandMrt,butneitherofthesetwo(angels)
taughtanyone(suchthings)tilltheyhadsaid,Weareonlyfortrial,sodisbelievenot(bylearningthismagicfromus). Thisshows
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thatlearningitconstitutesKufr. buttheycouldnotthusharmanyoneexceptbyAllhsLeave. SowhoeverAllahwants
tobeharmedbyitwillbe. Andtheylearnthatwhichharmsthemandprofitsthemnot. Itsharmisgreatandwetake
refugewithAllahfromit. Andindeedtheyknewthatthebuyersofit(magic)wouldhavenoshareintheHereafter. This
meansthatthoseinvolvedinitwillhavenoshareofgoodnessintheHereafterweaskAllahsProtection
fromthat! Andhowbadindeedwasthatforwhichtheysoldtheirownselves,iftheybutknew.

Allah(mayHebePraised)thensays: Andiftheyhadbelieved,andguardedthemselvesfromevilandkepttheirdutyto
Allh,farbetterwouldhavebeentherewardfromtheirLord,iftheybutknew! ThisshowsthatsorceryopposesIman
(Faith)andTaqwa(fearingAllahasHeshouldbefeared).Thereasonforitisthatpeopleattainmagicby
worshippingthedevilsanddrawingneartothembysacrificinganimalstothem,makingvowstothem,
prostratingthemselvestothem,andotheracts.

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ThesorcerersdrawneartothedevilsbytheirworshipoftheminsteadofAllah,sotheyassistthemin
inflictingharmtopeopleforworldlygains.

ItisobligatoryoneveryMuslimtobewareofthemandnotconsultthem.ItisreportedthattheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)includedsorceryamongtheSevenDestructiveSins.ItisnarratedintheTwoSahih
(authentic)BooksofHadith(i.e.AlBukhariandMuslim)thathe(peacebeuponhim)said, AvoidtheSeven
DestructiveSins.Wesaid,OMessengerofAllah!Whatarethey?He(peacebeuponhim)said,Shirk,witchcraft,killingasoulthat
Allahhasforbiddentobekilledexceptforjustcause,consumingRiba(interest/usury),consuminganorphanswealth,fleeingfromthe
battlefield,andaccusingchasteinattentivebelievingwomen. TheworstisShirkandthensorcery,andsorceryispartof
Shirk,becauseitcanonlybeattainedbyworshippingthedevilsanddrawingneartothembyofferingthem
sacrifices,vowingbythem,prostratingthemselvestothem,andthelike.

Thesorcerytheypracticecanbecreationofillusions,althoughtheshaykhsdidnotrefertothis.However,
Allahexplainedthatsorcererscreateillusionstofooltheeyeintoseeingsomething.InSurahTaha,Allah
(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)states: theirsticks,bytheirmagic,appearedtohimasthoughtheymovedfast. Theyused
trickerywhenthrowingtheirropestomakepeoplebelievethattheywereseeingmovingsnakesorsticks.
WhenMusa(peacebeuponhim)threwhisstick,itdevouredtheirropesandsticks.Whenthesorcererssaw
thistheybelievedinMusa(peacebeuponhim)andfelldowninprostration,asbelieversinhisMessage.
AndwhenFirawnthreatenedthem,theypaidhimnoheed: Theysaid:"Wepreferyounotoverwhathavecometousof
theclearsignsandtoHim(Allh)Whocreatedus.Sodecreewhateveryoudesiretodecree,foryoucanonlydecree(regarding)this
lifeoftheworld. "VerilywehavebelievedinourLord,thatHemayforgiveusourfaults,andthemagictowhichyoudidcompelus.
AndAllhisbetterasregardsrewardincomparisontoyour[Firauns(Pharaoh)]reward,andmorelasting(asregardspunishmentin
comparisontoyourpunishment)."

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Thismeansthatsorcerersmayusemanymeanstoalterreality,byAllahsLeave,suchasfood,drink,etc.
Theymayuseillusionandtrickerysoviewersmayseewhatisunrealornotactuallyasitis,suchasseeinga
ropeorastickaslivingandmovingorbirds,snakes,orscorpionscomingoutofasorcerersmouth,
althoughthisisnottrue.Alltheseareillusionsthathavebeencreatedthroughtrickery.Amongtheir
practicesisthattheymaydeceiveamanintoimaginingthathiswifeisugly,sothathehatesher,ora
womanintoimaginingthatherhusbandisuglywhenheapproacheshersoshehateshim,andothersuch
likeacts.AllthisisKufr(disbelief)alltheirwitchcraftisKufr,whethertheirdevilishworkstheyusetoharm
peopleortheillusionstheycreatetodeceivepeopleintoseeingthingsnotastheyreallyare.Examplesof
thisarewhentheymakepeopleappeartobehatefulcreatures,makeawifeseeherhusbandasblack
althoughheiswhite,orthatherhusbandissick,etc.Theymakethembelievethattheyarelikethisorlike
thatduetotheirsorcerytosowtheseedsofhatred,enmity,andseparation.

ItisobligatoryoneveryMuslimtoavoidthesepeopleandnotconsultthem.IheardShaykhUmartalking
aboutthesignsthatdistinguishthem,suchastheiraskingthepeoplewhogotothemabouttheirmothers,
whotheyare,andwhethersuchandsuchathinghappenedtothemyearsago,whichtheJinnhave
informedthemof.Theseareamongthesignsthatindicatethattheyaresorcerersorsoothsayers.A
soothsayer,accordingtotheArabs,isapersonwhohascompanionsfromamongtheJinnwhoinformthem
ofsomethingsthathappen.AsforGhayb(Unseen),itisknowntononebutAllah.Allah(mayHebe
Praised)says: Say:"NoneintheheavensandtheearthknowstheGhaib(Unseen)exceptAllh,norcantheyperceivewhenthey
shallberesurrected." Theyeventstheytell,whichoccurredtotheirmothersorthem,haveactuallyhappened.

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Thedevilslearnaboutthemandinformthemtothesorcerer,whointurntellsthemtothesickperson.The
sickperson,outofignorance,maythinkthatthesorcererhasknowledgeandthathecantreattheirillness
andtheycantrusthiswords.

Itisobligatorythatpeopleshouldbewarnedofthisandtheyshouldnotconsultsorcerers,soothsayers,or
astrologers.Theyshouldneitherconsultthemnorbelievewhattheysay.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
said, Anyonewhogoestoadivinerandasksthemaboutsomething,theirSalah(Prayers)willnotbeacceptedforfortynights.
WorsestillaretheconsequencesofbelievingwhattheysaytheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Anyone
whogoestoasoothsayeroradivinerandbelievesinwhattheysayhasdisbelievedinwhatwasrevealedtoMuhammad. Anyone
whobelievesintheirclaimsofpossessingknowledgeoftheGhaybhascommittedKufr.Theyonlyinformof
thingsthathaveactuallyhappened,asknowledgeofGhaybbelongstoAllahAlone.Whatshallhappenis www.ircpk.com
onlyknowntoAllah.Theyonlytellyouofthingsthathavehappenedtoyou,yourmother,yourfather,your
brother,ortosoandsotowinpeopleover.

M umins(believers)must,infactitisadutythattheyshouldavoidthesepeopleandnotconsultthem.They
shouldfortifythemselvesbyconstantlyrecitingShar y(Islamicallylawful)supplicationsandAdhkar
(invocationsandRemembrancessaidatcertaintimesonaregularbasis)andkeepingawayfromthe
superstitionsofsorcerersandcharlatans.AnyonewhoholdsfasttoAllah,Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)
willbesufficientprotectionforthem,butmostpeoplearenotconcernedwithSharyinvocationsorthe
Q u ran,norwiththeteachingsoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim),sothedevilsfindawaytoinfluence
them,confusethemandmakefalsehoodseemattractivetothemduetotheirignoranceandrenunciationof
good.Allah(mayHebePraised)says: AndwhosoeverturnsawayblindlyfromtheremembranceoftheMostGracious
(Allh)(i.e.thisQurnandworshipofAllh),WeappointforhimShaitan(Satandevil)tobeaQarn(acompanion)tohim. In
anotherAyah,Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)states: AndifanevilwhispercomestoyoufromShaitn(Satan),
thenseekrefugewithAllh.Verily,HeisAllHearer,AllKnower.

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TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)informedusthatrecitingthelasttwoAyahsofSurahAlBaqarahatnightis
enoughprotectionforaMuslim.TheAyahsread: TheMessenger(Muhammad)believesinwhathas
beensentdowntohimfromhisLord,and(sodo)thebelievers.EachonebelievesinAllh,HisAngels,HisBooks,andHis
Messengers.(Theysay),"WemakenodistinctionbetweenoneanotherofHisMessengers"andtheysay,"Wehear,andweobey.
(Weseek)YourForgiveness,ourLord,andtoYouisthereturn(ofall)." Allhburdensnotapersonbeyondhisscope.Hegets
rewardforthat(good)whichhehasearned,andheispunishedforthat(evil)whichhehasearned."OurLord!Punishusnotifwe
forgetorfallintoerror,ourLord!LaynotonusaburdenlikethatwhichYoudidlayonthosebeforeus(JewsandChristians)our
Lord!Putnotonusaburdengreaterthanwehavestrengthtobear.PardonusandgrantusForgiveness.Havemercyonus.Youare
ourMaul(Patron,SupporterandProtector,etc.)andgiveusvictoryoverthedisbelievingpeople."

ItisrelatedintheTwoSahih(authentic)BooksofHadith(i.e.AlBukhariandMuslim)thattheProphet(peace
beuponhim)said, AnyonewhorecitesthesetwoAyahsattheendofSurahAlBaqarahatnighttheywillsufficethem. This
meansthattheywillsufficientlyprotectagainstallevil.IfyouhavetrueIman(Faith),Allahwillgrantyouthe
benefitfromlawfulinvocations.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)alsoinformedusthatifsomeonerecites
SurahAlIkhlasandAlM u awwidhatayn(SurahsAlFalaqandAlNas)threetimesinthemorningandthe
eveningtheywillbeprotectedagainsteveryevil,andalsoiftheyrecitethemwhengoingtosleep.The
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)usedtorecitetheseSurahswhenhewenttosleep.He(peacebeuponhim)
wouldblowintohiscuppedhandsandrecitethesethreeSurahsthricewhengoingtosleepandthenhe
wouldrubhishandsasfarashecouldoverhisbody,head,face,andchest.He(peacebeuponhim)said
thatthiswillbesufficientagainstanyevil.Whenhe(peacebeuponhim)wasaffectedbysorcery,Aishahsaid
thatheusedtothinkthathehaddonethethingalthoughhehadnotdoneit.SoAllahrevealedthesetwo
Surahs: Say:"Iseekrefugewith(Allh),theLordofthedaybreak, and Say:"Iseekrefugewith(Allh)theLordofmankind,
WhentheProphet(peacebeuponhim)recitedthemwithSurahAlIkhlas: Say(OMuhammad
):"HeisAllh,(the)One. whatevereffectshe(peacebeuponhim)usedtoexperiencedisappeared,and
Allahcuredhimfromthat.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid, Noseekerofrefugecanseekrefugewith
anythinglikethesetwo.

EveryMuslim,manandwoman,isadvisedtorecitethesethreeSurahs,

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SurahsAlIkhlas,Falaq,andNas,inthemorning,evening,andatbedtime.Theycontaingreatgoodand
benefitandsufficeagainsttheevilofsorceryandothermattersifthereciterisatrueMuminwhobelievesin
theWordsofAllahandHisMessenger.ThesameappliesifapersontakesrefugeinAllahsPerfectWords,
saying:"Audhubikalimatillahialtammahminsharrimakhalaq(IseekrefugeinthePerfectWordsofAllah
fromtheevilofthatwhichHehascreated)".TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Ifanyonewhostaysat
someplacesays:IseekrefugeinthePerfectWordsofAllahfromtheevilofthatwhichHehascreated,nothingwillharmthemuntil
theyleavethatplace. Itisbettertosayitthrice.OnceamancametotheProphet(peacebeuponhim)and
said, OMessengerofAllah!Ihavebeenstunglastnight,andIcouldnotsleeptillmorning.He(peacebeuponhim)asked,What
wasthat?Hereplied,Ascorpion.He(peacebeuponhim)said,Hadyousaidintheevening:IseekrefugeinthePerfectWordsof
AllahfromtheevilofthatwhichHehascreated,itwouldnothaveharmedyou.

ItwasauthenticallyreportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Anyonewhosays:IntheNameofAllah,
withWhoseNamenothingontheearthorintheheavencancauseharm,andHeistheAllHearing,theAllKnowing,threetimes,
nothingwillharmthem.

WeadviseeveryonetorecitetheselawfulAdhkarandsupplicationsforrefugeandprotectiontogaingreat
benefitandtoprotectthemselvesfromallkindsofevil.WhatalsohelpstheMuslimsprotectthemselvesis
frequentrecitationoftheQuran,inwhichthereisguidanceandlight.IncreasedreadingoftheQuran
enlightenspeopleandinvitesanddirectsthemtoeverygoodinthislife.RecitetheQuranandreflectonits
meanings,asitcontainsgreatgoodandguidancetothegood,andalsowarnsagainsteveryevil.Allah(may
HebePraised)says: Verily,thisQurnguidestothatwhichismostjustandright Say:Itisforthosewhobelieve,aguide
andahealing." Increaseyourrecitationofitatnightandinthedaytime,foritbringshealingandgreatbenefit.

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TheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)said: RecitetheQuran,asitwillcomeontheDayofResurrectionasanintercessor
forthosewhoreciteit. TheQuranwillguideyoutothemeansofsalvationandtoknowthegooddeedssoyou www.ircpk.com
candothem,andknowtheevildeedssoyoucanavoidthem.Youwillalsoknowthecharacteristicsofthe
believersandtherighteoussoyoucanadoptthemandthecharacteristicsoftheevilonessoyoucanavoid
them.AnothergreatbenefitoftheQuranisthatitinformsyouofthehistoryofthepastnations,andthe
destructiontheybroughtuponthemselvesasaresultoftheirwickeddeeds,tostayonguardagainstthem,
andalsoinformsoftheeverlastingblissthatthebelieversandtheMessengersattainedbyvirtueoftheir
gooddeedssoyoucanemulatethem.ReadthebooksofAdhkarwrittenbyscholars,astheycontaingreat
benefits.IalsocompiledasmallbookthatcontainsbeneficialDuas(supplications)andAdhkar,whichyou
canobtainfromDaru lIfta.Thebookisentitled:"TuhfatAlAkhyarfimayataallaqbilAdiyahwaAl
Adhkar"itisasummaryofwhatisreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)andpreachedbythe
Quran.

A M uminshouldcaretoregularlyrecitethelawfulAdhkarandDuas.Itwasauthenticallyreportedthatthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)said, Anyonewhoeatssevenpresseddatesfirstinthemorningwillnotbeharmedbypoison
orsorceryonthatday. Inanotherversion, ...fromwhatisbetweenits(Madinahs)twolavaplains. Thismeansalldates
o fMadinah,whetherpressedornot,accordingtothereportofMusliminhis"Sahih(BookofAuthentic
Hadith)".ItishopedthatAllahwillbenefituswithalltypesofdates,butthoseofMadinahwerespecifieddue
tothemeritofitsdatesandtheirspecialcharacteristics.WehopethatAllahwillprovidebenefitfromallthe
otherdateswhentheyareeatenfirstinthemorning.ItmaybethattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
mentionedthemduetoaspecialmeritofthedatesofMadinah,butthisdoespreventthepossibilityofgetting
thisbenefitfromotherdatesthanthosespecifiedbytheProphet(peacebeuponhim),asIthinkthatsome
narrationsmentiondateswithoutspecificationofanytype.

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Whatismeantisthatpeopleshouldmakeuseofthemeanstheyhave,themostimportantofwhichis
recitinglawfulAdhkarandsupplicationsforrefugeandprotectionthesearethemostimportantmeans.

ThemostimportantmeansisobeyingAllahandHisMessenger,rightlyfollowingtheDinofAllahand
avoidingsinsthatAllahprohibits,alongwithrecitinglawfulAdhkarandDuas.Thesearethemeansthat
AllahandHisMessengerguidedustoandtheywillsuffice.

Bewareofconsultingsoothsayers,astrologers,sorcerers,ordiviners,oranyoneofthisnature.

Therenoharm,however,inconsultingthosewhoareknownfortheirrighteousnesstoreciteRuqyah
(Quranandsupplicationsrecitedoverthesickseekinghealing).

WeaskAllahtoguideusalltobeneficialknowledgeandrighteousdeeds,grantusandalltheshaykhs
understandingofandadherencetoAllahsDin,protectusfromtheevilswithinoursoulsandourmisdeeds,
andtheevilofeveryevilhumanandJinn.WealsoaskAllah(mayHebePraised)tosetarighttheconditions
ofMuslimseverywhere,grantthemunderstandingoftheDin,appointthebestofthemasrulersoverthem,
andsettheirleadersaright.WealsoseekrefugeinAllahtoprotectusandallMuslimsfrommisguiding
temptationsandtheinsinuationsofthedevils.IalsoaskAllah(mayHebePraised)toguideourMuslim
rulerstowhatisgoodandtosupportthemingoodandgrantthemgoodministers.WeaskAllahtogrant
themguidanceandsuccess,andmakethem,andMuslimDuah(callers)whoinvitepeopletoAllahspathon
clearproof,thesourcesofsupportforHisDin.WealsoseekrefugeinAllahtoprotectthemfromtheevilof
everyevilcreature,asAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)isEverKindandMostGenerous.MayAllahspeace
andblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,andhisfamilyandCompanions!

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HisEminenceansweredtheattendeesquestionsandFatwarequests

Inresponsetothequestionastowhetherthetawbah(repentancetoAllah)ofsorcerersis
validandwhethertheHad(ordainedpunishmentforviolatingAllahsLaw)shouldbecarried
outafterthat

HisEminenceanswered:IfasorcerermakessincereTawbahbetweenthemselvesandAllah,
thiswillhelpthembeforeAllah,forAllahacceptsTawbahfromtheMushriks(thosewho
associateotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship)andothers.Allah(GlorifiedandExalted
beHe)says: AndHeitisWhoacceptsrepentancefromHisslaves Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)also
says: AndallofyoubegAllhtoforgiveyouall,Obelievers,thatyoumaybesuccessful Nevertheless,itwillnotbe
acceptedinthisworld.

Thecorrectscholarlyviewisthattheymustbeexecutedifitisproventoacourtjudgethat
theyareasorcerer,eveniftheydeclaretheirTawbah.TheTawbahtheymakebetween
themselvesandAllahisvalid,ifitissincere,anditwillhelpthembeforeAllah.Butastothe
Shariahruling,theyhavetobeexecuted,aswasorderedbyUmar,whenhecommandedthat
thesorcerersshouldbeexecuted,becausetheyconstituteagreatsourceofevil.Theymaybe
sayingthattheyhaverepented,buttheymaybelyingandharmpeople.Peoplearenotsafe
fromtheirevilbytheTawbahtheyoutwardlydeclare.Sotheymustbeexecuted,andtheir
Tawbah,iftheyaresincereinit,willhelpthembeforeAllah(intheHereafter).

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InresponsetoanotherquestionabouttherulingonofferingFuneralPrayerforsorcerersand
buryingtheminaMuslimgraveyardafterexecutingthem:

A : Iftheyhavebeenexecuted,aFuneralPrayermustnotbeperformedforthemnormusttheybeburiedin
aMuslimgraveyardtheyshouldbeburiedinanonMuslimgraveyard.Sotheymustnotbeburiedina
MuslimgraveyardorhaveaFuneralPrayerheldforthem,normusttheirbodiesbewashedorshrouded.We
askAllahtograntusprotection.

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QuestionsposedtohisEminenceShaykhAbdulAzizibnBazafterhiscommentingonthe
symposium(TypesofSorcery):

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rulingonthinkingthatsorceryisnotharmfulaslongasitdoesnotcauseanyproblems

Q:WhatisYourEminencesopiniononamanwho,afterusingRuqyah(recitingQuranand
sayingsupplicationsoverthesickseekinghealing)feltthatitwasofnobenefittohim,andso
hewenttoasorcerer.Hesaysthatthereisnoharminthisaslongasitdoesnotcausea
problem.

A : sorceryisMunkar(thatwhichisunacceptableordisapprovedofbyIslamiclawandMuslimsofsound
intellect)andconstitutesKufr(disbelief).IfasickpersonisnotcuredthoughrecitationoftheQuranor
medication,theywerenotmeanttobecured,becausenotalltreatmentsbenefitpeopleandgivethe
intendedresult.Allahmaydelaythecureforalongtimeorthepersonmaydiefromtheirillness.Itisnota
conditionoftreatmentthatitmustcurepeople.Itisalsonotavalidexcusetoseekthehelpofsorcerersto
cureanillnessifnoresponseisseentoRuqyah.AMukallaf(personmeetingtheconditionstobeheldlegally
accountablefortheiractions)isorderedtoresortonlytoIslamicallylawfulmeansandforbiddenfromwhat
hasbeenprohibited.AstheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Seektreatment,butdonotseektreatmentwith
anythingHaram(unlawful/prohibited). TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isalsoreportedtohavesaid, Allahhasnot
putyourcureinthatwhichHehasforbiddentoyou.

AllmattersareintheHandsofAllah(mayHebePraised),WhocureswhoeverHewillsanddecreesillness
anddeathforwhoeverHewills.Allah(mayHebePraised)says: AndifAllhtouchesyouwithharm,nonecanremove
itbutHe,andifHetouchesyouwithgood,thenHeisAbletodoallthings. Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays: AndifAllh
touchesyouwithharm,thereisnonewhocanremoveitbutHe,andifHeintendsanygoodforyou,thereisnonewhocanrepelHis
Favour

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Muslimsshouldbepatient,showIhtisab(confidentanticipationofAllahsRecompense),andabidebythe
meansthatAllahhasmadelawfulforthemandavoidwhatAllahprohibited.ThismustbealongsideIman
(Faith)thattheQadr(Predestination)ofAllah(mayHebePraised)isinevitableandthatnothingcanward
offHisJudgment.AsAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Verily,HisCommand,whenHeintendsathing,isonly
thatHesaystoit,"Be!"anditis! Allah(mayHebePraised)alsosays: Andyoucannotwillunless(itbe)thatAllhwills
theLordoftheAlamn(mankind,jinnandallthatexists). TherearemanyAyahstothateffect.

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whethermentioningsorceryafterShirkandpriortomurderindicatesitsgrievousness

Q2:TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)mentionedsorceryinsecondplace,afterShirk
(associatingotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship)andpriortomurder,whichinitselfis
agravesin.He(peacebeuponhim)said, AvoidtheSevenDestructiveSins.Theysaid,OMessengerofAllah!
Whatarethey?He(peacebeuponhim)said,Shirk,witchcraft,killingasoulthatAllahhasforbiddentobekilledexceptforjust
cause,consumingRiba(interest/usury),consuminganorphanswealth,fleeingfromthebattlefield,andaccusingchasteinattentive
believingwomen. Doesthisindicateitsgrievousness,eventhoughmurderismoreatrocious.It
wasreported: They(themurderedvictim)shallcome(ontheDayofResurrection)holdingfasttothemurderer,theirjugular
veinspouringoutblood,andshallsay,OLord!Askthiswhytheykilledme.

A : MurderisnotmoreatrociousthanKufr(disbelief),Kufrisworsethatmurder,becauseanyonewho
commitsKufrwilldwelleternallyintheFireiftheydieinsuchastate.

Althoughmurderisoneofthemajorsins,itisbelowShirk.MurderislessgrievousthanShirk,becausea
Mushrik(onewhoassociatesotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship)willdwellinthefireforeverifthey
diepersistinginit,whereasamurderercanbeforgivenbyAllahformanyreasons.Eveniftheyarecastinto
theFire,theywillnotstaythereeternallytheywillbebroughtoutafterstayingthereforaslongasAllah
wills.TheywillthenenterJannah(Paradise)iftheydidnotregard

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killingaslawfulandtheydieinastateofTawhid(beliefintheOnenessofAllah/monotheism)andIman
(Faith),asisthecasewithalltheotherperpetratorsofmajorsins.Allah(mayHebePraised)says: Verily,
AllhforgivesnotthatpartnersshouldbesetupwithHim(inworship),butHeforgivesexceptthat(anythingelse)towhomHewills

Tosummarize,murderislessgrievousthansorcery,becausesorceryisKufrasorcerercanonlylearn
sorceryafterhavingcommittedKufrandafterworshippingthedevils.ThisiswhyitisassociatedwithShirk.
Aboutsorcerers,Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says: butneitherofthesetwo(angels)taughtanyone(suchthings)tilltheyhad
said,Weareonlyfortrial,sodisbelievenot(bylearningthismagicfromus).

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Islamicwaysforprotectionagainstwitchcraft

Q3:WhatistheIslamicwayofprotectingoneselffromwitchcraft?

A : ToaskAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)forprotectionagainstitandtoseekrefugeinthePerfect
WordsofAllahfromtheevilofwhatHehascreated,bysayingthriceeverydayandnight:Bismillahial
ladhilayadurruma aIsmihishayunwahuwaAlSamiA lAlim(IntheNameofAllah,withWhoseName
nothingontheearthorintheheavencancauseharm,andHeistheAllHearing,theAllKnowing).Thisis
becausetheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Anyonewhosays,'IntheNameofAllah,withWhoseNamenothingonthe
earthorintheheavencancauseharm,andHeistheAllHearing,theAllKnowing,threetimes,nothingwillharmthem.' Likewise,
whenstayingatsomeplace,oneshouldsay: 'IseekrefugeinthePerfectWordsofAllahfromtheevilofwhatHehas
created,'nothingwillharmthemuntiltheyleavethatplace. Thisshouldbethricerepeatedinthemorningand
evening: IseekrefugeinthePerfectWordsofAllahfromtheevilofwhatHehascreated. IntheNameofAllah,withWhose
Namenothingontheearthorintheheavencancauseharm,andHeistheAllHearing,theAllKnowing, Youshouldalsorecite
Ayatu lKursy(theQuranicVerseofAllahsChair,SurahAlBaqarah,2:255)aftereachSalah(Prayer)and
whengoingtosleep.

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AnothermeansofprotectingyourselfistoreciteSurahAlIkhlas,whichreads: Say(OMuhammadpeacebeupon
him):"HeisAllh,(the)One..." andAlMuawwidhatayn(SurahsAlFalaqandAlNas)aftereachSalah,as
theygrantprotection.TheyshouldberecitedthreetimesaftertheFajr(Dawn)andMaghrib(Sunset)
Prayers: Say(OMuhammadpeacebeuponhim):"HeisAllh,(the)One..." andAlMuawwidhatayn.Thiswillalso
grantprotection,alongwithmuchDhikr(RemembranceofAllah),recitationoftheQuran,andaskingAllah
(mayHebePraisedandExalted)toprotectyoufromtheevilofeveryevilcreature.

Anothermeansofprotectionistosay: IseekRefugeinthePerfectWordsofAllahfromeverydevilandvermin,andfrom
everyevileye.IseekrefugeinthePerfectWordsofAllah,whichnorighteousorevilsoulwouldevergobeyond,fromtheevilofwhat
Hehascreated,originatedormadefromtheevilofwhateverdescendsfromtheheavenandwhateverascendstoitfromtheevilof
whateverHehascreatedontheearthandwhatevercomesoutofitfromtheevilsofthetrialsofthenightanddayandfromtheevil
ofeverysuddencomerexceptonewhocomeswithgoodness.OMercifulOne!

TheseareamongthesupplicationsforrefugeandprotectionwithwhichAllahprotectsaMuslimfromevil.

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WhetherHarutandMarutareangelsorhumans

Q4:AreHarutandMarutangelsorhumans?Pleaseexplainthepreponderantopinionofthe
scholarsinthisregard.

A:Thescholarsdifferoverthisissue.Theopinionthatseemsmostcorrectisthattheywereangelsthatwere
senttotestandexaminepeople.AsAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Andsuchthingsthatcamedownat
Babylontothetwoangels,HrtandMrt

SomescholarssaythattheywerehumankingswhomAllahtestedthepeoplewith.Thefirstopinionseems
morecorrect.Accordingtothefirstopiniontheletter""(Lam)intheword""ispronouncedwiththe
soundFathah(vowelpointthatsoundslike"a"),whileaccordingtothesecondwiththesoundKasrah
(vowelpointthatsoundslike"I")

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Freeingabewitchedhusband

tohavesexualintercoursewithhiswife

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Q5:InEgypt,whenapersongetsmarried,hemaynotbeabletohavesexualintercoursewith
hiswifebecauseofhemaybebewitchedandexposedtoacertainmagicspellisthisclaim
true?

A : ThisisnotnecessarilycertainbutitmayhappenthatsomepeopleareafflictedwithSihri.e.sorcery,
whichpreventsthemfromapproachingtheirwives.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: Andfromthese(angels)people
learnthatbywhichtheycauseseparationbetweenmanandhiswife,buttheycouldnotthusharmanyoneexceptbyAllhsLeave.
TheAyahisfromSurahAlBaqarah.However,ifapersonusesthelegalformulaeofprotection,Allah
(ExaltedbeHe)willprotecthimfromtheevilofsorcerersandothers.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)willevenremove
thespellifitisfound.

AhusbandshouldreciteAyatulKursy(theQur'anicVerseofAllah'sChair,SurahAlBaqarah,2:255),Al
Fatihah,Ayahsofbreakingsorcery,SurahAlIkhlas[no:112]andAlMu`awwidhatayn(SurahsAlFalaq
[no:113]andAlNas[no:114]).Thus,thesorcerywillbebrokenwiththewillofAllah(ExaltedbeHe).
Thishasbeentestedalot.AgoodreciteroftheQuranfromgoodandrighteouspeoplemayrecitetohim
onwatertodrinkandtakeabaththerefromandtheharmwillbegoneorrecitecloselytoandblowathim,
whichwillcurehimbythewillofAllah(ExaltedbeHe).Alltheseareformsofrecovery.

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DoesAllahaccepttheTawbahofasorcerer?

DoesAllahaccepttheTawbah(repentance)ofasorcerer?

A : ThecorrectviewisthathisTawbahwillnotbeacceptedbytherulerandthereforehehastosufferthe
deathpenaltyonceclearproofofhispracticingsorceryisestablishedandpresentedtothecourtofShari`ah
(IslamicLaw).ThepurposeistosafeguardtheMuslimcommunityfromhisevilworksofsorcery.

Thisisbasedontheincidentthat`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)orderedgovernorsatdifferent
MuslimstatestokillsorcererswithoutfirstaskingthemtomakeTawbah.Thesamepracticewasadoptedby
Hafsah,theMotheroftheBelieverswhoordered

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thatoneofherfemaleservantsbekilledbecauseofbewitchingher.Hafashdidnotaskhertorepent.

JundubIbn`Abdullah,oneofthegreatCompanionsoftheProphet,isauthenticallyreportedtohavesaid:
"Beheadingistheprescribedpenaltyforonewhopracticessorcery."HisTawbahwillbeacceptedbyAllahif
donewithsincereintention.ThisisbasedonthegeneralmeaningoftheAyahwhichreads: Andallofyoubeg
Allhtoforgiveyouall,Obelievers,thatyoumaybesuccessful ThisisalsobasedontheHadithinwhichtheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)isreportedtohavesaid: Penitencewipesoutallthepreviousmisdeeds. InanotherHadith,the
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)isreportedtohavesaid: Hewhorepentsfromhissinsisliketheonewhodidnotcommita
sin. ThisisalsobasedonthefactthatsinceAllah(ExaltedbeHe)acceptstheTawbahofthedisbelievers,
thentheTawbahofthesorcererwillalsobeacceptedifitwasdonewithasincereintention.

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Typesofharmthataffectthoseundertheinfluenceofsorceryandwhetheritcanaffecta
manspenis

Q7:howcansomeonewhoisundertheinfluenceofsorcerybeharmed?Canamanspenisbe
affectedbysorcery?

A : Therecanbevariouseffectsfromit,amongthemare:mentalillnesseshatingoneswife,friends,orthis
personorthatpersonbeingpreventedfromapproachingoneswifeorothersimilarmattersimaginingthat
onehasdonethingsthatonehasnotdone,andothermattersthatmaycauseharm.

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WastheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)bewitched?

Q8:WastheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)bewitched?

A : TheMessengerofAllahwasbewitchedbutAllahgrantedhimrecovery.Thespellthatwas
castonhimdidnotaffecthisconveyingthemessageofIslam.Hesufferedanorganicillness
whichwaslatercuredbythewillofAllah.ItwaswhenAllahrevealedAlMu`awwidhatayn
(SurahsAlFalaqandAlNas),whichhewouldreciteasaformofRuqyah(recitingtheQur'an
andsayingsupplicationsoverthesickseekinghealing),thatAllahremovedharmfromhim.

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Rulingonlearninghowtobreakaspellcastonabewitchedperson

Q9:Isitpermissibletolearnhowtobreakaspellthathasbeencastonabewitchedperson?

A : ThisisonlypermissibleifthelearnerusesShar y(Islamicallylawful)means,suchaslawful
D u a (supplications),permissiblemedications,orRuqyah(recitingQuranandsayingsupplicationsoverthe
sickseekinghealing).However,itisnotpermissibletolearnsorceryforthepurposeofbreakingspells,or
foranyotherpurpose.Ifanyoneattemptsthis,theywillhavenullifiedtheirIslam,becauseitisnotpossible
tolearnitwithoutfallingintoShirk(associatingothersintheworshipofAllah)andworshippingdevils.This
isdonebysacrificinganimals,makingvowsby,andothertypesofworshipthattheyliketogetcloseto
them,inreturnfortheirservices.ThisisthebenefitingthatAllah(mayHebePraised)mentionsinthe
followingAyah(Quranicverse): AndontheDaywhenHewillgatherthem(all)together(andsay):"Oyouassemblyofjinn!
Manydidyoumisleadofmen,"andtheirAuliy(friendsandhelpers)amongstmenwillsay:"OurLord!Webenefitedonefromthe
other,butnowwehavereachedourappointedtermwhichYoudidappointforus."Hewillsay:"TheFirebeyourdwellingplace,you
willdwellthereinforever,exceptasAllhmaywill.CertainlyyourLordisAllWise,AllKnowing."

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Rulingonconsultingthosewhoclaimtocuresorceryinducedillness

Mybrotherwasillforalongtime.Hewenttomanyhospitals,butdidnotbenefitfromthis.I
waslatertoldthathemayhavebeenundertheinfluenceofsorcery,soItookhimtosomeone
whoclaimedtobeabletotreatillnessescausedbysorcery.Hetreatedhiminastrangeway,
accordingtotheirspecialwaysthatareknownbyeveryone,andhewascured,withthe
PermissionofAllah.Myquestionis:WasIsinfulfordoingthat?

A : Ifthepersonwhotreatedyourbrotherisknownforpracticingsorceryorclaimingtouse
theknowledgeoftheGhayb(Unseen),youaresinful.YouhavetomakeTawbah(repentance
toAllah),comebacktoAllah,anddonotdothisagain.However,ifheisknownfortreating
sorcerythroughrecitationoftheQuranandpermissibleDua(supplications),thereisnothing
wrongwiththis.ThisisaccordingtowhattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said,

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Anyonewhogoestoadivinerandasksthemaboutanything,theirSalah(Prayers)willnotbeacceptedforfortynights.
(RelatedbyMusliminhis"Sahih[BookofAuthenticHadith]")TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)is
alsoreportedtohavesaid, Anyonewhogoestoasoothsayeroradivinerandbelievesinwhattheysayhasdisbelievedin
whatwasrevealedtoMuhammad(peacebeuponhim). (RelatedbyAhlu lSunan[authorsofHadith
compilationsclassifiedbyjurisprudentialthemes]withagoodSanad[chainofnarrators])The
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)isfurtherreportedtohavesaid, Notofus(i.e.theMuslims):anyonewho
seesomensorhasomensseenforthempredictsorhasthefuturepredictedforthemperformssorceryorhassorceryperformed
forthem.

Itis,therefore,notpermissibleforaMuslimtogotoasoothsayer,sorcerer,diviner,whoclaim
knowledgeoftheGhayb,ortoconsultthem,asillnessesmayormaynotbecuredformany
reasons.Noteverypatientiscured.Thepatientmaybetreatedwithamedicationthatdoes
notsuittheircondition,orthetimeappointedbyAllahfortheirdeathhascomeandso
medicinecannotbeofanybenefit.Thebenefitofanytreatmentisconditionaluponthenon
imminenceofthepersonsappointedtimeofdeath.AsAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)
says: AndAllhgrantsrespitetononewhenhisappointedtime(death)comes. Butwhenthetimeofdeathcomes,
notreatmentwillbeofanybenefit.MayAllahgrantsuccesstousall.

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Importantbenefitsof`Aqidah(creed)

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InthenameofAllah,theMostGracious,theMostMerciful.AllPraiseisduetoAllah,thePatronofthe
righteous.Thereisnoaggressionexceptagainsttheoppressors.Maypeaceandblessingsbeuponour
ProphetMuhammad,hisfamilyandCompanions!

Herearesomebenefitsof`Aqidah:

First:

Allkindsofbeliefsthatstars,signs(oftheZodiac),months,daysandplacescanbringbenefitorharmare
allBatil(nullandvoid)exceptwhathasbeenprovenbythepurifiedShari`ah.

Nodoubtthatbeliefsinstars,whichthesoothsayers,astrologers,sorcerers,andthosewhousesandto
foretellthefutureareallbeliefspasseddownduringthepreIslamicperiodbythedisbelieversamongthe
ArabsandNonArabs,starworshippers,idolatersandothers.DevilsfromamonghumansandJinnconvince
peoplewithcorruptbeliefswhentheyseethattheirheartsarevoidofusefulknowledge,deepinsight,and
truebelief.Therefore,theyconvincethemwithcorruptknowledgeandwrongbeliefs.Peopleacceptthese
beliefsandbadactionsbecausetheirheartsareemptyandsusceptible.Theylacksufficientknowledgeto
resistthemasapoetsaid:

IlovedherbeforeIevenknew myheartwasemptysoherlove
love becamedeeplyrooted.

So,heartsthatareemptyofusefulknowledgeaccepteverythingandeveryerrorhangsuponthemexcept
thoseonwhomAllahhasbestowedmercy.Ifusefulknowledgespreadsinavillage,atribe,oracountry
consequently,righteousscholarswillincreaseandthescienceswhicharementionedintheBookofAllahand
theSunnahoftheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)willspread,andtheevilofthesedevilswill
cease.

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Theirmovementsshalldecreaseandtheywillmovetoanotherplacewherethereistheopportunityto
spreadtheirfalsehood.Thisisafactineverytimeandplacewhenignoranceprevails,corruptbeliefsand
harmfulactswhichareagainsttheShari`ahofAllahincrease.

WhentheknowledgeoftheShari`ahspreadsamongthepeopleeverywhereineveryplaceandvillage,the
ignoranceandafflictionsalongwiththosewhocalltocorruptbeliefs,falseclaims,andactsofShirk
(associatingotherswithAllahinworship)willleave.

Thus,weknowthatpeopleareindireneedofusefulknowledgetoknowAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbe
He),HisShari`ah,Din,theBook,andtheSunnahofHisProphet(peacebeuponhim)andtoknowthat
believingintheeffectofstars,signs(oftheZodiac)andothercreaturesaremany:

1WhatiscalledmajorKufr(disbelief)withoutanydoubtordisputeamongthepeopleofknowledge,which
istobelievethatstarsandsigns(oftheZodiac),whicharetwelve,thesun,themoon,oranyonecan
managetheuniverseorpartofitbecausethisisaformofmajorShirkandgreatdisbelief.WeaskAllahfor
safetybecauseAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)istheDisposerofcreaturesandtheManagerofallaffairs.
ThereisnomanagerexceptHe(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)andnocreatorexceptHeasAllah(mayHebe
PraisedandGlorified)statesinSurahAlA`raf: IndeedyourLordisAllh,WhocreatedtheheavensandtheearthinSix
Days,andthenHeroseover(Istaw)theThrone(reallyinamannerthatsuitsHisMajesty).Hebringsthenightasacoveroverthe
day,seekingitrapidly,and(Hecreated)thesun,themoon,thestarssubjectedtoHisCommand.Surely,HisistheCreationand
Commandment.BlessedisAllh,theLordoftheAlamn(mankind,jinnandallthatexists)! HestatesinSurahYunus: Surely,
yourLordisAllhWhocreatedtheheavensandtheearthinsixDaysandthenroseover(Istaw)theThrone(reallyinamannerthat
suitsHisMajesty),disposingtheaffairofallthings.Nointercessor(canpleadwithHim)exceptafterHisLeave.ThatisAllh,your
LordsoworshipHim(Alone).Then,willyounotremember?

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He(mayHebePraisedandGlorified)istheManagerandDisposeroftheaffairsofallcreaturesandthereis
nopartnerwithHimnotaking,aprophetsent,apiouspersonoranyotherone.WhoeverclaimsthatAllah
(ExaltedbeHe)hasapartnerinmanagingtheheavenlyorearthlyaffairs,hascommittedKufraccordingto
Ijma`(consensusofscholars).

HeistheOneandtheOnly,theCreator,theProviderwhohasnopartnerinmanagingtheaffairsincreation
orinworship.HeistheAdministratorofHisservantsasHewishes.HehasnopartnerinHisNamesand
AttributesandHehasabsoluteperfectioninHisBeautifulNamesandHighAttributes.Allah(MayHebe www.ircpk.com
Exalted)states: Say(OMuhammad):"HeisAllh,(the)One. "AllhusSamad(
)[AllhtheSelfSufficientMaster,Whomallcreaturesneed,(Heneithereatsnordrinks)]. "Hebegetsnot,norwasHe
begotten. "AndthereisnonecoequalorcomparableuntoHim." Allah(HemaybeGlorified)states: AndyourIlh(God)
isOneIlh(GodAllh),LilhaillaHuwa(thereisnonewhohastherighttobeworshippedbutHe),theMostGracious,theMost
Merciful. He(HemaybeGlorified)states: ThereisnothinglikeHimandHeistheAllHearer,theAllSeer.

Second:

Thosewhobelievethatcertainstarscaninfluenceastronomicaleventsandconditionssuchasthemotionof
stars,thesunandthemoon,oraffectcreaturesinmanaginganddisposingtheiraffairsorplayaroleinthe
disposaloftheuniversebythewillofAllah.Theyclaimthattheycanrunthingshereandtherebythewillof
Allahwhichisuntrue,isanactofKufrandmanifesterror.

Thegraveworshippers,theshrineworshippers,andtheworshippersoftherighteouspeople

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andidolatersbelievethatAllahgavethesecreaturesaroleincontrollingHiscreaturesorthatsome
Awliya'(piouspeople)havearoleinmanagingtheuniverse,becauseHegivesandtakesfromwhomeverHe
pleaseswhichisalsountrue,anactofignorance,KufranderrorweaskAllahforsafetybutmanagement
issolelyforAllahalone.Hegrantedcertainthingsforservantssuchasthemeansofsustenancesuchas
hands,brain,hearing,eyesight,andgivingthemthemeansofbegettingchildrenandoffspringsuchas
marriageandplacedthereinthedesireandinclinationtowardswomen.Healsomadeacertainnatureforthe
sunbecauseofitsheatwhichhasitsaffectonplants.AlltheseareofAllah'screationsuchasthenatureof
themoon,whichAllah(ExaltedbeHe)madeasaluminouslampandbywhichthenumberofmonths,years
andcalculationsaremade.Also,thenatureofwater,thenatureoffireandothers.

Allahmadeadistinctnatureforeverycreature,whichisnotfoundinothercreatures.Asforthosewhothink
thatsomecreaturesormanmadeobjectscanmanageotherthings,suchasanidol,apiousperson,a
prophet,astar,orthelike,thisisKufranderror,weaskAllahforsafety.

Third:

Thispointisrelatedtotheknowledgeofmotion,notinfluence.

So,themotionofstarsandplanetsindicatethetimeforsowingandplanting,thedirectionof
Qiblah,theduetimesofSalahetc.Italsodemarcatesthefourseasonsanddelineatestime
fromoneanother.Thisiscalledastronomyandthereisnoharminthatanditiswellknown.
Allahmadeasuitabletimeforeverything.Hemadethemotionofthesun,themoonandstars
aprooftothesetimeswhichservantsneed

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toknowtheircharacteristicsandtheirbenefits.Starsareusedtolocatecountriesandthe
positionsofwater,whichthepeopleneed,etc.Allah(HemaybeGlorified)states: ItisHeWho
hassetthestarsforyou,sothatyoumayguideyourcoursewiththeirhelpthroughthedarknessofthelandandthesea. Allah
(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: Andlandmarks(signpostsduringtheday)andbythestars(duringthenight),they(mankind)
guidethemselves. Allahmadethemovementofthesestars,especiallythewellknownandthe
staticones,toindicatemanythingssuchaslocationsofcountriesandtheirdirectionsandthe
directionofQiblah,etc.inordertopointandilluminatethewaytotheselocations.Allahmade
alltheseinthebestinterestofmankind.

Regardingthis,itisauthenticallyreportedthatwhentheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
addressedthepeopleonarainyday,hesaid: DoyouknowwhatyourLordhassaid?Theyreplied:AllahandHis
Messengerknowbest.Uponthis,he(theProphet)remarked:He(Allah)stated:SomeofMybondsmenwokeupinthemorningas
believersinMeandsomeasunbelievers.Hewhosaid:WehadarainfallduetotheBlessingandMercyofAllah,isabelieverinMe
andadisbelieverinstars,andwhosaid:Wehadrainfallduetotherisingofsuchandsuch(star)disbelievedinMeandaffirmedhis
faithinthestars.

Thosewhothinkorbelievethatraincomesfromplanetsandtheycanaffectit,thatisthe
beliefwhichAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)hasdeniedandtheProphet(peacebeupon
him)alsoexplainedthatitistobedenied.Whenapersonsaysthatwehavebeengivenrain
bysuchandsuchastarorwithsuchandsuchastar,hehasdisbelievedinAllahandbelieved
inplanets.AsforthosewhosaythatithasrainedbyAllah'sgraceandMercyhehasbelieved
inAllahanddisbelievedinplanets.

Itisclearthatplanetsdonothaveanaffectonrainnoroncrops,but

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itisAllahwhosendsdownrain,giveslifetotheearthandbenefitsHisservantsasHewishes
Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe).Hehasmadetheirsettingandrisingassignstoguide
mankindonlandandseaandacauseofthegrowthofcertainplants,becauseAllah(Exalted
beHe)madesomecreaturestoaffectothercreatureswhileHeistheCreatorofall.Ifone
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matterwhichwassentdownfromskybythewillofAllah,astosaythefallingofrainwasin
thetimeofPleiadesorinthetimeofAlWasmybythewillofAllahitgrows.Thus,theyinform
peopleofthetimetheseeventsoccurthereisnoharminthis,buthemustmentiontheword
whichindicatesthetimeofoccurrence.Heshouldsaythatwehavegivenraininspring,in
winter,oratthetimeoftheemergenceofsuchandsuchstar.Thisisthewayoftellingtime.
Itisnotpermissibletosaythatwehavebeengivenrainbysuchandsuchstar,becauseAllah
deniedthisandHedeclaredthemasdisbelieversthosewhouttersuchwordsbecausethat
maycausepeopletothinkthatrainhasoriginatedfromthem.Therefore,theauthenticHadith
prohibitedthis.

Thepeopleofknowledgedifferentiatedbetween"ourrainfallwasduetosuchandsuchstar"
and"ourrainfallwasintheemergenceofsuchandsuchstar"fromthewayoftellingoftimes
ofrainfallorwassentdownthetimeswhencertainplantsorfruitareusuallygrown.Thereis
noharminthisasitisawayofknowingthedifferencebetweenthelawfulandtheunlawful.
MayAllahgrantussuccess!

Fourth:

ThispointdiscussesSihr(sorcery)andsorcerers.Thereisnodoubtthatbelievingand
consultingsorcerers,astrologers,thosewhousesandtopredictthefutureisanimpermissible
act,becausetheyclaimknowledgeoftheUnseenusingthingswhichconfuseotherssuchas
drawinglines

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ontheground,throwingpebbles,palmistry,orconsultingastrologicalsigns(oftheZodiac)
predictingthatafamilymemberwilldie,ormentionthenameofone'smotherandfatherifit
isinsuchandsuchtime,therewillbesuchandsuch.Allthesearefalseandvoidactsthat
belongtothefalsehoodofastrologers,sorcerers,soothsayers,andconjurers.Itisnot
permissibletobelieveorconsultthem,becausetheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)prohibited
visitingorbelievingthem. ItisauthenticallyproventhatMu`awiyahIbnAlHakamcametotheProphet(peacebeupon
him)andsaid:OMessengerofAllah,verily,wehavesoothsayers.Hesaid,donotgotothem.Hesaid:Therearesomeamongus
whoseeevilomeninthings.He(theProphet)said:thatissomethingwhichoneofyoufindsinhischest,sodonotletitstopyou.

TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)stated: Hewhovisitsadivinerandconsultshimregardinganymatter,hisprayers
extendingtofortynightswillnotbeaccepted. (RelatedbyMusliminhisSahih(bookofauthenticHadiths)
fromsomeoftheProphet'swives).TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)stated: Ifanyoneresortstoa
divinerorasoothsayerandbelievesinwhathesays,thenhedisbelievesinwhatwasrevealedtoMuhammad(peacebeuponhim).
TheProphet(mayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponhim)alsosays: Takingomensispolytheism
takingomensispolytheism.Hesaiditthreetimes.

So,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)explainedthatthesethingsarefromtheactionsofthe
preIslamicperiodthatmustbeavoidedandwarnedagainst.Peoplemustnotgotothosewho
practicethesethings,neverconsultorbelievethem,asdoingsoraisestheirstatus,spreads
theirnewsinthecountry,andcausespeopletobelievewhattheysayalthoughitis
groundless.SomeoftheseactsleadtoShirk,differenttypesoffalsehoodandreprehensible
acts.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)informedusthatdevilseavesdropthenewsfromthe
heavens.Theyhearawordfromtheangelsintheheavensandaddtoitonehundredlies,so
thepeoplebelievethemdespitetheirliesbecauseofthisonlyonetruewordwhichthey
heard.

Itisobligatoryontherulerstostopandinflicttheduepunishmentonthem,accordingtothe
Shari`ah.Moreover,whoeverclaimstopossessknowledgeoftheUnseen,mustbeaskedto
repent.Ifhedoesso,

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itisgoodhowever,ifherefuses,heistobeexecutedasadisbeliever.Hisremainsarenotto
bewashed,SalahwillnotbeofferedoverhimandshouldnotbeburiedintheMuslim
cemeteries,becauseGhayb(theUnseen)isnotknownexcepttoAllahasHe(Glorifiedand
ExaltedbeHe)states: Say:NoneintheheavensandtheearthknowstheGhaib(Unseen)exceptAllh theAyahis
fromSurah(AlNaml).

WhenGabrielaskedtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)aboutthe(Last)Hour,hereplied: The
onewhoisaskedaboutitisnobetterinformedthantheinquirer andthemeaningis:NeitheryounorIknowit.
Allah(HemaybeGlorified)statesinSurahAlA`raf: TheyaskyouabouttheHour(DayofResurrection):"When
willbeitsappointedtime?"Say:"TheknowledgethereofiswithmyLord(Alone).NonecanrevealitstimebutHe.Heavyisitsburden
throughtheheavensandtheearth.Itshallnotcomeuponyouexceptallofasudden."Theyaskyouasifyouhaveagoodknowledge
ofit.Say:"TheknowledgethereofiswithAllh(Alone),butmostofmankindknownot." Say(OMuhammad):
"IpossessnopoweroverbenefitorharmtomyselfexceptasAllhwills.IfIhadtheknowledgeoftheGhaib(Unseen),Ishouldhave
securedformyselfanabundanceofwealth,andnoevilshouldhavetouchedme.Iambutawarner,andabringerofgladtidingsunto
peoplewhobelieve."

Allah(HemaybeGlorified)statesinSurahAlNaml: Say:NoneintheheavensandtheearthknowstheGhaib
(Unseen)exceptAllh Allah(HemaybeGlorified)statesinSurahAlNazi`at: Theyaskyou(OMuhammad www.ircpk.com
)abouttheHourwhenwillbeitsappointedtime? Youhavenoknowledgetosayanythingaboutit. Toyour
Lordbelongs(theknowledgeof)thetermthereof? TherearenumerousAyahsinthiscontext.

SorcerersclaimthattheyhavetheknowledgeoftheUnseen,whichtheyusetoconfuse
people.So,itisobligatorytosentencethemtocapitalpunishmentwithoutaskingthemto
recanttheirbeliefs.Thisisthesoundestview.

Threesorcererswerefoundinthetimeof`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)whomhe
asked

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aboutandsentencedthemtodeathbecausesorcererscausegreatharmandclaimthe
knowledgeoftheUnseen.

Theirwickedwayscausepeopletohateoneanother,indifferenceandseparationbetween
spousesandrelatives.TheyharmpeopleandcreatehatredamongthemaidedbytheJinnand
devilswhoservethem.Thus,theJinnservehumansandhumansservetheJinntheJinnserve
humansbyinformingthemoflocaleventsandeventsoccurringfarawayandhelpingthem
againsttheoppressionofpeople,andHumansservetheJinnbyworshippingthembeside
Allah,supplicatingthem,makingvowstothem,andslaughteringforthem,etc.

Inthismanner,theybenefitoneanotherwhichismentionedinAllah'sstatement: AndontheDay
whenHewillgatherthem(all)together(andsay):Oyouassemblyofjinn!Manydidyoumisleadofmen,andtheirAuliy(friends
andhelpers)amongstmenwillsay:OurLord!Webenefitedonefromtheother,butnowwehavereachedourappointedtermwhich
Youdidappointforus.Hewillsay:TheFirebeyourdwellingplace,youwilldwellthereinforever,exceptasAllhmaywill.

Therefore,Muslimrulers,emirs,andscholarsmuststoptheevilswhichtakeplaceinsome
countriesduetosorcerers,astrologersandsoothsayers.Theymustassignthosewhomthey
findandstopthem.Capitalpunishmentmustbeexecutedonthosewhodeserveitandthose
whodeservedetentionmustbedetaineduntilpeoplearesafefromtheirevil.Itisnot
permissibletoprotectthembecausetheirpresenceresultsingreatdangerandevil.Someof
themtreatpeoplewithArabianmedicinewhilelyingtothemandusingmagic.Theydosoin
serviceandworshipofJinnbesideAllah,evenifhesucceedsonceandfailsonehundredtimes.
Alltheseactsareaformofdeceitagainst

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thepeopletocauseeviltothem.Someofthemclaimtoknowthenameofyourmother,orto
knowyourillnessandthattheyhaveitscure.Theymakelotsofmoneythentheydonot
benefitthematall.Iftheydobenefitthem,thisisnotanexcusetovisitthem,consultor
believeinthem.Satanmayknowthecureofasickness,butitsharmismoredangerousand
greater.

Tosumup,theirbenefitsdonotjustifygoingtoorconsultingthem,evenifsomeclaimthat
theybenefitfromthemandtheytreatthesickwiththepopularmedicine,whileitisknown
thattheyaresoothsayers,sorcerersorjugglers.TheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)stated:
Heisnotofus,theonewhoseesomensorhasomensseenforhim,predictsorhasthefuturepredictedforhim,andperformsmagic
orhasmagicperformedforhim.

TheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)warnedagainstthosewhowereinthepreIslamicperiod.
ThepeopleofpreIslamicperiodusedtorefertoandaskthemaboutknowledgeofthe
Unseenbecauseoftheirignoranceanderror.AllahsufficedMuslimswiththeordinancesthat
HeprescribedforthemandwiththeShar`iRuqyah(recitingQur'anandsupplicationstoheal
thesick),supplications,andlawfulmedicinewhichHepermittedforthemintheBookofAllah
(GlorifiedbeHe)andtheSunnahofHisProphet(peacebeuponhim)whereheexplainedthis.
HemadeforthemShari`ahtogovernpeopleandbetheirjudgeinallmatters.Therefore,
thereisnoneedforsoothsayers,conjurers,fortunetellers,orsorcererswholearnthingswhich
causeharmandseparateahusbandfromhiswife.However,theywillnotharmanyoneexcept
bythewillofAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)asAllah(HemaybeGlorified)states: "Andthey
followedwhattheShaytn(devils)gave(magic)duringthelifetimeofSulaimn(Solomon).Sulaimndidnotdisbelieve,butthe
Shaytn(devils)disbelieved,teachingmenmagicandsuchthingsthatcamedownatBabylontothetwoangels,HrtandMrt.
Neitherofthesetwo(angels)taughtanyone(suchthings)tilltheyhadsaid,Weareonlyatrial,sodisbelievenot(bylearningthis
magicfromus).Andfromthese(angels)peoplelearnwhatcausesseparationbetweenmanandwife,buttheycouldnotthusharm
anyoneexceptbyAllhsLeave."

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ThesemagicalthingscanonlyoccurbythewillofAllahandnothinghappensinHisdominion
exceptwhatHeallows.BecausethesethingshappenbythewillofAllah,weshouldtreat
Allah'sdecreewithHisdecreeandmustfightagainstanyactofShirkandsin,takinginto
considerationthatnothingbefallsanyoneexceptbythewillofAllahWhohas(Hemaybe
Glorified)ordainedthatwefightthem,stopwhattheydo,andapplytheShar`ilimits.

ItisobligatoryonscholarsandrulerstofightagainstwhatAllahandHisMessengerhave
prohibitedthroughenforcingtheprescribedpenaltiesandTa`dhir(nondescribedpenalties) www.ircpk.com
toeliminatedeniableacts,disbeliefandfalsehood.

Likewise,portentsinwhichapersonseesevilomensinabird,adonkey,amonthsuchas
Safarandothers,oraparticulardaysuchasWednesday,orfromahumanbeing.Believingin
omenscausesonetoleavedoingwhathewants.ItisanactofminorShirk(associatingothers
inworshipwithAllah),soitisobligatorytobewareofthis.Similarly,whenapersonseesevil
inabirdsuchasacroworanowl,hemaydecidenottravel.Orifsomeonevisitshishome,he
seesanevilinthatandthinksthatsomethingbadwillhappeninthehousewhichisanactof
P r eIslamicPeriod.Therefore,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)stated: Ifoneofyouseesanythinghe
dislikes,heshouldsay:OAllah,noonebringsgoodthingsexceptYouandnooneavertsevilexceptYouandthereisnomightnor
powerexceptinAllah. Accordingtoanotherwording: OAllah,thereisnogoodbutYours,therearenoomensbut
Yours,andthereisnogodbutYou.

So,aMuslimmustholdfirmlytoAllah,relyonHim,actaccordingtotheShar`iprinciples,

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andnotbeinfluencedbythesethings.Theymustnotbegivenanyimportance,sotheydonot
preventonefromobtainingone'sneeds.Ifthesematterspreventonefromhisneeds,itis
consideredanactofShirkandhasdoneasthepeopleofthePreIslamicperiod.AMuslim
mustrelyonAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe).

RelianceonAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)involvestwothings:

First,relyingonAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andbelievingthatnothinghappensinthisworldbutby
Hiswill.

Second,adoptingShar`iandpermissiblemeansindealingwithevents.Bydoingthis,s/he
combinesbothbeliefinfateandadoptingthemeanstoreachanend.

AMuslimknowsthatillnessoccursbythewillofAllahbutshoulddealwithitaccordingtothe
Shar`iprinciplesandthepermissibletreatmentsasapersondealswiththirstbydrinking
water,treatshungerbyeating,treatsfearwiththemeansthatbringaboutsecurity,andfend
offthedangeroftheftbylockingdoors,etc.

Likewise,heusesfireandclothestofeelwarmwhilebelievingthateverythingisbytheWillof
Allah.TheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)stated: AstrongbelieverisbetterandismorebelovedtoAllahthan
aweakbeliever,andthereisgoodineveryone,(but)cherishthatwhichgivesyoubenefit(intheHereafter)andseekhelpfromAllah
anddonotloseheart,andifanything(intheformoftrouble)comestoyou,donotsayifIhadnotdonethat,itwouldnothave
happened,butsay,AllahordaineditandhasdonewhatHewilled.Saying"if"opensthewayforSatan. (RelatedbyMuslimin
theSahih(BookofauthenticHadiths).

AMuslimtreatshispatientandusesthemeansfortreatment,butifthepatientdoesnot
survive,heshouldsay,"IndeedwebelongtoAllah,andindeedtoHimwewillreturn,Allah
hasdecreedandwhatHewills,Hedoes".Heshouldnotsay,"IfIhadtraveledtosuchand
suchcountry,suchandsuchwouldhavehappened".Also,heshouldbuyandsell

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employingthemeansofsuccess,butifhesuffersloss,heshouldsay:"Indeedwebelongto
Allah,andindeedtoHimwewillreturn,AllahhasdecreedandwhatHewills,Hedoes".He
shouldnotsay,"IfIhadsoldthiscommodityinsuchandsuchplace,suchandsuchwouldhave
happened.ThematterwasfulfilledaccordingtowhatAllahdecreedandthereshouldbeno
objectiontoAllah'sdecreehowever,followingthepropermeansispermissible.Observeand
think,ifyouhavesufferedloss,youshouldsay:"AllahhasdecreedandwhatHewills,He
does".Donotusetheword(if),foritopensthedoorforthetemptationsofSatanasthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)stated.

MayAllahgrantussuccess!MaypeaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,his
familyandhisCompanions!

Fifth:

TheobligatoryapplicationofthepurifiedSunnahanditsstatusinIslam:

ThereisnodoubtthatthepurifiedSunnahisthesecondsourceoftheprinciplesofIslamand
itcomesnextonlytotheBookofAllahaccordingtotheconsensusofallscholars.Itis
indisputablebindingproofregardingtheentireMuslimcommunity.Whoeverdeniesorclaims
thatitispermissibletoignoreitandreferonlytotheAyahsoftheQur'anasasourcehas
committedmanifesterror,anactofdisbelief.OnehasapostatizedfromIslamwithsucha
statement,becauseitisadenialofAllahandHisProphet.Insodoing,onedenieswhatAllah
andHisMessengerhavecommandedanddeniesagreatfundamentaloftheprinciplesofIslam
whichAllahcommandedtoresortto,relyuponandfollowaswellasitisadenialofthe
Ijma`.

Scholarsholdconsensusthatthethreeagreeduponfundamentalssourcesare:TheBookof www.ircpk.com
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ScholarshavedifferedregardingothersourcessuchasQiyas(analogicaldeduction),butthe
majorityofscholarsareoftheopinionthatitisafourthfundamentalprovideditfulfills
certainconditions.

AsfortheSunnah,thereisanagreementthatitisabasicfundamentalandthesecondsource
inIslam.ItisobligatoryonallMuslimstofollow,relyon,anduseasevidenceiftheHadithis
authenticallyreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim).

NumerousAyahsconfirmthismeaningaswellasmanyauthenticallyreportedHadiths.All
scholarsconfirmedthismeaningandholdconsensusthatitisobligatorytofollowtheSunnah
andrebukethosewhoturnawayfromoractagainsttheSunnah.InearlytimesofIslama
MuslimsectdeniedtheSunnahtheyweretheKharijites.TheKharijitesconsideredmanyCompanions
asnonMuslimsandclaimedthattheyonlydependedontheBookofAllahbecauseoftheir
misgivingsabouttheCompanions.Similarly,theRafidah(aShi`ahgroupdenyingthecaliphatesofAbuBakrAl
Siddiqand`UmaribnAlKhattabandmakingaccusationsagainstthemandmanyotherCompanionsoftheProphet)claimedthat
thereisnoauthenticproofexceptthosereportedbyAhlulBayt(membersoftheProphet's
extendedMuslimfamily)andotherproofsarenotauthentic.

Anothergroupfollowedtheirviewandisstillfrequentlyrepeatedfromtimetotime.Thislast
groupistheKarmathianswhoclaimthattheyarethepeopleoftheQur'anwhoonlyholdthe
AyahsoftheQur'anasproofsandthattheSunnahisnotauthentic,becauseitiswrittenlong
aftertheProphet'sdeath.Theyalsoclaimthatapersonforgetsandmakesmistakesand
booksmaycontainerrorsalongwithothererrorsandfalseaccusationtheyholdagainstthe
Sunnah.Theyclaimthattheyaresensitivelyguardtheirreligionandtherefore,theyonlyuse
theAyahsoftheQur'anasproofs.Theyhavedepartedfromtherightpath,liedandcommitted
manifestdisbelief,becauseAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)commandedthepeopleto
followHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim)andtheinstructionshecamewith.IftheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)isnotfollowed

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orobeyed,therewillbenovaluefortheseinstructions.Hecommandedpeopletoconveyhis
SunnahandinhisKhutbah(sermon),hewouldcommandthepeopletoconveyhisspeech.This
indicatesthathisSunnah(peacebeuponhim)mustbefollowedandobediencetohimis
obligatoryontheentireMuslimcommunityjustasitisobligatorytoobeyAllah(Exaltedbe
He).ThosewhoreflectontheQur'an,willfindthisclear.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)statesinHis
GloriousBookinSurahAl`Imran: AndfeartheFire,whichispreparedforthedisbelievers. AndobeyAllhandthe
Messenger(Muhammad)thatyoumayobtainmercy. Here,Hecombinestheobediencetothe
ProphetandHisobedienceandthenlinksHismercywithobediencetoAllahandHis
Messenger.HestatesinSurahAlNisa': Oyouwhobelieve!ObeyAllhandobeytheMessenger(Muhammad
),andthoseofyou(Muslims)whoareinauthority.(And)ifyoudifferinanythingamongstyourselves,referittoAllhand
HisMessenger( ) , ifyoubelieveinAllhandintheLastDay.Thatisbetterandmoresuitableforfinal
determination.

So,Hecommands"toobeyAllahandobeyHisMessenger"andrepeatstheverb"obey"when
HementionsobediencetotheMuslimrulers,iftheircommandsdonotgoagainstthe
ordinancesofAllahandHisMessenger.Hethendrawsattentiontothemainsourceinorderto
verifythatabidingbythesecommandsconstitutesobediencetoAllahandHisMessenger.He
states, (And)ifyoudifferinanythingamongstyourselves,referittoAllhandHisMessenger() Hedid
notsay"totheMuslimrulersamongyou".Thisshowsthatdisputablemattersshouldonlybe
referredtoAllahandHisMessenger.

Scholarsholdthatthemeaningof"toAllah"istotheBookofAllah,andthemeaningof"to
theMessenger"istotheMessengerduringhislifetimeandtohisSunnahafterhisdeath.By
thisweknowthathisSunnahisindependentasitisoneofthemainprinciplesofIslam.Allah
(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)states: HewhoobeystheMessenger(Muhammad),hasindeed
obeyedAllh Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: ThosewhofollowtheMessenger,theProphetwhocanneitherreadnor
write(i.e.Muhammad) untilAllah(GlorifiedbeHe)says:

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Sothosewhobelieveinhim(Muhammad),honourhim,helphim,andfollowthelight(theQurn)whichhas
HeassignssuccessforthosewhofollowtheProphet
beensentdownwithhim,itistheywhowillbesuccessful.
(peacebeuponhim).ThisshowsthatthosepeoplewhodenyhisSunnahanddonotobeyhim
arenotofthesuccessfulthenHesays, Say(OMuhammad):"Omankind!Verily,Iamsentto
youallastheMessengerofAllhtoWhombelongsthedominionoftheheavensandtheearth.LilhaillaHuwa(nonehastheright
tobeworshippedbutHe).ItisHeWhogiveslifeandcausesdeath.SobelieveinAllhandHisMessenger(Muhammad
),theProphetwhocanneitherreadnorwrite(i.e.Muhammad),whobelievesinAllhandHisWords[(this
Q u rn),theTaurt(Torah)andtheInjeel(Gospel)andalsoAllhsWord:"Be!"andhewas,i.e.Is(Jesus)sonofMaryam(Mary),
],andfollowhimsothatyoumaybeguided." Hemadeguidanceinfollowinghim(peacebeupon
him).Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)statesinanotherAyahinSurahAlNur: Say:"ObeyAllh www.ircpk.com
andobeytheMessenger,butifyouturnaway,he(MessengerMuhammad)isonlyresponsibleforthedutyplaced
onhim(i.e.toconveyAllhsMessage)andyouforthatplacedonyou.Ifyouobeyhim,youshallbeontherightguidance.The
Messengersdutyisonlytoconvey(themessage)inaclearway(i.e.topreachinaplainway)." AllahalsosaysinSurah
A lNur: AndperformAsSalt(IqmatasSalt),andgiveZaktandobeytheMessenger(Muhammad)that
youmayreceivemercy(fromAllh). Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosaysinSurahAlNur: Andletthosewhooppose
theMessengers(Muhammad)commandment(i.e.hisSunnahlegalways,orders,actsofworship,statements)
(amongthesects)beware,lestsomeFitnah(disbelief,trials,afflictions,earthquakes,killing,overpoweredbyatyrant)shouldbefall
themorapainfultormentbeinflictedonthem. Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsostatesinSurahAl
`Imran: Say(OMuhammad tomankind):"Ifyou(really)loveAllhthenfollowme(i.e.acceptIslmic
Monotheism,followtheQurnandtheSunnah),Allhwillloveyouandforgiveyouyoursins. TherearenumerousAyahs
inthisregard.

Thus,weknowthatthosewhoopposetheProphet'scommandsareingreatdangerofbeing
afflictedwithfitnah(trial),error,Shirk(associatingothersinworshipwithAllah),strayingor
painfulpunishment.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)states

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inSurahAlHashr: AndwhatsoevertheMessenger(Muhammad)givesyou,takeitandwhatsoeverhe
forbidsyou,abstain(fromit).AndfearAllhverily,AllhisSevereinpunishment.

TheseAyahsandthosesimilarindicatetheobligationoffollowingandobeyingtheProphet
(mayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponhim)andthatguidance,mercy,happinessandgood
endaretheresultoffollowingandobeyinghim.Conversely,whoeverdeniestheSunnah
deniestheQur'an.WhoeversaysthathefollowstheBookofAllah,nottheSunnah,heisaliar,
mistakenandhasdisbelievedbecausetheQur'andeclaresclearlytheobligationoffollowing
theProphet(peacebeuponhim).Whoeverdoesnotfollowhim,doesnotactaccordingtothe
Qur'ananddeniesitbecausetheBookofAllahclearlycommandstoobeytheMessenger
(peacebeuponhim),followhimandwarnsagainstdisobeyinghim.So,whoeverclaimsthat
hebelievesonlyintheQur'anwithouttheSunnah,hetellsliesbecausetheSunnahispartof
theQur'anandobeyingtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)ispartofwhathasbeenmentioned
intheQur'an.So,itisnotpermissibletoseparatethesetwosourcesandoneisnotafollower
oftheQur'an,ifhedoesnotfollowtheSunnahandviceversa.Theyarecorrelatedone
cannotdowithouttheother.

ItisalsoauthenticallyreportedbyAlBukhariandMuslimintheTwoSahihs(booksof
authenticHadiths)fromtheHadithofAbuHurayrahthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)stated:
WhoeverobeysmeobeysAllah,andwhoeverdisobeysmedisobeysAllah,andwhoeverobeystherulerIappointobeysme,and
whoeverdisobeyshimdisobeysme.

ItisrelatedinSahihAlBukharifromAbuHurayrah(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)thattheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)stated: MyentireUmmahwillenterParadiseexceptwhorefuses,theysaid:OMessengerofAllah,
whowillrefuse?Hesaid,"WhoeverobeysmewillenterParadiseandwhoeverdisobeysmeistheonewhorefuses" These
Hadithsareclearproofsthatthose

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whodisobeytheMessengerofAllahsubsequently,disobeyAllah,andthosewhodisobey
AllahrefusetoenterParadise.

I t i s r e c o r d e d i n t h e S u n a n o fAbuDawudandSahih A lHakimwithanauthenticchainof
transmissionfromAlMiqdamIbnMa`diKaribAlKindi(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)thattheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)stated: Beware!IhavebeengiventheQur'anandsomethinglikeit. TheBookrefersto
theQur'an"andthelikeofit"meanstheSunnahthesecondsourceofrevelation. Yet,thetimeis
comingwhenamanrecliningonhiscouchwillsay:ThejudgebetweenusandyouistheBookofAllah,whatwefindinittobe
permissibleispermissible,andwhatyoufindinittobeprohibitedisprohibited. Accordingtoanotherwording: Atimeis
abouttocomewhenamanrecliningonhiscouchwillspeakofmyHadithinwhichIhavecommandedandforbiddensaying:Hereis
theBookofAllahajudgebetweenyouandmewhatyoufindthereinwewillfollow.Verily,whattheMessengerofAllahhasforbidden
isthesamewhichAllahhasforbidden. TheHaditharenumerousinthiseffect.

ItisobligatoryontheentirecommunitytoglorifytheSunnahoftheMessengerofAllah
(peacebeuponhim),toknowitsstatus,acceptandfollowitasitisthesourcewhichexplains
theBookofAllah,indicateswhatishiddentherein,restrictstheabsolutemattersand
specifiesgeneralmatters.WhoeverreflectsontheBookofAllahandtheSunnahofthe
ProphetknowsthatbecauseAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)states: AndWehavealsosentdown
untoyou(OMuhammad)theDhikr[reminderandtheadvice(i.e.theQurn)],thatyoumayexplainclearlyto
menwhatissentdowntothem,andthattheymaygivethought. So,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)explained
tothepeoplewhathasbeenrevealedtothemtherefore,ifhisSunnahisnotconsideredand
cannotbeusedinargument,howcouldhehaveexplainedtothepeopletheirDinandthe
BookoftheirLord?!Thisisoneofthemanifesterrors.

Itisthusknown

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thattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)explainedtheBookofAllahasAllahstates: AndWehave
notsentdowntheBook(theQuran)toyou(OMuhammad),exceptthatyoumayexplainclearlyuntothemthose
thingsinwhichtheydiffer,and(as)aguidanceandamercyforafolkwhobelieve. Heexplainedtheunknown
meaningsintheBookofAllah.Allah(HemaybeGlorified)statesinSurahAlNahl.Thus,He
(GlorifiedbeHe)explainsthatHesentdowntheBookonhimtoexplaintopeoplethatabout
whichtheydiffered.IfhisSunnahisnotexplainedtothepeopleandcannotbeusedasa
proof,thenthismeaningwillbefutile.Allah(mayHebePraisedandGlorified)explainstothe
peoplethathe(theProphet)explainstothepeoplewhathasbeenrevealedtothemand
resolvestheirdisputes.ThisindicatesthatfollowinghisSunnahisobligatoryandnot
exclusivelytothepeopleofhistimeandhisCompanions.Ratheritwasforthemandthose
whowillcomethereafteruntiltheDayofRecompense,becausetheShari`ahhecamewith
wasapplicableinhistimeandiseffectivenowandtilltheDayofRecompense.Heisthe
MessengerofAllahtoallpeople.Allah(MayHebeExalted)states: AndWehavesentyou(O
Muhammad):notbutasamercyfortheAlamn(mankind,jinnandallthatexists). Allah(Glorifiedbe
He)alsosays: AndWehavenotsentyou(OMuhammad)exceptasagiverofgladtidingsandawarnerto
allmankind Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsostated: Say(OMuhammad):"O
mankind!Verily,IamsenttoyouallastheMessengerofAllh

HeistheMessengerofAllahtotheentireworldJinnandhumans,ArabsandNonArabs,
blackandwhite,richandpoor,rulersandsubjectsuntiltheDayofRecompense.Thereisno
Prophetafterhim,becauseheisthesealofProphetsandMessengers(peacebeuponhim).
Therefore,hisSunnahmustexplaintheBookofAllahandrefertowhatisnotunderstood
therein.HisSunnahcamewithordinancesthatwerenotmentionedintheBookofAllahsuch
as

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thedetailsofthefiveSalah,Zakah,thedetailsoftherulingsofZakahandthedetailsofthe
rulingsonNursing.OnlyfostermothersandsistersarementionedintheBookofAllahwhile
theSunnahcamewiththerestofthoseprohibitedbysuckling.TheMessenger(peacebeupon
him)stated: Milkrelationshipsareequaltobloodrelationshipsinrenderingmarriageunlawfuli.e.whateverprohibiteddueto
bloodrelationshipsisalsoprohibitedbymilkrelationships. TheSunnahcamewithindependentrulingssuchas
theprohibitionofsimultaneouslymarryingawomanandherpaternalaunt,orawomanand
hermaternalaunt.ItcamewithindependentrulingsthatwerenotmentionedintheBookof
Allahregardingmanythings.AlJinayat(Taxesandfinesimposedbythesultanasapenalty),
Diyyat(bloodmoney),expenditures,rulingsonZakah,Hajj...etc.

Whensomepeopleinthelearningsessionof`ImranibnHusayn(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)
said:DonotmentionHadithandspeaktousabouttheBookofAllah,`Imran(mayAllahbe
pleasedwithhim)becameangryandsaid:WithouttheSunnah,wewouldnotknowthatthe
numberofZhuhr(Noon)Prayerisfour,`Asr(Afternoon)Prayerisfour,Maghrib(Sunset)
Prayeristhree,`Isha'(Night)PrayerisfourandFajr(Dawn)istwoRak`ah(unitofPrayer)!

TheSunnahexplainedthedetailsofSalahanddetailsoftherulings.TheCompanions(may
Allahbepleasedwiththem)usedtorefertotheSunnahinarbitrationanduseitasaproof.
WhensomeArabsapostatized,AbuBakr(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)calledthepeopleto
fightthem.`UmarobjectedtothissayingthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)stated: Ihave
beenorderedtofightagainstthepeopleuntiltheytestifythatnonehastherighttobeworshippedbutAllah,soiftheysayit,thenthey
savetheirlivesandpropertyfrommeexceptlegally,andthentheirreckoning(accounts)willbedonebyAllah. AbuBakr(may
Allahbepleasedwithhim)said:IsnotZakahoneoftheconditionsof"LailahaillaAllah
(thereisnodeitybutAllah)"?ByAllahiftheywithholdayoungshegoatorhesaid:strapthey
usedtopaytotheMessengerofAllah,Ishallfightthemforthat.So,`Umarsaid:Then,Iknew
thatAllahopenedtheheartofAbuBakrtofightandIrealizedthatthiswasthetruth.
Afterwards,MuslimsandallCompanionshaveagreedandtheiropinionbecameunanimous
thatfightingtheapostateisbycommandfromAllahandHisMessenger.

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WhenagrandmothercametoAbuBakr(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)asking,hesaid:Ihave
noknowledgeaboutthismattereitherfromtheBookofAllahortheSunnahoftheMessenger
ofAllah(peacebeuponhim)butIshallaskthepeople.Heaskedthepeopleandtheydecided
thattheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)apportionedforheronesixthofinheritance,
ifthemotherwasnotalive.

When`Uthman(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)wasunsureabouttherulingon`Iddah(woman's
prescribedwaitingperiodafterdivorceorwidowhood)ofthosewomenwhosehusbandsdied,
orwhethertheyshouldremaininthehomesoftheirhusbandsormovetotheirfamilies
Furay`ahBintMalik,thesisterofAbuSa`idsaidthattheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)
commandedhertospend`Iddahinherhouseso`Uthmanhaveajudgmenttothiseffect.

WhenIbn`AbbasheardsomepeopledenyinghisfatwaregardingTamattuHajj(combiningHajj
andUmrahwithabreakinbetween)andprotestedagainsthimbymentioningtheviewofAbu
Bakrand`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem),whoheldtheviewofIfradHajj(performing
Hajjonly),hesaid:Itisabouttoraindownstonesonyoufromthesky.Itellyouthatthe
MessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)said,andyousaythatAbuBakrand`Umarsaid?! www.ircpk.com
WhenImamAhmadibnHanbalheardofagroupofpeopledidnotfollowtheinstructionsofHadiths
andfollowedtheopinionofSufyanAlThawry,andquestionedhisknowledge,hesaid:Iamamazed
atagroupofpeoplewhoaresureoftheauthenticityoftheHadithreportedfromthe
MessengerofAllahandthenfollowtheopinionofSufyan.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)states: Andlet
thosewhoopposetheMessengers(Muhammad)commandment(i.e.hisSunnahlegalways,orders,actsof
worship,statements)(amongthesects)beware,lestsomeFitnah(disbelief,trials,afflictions,earthquakes,killing,overpoweredbya
tyrant)shouldbefallthemorapainfultormentbeinflictedonthem.

WhenAbuAyyubAlAnsary(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)heardofamancallingtofollowthe
Qur'anandabandontheSunnah,hesaid:"Leavehimforheisastray".

Theindicatesthatthepiouspredecessorsknewthismatter,becauseoftheKharijiteswhose
actionstheydenied

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althoughtheirbeliefisdoubtedbecauseofwhattheythoughtaboutsomeoftheCompanions
(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem).

Asforthose,whohavecomerecentlyanddenytheSunnah,theyarecommittinga
reprehensibleact,fallenintoagreattrialandamajorsin,becausetheyclaimthattheSunnah
cannotbeusedasaproof.TheydefametheSunnahaswellasitsnarratorsanditsnarrations.
ManypeoplefollowedthispathinEgyptandothercountriesandcallthemselvesAlQur'aniyyun
(thosewhofollowtheinstructionsoftheQur'an).Theyareignorantaboutthepeopleof
HadithwhotookallprecautionstosafeguardtheSunnahwhichtheyfirstreceivedfromthe
Companionsbymemorizingandstudyingandthentransmittedtothelattergenerations.In
thesecondandthethirdcentury,scholarswrotebooks,especially,inthethirdcentury,in
whichtheycollectedtheHadithandsafeguardedthemfromanykindofdistortion.So,itwas
transmittedfromthememoriesofthewellversedmemorizerstotheauthenticcurrentbooks
thatcontainnoerrorsormistakes.Lateron,theyverifiednarratorsandidentifiedthe
trustworthy,theweaknarratorswithpoormemories,andcouldidentifyandclassifythose
qualifiedtonarrateandthosewhowerenotwhoweretrustworthyandwhowerenot.

Theywerecarefulaboutthemistakeswhichsomepeoplemayhavemadeandknewtheliars
andthosewhofabricatedHadith.Theycomposedbooksaboutthemandmentionedtheir
namesandwereofgreathelptotheSunnahbythewillofAllah.Heestablishedtheproofwith
them,putanendtoexcuses,confusionwasremoved,andtheaberranceofthosewhowent
astraywasdisclosed.TheSunnahremainedbythewillofAllahclearandcleanwithno
doubtoranythingthatcouldcontaminateit.ThegreatscholarsusedtoglorifytheSunnahand
whentheysawsomeonetakingtheSunnahlightlyorturningawayfromit,theywouldrebuke
himandcondemnhisactions.Once,`Abdullahibn`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem)toldthe
peopleabouttheProphet'sstatement: DonotforbidthefemaleServantsofAllahfrom(goinginto)theMasjids
(mosques)ofAllah Someofhischildrensaid:ByAllah,wewillpreventthemoutofIjtihad
(juristicefforttoinferexpertlegalrulings)andfearofwomengettingthemattersoeasyand
not

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outoftheintentiontodenytheSunnah.Thereupon,`Abdullahapproachedhim,admonished
themseverelyandsaid:IsaythattheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)said,andyou
saythatbyAllah,wewillpreventthem?

`AbdullahibnMughaffalAlMuzany(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)sawsomeofhisrelativesthrowing
pebbles,Hesaid: TheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)forbadeflingingofpebblesandsaid,Itneitherhuntsgamenor
Thenhesawhimanothertimedoingthesamething.Hesaid:Isaytoyouthat
defeatsanenemy.'
theMessengerofAllahforbadethisandthenyourepeatit?Ishallnevertalktoyou.

TheCompanions(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)alsousedtoglorifytheSunnahandwarn
thepeopleagainstgoingeasywiththeSunnah,turningawayfromit,ordenyinganyofthe
HadithsbyanyopposingviewsorIjtihad.Thus,thescholarsofSunnahfollowedthiscourse.

AbuHanifah(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)saidinthiscontext:WhentheHadithcomesfrom
theProphet(peacebeuponhim),itisthepropermattertofollowandwhenitcomesfromthe
Companions,itisalsothesame.However,ifitcomesfromthefollowers,theyaremen(who
canverifyHadith)asweare.

ImamMalik(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)said:Nooneofusbuthisviewscanbeacceptedor
refutedexceptthesayingsoftheonewhoisburiedinthisgrave(i.e.theProphet,peacebe
uponhim).

Healsosaid:Nothingwillreformthiscommunityexceptwhatreformedtheformergeneration
whichis,followingtheQur'anandtheSunnah.

ImamAlShafi`(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)said:WhenInarratetoyouanauthenticHadith
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reportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)andthenyouseemegoingagainstit,letitbe
knownthatIhavelostmymind.Inanothernarration,hesaid:WhentheHadithis
authenticallyreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)butmyviewisagainstthat,do
notacceptmyview.

ImamAhmad(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)said:DonotfollowmeorImamMalikorAlShafi`but
takefromthesourcefromwhichweextracted(theQur'anandtheSunnah).

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Thestatementsofthescholarsinthisregardarenumerous,thematterisclearandscholars
spokemuchinthisregardsuchasAbuAl`AbbasIbnTaymiyah,IbnAlQayyim,IbnKathir(mayAllahbe
Mercifulwiththem)andothers.TheyexplainedthatwhoeverdeniestheSunnahhasgone
astray.

WhoeverhonorstheviewsofpeopleandgivesthempriorityovertheSunnahhasgoneastray
andcommittedamanifesterror.Itisobligatorytoverifytheviewsofpeopleaccordingtothe
BookofAllahandtheSunnahoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim).Thus,whatagreeswiththe
Qur'anandtheSunnah,istobeacceptedandwhatdoesnot,willnotbeaccepted.Thegeneral
ruleisAllah'ssaying: Oyouwhobelieve!ObeyAllhandobeytheMessenger(Muhammad),andthose
ofyou(Muslims)whoareinauthority.(And)ifyoudifferinanythingamongstyourselves,referittoAllhandHisMessenger(
),ifyoubelieveinAllhandintheLastDay.Thatisbetterandmoresuitableforfinaldetermination. Allah(Glorified
beHe)alsosays: Andinwhatsoeveryoudiffer,thedecisionthereofiswithAllh(HeistherulingJudge).

A lHafizhAlSuyuty(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)wroteabooklettitled:(MuftahAlJannahFiAl
IhtjajBiSunnah)wherehementionedatthebeginningofthebookthatthosewhodenythe
Sunnahandclaimthatitcannotbeusedasaproof,willbeconsidereddisbelieversaccording
toIjma`andreportedmanyviewsfromthePredecessorsinthesamecontext.

ThisisthestatusofSunnahinIslam,whichisconsideredthesecondfundamentalsourceof
IslamandanindependentproofwhichmustbetakenandreferredtowhentheHadithis
authenticallyreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim).

WeaskAllahtograntussuccess,guidance,andsafetyagainstanythingthatmightviolatethe
Shari`ahforHeistheOnecapableofthis.AllPraiseisduetoAllah,theLordofallthe
Worlds.MaypeaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamilyandCompanions!

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Questionsandanswers

Treatmentofapersonundermagicpowertohate,love,oractinaspecificmannerHowcould
abelieverescapethismagic?WhatarethebeneficialAdhkarandDu`a'sinthisregard?

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Q1:Whatisthetreatmentofsomeonewhoisundermagicofhatred,love,orSihr(sorcery)?
HowcanaMuslimescapethisdanger?ArethereDu`a's(supplications)orAdhkar
(invocations)fromtheQur'anandSunnah(whateverisreportedfromtheProphet)thatcan
helpinthisregard?

A:Therearedifferentkindsoftreatments:

First:Ifyouknowthatasorcererputssomehair,forexample,inacertainplace,inacomb,
etc.Thisspecifichairorthingistoberemoved,burnt,andruined.DoingsowillmakeSihr
ineffectiveandthesorcererwillnotachievehisgoal.

Second:Toforcethesorcerer,iftheyareknown,toremovewhattheyhavedonebytelling
them:eitheryouremoveitoryouwillbekilled.Thisisbecauseaccordingtotheproper
opinion,sorcerersaretobekilledwithoutgivingthemachancetoavoidsuchpunishmentby
askingthemfirsttorepent.Thisistherulingthat`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)
appliedonsorcerers.Moreover,itisreportedthattheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)
said: BeheadingbyswordistheHad[ordainedpunishment]forsorcerers. Besides,Hafsahthemotherofthe
believers(mayAllahbepleasedwithher)killedaslavegirlshehadwhensheknewthatsuch
abondmaidusedtopracticeSihr.

Third:RecitationoftheQur'anforitsgreatimpactonremovingSihr.Thus,AyatulKursy(the
QuranicVerseofAllahsChair,SurahAlBaqarah,2:255)andSihrAyahs(Qur'anicverses)in
Surahs(Qur'anicverses)AlA`raf,Yunus,Taha,AlKafirun,AlIkhlas,andAlMu`awwidhatayn
(SurahsAlFalaq[113]andAlNas[114])aretobereadforthepersonwhoisafflictedbySihr
oronacontainerofwater.Inaddition,Du`a'(supplication)istobemadefortheconcerned
personthatAllahmaygrantthemremedyandcure.Itisworthmentioningthatsomespecial
Du`a'sareauthenticallynarratedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)inthisregardand
accordinglygreaterconcernhastobepaidtothem.SomeexamplesfortheseDu`a'sare:

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OLordofthepeople!RemovethedifficultyandbringabouthealingasYouaretheHealer.ThereisnohealingbutYourHealing,a
AnotherexampleistheDu`a'withwhichJibril(Gabriel,peacebe
healingthatwillleavenoailment.
uponhim)readovertheProphet(peacebeuponhim): InthenameofAllah,ImakeRuqyah(recitingQur'an
andsayingsupplicationsoverthesickseekinghealing)foryoufromeveryharmfulthingandsafeguardyoufromeveryevilthatmay
afflictyouandfromtheeyeofajealousone.AllahwillcureyouandIinvokethenameofAllahforyou. Theforegoing
RuqyahalongwiththerecitationoftheSurahof Say(OMuhammad):"HeisAllh,(the)
One. andAlMu`awwidhatayn[Surah113,114]aretobereadthreetimes.

Sihrmayalsobetreatedandremoved,bythepermissionofAllah,byrecitingtheAyahsand
Du`a'smentionedaboveonsomewaterandgivingthemtothepersonwhosuffersfromSihr
todrinkandmakeGhusl(ritualbath)withtherestofthewater.SuchGhuslmaybedoneone
timeormoreasthesituationmayrequire.Thiswayoftreatmentismentionedbymany
MuslimscholarssuchasShaykh`AbdulRahmanibnHasan(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)who
mentioneditinhisbookFathAlMajidSharhKitabAlTawhidchapteronMaJa'aFiAn
Nashrah.

Fourth:TogrindsevengreenSidr(lotetree)leaves,puttheminsomewater,andreadthe
AyahsandDu`a'smentionedabove.Afterwards,thepersonwhoisafflictedbySihristodrink
andmakeGhuslbysuchwater.Thiswayoftreatmentisgoodandbeneficial,bythe
permissionofAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)forwhoeverispreventedfromhavingsexual
intercoursewithhiswife.

FollowingaretheAyahstobereadonwaterandgreenSidrleavesforthosewhoareafflicted
withSihrorpreventedfromhavingsexualintercoursewiththeirwives:

1SurahAlFatihah(no:1).

2A y a tu lKursyfromSurahAlBaqarah.SuchAyahreads: Allh!LilhaillaHuwa(nonehastherighttobe
worshippedbutHe),AlHayyulQayyum(theEverLiving,theOneWhosustainsandprotectsallthatexists).Neitherslumbernorsleep
overtakesHim.ToHimbelongswhateverisintheheavensandwhateverisontheearth.WhoishethatcanintercedewithHimexcept
withHisPermission?Heknowswhathappenstothem(Hiscreatures)inthisworld,andwhatwillhappentothemintheHereafter.
AndtheywillnevercompassanythingofHisKnowledgeexceptthatwhichHewills.HisKursextendsovertheheavensandtheearth, www.ircpk.com
andHefeelsnofatigueinguardingandpreservingthem.AndHeistheMostHigh,theMostGreat.[ThisVerse2:255iscalledAyatul
Kurs]

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3SomeAyahsfromSurahAlA`raf.TheyareAllah'ssaying: [Firaun(Pharaoh)]said:"Ifyouhavecomewith
asign,showitforth,ifyouareoneofthosewhotellthetruth." Then[Ms(Moses)]threwhisstickandbehold!itwasaserpent,
manifest! Andhedrewouthishand,andbehold!itwaswhite(withradiance)forthebeholders. Thechiefsofthepeopleof
F i r aun(Pharaoh)said:"Thisisindeedawellversedsorcerer "Hewantstogetyououtofyourland,sowhatdoyouadvise?"
Theysaid:"Puthimandhisbrotheroff(foratime),andsendcallerstothecitiestocollect "Thattheybringuptoyouallwell
versedsorcerers." AndsothesorcererscametoFiraun(Pharaoh).Theysaid:"Indeedtherewillbea(good)rewardforusifwe
arethevictors." Hesaid:"Yes,andmoreoveryouwill(inthatcase)beofthenearest(tome)." Theysaid:"OMs(Moses)!
Eitheryouthrow(first),orshallwehavethe(first)throw?" He[Ms(Moses)]said:"Throwyou(first)."Sowhentheythrew,they
bewitchedtheeyesofthepeople,andstruckterrorintothem,andtheydisplayedagreatmagic. AndWerevealedtoMs(Moses)
(saying):"Throwyourstick,"andbehold!Itswallowedupstraightawayallthefalsehoodswhichtheyshowed. Thustruthwas
confirmed,andallthattheydidwasmadeofnoeffect. Sotheyweredefeatedthereandreturneddisgraced. Andthesorcerers
felldownprostrate. Theysaid:"WebelieveintheLordoftheAlamn(mankind,jinnandallthatexists). "TheLordofMs
(Moses)andHrn(Aaron)."

4SomeAyahsfromSurahYunus: AndFiraun(Pharaoh)said:"Bringmeeverywellversedsorcerer." Andwhenthe


sorcererscame,Ms(Moses)saidtothem:"Castdownwhatyouwanttocast!" Thenwhentheyhadcastdown,Ms(Moses)
said:"WhatyouhavebroughtissorceryAllhwillsurelymakeitofnoeffect.Verily,AllhdoesnotsetrighttheworkofAlMufsidn
(theevildoers,corrupters). "AndAllhwillestablishandmakeapparentthetruthbyHisWords,howevermuchtheMujrimn
(criminals,disbelievers,polytheists,sinners)mayhateit."

5SomeAyahsfromSurahTaha: Theysaid:"OMs(Moses)!Eitheryouthrowfirstorwebethefirsttothrow?"
[Ms(Moses)]said:"Nay,throwyou(first)!"Thenbehold!theirropesandtheirsticks,bytheirmagic,appearedtohimasthough
theymovedfast. SoMs(Moses)conceivedfearinhimself. We(Allh)said:"Fearnot!Surely,youwillhavetheupperhand.
"Andthrowthatwhichisinyourrighthand!Itwillswallowupthatwhichtheyhavemade.Thatwhichtheyhavemadeisonlya
magicianstrick,andthemagicianwillneverbesuccessful,towhateveramount(ofskill)hemayattain."

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6SurahAlKafirun[no:109].

7SurahAlIkhlas[no:112]andAlMu`awwidhatayn[no:113,114](threetimes).

8ItisalsogoodtoreadsomeShar`y(Islamiclegal)Du`a'ssuchas:"OLordofthepeople!
RemovethedifficultyandbringabouthealingasYouaretheHealer.Thereisnohealingbut
YourHealing,ahealingthatwillleavenoailment."(threetimes).Itisalsorecommendedto
readthreetimes:"InthenameofAllah,ImakeRuqyahforyoufromeveryharmfulthingand
safeguardyoufromeveryevilthatmayafflictyouandfromtheeyeofajealousone.Allahwill
cureyouandIinvokethenameofAllahforyou."

Asmentionedabove,oneofthewaysofseekingrecoveryfromSihrisreadingtheforegoing
AyahsandDu`a'sbysomepersonoveranotherwhoisafflictedbySihrandthentheformeris
toblowontheheadandchestofthelatter.

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Rulingonburningsorcerers

Q2:Isitpermissibletoburnasorcerer?

A 2 : Itisimpermissibletoburnanyone,becausetheProphet(peacebeuponhim)has
prohibitedthisactsaying, NoneshouldpunishbyburningexceptAllah Yet,heshouldbekilledwiththe
sword.

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Isitpermissibletowashapatientwiththebloodofaslaughteredanimal?

Q3:Isitpermissibletowashapatientwiththebloodofaslaughteredanimal?

A 3 : Itisimpermissible,becausebloodisNajis(rituallyimpure).Itisimpermissibletouse
thingsthatareNajisintreatment.

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Therulingonseekingthehelpofsorcerersorsoothsayerstokillorexorciseevilspirits

Q4:Isitpermissibleforpeoplewhosufferfromjinnpossessiontoseekthehelpof
soothsayersinorderto

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killorexorcisethejinnpossessingthem?

A : Itisnotpermissibleforthemtodosobecausesorceryandsoothsayingcanonlybe
performedwiththeaidofdevilswhosehelpisattainedwhentheperformerattributesthem
aspartnerstoAllahinworship.Asoothsayerisknowntohavecontactwiththejinnwho
informhimofwhatisgoingonatcertainplaces.Forexample,soandsodiedinAlSham(TheLevant)and
thelikematters.

Devilspassinformationaboutfutureeventstoeachotheruntilitfinallyreachesthe
soothsayer.Whenhepassesthisinformationtoanignorantperson,thelattercomesto
believethatthesoothsayerorfortunetellerpossessesknowledgeofGhayb(Unseen)wherein
factthesourceofthisinformationisDevil.Asoothsayermayalsoseekthehelpofpowerful
devilstoexorciseanotherdevilpossessingtheperson.Thiscanonlybedoneifthepossessed
personfulfillstheirdesirethattheybeworshippedbesideAllahorthatthepossessedperson
makesvowsfortheirsakeorslaughtersanimalsforthesakeofdrawingneartothem.Once
theirdesireisfulfilled,theShayatinstarttothreatenthepossessingdevilwithdeathor
imprisonmentunlesshesurrenderstotheircommands.Atthatpoint,thepossessingdevilwill
havenochoicebuttoobeyhismasterdevilsandthenleave.

Itisnotavalidexcusetoseekthehelpofsoothsayersonthebasisthatsomepeoplebenefit
fromtheirhelp.Thosewhoworshipjinnseektogetbenefitfromthemeventhoughthejinn
themselvesmaycausethemgreaterharmbypossessingthemorrobbingtheirproperty.Thus,
itisnotavalidexcusetojoinjinnintheworshipofAllahonthepretextofseekingtheir
benefittocuretheillnessesofhumans.DuringthepreIslamicera,peopleusedtospeakto
theidols.TheShayatinwouldincarnatetheidolsandwouldspeakwithpeoplewhomthey
temptedintoworshippingthembesideAllah.

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IsitpermissibletoofferFuneralPrayerortomakeDu`a'forsomeonewhodiedwhile
believinginthelawfulnessofslaughteringanimalsforjinn?

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Q5:IsitpermissibletoofferFuneralPrayerortomakeDu`a'forsomeonewhodiedwhile
believinginthelawfulnessofslaughteringanimalsforjinn?

A : ItisnotpermissibletoofferFuneralPrayeroverhimortowashhisdeadbodyorshroud
himasheisnotconsideredtobeaMuslimanymore.Itisalsonotpermissibletoburyhimin
theMuslimgraveyard.Thesamegoesfortheonewhoinvokesandmakesvowsforthesakeof
jinnorAwliya'(piouspeople)orthedead.WetakerefugeinAllahfromthis.

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HowwastheProphet(peacebeuponhim)bewitched?

Q6:HowcomethattheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)wasbewitchedwhenAllah
addresseshimsaying: Allhwillprotectyoufrommankind. Howcouldhesuffertheinfluenceofmagic
atthetimewhenhewasresponsibleforconveyingtheDivineRevelationtotheMuslims?
KindlyexplainthestatementoftheMushriks(onewhoassociatesotherswithAllahinHis
Divinityorworship)intheQur'an: Youfollownonebutabewitchedman. Please,clarifyandanswerthe
misconceptions!

A 6 : AccordingtoanauthenticHadith,thisincidentofbewitchingtookplacein Madinah.When
theProphet(peacebeuponhim)startedtoreceiveDivineRevelationregularly,proofsofthe
truthfulnessofhisprophethoodwereestablishedandAllah'svictorywasgrantedtohimover
thedisbelieverswhofeltdisgraced.Atthattime,amanfromtheJewscalledLabidIbnAlA`sam
bewitchedhimbystickingoneoftheProphet'shairstoacomb.TheProphet(peacebeupon
him)startedimaginingthathehaddoneathing,whichinfacthehadnotdone.Despitebeing
affectedbymagic,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)wasconsciousofeverysinglewordhe
spoketopeople.HewouldspeakthewordsinspiredtohimbyAllah(ExaltedbeHe).
However,thespellthatwascastonhimaffectedhisintimaterelationwithhiswives.`Aishah
(mayAllahbepleasewithher)said: OncetheProphetwasbewitchedsothathebegantoimaginethathehaddonea
thingwhichinfacthehadnotdone

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ItwasonlywhenJibril(Gabriel)(peacebeuponhim)toldhimaboutwhathadhappenedtohimthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
sentsomeonetobringthespelloutfromawellbelongingtooneoftheAnsar(Helpers,inhabitantsofMadinahwhosupportedthe
Prophet).Whenhewasridofit,thespellwasbrokenbyAllah'sgrace.ItwasthenthatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)revealedthetwoSurahs,
whichcametobeknownasAlMu`awwidhatayn(SurahsAlFalaqandAlNas).WhentheProphet(peacebeuponhim)recitedthem,
hewascured.PraisingthesetwoSurahs,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Noonecanuseanythingthatisequaltothesetwo
SurahsinseekingrefugeinAllah. ThefactthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)wasbewitcheddidnotaffecthisconveyingofthe
IslamicMessagenorwerethepeoplearoundhimaffectedbythat.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)protectedhimfromfailingto
conveytheMessageofIslamtopeople.

Likeallotherprophets,Muhammad(peacebeuponhim)sufferedseveraltypesofphysicalpain.Forexample,inthebattleofUhud,
hisfacewaswoundedbytheringsofhishelmetthatpiercedhistemples,hislowerlipbled,andoneofhisteethwasbroken.Healso
fellintoapit.ThedisbelieversalsotightenedanetaroundhiminMakkah.Hesufferedpainlikealltheprophetswhoprecededhim.
Allah(ExaltedbeHe)raisedhimtogreaterranksanddoubledhisrewardforhispatientenduranceofsufferingandoppressionatthe
handsofthedisbelievers.RegardingtheAyahwhichreads:(Allhwillprotectyoufrommankind...),itmeansthatAllah(Exaltedbe
He)willprotecttheProphet(peacebeuponhim)fromthedisbelievers'conspiracytokillhimandfromtheirattempttopreventhim
fromconveyingtheMessageofIslam.

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ThemeaningoftheAyah(Qur'anicverse)speakingaboutsorcerers

TheirsorceryshallharmnoneexceptbyAllah'sleave....

Q7:WewouldlikeyoutoexplaintheAyahmentionedaboveonsorcerersandtheirlikeswho
strayedfromthepathofAllahandfollowedthepathofShayatin(devils)whoteachthemhow
tosowdiscordbetweenahusbandandawife.Howdoyouexplainthattheirsorcerycanbring
harmtononeunlessAllahwillsit.CantheirsorceryaffectdisobedientMuslims?Howcanwe
protectourselvesfromtheevilandharmofsorcerers.Manysorcererscirculate

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amonglaypeopletheirabilitytocauseharmtothem.

A : SorcerersemploytheevilmethodsoftheirsorceryfortheserviceofShayatinwhoteach
themhowtouseit.They,alongwithsoothsayers,fortunetellers,divinersandother
charlatans,learnmethodsofsorceryinordertogainmoney,captivatethemindsofpeople
andtobereveredbythemfortheirabilitytopredictthings.AllahtestsHisservantswith
prosperityandadversity,goodandevilsothatthetruthfulonesaredistinguishedfromthe
liars,piouspeoplefromtheimpiousones,thosewhoworshipAllah,seektosafeguardtheir
Din(religion),fightKufr(disbelief),hypocrisy,andsuperstitionsfromthosewhoareshortof
achievingthis.Allahrewardspeoplebymeansoftestingthemwithprosperityandadversity

sothattruebelieversaredistinguishedfromthosewhoopposeAllah'sDinandstaunch
defendersoftruthfromthosewhofailtoachievethisbecauseoftheirweaknessandlaziness.
IslamobligesMuslimstoprotectthemselvesfromtheharmthatsorcerersandtheirlikes
mightcause.OneofthepreventivemeasuresistoreciteTa`wwudhat(formulasofseeking
refugewithAllahfromevil),Adhkar(invocationsandRemembrancessaidatcertaintimeson
aregularbasis)andallotherlawfulmethodsofprotection.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
said: "Whenanyonelandsataplace,andthensays:'IseekrefugeinthePerfectWordofAllahfromtheevilofwhatHehas
created,'nothingwillharmhimuntilheleavesthatplace." NarratedbyMusliminhisSahih(authenticbookof
Hadith).

TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isreportedtohavesaid: "Hewhorecitesthreetimesintheevening:'In
theNameofAllahwithWhoseNamethereisprotectionagainsteverykindofharmintheearthorintheheaven,andHeistheAll
HearingandAllKnowing,'nothingwillharmhimuntilthemorning,andwhoeversaysitthreetimesinthemorning,nothingwillharm
himuntiltheevening''. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isalsoreportedtohavesaid: Whoever

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recitesAyatu lKursy(theQuranicVerseofAllahsChair,SurahAlBaqarah,2:255)eachtimehegoestobednothingwillharmhim
untilthemorningofthenextday. ThisispartofAllah'sMercyuponHisservants.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isalsoreportedto
havesaid: WhoeverrecitesSurahAlIkhlas[no.112]whichreads: Say(OMuhammad):"HeisAllh,(the)One.
A lMu`awwidhatayn(SurahsAlFalaq[no.113]andAlNas[no.114])threetimesatbedtimenothingwillharmhim. Thesethree
Surahs,eachrecitedonetimeatbedtimeandaftertheFiveObligatoryDailyPrayers,provideprotectionfromharm.Itisanactof
SunnahtorepeateachSurahthreetimesfollowingFajr(Dawn)PrayerandMaghrib(Sunset)PrayerwhenrecitationofTasbih
(saying:"SubhanAllah[GlorybetoAllah]"),Tahmid(saying:"Alhamdulillah[AllpraiseisduetoAllah]"),Takbir(saying:"Allahu
Akbar[AllahistheGreatest]")andTahlil(saying:"LailahaillaAllah[ThereisnogodexceptAllah]"hasended.Thisisconsidereda
bountyfromAllahtoHisservantsinthesensethatHeguidesthemtowardsemployingthemethodsthathelppreventtheharmand
eviltheirenemiesseektoinflictuponthem.

AnothermeansoneshouldtrytoprotectthemselvesfromharmistorepeatthefollowingDu`a'(supplication)regularly:"subhanAllah
w a a lhamduliAllahwalailahaillAllahwaAllahuakbar"(GlorybetoAllah,praisebetoAllah,thereisnogodexceptAllah,Allahis
Great).ThisformulaofDu`a'isameansofbringingsafetyandavertingharm.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Thedearest
wordstoAllaharefour:SubhanAllah(HallowedbeAllah),AlHamdulillah(PraisebetoAllah),WalailahaillaAllah(Thereisnogod
butAllah),AllahAkbar(GodistheGreatest). NarratedbyMusliminhisSahih.

RegularrecitationoftheNobleQur'an,reflectingonitsmeaningstogetherwithshowingmindfulnesstothecommandsofAllah
(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)throughobeyingHimandabandoningHisprohibitionsalsoprovideameansforprotectionfromharm.

AnothermeansofprotectionfromharmistorepeattheDu`a':lailahaillaAllahwahdahulasharikalahlahualmulkwalahualhamd
wahuwa`alakullshay'inqadir(thereisnogodbutAllah,Healonewithoutpartner,HisisthedominionandtoHimbelongsallpraise
andHehaspoweroverallthings).ItisauthenticallyreportedthattheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)said: "Hewhouttersa
hundredtimesinadaythesewords:'ThereisnotruegodexceptAllah.HeisOneandHehasnopartnerwithHimHisisthe
sovereigntyandHisisthepraise,andHeisOmnipotent,'hewillhavearewardequivalenttothatforemancipatingtenslaves,a
hundredgooddeedswillberecordedtohiscredit,ahundredofhissinswillbeblottedoutfromhisscroll,andhewillbesafeguarded
againstthedevilonthatdayuntiltheeveningandnoonewillexceedhimindoingmoreexcellentgooddeedsexceptsomeonewho
hasrecitedthesewordsmoreoftenthanhim''. (AgreeduponbyAlBukhariandMuslim).

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AllgoodnessliesinpayingdueconcerntotheQur'anandSunnah(whateverisreportedfromtheProphet)throughactualpracticeof
theteachingscontainedinthem.AMuslimshouldpayheedtothecommandsandprohibitionsthatAllahhaslaidintheNobleQur'an www.ircpk.com
aswellastheteachingsbroughtbytheProphet(peacebeuponhim).Forexample,inmanyAyahs(Qur'anicverses)oftheQur'an,
AllahcommandsHisservantstoachieveTaqwa(fearingAllahasHeshouldbefeared)which,involvingallaspectsofgood,is
consideredthegreatestpieceofadviceasstressedbyAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)andHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim).

OneaspectofachievingTaqwaistogivedueconcerntotheQur'anwhichnofalsehoodcanapproachfrombeforenorfrombehind,a
revelationfromtheAllWise,thePraiseworthy.AddressingHisservants,Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Andthisisa
blessedBook(theQurn)whichWehavesentdown,sofollowitandfearAllh(i.e.donotdisobeyHisOrders),thatyoumayreceive
mercy(i.e.besavedfromthetormentofHell). Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Say(OMuhammad
):"Come,IwillrecitewhatyourLordhasprohibitedyoufrom:JoinnotanythinginworshipwithHimbegoodanddutifultoyour
parentskillnotyourchildrenbecauseofpovertyWeprovidesustenanceforyouandforthemcomenotneartoAlFawhish
(shamefulsins,illegalsexualintercourse)whethercommittedopenlyorsecretlyandkillnotanyonewhomAllhhasforbidden,except
forajustcause(accordingtoIslmiclaw).ThisHehascommandedyouthatyoumayunderstand. "Andcomenotneartothe
orphansproperty,excepttoimproveit,untilhe(orshe)attainstheageoffullstrengthandgivefullmeasureandfullweightwith
justice.Weburdennotanyperson,butthatwhichhecanbear.Andwheneveryougiveyourword(i.e.judgebetweenmenorgive
evidence),saythetruthevenifanearrelativeisconcerned,andfulfiltheCovenantofAllh.ThisHecommandsyou,thatyoumay
remember. Allahthensays: "Andverily,this(i.e.AllhsCommandmentsmentionedintheabovetwoVerses151and152)isMy
StraightPath,sofollowit,andfollownot(other)paths,fortheywillseparateyouawayfromHisPath.ThisHehasordainedforyou
thatyoumaybecomeAlMuttaqn(thepiousseeV.2:2)."

ThefirstAyahendswith sothatyoumayunderstand. Thenextendswith thatyoumayremember. Thethirdendswith sothat


youmaybecomeAlMuttaqn(thepious).

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Thewisdombehindthis,asexplainedbysomeMufassirs(exegetesoftheQur'an),isthatifmanunderstandsthepurposeforwhich
heiscreated,comprehendsandreflectsonthecommandsaddressedtohim,hewillbeabletorecognizewhatheshouldandshould
notdo.WhenheattainstherankofTaqwa,hestartstoperformthecommandsandavoidtheprohibitions.Inthisway,hedevelopsa
kindofperfectreflectiontowhateverwordshehearsorreadsbeforeputtingthemintoaction.

PayingdueconcerntotheQur'aninvolvesinvitingotherstolearnit,defenditagainstthefalseattacksoftheenemiesandactuponthe
teachingscontainedinit.ThisisbecauseholdingfasttotheQur'anleadstosalvationanddeviatingfromitspathleadstoperdition.It
isauthenticallyreportedintheHadithnarratedby`AbdullahibnAwfathattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)orderedpeopletohold
fasttotheQur'an.When`AbdullahibnAwfawasasked:"DidtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)bequestanything?"Hesaid:"Yes.He
requestedholdingfasttotheQur'an."TheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)orderedpeopletoholdfasttotheQur'anasit
combinesallaspectsofgood.

ItisreportedintheSahih(authenticbookofHadith)ofMuslimontheauthorityofJabir(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)thatthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)advisedhisSahabahintheFarewellHajjtoholdfasttotheQur'an.Hesaid: Iamleavingyouthat
whichifyousticktoyouwillnotgoastray:theBookofAllahwhoeveradherestoitwillbesavedandwhoeverabandonsitwillbe
ruined. ItisalsoreportedintheSahihofMuslimontheauthorityofZaydibnArqam(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)thattheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)said: Iamleavingamongyoutwoweightythings:onebeingtheBookofAllahinwhichthereistrueguidance
andlight,soholdfasttotheBookofAllahandadheretoit.

Thus,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)encouragedhisSahabahtoadheretotheQur'an.TheProphetthenadded: andthemembers
ofmyhousehold.Iremindyou(ofyourduties)tothemembersofmyhousehold.Iremindyou(ofyourduties)tothemembersofmy
household. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)advisedpeopletosticktothebookofAllah.EncouragingMuslimstoholdfasttothe
Qur'anisakintoencouragingthemtoadheretotheSunnah.ThisisbecausetheQur'anitselfcommandsMuslimstoadheretothe
Sunnah.BoththeQur'anandtheSunnaharethetwoweightyandindispensablesourcesofIslam.

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Whoeverholdsfasttothemwillattainsalvationandwhoeverdeviatesfromthemwillbedoomed.Denyinganyofthesetwosources
constitutesKufr(disbelief)inAllah.Itwillbelawfultoshedthebloodandseizethepropertyoftheonewhodeniesoneorbothof
them.ItisnarratedinanotherHadith: Ileaveyouthatwhichifyousticktoit,youwillnotgoastray:theBookofAllahandmy
Sunnah. NarratedbyAlHakimwithagoodSanad(chainofnarrators)

DearfellowMuslimsyoushouldhaveunderstoodbynowthatthecommandtoadheretotheQur'analsomeansadheringtothe
Sunnah.ThisisbasedontheAyah(Qur'anicverse)whichreads: AndperformAsSalt(IqmatasSalt),andgiveZaktandobey
theMessenger(Muhammad ) thatyoumayreceivemercy(fromAllh). InanotherplaceAllah(mayHebe
Praised)says: AndwhatsoevertheMessenger(Muhammad)givesyou,takeitandwhatsoeverheforbidsyou,
abstain(fromit). InyetanotherAyahAllahsays: HewhoobeystheMessenger(Muhammad),hasindeed
obeyedAllh,buthewhoturnsaway,thenwehavenotsentyou(OMuhammad)asawatcheroverthem. There
aremanyotherAyahsintheQur'anwhereAllah(mayHebePraised)ordersMuslimstoobeyHimandHisMessenger.Nosourceof
knowledgeisasbeneficialastheknowledgederivedfromtheQur'anandSunnahoftheProphet.Trueknowledgeliesinquotingthe
wordsofAllah(mayHebePraised),HisMessenger(peacebeuponhim)andtheSahabah(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem).

TheSahabaharemoreknowledgeableabouttheQur'anandSunnahthananyotherperson.Theiropinionsanddeductionshelp
seekersofknowledgeandguidethemtoproperunderstandingofthewordsofAllahandHisMessenger.AMuslimshouldalsoseek
thehelpoftheopinionsoftherighteousscholarswhosucceededtheSahabah.Heshouldalsoseekthehelpofrighteousscholarsof
latergenerationsandscholarsoftheArabiclanguagewhohelphimunderstandthemeaningsoftheQur'anandSunnahoftheprophet
(peacebeuponhim).

OnewhoseeksknowledgeshoulddependontheopinionsoftheSahabahandlatergenerationsofscholarswhileattemptingastudyof
theQur'anandSunnahoftheprophet.Inthisregard,hehastoresorttothebooksofTafsir(exegesisoftheQur'an)andHadith
togetherwiththebookswrittenbyrighteousscholars.Inthisway,hecancomprehendthemeaningsoftheQur'an,actuponit,and
teachittoothers.AllahgrantsgreatrewardforlearningandteachingtheQur'an.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isreportedto
havesaid:

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Thebestamongyou(Muslims)arethosewholearntheQuranandteachit. TheProphet(mayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeupon
him)alsosays: "Ifanyoneseeksapathinpursuitofknowledge,AllahwillmakeeasyforhimapathtoJannah(Paradise)
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ThemessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)encouragedrecitingtheQur'anandcontemplatingitsmeaningsbecauseofthegreat
rewardonecanattainbydoingthis.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isreportedtohavesaid: "Whoeverreadsaletterfromthe
Qur'anwillreceiveahasanah(gooddeed)forit(i.e.itsrecitation),andthehasanahismultipliedbyten''. Theprophet(peacebe
uponhim)isalsoreportedtohavesaid: RecitetheQur'an,forontheDayofResurrectionitwillcomeasanintercessorforthosewho
reciteit. NarratedbyMusliminhissahih.FriendsoftheQur'anarethosewhopracticeitsteachings.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
isreportedtohavesaidinanotherHadith: OntheDayofResurrection,theQur'anandthosewhoactedaccordingtoitwillbebrought
withSurahalBaqaraandAI'Imranprecedingthemastwoclouds,ortwoblackcanopieswithlightbetweenthem,orliketwoflocksof
birdsinrankspleadingforonewhorecitedthem. NarratedbyMusliminhisSahih.TherearemanyAyahsandHadithsdenotingthe
superiorityoftheQur'anandSunnahandthegreatrewardpromisedtothosewhoadheretothem.

WeaskAllahwithHisMostBeautifulNamesandSublimeAttributestoguideusandallMuslimstoholdfasttoandactupontheQur'an
andSunnahoftheMessenger(peacebeuponhim).AllahisEverGenerousandEverKind.

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Therulingonconsultingsoothsayersandfortunetellers

Q:IsitIslamicallypermissibletoconsultsoothsayers,fortunetellersandcharlatans?

A : Itisnotpermissibletoconsultsoothsayers,sorcerers,astrologers,divinersoranysuch
people.Itisalsonotpermissibletoseektreatmentfromthem.ThisisbasedontheProphet's
commandnottoasktheirhelportobelievewhattheysay,becausetheyclaimtheyhave
knowledgeoftheGhayb(theUnseen).Theyalsolietopeopleandcausethemtostrayfrom
thetruepathof`Aqidah(creed).

ItisauthenticallyreportedthattheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)said: Hewhovisitsa
divinerandaskshimaboutanything,hisprayersextendingtofortynightswillnotbeaccepted. NarratedbyMusliminhis
Sahih(authenticbookofHadith).TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isalsoreportedtohave
said: Ifanyoneresortstoadivinerorasoothsayerandbelievesinwhathesays,thenhedisbelievesinwhatwasrevealedto
Muhammad(peacebeuponhim). InanotherHadiththeProphet(peacebeuponhim)isquotedtohave
said: Heisnotofus:theonewhoseesomensorhasomensseenforhimpredictsorhasthefuturepredictedforhimperforms
magicorhasmagicperformedforhim.

TherearemanyHadithsnarratedtothateffect.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)hasmadeitlawfulto
useRuqyah(recitingQur'anandsayingsupplicationsoverthesickseekinghealing)for
treatingillnessesortotakemedicationspermittedbyIslam.MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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Seekingtreatmentfromsorcerersandsoothsayers

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Q:Whatistherulingongoingtosorcerersandsoothsayerstoseektheirtreatmentfrom
illnesses?

A : Itisnotpermissibletoasktheopinionofsoothsayers,sorcerersorcharlatansfor
treatmentofanillness.Notonlyshouldpeoplebewarnedagainstthisbuttheyshouldalsobe
preventedfromvisitingthem.ThisisbasedontheHadithinwhichtheProphet(peacebeupon
him)isreportedtohavesaid: Hewhovisitsadivinerandaskshimaboutanything,hisprayersextendingtofortynights
willnotbeaccepted. NarratedbyMuslim.InanotherHadiththeProphet(peacebeuponhim)isalso
reportedtohavesaid: Ifanyoneresortstoadivinerorasoothsayerandbelievesinwhathesays,thenhedisbelievesin
whatwasrevealedtoMuhammad(peacebeuponhim). TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)wasaskedaboutfortunetellers,sohe
SoothsayersclaimtheyhaveknowledgetheGhayb(theUnseen)through
said,"Donotgotothem."
thehelpofShayatin(devils).Itisnotpermissibletoaskthehelpofsoothsayersor
fortunetellers.Theonewhodoesthisshouldbedisciplinedandreproachedsothathemaynot
doitagain.Instead,hecangotorighteouspeoplewhotreatillnessesbymeansofRuqyah
(recitingQur'anandsayingsupplicationsoverthesickseekinghealing).

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TreatingSihr

Q:SisterH.S.H.,Meknes,Morocco,sentalongletterwhichcanbesummarizedasfollows:
HowcanwehealSihr(sorcery)afterittakesplace?

A : GoodandrighteouspeopleanddoctorsmaytreatSihrafterittakesplacebymeansof
lawfulmedicationsandRuqyah(recitingQur'anandsayingsupplicationsoverthesickseeking
healing).Whenthepatientisawoman,sheistreatedbutwithoutKhulwah(beingalonewith
amemberoftheoppositesex).MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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AMahsudcanbetreatedbyRuqyah

Q:Twoyearsagomysisterwasafflictedwithadiseasethatshecontinuestosufferuntilnow.
WethinkthatsheismostprobablyMahsud(apersonafflictedwiththeevileye).Recently,I
sawoneofmyrelativesinadreamadvisingmetotakemysistertobetreatedbyapersonin
onequarterinourcitywhosenameshementioned.Isawthisdreamjustbeforedawntime
andthisrelativeofminetoldmethatsuchapersonhasalreadytreatedsimilarcaseswith
Ruqyah(recitingQur'anandsayingsupplicationsoverthesickseekinghealing).WhatshouldI
do?MayAllahrewardyouwiththebest!

A : ItispermissibleforaMahsudtobetreatedbyRuqyah,whichismadeforthembya
trustworthymanorwomanwhoisknownfortheirgoodexperienceinthisregard.However,if
aRuqyahisdonebyamanforawomanKhulwah(beingalonewithamemberoftheopposite
sex)hastobeavoidedandathirdpersonmustbethere.

Ontheotherhand,incasethe`A'in(onewhocastsanevileye)isknownitisordainedthat
theyareaskedtowashtheirfaceandhandsinavesselthentheMahsudmakesGhuslwith
suchwater.ThisisbecausetheProphet(peacebeuponhim)saidregardingthe`A'in: Whenyou
areaskedtowash(yourfaceandhandsandthengivesuchwatertothepersonwhomyouenviedtouseasacure),youhavetodo
so.

MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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PraisebetoAllah.MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeupontheMessengerofAllah,hisfamily,and
Companions!

From`Abdul`Azizibn`AbdullahibnBaztothosewhomightreceiveitofourMuslimbrothers,mayAllahguideme
andthemtothepathoftheMu'mins(believers)andprotectusallfromthedelusiveFitnahs(trials)and
temptationsofSatan!Amen.

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

Idedicatethistoyououtofadviceandreminder,accordingtoAllah'ssaying, Andremind(bypreachingthe
Q u rn,OMuhammad),forverily,theremindingprofitsthebelievers. Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays,
HelpyouoneanotherinAlBirrandAtTaqw(virtue,righteousnessandpiety)butdonothelponeanotherinsinandtransgression.
TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, "Religionisbasedongivingadvice."Herepeateditthreetimes.Uponthiswesaid,
"O,MessengerofAllah!Forwhom?"Hereplied,"ForAllah,HisBook,HisMessengerandfortheleadersandthelaypeople."

TheimpostorswhoclaimtobeknowledgeableofmedicineandwhotreatpeopleusingSihr(sorcery)or
divininghaverecentlyspreadinsomecountries.Theydeceivetheignorantnaivepeople.So,IthoughtI
shouldclarifythegreatdangertheyformagainstIslamandtheMuslimsoutofgivingadvicetoAllah's
Servants,asitleadstogettingattachedtothingsotherthanAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andopposingtheorders
ofAllahandHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim).SeekingAllah'shelp,Isaythat

itispermissibletoseektreatmentaMuslimmaygotoaninternist,asurgeonoraneurologisttohavetheir
diseasediagnosedandtreated

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withlawful,knownmedicines,asthisisoutofseekingthehelpofordinarymeans,whichdoesnotcontradict
withTawakkul(puttingonestrustinAllah).

Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)createddiseasesandtheirtreatments,whichsomepeopleknowand
othersdonot.However,He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)hasnotmadethecureofthepeopleinanything
thatHehasforbiddenforthem.Thus,itisimpermissibleforapatienttogotosoothsayersandsuchpeople
whoclaimtoknowGhayb(theUnseen)tohavetheirdiseasediagnosed.Itisalsoimpermissibletobelieve
theminwhattheysay,astheyspeakofGhaybwithoutknowledge,ortheymightsummontheJinn
(creaturescreatedfromfire)toseektheirhelp.TheyareKafirs(disbelievers)andmisledpeople,asthey
claimtoknowtheGhayb.

ItisrelatedbyMusliminhisSahih(authentic)BookofHadiththattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Ifa
personvisitsadivinerandasksthemaboutanything,theirSalah(Prayer)extendingtofortynightswillnotbeaccepted.

ItisalsoreportedfromAbuHurayrah(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)thattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
said, Ifanyoneresortstoadivinerandbelievesinwhattheysay,theyhavedisbelievedinwhatwasrevealedtoMuhammad
(peacebeuponhim).RelatedbyAbuDawudandAhlulSunan(authorsofHadithcompilationsclassifiedby
jurisprudentialthemes),andrankedasSahihbyAlHakimwhonarrateditwiththefollowingwording, Ifanyone
resortstoadivinerorasoothsayerandbelievesinwhattheysay,theyhavedisbelievedinwhatwasrevealedtoMuhammad(peace
beuponhim) .

Itisalsoreportedfrom`ImranibnHusayn(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)thattheMessengerofAllah(peace
beuponhim)said, Theonewhoseesomensorhasomensseenforthempredictsorhasthefuturepredictedforthem
performsSihrorhasSihrperformedforthem,heisnotamongus(Muslims).Whoevergoestoasoothsayerandbelieveswhatthey
say,hasdisbelievedinwhathasbeenrevealedtoMuhammad(peacebeuponhim) .RelatedbyAlBazzarwithagoodIsnad
(chainofnarration).

ThosePropheticHadithsindicatetheprohibitionofgoingtosoothsayersandbelievingthem,andwarnus
againstdoingthis.

Therulers,thoseresponsibleforHisbah(regulationofeconomic,commercial,andpublicmatters)andother
influentialpeople

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shoulddeclaregoingtodivinersandsoothsayersasMunkar(thatwhichisunacceptableordisapprovedofby
IslamiclawandMuslimsofsoundintellect),preventitinthemarkets,denounceitanddenouncethosewho
gotothem.Donotbedeceivedbythetruthoftheirwordssometimesorbythegreatnumberoftheso
calledknowledgeablepeoplewhofrequentthemtheyareinfactignorantpeople.TheMessengerofAllah www.ircpk.com
(peacebeuponhim)warnedusagainstgoingtothem,askingthemandbelievingthem,asthisisagreat
Munkarthatentailsgravedangerandleadstobadconsequencesandbecausetheyarealsoliars.

ThoseHadithsalsoindicatetheKufr(disbelief)ofsoothsayersandsorcererstheyclaimknowledgeofthe
Ghayb,whichisconsideredKufr,andtheyonlyreachtheiraimthroughseekingthehelpofJinnand
worshippingtheminsteadofAllah,whichisconsideredKufrandShirk(associatingotherswithAllahinHis
Divinityorworship).Apersonwhobelievesthemintheirclaimsislikethem.Anyonewhobelievesinthisis
disownedbytheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim).ItisimpermissibleforaMuslimtosubmittotheir
claimedtreatments,suchasmurmuringvaguewords,writingtalismansorscatteredletters,pouringleadand
suchsuperstitions.Thisisaformofsoothsayinganddeceivingpeople.Apersonwhoacceptsthisis
consideredapartnertothemintheirKufrandfalsehood.

ItisalsoimpermissibleforaMuslimtogotoasoothsayertoaskthemaboutthenameofafuturespouseor
thefuturestateofloveorenmitybetweenamarriedcoupleandtheirfamilies.ThisisGhaybonlyknownto
Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe).

SihrisconsideredaprohibitedactionthatleadstoKufr,accordingtothesayingofAllah(Glorifiedand
ExaltedbeHe)aboutthetwoangelsinSurahAlBaqarah: butneitherofthesetwo(angels)taughtanyone(suchthings)
tilltheyhadsaid,Weareonlyfortrial,sodisbelievenot(bylearningthismagicfromus).Andfromthese(angels)peoplelearnthat
bywhichtheycauseseparationbetweenmanandhiswife,buttheycouldnotthusharmanyoneexceptbyAllhsLeave.Andthey
learnthatwhichharmsthemandprofitsthemnot.Andindeedtheyknewthatthebuyersofit(magic)wouldhavenoshareinthe
Hereafter.Andhowbadindeedwasthatforwhichtheysoldtheirownselves,iftheybutknew.

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MayAllahkeepussafefromtheevilofsorcerers,soothsayers,andotherimpostors!MayAllahprotectthe
Muslimsfromtheirevil,guidealltheMuslimstobeawareofthemandcarryoutAllah'sordersaboutthem,
sothatthepeoplearerelievedfromtheirevilandmaliciousdeeds.HeistheMostGenerousOne.

Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)prescribedforthepeoplewhattheymightusetoavoidtheevilofSihr
beforeitsoccurrenceandtreatitafteritsoccurrence,outofHisMercy,BountyandGraceuponthem.

BelowarethelawfulmeansthathelponeavoidthedangersofSihrbeforeitsoccurrence,and
thethingsusedtotreatitafteroccurrence:

First,thethingsthataredonetoavoidthedangerofSihrbeforeitsoccurrence,themostimportantof
whichisseekingrefugethroughtheShar`y(Islamicallylawful)invocationsandreportedsupplicationsfor
refugeandprotection,includingrecitingAyatu lKursy(theQuranicVerseofAllahsChair,SurahAl
Baqarah,2:255)aftereachobligatorySalah,aftersayingtheprescribedDhikr(RemembranceofAllah)and
beforesleeping.Ayatu lKursyisthegreatestAyahintheQur'an,inwhichAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbe
He)says, Allh!LilhaillaHuwa(nonehastherighttobeworshippedbutHe),AlHayyulQayyum(theEverLiving,theOneWho
sustainsandprotectsallthatexists).NeitherslumbernorsleepovertakesHim.ToHimbelongswhateverisintheheavensand
whateverisontheearth.WhoishethatcanintercedewithHimexceptwithHisPermission?Heknowswhathappenstothem(His
creatures)inthisworld,andwhatwillhappentothemintheHereafter.AndtheywillnevercompassanythingofHisKnowledgeexcept
thatwhichHewills.HisKursextendsovertheheavensandtheearth,andHefeelsnofatigueinguardingandpreservingthem.And
HeistheMostHigh,theMostGreat.[ThisVerse2:255iscalledAyatulKurs]

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Thisalsoincludesreciting Say(OMuhammad):"HeisAllh,(the)One. , Say:"Iseekrefugewith


(Allh),theLordofthedaybreak, and Say:"Iseekrefugewith(Allh)theLordofmankind, aftereachobligatorySalahand
threetimeseverydayaftertheFajr(Dawn)PrayerandaftertheMaghrib(Sunset)Prayer.

ThisalsoincludesrecitingthetwoAyahsattheendofSurahAlBaqarahatthebeginningofthenight,in
whichAllah(ExaltedbeHe)says, TheMessenger(Muhammad)believesinwhathasbeensentdownto
himfromhisLord,and(sodo)thebelievers.EachonebelievesinAllh,HisAngels,HisBooks,andHisMessengers.(Theysay),"We
makenodistinctionbetweenoneanotherofHisMessengers"andtheysay,"Wehear,andweobey.(Weseek)YourForgiveness,
ourLord,andtoYouisthereturn(ofall)." Allhburdensnotapersonbeyondhisscope.Hegetsrewardforthat(good)whichhe
hasearned,andheispunishedforthat(evil)whichhehasearned."OurLord!Punishusnotifweforgetorfallintoerror,ourLord!
LaynotonusaburdenlikethatwhichYoudidlayonthosebeforeus(JewsandChristians)ourLord!Putnotonusaburdengreater
thanwehavestrengthtobear.PardonusandgrantusForgiveness.Havemercyonus.YouareourMaul(Patron,Supporterand
Protector,etc.)andgiveusvictoryoverthedisbelievingpeople."

ItisauthenticallyreportedfromtheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)thathesaid, Ifanyonerecites
Ayatu lKursyinonenight,AllahwillassignanangeltoprotectthemandSatanwillnotapproachthemuntilthenextmorning. Itis
alsoauthenticallyreportedfromhim(peacebeuponhim)thathesaid, IfsomebodyrecitesthelasttwoAyahsof
SurahAlBaqarahatnight,thatwillbesufficientforthem. Thismeansthattheywillprotectthemfromeveryharm.
AndAllahknowsbest.

ThisalsoincludesTa`awwudh(seekingrefuge)withAllah'sPerfectWordsfromtheevilofwhatHehas
createdduringthenightandday,andwhenlandingataplace,whetherinthedesert,intheairoratthesea,
accordingtothesayingoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim), Whenanyonelandsataplaceandthensays,

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"IseekrefugeintheAllah'sPerfectWordsfromtheevilofwhatHehascreated,"nothingwillharmthemuntiltheydepartfromthat
place. www.ircpk.com
Thisalsoincludessayingthreetimesinthemorningandtheevening, InthenameofAllah,whenWhosenameismentionednothing
onEarthorinHeavencancauseharm,andHeistheHearer,theKnower. TheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)was
authenticallyreportedtohaveurgedthis,asitsecuresagainsteveryharm.

ThoseAdhkarandsupplicationsforrefugeandprotectionareamongthemostimportantmeanstoavoidtheharmofSihrandother
evils,forthosewhokeepthemsincerelywhiletrustingAllahanddependingonHim.

TheyarealsooneofthemostimportantweaponstotreattheeffectofSihrafteritsoccurrence,inadditiontobeseechingAllahand
askingHimtoremoveharm.ItisauthenticallyreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)thatheusedtotreattheSahabah
(Companions)fromdiseases,whetherSihrorothers,andperformRuqyah(recitingQur'anandsayingsupplicationsoverthesick
seekinghealing)tothemsaying, OLordofthepeople!Removethedifficultyandbringabouthealing,asYouaretheHealer.Thereis
nohealingbutYourHealing,ahealingthatwillleavenoailment. TherewasalsotheRuqyahperformedbyJibriltotheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)inwhichhesaid, InthenameofAllah,Iexorciseyoufromeverything,andsafeguardyoufromeveryevilthat
mayharmyou,andfromtheeyeofajealousone.MayAllahcureyouandIinvokeAllah'sNameforyou. Thisshouldberepeated
threetimes.

ThereisalsoaneffectivetreatmentforSihrafteritsoccurrence,ifamanisafflictedwithtemporaryimpotence.Heshouldcrush
sevenleavesofthegreenlotetree,puttheminacontainer,pourwateroverthemenoughtoperformGhusl(ritualbath),andthen
reciteAyatulKursy(theQuranicVerseofAllahsChair,SurahAlBaqarah,2:255), Say(OMuhammad):"Heis
Allh,(the)One. , Say:"Iseekrefugewith(Allh),theLordofthedaybreak, , Say:"Iseekrefugewith(Allh)theLordof
mankind, andtheAyahsofSihrmentionedinSurahAlA`raf,startingfromAllah'ssaying, AndWerevealedtoMs(Moses)
(saying):Throwyourstick,

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untilHissaying, "TheLordofMs(Moses)andHrn(Aaron)." inadditiontotheAyahsinSurahYunus,startingfromAllah's


saying, AndFiraun(Pharaoh)said:"Bringmeeverywellversedsorcerer." untilHissaying, howevermuchtheMujrimn(criminals,
disbelievers,polytheists,sinners)mayhateit." inadditiontotheAyahsinSurahTaha,startingfromAllah'ssaying, Theysaid:"O
Ms(Moses)!Eitheryouthrowfirstorwebethefirsttothrow?" untilHissaying, andthemagicianwillneverbesuccessful,to
whateveramount(ofskill)hemayattain.

AfterrecitingtheAyahsmentionedaboveonwater,heshoulddrinksomeofitandperformGhuslwiththerest,sothatthediseaseis
curedinshaaAllah(ifAllahwills).Thereisnoharminusingitmorethanoncewhennecessaryuntilthediseaseiscompletelycured.
Italsocurestheknotstiedbysorcerersorotherevilwitchcraft.

However,itisimpermissibletoseektreatmentfromsorcererswhoseektogetclosertotheJinnbysacrificinganimalsoranyother
means,astheseareSatanicdeedstheyareevenmeansleadingtomajorShirk.Itisalsoimpermissibletoseektreatmentbyasking
soothsayers,fortunetellersandcharlatans,astheyareunbelieversandliarswhoclaimtheknowledgeofGhaybtodeceivepeople.The
MessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)warnedusagainstgoingtothem,askingthemorbelievingthemaspreviouslymentioned.

MayAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)granttheMuslimssafetyfromeveryharm,protecttheirreligion,grantthemgood
comprehensionofit,andsavethemfromallthatcontradictsShari`ah(Islamiclaw).MayAllah'speaceandblessingsbeuponHis
SlaveandMessengerMuhammad,hisfamily,Companionsandtheirfollowersinrighteousness!

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DemonstrationsduringHajjinMakkahAlMukarramah

onthepretextofdistancingone'sselffromtheMushrikeenisbaselessBid`ah

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PraisebetoAllah.MaypeaceandblessingsbeupontheMessengerofAllahMuhammadibnAbdullah,his
Companions,andthosewhofollowhisguidance!

ItisincumbentuponthebelievingservantstodistancethemselvesfromMushrikeen(personswhoassociate
otherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship)atalltimes.Concerningthisissue,Allah(ExaltedbeHe)has
revealedthefollowingAyah, IndeedtherehasbeenanexcellentexampleforyouinIbrhm(Abraham)andthosewithhim,
whentheysaidtotheirpeople:"Verily,wearefreefromyouandwhateveryouworshipbesidesAllh:wehaverejectedyou,and
therehasstartedbetweenusandyouhostilityandhatredforeveruntilyoubelieveinAllhAlone"

AttheendofthelifeoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim),Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsorevealedthefollowing
Ayah, Freedomfrom(all)obligations(isdeclared)fromAllhandHisMessenger()tothoseoftheMushrikn
(polytheists,pagans,idolaters,disbelieversintheOnenessofAllh),withwhomyoumadeatreaty. (SurahAlTawbah,9:1)

ItisauthenticallyreportedthatAllah'sMessenger(peacebeuponhim) appointedAlSiddiq(mayAllahbepleased
withhim)in9A.H.toleadthepilgrimstoinstructthemintheritualsofHajjandannouncedisavowalfromtheMushrikeen.He
dispatched`AlytoAbuBakrsothathemayproclaimtheQuranicversestothepilgrimsintheseasonofHajj.Thus,AlSiddiq(may
Allahbepleasedwithhim)sentsometoannouncewith`Aly(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)thefollowing:Onlythebelievingperson
willenterJannah(paradise),nopaganisallowedtoperformHajjafterthisyear,nonakedpersonisallowedtoperformtheTawaf
aroundtheKa`bah,andafourmonthrespiteisgiventothoseidolaterswhohadnotsignedatreatywiththeProphet(peacebeupon
him)totravelfreely.AsregardsthoseidolaterswhohadaspecialtreatywiththeProphet(peacebeuponhim)andhadkeptit
faithfully,thetreatywastobeheldasvaliduntilitsappointedterm. Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says, Sotravel
freely(OMushriknSeeV.2:105)forfourmonths(asyouwill)throughouttheland

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Afterthisterm,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)orderedtofightagainstthepolytheistsiftheydonot
converttoIslam.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)saysinSurahAlTawbah, ThenwhentheSacredMonths(the1st,7th,11th,
and12thmonthsoftheIslmiccalendar)havepassed i.e.accordingtothepreponderantview,themonthsstatedin
thisAyaharethefourmonths'respitegivenbytheProphet(peacebeuponhim)totheMushrikeen. thenkill
theMushrikn(SeeV.2:105)whereveryoufindthem,andcapturethemandbesiegethem,andlieinwaitforthemineachandevery
ambush.ButiftheyrepentandperformAsSalt(IqmatasSalt),andgiveZakt,thenleavetheirwayfree.Verily,AllhisOft
Forgiving,MostMerciful.

ThisisthelawfuldisavowaloftheMushrikeenasexplainedbythehadithoftheProphet(peacebeupon
him)andthescholarsofTafsir(exegesisofthemeaningsoftheQur'an)whentacklingthefirstAyahin
SurahAlTawbah.

WithregardtostagingdemonstrationsduringtheseasonofHajjinMakkahAlMukarramahorotherplaceto
proclaimdistancingone'sselffromtheMushrikeen,thisisabaselessBid`ah(innovationinreligion).Thisact
resultsingreatevilandseriousruin.Thepersonwhodoesthishastoabandonit.MayAllahgrantitsuccess!
Thegovernmentmustpreventpeoplefromdoingthisactduetoitsevilconsequencesonthepilgrimsand
others.Allah(mayHebePraised)says, Say(OMuhammadtomankind):"Ifyou(really)loveAllhthen
followme(i.e.acceptIslmicMonotheism,followtheQurnandtheSunnah),Allhwillloveyou NeithertheProphet(peace
beuponhim)norhisSahabah(CompanionsoftheProphet)didthis.Haditbeengood,theywouldhave
doneitbeforeus.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says, Orhavetheypartners(withAllhfalsegods)whohaveinstitutedfor
themareligionwhichAllhhasnotordained? Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Andwhatsoeverthe
Messenger(Muhammad)givesyou,takeitandwhatsoeverheforbidsyou,abstain(fromit).

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TheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)said, Whoeverdoesanactforwhichthereisnosanctionfromourbehalf,it
istoberejected. (AgreeduponbyImamsAlBukhariandMuslim)Itisauthenticallyreportedontheauthority
o fJabir(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)thathe(peacebeuponhim)usedtosayintheFridayKhutbah
(sermon): ThebestofspeechistheBookofAllah,andthebestoftheguidanceistheguidancegivenbyMuhammad(peacebe
uponhim).ThemostevilaffairsarenoveltiesandeveryBid'ahleadstomisguidance. (RelatedbyMusliminhisSahih)He
(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid, Ifapersoninnovatesthingsinouraffairsforwhichthereisnovalid(reason),thesearetobe
rejected. (RelatedbyMuslim)TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)alsosaidduringtheFarewellHajj, Learnyour
(hajj)ritualsfromme. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)didnotstagedemonstrationsduringtheFarewellHajj,
nordidhisSahabah(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem)afterhisdeath.Therefore,doingthisactduringHajj
isaBida`hagainstwhichtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)warned.AfterSurahAlTawbahwasrevealed,
theProphet(peacebeuponhim)dispatchedannouncersintheninthyearafterHajrahtoproclaimthatno
onebutthebelievingpersonwillenterJannah,nopaganisallowedtoperformHajjafterthisyeari.e.9 www.ircpk.com
AH,nonakedpersonisallowedtoperformtheTawafaroundtheKa`bah,andwhoeverhasacovenantwith
Allah'sMessenger,thenitshallbevalidforfourmonthsexceptforthesecovenantswhosetermsexceedthis
period.Thesearevaliduntilthetimeofitsexpiration.DuringtheFarewellHajj,theProphet(peacebeupon
him)didnotmaketheseannouncementsagainbecauseitsgoalwasachievedintheninthyear.

AllgoodnessandhappinesshereandintheHereafterlieinfollowinginthefootstepsoftheProphet(peace
beuponhim)andhisSahabah(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem).Indeed,theyarethesavedandvictorious
group.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says, AndtheforemosttoembraceIslmoftheMuhjirn(thosewhomigrated
fromMakkahtoAlMadinah)andtheAnsr(thecitizensofAlMadinahwhohelpedandgaveaidtotheMuhjirn)andalsothosewho
followedthemexactly(inFaith).AllhiswellpleasedwiththemastheyarewellpleasedwithHim.HehaspreparedforthemGardens
underwhichriversflow(Paradise),todwellthereinforever.Thatisthesupremesuccess.

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MayAllahguideusandallMuslimstousefulknowledgeandgooddeeds,grantustheabilitytounderstand
andfollowthepathofthemasterofthemessengers,hisSahabah,andtheirfollowersinrighteousness!May
AllahprotectusandallMuslimsfromthedelusivetrials,theinsinuationsofSatan,andfromcommitting
Bida`h!HeistheOneWhoiscapabletodoso.MaypeaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,
hisfamily,andhisCompanions!

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AlIslahMagazineinterviewwithHisEminenceShaykh`Abdul`AzizIbnBaz

TheonlywayoutfortheMuslimUmmahfromtheattackslaunchedbytheirenemies

Q1:Undoubtedly,YourEminenceknowsthattheUmmah(nationbasedononecreed)is
exposedtoferociousattackseverywhere,whatisthewayout?MayAllahrewardyouthe
best!

A : IntheNameofAllah,theMostGracious,theMostMerciful.PraisebetoAllahAlone.May
Allah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeupontheMessengerofAllah,hisfamily,Companionsandthose
whofollowedhisguidance.

Undoubtedly,theUmmahistriedbyitsenemies.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: And
surely,WeshalltryyoutillWetestthosewhostrivehard(fortheCauseofAllh)andAsSbirn(thepatient),andWeshalltestyour
facts(i.e.theonewhoisaliar,andtheonewhoistruthful). TheUmmahisputundertrialbyfacingits
enemies,soitshouldexperiencepatience.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Youshall
certainlybetriedandtestedinyourwealthandpropertiesandinyourpersonalselves,andyoushallcertainlyhearmuchthatwill
grieveyoufromthosewhoreceivedtheScripturebeforeyou(JewsandChristians)andfromthosewhoascribepartnerstoAllhbut
ifyouperseverepatiently,andbecomeAlMuttaqn(thepiousSeeV.2:2)thenverily,thatwillbeadeterminingfactorinallaffairs
(andthatisfromthegreatmatterswhichyoumustholdonwithallyourefforts). Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: But
ifyouremainpatientandbecomeAlMuttaqn[thepiousSeeV.2:2],nottheleastharmwilltheircunningdotoyou.Surely,Allh
surroundsallthattheydo.

TheIslamicUmmahshouldexercisepatience,seekrewardonlyfromAllah,adheretotheDin
(religion)ofIslam,givenoheedtotheclaimsofitsenemiesandabidebytheBookofAllah
andtheSunnah(whateverisreportedfromtheProphet)ofHisMessenger(peacebeupon
him),

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throughutterances,deedsandbeliefs.ItshouldseektheJudgmentofAllahwithregardtoHis
Servants.ThisisobligatoryuponalltheIslamiccounties,governmentsandpeoples.Aslongas
theUmmahisadherenttotheDinofAllahinutterance,deedsandbeliefs,itwillnotbe
affectedbytheplotsofitsenemies.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: ButifyouremainpatientandbecomeAl
Muttaqn[thepiousSeeV.2:2],nottheleastharmwilltheircunningdotoyou.Surely,Allhsurroundsallthattheydo. He
(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: andbepatient.Surely,AllhiswiththosewhoareAsSbirn(thepatient).
Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Oyouwhobelieve!Ifyouhelp(inthecauseof)Allh,Hewillhelp
you,andmakeyourfootholdfirm. Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Verily,Allhwillhelpthosewho
helpHis(Cause).Truly,AllhisAllStrong,AllMighty. Those(Muslimrulers)who,ifWegivethempowerintheland,(they)enjoin
Iqamata sSalt[i.e.toperformthefivecompulsorycongregationalSalt(prayers)(themalesinmosques)],topaytheZaktand
theyenjoinAlMarf(i.e.IslmicMonotheismandallthatIslmordersonetodo),andforbidAlMunkar(i.e.disbelief,polytheismand
allthatIslmhasforbidden)[i.e.theymaketheQurnasthelawoftheircountryinallthespheresoflife].AndwithAllhreststhe
endof(all)matters(ofcreatures). Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: and(asfor)thebelievers,it
wasincumbentuponUstohelp(them).

ThebelieversarethosewhoadheretotheCommandofAllah,forsaketheProhibitionsof
Allah,observetheLimitsofAllahandseekAllah'sShar`(Law)insettlingdisputes.Thoseare
thetrueMuslimswhoarethealliesofAllah.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Allhhas
promisedthoseamongyouwhobelieveanddorighteousgooddeeds,thatHewillcertainlygrantthemsuccessionto(thepresent
rulers)intheland,asHegrantedittothosebeforethem,andthatHewillgrantthemtheauthoritytopractisetheirreligionwhichHe
haschosenforthem(i.e.Islm).AndHewillsurelygivetheminexchangeasafesecurityaftertheirfear(provided)they(believers)
worshipMeanddonotassociateanything(inworship)withMe. WhenMuslimsadherestrictlytotheDinof
Allah,carryoutitsobligations,forsakeitsprohibitionsandresortto

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thejudgmentsoftheShari`ah(Islamiclaw),Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)supportsthem,grants
themvictoryovertheirenemiesandordainsforthemsuccess,happinessandsecurityinthis
worldandintheHereafter.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Itisthosewhobelieve(inthe
OnenessofAllhandworshipnonebutHimAlone)andconfusenottheirbeliefwithZulm(wrongi.e.byworshippingothersbesides
Allh),forthem(only)thereissecurityandtheyaretheguided.

Whengenerallymentioned,Iman(Faith/belief)includescarryingoutalltheCommandsof
AllahandHisMessengersandavoidingalltheProhibitionsofAllahandHisMessenger.The
abovementionedAyah(Qur'anicverse)meansthattheyremainedstraightonTawhid(belief
intheOnenessofAllah/monotheism),carriedouttheRightofAllahandkeptawayfromthe
ProhibitionsofAllah,sotheygotsecurityandguidanceinthisworldandintheHereafterand
theirenemieswouldnotharmthemiftheyabidedbyAlHaqq(theTruth).However,ifthey www.ircpk.com
committedsomeofwhatAllahprohibitedoroverlookedsomeoftheObligationsofAllah,they
wouldbetriedandstrickenwithwhattheyhate.Whenthearcherslefttheirpositionsonthe
mountainsonthedayofUhudanddisobeyedtheordersoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim),
theMuslimsincurredgreatlossanddefeatandmanyofthemwerekilledandwounded,dueto
theirdisobedience.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: AndAllhdidindeedfulfilHisPromisetoyou
whenyouwerekillingthem(yourenemy)withHisPermissionuntil(themoment)youlostyourcourageandfelltodisputingaboutthe
order,anddisobeyedafterHeshowedyou(ofthebooty)whichyoulove. Themeaningisthattheydisobeyedthe
Prophet'sorders,sotheenemywasgivenpoweroverthem.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: (Whatis
thematterwithyou?)Whenasingledisastersmitesyou,althoughyousmote(yourenemies)withonetwiceasgreat,yousay:From
wheredoesthiscometous?Say(tothem),Itisfromyourselves(becauseofyourevildeeds).

Themeaningisthatitisanobligationuponthebelieversgovernmentsandpeoplesto
adheretotheDinofAllah,sticktotheShar`ofAllah,observeHisLimitswithregardto
utterances,deedsand

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beliefs,andpracticeAlWala'walBara'(loyaltyanddisassociationforAllah'sSake),andlove
andhateinthisregard.

ThisisthewayforvictoryandhappinessifMuslimsremainadherenttothis,theirenemywill
notharmthem.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says: ButifyouremainpatientandbecomeAlMuttaqn[thepiousSee
V.2:2],nottheleastharmwilltheircunningdotoyou.Surely,Allhsurroundsallthattheydo. ItisonlywhenMuslims
neglectandfailtocarryouttheobligationthattheybecomesubjecttoattack.Whentheyfall
shorttocarryouttheOrdersofAllah,neglecttheobligatorypreparationswhichAllah
commandedinHisSaying, Andmakereadyagainstthemallyoucanofpower orneglecttakingprecautions
asAllahcommandedinHisSaying, Oyouwhobelieve!Takeyourprecautions whenMuslimsneglectany
oftheObligationsofAllahorcommitanyoftheProhibitionsofAllah,theywillfallpreyto
theirenemies.

WeaskAllahtoguideallMuslimsgovernmentsandpeopletowhatpleasesHim,tofixtheir
heartsanddeedsandtoenablethemtoseektheJudgmentofAllahandstayadherenttoit.

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DutyofMuslimDu`ahinfaceofaccusingthemofextremism,

terrorismandfundamentalismbytheInternationalMedia

Q2:IthasbecomecommonininternationalmediatoaccusetheDu`ah(callerstoIslam)of
extremismandfundamentalism.WhatistheopinionofYourEminencetowardthis?

A : ThisshouldnotdetertheDu`ahfromsayingAlHaqq(theTruth).Undoubtedly,some
Du`aharelackinginknowledgeor

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theappropriatewayofdeliveringspeech.Everyoneisresponsibleforhisownsins,ifhe
neglectsorexceedsinsomething,heshouldbesetrightandtaughthowtocommand,howto
forbidandhowtocalltoAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe),sothatitmaynotpreventDu`ah
fromcarryingouttheirworkorhindertheDa`wah(callingtoIslam).

TheDu`ahshouldhaveknowledgeandinsight.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says: Say(OMuhammad
):"ThisismywayIinviteuntoAllh(i.e.totheOnenessofAllhIslmicMonotheism)withsureknowledge This
meansthatheshouldhaveknowledgeandcomprehensionoftheBookofAllahandthe
Sunnah(whateverisreportedfromtheProphet)inordertobeabletoinstructandpreachout
ofknowledge,besidestakingcareoftheappropriatestyleandavoidingharshness.Allah
(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Invite(mankind,OMuhammad)totheWayofyourLord(i.e.
Islm)withwisdom(i.e.withtheDivineRevelationandtheQurn)andfairpreaching,andarguewiththeminawaythatisbetter.
Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: AndbytheMercyofAllh,youdealtwiththemgently.Andhadyoubeensevereand
harshhearted,theywouldhavebrokenawayfromaboutyou

IftheDu`ahadheretothetruth,theyshouldgivenoheedtotheuselessspeechmadeagainst
theirhonorortopreventtheirwork.TheyshouldfearAllahandobserveHisLimitssoasnot
tobeanobstacleinthewayofDa`wahorcauseotherstohindertheDa`wahduetotheirown
errors.TheyshouldadopttheShar`y(Islamicallylawful)wayofDa`wahthroughwisdom,
goodspeech,graciousstylewithoutattackingothers.TheyshoulddenyMunkar(thatwhichis
unacceptableordisapprovedofbyIslamiclawandMuslimsofsoundintellect)andenjoin
Ma`ruf(thatwhichisjudgedasgood,beneficial,orfittingbyIslamiclawandMuslimsofsound
intellect).Theyshouldnotlookatorcriticizepeoplebyname.InsuchcasestheMessenger
(peacebeuponhim)usedtosay, Whatisthematterwithsomepeoplewhosaysuchand
such?

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TheDu`ahshouldtakecaretopointoutAlHaqqandcalltoitshowtheMunkarandwarn
againstit,andavoidcriticizingpeopleorleadersbytheirnames.TheiraimistodenyMunkar
andcallforMa`ruf.

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Rulingonbuying,selling,orpromotingtheprintedmaterialsthatmockIslam,

speakillofDu`ahandspreadcorruption

Q3:ManynewspapersandmagazinesmockIslam,castaspersionsupontheDu`ah(callerto
Islam),applaudtheKafirs(disbelievers/nonMuslims),evildoersandartistsandpublish
photosofimmodestwomen.Whatistherulingonbuying,sellingorpromotingsuchprints?

A : Thenewspapersthatpublishpornographicphotos,slandertheDu`ah,discourageDa`wah
(callingtoIslam),releaseatheisticarticlesandthelikeshouldbeboycotted.Thestate,if
Islamic,shouldpreventreleasingthem,fortheyposeriskstothesocietyandMuslims.Muslims
shouldnotbuyorpropagatesuchmaterial.Theyshouldurgeotherstostayawayfromthem
andshouldnotownorbuythem.Theofficialswhocouldbanthemshoulddothisordirect
themtogoodnessinordertoquitevilandremainadherenttoallgood.

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AdvisingthosepreoccupiedbyseekingknowledgeawayfromDa`wahandteachingpeople

Q4:SomestudentsdonotcareaboutDa`wah(callingtoIslam),enjoiningthegoodand
forbiddingtheevil,andteachingpeopleonthepretextofbeingbusywithlearning.Whatis
youradviceforthosepersons?

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A : ItisincumbentuponthoseendowedwithknowledgetocalltoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)
accordingtotheircapacity.Thus,itisobligatoryforanyonewhohasknowledgeanddeep
insightthroughthebookandSunnahtoinformaboutIslamaccordingtoone'sknowledge.
TheyshouldbewareofcallingtoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)withoutsureknowledge.He(Exalted
beHe)says, Say(OMuhammad):"ThisismywayIinviteuntoAllh(i.e.totheOnenessofAllhIslmic
Monotheism)withsureknowledge,Iandwhosoeverfollowsme(alsomustinviteotherstoAllhi.e.totheOnenessofAllhIslmic
Monotheismwithsureknowledge).

AscribingfalsestatementstoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)isamajorsin.Allah(mayHebePraised)
says, Say(OMuhammad):"(But)thethingsthatmyLordhasindeedforbiddenareAlFawhish(greatevilsins
andeverykindofunlawfulsexualintercourse)whethercommittedopenlyorsecretly,sins(ofallkinds),unrighteousoppression,
joiningpartners(inworship)withAllhforwhichHehasgivennoauthority,andsayingthingsaboutAllhofwhichyouhaveno
knowledge." Allah(ExaltedbeHe)saysthatascribingfalsestatementstoHimisoneofthe
Satanicmatters.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says, Omankind!Eatofthatwhichislawfulandgoodontheearth,and
follownotthefootstepsofShaitan(Satan).Verily,heistoyouanopenenemy. He[Shaitn(Satan)]commandsyouonlywhatis
evilandFahsh(sinful),andthatyoushouldsayagainstAllhwhatyouknownot.

ItisobligatoryuponanyonewhohasknowledgeanddeepinsighttoinvitetoAllah(Exalted
beHe)inthemannerprescribedbyHiminHissaying, Invite(mankind,OMuhammad)to
theWayofyourLord(i.e.Islm)withwisdom(i.e.withtheDivineRevelationandtheQurn)andfairpreaching,andarguewiththem
inawaythatisbetter. Thus,wisdomreferstoknowingwhatAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)
prescribedandwhatHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim)saidandperformingthisproperly.
FairpreachingmeansthatthecallershouldencouragepeopletoJannah(paradise),reward,
happiness,andagoodoutcome.Heshouldalsoadmonishthesinnerswhoabandonorneglect
theobligationsordoforbiddenthingsthatincurAllah'swrathandtorment.Allah(mayHebe
Praised)says, andarguewiththeminawaythatisbetter. i.e.touseawaythatisbettertodisplaythe
truthandremovemisconception.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says, AndarguenotwiththepeopleoftheScripture
(JewsandChristians),unlessitbein(away)thatisbetter(withgoodwordsandingoodmanner,invitingthemtoIslmicMonotheism
withHisVerses),exceptwithsuchofthemasdowrong

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Thisreferstotheimportanceofusingthefairandkindwaywithpeople,eveniftheyarethe
PeopleoftheBook(theJewsandChristians).Urginginakindwayleadspeopletoacceptand
actaccordingtothetruth.Yet,violenceandforceleadpersonstoshunandrejectthetruth.
ThatiswhyAllah(ExaltedbeHe)praisesHisProphetMuhammad(peacebeuponhim)
becauseofhisgentlenessincallingtoHim.He(mayHebePraised)says, AndbytheMercyofAllh,
youdealtwiththemgently.Andhadyoubeensevereandharshhearted,theywouldhavebrokenawayfromaboutyou

Thus,itisobligatoryuponcallerstoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)toadheretotheapproachshown
andorderedbyAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andbewareofanythingthatopposesit.Theaimisto
displaytruthandinvitepeoplepatientlytoit.Theyshouldseekappropriatewords,callwith
knowledge,andurgeinawaythatisbetter.Noviolence,force,ordefamationmaybeused.
Whatoneshoulddoistodisplayandcalltothetruthprovidingitsevidence,highlightingevil,
andwarningagainstithopingfortherewardofAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andhappiness,notout
ofshowingofforhypocrisy.Rather,oneshoulddosoforAllah'ssakeandtheHereafter.

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RulingonmutualcooperationandsupportinDa`wah

Q5:Whatistherulingoncooperation,support,andhelpingoneanotherinDa`wah(callingto
Islam)bearinginmindthatsomesaythatdoingsoisaBid`ah(innovationinreligion)?

A : CooperatinginDa`wahisdesirablethoughmakingDa`wahindividuallyisgoodaswell.
Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: HelpyouoneanotherinAlBirrandAtTaqw(virtue,righteousnessandpiety)
Moreover,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Whoeverfulfillstheneedsoftheirbrother(orsister),Allah
willfulfilltheirneeds. Besides,Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says: ByAlAsr(thetime). Verily,manisinloss, Except
thosewhobelieve(inIslmicMonotheism)anddorighteousgooddeeds,andrecommendoneanothertothetruth[i.e.orderone
anothertoperformallkindsofgooddeeds(AlMaruf)whichAllhhasordained,andabstainfromallkindsofsinsandevildeeds(Al
MunkarwhichAllhhasforbidden],andrecommendoneanothertopatience(forthesufferings,harms,andinjurieswhichonemay
encounterinAllhsCauseduringpreachingHisreligionofIslmicMonotheismorJihd).

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However,ifagroupofpeopletraveltoperformDa`wah,theyhavetocooperatein
righteousnessandpietywherevertheyare.Doingsoisoneofthebestdeeds.

TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)sentseventy(Qur'an)reciterstosometribestoperform
Da`wahandteachpeople.He(peacebeuponhim)alsousedtosendDu`ahs(callerstoIslam)
asindividualsoringroupstodifferenttribestoteachthemtheirDin(religion).TheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)sentMus`abibn`Umayr(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)toMadinahbefore
Hijrah(Prophet'smigrationtoMadinah)toteachwhomeverembracedIslamamongsttheAnsar
(Helpers,inhabitantsofMadinahwhosupportedtheProphet)therulingsoftheirDin.

Itisthusverygoodthattwo,three,ormorepeoplecooperateandencourageeachotherto
performDa`wahandguidepeople.Theymayalsoremindeachotherofthedeedsthatthey
havetoperformandtherulingsthattheyhavetoabideby.Ontheotherhand,suchDu`ah
havetofollowthetruthandknowitsproofs,bewareofwaysthattakepeopleawayfromthe
truth,andfindoutbeneficialmeansthatclarifythetruth,arouseinterestinfollowingit,and
warnagainstfalsehood.Cooperationwithsuchcharacteristicsisdesirablesolongasthe
conditionsofsincerity,knowledge,andinsightaremet.

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DothesectsthatwearecommandedtoabandonintheHadithofHudhayfah

(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)refertothecontemporaryIslamicgroups?

Q6:SomepeoplesaythatthegroupsthattheHadithofHudhayfahcommandstoabandonare
theIslamicgroupssuchastheSalafis,theIkhwan(MuslimBrotherhood),andtheTablighis.
Whatisyouropiniononsuchasaying?

A: WhenHudhayfahasked,'OMessengerofAllah,wewereinastateof

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Jahiliyyah(preIslamictimeofignorance)andevil,thenAllahbroughtusthisgood.Willtherebeanyevilafterthisgood?',theProphet
(peacebeuponhim)said,'Yes.'Hudhayfahsaid,'Willtherebeanygoodafterthatevil?'TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said,'Yes,
butitwouldbetaintedwithdakhan'i.e.alittleevil'.'I(Hudhayfah)asked,'Whatwillitsdakhanbe?He(peacebeuponhim)said,
'Therewillbesomepeoplewhowillguide(people)accordingtosomethingotherthanmyguidanceandwillleadthemaccordingto
somethingotherthanmySunnah(whateverisreportedfromtheProphet).Youwillseetheiractionsanddisapproveofthem.'
Hudhayfahsaid,'Willtherebeanyevilafterthatgood?'He(peacebeuponhim)said,'Yes,therewillbesomepeoplewhowillinvite
otherstothedoorsofHell,andwhoeveracceptstheirinvitationtoitwillbethrowninit(bythem).'Hudhayfahsaid,'OMessengerof
Allah,describethosepeopletous.'He(peacebeuponhim)said,'Theywillbefromamongusandspeakourlanguage(i.e.from
amongtheArabs). Hudhayfahasked,'Whatdoyoucommandustodoatthatpoint?'He(peacebeuponhim)said,'Adheretothe
Jama`ah(group)oftheMuslimsandtheirleader.'Hudhayfahasked,'WhatifthereisnoJama`ahandnoleader?'He(peacebeupon
him)said,'Keepawayfromallthosedifferentsects,evenifyouhavetobite(i.e.eat)therootofatree,untilyoudiewhileyouarestill
inthatstate.' (RelatedbyAlBukhariandMuslim).

ThisimportantHadithexplainstousthatitisWajib(obligatory)onMuslimstoadheretotheJama`ahofMuslimsandtocooperate
withthemwherevertheymaybe,whetheritisaJama`ahthatisfoundintheArabianPeninsula,orEgypt,orLevant(theregion
coveringSyria,Lebanon,Jordan,andPalestine),orIraq,orAmerica,orEurope,orinanyotherplace.

WhenaMuslimpersonfindsagroupthatiscallingpeopletothetruth,theyshouldhelpthemandbeoneofthem,theyshouldaidand
encouragethemtoremainsteadfastinadheringtothetruth.IftheycannotfindaJama`ahatall,thentheyshouldadheretothetruth
andsuchapersonwillbetheJama`ahevenifs/heisonlyone,asIbnMas`ud(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)saidtoAmribn
Maymun:"TheJama`ahisthatwhichisinaccordancewiththetruth,evenifyouareonyourown."

Muslimshavethustoseekthetruth.IftheyfindanIslamiccenterwhichpromotesthetruth,oragroupinanyplacewhichpromotes
thetruthi.e.callspeopletotheQur'an,

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Sunnah,andsoundbeliefinEurope,Africa,oranyotherplace,theyshouldjointhemandseekthetruthpatientlyandbewiththe
peopleoftruth.

ThisiswhatisWajibuponMuslims.Butiftheycannotfindanyonewhocallspeopletothetruth,whetherastateoragroup,thenthey
mustadheretothetruthontheirownandbesteadfastindoingso.Inthatcase,theywillbetheJama`ah,asIbnMas`ud(mayAllah
bepleasedwithhim)saidtoAmribnMaymun.

InthesetimespraisebetoAllahAlonetherearemanygroupsthatcallpeopletothetruth,asintheArabianPeninsula:(theSaudi
government),Yemen,theGulf,Egypt,Levant,aswellasAfrica,Europe,America,andIndiaandPakistanalongwithotherplacesall
overtheworld.Therearemanygroups,Islamiccenters,andIslamicsocietiesthatcallpeopletothetruth,proclaimthemessage,and
warnagainstthatwhichopposesit.

SowhoeverseeksthetruthamongstMuslimsinanypartoftheworldhastolookforthesegroupsandwhentheyfindagroup,a
center,orasocietythatcallspeopletotheQur'anandSunnah,theyaretofollowitandadheretoit.

ExamplesofsuchsocietiesareAnsaralSunnahinEgyptandSudan,JamiyyatAhlulHadithinPakistanandIndiaalongwithother
groupsorassociationsthatcalltotheQur'anandSunnahanddevotetheirworshipsincerelytoAllahAlonewithoutcallingupon
anyoneelsewhethertheoccupantsofgravesorothers.

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IsitfalsetoclaimthatthattheIslamicgroupsareamongstthemisguidedsects

thattheProphetcommandedustoshun?

Q7:OhonorableShaykh,whatdoyouthinkofthosewhosaythattheseIslamicgroupsare
amongthegroupswhichcallpeopletoHell,andwhichtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
commandedustokeepawayfrom?Isthiscorrectornot?

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A : WhoevercallspeopletotheQur'anandSunnahdoesnotbelongtothemisguidedgroups.
Rather,suchpeoplebelongtothesavedgroupwhichismentionedintheHadithofthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim): TheJewssplitintoseventyonegroupsandtheChristianssplitintoseventytwogroups.
MyUmmah(nation)willsplitintoseventythreegroups,allofwhichwillbeintheFireexceptforone.He(peacebeuponhim)was
asked,'Whoarethey,OMessengerofAllah?'He(peacebeuponhim)said,'ThosewhofollowthepathwhichIandmySahabah
(companions)areontoday.' Accordingtoonereport:"TheyaretheJama`ah(mainstreamMuslims)."

ThesavedgroupisthusthegroupwhichadheressteadfastlytothewayoftheProphet(peace
beuponhim)andhisSahabah(mayAllahbepleasedwiththemall)i.e.believesinTawhid
(beliefintheOnenessofAllah),worshipsAllahAlone,obeysHiscommands,avoidsHis
prohibitions,adheressteadfastlytothatinword,deed,andbelief.Thesearethepeopleof
truth,theoneswhocalltorightguidance,eventhoughtheymaybescatteredthroughoutthe
world,withsomeintheArabianPeninsula,someinLevant(theregioncoveringSyria,Lebanon,Jordan,andPalestine),
someinAmerica,someinEgypt,someinAfricancountries,andsomeinAsia.Theyaremanygroups,
buttheyareknownbytheir`Aqidah(creed)andtheirdeeds.Iftheyfollowthepathof
TawhidandbeliefinAllahandHisMessenger,andtheyadheresteadfastlytotheDin
(religion)ofAllahbroughtbytheBookofAllah(Qur'an)andtheSunnahofHisMessenger
(peacebeuponhim),thentheybelongtoAhlulSunnahwalJama`ah(thoseadheringtotheSunnahandtheMuslim
mainbody).Thoughtheymaybescatteredinmanypartsoftheworldbutattheendoftimethey
willbeveryfewinnumber.

Inconclusion,theguidelineconcerningthisissueiswhetherornottheyadheretothetruth.If
thereisapersonoragroupthatcallspeopletotheQur'anandSunnahandadvocatesbeliefin
TawhidandadherencetotheShari`ah(Islamiclaw),thentheyaretheJama`ahandthe
savedgroup.ButthosewhocalltoanythingotherthantheQur'anandSunnah,theyarenot
partoftheJama`ah.Rather,theybelongtothemisguidedanddoomedgroups.Thesaved
groupistheonethatcallspeopletotheQuranandSunnah,eventhoughtheymayspread
hereandthere.Aslongastheiraimandtheirbeliefsarethesame,itdoesntmatterifoneis
calledAnsarAlSunnah,

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anotheriscalledAlIkhwanAlMuslimun,andsoon.Whatmattersistheir`Aqidahandtheiractions.
IftheyadheresteadfastlytothetruthandtoTawhid,andtheyaresinceretowardsAllahand
followtheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)inword,deedandbelief,thennamesdonot
matter.ButtheyhavetofearAllahandbesincereinthat.IfsomeofthemarecalledAnsarAl
Sunnah,othersarecalled:AlSalafiyyunorAlIkhwanAlMuslimun,orwhatever,itdoesnotmattersolong
astheyaresincereandadheresteadfastlytothetruthbyfollowingQur'anandSunnah,judge
accordingtothem,andadheresteadfastlytotheminbelief,wordanddeed.Ifanygrouperrs
insomeway,thenthescholarshavetowarnandguidethemtothetruthifthereisclear
evidence.

Thepointisthatwemustcooperateinrighteousnessandpietyanddealwithourproblems
withknowledge,wisdom,andgoodmanners.Ifanyofthesegroupsorothersmakesamistake
thatisrelatedto`AqidahorsomethingthatAllahhascommandedorforbidden,theyshould
showthemtheSharyevidenceinagentle,wiseandpolitemanner,sothattheywillfollow
thetruthandacceptitwillingly.ThisiswhatallMuslimshavetodo,theyhavetocooperatein
righteousnessandpiety,andadviseoneanothertofollowthat.Inaddition,theymustnotlet
oneanotherdowninsuchawaythattheenemymaytakeadvantageofthem.

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Whatisyouropiniononthesayingthatbeingjustandfairwithopponents

isnotlegallyobligatory

Q8:Somepeopleclaimthatbeingjustandfairwithopponentsisnotlegallyobligatory.What
isyouropiniononthis?

A : TheMuslimsmustbejustandfairwithfriendsorenemies.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbe
He)says, andbeequitable.Verily,Allhlovesthosewhoaretheequitable. Thus,thosewhoarejustand
equitablearebelovedbyAllah.

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He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays, Verily,AllhenjoinsAlAdl(i.e.justiceandworshippingnonebutAllh
AloneIslmicMonotheism)andAlIhsn[i.e.tobepatientinperformingyourdutiestoAllh,totallyforAllhssakeandin
accordancewiththeSunnah(legalways)oftheProphetinaperfectmanner] Allah(mayHebe
Praised)hasorderedustobejustandpatientwitheveryone,whetherafriendorenemy,and
whethertheyareabelieverordisbeliever.Itisimpermissibletooppressorwronganyone.If
thedisbelieverswhoarecalledtoAllahinsistontheirdisbelief,theyshouldbefought.
However,fightingagainstthemisonlypermissibleafterconveyingthemessageand
illustratingittothem.Whentheypersistintheirdisbelief,thenstriveagainstthemaccording
toone'scapacity.

Similarly,whentwoopponentsrefertoaMuslim,hemustjudgebetweenthemwithjustice,
evenifoneofthemisaMuslimandtheotherisadisbeliever.Forexample,whena
disbelievingplaintiffclaimsthataMuslimtookhiscaroranyotherthing,thejudgemust
arbitrateagainsttheMuslimifthedisbelieverhaslegalevidence.

Itisincumbentuponustoenforcejustice.Allahsays, andbeequitable.Verily,Allhlovesthosewhoarethe
equitable. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, TheDispensersofjusticewillbeseatedonthepulpitsoflight
besideAllah,ontherightsideoftheMerciful,ExaltedandGlorious.EithersideoftheBeingistherightside,andbothbeingequally
meritorious.(TheDispensersofjusticeare)thosewhodojusticeintheirrules,inmattersrelatingtotheirfamilies,andinallmatters
undertheircontrol.

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CriticizingapoemthatcallstoShirk

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F r o m`Abdul`Azizibn`AbdullahibnBaztothehonorablebrother,`AlyIbnHasanAlSha`ir,theMinisterof
Information,MayAllahprotecthim!Amen!

MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!

AttachedisacopyofapagefromthesupplementofAlMadinahmagazinepublishedonWednesday
14/2/1416A.H.Thesupplementpublishedapoembyapoetcalled,Fu'adAminHamdyinwhichhesays,

Whenafflictionsbefallyou resorttoAhmad,theclearlight!

ThislineisaninvitationtoseekthehelpoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)andinvokehimtorelieve
distress.ThisisaformofmajorShirk(associatingothersinworshipwithAllah).

ItisWajib(obligatory)towarnthepoetsothathewillrepenttoAllah(mayHebePraised)andwillnot
writesuchathingagain.Thisisalsotowarnthemagazineagainstpublishingsuchpoemsanddraw
attentiontosuchamistakewiththecontentofmyletter.ItisWajibuponallMuslimstoresorttoAllahwhen
afflictedandaskHimtorelievethemalongwithconsideringallthepossiblemeans.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)
says, IsnotHe(betterthanyourgods)Whorespondstothedistressedone,whenhecallsonHim,andWhoremovestheevil
Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: AndyourLordsaid:InvokeMe,[i.e.believeinMyOneness(IslmicMonotheism)andask
Meforanything]Iwillrespondtoyour(invocation). Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: Andwhoeverinvokes(orworships),
besidesAllh,anyotherilh(god),ofwhomhehasnoproofthenhisreckoningisonlywithhisLord.Surely!AlKfirn(the
disbelieversinAllhandintheOnenessofAllh,polytheists,pagans,idolaters)willnotbesuccessful. InthepreIslamictime
ofignorance,theMushriks(personswhoassociatesotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship)

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usedtoresorttoAllahwhensufferingfromimmensedistressandtheyabandonedtheirfalsedeities.Allah
(GlorifiedbeHe)says, Andwhentheyembarkonaship,theyinvokeAllh,makingtheirFaithpureforHimonly:butwhenHe
bringsthemsafelytoland,behold,theygiveashareoftheirworshiptoothers. TheAyahs(Qur'anicVerses)thatstressthis
meaningaremany.

Itisknownthatthedeceasedhavenopowereithertobenefitorharmthemselvesorothers,forAllah
(GlorifiedbeHe)istheOnewhocausesbenefitorharm.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)informedHisProphet(peace
beuponhim), Say(OMuhammad):"IpossessnopoweroverbenefitorharmtomyselfexceptasAllhwills.
ThisAyahwasrevealedduringhislifetime,sohowcananyoneseekhishelpafterhisdeath!Allah(Glorified
andExaltedbeHe)says, SuchisAllh,yourLordHisisthekingdom.Andthose,whomyouinvokeorcalluponinsteadofHim,
ownnotevenaQitmr(thethinmembraneoverthedatestone). Ifyouinvoke(orcallupon)them,theyhearnotyourcallandif(in
case)theyweretohear,theycouldnotgrantit(yourrequest)toyou.AndontheDayofResurrection,theywilldisownyour
worshippingthem.Andnonecaninformyou(OMuhammad)likeHimWhoistheAllKnower(ofeverything).
Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays, Notalikearetheblind(disbelieversinIslmicMonotheism)andtheseeing(believersin
IslmicMonotheism). Norare(alike)darkness(disbelief)andlight(BeliefinIslmicMonotheism). Norare(alike)theshadeand
thesunsheat. Norare(alike)theliving(i.e.thebelievers)andthedead(i.e.thedisbelievers).Verily,AllhmakeswhomHewills
tohear,butyoucannotmakehearthosewhoareingraves. TherearemanyAyahstothesameeffect.

MayAllahfixtheaffairsofallMuslimsandbestowuponthemdeepunderstandingofthereligiontoholdfast
toit.IaskHimtosetrighttheaffairsofthosewhoareresponsibleforthemediaandguidethemto
righteousnesstoprotectMuslimsagainstallevil.HeisMostGenerousandAllBountiful!MayAllah'sPeace,
Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!

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Commentaryonsomelinesofthepeom"NazmRiyadAlJannahFi`AqidatAhlAlSunnahi.e.
ParadiseGardens'VersesonTheSunniCreed"

F r o m`Abdul`Azizibn`AbdullahibnBaztothehonorablebrother,HisEminenceShaykhAhmadibn`AliibnHumud
Habiby,ateacheratDamadScientificInstitution(MayAllahguidehimtowhatpleasesHimandincreasehis
knowledgeandfaith,Amen.)

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

Ireceivedyourletterenclosedwiththepoemcalled'NazmRiyadAlJannahfi`AqidatAhlAlSunnah.

Ihavereadthispoem.Itisgood,yetIhavesixremarks.MayAllahblessyoureffortsandgrantyouandus
allusefulknowledgeandworkingaccordingly,forHeisthebestOnewhosehelpissought!Theremarksare
asfollows:

1ThepoemindicatesthatMa`iyyah(Allah'sbeingwithHiscreation)issomethingwhichispersonal.

Correction:Youshouldnotmentiontheword'Personal'asitcausesconfusion.Concerningthequestionof
Ma`iyyah, A h lu lSunnahwalJama`ah(thoseadheringtotheSunnahandtheMuslimmainbody)haveadifferentview.They
mentiontwotypesofMa`iyyahthegeneralandtheparticularwhichisunanimouslyagreedbythescholars.
Furthermore,thisisstressedbyAbu`UmaribnAbdullahAlBarandAbu`UmarAlTaknkymayAllahbemercifulwith
them.

2RegardingseeingAllahintheHereafter,thepoemstatesthefollowing:

BeforetheyenterParadise, allpeoplewillseeHimwithout
ascreen.

Thisiswrong.

Correction:Itisonlythebelievers,notallpeople,whowillseeHim.Asforthedisbelievers,Allah(mayHe
bePraised)says, Nay!Surelythey(evildoers)willbeveiledfromseeingtheirLordthatDay. He(mayHebePraised)
furthersays,

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Forthosewhohavedonegoodisthebest(reward,i.e.Paradise)andevenmore(i.e.havingthehonourofglancingatthe
ItisauthenticallyreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)thathe
CountenanceofAllh ) .
interpretedthisAyahsayingthattherewardisJannahandthephrase"evenmore"referstolookingat
Allah'sFace(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe).

3ThepoemsaysthattheSirat(thebridgeovertheFire)isaplacewhere:

Allcreation,human,and Theoppressedandaggressor
animals,willretaliateonefrom arejudged.
theother.

Yet,notallpeoplewillpasssafelyovertheSirat.Itiswherethebelieverswhoareworthadmittingto
paradisewillretaliateonefromtheother.ThisisindicatedbytheauthenticHadithandtheexplicitopinionof
ShaykhAlIslam(IbnTaimiyah)asstatedinhisbookAl`AqidahAlWasitiyyah.

4Regardingparadise,thepoemindicatesthat

Somescholarsmaintainthatit Someotherssayitwilleternally
willcometoend, last.

Thisisanillusion.Thisview,whichisweak,isconcernedwiththedwellersoftheHellfire.Thetruthisthat
theywilleternallyabideinHellfire.Allah(mayHebePraised)saysconcerningthem, ThusAllhwillshowthem
theirdeedsasregretsforthem.AndtheywillnevergetoutoftheFire. Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: Theywilllongto
getoutoftheFire,butneverwilltheygetouttherefromandtheirswillbealastingtorment. TherearemanyAyahsreferring
tothismeaning.

AccordingtotheconsensusofAhlAlSunnah,paradiseiseternalanditsdwellerswilleternallyabideinit. www.ircpk.com
(PartNo:8,PageNo:189)

5Onpage11,thepoemstatesthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)willintercedewithAllahforhisuncle
AbuTalib.Thefollowingisthelineconveyingthismeaning.

Aspecialintercessionwillbe hewillbetakenfromthelowest
giventohisuncle, partoftheFire.

ThislineshouldbecorrectedsoastoshowthattheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)willonlyintercedewith
Allahtoalleviatehisuncle'storment,nottotakehimoutofhellFire.

6Thereisavaguelineonpage17.

ThenAllahdescribesthosewho Hisjudgmentandregarded
resortto themasrightlyguided

Themeaningofthisisnotapparenttome.

MayAllahgrantussuccesstodowhatpleasesHim!Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh

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AcommentaryonanarticlebyShaykhJadAlHaq,theGrandShaykhofAlAzhar

entitled,"Islamanditsrelationtootherreligions"

(PartNo:8,PageNo:190)

Thisletterisfrom`Abdul`Azizibn`AbdullahibnBaztothehonorablebrotherHisEminenceShaykhJadAlHaq`Ali
JadAlHaqthegrandShaykhofAlAzhar,mayAllahgranthimsuccess!

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

IhavereadyourarticlewhichwaspublishedbyAlJazirahnewspaperissuedonFriday16/5/1415A.H.
entitled,"Islamandtheothersreligions".Followingareextractsfromthearticle:

"Islamiskeenonmakingpeace,affection,andcooperationthebasisofitsrelationwithotherreligionsand
nations.AccordingtoIslam,maningeneralisanhonorablecreature.Allahhashonoredhimandpreferred
himtothosewhomHehascreated.ThisisclearinAllah'ssayinginSurahAlIsra', AndindeedWehavehonoured
theChildrenofAdam,andWehavecarriedthemonlandandsea,andhaveprovidedthemwithAtTayyibt(lawfulgoodthings),and
havepreferredthemabovemanyofthosewhomWehavecreatedwithamarkedpreferment. Honoringmanandgivinghim
preferenceoverothercreaturesisaloftybondthatlinksMuslimstootherhumans.

Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosaysinSurahAlHujurat: Omankind!Wehavecreatedyoufromamaleandafemale,and
madeyouintonationsandtribes,thatyoumayknowoneanother.Verily,themosthonourableofyouwithAllhisthat(believer)who
hasAtTaqw[i.e.heisoneoftheMuttaqn(thepious.SeeV.2:2)].Verily,AllhisAllKnowing,AllAware. Thisindicatesthat
itisWajib(obligatory)uponthemtoenrichtheirrelationsofamicabilityandaffectionwiththefollowersof
theotherreligionsandthenonIslamicCountriesduetothisbrotherhood.

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ThisisthemeaningofthepreviouslymentionedAyah..."Endquote

IwasverysadatreadingthisastheirintendedmeaningcontradictstheteachingsoftheQur'anandthe
Hadith,soIthoughtofdrawingYourEminence'sattentiontothismatter.YourEminenceknowsthatAllah
(GlorifiedbeHe)orderedthebelieverstohateandshowhostilitytotheKuffar(disbelievers),nottoshow
affectionortotakethemasfriends.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says, Oyouwhobelieve!TakenottheJews
andtheChristiansasAuliy(friends,protectors,helpers),theyarebutAuliyofeachother.Andifanyamongstyoutakesthem(as
Auliy) , thensurelyheisoneofthem.Verily,AllhguidesnotthosepeoplewhoaretheZlimn(polytheistsandwrongdoersand
unjust). InSurahAl`Imran,Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says, Oyouwhobelieve!Takenotas(your)Bitnah(advisors,
consultants,protectors,helpers,friends)thoseoutsideyourreligion(pagans,Jews,Christians,andhypocrites)sincetheywillnotfail
todotheirbesttocorruptyou.Theydesiretoharmyouseverely.Hatredhasalreadyappearedfromtheirmouths,butwhattheir
breastsconcealisfarworse.IndeedWehavemadeplaintoyoutheAyt(proofs,evidence,verses)ifyouunderstand. InSurah
A lMumtahanah,Allah(GlorifiedbeHe), Oyouwhobelieve!TakenotMyenemiesandyourenemies(i.e.disbelieversand
polytheists)asfriends,showingaffectiontowardsthem,whiletheyhavedisbelievedinwhathascometoyouofthetruth(i.e.Islmic
Monotheism,thisQurn,andMuhammad),andhavedrivenouttheMessenger(Muhammad)
andyourselves(fromyourhomeland)becauseyoubelieveinAllhyourLord!IfyouhavecomeforthtostriveinMyCauseandtoseek
MyGoodPleasure,(thentakenotthesedisbelieversandpolytheistsasyourfriends).Youshowfriendshiptotheminsecret,whileIam
A l lAwareofwhatyouconcealandwhatyoureveal.Andwhosoeverofyou(Muslims)doesthat,thenindeedhehasgone(far)astray
fromtheStraightPath. Shouldtheygaintheupperhandoveryou,theywouldbehavetoyouasenemies,andstretchforththeir
handsandtheirtonguesagainstyouwithevil,andtheydesirethatyoushoulddisbelieve. Neitheryourrelativesnoryourchildren
willbenefityouontheDayofResurrection(againstAllh).Hewilljudgebetweenyou.AndAllhistheAllSeerofwhatyoudo.
IndeedtherehasbeenanexcellentexampleforyouinIbrhm(Abraham)andthosewithhim,whentheysaidtotheirpeople:"Verily,
wearefreefromyouandwhateveryouworshipbesidesAllh:wehaverejectedyou,andtherehasstartedbetweenusandyou
hostilityandhatredforeveruntilyoubelieveinAllhAlone"

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InSurahAlMujadalah,Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says, You(OMuhammad)willnotfindanypeople
whobelieveinAllhandtheLastDay,makingfriendshipwiththosewhoopposeAllhandHisMessenger(Muhammad
),eventhoughtheyweretheirfathersortheirsonsortheirbrothersortheirkindred(people).

ThepreviouslymentionedAyahs(Qur'anicverses)aswellastheotherAyahstothesameeffectindicatethat
itisWajibtohate,antagonize,andseverintimaterelationswithdisbelieversuntiltheybelieveinAllahalone.

TheAyahinSurahAlHujuratdoesnotindicateshowingloveandaffectiontotheKuffar,itshowsthatAllah
madeBanuAdam(humanbeings)differentnationsandtribessothattheywouldknoweachotherandbe
abletoconductpermissibletransactionsbetweenthemsuchassale,purchase,exchangeofambassadors,
collectingJizyah(polltaxrequiredfromnonMuslimslivinginanIslamicstate)fromtheJews,theChristians,the
Magi,etc.andotherkindsoftransactionswhichdonotrequireshowingaffectionorlove.

GivingpreferencetoBanuAdamdoesnotindicatethepermissibilityofestablishingrelationsbasedonlove
andaffectionbetweenaMuslimandadisbeliever.ItshowsthatAllahhaspreferredBanuAdamtothose www.ircpk.com
whomHehascreated.

ItisnotpermissibletoconcludefromthesetwoAyahsanythingthatcontradictsthepreviouslymentioned
Muhkamat(clearlydecidedQuranicverses,mostlyconcerninglegalrulings)Ayahsaswellastheother
AyahsthatshowtheobligationofhatingthedisbelieversforAllah'sSakeortakingthemasenemiesandthe
prohibitionofshowingaffectionandbefriendingthem.Thisisforthegreatdifferenceinreligionbetween
Muslimsandthedisbelievers.

ItisobligatoryuponscholarstoexplaintheQur'aninawaythatshowstheharmonyofitsAyahsand

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tousetheMuhkamatAyahsinexplainingtheMutashabihat(Quranicverseswhosemeaningsarenotclear
ornotcompletelyagreedupon).Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says, ItisHeWhohassentdowntoyou
(Muhammad)theBook(thisQurn).InitareVersesthatareentirelyclear,theyarethefoundationsoftheBook
[andthosearetheVersesofAlAhkm(commandments),AlFaraid(obligatoryduties)andAlHudud(legallawsforthepunishment
ofthieves,adulterers)]andothersnotentirelyclear.Soasforthoseinwhoseheartsthereisadeviation(fromthetruth)theyfollow
thatwhichisnotentirelyclearthereof,seekingAlFitnah(polytheismandtrials),andseekingforitshiddenmeanings Therulingin
thesepreviouslymentionedMuhkamatAyahsisclearandthetwoAyahsofSurahAlHujuratdonot
contradictthisruling.

Itisalsostatedinthearticle,"MuslimsshouldconsidertheJewsandtheChristiansastheirpartnersinfaith
andintheapplicationoftheDivinemessagewhichhasthesamebasics."Endquote

ItisnothiddentoyourEminencethatthisrulingcontradictsthecleartextswhichinvitethePeopleofthe
BookandotherstobelieveinAllahandHisMessengerandcallthosewhodonotrespondasKafir.

ItiswellknownthatallthepreviousShari`ahs(Divinelaws)oftheprophetswereabrogatedbytheShari`ah
ofProphetMuhammad(peacebeuponhim).Therefore,itisnotpermissibleforanyonetoactaccordingto
anyShari`ahotherthanthatoftheQur'anandtheauthenticSunnah.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says, Say:"Obey
AllhandobeytheMessenger,butifyouturnaway,he(MessengerMuhammad)isonlyresponsiblefortheduty
placedonhim(i.e.toconveyAllhsMessage)andyouforthatplacedonyou.Ifyouobeyhim,youshallbeontherightguidance.The
Messengersdutyisonlytoconvey(themessage)inaclearway(i.e.topreachinaplainway)." Allah(ExaltedbeHe)also
says: Sothosewhobelieveinhim(Muhammad),honourhim,helphim,andfollowthelight(theQurn)which
hasbeensentdownwithhim,itistheywhowillbesuccessful. Allah

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(mayHebePraised)says, Say(OMuhammad):"Omankind!Verily,IamsenttoyouallastheMessenger
ofAllhtoWhombelongsthedominionoftheheavensandtheearth.LilhaillaHuwa(nonehastherighttobeworshippedbut
He).ItisHeWhogiveslifeandcausesdeath.SobelieveinAllhandHisMessenger(Muhammad),theProphet
whocanneitherreadnorwrite(i.e.Muhammad),whobelievesinAllhandHisWords[(thisQurn),theTaurt
(Torah)andtheInjeel(Gospel)andalsoAllhsWord:"Be!"andhewas,i.e.Is(Jesus)sonofMaryam(Mary),],and
followhimsothatyoumaybeguided." Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Surely,indisbeliefaretheywhosaythatAllhisthe
Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Surely,disbelieversarethosewhosaid:Allhisthethird
Messiah,sonofMaryam(Mary).
Allah
ofthethree(inaTrinity).ButthereisnoIlh(god)(nonewhohastherighttobeworshipped)butOneIlh(GodAllh).
describedtheJewsandtheChristiansinSurahAlTawbahsaying, They(JewsandChristians)tooktheirrabbisandtheir
monkstobetheirlordsbesidesAllh(byobeyingtheminthingswhichtheymadelawfulorunlawfulaccordingtotheirowndesires
withoutbeingorderedbyAllh),and(theyalsotookastheirLord)Messiah,sonofMaryam(Mary),whilethey(JewsandChristians)
werecommanded[intheTaurt(Torah)andtheInjeel(Gospel)]toworshipnonebutOneIlh(GodAllh)LilhaillaHuwa(none
hastherighttobeworshippedbutHe).PraiseandglorybetoHim(faraboveisHe)fromhavingthepartnerstheyassociate(with
Him)." totheendofthefollowingtwoAyahs.

TherearemanyotherAyahsthatstressthesamemeaning.TheyallindicatethedisbeliefoftheJewsandthe
ChristiansastheytooktheirrabbisandmonksaslordsinsteadofAllah,thesayingoftheJewsthat`Uzair
(Ezra)isthesonofAllah,thesayingoftheChristiansthattheMessiahisthesonofAllah,theiraccusationof
Muhammadoftellinglies,andtheirdisbeliefinhimexceptthosewhomAllahguidedtoIslam.

ItisrecordedbyMusliminhisSahih(authentic)bookofHadiththattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, "By
HiminWhosehandthesoulofMuhammadis,anyJeworChristianamongstthisUmmah(nation)whohearsaboutme,butdoesnot
affirmhisbeliefinthatwithwhichIhavebeensentanddiesinthisstate(ofdisbelief),heshallbeoneoftheinhabitantsofHellfire."
ItisalsorecordedintheTwoSahih(authentic)BooksofHadith(i.e.AlBukhariandMuslim)thatthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid, "MayAllahcursetheJewsandtheChristians,fortheyhavetakenthegravesoftheir
Prophetsasplacesofworship." TherearemanyHadithsthatindicatethedisbeliefoftheJewsandtheChristiansand
declaretheirhostilitytous.

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Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)madethefoodofthePeopleoftheBookandtheirchastewomenlawful,however,
thisdoesnotindicatethepermissibilityofshowingloveandaffectiontowardsthem.Thisiscleartowhoever
reflectsupontheAyahsandexaminesthemcarefully.

Finally,itiscleartoYourEminencethemistakesmentionedinthearticlesuchas:

1SayingthatloveandaffectionisthebasicoftherelationbetweenIslamandtheotherreligionsand
peoples. www.ircpk.com
2BearingwitnessthattheJewsandtheChristiansbelieveinAllahandthattheyactaccordingtotheDivine
messagewhichhasthesamebasics.

IhavewrittenthislettertoYourEminencehopingthatyouwouldreconsiderwhatyouhavewrittenwith
regardtothosetwopoints.Ihopealsothatyouwouldcheckthereligioustextsandcorrectthemsoasto
escapeblameandguidetheMuslimUmmah.InshaaAllah(ifAllahwills),thisispraiseworthybehaviorthat
showsyourstrongfaithandyourpreferenceoftheTruth.

IaskAllahwithHiswithHisMostBeautifulNamesandHisLoftyAttributestoguideyou,Muslimscholars,
andmetoknowandfollowtheTruth.IaskhimtohelpusadviseHisSlavesforHisSakeandmakeusall
amongthosewhoguideothersandareguidedbyAllah.HeistheMostGenerousandAllBountiful!

MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,andCompanions.

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DeclaringtheKufrandmisguidanceofapersonwhoclaimsthatitispermissibletojudge
accordingtoalawotherthantheIslamicShari`ah

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PraisebetoAllah,theLordoftheWorlds.MayAllah'speaceandblessingsbeuponthefinal
ProphetandMessenger,ourProphetMuhammad,hisfamilyandCompanions!

Ihavereadthearticlepublishedin"AlSharqAlAwsat"newspaperinitsissueno.(5824)
dated5/6/1415A.H.writtenby`AbdulFattahAlHayikunderthetitle"Misunderstanding".

ThearticlerevolvesaroundhisdenialofawellestablishedreligiousmatteraccordingtoNas
(IslamictextfromtheQuranortheSunnah)andIjma`(consensusofscholars),whichisthe
universalityoftheMessageofProphetMuhammad(peacebeuponhim)toeveryone.He
claimedthatwhoeverdoesnotfollowMuhammad(peacebeuponhim),butremainsa
ChristianoraJew,isrightinthatchoice.HethenquestionedAllah'sWisdombehindtorturing
theKafirs(disbelievers)andsinners,andconsidereditanabsurdity.

HedistortedthetextsofShari`ah(Islamiclaw)andusedtheminirrelevantcontexts
accordingtohisowndesires.HealsoignoredtheShar`y(Islamicallylawful)proofsand
definitetextsthatindicatetheuniversalityoftheMessageofProphetMuhammad(peacebe
uponhim)andtheKufr(disbelief)ofthosewhohearabouthimbutdonotfollowhim.Allah
doesnotacceptanyreligionbutIslam.Therearemanyclearanddefinitetextsthathe
ignoredinordertodeceivetheignorantpeople.

Thus,hehascommittedblatantKufr,apostasyfromIslamanddenialofAllah'sandHis
Messenger'swords,asinferredfromthearticlebyscholarsandMu'mins(believers).

RulersshouldreferhimtothecourttoaskforhisTawbah(repentancetoAllah)

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andgivehimasuitableverdictaccordingtothesanctifiedShari`ah.

Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)hastoldusabouttheuniversalityoftheMessageof
Muhammad(peacebeuponhim)andtheobligationonmanandJinn(creaturescreatedfrom
fire)tofollowhim.ThisfactisknowntoalltheMuslims,regardlessoftheirlevelof
knowledge.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says, Say(OMuhammad):"Omankind!Verily,Iamsentto
youallastheMessengerofAllhtoWhombelongsthedominionoftheheavensandtheearth.LilhaillaHuwa(nonehastheright
tobeworshippedbutHe).ItisHeWhogiveslifeandcausesdeath.SobelieveinAllhandHisMessenger(Muhammad
),theProphetwhocanneitherreadnorwrite(i.e.Muhammad),whobelievesinAllhandHisWords[(this
Q u rn),theTaurt(Torah)andtheInjeel(Gospel)andalsoAllhsWord:"Be!"andhewas,i.e.Is(Jesus)sonofMaryam(Mary),
],andfollowhimsothatyoumaybeguided." He(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays, thisQurnhasbeenrevealed
tomethatImaytherewithwarnyouandwhomsoeveritmayreach. He(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays, Say(OMuhammad
tomankind):"Ifyou(really)loveAllhthenfollowme(i.e.acceptIslmicMonotheism,followtheQurnandthe
Sunnah),Allhwillloveyouandforgiveyouyoursins. He(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays, Andwhoeverseeksareligionother
He(ExaltedbeHe)also
thanIslm,itwillneverbeacceptedofhim,andintheHereafterhewillbeoneofthelosers.
says, AndWehavenotsentyou(OMuhammad)exceptasagiverofgladtidingsandawarnertoallmankind
He(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays, AndWehavesentyou(OMuhammad):notbutasamercyforthe
Alamn(mankind,jinnandallthatexists). He(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays, AndsaytothosewhoweregiventheScripture
(JewsandChristians)andtothosewhoareilliterates(Arabpagans):"Doyou(also)submityourselves(toAllhinIslm)?"Iftheydo,
theyarerightlyguidedbutiftheyturnaway,yourdutyisonlytoconveytheMessageandAllhisAllSeerof(His)slaves. He
(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays, BlessedbeHeWhosentdownthecriterion(ofrightandwrong,i.e.thisQurn)toHisslave
(Muhammad)thathemaybeawarnertotheAlamn(mankindandjinn).

Itisrelatedby A lBukhariandMuslimontheauthorityofJabir(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)that
theProphet(peacebeuponhim)said,

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Ihavebeengivenfivethingswhichwerenotgiventoanyoneelsebeforeme:Allahmademevictoriousbyawe(byHisfrightening
myenemies)foradistanceofonemonthjourneytheearthhasbeenmadeforme(andformyfollowers)aplaceforofferingSalah
(Prayer)andameansofpurificationbyTayammum(dryablution),thereforeanyoneofmyfollowerscanofferSalahwhereverthe
timeofSalahisduethebootyhasbeenmadeHalal(lawful)forme,yetitwasnotHalalforanyoneelsebeforemeIhavebeengiven
therightofShafa`ah(intercession)ontheDayofResurrectionandeveryProphetusedtobesenttohisnationonly,butIhavebeen
senttoallmankind. ThisisaclearindicationoftheuniversalityoftheMessageofourProphet
Muhammad(peacebeuponhim),andthatitabrogatedalltheMessagesbeforeit.Aperson
whodoesnotfollowMuhammad(peacebeuponhim)andobeyhimisconsideredaKafir,a
sinneranddeservingHispunishment.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says, butthoseofthesects(Jews,Christians
andalltheothernonMuslimnations)thatrejectit(theQurn),theFirewillbetheirpromisedmeetingplace. He(Exaltedbe www.ircpk.com
He)alsosays, AndletthosewhoopposetheMessengers(Muhammad)commandment(i.e.hisSunnah
legalways,orders,actsofworship,statements)(amongthesects)beware,lestsomeFitnah(disbelief,trials,afflictions,earthquakes,
killing,overpoweredbyatyrant)shouldbefallthemorapainfultormentbeinflictedonthem. He(ExaltedbeHe)also
says, AndwhosoeverdisobeysAllhandHisMessenger(Muhammad),andtransgressesHislimits,Hewillcast
himintotheFire,toabidethereinandheshallhaveadisgracefultorment. He(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays, Andhewho
changesFaithfordisbelief,verily,hehasgoneastrayfromtheRightWay. TherearemanyAyahs(Qur'anicverses)
thatstressthismeaning.

Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)gathersobeyingtheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)and
obeyingHimtogether.AnyonewhobelievesinanythingotherthanIslamisinlosswhose
obligatoryandsupererogatoryactswillnotbeaccepted.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says, Andwhoever
seeksareligionotherthanIslm,itwillneverbeacceptedofhim,andintheHereafterhewillbeoneofthelosers. He(Exalted
beHe)alsosays, HewhoobeystheMessenger(Muhammad),hasindeedobeyedAllh He(Exalted
beHe)alsosays, Say:"ObeyAllhandobeytheMessenger,butifyouturnaway,he(MessengerMuhammad
)isonlyresponsibleforthedutyplacedonhim(i.e.toconveyAllhsMessage)andyouforthatplacedonyou.Ifyouobeyhim,
youshallbeontherightguidance.

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He(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays, Verily,thosewhodisbelieve(inthereligionofIslm,theQurnandProphetMuhammad
)fromamongthepeopleoftheScripture(JewsandChristians)andAlMushriknwillabideintheFireofHell.
Theyaretheworstofcreatures. ItisrelatedbyMusliminhisSahih(authentic)BookofHadiththatthe
MessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)said, ByHiminwhoseHandmysoulis,everyJeworChristianofthis
Ummah(nation)whohearsaboutmeanddiesunbelievinginmewillbeoftheinhabitantsofHellfire.

TheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)indicatedbyhissayingsandhisdeedsthatthose
whodonotembraceIslamareadoptingafalsereligionhefoughttheJewsandtheChristianslike
otherKafirs,andhetookJizyah(polltaxrequiredfromnonMuslimslivinginanIslamic
state),sothattheydonotimpedeDa`wah(callingtoIslam),andanyonemightembrace
Islamwithoutfearofbeingpreventedorkilled.

ItwasrelatedbyAlBukhariandMuslimontheauthorityofAbuHurayrah(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)
thathesaid, WeweresittingintheMasjid(mosque)whentheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)cametousandsaid,
"LetusgototheJews."Wewentoutwithhimuntilwecametothem.TheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)stoodupand
calledouttothem(saying),"OyouassemblyofJews,acceptIslam(and)youwillbesafe."Theysaid,"AbulQasim,youhave
communicatedAllah'sMessagetous."He(peacebeuponhim)said,"ThisiswhatIwant(i.e.youshouldadmitthatAllah'sMessage
hasbeencommunicatedtoyou)acceptIslamandyouwillbesafe."Theysaid,"AbulQasim,youhavecommunicatedAllah's
Message."TheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)said,"ThisiswhatIwant."Herepeatedthesamewordsforathirdtime...

WhatismeanthereisthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)wenttotheJewsintheirlandtocall
themtoembraceIslamandherepeatedtothem"AcceptIslamandyouwillbesafe"many
times.

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He(peacebeuponhim)alsosentalettertoHeraclestocallhimtoIslam,inwhichhetoldhim
thathewouldbearthesinofthosewhorejectIslaminimitationofhim.ItwasrelatedbyAl
BukhariandMuslimintheirSahih(authentic)BooksofHadiththatHeraclesreadalettersenttohim
bytheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)inwhichhesaid,

IntheNameofAllah,theMostGracious,theMostMerciful.FromMuhammad,theMessengerofAllah,toHeracles,theRoman
Emperor.Peacebeuponthosewhofollowguidance.IinviteyoutoembraceIslamandyouwillbesafe.Ifyoudo,youwillbe
rewardedtwicebyAllah.IfyourefusetoembraceIslam,youwillbearthesinofyoursubjects. Say(OMuhammad
):"OpeopleoftheScripture(JewsandChristians):Cometoawordthatisjustbetweenusandyou,thatweworshipnonebut
Allh(Alone),andthatweassociatenopartnerswithHim,andthatnoneofusshalltakeothersaslordsbesidesAllh.Then,ifthey
turnaway,say:"BearwitnessthatweareMuslims." WhentheyrefusedtoembraceIslam,he(peacebe
uponhim)andtheSahabah(CompanionsoftheProphet,mayAllahbepleasedwiththem)
foughtthemandimposedtheJizyahuponthem.

InordertoprovetheirmisguidanceandthattheirreligionswereabrogatedbyIslam,Allah
ordainedupontheMuslimstoaskHimeveryday,ineverySalahandineveryRak`ah(unitof
Prayer)tograntthemAlSiratulMustaqim(theStraightPath),whichisIslam,andprotect
themfromthewayofthosewhoearnedAllah'sAnger,namelytheJewsandtheirlikewho
knowthattheyfollowfalsehoodhowever,theyinsistonit.MuslimsalsoaskAllahtoprotect
themfromthewayofthemisguidedpeoplewhodotheirworshipignorantlyandclaimthat
theyareguided.ThosearetheChristiansandtheirlikesinothernationswhopractice
`Ibadah(worship)ignorantly.AMuslimshouldknowthatanyreligionotherthanIslamisa
falseone,andthatanyonewhoworshipsAllahinawayotherthanIslam

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ismisguided.AnyonewhobelievesinanythingotherthanthisisnotconsideredaMuslim.
TherearemanyindicationsonthisintheQur'anandtheSunnah.

Thewriterofthisarticle,`AbdulFattah,shouldhastentoperformsincereTawbahandwrite www.ircpk.com
anotherarticledeclaringthis.IfapersonperformssincereTawbah,Allahwillaccepttheir
Tawbah,accordingtoHissaying, AndallofyoubegAllhtoforgiveyouall,Obelievers,thatyoumaybesuccessful
He(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays, Andthosewhoinvokenotanyotherilh(god)alongwithAllh,norkillsuchpersonas
Allhhasforbidden,exceptforjustcause,norcommitillegalsexualintercourseandwhoeverdoesthisshallreceivethepunishment.
ThetormentwillbedoubledtohimontheDayofResurrection,andhewillabidethereinindisgrace Exceptthosewhorepent
andbelieve(inIslmicMonotheism),anddorighteousdeedsforthose,Allhwillchangetheirsinsintogooddeeds,andAllhisOft
Forgiving,MostMerciful. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid, Islamwipesoutallthatwascommitted
TheProphet(peacebeupon
beforeit(previousmisdeeds)andTawbahalsowipesoutallthatwascommittedbeforeit.
him)alsosaid, Apersonwhorepentsoftheirsinsislikeapersonwhohasnotcommittedasinatall. Therearemany
AyahsandHadithsthatstressthismeaning.MayAllahshowusAlHaqq(theTruth)asitreally
isandmakeusfollowitshowusfalsehoodasitreallyisandmakeusavoiditgrantus,
togetherwithMr.`AbdulFattahandalltheMuslimssincereTawbahandprotectusallfromthe
delusiveFitnahs(trials),followingone'swhimsandSatan.HeistheOnlyOneCapableofdoing
so.

MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,Companionsand
thosewhofollowedtheminrighteousnessuntiltheDayofJudgment.

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AdvicetotheUmmah

Givenintheanswertotenimportantquestions

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AllpraisebetoAllah,andmaypeaceandblessingsbeupontheMessengerofAllah,uponhis
familyandCompanions,andthosewhofollowhisguidance.

Thesearesomeimportantquestionsandtheiranswers,whichIampresentingtomyMuslim
brotherstobenefitthem.IaskAllahtobenefitHisServants,acceptourefforts,increaseour
reward,grantvictorytoHisDin(religionofIslam),supremelyraiseHisWords,amelioratethe
conditionsoftheMuslims,andappointthebestofthemasrulersoverthemandguidetheir
leaders.Indeed,HeisthePatronandtheOneCapableofdoingso.

Q1:YourEminenceShaykh,therearepeoplewhothinkthat,becausesomeoftherulers
commitmajorsins,weareobligedtorebelagainstthemandattempttochangethestatus
quo,evenifthisresultsinharmtotheMuslimsinthatcountryanddespitethemanyproblems
thattheMuslimworldisfacing.Whatisyouropinion?

A:IntheNameofAllah,theMostGracious,theMostMerciful

AllpraisebetoAllah,theLordoftheWorldsandpeaceandblessingsbeupontheMessenger
ofAllah,hisfamilyandCompanions,andthosewhofollowhisguidance.

Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Oyouwhobelieve!ObeyAllhandobeytheMessenger(Muhammad
),andthoseofyou(Muslims)whoareinauthority.(And)ifyoudifferinanythingamongstyourselves,referittoAllh
andHisMessenger( ) , ifyoubelieveinAllhandintheLastDay.Thatisbetterandmoresuitableforfinal
determination.

ThisAyah(Quranicverse)isaNas(IslamictextfromtheQuranortheSunnah)onthe
obligationofobediencetotheleaderstherulersandscholars.TheauthenticSunnahofthe
MessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)explainsthatthisobedience

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isobligatory,andanenjoineddutyregardingeverythingthatislookeduponasMaruf(that
whichisgood,beneficial,orfittingbyIslamiclawandMuslimsofsoundintellect).

TheNasfromtheSunnahexplainsthemeaningandconfinestheabsolutenessoftheAyahto
obeyingtheMuslimsinauthorityinwhatisjudgedtobeMaruf.ItisobligatoryforMuslimsto
obeythoseinauthoritywhenorderedtodorightandgood,butnotsins.Therefore,iftheir
ordersinvolveanysins,theymustnottobeobeyed,butitisstillnotpermissibletorebel
againstthemduetothis,astheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Mindyou!Anyonewhohasaruler
appointedoverthemandseeshimcommittingsomeactofdisobediencetoAllah,shouldhatehis(therulers)actindisobedienceto
Allah,butmustnotwithdrawthehandfromobedience(totheruler). TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid,
Anyonewhoabandonsobedience(totheruler)andwithdrawsfromtheJamaah(Muslimmainbody)andthendies,willdiethedeath
ofonebelongingtoJahiliyyah(preIslamictimeofignorance,i.e.willdieasapagan). He(peacebeuponhim)also
said, AMuslimmusthearandobey,inthingstheylikeordislike,unlesstheyareorderedtocommitasin.Iforderedtocommita
sin,theymustneitherhearnorobey(theMuslimschargedwithauthority).

WhentheProphet(peacebeuponhim)mentionedtotheCompanionsthattherewouldbe
rulerswhomtheywouldapproveofsomeoftheiractionsanddisapproveofothers,they
asked,"Whatdoyouorderustodo?"He(peacebeuponhim)said, GivethemtheirrightsandaskAllah
foryourrights. UbadahibnAlSamit(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)said,Wegavethepledgeofallegiancetohearandobeyat
ourtimesofvigororunwillingness,ourtimesofeaseordifficulty,andtogivepreferenceoverourselves(i.e.tobeobedienttothe
rulerandgivehimhisrightevenifhedidnotgiveusourright)andthatweshouldnotdisputetheauthorityovermatterswiththose
chargedtoleadthemandhe(theProphet,peacebeuponhim)said,UnlessyouseeblatantKufr(disbelief)forwhichyouhavea
prooffromAllah(QuranicAyahorauthenticHadith).

ThisshowsthatitisnotpermissibleforMuslimstodisputewiththoseinauthorityortorebel
againstthem,unlesstheyseeclearKufrforwhichthereisprooffromAllah.Thisisbecause
rebellingagainstthoseinauthorityresultsingreatcorruptionandevil,whichdisturbs
security,wastespeoplesrights,doesnotdetertheoppressorsorhelptheoppressed,and
causesdisorderandlackofsecurity.Therefore,rebellingagainstthoseinauthorityresultsin
greatcorruptionandevil.TheexceptioniswhentheMuslimsseeclearKufr,forwhichthereis
prooffromAllah.Inthiscase,thereisnothingwronginrebellingagainsttheserulersto
deposethem,iftheyhavethepowertodoso.

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However,ifthisisbeyondtheirability,theyshouldnotrebel.Also,ifrebellingwouldresultin
worseevil,theyshouldnotdosotopreservethepublicinterest.

TheagreeduponShary(Islamiclegal)rulestates:(Itisnotpermissibletoremoveanevilby
agreaterevil.Rather,itisobligatorytowardoffevilbywhatremovesormitigatesit).
Wardingoffevilbymeansofagreaterevilisnotpermitted,accordingtoIjma(consensus)of
Muslims.Ifthisgroup,whichwantstoremovethisruler,whoisopenlycommittingKufr,has
theabilitytodosoandtheycanbringagoodrighteousleaderinhisplace,withoutthis
resultingingreatcorruptionfortheMuslimsoraworseevilthanthealreadyexisting,thatis
permissible.Ontheotherhand,ifrebellionwouldresultingreatercorruption,chaos,
oppression,andtheassassinationofthosewhodonotdeservetobeassassinated,andother
formsofmajorcorruption,itisnotpermitted.Itisobligatory,inthiscase,tobepatient,and
tohearandobeyinwhatisMaruf,offersincereadvicetotheauthorities,supplicateforthem
thattheymaybeguidedtothegood,andtostrivetoreduceevilandincreasegood.

Thisisthecorrectwaythatmustbefollowed,becausethisisinthegeneralinterestofthe
Muslimsandbecauseitwillreduceevil,increasegood,keepthepeace,andprotectthe
Muslimsfromagreaterevil.

WeaskAllahtograntguidanceandsuccesstoall.

Q2:YourEminence,weknowthatthisformsoneofthefoundationalbeliefsofAhlulSunnah
walJamaah(thoseadheringtotheSunnahandtheMuslimmainbody),butunfortunately,
someadherentstoAhlulSunnahwalJamaahseethisasdefeatistthinking,whichmanifests
weakness.Thisopinionhasbeenexpressed,forthisreasontheycalltheyouthtoadopt
violencetochangeconditions.

A : Thisisamistakeonthepartofthosewhosaidthisandshowstheirlackofunderstanding,
astheyneitherunderstandtheSunnahnorknowitinthecorrectway.

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Infact,theirenthusiasmandjealousprotectionismtoremoveMunkar(thatwhichis
unacceptableordisapprovedofbyIslamiclawandMuslimsofsoundintellect)pushesthemto
dothatwhichcontradictstheShariah(Islamiclaw),aswasdonebytheKhawarij(separatistgroupthat
believescommittingamajorsinamountstodisbelief)andMutazilah(adeviantIslamicsectclaimingthatthosewhocommitmajor
sinsareinastatebetweenbeliefanddisbelief).ThesegroupshadsomuchlovetosupportAlHaqq(the
Truth)ormakechangesforitthattheythemselvesfellintofalsehood,totheextentthatthey
declaredsinfulMuslimstobeKafirs(disbelievers),astheKhawarijdid,orsaidthattheirsinswill
causethemtodwelleternallyintheFire,asdidtheMutazilah.

TheKhawarijdeemedsinfulMuslimstobeKafirsandthenjudgedthatsinnerswilleternallybe
punishedintheFire.TheMu tazilahagreedwiththemonthepunishmentandthattheywould
abideintheFireforever,buttheysaidthatintheDunia(thisworld)theywouldhaveanin
betweenrank(betweenbeliefanddisbelief).However,alltheseopinionsaremisguided.

TheviewofAhlulSunnah,whichisthecorrectviewpoint,isthatasinnerisnotaKafirdueto
theirsin,aslongastheydonotconsiderittobelawful.IfaMuslimcommitsZina(premarital
sexualintercourseand/oradultery),theft,ordrinksKhamr(intoxicants),theyarenotaKafir
theyareanimmoralsinnerwhohasweakIman(Faith)onwhomtheHudud(ordained
punishmentsforviolatingAllahsLaw)shouldbecarriedout.TheyarenotaKafirduetothis,
unlesstheyconsiderthesintobelawful,andsaythatitisHalal(lawful).Theopinionofthe
KhawarijinthisregardisBatil(nullandvoid)andtheirdeemingofMuslimsasKafirsisalsoBatil.
ThisiswhytheProphet(peacebeuponhim)saidaboutthem, TheydartoutoftheDin(religionofIslam)
asthearrowdartsoutofthegamesbodyandtheydonotreturntoit.Theykillthepeopleof(believersin)Islamandleavethepeople
ofShirk. ThiswastheconditionoftheKhawarijduetotheirexceedingproperlimits,ignorance,and
misguidance.Itis,therefore,notrightfortheyouthorotherstoimitatetheKhawarijandMutazilah.It
isobligatoryforthemtofollowtheMadhhab(SchoolofJurisprudence)ofAhlulSunnahwal
JamaahinconformitywiththeShary(Islamiclegal)evidenceandunderstandtheNasasthey
wererevealed.Itisnotforthemtorebelagainsttherulerduetoasinorsinstheymayhave
committed.Instead,theyshouldgiveverbalandwrittenadviceinagoodandwisemanner,
andthroughdebatinginawaythatisbest,tosucceedandreduceorremoveevilandincrease
good.

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ThisiswhatisstatedintheNasreportedfromtheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim).
Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: AndbytheMercyofAllh,youdealtwiththemgently.Andhadyoubeen
severeandharshhearted,theywouldhavebrokenawayfromaboutyou

ItisobligatoryonthosewhoarezealousforAllahandtheDuah(callerstoIslam)tostay
withinthelimitsoftheShariah(Islamiclaw)andadvisethosewhomAllahordainedtobethe
rulersoftheMuslimswithgoodwords,wisdom,andinagoodmanner,toincreasethegood
anddecreasetheevil,andalsotohavemoreDuahtoAllah.Thiswillimparttothemvigorand
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Theyshouldgiveadvicetothoseinauthorityusingthevariouskindandrightways,and
supplicatetoAllahintheirabsencetograntthemguidanceandunderstanding,andhelpthem
dogoodandgiveupthesinstheyarecommittingtoestablishAlHaqq.

AbelievershouldalsosupplicatetoandbeseechAllahtoguidethoseinauthorityandhelp
themrenouncefalsehoodandestablishAlHaqqinagoodmannerandinwaysthatarebest.
Theyshouldbehavethesamewaytowardstheirzealousbrotherstheyshouldadvise,
instruct,andremindthemforthemtobeactiveintheirDawah(callingtoIslam)inagood
way,notaggressivelyorharshly.Thiswillincreasegoodandreduceevil.MayAllahguide
thoseinauthoritytothegoodandtoabidancebyit,andgiveagoodoutcometoeveryone.

Q3:Ifwesupposethatacertaingrouphasalawfulexcusetorebelagainstaruler,doesthis
justifykillingtheassistantsofthisrulerandallthosewhoworkfortheirgovernment,suchas
thepolice,thesecurityforces,etc.?

A : Iinformedyoubeforethatitisnotpermissibletorebelagainsttheruler,exceptundertwo
conditions:

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1.Thefirst:BlatantKufr(disbelief)forwhichtheyhaveaprooffromAllah.

2.Thesecond:Thepowertodeposetherulerwithoutanevilworsethanthatoftheruler
resulting.Intheabsenceoftheseconditions,itisnotpermissible.

Q4:SomeyoungpeoplethinkthatitislawfultoalienatetheKafirs(disbelievers)residingin
orimmigratingtoMuslimcountries.Accordingly,someofthemdeemitlawfultokillandsteal
fromthemiftheyseethemcommittingMunkar.

A : ItisnotpermissibletokillresidentorimmigrantKafirswhoareMustaman(nonMuslim
withapeaceagreementpermittingthemtoenterandstaytemporarilyinaMuslimcountry),
whohaveenteredintoacountrypeacefully.Itisalsonotpermissibletokillorattackthose
whocommitsinstheMunkarthattheyhavecommittedshouldbereferredtotheIslamicLaw
Courtsandthedecisiontheyseewillbesufficient.

Q5:WhatiftherearenoIslamicLawCourts?

A : IftherearenoIslamicLawCourts,justgiveadvice.Thoseinauthorityshouldbeadvised
andguidedtodogoodandtheyshouldbecooperatedwithtorulebytheShar(Law)ofAllah.
Itisnotpermissibleforthosegivingadviceandadmonitiontokillorpunishtheyshould
insteadcooperatewiththoseinauthorityinawaythatisbestsotheycanruletheServantsof
AllahbytheShar ofAllah.Otherwise,theobligationisconfinedtogivingadvice,guidingto
thegood,andresistingMunkarinawaythatisbest.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: Sokeepyourduty
toAllhandfearHimasmuchasyoucan Thosewhoareexperiencedandknowledgeableinsuchmatters
undoubtedlyknowthatresistingevilbykillingorbeatingresultsinworsecorruptionandevil.

Q6:IsenjoiningMarufandforbiddingMunkar,namelycorrectingthewrongbythehand,a
rightforallMuslimsorisitjustconfinedtothoseinauthorityandtheirdeputies?

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A : CorrectingthewrongisarightforallMuslimsaccordingtotheirability,becausethe
Messenger(peacebeuponhim)said, AnyoneofyouwhoseesMunkar(thatwhichisunacceptableordisapprovedof
byIslamiclawandMuslimsofsoundintellect),letthemchangeitwiththeirhand(bytakingaction)iftheycannot,thenwiththeir
tongue(byspeakingout)andiftheycannot,thenwiththeirheart(byhatingitandfeelingthatitiswrong)andthatistheweakestof
Iman(faith).

However,changingbythehandmustbebasedonabilitythatwillnotresultingreater
corruptionorevil.Manhastherighttorectifymatterswithhishand(bytakingaction)inhis
home,withhischildren,wife,andservantsandamanagerhastheauthoritytomakechanges
withthehandwithintheorganizationtheyareresponsiblefor,inaccordancewiththe
instructionsthatweregiventothem.Otherwise,peopleshouldnotchangewiththeirhand
anythingtheyarenotauthorizedtochange.Iftheydomakechangesinmattersthatthey
havenoauthorityover,thiswillresultinmoreevilandgreatcorruptionbetweenthemand
thepeopleandbetweenthepeopleandthestate.

Inthiscasetheyshouldmakethechangewiththeirtongue(byspeakingout).Theymaysay:
"Osoandso!FearAllah!Thatisnotpermissible,""ThisisHaram(prohibited),"or:"Thatis
Wajib(obligatory)onyou,"andclarifyitwithShary(Islamiclegal)evidence.Thisiswhatcan
bedonebythetongue.Asforchangingmatterswiththehand,thisshouldbedonewhereone
hasauthority,suchasoneshome,withthoseunderonesresponsibility,orthoseauthorized
bytheruler,suchasorganizationsgivenpermissionandauthoritytoenjoinMaruf(thatwhich
isjudgedasgood,beneficial,orfittingbyIslamiclawandMuslimsofsoundintellect).They
shouldmakechangesinaccordancetothedegreeofauthoritythathasbeengiventothem,in
thewayprescribedbytheShariah(Islamiclaw),withoutexceedingtheirjurisdiction.The
sameappliestothegovernorofacityheshouldmakechangeswithhishand,inaccordance www.ircpk.com
withtheinstructionshehas.

Q7:Somepeoplebelievethattheyhavetherighttobreakthelawsthathavebeenmadeby
theruler,suchasthetrafficlaws,customs,passports,etc.,astheyconsiderthemashavingno
basisintheShariah.Whatisyouropinion?MayAllahpreserveyou!

A : ThisisBatil(nullandvoid)andMunkar(thatwhichisunacceptableordisapprovedofby
IslamiclawandMuslimsofsoundintellect).Ihavealreadysaidthatitisnotpermissibleto
rebelagainstrulersortochangematterswithyourhand.Infact,itisobligatorytohearand
obeyinmattersthatdonotinvolveMunkar,butratherareorganizedbyMuslimschargedwith
authoritytoservethebenefitofMuslims.Soitisobligatorytoabidebytheselawsandhear

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andobeyinthesematter,becausethiscomesundertheMarufthatbenefitstheMuslims.As
forthemattersthatareMunkar,suchastaxesthatthoseinauthoritydeemtobepermissible,
thisshouldbediscussedwiththoseinauthoritybywayofadvisingandcallingtoobeyAllah,
andguidancetothegood.Notbyusingthehandtostrikethis,shedthebloodofthat,and
punishpeoplewithoutinexcusableevidenceorsupportingproof.Onemustbeauthorizedby
theruler,andactaccordingtothegivencommands.Otherwise,itwillbesufficienttogive
adviceandguidance,exceptwithregardtothoseoneisresponsiblefor,suchasamans
children,wives,andthelike.

Q8:DoesgivingthepledgeofallegianceentailsupplicatingtoAllahforthoseinauthority?

A : Oneoftheentailmentsofgivingthepledgeofallegianceistoadvisetheruler.Itisapart
ofthisadvicetosupplicatetoAllahfortherulerthattheymaybegrantedsuccess,guidance,
righteousintentionsandactions,andanuprightretinue.Becauseoneofthemeansbywhich
therulerisgrantedsuccessbyAllahistohavetruthfulministerswhohelphimdogood,
remindhimwhenheforgets,andsupporthimwhenheremembersthisisameanstohave
AllahsSupport.

Itisobligatoryuponthesubjectsandtheelitetocooperatewiththoseinauthorityin
reformation,eliminatingevilandestablishinggood,byusinggoodwordsandmannersand
wisedirectionsthatarehopedtoresultingood,notevil.Anyactresultinginmoreevilthan
benefitisnotpermissible,becausetheaimofrulershipistorealizetheShary(Islamic)
interestsandwardoffcorruption.Consequently,anydeedthatisdoneintendinggoodthat
resultsinmoreevilthanthatwhichwasintendedtobeeliminated,isnotpermissible.

ShaykhulIslamIbnTaymiyyah(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)clarifiedthismeaningperfectlyin
hisbook"AlHisbah(RegulationofEconomic,Commercial,andPublicMatters)".Pleaserefer
tothisbookforitsgreatbenefit.

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Q:WhatistherulingonapersonwhoabstainsfromsupplicatingtoAllahfortheruler?May
Allahprotectyou!

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A:ThisisduetohisignoranceandlackofinsightforsupplicatingtoAllahtoguidetheruleris
oneofthegreatdeedsthatbringsoneclosetoAllahandthebestactsofobedienceandisa
kindofprovidingadvicefortheSakeofAllahandHisServants. WhenitwassaidtotheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)thatDawsdisobeyedandtheywereKafirs(disbelievers/nonMuslims),hesaid:"OAllah,guideDawsandbringthemclose."
AllahguidedthemandtheycametohimtoembraceIslam.

TheMu'min(believer)shouldprayAllahtograntallgoodforpeopleandtherulerin
particular,forhisreformisareformfortheUmmah(nationbasedononecreed).Itismost
importanttoaskAllahtogranttherulerguidance,helphimattainAlHaqq(theTruth),set
righthisretinueandkeephimawayfromtheevilofhimselfandbadcompanions.AskingAllah
togranttherulersuccess,guidance,uprightnessofheartanddeedsandgoodretinueisoneof
themostimportantactsthatbringoneclosetoAllah.ItwasnarratedthatAlImamAhmad(may
Allahbemercifulwithhim)said:"IfIknewthatIhadanansweredsupplication,Iwouldhave
madeitinfavoroftheruler.ThiswasnarratedbyAlFudaylibn`Iyad(mayAllahbemercifulwith
him).

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Q10:WasitthepracticeofourSalaf(righteouspredecessors)tocriticizerulersopenlyonthe
Minbar(pulpit)?Ifnot,howwouldtheyadvisetheirrulers?

A:ItwasnotthepracticeoftheSalaftomakethedefectsoftheirrulersknownbymentioning
themontheMinbar.Thisisbecausedoingsoresultsinanarchy,disobedience,andharmful
consequences.OurSalafusedtoadvisetheirrulersinprivacyeitherbywritingtothemorby
conveyingtheguidingmessagetothemthroughscholarswhowouldnormallymeetthem.

AsforforbiddingMunkar(thatwhichisunacceptableordisapprovedofbyIslamiclawand
Muslimsofsoundintellect)suchasZina(premaritalsexualintercourseand/oradultery),
Khamr(intoxicant),andRiba(usury)withoutmentioningthenamesofthecommittersof
thesemajorsins,itisWajib(obligatory)forthegeneralityoftheproofsinthisregard.

Itisthussufficienttoforbidsinsandwarnagainstthemwithoutmentioningpeoplewho
committhem,

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whetherrulersornot.

ItisconsiderabletomentionthatwhenFitnah(sedition)tookplaceduringtheeraof`Uthman
(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim),somepeoplesaidtoUsamahibnZayd(mayAllahbepleasedwith
him):Whydonotyouadvise`Uthman?Usamahsaid:'YoudonotseemeadvisinghimbutI
advisehiminprivacy,becauseIdonotliketobethefirstpersontoopenagate[ofsedition]
andbecomethefirsttoopenit.

Moreover,whentheignorantKhawarij(separatistgroupthatbelievescommittingamajorsinamountstodisbelief)
startedtheirwickedplotduringtheeraof`Uthman(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)they
criticized`UthmanopenlyandthisresultedinabigFitnah,fighting,andcorruptionthatpeople
stillfinditsbadeffects.ThisledtotheFitnahbetween`AlyandMu`awiyahandboth`Uthmanand`Aly
(mayAllahbepleasedwiththemboth)werekilledbecauseofthis.Besides,abiggroupofthe
Sahabah(CompanionsoftheProphet)andotherswerekilledbecauseofsuchopencriticism.
Declaringthedefectsofrulersinpublicthencausedmanypeopletohatetheirrulersandkill
them.However,`IyadibnGhanamAlAsh`arynarratedthattheMessengerofAllah(peacebeupon
him)said: Whoeverwantstoadviseoneinauthorityshouldnotdosopublicly.Theyshouldtakethembytheirhandandtalkto
themprivately.Iftheyaccepttheadvice,thenalrightotherwise,apersonhasfulfilledhisduty.

MayAllahgrantmeandallMuslimsgoodhealthandprotectionagainstallevils!Verily,Heis
AllHearerandResponsive.

MaypeaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,andCompanions!

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TheinterviewbytheeditorinchiefofMuslmoonPaperwithHisEminence

abouttreatieswiththeJews

Permissibilityoftemporaryorunlimitedtrucewiththeenemyiftherulerseesittobe
beneficial

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Q1:Theregioniswitnessingaphaseofpeacetreaties.ManyMuslimsarehurt.Somedeclare
theirobjectionsthroughassassinationsandstrikingtheciviliantargetsoftheenemyasan
attempttocombatthegovernmentsbackingthesetreaties.Thefollowingarethereasons
behindtheirobjection:

aIslamrejectsthenotionofmakingtruce.

bIslamencouragesMuslimstofightagainsttheenemy,whetherthestateoftheMuslim
Ummahisgoodorweak.

Wouldyoupleaseexplainthetruthandhowweshoulddealwiththisrealitysoastoensure
thesafetyofIslamandMuslims.

A : Itispermissibletodeclareatemporaryorunlimitedtrucewiththeenemyiftherulersees
ittobebeneficial.Allah(mayHebePraised)says, Butiftheyinclinetopeace,youalsoinclinetoit,and(put
your)trustinAllh.Verily,HeistheAllHearer,theAllKnower. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)madetruces,
temporaryandunlimited,withtheenemy.HeconcludedatreatywiththepeopleofMakkahfora
periodoftimeoftenyearsduringwhichtimepeoplelivedsafelyandpeacefully.Healso
concludedunlimitedtreatieswithmanyArabtribes.AftertheOpeningofMakkah,afourmonth
respitewasgiventothoseidolaterswhohadnotsignedatreatywiththeProphet(peacebe
uponhim).

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WithregardstothosetribeswhohadaspecialtreatywiththeProphet(peacebeuponhim)
andhadkeptitfaithfully,thetreatywastobeconsideredvaliduntilitstermranout.Allah
(mayHebePraised)says, Freedomfrom(all)obligations(isdeclared)fromAllhandHisMessenger(
)tothoseoftheMushrikn(polytheists,pagans,idolaters,disbelieversintheOnenessofAllh),withwhomyoumadeatreaty.
Sotravelfreely(OMushriknSeeV.2:105)forfourmonths(asyouwill)throughouttheland (SurahAlTawbah,9:1)

He(peacebeuponhim)dispatchedannouncersintheninthyearafterHijrahwithAlSiddiqwhen
thelatterperformedhajjtoproclaimtheseAyahs.Thebenefitandnecessitymayrequirethe
Muslimstomakeanunlimitedtruce.Whenitisnotneeded,theymaycancelit.Thiswasthe
casewiththeProphet(peacebeuponhim).TheknowledgeablescholarIbnAlQayyim(mayAllah
bemercifulwithhim)discussedtheissueinhisbookAhkamAhlulDhimmah.Thisviewisalso
thechoiceofhisShaykhIbnTaymiyyahandagroupofscholars.MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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ObeyingtherulerinLawfulmatters

Q2:SomepeopleholdtheviewthatcorruptionhasspreadintheUmmah(nationbasedon
onecreed)toadegreethatitcannotbechangedexceptbyusingforceandstirringuppeople
againstrulersandexposingtheirfaultstomakepeopledetestthem.Unfortunately,such
peopledonotabstainfromcallingandurgingpeopletothisapproach.Whatistheviewof
YourEminenceinthisregard?

A : ThisapproachisnotapprovedofbytheShari`ah(Islamiclaw),foritentailscontradicting
theNas(IslamictextfromtheQuranortheSunnah)thatcommandsobeyingtherulersin
Ma`ruf(thatwhichisjudgedasgood,beneficial,orfittingbyIslamiclawandMuslimsofsound
intellect).Thisviewincludesagreatdealofcorruption,chaos,anddisorder.

WhenMunkar(thatwhichisunacceptableordisapprovedofbyIslamiclawandMuslimsof
soundintellect)appears,itisobligatorytodenyitintheShar`y(Islamicallylawful)waysand
pointouttheShari`ahevidencewithoutviolenceortakingactionexceptbythoseauthorized
todosobythestate,outofkeennesstomaintainsecurityandorder.

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TheSahih(authentic)HadithsthatwerereportedbytheProphet(peacebeuponhim)affirm
thispoint.OftheseHadithsarehissaying: "Whenonefindsthegovernorindulgesinanactofdisobedienceto
Allah,heshouldcondemnthegovernor'sact,indisobediencetoAllah,butshouldnotwithdrawhimselffromhisobedience." He
(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid: ItisobligatoryuponaMuslimtolistenandobey(theappointedauthority),whetherhe
likesitornot,whetherattimesofeaseorhardship,exceptifheisorderedtodisobeyAllah.

TheSahabah(CompanionsoftheProphet,mayAllahbepleasedwiththem)gaveanoathof
allegiancetotheProphet(peacebeuponhim)pledgingtohearandobeyattimesofeaseand
hardship,andnottowithdrawthemselvesfromofferingobediencetorulers,unlessthey
noticethemcommittingabsoluteKufr(disbelief)forwhichthereisprooffromAllah.Thereare
somanyHadithstothiseffect.

Inthiscase,itisprescribedtoadviserulers,cooperatewiththemonpietyandrighteousness
andaskAllahtograntthemsuccessandallgoodinordertolessenevilandincrease
goodness.

WeaskAllahtoamelioratetheaffairsofalltheMuslimrulers,grantthemgoodretinue,
increasetheirgoodassistantsandguidethemtojudgeaccordingtotheShari`ahofAllah.He
istheMostGenerousandMostGracious.

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VisitingandprayinginAlMasjidAlAqsaisSunnahtodoifpossible

Q3:UnderthecurrentagreementbetweentheArabsandJews,isitpermissibletovisitAl
MasjidAlAqsa(theAqsaMosqueinJerusalem)andofferSalah(Prayer)init,inthecaseof
theapprovaloftheArabcountries?

A : Visiting A lAqsaMosqueandofferingSalahinitisanactofSunnah(supererogatoryactof
worshipfollowingtheexampleoftheProphet)tobedoneifthisispossible.TheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)said: NojourneyshouldbeundertakenexcepttothreeMasjids:AlMasjidAlHaram(theSacred
MosqueinMakkah),thisMasjidofmine(AlMasjidAlNabawy(theProphetsMosqueinMadinah)),andAlMasjidAlAqsa.
(AgreeduponbyImamsAlBukhariandMuslim)MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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Animportantpieceofadvice

Q4:ThePalestiniansdifferintheiropinionsregardingthepeaceprocess,whileHamas
opposesitandcallsforresistance,thePalestinianNationalAuthorityapprovesit,

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andtherestofpeopleseemtosupporttheAuthority.Whoshouldthepeopleobey?Whatis
ourattitudeabroad?PleaseclarifyAlHaqq(theTruth),asweareafraidthatthePalestinians
themselvesmayfighteachother.

Finally,asyouarelovedbythepeople,IwouldliketoaskYourEminencetodedicateaword
tothepeopleofthisUmmah(nation)thatwillhelpthemachievehappinessinthisworldand
intheHereafter,andguaranteethesuperiorityofreligion.MayAllahguideusandyoutoall
goodness!Amen.

A : MyadviceforallthePalestiniansistoagreeuponmakingpeaceandcooperatein
righteousnessandpietyinordertosparethebloodofthepeople,gatherthemonAlHaqq,
anddefeattheenemieswhocallforseparationandconflict.

ThepresidentandallofficialsshouldrefertoShari`ah(Islamiclaw)andimposeituponthe
Palestinians,asitachieveshappinessandwelfareforeveryoneandthisisordainedbyAllah
upontheMuslimswhentheycandoit,accordingtoHissayinginSurahAlMa'idah, Andsojudge
(youOMuhammad ) amongthembywhatAllhhasrevealedandfollownottheirvaindesires untilHis
saying, Dotheythenseekthejudgementof(thedaysof)Ignorance?AndwhoisbetterinjudgementthanAllhforapeoplewho
havefirmFaith. He(GlorifiedbeHe)saysinSurahAlNisa', Butno,byyourLord,theycanhavenoFaith,untilthey
makeyou(OMuhammad)judgeinalldisputesbetweenthem,andfindinthemselvesnoresistanceagainstyour
decisions,andaccept(them)withfullsubmission. He(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosaysinSurahAlMa'idah, And
whosoeverdoesnotjudgebywhatAllhhasrevealed,sucharetheKfirn(i.e.disbelieversofalesserdegreeastheydonotacton
AllhsLaws).

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AndwhosoeverdoesnotjudgebythatwhichAllhhasrevealed,sucharetheZlimn(polytheistsandwrongdoersofalesser
degree). AndwhosoeverdoesnotjudgebywhatAllhhasrevealed(then)such(people)aretheFsiqn[therebelliousi.e.
disobedient(ofalesserdegree)toAllh].

TheseAyahs(Qur'anicverses)andothersindicatethatalltheIslamiccountriesshouldreferto
Shari`ahintheirjudgmentsandbeawareofwhatcontradictsit,whichwillleadtotheir
happinessandvictoryinthisworldandintheHereafter.

WeinvokeAllahbyvirtueofHisMostBeautifulNamesandHonorableAttributestogrant
themsuccess,guidetheirretinue,andhelpthemrefertoShari`ahinalltheiraffairs.Heisthe
OnlyOneCapableofdoingso.

Onthisoccasion,IadvisetheMuslimseverywheretocomprehendtheirreligionand
understandthemeaningof`Ibadah(worship)forwhichtheywerecreatedaccordingtoAllah's
saying, AndI(Allh)creatednotthejinnandmankindexceptthattheyshouldworshipMe(Alone). Allah(Glorifiedbe
He)hasordaineditupontheminHissaying, Omankind!WorshipyourLord(Allh),Whocreatedyouandthose
whowerebeforeyousothatyoumaybecomeAlMuttaqn(thepiousSeeV.2:2). Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)interpreted
itinmanyinstancesoftheQur'anandtheSunnah,whereitsrealityistobelieveinTawhid
(Monotheism),dedicateallformsof`Ibadahfear,hope,Tawakkul(puttingonestrustin
Allah),Salah(Prayer),Sawm(fast),sacrificinganimals,makingvowsandtheliketoHimin
additiontoobeyingHiscommandsandavoidingHisProhibitions.

Thus,`IbadahentailsIslam,Iman(Faith),Taqwa(fearingAllahasHeshouldbefeared),
righteousness,guidance,andobediencetoAllahandHisMessenger.Allthesearecalled
`Ibadah,astheyaredonesubmissively

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toAllah(GlorifiedbeHe).

AlltheMukallafs(peoplemeetingtheconditionstobeheldlegallyaccountablefortheir
actions)shouldworshipAllahaloneandavoidHisangerandpunishmentbybeingsincereto
Him,dedicating`IbadahtoHimonly,obeyingHiscommands,avoidingHisprohibitions,
referringtoHisShari`ah,andgivingmutualadvicewithAlHaqqandenduringit,accordingto
Allah'ssaying, HelpyouoneanotherinAlBirrandAtTaqw(virtue,righteousnessandpiety)butdonothelponeanotherin
sinandtransgression.AndfearAllh.Verily,AllhisSevereinpunishment. He(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays, ByAlAsr www.ircpk.com
(thetime). Verily,manisinloss, Exceptthosewhobelieve(inIslmicMonotheism)anddorighteousgooddeeds,and
recommendoneanothertothetruth[i.e.orderoneanothertoperformallkindsofgooddeeds(AlMaruf)whichAllhhasordained,
andabstainfromallkindsofsinsandevildeeds(AlMunkarwhichAllhhasforbidden],andrecommendoneanothertopatience(for
thesufferings,harms,andinjurieswhichonemayencounterinAllhsCauseduringpreachingHisreligionofIslmicMonotheismor
Jihd).

InthisgreatSurah(Qur'anicchapter),Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)makesitclearthatallpeople
areatloss,exceptthosewhobelieve,commitrighteousdeeds,andadviseeachotherto
adheretoAlHaqqandpatience.Thosearethehappywinnerswhowillbevictoriousinthis
worldandintheHereafter.

Allah'ssaying, Exceptthosewhobelieve(inIslmicMonotheism) referstothosewhobelieveinAllahasa


Lord,Ilah(god)andtheTrueOnetobeworshipped,inthemissionofHisMessenger
Muhammad(peacebeuponhim),inalltheMessengers(peacebeuponthem),andinallthat
AllahandHisMessengersaidaboutJannah(Paradise),Hellfire,DayofJudgmentandother
issues.Then,theycommittedrighteousdeedstheyfulfilledAllah'sobligationsandrefrained
fromAllah'sprohibitionssincerelyforthesakeofAllah.Theyalso andrecommendoneanothertothe
truth[i.e.orderoneanothertoperformallkindsofgooddeeds(AlMaruf)whichAllhhasordained,andabstainfromallkindsofsins
andevildeeds(AlMunkar)whichAllhhasforbidden] givemutualadvicetoeachotherenjoinMa`ruf(that
whichisjudgedasgood,beneficial,orfittingbyIslamiclawandMuslimsofsoundintellect)
andforbidMunkar(thatwhichisunacceptableordisapprovedofbyIslamiclawandMuslimsof
soundintellect)andendurethisinhopeoftherewardofAllahandfearingHispunishment.
Thosearethevictorious,happywinnersinthisworldandintheHereafter.

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WeinvokeAllahbyvirtueofHisMostBeautifulNamesandHonorableAttributestomakeus
andourMuslimbrothersamongthosepeople,andtogranttheMuslimseverywhereIstiqamah
(integrity)onstickingtothosemoralsandadvisingoneanotherwiththem.HeisAllHearer,
EverNear.

MayAllah'speaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,andCompanions!

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Answerstoquestionsrelatedtotheinterviewdiscussing

treatieswiththeJews

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PraisebetoAllah.MaypeaceandblessingsbeupontheMessengerofAllah!

Theseareanswerstoquestionsonthepermissibilityofdeclaringatemporaryorunlimited
trucewiththeJewsandotherdisbelieversiftherulerseesitbeneficial.Therulerhereisthe
ruleroftheMuslimswhoadministerstheirbenefits.Thispermissibilityisbasedonthe
evidenceshownintheFatwapublishedinAlMuslimunPaper,issuedated21thofRajab,1415
AH.

Thequestionsareasfollows:

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MakingpeacewiththeJewsorotherdisbelieversdoesnotnecessitatesupportingand
befriendingthem

Q1:Somepeopleunderstoodfromyouranswertothefirstquestionintheinterviewabout
concludingtreatieswiththeJewsthatsigningapeacetreatyortrucewiththeJewswho
capturedthelandsandcommittedtransgressionsisunconditionallypermissible.Theyalso
understoodthattheyhavetosupportandbefriendtheJews.Makingpeacewiththemrequires
theMuslimsnottostirhatredanddisavowaloftheJewsintheeducationalcurriculumormass
mediaintheMuslimcountries.Theworldisnowwitnessingaphaseofinternational
reconciliationandpeacefulcoexistence.Itisnotallowedtoarousefeelingsofreligioushatred
amongpeople.Wouldyoupleaseexplainthisissue.

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A 1 : MakingpeacewiththeJewsorotherdisbelieversdoesnotnecessitatesupportand
friendship.Itensuresthatbothsidesenjoysafetyandpeaceandmayengageinother
dealingssuchassale,purchase,andexchangeofambassadors.Theseactionsdonotrequire
theMuslimstosupportorbefriendthedisbelievers.

TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)concludedpeacetreatieswiththepeopleofMakkah.Thisactdid
notforcetheMuslimstobefriendorsupportthepagans,butthefeelingsofhatredremain
untiltheOpeningofMakkahandpeopleenteredintothereligionofAllah(ExaltedbeHe)in
multitudes.Similarly,he(peacebeuponhim)madepeacewiththeJewsofMadinahforanunlimited
periodwhenheemigratedtoMadinah.He(peacebeuponhim)usedtobuythingsfromthem,
talktothemandcallthemtoIslambutitwasnotnecessarytobefriendorsupportthem.
Furthermore,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)diedwhilehisarmorwasinpawnwithaJewin
returnforfood.

WhenBanuAlNadir,a Jewishtribe,committedhightreason,theywereexpelledfromMadinah.When
Qurayzhahbreachedthecovenantandjoinedabesiegingarmyoftheenemythatcamefrom
MakkahtofighttheProphet(peacebeuponhim)ontheDayofAhzab,theProphet(peacebe
uponhim)foughtthemkillingtheirleadersandtakingtheirwomenandoffspringcaptives.
WhenSa`dIbnMu`adh(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)judgedthem,hejudgedthatthemen
mustbekilledandthewomenandchildrentakencaptives.So,theProphet(peacebeupon
him)saidthathejudgedaccordingtothejudgmentofAllah(ExaltedbeHe)fromabovethe
sevenheavens.

TheMuslimsamongtheSahabhandtheirfollowersoftendeclaredatrucewiththeChristiansand
othernonMuslimswithouthavingtosupportorbefriendthem.Allah(mayHebePraised)
says, Verily,youwillfindthestrongestamongmeninenmitytothebelievers(Muslims)theJewsandthosewhoareAlMushrikn

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Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: IndeedtherehasbeenanexcellentexampleforyouinIbrhm(Abraham)andthose
withhim,whentheysaidtotheirpeople:"Verily,wearefreefromyouandwhateveryouworshipbesidesAllh:wehaverejected
you,andtherehasstartedbetweenusandyouhostilityandhatredforeveruntilyoubelieveinAllhAlone" He(mayHebe
Praised)alsosays, Oyouwhobelieve!TakenottheJewsandtheChristiansasAuliy(friends,protectors,helpers),theyare
butAuliyofeachother.Andifanyamongstyoutakesthem(asAuliy),thensurelyheisoneofthem.Verily,Allhguidesnotthose
peoplewhoaretheZlimn(polytheistsandwrongdoersandunjust). Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: You(O
Muhammad ) willnotfindanypeoplewhobelieveinAllhandtheLastDay,makingfriendshipwiththosewho
opposeAllhandHisMessenger(Muhammad),eventhoughtheyweretheirfathersortheirsonsortheirbrothers
ortheirkindred(people). TherearemanyAyahsthatconveythesamemeaning.

HereisanothersituationshowingthatmakingpeacewiththeJewsorotherdisbelievers,when
necessary,doesnotnecessitatesupportingandbefriendingthem.WhentheProphet(peace
beuponhim)conqueredKhaybar,hemadepeacewiththeJewsandagreedthattheytakecareof
thepalmsandfieldsandtheharvestwastobehalvedbetweenthemandtheMuslims.This
agreementwasunlimitedandtheystayedinKhaybarunderthisagreementastheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)said, Wewillletyoustayonthis(condition),aslongaswewill. Accordingtoanother
narration, Wewillletyoustay,aslongasAllahwillletyoustay. Theystayedthereuntil`Umar(mayAllahbe
pleasedwithhim)evacuatedthem.Itisnarratedthatwhen`AbdullahIbnRawahah(mayAllahbe
pleasedwithhim)estimatedthevaluedueonthefruitsofthepalmtreesoneyear,they
allegedthatthevaluewasunjust.He(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem)toldthem,"ByAllah!
MyhatredforyouandmylovefortheMuslimswillnevermakemetreatyouunjustly.Ifyou
will,acceptmybulkassessmentoftheoutcomethatImadeforyouotherwiseweacceptit
all."

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doesnotrequireustosupportorbefriendthem,assomeofthosewhoarenotawareofthe
rulingsofthepurifiedShari`ahbelieve.

ItshouldbeclearthatmakingpeacetreatieswiththeJewsorotherdisbelieversdoesnot
requireustochangetheeducationalcurriculumorotherdealingsbasedonsupportand
befriending.MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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MakingpeacewiththeJewsdoesnotmeangivingthemeverlastingownershipofland

Q2:DoesthetrucewiththeenemiesentailapprovingtheiroccupationoftheMuslimLandin
PalestineorgivetheJewspermanentrighttohaveitbyforceoftheUnitedNationsendorsed
covenants,asitrepresentsallthenationsoftheworld?TheUnitedNationsimposes
punishmentuponanycountrythatwouldclaimtoregainthislandorfighttheJewswholive
there.

A : MakingpeacebetweentheMuslimsinPalestineandtheJewsdoesnotentailtheeternalrightof
theJewsthereinitisonlyatemporaryownershipuntilthetrucecomestoanendortheMuslims
becomeabletodrivethemoutoftheirlandbyforceduringthetruce.

TheyshouldalsobefoughtwheneverpossibleuntiltheyembraceIslamorpayJizyah(polltax
requiredfromnonMuslimslivinginanIslamicstate).

ThesameappliestoChristiansandMagi,accordingtoAllah'ssayinginSurahAlTawbah, Fight
againstthosewho(1)believenotinAllh,(2)norintheLastDay,(3)norforbidthatwhichhasbeenforbiddenbyAllhandHis
MessengerMuhammad(4)()andthosewhoacknowledgenotthereligionoftruth(i.e.Islm)amongthepeopleof
theScripture(JewsandChristians),untiltheypaytheJizyahwithwillingsubmission,andfeelthemselvessubdued. Itis
authenticallyreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)

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thathetookJizyahfromtheMagi.

TheytakethesamerulingasthePeopleoftheBookintakingJizyahfromthem,iftheydonot
embraceIslam.However,itisunlawfultomarrytheirwomenoreattheirfood.Thisisonly
permissiblewiththePeopleoftheBook,accordingtoAllah'ssayinginSurahAlMa'idah.Al
HafizhIbnKathir(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)interpretedAllah'ssayinginSurahAlAnfal: But
iftheyinclinetopeace,you(also)inclinetoit aswepreviouslymentionedaboutreconciliation.

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Makingpeaceiscontingentuponthepublicinterest

Q3:Isitpermissible,underthepeacetreatywiththeJewishenemy,tomakethesocalled
normalizationconventionstoletthembenefitfromtheIslamiccountriesinallfields,
particularlyeconomically?Thisyieldsmanybenefitstotheenemy,increasestheirpowerand
superiority,andenablesthemtooverpowertheusurpedIslamiccountries.Under
normalization,MuslimsshouldopenthemarketstotheJewishgoodsandshouldestablish
economicinstitutionssuchasbanksandcompanies,inwhichtheJewsenteraspartnerswith
Muslims.Theyshouldalsosharewaterresources,suchastheNileandtheEuphrates,though
theydonotrunthroughthelandofPalestine.

A:Itisnotnecessary,underthepeacetreatybetweenthePalestinianLiberationOrganization
(PLO)andtheJews,todowhatthequestionermentionedwithregardtotherestofthe
countriesrather,eachcountryshouldconsideritsowninterest.Soifitisintheinterestof
MuslimsinacertaincountrytoreconcilewiththeJews,withregardtoexchangingambassadors,
sellingandpurchasingandothertransactionsdeemedlawfulbythepurifiedShari`ah(Islamic
law),thereisnothingwrongwiththis.

IftheinterestofitspeopleliesinboycottingtheJews,thenitshouldact

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accordingtotheShari`ahinterest.Likewise,alldisbelievingcountriestakethesamerulingas
theJewsinthisregard.

ItisobligatoryuponwhoeverassumestheresponsibilityofMuslimsaking,anemir,ora
president,tocareforthepublicinterestheshouldacceptonlywhatbenefitsthemandliesin
theirinterest,providedthatitisnotincontrasttothePurifiedShari`ah.Otherwise,heshould
notdealwithanyofthedisbelievingcountries.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Verily,
Allhcommandsthatyoushouldrenderbackthetruststothosetowhomtheyaredue Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)also
says: Butiftheyinclinetopeace,you(also)inclinetoit

OneshouldtaketheexampleoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)whenhemade
reconciliationwiththepeopleofMakkahandtheJewsinMadinahandKhaybar.He(peacebeuponhim)saidin
theSahih(authentic)Hadith: Allofyouareguardiansandareresponsibleforhischargestherulerisaguardianandis
responsibleforhischargesandthemanistheguardianofhisfamilyandisresponsibleforthemandthewomanistheguardianofher
husband'shouseandisresponsibleforitandtheslaveistheguardianofhismaster'sbelongingsandisresponsibleforthem. Then
he(peacebeuponhim)said: Allofyouareguardiansandresponsibleforyourwards. IntheEverGlorious
Qur'an,Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Oyouwhobelieve!BetraynotAllhandHisMessenger,nor
betrayknowinglyyourAmnt(thingsentrustedtoyou,andallthedutieswhichAllhhasordainedforyou).

ThisappliesinthecaseofbeingunabletofighttheMushriks(thosewhoassociateotherswith
AllahinHisDivinityorworship)orenforcetheJizyah(polltaxrequiredfromnonMuslims
livinginanIslamicstate)onthemiftheyarePeopleoftheBookorMagians.Nevertheless,if
MuslimshavetheabilitytopracticeJihad(fighting/strivingintheCauseofAllah)against
themandforcethemtoembraceIslam,eitherthatorbekilledorpaytheJizyahif

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theywereentitledtodoso,thenitisnotpermissibletoeffectreconciliationwiththemand
leaveJihadandJizyah.Reconciliationispermissibleonlyincasesofneedornecessity,along
withtheinabilitytofightandenforceJizyah.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Fight
againstthosewho(1)believenotinAllh,(2)norintheLastDay,(3)norforbidthatwhichhasbeenforbiddenbyAllhandHis
MessengerMuhammad(4)()andthosewhoacknowledgenotthereligionoftruth(i.e.Islm)amongthepeopleof
theScripture(JewsandChristians),untiltheypaytheJizyahwithwillingsubmission,andfeelthemselvessubdued. Allah
(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: AndfightthemuntilthereisnomoreFitnah(disbeliefandpolytheism,i.e.
worshippingothersbesidesAllh)andthereligion(worship)willallbeforAllhAlone[inthewholeoftheworld]. Thereareso
manyAyahs(Qur'anicverses)tothesameeffect.

ThepracticeoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)withthepeopleofMakkahonthedayofAlHudaybiyyah
andtheConquestofMakkahandwiththeJewswhenhecametoMadinahproveswhatwe
mentioned.

IaskAllahtoguideallMuslimstowhatisgoodforthem,setrighttheiraffairs,grantthem
understandingofreligion,entrustthemtopiousrulers,reformtheirleadersandsupportthem
tofighttheenemiesofAllahinawaythatpleasesHim.HeistheOneWhoisCapableofdoing
so.

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AclarificationandacommentaryonanarticlebyShaykhYusufAlQaradawyon

makingpeacewiththeJews

PraisebetoAllah,Alone.MaypeaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,his
family,hisCompanions,andthosewhofollowthemuntiltheDayofResurrection.

ThisisaclarificationandacommentaryonthearticlebyShaykhYusufAlQaradawypublishedby
A lMujtama`magazineissue(no.1133)Sha`ban9,1415A.H./January1,1995A.D.onmaking
peacewiththeJews.ThisisalsoaclarificationonmyarticlepublishedinAlMuslimunnewspaper
issuedinRajab21,1415A.H.inwhichIrepliedtothequestionsofsomePalestinians.

IhaveexplainedthatitispermissibletomakepeacewiththeJews,ifitisnecessarysothat
thePalestinianswouldbesafeandbeabletoestablishtheirreligiousrites.

ShaykhYusufbelievesthatwhatIhavestatedisnotcorrectbecausetheJewsareusurpers,soit
isnotpermissibletomakepeacewiththem...

IwouldliketothankhimforhisconcernandhisinterestinclarifyingtheTruth.Undoubtedly,
thismatteraswellasallcontroversialissuesshouldbesupportedbyevidence,asHis
Eminencesaid.ThewordsofanypersonmaybeadoptedorabandonedexcepttheMessenger
ofAllah(peacebeuponhim).Thisisthebasisofanydisputablematter.Allah(Glorifiedand
ExaltedbeHe)says, (And)ifyoudifferinanythingamongstyourselves,referittoAllhandHisMessenger(
),ifyoubelieveinAllhandintheLastDay.Thatisbetterandmoresuitableforfinaldetermination. .

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He(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays, Andinwhatsoeveryoudiffer,thedecisionthereofiswithAllh(HeistherulingJudge).
ThisisagreeduponrulebyAhlulSunnahwalJama`ah(thoseadheringtotheSunnahand
theMuslimmainbody).

However,IhavestatedevidencealongwithmyanswersonmakingpeacewiththeJews.Ihave
answeredthequestions,whichwereaskedbysomestudentsofFacultyofShari`ah,Kuwait
University.TheseanswerswerepublishedbyAlMuslimunmagazineissuedonFridaySha`ban
19,1415A.H/January20,1995A.D.Theyclarifythedoubtfulmatterstomyfellowbrothers.

ShaykhYusuf,mayAllahgrantsuccesstohimandotherscholarssaid,"Qurayshtooktheproperties
andthehousesoftheMuhajirun(EmigrantsfromMakkahtoMadinah)asAllah(Exaltedbe
He)saysinSurahAlHashr, (Andthereisalsoashareinthisbooty)forthepooremigrants,whowereexpelledfromtheir
homesandtheirproperty,seekingBountiesfromAllhandtopleaseHim,andhelpingAllh(i.e.helpingHisreligion)andHis
Messenger(Muhammad).Suchareindeedthetruthful(towhattheysay). TheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)madepeacewithQurayshontheDayofAlHudaybiyyahinthesixthyearoftheHijrah
(Prophet'smigrationtoMadinah).He(peacebeuponhim)signedthistreatyeventhough
QurayshoppressedtheMuhajirun(EmigrantsfromMakkahtoMadinah)seizingtheirproperties
andhouses.ThiswasoutoftheProphet'scareforthepublicinterestofallMuslimsincluding
theMuhajirun,thosewhomayacceptIslam,andsoon.

ShaykhYusufstatedthefollowingexample,"Ifapersontakesanotherperson'shouseand
driveshimoutintothedesert,theusurperandthewrongedpersonmadereconciliationto
giveonlyapartofthehousetohisoriginalowner..."ShaykhYusufsaidthatsuchreconciliation
isnotvalid.Ibelievethisisstrangeandafalsehoodforundoubtedly,itispermissibleforthe
oppressedpersontotakesomeofhisrightsandreconcilewiththeoppressor,becauseofhis
inabilityto

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takehisrights.Itisfundamentallyacknowledgedthatwhatisnotfullyrealizedshallnotbe
totallyleft.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says, SokeepyourdutytoAllhandfearHimasmuchasyou
can Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: andmakingpeaceisbetter. Undoubtedly,itis
betterfortheoppressedtotakeoneormoreroomstoliveinwithhisfamilythantoliveinthe
openair.

AsforAllah's(ExaltedbeHe)saying, Sobenotweakandasknotforpeace(fromtheenemiesofIslm)whileyou
arehavingtheupperhand.Allhiswithyou,andHewillneverdecreasetherewardofyourgooddeeds. ThisAyah(Qur'anic
verse)isincasetheoppressedpersonismorepowerfulthantheoppressorandisabletotake
hisrights.Itisnotpermissibleforhiminthiscasetosurrenderandmakepeace,becauseof
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havingtheupperhandandtheabilitytotakehisrights.However,itispermissibleforthe
oppressedpersontomakepeace,ifheisnotpowerfulasstatedbyAlHafizIbnKathir(mayAllah
bemercifulwithhim)inhisexplanationofthisAyah.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)called
forpeaceontheDayof A lHudaybiyyah,whenhesawthatitwasbeneficialfortheMuslimsand
betterthanfighting.He(peacebeuponhim)isthebestexampleinallhisaffairsforAllah
(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says, IndeedintheMessengerofAllh(Muhammad)youhavea
goodexampletofollow .

WhentheJewsbreachedthetreatyandhe(peacebeuponhim)wasabletofightthem,he
conqueredthemonthedayoftheLiberationofMakkah.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)himvictoryand
empoweredhimoverthemuntilheforgavethem,praisebetoAllah.

IhopefromHisEminenceShaykhYusufaswellasmyfellowscholarstoreconsiderthismatter
inthelightoftheShar`ievidence,apartfromtheiremotions.

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IhopethathewouldreadmyreplieswhichwerepublishedbyAlMuslimunmagazineon
19/8/1415A.H.correspondingto20/1/1995inwhichIhaveclarifiedthatitisWajib
(obligatory)toundertakeJihad(fighting/strivingintheCauseofAllah)againsttheJewsand
others,ifitispossibleuntiltheyembraceIslamorpaytheJizyah(polltaxrequiredfromnon
MuslimslivinginanIslamicstate)asindicatedbytheAyahsandtheHadiths.Itispermissible
tomakepeacewhentheMuslimsareincapableoffightingfollowingtheexampleofthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)andadheringtotheShar`yevidence,generalorspecific.Thisis
thepathofsalvationandhappinessinthisworldlylifeandintheHereafter.

Allah(ExaltedbeHe)istheOnewhosehelpissoughttoguidetheMuslimandtheirrulersto
allthatpleasesHim.MayAllahgrantthemdeepunderstandingofreligionandhelpthemhold
fasttoit.IaskHimtosupportHisReligionandmakeHisWordsuperior.Iaskhimtoreform
theaffairsoftheMuslimrulersandguidethemtoruleaccordingtoHisShari`ahandbeware
ofitscontrary.HeisthetheOnewhoisCapableofdoingso!

MayPeaceandBlessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,hisCompanions,and
thosewhofollowhiminrighteousness!

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AspecialspeechdeliveredbyHisEminencetoAlHarasAlWatany[NationalGuard]magazine
clarifyingthatfundamentalismisnottoaninsult

PrioritiesofDa`wah

Q1:OEminenceShaykh,Da`wah(callingtoIslam)isagreatmissionwhatthenarethe
topicsthataDa`y(callertoIslam)shoulddealwithnowadays?

A : Undoubtedly,callingtoAllahandIslamisthemissionofallmessengers(peacebeupon
themall).Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)sentallmessengerstocallpeopletoHimandrevealedthe
DivineScriptures,ofwhichthegreatest,themostsuperior,andthefinalscriptureistheHoly
Qur'an,toachieveDa`wahpurposes,totellpeopleaboutIslam,warnthemagainstallthat
opposesit,callthemtogoodmoralsanddeeds,andwarnthemofbadones.

Themostimportantissuetowhichwehavetocallpeoplenowadaysaswellasatallother
timesistocallthemtoTawhid(beliefintheOnenessofAllah/monotheism).ADa`yhasto
tellpeopleaboutAllah'sNamesandAttributes.PeoplehavetobecalledtobelievinginAllah's
NamesandAttributesastheyare,inawaythatsuitsAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)and
withoutanyTahrif(distortionofthemeaning),Ta`til(denialofAllah'sAttributes),Takyif
(questioningAllah'sAttributes),orTamthil(likeningAllah'sAttributestothoseofHis
Creation).ThisistoconformtoAllah'ssaying: Say(OMuhammad):"HeisAllh,(the)One.
"AllhusSamad()[AllhtheSelfSufficientMaster,Whomallcreaturesneed,(Heneithereatsnor
Allah(Glorified
drinks)]. "Hebegetsnot,norwasHebegotten. "AndthereisnonecoequalorcomparableuntoHim."
andExaltedbeHe)alsosays: SoputnotforwardsimilitudesforAllh(asthereisnothingsimilartoHim,norHe
resemblesanything).Truly!Allhknowsandyouknownot. Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: The
Creatoroftheheavensandtheearth.Hehasmadeforyoumatesfromyourselves,andforthecattle(also)mates.BythismeansHe
createsyou(inthewombs).ThereisnothinglikeHimandHeistheAllHearer,theAllSeer.

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Du`ah(callerstoIslam)havetopayattentiontoTawhidulRububiyyah(OnenessofAllah's
Lordship)thattheMushriks(thosewhoassociatesotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship)
acknowledged.ItistobelievethatAllahistheLord,Creator,andSustainerofallcreatures
thatHe(GlorifiedbeHe)isEverLiving,theOneWhosustainsandprotectsallthatexists,the
BenefitGiver,andtheHarmInflicting.MuslimsandnonMuslimsalikebelieveintheforegoing.
EvenAbuJahlandotherKafirs(disbelievers)ofQurayshacknowledgedTawhidulRububiyyahand
thusAllahmentionsthatsuchanacknowledgementisproofagainstthemregardingtheir
denialofTawhidulUluhiyyah(OnenessofWorship).

Du`ahthus,wherevertheyare,havetoclarifytopeopletherealityofTawhidwithwhich
AllahsentHismessengers(peacebeuponthemall).Moreover,peoplehavetobewarned
againstShirk(associatingotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship),worshipingdwellersof
graves,seekinghelpfromthedead,vowingorofferingsacrificesfortheirsake,makingTawaf
(circumambulation)aroundtheirgraves,andallotherwrongpracticesoftoday'sMushriks.

Moreover,peoplehavetobetoldthatmakingDu`a'(supplication)toidols,trees,stones,Jinn
(creaturescreatedfromfire),angels,prophets,stars,oranyabsenthumanbeingis
impermissible.Nay,doingsoismajorShirkregardingwhichAllah(GlorifiedbeHe)says: Verily,
AllhforgivesnotthatpartnersshouldbesetupwithHim(inworship),butHeforgivesexceptthat(anythingelse)towhomHewills
Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Verily,whosoeversetsuppartners(inworship)withAllh,then
AllhhasforbiddenParadisetohim,andtheFirewillbehisabode.AndfortheZlimn(polytheistsandwrongdoers)thereareno
helpers.

However,itispermissibletocalluponaliveandpresentperson.Itisalsopermissibletoseek
theirhelpregardingthingsthattheyareabletodo.ProoffortheforegoingisthatAllahsays
whilerelayingthestoryofMusa(Moses,peacebeuponhim)withtheCoptic: Themanofhis(own)
partyaskedhimforhelpagainsthisfoe

(PartNo:8,PageNo:232)

Ontheotherhand,Du`ahshouldexplaintopeoplethattheymustbelieveintheMessengerof
Allah(peacebeuponhim),witnessthatheisthetrueMessengerofAllahtobothJinnand
mankind,andfollowhim(peacebeuponhim)whilebelievinginallthatAllahandHis
Messengertoldusabout.Peoplemustalsobelieveinallothermessengers,thehereafter,
Jannah(Paradise)andhellfire,andPredestinationitsgoodandbadconsequences.

Du`ahthushavetoclarifyallimportantprinciplesincludingTawhid,beliefinAllah,andHis www.ircpk.com
messengers(peacebeuponthemall)speciallytheLastonei.e.ProphetMuhammad(peacebe
uponhim).PeoplemustalsobelieveintheLastDay,Jannah,hellfire,allangels,Divine
Scriptures,andPredestinationwhethergoodorbad.Afterthat,Du`ahhavetocallpeopleto
Salah(Prayer),Zakah(obligatorycharity),Sawm(Fast)ofRamadan,Hajj,dutifulnessto
parentsandmaintainingthetiesofkinship.PeoplealsohavetobecalledtoenjoiningMa`ruf
(thatwhichisjudgedasgood,beneficial,orfittingbyIslamiclawandMuslimsofsound
intellect)andforbiddingMunkar(thatwhichisunacceptableordisapprovedofbyIslamiclaw
andMuslimsofsoundintellect)suchasZina(premaritalsexualintercourseand/oradultery),
theft,differentkindsofoppression,Ghibah(backbiting),Namimah(talebearing),Riba
(usury),andillgottengains.

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Myadvicetothosepeople

Q2:AblessedrevivalprevailsthroughtheIslamicworld.ItbearsgladtidingstoallMuslims.
Nevertheless,thisrevivalisnotconcernedwiththeFiqh(Islamicjurisprudence)orthe
principlesofIslamic`Aqidah(creed).WhatistheadviceofYourEminenceregardingthis
revival?

A : IadviseallMuslims,youngandold,menandwomentocarefullyrecite,contemplate,comprehend,and
actupontheBookofAllah,theEverGloriousQur'an.Theyshouldaskaboutproblematicissues

(PartNo:8,PageNo:233)

andrefertotheauthenticatedbooksofTafsir(explanation/exegesisofthemeaningsoftheQur'an),suchas
thosewrittenbyIbnJarir,IbnKathir,AlBaghawyandthelikeinordertorealizethemeaningsoftheSpeechof
AllahandadheretowhattheBookofAllahsupportincludingTawhid(beliefintheOnenessof
Allah/monotheism),devotion,carryingoutAllah'sCommandsandavoidingHisProhibitions.Oneshould
alsogiveattentiontothebooksthatfollowthewayoftheSalaf(righteouspredecessors),suchasAlTawhid,
ThalathatAlUsul,KashfAlShubuhatbyShaykhMuhammadibn`AbdulWahhab(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim),
A l`AqidahAlWasitiyyahbyShaykhIbnTaymiyyah,Lam`atAlI`tiqad,byIbnQudamah,SharhAlTahawiyyah,by
IbnAbuAl`IzandthelikebooksthatfollowthewayofAhlulSunnahwalJama`ah(thoseadheringtothe
SunnahandtheMuslimmainbody).TherearetheabridgedbooksofHadithsuchasAlArba`inAl
NawawiyyahanditscomplementbyIbnRajab,'UmdatulHadith,byShaykh`AbdulGhanyAlMaqdisyandBulugh
A lMarambyIbnHajar.

RegardingthebooksonMustalahAlHadith(Hadithterminology),thereisNukhbatAlFikrandits
commentarybyAlHafizIbnHajar.ConcerningUsululFiqh(principlesofIslamicjurisprudence),thereisthe
bookofRawdatAlNazirbyIbnQudamah.

Theintentionisthattheyshouldtakecareoftheprinciplesof`Aqidah,UsululFiqh,andMustalahAl
Hadith,forthisbenefitsthemandisthebasicofallsciences.IntheFiqh,therearethebooksof'UmdatulA l
FiqhbyAlMuwaffiq,ZadAlMustaqni`byAlHajawyandDalilAlTalib.

SuchbooksconcerningFiqhbenefittheseekerofknowledgeandhelphimunderstandandreviewissues
withtheirevidences.Allthisisimportantfortheseekerofknowledge.

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AttackingtheIslamicDa`wahandaccusingitoffundamentalismandextremism

Q3:IthasbecomecommoninsomeofthemediatoaccusetheyouthoftheIslamicrevivalof
beingextremistsandfundamentalists.Whatisyouropinioninthisregard?

(PartNo:8,PageNo:234)

A : Whateverthecase,thisisamistakethathascomefromtheeastandthewest,fromtheChristians,communists
andJews,andotherswhotrytoputpeopleoffthecalltoAllahanditssupporters.Theywanttodoinjustice
totheDa`wah(callingtoIslam)bycallingitextremismorfundamentalismorwhatevernamestheygiveit.

Undoubtedly,callingpeopletoAllahisthereligionofthemessengers.Itistheirpathandtheirway.The
peopleofknowledgeareobligedtocallotherstoAllahandtobeactiveindoingso.Theyouthareobliged
tofearAllahandtoadheretoAlHaqq(theTruth),nottogotoextremesorbeharsh.

Itmaysohappenthatsomeoftheyouthareignorant,sotheygotoextremesinsomematters,ortheyare
lackinginknowledge,sotheyarenegligentinsomeothermatters.Butalltheyouthandothers,suchasthe
scholars,mustfearAllahandseekAlHaqqwithevidencei.e.whatAllahandHisMessenger(peacebeupon
him)said.TheyshouldbeawareofBid`ah(innovationinreligion)andexaggeration.Theyshouldalsobe
awareofignoranceandshortcomings.Nooneamongthemisinfallibleandsomeofthepeoplemayerrby
doingtoomuchorbyfallingshort.Butthatdoesnotmeanthateveryoneisatfaultthefaultrestswith
thosewhomakethemistake.

However,theenemiesofAllahamongtheChristiansandotherswhoarefollowingintheirfootstepshavemade
thisameansofattackingtheDa`wahandputtinganendtoit,byaccusingitspeopleofbeingextremists
andfundamentalists.

Whatdoesfundamentalismmean?

Iftheyarefundamentalistsinthesensethattheyadheretothefundamentalsorbasicprinciplesi.e.what
AllahandHisMessengersaid,thenthisispraised,notcondemned.Adheringtothefundamentals,theBook
ofAllah,andtheSunnah(whateverisreportedfromtheProphet)iscommendableandmaynotbe
condemned.Whatistobecondemnedistooverdothings,fallshort,orgotoextremesandbeharsh,ordo
notdowhattheyhavetodothisiswhatistobecondemned.

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Butthepersonwhoadherestotherightprinciples,derivedfromtheBookofAllahandtheSunnahofHis
Messenger(peacebeuponhim),isnotatfaultthisisperfectandheistobepraised.Thisiswhatis
obligatoryuponseekersofknowledgeandthosewhocallotherstoAllah.Theyshouldadheretothe
fundamentalsoftheBookofAllahandtheSunnahofHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim),andwhatever
theyknowofUsulu lFiqh(principlesofIslamicjurisprudence),`Aqidah(creed)andMustalahAlHadith
(Hadithterminology),andtheotherremarkablebasesofevidence.Theyshouldhavebasicprincipleswhich
theyfollow.

DescribingtheDu`ahasfundamentalistsisageneralwordwhichdoesnotmeananythingapartfrom
condemningthemandputtingpeopleoff.Fundamentalismisnotabadthingbutagoodthing,indeed.

Iftheseekerofknowledgeadherestothefundamentals,paysattentiontothem,andstaysupatnightto
studythemfromtheBookofAllahandtheSunnahofHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim),andwhatthe
scholarshavestated,thereisnothingwrongwiththat.ButgoingtoextremesinfollowingBid`ahiswhatis
wrong,andgoingtoextremesofignoranceandfallingshortisalsowrong.

TheDu`ah(callerstoIslam)areobligedtoadheretothefundamentalsofShari`ah(Islamiclaw)andadhere
tothemiddlecoursetowhichAllahhasguidedthem,forAllahhasmadethemanUmmah(nationbasedon
onecreed)justlybalanced.SotheDu`ahhavetobejustlybalancedandadoptthemiddlecoursebetween
exaggerationandnegligence.TheyshouldbesteadfastinadheringtoAlHaqqaccordingtothebasesof
Shari`ahevidences.Thereshouldbeneitherexaggerationnornegligence,butthemoderationthatAllahhas
enjoined.

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Theobligationofcounseling

Q4:Itwasfrequentlymentionedthatsomeoneisanextremist,anotherismoderate,the
otheriszealotandthelikeofotherattributes.YourEminence,isitpermissibletousesuch
attributes?Howcanwetreattheproblemofextremismthesedays?

A:Thesewordsmaybesaidbysomepeoplewhodonotknowtheirmeanings

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orknowtheirmeaningsbutaccusepeopleofthesethingswhiletheyfreeofcharge

Itwasmentionedearlierthatextremismisbeingimmoderatethroughextremismornegligence.Thegeneral
trendamongthesepeopleisdesignating,withtheseattributes,peoplewhotheyclaimtobeimmoderateand
extreme.Mutazamit(zealot)isapersonwhoisnotreadytosayoracceptthetruthortofollowthepeopleof
truth.

TheyusetheseattributestomakepeoplehateDa`wah(call)tothecauseofAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbe
He).Butoneshouldofferadvice,ifhefindsfailuretodowhatshouldbedoneorextremismbyexceeding
theproperbounds.Thesetwotrendsmaybedonebysomepeople.Theymayalsobecommittedbysome
ofthecallerstothecauseofAllah.ButthisisnotageneralattributeofthecallerstoAllah.Someofthem
maycommitsomemistakesextremismornegligence.Therefore,theyhavetobeadvisedandinformedof
thesemistakesinorderthattheymightfollowtherightpath.

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HandlingExtremism

Q5:Howcanwehandletheproblemofextremism?

A : Thisproblemcanbehandledbythescholarswhoshouldinstructandguidepeopleiftheyknowthata
personexceedsandcommitsaBid`ah(innovationinreligion),theyshouldpointoutthemattertohim,such
asthosewhodeemasinnerasaKafir(disbeliever/nonMuslim).ThisisthecreedofKhawarij(separatistgroup
thatbelievescommittingamajorsinamountstodisbelief).KhawarijregardasinnerasaKafir.Oneshouldknowthat
thereisadividinglinethesinnerhasaruling,theMushrik(onewhoassociatesotherswithAllahinHis
Divinityorworship)hasadifferentrulingandtheinnovatorhasanotherrulingaswell.Heshouldbe
instructedandguidedtogoodnessinordertobeenlightenedandtoknowtherulingsoftheShari`ah
(Islamiclaw)withregardtoeachcaseheshouldnotmakethesinnerinthestatusoftheKafir,ortheKafir
inthestatusofthesinner.ThesinnerswhosesinsarelessthanShirk(associatingotherswithAllahinHis
Divinityorworship),suchasthefornicator,thief,backbiter,andRiba(usury/interest)consumerhavea
ruling,andiftheydieinthiscase,theyaresubjecttotheWillofAllah.TheMushrikwhoworshipsthegrave
dwellers

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andseekhelpfromthedeadbesideAllahisjudgedasadisbeliever.HewhorevilesorridiculestheDin
(religion)ofIslamisalsoadisbeliever.Peopleareatdegreesandnotequal,soeachshouldtakehisstatus
andrulingthroughinsightandevidence,ratherthanwhimsandignorance.Thisistheapproachofscholars.

Thescholarsshouldguidepeople,particularlytheyouthwhoaresusceptibletoextremism,exaggerationor
fallingshorttheyshouldbeenlightenedandinstructedfortheyhavelittleknowledge,sotheyshouldbe
shownthewaytoAlHaqq(theTruth).

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JoiningtheIslamicgroups

Q6:AlotofMuslimyouthaskabouttherulingonjoiningIslamicgroupsandadhering
exclusivelytothemethodologyofaparticulargroup.

A : ItisobligatoryoneverypersontoadheretoAlHaqq(theTruth)i.e.whatAllahandHisMessenger
(peacebeuponhim)said,nottoadheretothemethodologyofanygroup,whetheritisIkhwanulMuslimin(the
MuslimBrotherhoodapoliticalgroupalsocallingtoIslam),orAnsarSunnahoranyothergroup.HeshouldadheretoAl
Haqq.IfhejoinsAnsarAlSunnahandhelpsthemwithregardtomattersinwhichtheyarefollowingAlHaqq,
orhejoinsIkhwanu lMusliminandagreeswiththemonmattersinwhichtheyarefollowingAlHaqq,without
goingtoextremesorbeingnegligent,thereisnothingwrongwiththat.Nevertheless,ifheadherestotheir
setofbeliefsandneverdeviatesfromit,thisisnotpermitted.HehastofollowAlHaqqwhereveritleads
him.IfAlHaqqiswithIkhwanulMuslimin,hehastofollowit,andifitiswithAnsarAlSunnah,hehastofollowit,
andifitiswithanothergroup,hehastofollowit.HehastofollowAlHaqqandhelpallothergroupswith
regardtoAlHaqqbutheshouldnotadheretoaparticularwayofthinkingwithoutforsakingitevenifit
turnsouttobefalseormistaken.Thatiswrongandisimpermissible.Heshouldbewiththegroupinevery
wayinwhichtheyarecorrectbutnotwiththeminthemattersinwhichtheyarewrong.

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ViolenceharmsDa`wah

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Q7:IsitobligatoryuponcallerstothecauseofAllahinaMuslimsocietythatdoesnotapply
thelawsofIslamicShari'ahtocallforchangingregimesbyforce?

A : OneshouldcalltothecauseofAllah,advise,anddirectpeopletogoodnesswithoutchangingthingsby
force.ThisisbecausecallingtochangethroughforceopensadoorofeviluponMuslimsandblocksthe
avenuesofDa`wah(callingtoIslam).Moreover,thismayleadtotighteningthegriparoundthecallers.But
callerstothecauseofAllahshouldpracticeDa`wahwithwisdom,goodsaying,fairadmonition,andthe
bestmanner.Callersshouldalsoadvisethosewhoareinauthorityandotherofficials.Theyalsohaveto
advisethepublicanddirectthemtogoodnessandtruth.TheyshouldworkaccordingtoAllah'ssaying: Invite
(mankind,OMuhammad)totheWayofyourLord(i.e.Islm)withwisdom(i.e.withtheDivineRevelationand
theQurn)andfairpreaching,andarguewiththeminawaythatisbetter. Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays:
AndarguenotwiththepeopleoftheScripture(JewsandChristians),unlessitbein(away)thatisbetter(withgoodwordsandin
goodmanner,invitingthemtoIslmicMonotheismwithHisVerses),exceptwithsuchofthemasdowrong Allahordersusto
arguewiththepeopleofscriptureJewsandChristiansinthebestmannerexceptforthosewhodowrong.
Wrongdoersshouldbedealtwithinanotherway.Theircaseshouldbereportedtotherulerinordertodo
hisbesttoremovetheirwrongdoingthroughtheconsiderablemeansofShari'ah.

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Da`wahisacollectiveobligation

Q8:IsitobligatoryforeveryMuslimtopracticeDa`wah(callingtoIslam)?Orisitthedutyof
agroupofthosewhoarespecializedinreligiousaffairsandrulingsofShari`ah(Islamiclaw)?

A : Da`wahisacollectiveobligation.Ifthosewhoarequalifiedtopracticeitinanycountry,
town,villageortribeundertakeit,itwillnolongerbeanobligationduefromothers.

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Insuchacase,itwillbeasupererogatoryactforthosewhodonotpracticeit,providedthat
thosewhopracticeDa`wahhaveknowledge,insightandcapabilitytocalltoIslamaccording
totheteachingsoftheQur'anandtheProphet(peacebeuponhim).IfDu`ah(callersto
Islam)cooperate,itwillbebetter.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Invite(mankind,O
Muhammad)totheWayofyourLord(i.e.Islm)withwisdom(i.e.withtheDivineRevelationandtheQurn)and
fairpreaching And: HelpyouoneanotherinAlBirrandAtTaqw(virtue,righteousnessandpiety)

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AttackingthevisitorsofIslamiccountries

Q9:WhatistherulingonattackingtheforeigntouristsvisitingtheIslamiccountries?

A : Thisisnotpermissible.Itisnotpermissibletoattackanyone,whetherforeigntouristsorworkers,since
theyaregivenprotectioninMuslimcountries.However,oneshouldadvisethecountrytopreventthemfrom
doingwhatisnotreligiouslylawful.Butbeingaggressivetowardsthemisnotinanywaypermissible.With
regardtotheindividualswhodounlawfulthings,itisnotpermissibleforanyonetokill,strike,orharm
themrather,theiraffairsshouldbereferredtotherulers,sinceattackingthemisconsideredanattack
againstpeoplewhoenteredunderprotectionwhichshouldnotbeviolated.Theiraffairsshouldbereferred
tothosewhocanpreventgivingthemaccesstothecountryorpreventtheabominableacttheydoinpublic.

WithregardtoadvisingandcallingthemtoIslamortoquittheabominableactsthattheydoiftheyare
Muslims,thisisnecessaryandsupportedbytheShar`y(Islamiclegal)evidences.AllahistheoneWhose
Helpissought.ThereisneithermightnorpowerexceptwithAllah!

MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamilyandCompanions!

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CommentsonsomebooksofShaykh`AbdulRahmanIbn`AbdulKhaliq

(PartNo:8,PageNo:240)

From`Abdul`AzizBin`AbdullahIbnBaztoHisHonorableEminenceShaykh`AbdulRahmanibn`AbdulKhaliq.

MayAllahguideyoutowhatpleasesHimandincreaseyouinknowledgeandIman(Faith),Amen.

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!).

Ireceivedyourletterdated8/3/1415A.H.andthatwashandedtomebythehonorablebrother`A.Kh.S.
Allthatyouexplainedinyourletterisclear.MayAllahgrantyouguidanceandsuccess.

IwassodelightedbywhatyoumentionedthatyouabidebythepracticeoftheSalaf(righteous
predecessors)andthosewhofollowedthemrightly.Iwaspleasedwithyourstatementthatallthingsyou
statedthatopposethewayoftheSalafwereonlymistakesorduetoforgetfulnessandIwasdelightedby
yourmentioningthatyouarekeentoknowyourmistakestocorrectthemincasetheyaretrulyascribedto
you.

Iwasalsohappybecauseofyourdeclarationthatyouforgiveandpardonthosewhowrongedyouandthat
youseektoberewardedbyAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)forthisetc.

However,IreceivedyourletteronthethirtiethofthemonthofSafar1415A.H.afterthefortysecond
sessionoftheCouncilofSeniorScholarshadended.IfweneedtoreviewyourletterintheCouncil,wewill
dosonextsessionInshaaAllah(ifAllahwills).

FollowingarethenamesofyourbooksthatIhavecommentson:First:UsulAl`AmalAlJama`y"Basicsof
collectivework".

Second:A lKhututAlRa'isiyyahLiBa`thAlUmmahAlIslamiyyah."MainGuidelinesfortherevivalofthe
MuslimNation".

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Third:WujubTatbiqAlHududAlShar`iyyah"TheObligationofapplyingtheIslamiclegalpenalties".

Fourth:Mashru`iyyatAlJihadAlJama`y"Legalityofcollectivefighting/strivingintheCauseofAllah".

Fifth:A lWasayahAl`Ashr"Thetencommandments".

Sixth:FusulMinAlsiyasahAlShar`iyyah"ChaptersfromIslamiclawbasedpolicy".

Seventh:Acommentonatapeentitled:AlMadrasahAlSalafiyyah"SchoolofSalafiyyah'thosefollowing
thewayoftherighteouspredecessors'".

Firstly:YoumentionedinyourbookUsulAl`A m a l A lJama`ywhatreads:"Someofthosewhoare
ascribedtothecallofShaykhMuhammadIbn`AbdulWahhab(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)claimedthat
whoeverstartsaJama`ah(group)forDa`wah(callingtoIslam)andJihad(fighting/strivingintheCauseof
Allah)isaKharijite(memberofaseparatistgroupcalledKhawarijthatbelievescommittingamajorsin
amountstodisbelief)".

"Theyalsoclaimedthat'thegovernmental'regimeandpartiescontradictDin(religion)."

Moreover,youclaimedthatsomeoftheseekersofknowledgewhoattributethemselvestoShaykh
MuhammadIbn`AbdulWahhab(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)gavethecontemporaryrulersrightsthatwere
neithergiventoAbuBakrAsSidiqnor`UmaribnAlKhattab,andthat,asfarasyouknow,hasnoprecedenceinthe
wholeMuslimhistoryandhadnotbeenmentionedbyanytrustworthyscholarinanybook.Suchrightsare:
nooneispermittedtoenjoinMa`ruf(thatwhichisjudgedasgood,beneficial,orfittingbyIslamiclawand
Muslimsofsoundintellect)orforbidMunkar(thatwhichisunacceptableordisapprovedofbyIslamiclaw
andMuslimsofsoundintellect)unlesstheygetpermissionfromtheImam(ruler)andthatitisimpermissible
torepelanyattackagainstMuslimterritoriesunlesstheImampermitsso.Youmentionedthattheadvocates
oftheforegoingthusgavetherulerthesameattributesoftheLord(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe).Truththus
iswhattherulerordainsandfalsehoodiswhathedeclaresHaram(prohibited).Accordingtosuchseekersof
knowledge,whatevertheImamdoesnotdecideshouldnotbedecidedbyanybodyelse.Inotherwords,
whateveraffairsofDinandinterestsofMuslimstheImamneglects,Muslimshavetoignoreinordernotto
displeasetheImam.

(UsulAl` A m a l A lJama`ypp.1011).Thisiswhatyoumentionedinyourbook.Nevertheless,Idonot
knowthatanyofthefollowersofShaykhMuhammadIbn`AbdulWahhab
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(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)saidso.Youthendidnotrefertothesourcebookfromwhichyoucited
thisorthepersonwhotoldyouso.Otherwise,youhavetoacknowledgethatyouweremistaken,thatsucha
claimhasnovalidrootandthatyounowknowthatnoneofthefollowersofShaykhMuhammadIbn`Abdul
Wahhab(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)hadsaidso.Youalsohavetoverifytheauthenticityofyoursources
inyourfuturewritingsandyouraimshouldbeclarifyingthetruthandfalsehoodwithoutmentioningnames
ofpeopleexceptwhennecessary.

Secondly:YousaidinyourtapeAlMadrasahAlSalafiyyah:"ScholarsofSaudiArabiaaretotallyunawareand
ignorantofcontemporaryproblems...(andthat)theirSalafiyyahisatraditionalworthlessone."

SuchasayingfromyouisfalseforscholarsofSaudiArabiaknowaboutallcontemporaryproblemsandthey
wrotemanybooksonthem.AllpraisebetoAllahAlone,Iamoneofscholarswhodealtwithcontemporary
problemsandIwroteuncountablewritingsonthem.AllpraisebetoAllahAlone,scholarsofSaudiArabia
areamongstthemostknowledgeablescholarsofthewayofAhlulSunnahwalJama`ah(thoseadheringto
theSunnahandtheMuslimmainbody).TheyfollowthesameunderstandingofourSalafregardingTawhid
(beliefintheOnenessofAllah),issuesrelatingtoAllah'sNamesandAttributes,issuesrelatingtowarning
againstBid`ahs(innovationsinreligion),etc.Thusifyouareignorantofallthis,youhavetoreadtheseries
o fIbnQasimcalledAlDurarAlSunniyyah,theFatwasofourShaykhMuhammadibnIbrahim(mayAllahbe
mercifulwithhim),andourownwritingsonthisi.e.ourFatwasandpublishedbooks.

Undoubtedly,whatyousaidaboutthescholarsofSaudiArabiaisuntrueandaseriousmistake.Youthushave
tocorrectyourselfanddeclarethisinlocalnewspapersinKuwaitandSaudiArabia.IaskAllah(ExaltedbeHe)to
guideusall,tohelpusreturntothetruthandstayfirmonit.Verily,Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)istheBestOne
tobeasked.

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Thirdly:YoumentionedinyourbookAlKhututAlRa'isiyyahLiBa`thAlUmmahAlIslamiyyahpp.7273:
"OurArabandIslamiccountriesdonotgenerallyapplyShari`ah(Islamiclaw)excepttosomeofthe
personalstatusissues.However,allourcountrieswithnoexceptionfollowlawsoftheWestortheEast
regardingallfinancialtransactionsandpoliticalandinternationallaws.Thesameappliestocriminallaws
suchasHudud(ordainedpunishmentsforviolatingAllahsLaw)areimportedandfabricatedetc.",p.78.

Suchgeneralityisincorrectfor,allpraisebetoAllahAlone,SaudiArabiaappliesShari`ah,establishHudud,
andShar`y(Islamiclegal)courtshavebeenfoundedallovertheSaudiArabianKingdom.Nevertheless,Ido
notclaimthatSaudiArabiaoranyothercountryisinfallible.

Besides,IcametoknowthatthesultanofthegovernmentofBruneiorderedthatShari`ahhastobeapplied
withregardtoallmattersandunderallcircumstances.Youthenhavetowithdrawsuchastatementand
declaresoinlocalnewspapersoftheKingdomofSaudiArabiaandKuwait.Hadyousaid"mostoftheAraband
Muslimcountries...",thiswouldhavebeenconvenientasitistherealityofthematter.IaskAllahtograntus
allguidanceandsuccess.

Fourthly:YoumentionedinyourbookWujubTatbiqAlHududAlShar`iyyahp.26:

" 3Removingthecausesofcrimebeforeapplyingthepunishment:ApartfromfanaticismandignoranceI
say:'ItisdefinitelyimpermissibletoapplytheShar`ypunishmentbeforeremovingthereasonsofthecrime.
Wehavetoexcusethecriminaliftheywereundertheinfluenceofmonopoly,injustice,theabsenceofsocial
solidarity,andthespreadofselfishness.

Isay:insuchasocietytheremaybeexcusesforwhoeverisobligedtocommittheftandwhoeverisobliged
tocommitZina(adultery)tosupportherchild,oldmother,orsickfather.

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Ithinkitisasignofnaivetyandignorancethatwepunishtheadultererorthefornicatorwhileweallowall
kindsofwantonnessandlibertinism.Therefore,itisneitherrationalnorwisethatweapplyShar`ycriminal
Hududbeforeremovingallcausesoftheconcernedcrimes.'"Seep.27.

Again,whathasbeenmentionedaboveisincorrect.ItcontradictstruthandIdonotknowofanyscholar
whosaidthesameexceptanarrationthat`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)suspendedtheapplication
oftheftHadd(ordainedpunishmentforviolatingAllahsLaw)duringtheyearoffamine.However,evenif
suchanarrationisSahih(authentic),theissuestillneedsIjtihad(juristicefforttoinferexpertlegalrulings)
andinsight.

Anyway,explicittextsoftheQur'anandSunnah(whateverisreportedfromtheProphet)clearlystatethe
obligationofinflictingtheHaddonwhomeverisproventobeguilty.

Youhavethustowithdrawwhatyouhavementionedinthisbookanddeclarethisinlocalnewspapersin
KuwaitandSaudiArabia.Youalsohavetodeclaresoinaspecialbookinwhichyouwithdrawallyourmistakes.

Itiswellknownthattruthisfirmas`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)saidtoAbuMusaAlAsh`ary(may
Allahbepleasedwiththemall).Consequently,returningtothetruthisbetterthanpersistinginfalsehood.
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MayAllahguideusalltowhatpleasesHim!MayHeprotectusallfromthecausesofHisAnger!

Fifthly:YoucalledinyourbookMashru`iyyatAlJihadp.28,37,39andyourbookAlWasayaAl`Ashrp.
71,44todividingMuslimsintogroupsandpartiesandmentionedthatsuchdivisionisagoodphenomenon.

Nevertheless,itiswellknownthatyourcallreferredtoaboveopposestheQur'anandHadith.Forexample,
Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says: Andholdfast,allofyoutogether,totheRopeofAllh(i.e.thisQurn),andbenotdividedamong
yourselves Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Verily,thosewhodividetheirreligionandbreakupintosects(all
kindsofreligioussects),you(OMuhammad)havenoconcerninthemintheleast.

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TherearemanyotherAyahs(Qur'anicverses)tothesameeffect.

Moreover,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Allahispleasedwiththreethingsyoudo:thatyouworshipHimanddo
notassociateanythingwithHim,thatyoutakeholdoftheropeofAllahaltogetherandthatyougivegoodcounseltotheonetowhom
Allahgivescommandoveryou. TherearemanyotherHadithstothesameeffect.

YouhavethustowithdrawthisanddeclareitinlocalnewspapersaswellasinthebookinwhichIadvised
youearliertocomposeandmentionallthemistakesyoucorrected.

Sixthly:YoumentionedinyourbookFusulMinAlSiyasahAlShar`iyyahpp.3132thatdemonstrations
wereamongstthemeansthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)usedtomakeDa`wah.

AsIdonotfindanytexttoprovethis,pleasetellmeyourreferenceandsourceofinformation.

Ifyoudonothaveanauthorizedsourcefortheforegoingallegation,thenyouhavetowithdrawit.Itis
considerabletomentionthatIdonotknowanytexttoprovesuchaclaim.Itiswellknownthat
demonstrationsleadtomanyevils.Anyway,ifthereisaSahihtextondemonstrations,thishastobe
completelyclarifiedsothatcorruptersdonotuseitasprooffortheirfalsedemonstrations.

Finally,IaskAllah(ExaltedbeHe)tohelpusalltoacquirebeneficialknowledge,todogooddeeds,toset
rightallourheartsandactions,tomakeusamongsttheguidingandtheguidedpeople.Verily,Allahisthe
MostGenerous,theMostBountiful.

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh.

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From`Abdul`AzizBin`AbdullahIbnBaztothehonorablesonShaykh`AbdulRahmanIbn`AbdulKhaliq

MayAllahguidehimtodowhatpleasesHimandmakeHisreligionvictoriousthroughhim.Amen!

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

Ireceivedyourhonorableletter,dated14/4/1415A.H.Itpleasedmetoknowyouracceptanceofmy
recommendations.MayAllahgrantyoumoresuccessandmakeyouandusamongtheguidedcallers.Heis
theMostGenerous.

Iunderstoodwhatyoumentionedconcerningtheactofdemonstrationandknew,asyoustated,thatthe
IsnadofthisnarrationisweakduetotheunreliabilityofthenarratorIshaqibnAbuFarwah.Yet,evenifthis
narrationisauthentic,itisoftheactsthattookplaceattheverybeginningofIslambeforetheHijrah
(Prophet'smigrationtoMadinah)becausetheShari`ahwasnotyetcomplete.

Itiswellknownthatthebasicrulesofcommands,prohibitions,andotheraspectsofreligionrelyonthe
provenprinciplesofShari`ahsetafterHijrah.WithregardstoJumu`ah(Friday),`EidsPrayers,andother
gatheringssuchasSalatu lKusuf(Prayeronasolareclipse)andSalatulIstisqa'(Prayerforrain)the
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)advisedustooffer,theseactsaredoneoutofdisplayingtheritesofIslamand
havenothingtodowithdemonstrations.

MayAllahguideusandallMuslimstousefulknowledgeandactaccordingly!MayAllahrectifyourheartsand
deeds!MayAllahprotectusandallMuslimsfromthedelusivetrialsandtheinsinuationsofSatanforHeis
theOneWhoiscapabletodoso.Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh

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ApieceofadvicetotheAfghanileadersandpeople

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From'Abdul'AzizBin'AbdullahIbnBaztoofficialsandothersoftheAfghanipeople.

MayAllahguidethemtowhatsatisfiesHimandmayHegatherthemonHispiety!

Amen.

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

IadviseallofyoutofearAllah(mayHebePraised)inprivateandpublicityandinallyouraffairs.You
shouldalsocooperateinrighteousnessandpietywiththestateandothersfromamongtheindividualsinthe
society.YoushouldalsothankAllah(mayHebePraised)forwhatHegrantsyouofvictoryuponyour
enemiesandfortheestablishmentoftheMuslimstateinyourcountry.Moreover,youalsohaveto
recommendoneanothertothetruthandforbearanceinsupportingit.YoushouldworkaccordingtoAllah's
saying: HelpyouoneanotherinAlBirrandAtTaqw(virtue,righteousnessandpiety)butdonothelponeanotherinsinand
transgression.AndfearAllh.Verily,AllhisSevereinpunishment. Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: ByAlAsr(thetime).
Verily,manisinloss, Exceptthosewhobelieve(inIslmicMonotheism)anddorighteousgooddeeds,andrecommendone
anothertothetruth[i.e.orderoneanothertoperformallkindsofgooddeeds(AlMaruf)whichAllhhasordained,andabstainfrom
allkindsofsinsandevildeeds(AlMunkarwhichAllhhasforbidden],andrecommendoneanothertopatience(forthesufferings,
harms,andinjurieswhichonemayencounterinAllhsCauseduringpreachingHisreligionofIslmicMonotheismorJihd). The
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)said: Religionisbasedonadvisingoneanother.Uponthiswesaid:Forwhom?Hereplied:For
Allah,HisBook,HisMessengerandfortheleadersandthegeneralMuslims. JarirIbn`AbdullahAlBajaly,thegreatCompanion
(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim),said: IgavethepledgeofallegiancetotheProphet(peacebeuponhim)toofferprayers
perfectly,topaytheZakat(obligatorycharity),andtogivesincereadvicetoeveryMuslim.

ItisobligatoryuponMuslimseverywheretoadviseandrecommendoneanothertothetruth,cooperateon
righteousnessandpiety,enjoingoodandforbidevilwithwisdomandfairadmonition.

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TheyshouldalsoshowkindnessandgoodmannersintheirDa`wahalongwithdevotiontoAllahaloneout
ofseekinghisreward.Theyalsohavetoavoidhypocrisy,ostentation,andobscenityinsayingsanddoings.
Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Invite(mankind,OMuhammad)totheWayofyourLord(i.e.
Islm)withwisdom(i.e.withtheDivineRevelationandtheQurn)andfairpreaching,andarguewiththeminawaythatisbetter.
Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Say(OMuhammad):"ThisismywayIinviteunto
Allh(i.e.totheOnenessofAllhIslmicMonotheism)withsureknowledge,Iandwhosoeverfollowsme(alsomustinviteothersto
Allhi.e.totheOnenessofAllhIslmicMonotheismwithsureknowledge). Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)also
says: Andwhoisbetterinspeechthanhewho[says:"MyLordisAllh(believesinHisOneness),"andthenstandsfirm(actsupon
HisOrder),and]invites(men)toAllhs(IslmicMonotheism),anddoesrighteousdeeds,andsays:"IamoneoftheMuslims."
Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Thebelievers,menandwomen,areAuliy(helpers,supporters,friends,
protectors)ofoneanothertheyenjoin(onthepeople)AlMarf(i.e.IslmicMonotheismandallthatIslmordersonetodo),and
forbid(people)fromAlMunkar(i.e.polytheismanddisbeliefofallkinds,andallthatIslmhasforbidden)theyperformAsSalt
(IqmatasSalt),andgivetheZakt,andobeyAllhandHisMessenger.AllhwillhaveHisMercyonthem.SurelyAllhisAllMighty,
AllWise.

TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Kindnessisnottobefoundinanythingbutthatitaddstoitsbeautyanditisnot
withdrawnfromanythingbutitmakesitdefective. TheProphet(mayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponhim)also
says: "Hewhoisdeprivedofforbearanceandgentlenessis,infact,deprivedofallgood.'' TheProphet(mayAllah'sPeace
andBlessingsbeuponhim)alsosays: Onewhoguidestosomethinggoodhasarewardsimilartothatofitsdoer.

TherearemanyAyahs(Qur'anicverses)andHadithsthatencourageDa`wah(callingtoIslam),advising
eachotherandcooperatinginrighteousness.

AllahistheOnewhoisaskedtoguideus,youandallMuslimstowhatpleasesHimandtosetrightour
heartsanddeeds.WeaskHimtomakeHisreligionvictorious,keepHiswordsuperior,setrighttheaffairsof
allMuslimseverywhere,grantthemgoodunderstandingoftheirreligion,maketheirleadersthebestamong
themandsetrighttheirleaders.HeistheguardianofallthesethingsandtheonlyOnewhoisabletodo
this.PeaceandblessingsofAllahbeuponyou!

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PraisebetoAllah.MaypeaceandblessingsbeupontheMessengerofAllah,hisfamily,
Companions,andwhoeverfollowshisguidance.

ThedisasterfacingAfghanibrothersworsenedafterthebreakoutofdisunityandfighting
amongtheAfghaniMujahidin(thosewhostriveinthecauseofAllah).Someevenrebelled
againstthepresidentoftheircountry.Sinceitisobligatoryuponthesubjectstoobeytheir
rulerinMa`ruf(thatwhichisjudgedasgood,beneficial,orfittingbyIslamiclawandMuslims
ofsoundintellect),Muslimsaresadatthisnews.Subjectsshouldnotrebelagainstorfight
theirrulers,sincetheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Youshouldkillwhoeverseekstodisruptyourunity
whenyouaregovernedbyasingleleader .RelatedbyMusliminhisSahih(authenticbookofHadith).Itis
authenticallyreportedinmanyHadithsthatitisobligatorytoobeytheruler,evenifhe
oppressesorwrongspeopleunlesshecommitsaplainactofKufr,forrevoltwillresultin
rampantcorruptionandseriousconsequencesthatmayexceedhiswrongandoppression.

Therefore,ourfellowAfghaniMujahidinshouldfearAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andworkouttheir
problemsbymutualunderstandingandconsultationratherthanfightingandbloodshed.Itis
alsoimpermissibleforallstrivingsquadstorebelagainsttheirMuslimcountryunderarms,for
thisinvolvesdisobediencetoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim),
andisconsideredastimulanttospreadanarchy,mischiefandbloodshedwithoutajustcause.
Moreover,itisimpermissiblefortheprimeministeroranyotherpersontorenounce
allegiance.Peopleshouldnotfollowhiminthis.TheAfghanipeopleshouldassemblearound
theirpresident,hearandobeyhiminMa`ruf,andstrivewithhimagainsttherebels.

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ThePrimeMinisterHekmatyar,Dostum,andothersshouldfearAllah(ExaltedbeHe),quitfighting
andrevolt,andresorttosolveallproblemspeacefully.Furthermore,theyshouldrefrainfrom
fightingandbloodshed,pursuanttoAllah'sSaying(GlorifiedbeHe): Oyouwhobelieve!ObeyAllhand
obeytheMessenger(Muhammad),andthoseofyou(Muslims)whoareinauthority.(And)ifyoudifferinanything
amongstyourselves,referittoAllhandHisMessenger(),ifyoubelieveinAllhandintheLastDay.Thatis
betterandmoresuitableforfinaldetermination. Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Andinwhatsoever
youdiffer,thedecisionthereofiswithAllh(HeistherulingJudge).Thisininadditiontothesayingofthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)inthepreviousHadith: Youshouldkillwhoeverseekstodisruptyourunitywhen
youaregovernedbyasingleleader Andhissaying(peacebeuponhim): Whoeverobservesanactofdisobedience
toAllahcommittedbytheircommander,shouldabhorthisact,butneverrefrainfromobeyinghim(i.e.thecommander) In
additiontohissaying(peacebeuponhim): Whoeversecedesfromobedience(tothecommander)andseparates
him/herselffromMuslimsmainbodythendies(inthisstate),willhavediedadeathofJahiliyyah(preIslamictimeofignorancei.e.
deviated) TherearemanyHadithsmentionedtothiseffect.

Therefore,IrecommendallMujahidintoobserveTaqwatoAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbe
He),solveallproblemsthroughmutualunderstandingandpeacefulmethods,andhastento
quitfightingandrenderthepurifiedShari`ah(Islamiclaw)asthesourceofjudgmentinall
mattersofdisputeamonginsightfulscholars.MayAllahguideeverybodytowhateverpleases
Him,gathertheirheartsonTaqwa,grantthemallgoodend,andpreservethemallfrom
followingtheSatanandtheirlusts,forHeisMostGenerousandBountiful.

MaypeaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,andCompanions!

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AdvicetothewiseleadersandfightersinYemen

Shaykh'Abdul'AzizBin'AbdullahIbnBaz,theGeneralMuftioftheKingdomofSaudiArabiaandpresidentofthe
CouncilofSeniorScholarsandChairmanoftheDepartmentsofScholarlyResearchandIfta',gavethe
followingadvice:

Importantadviceandanurgentcall

Thisisfrom'Abdul'AzizBin'AbdullahIbnBaztotheleaders,heads,andwisepeoplefightinginYemen.

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

FearAllahregardingallthepeopleofYemen.IadviseyoutofearAllahregardingweakpeoplewhocannot
defendthemselves,thewomenandchildren,theelderly,thesickandtheinjured.Donotruinthecrops,
shedmoreblood,knockdownhousesanddestroyeverything.Whereareyourwiseminds?More
importantly,whereisyourwisdom?Bemercifultobabies,oldpeopleandwomen.Byfightingeachother,
youareonlygivingtheenemiesofIslamareasontogloatandyouaredestroyingyourcountrywithyour
ownhands.Donotfillpeople'sheartswithspite.Rather,preventbloodshedandpreservebloodrelations
andbrotherhoodinIslam.BewareofimmoderationandreturntotheQur'anandSunnah(whateveris
reportedfromtheProphet).Returnto

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theQur'anwheneveryoudisagree,mayyoubeamongthesuccessful.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)
says: (And)ifyoudifferinanythingamongstyourselves,referittoAllhandHisMessenger(),ifyoubelievein
AllhandintheLastDay.Thatisbetterandmoresuitableforfinaldetermination. Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: Andin
whatsoeveryoudiffer,thedecisionthereofiswithAllh(HeistherulingJudge).

Dearleaders!FearAllahinrelationtoHisservants.Donotleadthemtolethalenmities,severingthetiesof
kinship,anddeepwounds.SeekAllah'sRefugefromgoingonwiththiswarandbecomingamongthose
describedbyAllahas: Wouldyouthen,ifyouweregiventheauthority,domischiefintheland,andseveryourtiesofkinship?
BewareofbeingamongthoseaboutwhomAllahsays: Andwhenheturnsaway(fromyou"OMuhammad"
)",hiseffortinthelandistomakemischiefthereinandtodestroythecropsandthecattle,andAllhlikesnotmischief.

FearAllahthroughWhomyoudemandyourmutualrightsanddonotcuttherelationsofkinship.Abstain
fromdoingthesepurposelessactsthatwillharmyoubeforeanyoneelse.Theyarenothingbutgreat
mischiefandAllahhasforbiddenseekingmischief.Allahsays: "Butseek,withthat(wealth)whichAllhhasbestowed
onyou,thehomeoftheHereafter,andforgetnotyourportionoflawfulenjoymentinthisworldanddogoodasAllhhasbeengood
toyou,andseeknotmischiefintheland.Verily,AllhlikesnottheMufsidn(thosewhocommitgreatcrimesandsins,oppressors,
tyrants,mischiefmakers,corrupters)." Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Verily,Allhdoesnotsetrightthe
workofAlMufsidn(theevildoers,corrupters). RememberAllah'sblessingstoyouandfollowtheAyah(Qur'anic
verse)

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whereAllah(ExaltedbeHe)says: Sorememberthegraces(bestoweduponyou)fromAllh,anddonotgoaboutmaking
mischiefontheearth.

Dearleaders!LearnfromwhathashappenedtootherMuslimcountriesaroundyou.Theyliveindestruction,
enmity,ruinandchaos.MayAllahguidethem!

Iadviseyoutosaveyournation,maintainitsinterests,andescapetheafflictionsofthiswar.Thiscanbe
donebyreturningtotheTruthandguidanceoftheQur'an.Useyourwisdomandmercytosolveyour
problemsaccordingtoShari`ah(Islamiclaw).Whycanyounotdiscussthingsrationallyandreacha
conclusion,consideringthenation'sbestinterest!SeekrefugewithAllahfromtakingthisdangerousroad
whichleadstowar.Donotkeeponkindlingit,foritwillburnmen,women,children,cropsandthenation's
future,asyouhaveseen.

IamonlygivingyouthisadvicebecauseIpityyouanditsaddensmetoseeyoufightinganddestroying
eachother'shouses.Thisisheinousifdonebytheenemiesofreligion,letaloneyourbrotherswhofacethe
sameQiblah(directionfacedforPrayertowardstheKa`bah),recitethesameBookandfollowthesame
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)!Bekind,forAllahgrantsforkindnessthatwhichHedoesnotgrantfor
severity.AllahlovesthosewhoshowmercyandshowsthemMercy.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said,
"TheMercifulshowsmercytothosewhoshowmercy.ShowmercytothoseonEarthandtheOneWhoisinHeavenwillshowmercy
toyou."

He(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid, "Anyonewhodoesnotshowmercywillnotbeshownmercy." Furthermore,Allah www.ircpk.com


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exhortsmakingpeaceandpraisesthosewhodo.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says: andmakingpeaceisbetter. Allah


(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Thereisnogoodinmostoftheirsecrettalkssave(in)himwhoordersSadaqah
(charityinAllhsCause),orMa rf(IslmicMonotheismandallthegoodandrighteousdeedswhichAllhhasordained),or
conciliationbetweenmankind He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: SofearAllhandadjustallmattersofdifference
amongyou,andobeyAllhandHisMessenger(Muhammad),ifyouarebelievers.

AcceptthisadvicefromsomeonewhoishurtandsadatseeingFitnah(temptation)spreadingamong
Muslimsandfindingthemantagonizingoneanotherandtakinguparmsagainsteachother.

MayAllahbenefityouwithmyadviceandguideyoutopreventthedangersofwars,forHeisEverNearand
Responsive!

PeaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamilyandhisCompanions!

TheGeneralMuftioftheKingdomofSaudiArabia,

PresidentoftheCouncilofSeniorScholarsandChairmanoftheDepartmentsofScholarly
ResearchandIfta',

andheadoftheconstitutionalcounciloftheMuslimWorldLeagueinMakkah

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SupportingthemeetingofYemenischolars

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AllpraisebetoAllahalone.MayPeaceandBlessingsuponthesealofallprophetsourProphetMuhammad
anduponhisfamilyandCompanions.

IhavereadthedecisionsoftheYemenischolars(mayAllahgrandthemsuccess)intheirmeetingheldon
Safar2,1915A.H.,andwhichlastedforthreedays.Theyaskedthestate(mayAllahgrantitsuccess)to
carryoutallreformspointedoutintheirdecisionthatwaspublishedintheMiddleeastnewspaper(issueno.
5708in7/15/1994A.D.)

Ithankallscholarsfortheirrecommendationsandsupportwhattheyhavedecidedinallaspectsofreform
especiallywhatwasmentionedinthefourtharticleoftheirninerequests.Theseninerequestsarethemost
importantonesandthemostcrucialaspectsofreform.Theyarealsooneofthecausesofhappinessforthe
Yemenisocietyinthisworldandthehereafter.

IhopethatallofficialsinYemenheadedbyhiseminencethepresidentofthestatewillworktoachievethese
requestswithvigor,sincerityandtruthfulness.

IaskAllahtograntthescholarsgoodrewardsfortheserecommendations,doubletheirrewards,and
increasetheminknowledgeandguidance.WeaskHimalsotoguideallofficialsinYementowhatsetsright
theaffairsofthecountryandthepeople.HeistheguardianandtheOnewhoisabletodothis.

PeaceandblessingsofAllahbeuponourProphetMuhammadanduponhisfamilyandCompanions!

'Abdul'Azizbin'AbdullahibnBaz

TheheadoftheconstituentcouncilofMuslimWorldLeagueatMakkah

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AcallforaidingMuslimsinBosniaandHerzegovina

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AllpraisebetoAllah.MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeupontheMessengerofAllahanduponhisfamily
andCompanions!

TheMuslimworldleagueinMakkahappealstotheinternationalcommunityandMuslimgovernmentsto
hasteninsupportingMuslimsinBosniaandHerzegovinawithmilitaryforcesthatsupportthemtodefend
themselvesanddetertheoppressiveSyrpians.

Thereisnodoubtthatanyonewhohastheleastamountofknowledgeandadesireforjusticerealizesthe
SerbianoppressionandaggressionagainstMuslimsinBosniaandHerzegovina.PeoplealsoknowthatSerbians
shouldbepunishedinordertobedeterredfromtheiroppressionandtocomplywithinternationaltreaties.
ThisshouldalsobedonetorescueMuslimsinBosniaandHerzegovinafromoppressionandrecurrent
aggressionswithoutpayinganyattentiontointernationaltreaties.

OMuslimrulers,youshouldsupportyourbrothers,defendthem,andasktheinternationalcommunityto
useitsinfluencetostoptheaggressionofSerbiansandtopunishthemseverelyinorderthattheymightabide
bytheinternationalconventionsthatMuslimsinBosniaandHerzegovinaabideby.

AllahistheOnewhoisaskedtosupportthetruthandthetruthfulpeopleandtodisappointtheevilandits
party.WeaskHimalsotoinflictuponthemHiswraththatwillneverbewithdrawnfromtheguiltythe
oppressiveSerbians.HeistheMostGenerousandMostBountiful.PeaceandblessingsbeuponourProphet
MuhammadanduponhisfamilyandCompanions.

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TheobligationofsupportingoppressedMuslimsinBosniaandother

states,uponallMuslimsasmuchastheycan

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AllpraisebetoAllah,maythepeaceandblessingsofAllahbeupontheMessengerofAllah
anduponhisfamily,Companionsandthosewhofollowhisguidance!

WhoeverknowsthestatusofMuslimsinBosniaandHerzegovinaandwhattheyhavesufferedof
oppressionatthehandsoftheCroatians,theSerbs,andtheirhelpers,willgrieveandsuffergreatly
becauseoftheirnegligenceandabandonmentoftheirfellowMuslimbrothers.Muslimsdonot
supportthemsufficientlyinawaythatenablesthemtodefendthemselvesandrestorewhat
wasusurpedoftheirland.Allahhasordainedthesupportoftheoppressedanddeterrenceof
theoppressorswhetherMuslimsornonMuslims.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: And
iftwopartiesorgroupsamongthebelieversfalltofighting,thenmakepeacebetweenthemboth.Butifoneofthemoutragesagainst
theother,thenfightyou(all)againsttheonethatwhichoutragestillitcomplieswiththeCommandofAllh.

IfAllahordersMuslimstofightagainsttheaggressiveMuslimgroupuntilitreturnsbackto
thetruthandjustice,itwouldbemoreworthyforthemtofightagainsttheunbelieving
groupsthatcommitaggression.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: AndtheZlimn(polytheistsandwrongdoers)
willhaveneitheraWal(protectororguardian)norahelper. Thismeansthatnooneshouldhelporprotect
them.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: Theway(ofblame)isonlyagainstthosewhooppressmenandrebelintheearth
withoutjustificationforsuchtherewillbeapainfultorment. and: butiftheyseekyourhelpinreligion,itisyourdutytohelpthem
exceptagainstapeoplewithwhomyouhaveatreatyofmutualalliance

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ItwasauthenticallyreportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)orderedthesupportof
wrongedpeople.He(peacebeuponhim)said: "Helpyourbrotherwhetherheisanoppressororanoppressed,"
Amansaid,"OAllahsApostle!Iwillhelphimifheisoppressed,butifheisanoppressor,howshallIhelphim?"TheProphet(peace
beuponhim)said,"Bypreventinghimfromoppressing(others),forthatishowtohelphim." Supportingthewronged
peopleanddeterringtheoppressorseverywhereandfromanyraceisalogical,instinctiveand
legalobligation.AllMuslimstates,SecurityCouncilandtheUnitedNationshavetohelpthe
oppressedpeopleinBosniaandotherstateswithmoney,armsandsoldiers.Theyshouldalso
detertheoppressorsbyallmeansuntiltheygiveuptheiraggressionandtheoppressed
peoplegetalltheirrights.WhoeverdoesthisforthesakeofAllahwillacquithimselfof
responsibilitybeforeAllahandwillreceiveagreatrewardforhisefforts.Bydoingso,people
willfeelsafe,rightswillbereturnedtotheirdueownersandanendwillbeputforthe
aggressionoftheoppressors.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: HelpyouoneanotherinAlBirr
andAtTaqw(virtue,righteousnessandpiety)butdonothelponeanotherinsinandtransgression.AndfearAllh.Verily,Allhis
Severeinpunishment. and: ByAlAsr(thetime). Verily,manisinloss, Exceptthosewhobelieve(inIslmicMonotheism)
anddorighteousgooddeeds,andrecommendoneanothertothetruth[i.e.orderoneanothertoperformallkindsofgooddeeds(Al
M a ruf)whichAllhhasordained,andabstainfromallkindsofsinsandevildeeds(AlMunkarwhichAllhhasforbidden],and
recommendoneanothertopatience(forthesufferings,harms,andinjurieswhichonemayencounterinAllhsCauseduring
preachingHisreligionofIslmicMonotheismorJihd). TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Beonyourguard
againstcommittingoppression,foroppressionisadarknessontheDayofRecompense. and: Allah(mayHebeGlorifiedand
Exalted)said:"Myservants,IhaveforbiddenwrongforMyselfandhaveforbiddenitamongyou,sodonotwrongoneanother."
and: AMuslimisthebrotherofanotherMuslim,soheshouldnotoppresshim,norshouldhehandhimovertoanoppressor.
Whoeverfulfillstheneedsofhisbrother,Allahwillfulfillhisneeds.

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TherearemanyAyahs(Qur'anicverses)andHadithsthatmakeitobligatorytohelpthe
wronged,detertheoppressors,cooperateforgoodnessandrecommendoneanothertothe
truthandpatienceinsupportingit.

AllahistheOneWhoisresponsibleforsupportingtheoppressedeverywhere,humiliatingthe
wrongdoers,settingrighttheaffairsofallMuslims,appointingasleadersthosewhoarethe
bestamongthem,settingrighttheirleaders,supportingthemwiththetruth,backingthe
truthwiththeireffortsandsafeguardingallMuslimsagainstmisleadingtemptationsand
insinuationsofthedevil.AllahistheMostBountiful,theMostGenerous.

MaypeaceandblessingsofAllahbeuponourProphetMuhammadanduponhisfamilyand
Companions!Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,
andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

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AcallfortheMuslimnationtohelpBosniaandHerzegovina

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Thisisacallfrom'Abdul'Azizibn'AbdullahIbnBaztoallMuslimseverywhere.

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

YouareawareofwhatthepeopleofBosniaandHerzegovinaaresufferingfromoppression,persecution,murder,
displacementandmercilesswarthatdestroyseverything.Thiswarislaunchedbyanaggressiveand
disbelievingstatethathatesIslamandMuslims.Thisstate,Serbia,doesnotrespectthetiesofkinshipor
treaties.

AllMuslims,peopleorgovernments,shouldhastentohelpMuslimswithallmeansofsupportfood,
medicine,influenceandotherkindsofhelp.Everybodyshoulddowhattheycan.Allah(GlorifiedandExalted
beHe)says: HelpyouoneanotherinAlBirrandAtTaqw(virtue,righteousnessandpiety) , SokeepyourdutytoAllhand
fearHimasmuchasyoucan , AndspendintheCauseofAllh(i.e.Jihdofallkinds)anddonotthrowyourselvesintodestruction
(bynotspendingyourwealthintheCauseofAllh),anddogood.Truly,AllhlovesAlMuhsinn(thegooddoers). , Marchforth,
whetheryouarelight(beinghealthy,youngandwealthy)orheavy(beingill,oldandpoor),andstrivehardwithyourwealthandyour
livesintheCauseofAllh.Thisisbetterforyou,ifyoubutknew. and, Thosewhospendtheirwealth(inAllhsCause)bynight
andday,insecretandinpublic,theyshallhavetheirrewardwiththeirLord.Onthemshallbenofear,norshalltheygrieve. The
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)said: AMuslim

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isthebrotherofanotherMuslim.Heneitherwrongshimnorforsakeshim. (AgreeduponbyAlBukhariandMuslim).TheProphet's
saying:"norforsakeshim"meansthattheMuslimneverletshisbrotherdown.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Hewhoequips
awarriorintheCauseofAllah(islikeonewhoactuallyfights)andhewholooksafterthefamilyofawarriorintheCauseofAllahin
factparticipatedinthebattle. and, TheexampleofthosewhospendtheirwealthintheCauseofAllahisliketheonewhofastsby
dayandpraysbynight. and, AMuslimisthebrotherofaMuslim.Heneitheroppresseshimnorhumiliateshimnorlooksdownupon
him.

TherearemanyAyahs(Qur'anicverses)andHadithsthatdenotethevirtueoffightingintheCauseofAllah,payingcharityforthesake
ofAllah,helpingthewrongedanddeterringthewrongdoers.

IadviseallMuslimstointroduceurgentaidtoyourbrothersandsistersinBosniathroughtheauthorizedcommitteesandreliable
organizations,includingthesupremeorganizationforgatheringdonationsfortheMuslimsofBosniaandHerzegovina,headedby
PrinceSalmanibn`Abdul`Aziz,EmirofRiyadh.

IadviseallMuslimstodonatetoituntilAllahgrantsvictorytoMuslimsandtheirhelpersinBosniaandHerzegovina,letsdownthe
wrongdoersandthewarcomestoanend.MuslimsinthisareadeservetoreceivehelpfromthemoneyofZakahandothermeansof
donation.

ItistobetakenintoconsiderationthatdonationsaredepositedintheBankofRiyadh,AlRajihiBankandAlAhliBank.

AllahistheOneWhoisresponsibleforsupportingHisreligion,keepingHisWordhigh,grantingvictorytoourbrothersinBosniaand
HerzegovinaupontheirenemiesfromamongSerbiansandothersandsuppressingtheenemiesofIslameverywhere.IalsoaskHimto
grantsuccessandvictorytothosewhofightinHiscauseeverywhereovertheirenemies.He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)isAllHearer
ofinvocationsandEverNearofresponse.

PeaceandblessingsofAllahbeuponourProphetMuhammadanduponhisfamilyandCompanions!

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HelpMuslimsofBosniaandHerzegovinawithmoneyandweapons

InhisspeechtotheMuslimmasses,hisEminenceShaykh`Abdul`Azizibn`AbdullahIbnBaz,the
GeneralMufty(Islamicscholarqualifiedtoissuelegalopinions)oftheKingdomofSaudiArabiaand
PresidentoftheCouncilofSeniorScholars,calleduponallMuslims,individualsand
governments,tobacktheMuslimsinBosniaandHerzegovinaandprovidethemwiththemoneyand
weapontheyneed.

IadviseallMuslims,individualsandgovernments,tohelpandbekeentosupporttheMuslims
i nBosniaandHerzegovinawheretheyarebeingoverpoweredbytheSerbians.TheMuslimstherearein
direneedofmoney,weapon,andDu`a'(supplication).Theysufferfromkillings,
transgressions,andaggressionoftheenemy,whiletheyarefirmlyresistingandshowing
steadfastnessinreligion,headded.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says, Helpyouoneanotherin
A lBirrandAtTaqw(virtue,righteousnessandpiety) and, Oyouwhobelieve!Ifyouhelp(inthecauseof)Allh,Hewillhelpyou,
andmakeyourfootholdfirm. He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays, Nay!he(Muhammad
)hascomewiththetruth(i.e.AllhsreligionIslmicMonotheismandthisQurn)andheconfirmstheMessengers(before
himwhobroughtAllhsreligionIslmicMonotheism). and, Marchforth,whetheryouarelight(beinghealthy,youngand
wealthy)orheavy(beingill,oldandpoor),andstrivehardwithyourwealthandyourlivesintheCauseofAllh.Thisisbetterforyou,
ifyoubutknew. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Thesimilitudeofbelieversinregardto

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tomutuallove,affection,andfellowfeelingisthatofonebodywhenanylimbofitaches,thewholebodyaches,becauseoffever
andsleeplessness. He(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid, Afaithfulbelievertoafaithfulbelieverislikethebricksofawall,enforcing
eachother.WhilesayingsotheProphet(peacebeuponhim)claspedhishands,byinterlacinghisfingers. He(peacebeuponhim)
alsosaid, Whoeverfulfillstheneedsofhisbrother,Allahwillfulfillhisneeds. (AgreeduponbyImamsAlBukhariandMuslim)

ThereareanabundanceofAyahsandHadithregardingthevirtueofJihad,cooperatinginrighteousnessandpiety,andMuslims
supportingoneanotherasmuchastheycan,especiallyagainsttheenemy.

MakingDu`a'(supplication)forthoseMuslimsinQunut(supplicationrecitedwhilestandingafterbowinginthelastunitofPrayer)in
eachSalahisalsoaformofcooperationinrighteousnessandpiety.ThiswastheconductoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)thatwe
mustfollow.HeusedtomakeQunutafterrisingfromRuku'inthelastRak`ah(unitofPrayer)duringthetimesofafflictionsand
enemy'saggressions.HewouldaskAllah(ExaltedbeHe)toremoveit.HeusedtofrequentlydosoinFajr(Dawn)andMaghrib
(Sunset)PrayersandsometimesinthefivePrayers.

OMuslims!HastentosupportyourbrothersinIslaminBosniaandHerzegovinaasmuchasyoucanwithmoney,weapon,andDu`a'.
MayAllahacceptyoureffortsandgrantthemvictory.Theenemydefeatedthemandsupportedtheotherenemiesagainstthem.All
Muslimsareobligedtocooperateinrighteousnessandpiety,toholdfirmtotheropeofAllah,andaskHimtograntthemvictoryover
theenemyandthegoodoutcome.Allah(mayHebePraised)says, InvokeMe,[i.e.believeinMyOneness(IslmicMonotheism)and
askMeforanything]Iwillrespondtoyour(invocation). Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays, Verily,AllhwillhelpthosewhohelpHis
(Cause).Truly,AllhisAllStrong,AllMighty. Those(Muslimrulers)who,ifWegivethempowerintheland,(they)enjoinIqamat
a sSalt[i.e.toperformthefivecompulsorycongregationalSalt(prayers)(themalesinmosques)],topaytheZaktandtheyenjoin
A lM a rf(i.e.IslmicMonotheismandallthatIslmordersonetodo),andforbidAlMunkar(i.e.disbelief,polytheismandallthat
Islmhasforbidden)[i.e.theymaketheQurnasthelawoftheircountryinallthespheresoflife].AndwithAllhreststheendof
(all)matters(ofcreatures).

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WeaskAllah(ExaltedbeHe)byHisMostBeautifulNamesandHonorableAttributestomaketheMuslimsinBosniaandotherplaces
victorious,toturnthecalamityofevilagainsttheenemyandletthemdown.WeaskalsoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)tounifytheirwordon
thetruthandmakethemfirminguidance,forHeisOmnipotentoverallthings.

MaypeaceandblessingsbeuponHisMessengerandProphet,Muhammadibn`Abdullah,hisfamily,Companions,andfollowersin
righteousness!

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Answertoaquestionaboutthechildrenofrapedwomen

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From`Abdul`Azizibn`AbdullahIbnBaz

todearbrotherA.K.A.G.,mayAllahguidehim.

A ssalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbe
uponyou!)

IreceivedyourletterthatincludedaquestionaboutthechildrenofrapedwomeninBosnia
andHerzegovina,andyourrequestforsomeusefulbooks.

Itisapleasureofminetosendyouacopyofmybooks"Majmu`FatawaAlTawhid","Al`AqidahAl
Wasitiyyah","Fath A lMajidSharhKitabAlTawhid","AlUsulAlThalathah","Al`AqidahAlTahawiyyah"
and"AlTahqiqwalIdah",mayAllahhelpyoubenefitfromthem.

Asforthechildrenofrapedwomen,theMuslimsshouldtakecareofthem,raisetheminanIslamicway,
andnotleavethemtotheChristiansandsuchpeople,accordingtoAllah'ssaying, Thebelievers,menandwomen,
areAuliy (helpers,supporters,friends,protectors)ofoneanother TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid, The
similitudeofMu'mins(believers)inregardtomutuallove,affectionandsympathyisthatofonebodywhenanylimbofitaches,the
wholebodyaches,becauseofsleeplessnessandfever. Theytakethesamerulingasorphans,andAllahhas
prescribedbeingkindtoorphansinparticular.

MayAllahgrantyouandalltheMuslimssuccessandhelpyoudoeverythinggood.

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh.

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AppealtoMuslimstohelpChechnya

F r o m`Abdul`Azizibn`AbdullahIbnBaztoourMuslimbrothers,mayAllahguidethemandustofollowthepath
ofHisrighteousservantsandmakethemandusamongthosewhosupportHisuprightDin(religion).Amen!

MayAllah'speaceandblessingsbeuponyou.

Allah(ExaltedbeHe)states: Oyouwhobelieve!ShallIguideyoutoatradethatwillsaveyoufromapainfultorment? That


youbelieveinAllhandHisMessenger(Muhammad)andthatyoustrivehardandfightintheCauseofAllhwith
yourwealthandyourlives:thatwillbebetterforyou,ifyoubutknow! (Ifyoudoso)Hewillforgiveyouyoursins,andadmityou
intoGardensunderwhichriversflow,andpleasantdwellingsinAdn(Eden)Paradisethatisindeedthegreatsuccess. Andalso
(Hewillgiveyou)another(blessing)whichyoulove,helpfromAllh(againstyourenemies)andanearvictory.Andgivegladtidings
(OMuhammad)tothebelievers. and: Marchforth,whetheryouarelight(beinghealthy,youngandwealthy)or
heavy(beingill,oldandpoor),andstrivehardwithyourwealthandyourlivesintheCauseofAllh.Thisisbetterforyou,ifyoubut
knew. Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsostates: Verily,Allhhaspurchasedofthebelieverstheirlivesandtheir
propertiesfor(theprice)thattheirsshallbetheParadise.TheyfightinAllhsCause,sotheykill(others)andarekilled.Itisa
promiseintruthwhichisbindingonHimintheTaurt(Torah)andtheInjeel(Gospel)andtheQurn.Andwhoistruertohis
covenantthanAllh?Thenrejoiceinthebargainwhichyouhaveconcluded.Thatisthesupremesuccess. Itwasauthentically
reportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)stated: Thesimilitudeofbelieversinregardtomutuallove,affection,and
empathyisthatofonebodywhenanylimbaches,thewholebodyaches,becauseofsleeplessnessandfever.

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TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isalsoreportedtohavesaid: "Abelievertoanotherbelieverislikethebricksofa
building,eachonestrengtheningeachother."Thereupon,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)claspedhishandsandinterlacedhis
fingers. InanotherHadiththeProphet(peacebeuponhim)stated: HewhoequipsawarriorinthewayofAllahislike
onewhoactuallyfights,andhewholooksafterthefamilyofawarriorinthewayofAllahhasparticipatedinthebattle. He(peace
beuponhim)alsosaid: StriveagainsttheMushrikun(disbelievers)withyourwealth,lives,andvoices.

TherearemanyAyahs(Qur'anicverses)andHadithswhichareknowntousthatindicatethesuperiorityof
Jihad(fighting/strivingintheCauseofAllah)andencouragethevirtueofparticipatinginanddonatingone's
propertytoequipthosewhofightintheCauseofAllah.

Therefore,MuslimsareboundtohastentorescuetheirChechenbrotherswhoaredefendingtheirlands
againsttheoppressiveandaggressiveattacksoftheRussians.Theyareinneedofahelpinghandsothat
theycanresisttheimmenseandheavilyarmedenemyofRussia.

Sacrificingone'slifeandpropertyforthesakeofhelpingtheMujahids(thosestriving/fightingintheCauseof
Allah)isoneofthebestdeedsthroughwhichonecandrawneartoAllah.Theyaretheworthiestofall
peopletobegivenZakah(obligatorycharity)andothercharities.ChechenMuslimsareindireneedofhelp
tofighttheenemyofIslamandMuslims.TheyaretryingtheirbesttopurgetheMuslimlandofChechnya
fromtheatrociousaggressionofthedisbelievingcommunists.

ItisthedutyofrulersandwealthyMuslimstoaidtheChechenfighters.IcalluponallmyMuslimbrothersof
rulersandwealthyMuslimstodonateportionofthewealthAllahhasbestoweduponthemtotheirChechen
brothersandtogiveittotheirChechenbrothers.

InmorethanoneAyah(Qur'anicverse)Allah(BlessedandExaltedbeHe)hasmadeitobligatoryonthe
wealthyMuslimstogivehisZakahtohisfellowMuslim.InoneAyah,Allah(mayHebePraised)states:

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Andthoseinwhosewealththereisarecognisedright Forthebeggarwhoasks,andfortheunluckywhohaslosthispropertyand
wealth,(andhismeansoflivinghasbeenstraitened). InanotherAyahAllah(mayHebePraised)states: BelieveinAllh
andHisMessenger(Muhammad),andspendofthatwhereofHehasmadeyoutrustees.Andsuchofyouas
believeandspend(inAllhsWay),theirswillbeagreatreward. InotherAyahs: Thelikenessofthosewhospendtheirwealth
intheWayofAllh,isasthelikenessofagrain(ofcorn)itgrowssevenears,andeachearhasahundredgrains.Allhgives
manifoldincreasetowhomHewills.AndAllhisAllSufficientforHiscreaturesneeds,AllKnower. and: AndspendintheCauseof
Allh(i.e.Jihdofallkinds)anddonotthrowyourselvesintodestruction(bynotspendingyourwealthintheCauseofAllh),anddo
good.Truly,AllhlovesAlMuhsinn(thegooddoers).

Allah(mayHebePraised)grantsinstantrewardfortheassistancewhichaMuslimgivestohisbrother.The
rewardmayalsobegiventohimintheHereafteronadaywhenneitherwealthnorchildrenwillbeofany
benefitexceptthosewhoturntoAllahwithasoundandsincereheart.Allahmayalsoprotectthatcharitable
MuslimfromsufferingsomecalamitieswhichmighthavebefallenhimorhispropertybutforAllah'smercy
andthecharityhedonates.Allahrepelstheevilofcalamitiesduetothecharitiesandthegooddeedsone
performs.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)states: Andwhatevergoodyousendbeforeyouforyourselves,(i.e.
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Nawfilnonobligatoryactsofworship:prayers,charity,fasting,HajjandUmrah),youwillcertainlyfinditwithAllh,betterand
greaterinreward. Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsostates: andwhatsoeveryouspendofanything(inAllhs
Cause),Hewillreplaceit.AndHeistheBestofproviders. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)stated: Thewealthofaman
willnotdiminishbygivingcharity. and: Charityextinguishes(i.e.,removes)thesinsaswaterextinguishesfire. Inanauthentic
HadiththeProphet(peacebeuponhim)isreportedtohavesaid: SaveyourselffromHellfireevenbygivinghalfa
datefruitincharity.

YourMuslimbrothersinChechnyaaresufferingfromthewoesofhunger,lossoflives,

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andhomelessness.Theyareindireneedofclothing,food,medicineandweaponsthatassistthemin
fightingtheirenemies.ExtendahandofsympathytothembygivingthemofthebountiesAllahhasfavored
youwith.BesurethatbythisactAllahwillblessyourwealthanddoubleyourreward.Asmentionedearlier,
Allah(mayHebePraised)states: Andwhatevergoodyousendbeforeyouforyourselves,(i.e.Nawfilnonobligatoryactsof
worship:prayers,charity,fasting,HajjandUmrah),youwillcertainlyfinditwithAllh,betterandgreaterinreward. Also: and
whatsoeveryouspendofanything(inAllhsCause),Hewillreplaceit.AndHeistheBestofproviders. TheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)isreportedtohavestatedinHadithQudsy(RevelationfromAllahintheProphet'swords)in
whichAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)stated: OsonofAdam!Spend(i.e.inthecauseofAllah)andIshallgiveyou.

WeaskAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)tograntdoublerewardandacceptthegooddeedsofthosewho
participateinassistingtheirbrothersoftheMujahiduninChechnya.MayAllahgiveHissupporttothemandall
Mujahiduneverywhere.MayHehelpthemremainsteadfast,grantthemunderstandingofHisreligion,make
themtruthfulandsincereandgrantthemvictoryovertheenemiesofIslamwherevertheybe.

AllahAloneisabletodothis.MayAllah'speaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily
andCompanions!

Assalamu`alaikumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

ThedutyofsupportingMuslimsandtherulingonJihad

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From`Abdul`Azizibn`AbdullahIbnBaz

totherespectedbrother,A.`A.A,mayAllahgranthimsuccess.Amen!

A ssalamu`alaikumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbe
uponyou!).

IreceivedyourletterinwhichyoumentionedtheconditionoftheMuslimUmmah
(community).WeaskAllahtosupportHisDin(religion)ofIslam,makeHisWordsupreme,and
toreturntotheUmmahitsgloryandgreatness.Iextendmythankstoyouforyourinterestin
theaffairsofMuslimsandyourconcernfortheirsafetyandwellbeing.

AsforwhatyoushoulddotocontributetothesupportofyourMuslimbrothersandyour
questionabouttherulingonJihad:

IwouldliketoinformyouthatJihadisacollectiveobligation.Thereisnothingwronginwishingtojoin
youroppressedbrothersoftheMuslimsoldiersontheconditionthatyouseekthepermissionofyour
parentsiftheyarestillalive.ThisisbasedontheHadithsnarratedinthisregard.

IadviseyoutobeanearnestseekerofknowledgeandtoacquireknowledgeofDinatthehandsofversed
scholarswhofollowthepathofSalaf(righteouspredecessors)andsupporttheSunnah(whateverreported
fromtheProphet)ofProphetMuhammad.Ialsoadviseyoutogivedueconcerntostudyingthebooksof
A h lu lSunnahwalJama`ah(thoseadheringtotheSunnahandtheMuslimmainbody),suchasthebooks
writtenbytheSixHadithCompilers(AlBukhari,Muslim,AbuDawud,AlTirmidhy,AlNasa'yandIbn
Majah).YoucanalsostudyImamMalik'sbook,AlMuwatta',ImamAhmad'sbookAlMusnad,aswellasthebooks
writtenbyShaykhulIslamIbnTaymiyyah,IbnAlQayyim,ShaykhMuhammadIbn`AbdulWahhabandotherscholarsof
Sunnah.YoushoulddoyourbesttoinvitepeopletoAllahaccordingtoyourknowledgeAllahhasbestowed
uponyou.Youshouldalsoadviseyourclosefriends,familymembersandothersinagoodwayandthebest
argumentbasedontheQur'an,authenticSunnahoftheProphet,

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andthestatementsandviewsofvirtuousandversedscholarswhofollowthepathoftrue`Aqidah(belief).

WeaskAllahtograntyouunderstandingofHisDin,helpandguideyoutoperformrighteousdeeds.Allahis
theAllHearer,EverNear.

Assalamu`alaikumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!).

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Triballawsandthecalltorevivethem

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PraisebetoAllah,theLordoftheWorlds,andmayAllah'speaceandblessingsbeuponthe
mosthonorableofProphetsandMessengers,Muhammad,hisfamily,Companionsandthose
whofollowedtheminrighteousnessuntiltheDayofJudgment.

Ireadanarticlepublishedin`Ukazhnewspaper,theissueoutonWednesday,24thMuharram,
1414A.H.,aboutthetriballawsandthecalltorevivethem.Iseeitisincumbentuponmeto
replytothisarticleandclarifythedangerandcorruptionitentailed.Thisisbecausereviving
tribalandpreIslamictraditionsentailsthechoiceofotherthantheQur'anandSunnahas
reference,andthiscontradictsthesanctifiedShari`ah(Islamiclaw).

OutofsincereadvicetoAllah'sServants,Isaythat

alltheMuslimsshouldrefertotheQur'anandtheSunnahoftheMessengerofAllah(peacebe
uponhim)ineverything,nottothetribalcustomsandhabitsorpositivelaws.Allah(Glorified
andExaltedbeHe)says, Andinwhatsoeveryoudiffer,thedecisionthereofiswithAllh(HeistherulingJudge). He
(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays, Haveyounotseenthose(hypocrites)whoclaimthattheybelieveinthatwhichhasbeensent
downtoyou,andthatwhichwassentdownbeforeyou,andtheywishtogoforjudgement(intheirdisputes)totheTght(false
judges)whiletheyhavebeenorderedtorejectthem.ButShaitn(Satan)wishestoleadthemfarastray. He(ExaltedbeHe)
alsosays, Dotheythenseekthejudgementof(thedaysof)Ignorance?AndwhoisbetterinjudgementthanAllhforapeople
whohavefirmFaith.

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He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays, Oyouwhobelieve!ObeyAllhandobeytheMessenger(Muhammad
),andthoseofyou(Muslims)whoareinauthority.(And)ifyoudifferinanythingamongstyourselves,referitto
AllhandHisMessenger(),ifyoubelieveinAllhandintheLastDay.Thatisbetterandmoresuitableforfinal
determination. AlltheMuslimsshouldsubmittotherulingsofAllahandHisMessenger,andnot
preferanyotherrulingtothatofAllahandHisMessenger.Justas`Ibadah(worship)should
bededicatedtoAllahAlone,therulingshouldbeforAllahonly,accordingtoHissaying, The
decisionisonlyforAllh

ReferringtoanythingotherthantheQur'anandtheSunnahofAllah'sMessenger(peacebe
uponhim)isoneofthegravestMunkars(thatwhichisunacceptableordisapprovedofby
IslamiclawandMuslimsofsoundintellect)andmostdisgracefulsins.Whoeverrefersto
anythingotherthantheQur'anandtheSunnahmightevenbedeclaredaKafir(disbeliever)if
theybelieveitislawfultodosoorthatotherrulingsarebetter.Allah(GlorifiedandExalted
beHe)says, Butno,byyourLord,theycanhavenoFaith,untiltheymakeyou(OMuhammad)judgeinall
disputesbetweenthem,andfindinthemselvesnoresistanceagainstyourdecisions,andaccept(them)withfullsubmission.

WhoeverdoesnotrefertoAllahandHisMessengerinthefundamental,subsidiarymattersof
thereligionandallrightsisnotconsideredMu'min(believer).Actuallyapersonwhorefersto
thejudgmentofanyoneotherthanAllahandHisMessengerhasinfactreferredtothe
judgmentofTaghut(falsegods).

Thus,itcanbededucedthatitisimpermissibletorevivetriballaws,customsandtraditionsto
whichtheyreferinsteadofShari`ahprescribedbyAllah,theMostWise,theMostMerciful.
Theyshouldbeunderminedandignored,

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andShari`ahshouldbereferredtoinstead,asitguaranteesgoodnessandwelfarefor
everyoneinthisworldandintheHereafter.Tribalchiefsshouldnotjudgeamongthepeople
accordingtocustomsandtraditionsthataregroundlessinreligionandthatwerenotrevealed
byAllahtheyshouldratherreferdisputestoShari`ahcourts.However,itispermissibleto
reconcilebetweentwodisputingpartiesinawaythatremovesgrudgesandsatisfiesbothof
themwithoutcontradictingthesanctifiedShari`ah,accordingtoAllah'sSaying, andmakingpeace
isbetter. Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays, Thereisnogoodinmostoftheirsecrettalkssave(in)
himwhoordersSadaqah(charityinAllhsCause),orMarf(IslmicMonotheismandallthegoodandrighteousdeedswhichAllh
hasordained),orconciliationbetweenmankind He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays, SofearAllhand
adjustallmattersofdifferenceamongyou ItwasauthenticallyreportedfromtheMessengerofAllah
(peacebeuponhim)thathesaid, ReconciliationbetweenMuslimsispermissible,excepttheonewhichturnslawful
thingsintounlawfulandunlawfulthingsintolawful.

WeshouldallsticktotheQur'anandtheSunnahofAllah'sMessenger(peacebeuponhim),
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refertothem,beawareofwhatevercontradictsthemandperformsincereTawbah
(repentancetoAllah)ofwhatcontradictsShari`ah.

MayAllahguideeveryonetowhatHelikesandwhatpleasesHimandprotectusallfromthe
delusiveFitnah(trial,temptation,sedition)andSatanicinsinuations.HeisAllHearer,Ever
Near.

MayAllah'speaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamilyandCompanions!

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AnswerstosomequestionssubmittedbystudentstoHisEminence

TherulingonIsbalwithouttheintentionofprideandwearingsilkformen

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Q1:WhatistherulingonIsbal(lengtheningandtrailingclothingbelowtheankles)without
theintentionofpride?Isitpermissibleformentowearsilkclothesincertainsituations?

A : Itisimpermissibleformentolengthenandtrailtheirclothesbelowtheankles,evenifitisnotoutof
pride,astheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)forbadethisandsaidinaSahih(authentic)Hadith,
ThreepersonswhomAllahshallneitherspeaktoontheDayofResurrection,norlookat,norpurify,andtheyshallhaveapainful
torment:hewholengthensandtrailshisIzar(garmentwornbelowthewaist)belowtheankles,hewhoreminds(thepeople)ofwhat
hegives,andhewhosellshismerchandisebyfalseswearing. RelatedbyMuslim.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)also
said, OntheDayofResurrection,Allahwillnotlookatapersonwhodragshisgarment(behindhim)outofpride.

ThosetwoHadithsindicatethatitisimpermissibleformentoperformIsbal.Itisevenmoresinfulifdone
outofpride.Isbalshouldbeonlyforwomen,astheirfeetare`Awrah(privatepartsofthebodythatmust
becoveredinpublic).

MenshouldbeawareofIsbalingeneral,andtheyshouldwearclothesthatdonotexceedtheirankles,
accordingtothepreviouslymentionedproofsandthesayingoftheMessengerofAllah(peacebeupon
him), ThepartofanIzarthathangsbelowtheanklesisinHellfire. RelatedbyAlBukhariinhisSahihBookofHadith.All
thisisaboutmen.Asforwomen,thereisnothingwronginIsbalaspreviouslymentioned.

Itisalsoimpermissibleformentowearsilkclothesitisonlypermissibleforwomen,accordingtothe
sayingoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim), GoldandsilkarepermittedforthewomenofmyUmmah(nation)and
prohibitedformen. However,ifsilkiswornasatreatment,suchasincasesofitchingorso,thereisnoharmin
wearingitbymen. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)gavepermissionforAlZubayrandTalhahtowearsilkclothes,astheyhad
itching.

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Thiswasoutoftreatment.Itisalsopermissibleformentowearclothesembroideredwithsilkofabouttwo,
threeorfourfingerslength,asthiswasauthenticallyestablishedintheSunnah.

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HowtowakeupforFajrPrayereveryday

Q:WhatarethemethodsIcanuseinordernottomisstheFajr(Dawn)Prayer?Igotobed
earlybutwakeupaftersunrise.

A : EveryMuslimhastofearAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andoffertheFiveObligatoryDailyPrayers
attheirappointedtimes.Hehastotryallmeansthathelphiminthisregard.Oneofthe
meansthathecantryinordertooffertheFajr(Dawn)Prayerincongregationistosleepearly
andtosetthealarmfortheFajrprayertime.Inthiswayhewillbeabletoariseattheright
timeandattendthecongregationalPrayer.HeshouldalsoaskAllah(ExaltedbeHe)tohelp
himwakeupatFajrtime.AnothermeanshecantryistorecitetheDhikr(rememberanceof
Allah)whichissaiduponsleeping.Thisway,Allah(ExaltedbeHe)willhelphimwakeupto
offerFajrPrayerincongregation.

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Underestimatingtheimportanceofreligiouseducation

Q3:Someteachersofscienceunderestimatetheimportanceofreligiouseducation.They
accusestudentswhostudyreligionoffailureandnegligenceandclaimthatthisbranchof
knowledgeistheeasiestofalleducationaldisciplines.Whatisyourreplytothis?

A : Thoseteachersaremistaken.Itisadutyuponthemtoencouragestudentstolearn
religiousknowledgealongwithallotherbranchesofknowledge.Religiouseducationis
consideredthemostimportantfieldofscience,becausethestudentshavetolearnabouttheir
religionandknowthedutiesAllahhasprescribeduponthem,sothattheycanrealizethetrue
meaningofworshipforwhichtheywerecreated.Thus,religiouseducationisameanstoward
achievingthisobjective,providedthat

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thestudentsreceiveknowledgeatthehandsofgoodteachersandatthesametimeexertall
theireffortstoseekknowledge.

Teachersandallthoseinchargeoftheeducationalprocessareboundtoencouragethestudy
andmakeuseofreligion.Thiswaythestudentswillbeabletounderstandtheirreligionand
canbenefitthemselvesaswellasotherMuslims.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isreported
tohavesaid: IfAllahwantstodogoodtoaperson,Hemakeshimcomprehendthereligion. (AgreeduponbyAl
BukhariandMuslim).

Onemeansofattainingfelicityistoseekacquisitionofreligiousknowledge.Studentsshould
beencouragedtocareaboutthiskindofeducationtogetherwithallotherbranchesof
science.Theyshouldsetanexampleforothersbyshowingperseverance,earnestdesireto
learnandbyenduringdifficultieswithpatience,nomatterwhatbranchofknowledgetheyare
studying.

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AdvisingMuslimswhopracticesupererogatoryactsofworshipregularlybutareneglectfulof
obligatoryacts

Q4:WhatisyouradvicetoMuslimswhopracticesupererogatoryactsofworshipregularlybut
areneglectfulofobligatoryacts?

A : Thisisabigmistake.AMuslim'sdutyistoperformandcareaboutobligatoryactsof
worshipmorethansupererogatoryones.TheyhavetoperformwhatAllahhasprescribedfor
themandavoidwhatHehasprohibited.Itwouldbebetterforthemtobeconcernedwith
practicingsupererogatoryactsofworship.Firstandforemost,concernhastobepaidto
practicingobligatoryactsofworshiplikeSalah(Prayer),Zakah,fastingthemonthofRamadan
andotherobligations.AMuslimhastoavoidneglectingtheobligationsofAllah.Asfor
supererogatoryacts,theymayobserveasmanyofthemastheyareableto.Thereisnothing
wrongwiththembeingunabletopracticethem.

ItwasauthenticallyreportedthattheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)said: Allahthe
Almightyhassaid:"WhoevershowsenmitytoaWaliy(piousman)ofMine,Ishallbeatwarwithhim.Myservantdoesnotdrawnear
toMewithanythingmorelovedbyMethanthereligiousdutiesIhaveenjoineduponhim,andMyservantcontinuestodrawnearto
Mewithsupererogatoryworks(i.e.Nawafil)sothatIshalllovehim.WhenIlovehim,

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Ibecomehishearingwithwhichhehears,hisseeingwithwhichhesees,hishandwithwhichhestrikes,andhisfootwithwhichhe
walks.Werehetoask(something)ofMe,IwouldsurelygiveittohimandwerehetoaskMeforrefuge,Iwouldsurlygrantitto
him. (RelatedbyAlBukhariinhisSahih(authenticbookofHadith)).

ThisnobleHadithisindicativeoftheprohibitionofcausingharmorshowingenmitytothebelieverswhoaretheAwliyaofAllah.Allah
(mayHebePraised)says: Nodoubt!Verily,theAuliyofAllh[i.e.thosewhobelieveintheOnenessofAllhandfearAllhmuch
(abstainfromallkindsofsinsandevildeedswhichhehasforbidden),andloveAllhmuch(performallkindsofgooddeedswhichHe
hasordained)],nofearshallcomeuponthemnorshalltheygrieve. Thosewhobelieved(intheOnenessofAllhIslmic
Monotheism),andusedtofearAllhmuch(byabstainingfromevildeedsandsinsandbydoingrighteousdeeds). Everysingle
believerfallsunderthecategoryofWaliywhomothersshouldloveandtreatwithkindnessandwhomtheyshouldavoidantagonizing
orcausinganyharmoroppressionto.

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ResidinginacountrythatpreventsaMuslimfromdeclaringhisreligion

Q5:Sheikh,whatshouldaMuslimwhoiscommittedtohisreligionandwholivesinanon
Muslimstatethatobligeshimtoshavehisbeard,forsakeperformingprayerandcommitevil
deedspubliclydo?Isabandoninghisfamilyandmoneyconsideredakindofimmigration?

A : AMuslimshouldavoidresidinginacountrythatinviteshimtocommitunlawfulthingsor
obligeshimtodothemasabandoningprayer,shavingbeard,adulteryordrinkingalcohol.He
shouldleaveandimmigratethesestatesbecausetheyareevilonesevenifhedisobeyshis
parents.ThisisbecauseobeyingAllahtakesprecedenceoveranythingelse.Obeyingone's
parentsisonlyinwhatispermitted.Theprophet(peacebeuponhim)said: Submissionisobligatory
onlyinwhatisgood(andreasonable). and ThereisnosubmissioninmattersinvolvingAllah'sdisobedienceordispleasure.
Therefore,oneshouldleaveanycountrywherehecannotdeclaretheritesofhisreligionor
ifheisobligedtocommitevildeeds.

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Privatetuition

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Q6:Somestudentsaskaboutseekingthehelpofsometeacherswhohelpthemwithdifficult
schoolsubjectsoutsideschoolinreturnforasumofmoney.Itistobenotedthatitisthe
studentwhopersistentlyasksforthis.Doestherulingchangeiftheoutdoorteacherhappens
tobethesameschoolteacher?DoesthisactcontradicttheHadithwhichstates: Seeking
knowledgeisadutyuponeveryMuslim.

A : Thereisnothingwrongifastudentseeksthehelpofateacherwhohelpshimwithwithdifficultschool
subjects.Thereisnodifferencewhetherheasksthehelpofteacherofthesubjectoranyotherteacher
unlessthisisbannedbyschoolregulations.Inthiscase,thestudentwillhavetoadheretotherules.Ifthere
isnoruletobanthis,therewillbenothingwrongwithstudentsreceivingtuitionoutsideschool.

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Apieceofadvicetostudents'parents

Q7:Somepeopleseethatparents'carelessnessandpreoccupationwithbusinessare
responsibleforchildren'slowperformanceatschool.Isthereanypieceofadviceyoucangive
totheseparents?

A : Thereisnodoubtthatparents'neglectoftheirchildrenandlackofencouragingthemto
acquireknowledgeareresponsiblefortheirlowperformanceatschool.

Parentsandelderbrothersarethusadvisedtohelpyoungchildrenhaveagoodunderstanding
ofIslam,paydueconcerntoseekingknowledgeandkeep

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regularattendanceatschool.

Neglectingchildrenorbehavinginalenientmannerwiththemisresponsiblefortheirfailure,
inactivityandlackofknowledge.

Parentsandelderbrothersshouldpunishcarelesschildren.Theyshouldalsoencouragetheir
childrentobehardworking,activeandpunctual.Theyshouldalsoencouragethemtokeep
regularattendanceatschoolaswellasregularperformanceofcongregationalSalah(Prayer).

WeaskAllahtoguideallMuslimstoperformtheirdutiestowardstheirchildrenandtowards
others.HeisthebestOnetomakeDu`a'toandtheEverNeartoanswerit.

A ssalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbe
uponyou!).

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Thehealingcureforfeelingoffear

From'Abdul'Azizibn'AbdullahIbnBaz

tothehonoredbrotherfromAlgeria,mayAllahgranthimsuccess!Ameen.

A ssalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbe
uponyou!).

Ireceivedyourletter,mayyoureceiveguidancefromAllah!

Youaskedformyadviceforthebestcureforthestateoffearyouaresufferingfrom,because
ofyoursocietywhichbelievesinsuperstitions,sorcery,demonicpossession,fearfulnessof
objectsotherthanAllah....etc.Andyouneedmyadvicetogetoutofthisstateoffear.

IwouldliketotellyouthatIwasgreatlypleasedwithyourkeepingcompanywithAhlulSunnahwal
Jama`ah(thoseadheringtotheSunnahandtheMuslimmainbody)andyouranxiouskeennesstoknow
abouttheIslamicstandpointregardingthetopicoffearinreligionandothertopics.Inhisbookentitled,
FathAlMajidSharhKitabAlTawhid,

Shaykh`AbdulRahmanIbnHasan(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)clarifiedthedifferentcategoriesoffearwhen
hecommentedontheAyah(Qur'anicverse)whichreads: ItisonlyShaitn(Satan)thatsuggeststoyouthefearofhis
Auliy [supportersandfriends(polytheists,disbelieversintheOnenessofAllhandinHisMessenger,Muhammad
])sofearthemnot,butfearMe,ifyouare(true)believers.

Hestatedthatfearfallsunderthreecategory:

Firstcategory:fearthatleadstofallingintomajorShirk(associatingotherswithAllahinHisDivinityor
worship)

Secondcategory:fearthatleadstocommittingsinsbutisnotShirk

Thirdcategory:naturalfeelingoffearcausedbyexpectationofbadsituations,andthiscategoryis
permissible

Thefirstcategoryinvolvesastateoffeararisingfrombeliefthatidols,thedead,trees,

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rocks,jinnoranyotherobjectcancauseyouharmevenintheabsenceoftangiblereasonsprovingtheir
abilitytodothat.ThistypeoffearconstitutesmajorShirk.

Thesecondcategoryinvolvesastateoffeararisingfrombeliefthatenemies,relativesorotherscanbring
harmtoyouandbecauseofthisyoufindajustificationforcommittingsinsorabandoningreligiousduties.

ItisthistypeoffeartowhichthefollowingAyah(Qur'anicverse)refers.TheAyahreads: ItisonlyShaitn
(Satan)thatsuggeststoyouthefearofhisAuliy[supportersandfriends(polytheists,disbelieversintheOnenessofAllhandinHis
Messenger,Muhammad])sofearthemnot,butfearMe,ifyouare(true)believers. TheAyahmeansthat
Allah(mayHebePraisedandExalted)ordersthebelieversnottofearthedisbelieversinawaythatmakes
themabandonthereligiousdutyofjihad(fighting/strivingintheCauseofAllah).

Thethirdcategoryinvolvesexperiencinganaturalfeelingoffearduetothepresenceofreleventcauses
likeputtingalockonadoorforfearoftheft,wildanimalsorthesneakingofscorpionsandsnakesintothe
house.Permissibleprecautionarymeasuresarethustakenforprotectionagainsttheoccurrenceofsimilar
situations.Onemayalsoeatanddrinkduetofearofhungerandthirst.Inconclusion,itismypleasureto
giveyouthebookentitled,FathAMajid,hopingthatyouwillreadandbenefitfromit.WeaskAllahtogrant
yousteadfastnessuponHisstraightpathandendowyouwithgoodunderstandingofIslam.AllahistheAll
Hearer,theEverNear.

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ExplanationofsomeAyahs

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Thisletterisfrom`Abdul`Azizibn`AbdullahIbnBaz

tothehonorablebrotherprofessorM.A.,mayAllahprotecthim!

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

Inreferencetoyourletter,whichincludedthefollowing:

IwouldlikeyourEminencetoexplainthemeaningofthefollowingAyahs, AndHeisAllh(tobe
worshippedAlone)intheheavensandontheearthHeknowswhatyouconcealandwhatyoureveal,andHeknows
whatyouearn(goodorbad). and, HisKursextendsovertheheavensandtheearth,andHefeelsnofatigueinguardingand
preservingthem.AndHeistheMostHigh,theMostGreat. and, ItisHe(Allh)WhoistheonlyIlh(Godtobeworshipped)inthe
heavenandtheonlyIlh(Godtobeworshipped)ontheearth.AndHebetheAllWise,theAllKnower. and, ThereisnoNajw
(secretcounsel)ofthreebutHeistheirfourth(withHisKnowledge,whileHeHimselfisovertheThrone,overtheseventhheaven),
noroffivebutHeistheirsixth(withHisKnowledge),noroflessthanthatormorebutHeiswiththem(withHisKnowledge)
wheresoevertheymaybe.AndafterwardsontheDayofResurrectionHewillinformthemofwhattheydid.Verily,AllhistheAll
Knowerofeverything.

IwouldalsolikeYourEminencetoexplaintheHadithoftheslavegirlwhichwasrecordedby
MuslimwhentheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)askedher, "WhereisAllah?"Shereplied,"In
theheaven."He(peacebeuponhim)askedher,"WhoamI?"Shereplied,"YouaretheMessengerofAllah."He(peacebeuponhim)
saidtohermaster,"Freeherforsheisabeliever."

IwouldlikeyoutoexplainthemeaningsofthesenobleAyahsandtheHadithofthe
MessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim).

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IwouldliketoinformyouthatthegeneralmeaningoftheseAyahsandthePropheticHadithshowthe
GlorificationandHighnessofAllahaboveHisCreationandthatnothingofHiscreatures'affairs,tinyorlarge,
secretoropen,ishiddenfromHim.TheseAyahsalsodemonstrateHisComprehensivePowerover
everythingandnegatedisabilityawayfromHim(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe).

ThefollowingarethedetailedexplanationsofeachAyah.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says, HisKursextendsoverthe
heavensandtheearth ItdenotesthegreatnessandvastnessofHisKursy(AllahsChair),indicatingthe
greatnessandexcellentcompetencyofitsCreator.Hissaying, andHefeelsnofatigueinguardingandpreserving
them.AndHeistheMostHigh,theMostGreat. meansthatitdoesnotburdenorcauseHimfatiguetoguardthe
heavensandearthandallthatisinbetween.ThisisaneasymatterforHim.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)sustains
everything,hasperfectsightovereverything,nothingeverescapesHisknowledge,andnomatterisevera
secrettoHim.Allmattersareinsignificant,modestandhumblebeforeHim.HeistheMostRich,worthyof
allpraise.HedoeswhatHewillsandnoonecanaskHimaboutwhatHedoes,whiletheywillbequestioned.
Hehassupremepoweroverallthingsandperfectalertnessconcerningeverything.HeistheMostHigh,the
Greatest,thereisnodeityworthyofworshipexceptHim,andnoLordotherthanHim.

Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says, AndHeisAllh(tobeworshippedAlone)intheheavensandontheearthHeknowswhatyou
concealandwhatyoureveal,andHeknowswhatyouearn(goodorbad).(SeeV.43:84) ThisayahindicatesthatitisHe
WhoiscalledAllah(ExaltedbeHe),throughouttheheavensandtheearth.ItisHewhoisworshiped.The
inhabitantsoftheheavensandtheearthbelieveintheOnenessofAllahandHisOnenessofWorship.They
callHimAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andsupplicatetoHiminfearandinhope,exceptthedisbelieversamongthe
Jinnandmankind.ItalsodenotesthattheKnowledgeofAllahencompasseseverythingandallthatHis
servantsdosecretlyorpublicly.Itdoesnotmatterwhetherthedeedisdoneinsecretoropenly.

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Allah(ExaltedandGlorifiedbeHe)recordsallthedeedsofHisservants,goodandevil.

Allah's(GlorifiedbeHe)Saying, ItisHe(Allh)WhoistheonlyIlh(Godtobeworshipped)intheheavenandtheonlyIlh
(Godtobeworshipped)ontheearth.AndHebetheAllWise,theAllKnower. ItmeansthatHeistheLordofthosewho
areintheheavensandtheLordofthosewhoareonearthallofthemworshipHimandarehumblebefore
Him,exceptthosewhodisbelieveinHim.HeisWiseinHislegislationandPredestinationandhasfull
knowledgeofallthedeedsofHisservants.

His(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)saying, HaveyounotseenthatAllhknowswhatsoeverisintheheavensandwhatsoever
isontheearth?ThereisnoNajw(secretcounsel)ofthreebutHeistheirfourth(withHisKnowledge,whileHeHimselfisoverthe
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Throne,overtheseventhheaven),noroffivebutHeistheirsixth(withHisKnowledge),noroflessthanthatormorebutHeiswith
them(withHisKnowledge)wheresoevertheymaybe.AndafterwardsontheDayofResurrectionHewillinformthemofwhatthey
did.Verily,AllhistheAllKnowerofeverything. ItmeansthatAllah(GlorifiedbeHe)watchesallHiscreation
wherevertheyare,perfectlyhearstheirspeech,whetherutteredinpublicorsecret,andknowstheirdeeds.
Hishonorableangelsareassignedtowritedownandrecordallthepeopledoorsay,eventhoughHehas
betterknowledgeofthisandhearsthemperfectly.

AccordingtoAhlulSunnahwalJama`ah(thoseadheringtotheSunnahandtheMuslimmainbody),"with''
referstoAllah'sKnowledge.ThereisnodoubtthatHisKnowledgeencompassesallthings,aswellasHis
Sight.He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)isneverlackinginknowingalltheiraffairs.Meanwhile,Heisabove
allcreation,risingover(Istiwa')HisThroneinawaythatbefitsHim,theGlorifiedandExalted,anddoesnot
equatewithHiscreatures'attributes.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says, ThereisnothinglikeHimandHeis
theAllHearer,theAllSeer. OntheDayofResurrectionAllah(ExaltedbeHe)willinformthem

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ofwhattheydidinthisworldlylife.HeistheAllKnowerofeverythingandisencompassingallthings.Heis
theKnoweroftheGhayb(theUnseen).NotabsentfromHimisanatom'sweightwithintheheavensor
withintheearthorwhatissmallerthanthatorgreater,butisinaClearRegister.

AsfortheHadithoftheslavegirlwhosemasterwantedtofreeherasexpiationforhismistreatmentofher,
hermastercametotheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)andtoldhimabouthisact.TheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)askedhimtobringhertohimandaskedher, "WhereisAllah?"Shereplied,"Intheheaven."He
(peacebeuponhim)askedher,"WhoamI?"Shereplied,"YouaretheMessengerofAllah."He(peacebeuponhim)saidtoher
master,"Freeher,forsheisabelievingwoman." ThisHadithindicatesthatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)isaboveHis
CreationandthatacknowledgementofthismattercountsasaproofofIman(Faith).Thisisabriefmeaning
oftheAyahsyouaskedabout.

ItisthedutyofeveryMuslimtofollowthelineofconductofAhlulSunnahwalJama`ahregardingsuch
AyahsandauthenticHadiths,whichconveythesamemeaningsanddiscussAllah'sNamesandAttributes.
TheybelieveinandaffirmHisNamesandAttributesinawaythatfitsHimwithoutTamthil(likeningAllah's
AttributestothoseofHisCreation),Ta`til(denialofAllah'sAttributes),Takyif(questioningAllah's
Attributes),orTahrif(distortionofthemeaning).Thisistherightapproachadheredandagreeduponbythe
Salaf.EveryMuslimisobligedtoavoidallthatcausesAllah'sangerandgiveuptheapproachofthe
misguidedpeoplewhonegateorallegoricallyinterpretAllah'sAttributes.Allah(mayHebePraised)is
greatlyExaltedovertheignorantunjustpeople.ThePermanentCommitteeforScholarlyResearchandIfta'
issuedaFatwaonconfirmingtheHighnessofAllah(GlorifiedbeHe).Kindly,findattachedacopyit,
togetherwithacopyofAl`AqidahAlWasitiyyah,abookwrittenbyShaykhulIslamIbnTaymiyyahwitha
commentarybyShaykhMuhammadKhalilAlHarras.Thisbooktacklesthetopicathandextensively.

MayAllahgrantusallusefulknowledgeandhelpusworkaccordinglyandsucceedindoingwhatpleases
Him.HeisAllHearerandResponsive!

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ExplanationoftheAyahwhichreads: Thereisnocompulsioninreligion.

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WhatisthemeaningoftheAyah(Qur'anicverse)whichreads: Thereisnocompulsioninreligion.Verily,
theRightPathhasbecomedistinctfromthewrongpath.

A : CommentingonthisAyah,scholars(mayAllahbemercifulwiththem)havestatedthatAllah(Exaltedbe
He)commandsMuslimsnottocompelotherstoembraceIslam,becausethepathofrighteousness,followed
byMuhammad(peacebeuponhim),hisSahabah(Companions)andthosewhofollowthem,isdistinctfrom
thatoffalsehoodor thewrongpath ThiswrongpathwasfollowedbyAbuJahlandhislikesofthepolytheists
whousedtoworshipobjectsotherthanAllah(ExaltedbeHe)likeidols,Awliya'(piouspeople),angels,
Prophetsandothers.ThiswasbeforeAllah(mayHebePraised)ordainedJihad(fightingintheCauseof
Allah)againstallpolytheistsexceptforthePeopleoftheBookandMagianswhopaidJizyah(polltaxrequired
fromnonMuslimslivinginanIslamicstate).Accordingly,theAyahwasrevealedinreferencetothePeople
oftheBookandtheMagiansinthesensethattheywillnotbecompelledtoembraceIslamiftheypayJizyah
regularly.AnotherAyahquotedinsupportofthismeaningreads: Fightagainstthosewho(1)believenotinAllh,(2)
norintheLastDay,(3)norforbidthatwhichhasbeenforbiddenbyAllhandHisMessengerMuhammad(4)()
andthosewhoacknowledgenotthereligionoftruth(i.e.Islm)amongthepeopleoftheScripture(JewsandChristians),untilthey
paytheJizyahwithwillingsubmission,andfeelthemselvessubdued. InthisAyahAllah(ExaltedbeHe)ordersMuslim
nottofightthePeopleoftheBookiftheypayJizyahwithwillingsubmission.

ItwasauthenticallyreportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim) exactedJizyahfromtheMagiansofHajar. As
forpolytheistsotherthanthePeopleoftheBookandMagians

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theMuslimsareobligedtoinvitethemtoIslam.Itwillbegoodforthemtoaccepttheinvitationotherwise
MuslimswillbeobligedtofightthemuntiltheyacceptIslam.NoJizyahwillbeacceptedfromthem.This
becausetheProphet(peacebeuponhim)didnotaskthedisbelievingArabstopayitofftotheMuslims.
AftertheProphet'sdeath,hisSahabah(Companions)wouldreceiveJizyahonlyfromthePeopleoftheBook
andMagians.OneproofsupportingthisistheAyahthatreads: ThenwhentheSacredMonths(the1st,7th,11th,and
12thmonthsoftheIslmiccalendar)havepassed,thenkilltheMushrikn(SeeV.2:105)whereveryoufindthem,andcapturethem
andbesiegethem,andlieinwaitforthemineachandeveryambush.ButiftheyrepentandperformAsSalt(IqmatasSalt),and
giveZakt,thenleavetheirwayfree.Verily,AllhisOftForgiving,MostMerciful. Allah(mayHebePraised)didnotmake
themchoosebetweenembracingIslamandremainingasKafirs(disbelievers).NordidHedemandthatthey
payoffJizyahtotheMuslims.HeonlycommandedtheMuslimstofightthemuntiltheyrepentoftheirKufr,
offerSalah(Prayer)andpayZakah.ThisisindicativeofthefactthatnothingbutIslamwillbeacceptedfrom
allKafirswiththeexceptionofthePeopleoftheBookandMagians.TherearemanyAyahsthatexpressthis
meaning.

ManyHadithswereauthenticallyreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)inthisregard,includinga
Hadith,reading: IhavebeencommandedtofightagainstpeopletilltheytestifythatthereisnogodbutAllah,andthat
MuhammadistheMessengerofAllah,performthePrayer,andpayZakah.Iftheydothat,theirbloodandpropertyareguaranteed
protectiononmybehalfexceptwhenjustifiedbylaw,andtheiraffairsrestwithAllah. (AgreeduponbyAlBukhariand
Muslim).TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)didnotgivethemthechoiceeithertoembraceIslamortoremain
inthestateofKufr(disbelief).HedidnotaskthemforJizyah(polltaxrequiredfromnonMuslimslivingin
anIslamicstate),neither.

ThisisindicativeofthefactthatKafirsotherthanthePeopleoftheBookandMagianshavetobecompelledto
acceptingIslam.ThisisbecauseitisonlythroughIslamthattheycanattaineternalfelicityandsalvation

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inthisworldandintheHereafter.ThisisoneofthegoodcharacteristicsofthefaithofIslam,whichaimsto
savetheKafirsfromthemeansleadingtodestruction,humiliationandtormentinthisworldandinthe
Hereafter.Itinvitesthemtofollowthepathtosalvation,glory,dignityandattainmentofeternalhappiness
inthisworldandintheHereafter.ThisinterpretationisagreeduponbymostofexegetesoftheQur'an.As
forthePeopleoftheBookandMagianstheMuslimsareorderednottofightthemiftheypayoffJizyahwith
willingsubmission.ExactingJizyahfromthemissymbolicoftheirhumiliationanddegradedstatus.Payment
ofJizyahalsoisahelpfulmeanstofightthem,carryouttheprinciplesoftheIslamicLaw,andtospreadthe
Islamiccallfarandwide.ItmayalsocausethemtoenterIslamandtoabandonthefalsebeliefsystemsthey
areholding.OnlyinthiswaycantheyattainhappinessandsalvationintheworldandintheHereafter.I
hopethatIhavegivensufficientclarificationregardingthisissue.

IaskAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)toguideusandallMuslimstohavegoodunderstandingofIslam
andtoremainsteadfastuponit.HeisthebestOnetoask.

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ExplainingtheAyah(Qur'anicverse)whichreads: Freedomfrom(all)obligations(isdeclared)fromAllhand
HisMessenger()

Q:WhatistheinterpretationoftheAyah,whichreads: Freedomfrom(all)obligations(isdeclared)from
AllhandHisMessenger()tothoseoftheMushrikn(polytheists,pagans,idolaters,disbelieversintheOnenessof
Allh),withwhomyoumadeatreaty.

A : ThisAyahwasrevealedshortlybeforetheProphet'sdeath.TheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)
concludedatreatywithsomepolytheists.Otherpolytheistsbreachedthetermsofthetreatywithhimwhile
othershadnotreatywithhim.Thus,Allah(ExaltedbeHe)revealedthisAyahinwhichtheProphet(peace
beuponhim)wascommandedtofreehimselffromthedisbelieversandtobreakthetreatywiththem
becausetheyprovedunfaithfultoitsterms.Allah(mayHebePraised)says:

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Freedomfrom(all)obligations(isdeclared)fromAllhandHisMessenger()tothoseoftheMushrikn
(polytheists,pagans,idolaters,disbelieversintheOnenessofAllh),withwhomyoumadeatreaty. Sotravelfreely(OMushrikn
SeeV.2:105)forfourmonths(asyouwill)throughouttheland

Allah(mayHebePraised)commandedHisProphet(peacebeuponhim)toannouncedisavowingthe
disbelievers.Hewasalsocommandedtocompletethetreatytoitsfulltermwiththedisbelieverswhoproved
faithfultoitandtograntaperiodoffourmonthstothosewhoprovedotherwise.HesentAlSiddiq(mayAllah
bepleasedwithhim),`Aly(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)andothersinthetenthyearofHijrah(Migration
oftheProphet)toannouncethatwhoeverhadconcludedatreatywiththeProphet(peacebeuponhim),
wouldhavehistreatycompletedtoitsfulltermandwhoeverdidnotconcludeatreatywithhimwouldbe
grantedamnestyforaperiodoffourmonths.ShouldthisperiodexpirewithoutnooneembracingIslam,it
wouldbelegitimateforMuslimstowagewaragainstthem.ThisisthemeaningoftheAyahaccordingtothe
interpretationofscholars.

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InterpretationtheAyah(Qur'anicverse)whichreads: ExceptthoseoftheMushrikn(seeV.2:105)with
whomyouhaveatreaty

Q:WhatistheinterpretationofthefourthAyahmentionedinSurahAlTawbah.Itreads:
ExceptthoseoftheMushrikn(seeV.2:105)withwhomyouhaveatreaty,andwhohavenotsubsequentlyfailedyouinaught,nor
havesupportedanyoneagainstyou.Sofulfiltheirtreatytothemfortheendoftheirterm.SurelyAllhlovesAlMattaqn(thepious
SeeV.2:2).

A : InthisAyahAllah(ExaltedbeHe)commandsHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim)tocompletethetreaty
whichheconcludedwiththepolytheiststoitsfulltermsolongastheyprovefaithfultothetermsofthe
treatyandabstainfromgivingsupporttotheenemiesofMuslims.Incasetheyshouldbreachthetreatyor
givesupporttotheenemiesofMuslims,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)isobligedtoengageinfightwith
them.When(thetribeof)Qurayshgaveassistanceto(thetribeof)BanuBakragainst(thetribeof)Khuza`ah,thiswasseen
asaclearviolationoftheprovisionsofthetreatywhichtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)hadsignedwiththe
QurayshandBanuBakr.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)foughtthemonthedayheconqueredMakkah.He
enteredMakkahandopeneditbyforceintheeighthyearofHijrah(Prophet'smigrationtoMadinah),because
oftheirbreachofthetreaty.BythetimeKhuza`ahformedanalliancewiththeProphet(peacebeuponhim),
BanuBakrhadjoinedtheQuraysh.BanuBakr,withoutcaringabitfortheprovisionsofthetreaty,madeasuddenattackagainst
Khuza`ah

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thoughthelatterwasstillinalliancewiththeProphet(peacebeuponhim).Theysoughthelpfromthe
MessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)andaskedhimtogivethemsupportagainsttheattackers.The
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)promisedthemvictory.AtthattimeQurayshwasprovidingBanuBakrwith
propertyandarms.ThatiswhytheProphet(peacebeuponhim)foughtthemandAllah(ExaltedbeHe)
helpedhimopenMakkah.Thetreatywouldhavelastedfortenyears,buttheQurayshbreacheditbygiving
helptoBanuBakr.

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TafsirofAllah'sSaying, ThenwhenHegavethemofHisBounty

Q:IwouldliketoknowthedetailedTafsir(explanationofthemeaningsoftheQur'an)of
Ayahs(Qur'anicverses)number76to78ofSurahAlTawbah.

DotheyapplytoapersonwhohaspromisedAllahtoquitacertainsinandaskedAllahto
havewrathuponhimifhecommitsitagain?

A : TheconcernedAyahsareAllah'sSayingaboutthehypocrites, ThenwhenHegavethemofHisBounty,they
becameniggardly[refusedtopaytheSadaqh(Zaktorvoluntarycharity)],andturnedaway,averse. SoHepunishedthemby
puttinghypocrisyintotheirheartstilltheDaywhereontheyshallmeetHim,becausetheybrokethat(covenantwithAllh)whichthey
hadpromisedtoHimandbecausetheyusedtotelllies. KnowtheynotthatAllhknowstheirsecretideas,andtheirNajwa(secret
counsels),andthatAllhistheAllKnowerofthingsunseen.

TheyindicatethatifsomeonepromisesAllahtodosomethingandthenbreakstheirpromiseischaracterized
bythetraitsofhypocrites,andisendangeredwithbeingpunishedwithhypocrisyforbreakingthepromise
andlying.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)thuswarnspeopleagainstthetraitsofhypocritesencouragesthemtobe
honestandkeeptheirpromisesandclarifiestothemthatHeknowstheirsecretsand

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privateconversations,andthatnoneoftheiraffairsishiddenfromHim.However,thisdoesnotprevent
themfromperformingsincereTawbah(repentancetoAllah)ifsomeoneperformssincereTawbah,Allah
willforgivealltheirsins,whethertheyarerelatedtoKufr(disbelief),hypocrisyorsomethinglessserious.
Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says, Andverily,Iamindeedforgivingtohimwhorepents,believes(inMyOneness,andassociates
noneinworshipwithMe)anddoesrighteousgooddeeds,andthenremainsconstantindoingthem,(tillhisdeath). and, Andallof
youbegAllhtoforgiveyouall,Obelievers,thatyoumaybesuccessful He(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays, Say:"OIbd(My
slaves)whohavetransgressedagainstthemselves(bycommittingevildeedsandsins)!DespairnotoftheMercyofAllh:verily,Allh
forgivesallsins.TrulyHeisOftForgiving,MostMerciful.

ScholarsunanimouslyagreedthatthisAyahreferstothosewhohaverepented.

ItwasauthenticallyreportedfromtheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)thathesaid, Apersonwho
repentsfromtheirsinsislikeonewhohasnotcommittedasinatall. Itwasalsoauthenticallyreportedfromhimthathe
said, Islamwipesoutallthatwascommittedbeforeit(previousmisdeeds)andTawbahalsowipesoutallthatwascommitted
beforeit.

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TafsirofAllah'sStatement: AndmostofthembelievenotinAllhexceptthattheyattributepartnersuntoHim[i.e.they
areMushrikni.e.polytheists.SeeVerse6:121].

Q:Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: AndmostofthembelievenotinAllhexceptthattheyattribute
partnersuntoHim[i.e.theyareMushrikni.e.polytheists.SeeVerse6:121]. WhatistheTafsir
(explanation/exegesisofthemeaningsoftheQur'an)ofthisAyah(Qur'anicverse)?What
doesShirkmeanhere?

A:Itsmeaningisexplainedbymanyscholars,suchasIbn`Abbaasandothers.

Whatitmeansisthatwhenthepolytheistsareaskedwhocreatedtheheavensandearth,andwhocreated
them,theysayAllah,yetdespitethistheyworshipidolsandstatueslikeAlLat,Al`Uzzahandothers,they
seekhelpfromthem,andtheymakevowsandoffersacrificestothem.

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ThisIman(Faith/belief)oftheirsisTawhidulRububiyyah(OnenessofAllah'sLordship),butitisinvalidated
andcorruptedbytheirShirk(associatingotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship)anddoesnotavail
themanything.AbuJahlandhislikebelievedthatAllahwastheirCreatorandProvider,theCreatorofthe
heavensandtheearth,butthisdidnotavailthemanything,becausetheyassociatedotherswithAllahby
worshippingidolsandstatues.ThisisthemeaningoftheAyahaccordingtothescholars.

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InterpretationoftheAyahwhichreads: AlifLmMm.[TheselettersareoneofthemiraclesoftheQurn,and
nonebutAllh(Alone)knowstheirmeanings]. TheRomanshavebeendefeated.

Q:WhatistheinterpretationofthefollowingnobleAyahs(Qur'anicverses)whichread: Alif
LmMm.[TheselettersareoneofthemiraclesoftheQurn,andnonebutAllh(Alone)knowstheirmeanings]. TheRomans
havebeendefeated. Inthenearestland(Syria,Iraq,Jordan,andPalestine),andthey,aftertheirdefeat,willbevictorious. ?

KindlyinterprettheseAyahs.WhoaretheRomansreferredtointheAyahs?

A : TheRomansarethefollowersofChristianity.VictorywassharedbyturnsbetweenthemandthePersians.The
Qur'anprophesizedthedefeatoftheRomansatthehandsofthePersians.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: Inthe
nearestland(Syria,Iraq,Jordan,andPalestine),andthey,aftertheirdefeat,willbevictorious. Withinthreetonineyears.The
decisionofthematter,beforeandafter(theseevents)isonlywithAllh,(beforethedefeatoftheRomansbythePersians,andafter
thedefeatofthePersiansbytheRomans).AndonthatDay,thebelievers(i.e.Muslims)willrejoice(atthevictorygivenbyAllhtothe
RomansagainstthePersians)

TheprophecywasfulfilledwiththeRomansemergingtriumphantoverthePersians.Thedefeattookplaceduringthe
earlydaysofprophethood.HewasstayinginMakkahatthattime.ThiswasfulfilledjustastheQur'an
foretoldtheprophecycametofurnishclearproofattestingtothetruthfulnessofProphetMuhammad's
prophethood.

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Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)istheKnowerofunseenmatters.HeinformsHisProphet(peacebeupon
him)ofwhateverunseenmattersHewills.JustasHeinformedhimofsomepastevents,Healsogavehim
informationofmanythingsthatwouldcometopassinthefuture.Forexample,Hegavehimnewsaboutthe
peoplesof`Ad,Thamud,thepeopleofNuh(Noah,peacebeuponhim),Pharaohandothers.Allah(Exaltedbe
He)alsoinformedhimaboutthingsthatwillhappenontheDayofResurrection,theconditionsofthe
dwellersofJannah(Paradise)andthedwellersofHellfire.Alltheseunseenmattershavebeenmentionedin
theQur'an.FulfillmentofthesepropheciesprovedthetruthfulnessofProphetMuhammad(peacebeupon
him).TheMuslimswereforetoldtorejoiceatthevictoryoftheRomans,becausethelatterChristianswere
ChristianswhilethePersianswereidolaters.That'swhyAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Andonthat
Day,thebelievers(i.e.Muslims)willrejoice(atthevictorygivenbyAllhtotheRomansagainstthePersians) Withthehelpof
Allh.

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TafsirofAllah'sSaying: Andthesunrunsonitsfixedcourseforaterm(appointed).

Q:WhatistheTafsir(explanation/exegesisofthemeaningsoftheQur'an)ofAllah'sSaying:
Andthesunrunsonitsfixedcourseforaterm(appointed).ThatistheDecreeoftheAllMighty,theAllKnowing. Andthemoon,
Wehavemeasuredforitmansions(totraverse)tillitreturnsliketheolddriedcurveddatestalk. Itisnotforthesuntoovertake
themoon,nordoesthenightoutstriptheday.Theyallfloat,eachinanorbit. ?

A : TheholyAyah(Qur'anicverse)wasinterpretedbytheMessengerofAllahtoAbuDhar(mayAllahbe
pleasedwithhim).InterpretingHisSaying: Andthesunrunsonitsfixedcourseforaterm(appointed).ThatistheDecree
oftheAllMighty,theAllKnowing. theProphet(maypeacebeuponhim)saidtoAbuDhar: OAbuDhar,"Doyouknow
whereitgoes? AbuDharsaid,"AllahandHisMessengerknowbest."He(peacebeuponhim)said:Itgoesandprostratesbeneath
`Arsh(AllahsThrone)ofitsLord,(mayHebeGlorifiedandExalted)initswayofgoingforwardandbackward,bythePermissionof
Allah(mayHebeGlorifiedandExalted).

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ItsprostrationisknownonlybyAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe).

AllsuchcreaturesprostrateandglorifyAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)inawayknownonlybyAllah
Alone,thoughwedonotknoworunderstandit.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Thesevenheavens
andtheearthandallthatistherein,glorifyHimandthereisnotathingbutglorifiesHisPraise.Butyouunderstandnottheir
glorification.Truly,HeisEverForbearing,OftForgiving. and: Seeyounotthatwhoeverisintheheavensandwhoeverisonthe
earth,andthesun,andthemoon,andthestars,andthemountains,andthetrees,andAdDawbb[moving(living)creatures,
beasts],andmanyofmankindprostratethemselvestoAllah. ThisprostrationismadeinawaythatbefitsAllah
(GlorifiedbeHe)andisknownonlybyHim.Likewise,inSurah(Qur'anicchapter)AlRa`d,Allah(Exaltedbe
He)says: AnduntoAllh(Alone)fallsinprostrationwhoeverisintheheavensandtheearth,willinglyorunwillingly,andsodotheir
shadowsinthemorningsandintheafternoons.

ThesunrunsasAllahorderedititrisesintheeastandsetsinthewestuntiltheendoftheworld.However,
onapproachoftheHour(theDayofResurrection),thesunrisesinthewest,asthisisoneifthemajor
portentsoftheHourasreportedbytheSahih(authentic)HadithsfromtheMessengerofAllah.Whenthe
worldendsandtheDayofJudgmentbegins,thesunwouldbewoundround.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says:
Whenthesuniswoundroundanditslightislostandisoverthrown. Itisfoldedupanditslightislostanditisthrown
withthemooninHellfire,sincethereisnoneedforbothofthembytheendoftheworld.

Themeaningisthatitrunsonitsfixedcourseonitswayofrisingandsettingtoprostratebeneath`Arsh
(AllahsThrone),asmentionedintheprevious

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SahihHadith.ThisistheDecreeoftheAllMighty,theAllKnowing.

A l lMighty(i.e.Al`Aziz)meansthatHehaspoweroverallthings.AllKnowing(i.e.Al`Alim)meansthatis
fullyawareoftheaffairsofHiscreatures.

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InterpretationoftheAyah(Qur'anicverse)whichreads: exceptthesmallfaults

Q:Whatisthemeaningoftheword"Lamam"[translatedintheAyahas'smallfaults']inthe
Ayahwhichreads: Thosewhoavoidgreatsins(SeetheQurn,Verses:6:152,153)andAlFawhish(illegalsexual
intercourse)exceptthesmallfaults,verily,yourLordisofVastForgiveness. ?

A : ExegetesoftheQur'an(mayAllahhavemercyuponthem)havehelddifferentviewsregardingthe
interpretationofthisAyah.ThebesttwoviewsheldininterpretationofthisAyahareasfollows:

First:Theword"lamam"includesallminorsinswhichmanmaycommit,suchasunlawfulgazingat
women,orlendinganeartosinfulwordsnomatterhowminortheyare.ThisviewwasheldbyIbn`Abbas
(mayAllahbepleasedwiththemboth)andagroupofSalaf(righteouspredecessors).Theysupportedtheir
viewbyquotingtheAyahinSurahAlNisa'whereAllah(mayHebePraised)states: Ifyouavoidthegreatsins
whichyouareforbiddentodo,Weshallexpiatefromyouyour(small)sins,andadmityoutoaNobleEntrance(i.e.Paradise).
Accordingtothem,thesinsreferredtointheAyaharetheminorsins,whichnoonecanescapefrom
fallingin.ItisAllah'sMercythatHepromisedtoforgivetheminorsinsofthebelievers,providedthat

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theyavoidmajorsinsandnotinsistonsmallones.

Majorsinshavebeenbestdefinedasthosewhichentailinflictionoftheprescribedpunishment,suchas
theft,Zina(Adultery),slanderousaccusation,consumptionofintoxicantsorthosesinswhichincurAllah's
wrathandcurseontheDayofResurrectionlikedealinginRiba(usury)backbiting,calumnyandunkindness
toparents.

ThefactthatavoidingmajorsinsguaranteesforgivenessofminorsinsissupportedbyaHadithinwhichthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)isreportedtohavesaid: Allahhaspreordainedtheveryportionofadulterywhichaman
(thesonofAdam)willindulgein.Therewouldbenoescapefromit.Theadulteryoftheeyeisthelustfullooktheadulteryofthe
tongueislicentiousspeechtheadulteryoftheearsislisteningtovoluptuous(songortalk)theadulteryofthehandisthelustfulgrip
(embrace)theadulteryofthefeetistowalk(totheplace)whereheintendstocommitadulteryandtheheartyearnsanddesires,
whiletheloinsmayormaynotputintoeffect.

Amongtheproofsthatoneshouldavoidcommittingorpersistingindoingbothminorandmajorsinsisthe
Ayah(Qur'anicverse)whichreads: Andthosewho,whentheyhavecommittedFhishah(illegalsexualintercourse)or
wrongedthemselveswithevil,rememberAllhandaskforgivenessfortheirsinsandnonecanforgivesinsbutAllhanddonot
persistinwhat(wrong)theyhavedone,whiletheyknow. Forsuch,therewardisForgivenessfromtheirLord,andGardenswith
riversflowingunderneath(Paradise),whereintheyshallabideforever.Howexcellentisthisrewardforthedoers(whodorighteous
deedsaccordingtoAllhsOrders).

Thesecondinterpretationoftheword"lamam"involvesallthesinsofwhichmanrepent.This
viewissupportedbytheAyahwhichreads: Andthosewho,whentheyhavecommittedFhishah(illegalsexual
intercourse) Allah(mayHebePraised)says: AndallofyoubegAllhtoforgiveyouall,Obelievers,thatyoumaybe
successful ThisviewisalsosupportedbytheHadithinwhichtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isreportedto
havesaid:

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AllAdam'ssonsaresinnersandthebestamongstthemarethosewhorepent. Toerrishuman.

ItisthroughsincererepentancetoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)thatHeforgivesallsins.Forrepentancetobe
sincere,thepersonshouldregret,giveupandbedeterminednottoreturntoallthesinswhichhehad
committed.TherepentantpersondoesthisoutofshowingfearofandglorytoAllah(mayHebePraised)
whilehopingforHisforgiveness.

Ifthesinisrelatedtotherightsofotherpeoplelikerobbingthem,levelingslanderousaccusationsatthem,
backbitingthemorinsultingthem,therepentantpersonhastoreturntherightstotheirrightfulownersor
askthemtodischargehimofresponsibility.Incaseofbackbiting,thesinnerisrequiredtomake
Du`a'(supplication)fortheonewhomhehasbackbitten.Heshouldmentionhisgoodcharacteristicsand
gooddeedsatalltheplaceswhereheusedtobackbitehim.Thesinnerdoesnothavetoinformhimthathe
usedtobackbitehimifhefearsfallingintogreatersin.

IaskAllahtoguideyouandmetothatwhichpleasesHim,toprotectusallfromeveryevil,tobestowupon
usallsteadfastadherencetoHisDin(religion),tograntussafetyfromincurringHisAngerandtoguideus
toturntohiminrepentanceofallthatwhichcontradictsHisShari`ah(IslamicLaw).HeisEverBountiful,
MostGenerous.


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ExplanationoftheAyahwhosemeaningssay: ButasforhimwhofearedstandingbeforehisLord

Q:KindlyexplaintheAyahinSurahAlNazi`at(whosemeaningsaretranslatedas): Butasfor
himwhofearedstandingbeforehisLord,andrestrainedhimselffromimpureevildesiresandlusts. Verily,Paradisewillbehis
abode. Whatarethedesiresthatthesoulmustberestrainedfrom?Isawomangettingajob,
thoughfinanciallysecure,includedamongthesemattersthatthesoulmustbeforbidden
from?

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A : ThisAyahistrulygreatanditsmeaningisselfexplanatory.IntheAyahsprecedingitAllah(Exaltedbe
He)states: Thenforhimwhotransgressedallbounds,(indisbelief,oppressionandevildeedsofdisobediencetoAllh). And
preferredthelifeofthisworld(byfollowinghisevildesiresandlusts), Verily,hisabodewillbeHellfire Butasforhimwho
Themeaningis:AsforonewhofearsthestandingbeforetheirLordontheDay
fearedstandingbeforehisLord
ofResurrectionandthusforbidstheirsoulfromprohibiteddesiresorsinstowhichhumannatureis
attracted,theywilldwellinthehonorableabodeofJannah(Paradise).ThesoulmayinclinetoZina(sexual
intercourseoutsidemarriage),Khamr(intoxicants),Riba(usury/interest)andotherprohibitedthingsand
mayforcertainreasonslovethat.Thus,onemeanstoenterJannahisthatabeliever,manorwoman,is
helpedbyAllahtoconstantlyfightagainstthesesinfuldesiresandnottoyieldtothem.Thereisnothing
wrongwithawomanworkingaslongastheworkisMubah(permissible)orMashru`(Islamicallylawful)
andnosinsareexpectedtoresultfromitlikeKhulwah(beingalonewithamemberoftheoppositesex)or
beingdisobedienttothehusbandoranyofsuchmattersthatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)hasprohibitedfor
women.

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InterpretationoftheAyah(Qur'anicverse)whichreads: SowoeuntothoseperformersofSalt(prayers)
(hypocrites),

Q:KindlyexplaintheAyahwhichreads: SowoeuntothoseperformersofSalt(prayers)(hypocrites), Those


whodelaytheirSalt(prayerfromtheirstatedfixedtimes). Thosewhodogooddeedsonlytobeseen(ofmen), Andprevent
AlMn(smallkindnesseslikesalt,sugar,water).

A : ThenobleAyahisunderstoodinthecontextofitsapparentmeaning.Allah'suseoftheword
"Wayl"[translatedhereas"woe"]referstotheseverepunishmentwhichHethreatenstothosewhomHe
describesas ThosewhodelaytheirSalt(prayerfromtheirstatedfixedtimes). Thosewhodogooddeedsonlytobeseen(of
men), AndpreventAlM n(smallkindnesseslikesalt,sugar,water). TheseAyahsspeakofthosepeoplewhoare
neglectfulofSalah(Prayer).Itdoesnotrefertothosewhoabandonitdeliberately.AbandonmentofSalah
constitutesanactofKufr(disbelief),

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eveniftheonewhoabandonsitdoesnotdenyitsobligatorystatus.Thisisthemostcorrectofthetwoviews
heldbyscholars.WeaskAllahtograntusprotectionfromthis.

NeglectingSalahincludesdelayingtoperformitincongregationaccordingtothemostcorrectofthetwo
viewsheldbyscholars.

DeliberatelyabandoningSalahconstitutesanactofmajorKufreveniftheonewhoabandonsitdoesnot
denyitsbeingobligatoryasmentionedearlier.ThisisbasedontheHadithinwhichtheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)isreportedtohavesaid: Thatwhichdifferentiatesusfromthem(i.e.thedisbelieversandhypocrites)isour
performanceofSalah.Hewhoabandonsit,becomesadisbeliever. (RelatedbyImamAhmadandAhlulSunan(authorsof
Hadithcompilationsclassifiedbyjurisprudentialthemes)withanauthenticSanad(chainofnarrators)).The
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)isalsoreportedtohavesaid: Whatmakesoneadisbelieverandapolytheistis
abandoningprayers. (RelatedbyImamMusliminhisSahih(authentic)bookofHadith).Theseandothersimilar
HadithsprovideaclearcutproofonthefactthatonewhoabandonsSalahisconsideredasaKafirevenifhe
doesnotdenyitsbeingobligatory.

DenyingtheobligatorystatusofSalahconstitutesanactofKufraccordingtoIjma`(consensusofscholars).
Thestateofforgetfulness,whichmayoccurduringSalah,isnotthesubjectofthisAyahbecauseallhumans
arepronetoforgetfulness.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)himselfisreportedtohaveforgottenand
shortenedSalah,accordingtoauthenticHadiths,sootherpeoplecanalsoforget.This'forgetfulness'canalso
includeshowoffinperformingSalah,likethehypocrites.

TheMuslimisobligedtoofferSalahwiththesincereintentionofattainingAllah'spleasureandseekingHis
reward.SinceMuslimsknowthatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)hasmadeperformanceoftheFiveObligatoryDaily
Prayersobligatory,theyhavetoperformthemoutofsinceritytoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)whileseekingHis
consentandfearingHispunishment.

AnothercharacteristicofthosewhoperformSalahwhomAllah(ExaltedbeHe)hasthreatenedtopunishis
thattheywithhold"AlMa`un",whichwasinterpretedbysomescholarsasmeaningZakah,becauseitis

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alwayscoupledwithSalahintheNobleQur'an.Allah(mayHebePraised)says: Andtheywerecommandednot,
butthattheyshouldworshipAllh,andworshipnonebutHimAlone(abstainingfromascribingpartnerstoHim),andperformAsSalt
(Iqmata sSalt)andgiveZakt Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays: AndperformAsSalt(IqmatasSalt),andgiveZakt
andbowdown(orsubmityourselveswithobediencetoAllh)alongwithArRakin.

Otherscholarshaveinterpreted"AlMa`un"asmeaning`Ariyah(permissiontobenefitfromaborrowed
articlewhoseuseispermissible,whichiseventuallyreturnedtoitsowner).

Otherscholarshaveinterpreteditasmeaningthebucketwhichisusedtocarrywaterorapanwhichisused
forcooking.

ThesinofabandoningpaymentofZakahisworsethanthis.

MuslimsshouldbemindfulofAllah(ExaltedbeHe)concerningthefulfillmentoftheirdutiestowardHim.
TheyshouldlendtheirfellowMuslimsallthearticlesthatmaybeofbenefittothem.

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QuestioningtheauthenticityofAlGharaniqaccount

Q:UponcommentingonAyah(no:52)oftheSurahofAlHajjandreferringtothecauseof
revelation,theauthorofTafsirAlJalalaynmentionedthatwhentheMessenger(peacebe
uponhim)wasreciting: HaveyouthenconsideredAlLt,andAlUzz(twoidolsofthepaganArabs) AndMant
(anotheridolofthepaganArabs),theotherthird? Satancastintohisrecitationthewords:"Thesearethe
exaltedGharaniq(Cranes),whoseintercessionishopedfor."Isthereevidenceprovingthe
authenticityofthisstoryfromtheHadithsoftheMessenger(peacebeuponhim),orisitan
Israelitenarration?Pleaseadvise,mayAllahrewardyou!

A : AsfarasIknow,thereisnoSahih(authentic)HadithtobereliedonprovingthatSatancastsuchwords
intohisrecitation(peacebeuponhim).ThereportscitedinthisregardareallMursal(aHadithwithno
CompanionoftheProphetinthechainofnarration).

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A lHafizhibnKathirpointedthisoutinhisTafsir(exegesis)oftheAyahofAlHajj.However,thefactthat
SatancastwordsduringtherecitationoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)oftheAyahsofSurahAlNajm,
saying: HaveyouthenconsideredAlLt,andAlUzz(twoidolsofthepaganArabs) isestablishedbytheAyahofSurah
A lHajjinwhichAllah(GlorifiedbeHe)says: NeverdidWesendaMessengeroraProphetbeforeyoubutwhenhedid
recitetherevelationornarratedorspoke,Shaitn(Satan)threw(somefalsehood)init.ButAllhabolishesthatwhichShaitn(Satan)
throwsin.ThenAllhestablishesHisRevelations.AndAllhisAllKnower,AllWise: Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says: whenhedid
HisSaying(GlorifiedbeHe): Shaitn(Satan)threw(somefalsehood)init meaningduringhisrecitation.
recite...
Then,Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)abolishesthatwhichSatanthrowsclarifiesitsfalsehoodinotherAyahsand
thenHeperfectsHisRevelations.ThisisatrialandatestfromAllah,asHe(GlorifiedbeHe)saysafterthat:
ThatHe(Allh)maymakewhatisthrowninbyShaitn(Satan)atrialforthoseinwhoseheartsisadisease(ofhypocrisyand
disbelief)andwhoseheartsarehardened.

ItisthedutyofeveryMuslimtobewareofthedoubtfulmatterscastbySatanduringthespeechofthe
peoplewhofollowAlHaqq(theTruth)aswellasothers.EveryMuslimshouldalsoabidebyAlHaqqthatis
provedbyclearcutevidenceandinterprettheMutashabihat(similaranddependentQur'anicverses,opento
morethanoneinterpretationorwhosemeaningisknownonlytoAllah)inthelightofMuhkamat(decisive
legislative,independentQur'anicverses,closedtointerpretation)toeliminateanydoubtfulmatter.Allah
(GlorifiedbeHe)saysatthebeginningofSurahAl`Imran: ItisHeWhohassentdowntoyou(Muhammadpeacebe
uponhim)theBook(thisQurn).InitareVersesthatareentirelyclear,theyarethefoundationsoftheBook[andthosearethe
VersesofAlAhkm(commandments),AlF a r aid(obligatoryduties)andAlHudud(legallawsforthepunishmentofthieves,
adulterers)]andothersnotentirelyclear.Soasforthoseinwhoseheartsthereisadeviation(fromthetruth)theyfollowthatwhich
isnotentirelyclearthereof,seekingAlFitnah(polytheismandtrials),andseekingforitshiddenmeanings,butnoneknowsitshidden
meaningssaveAllh.Andthosewhoarefirmlygroundedinknowledgesay:"Webelieveinitthewholeofit(clearandunclear
Verses)arefromourLord."Andnonereceiveadmonitionexceptmenofunderstanding.(TafsirAtTabar).

ItisauthenticallyreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)ontheauthorityof`Aishah(mayAllahbe
pleasedwithher)thathesaid: Ifyouseethosewhofollowthatwhichisnotentirelyclear,thentheyarethosewhomAllahhas
named[ashavingdeviation(fromtheTruth)]Sobewareofthem. (AgreeduponbyAlBukhariandMuslim)MayAllah
grantussuccess!

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ExplanationoftheHadith,whichreads: Ihavebeencommandedtofightagainstpeopleuntil......

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Q:KindlyexplaintheHadithinwhichtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isreportedtohave
said: IhavebeencommandedtofightagainstpeopleuntiltheytestifythatthereisnogodbutAllah,andthatMuhammadisthe
MessengerofAllah,performthePrayer,andpayZakah.Iftheydoso,theirbloodandpropertyareguaranteedprotectionbyme
exceptwhenjustifiedbylaw,andtheiraffairsrestwithAllah.

A : ThisisanauthenticHadithwhichhasbeennarratedbyAlBukhariandMuslimintheTwoSahih(authentic)
BooksofHadith(i.e.AlBukhariandMuslim)ontheauthorityofIbn`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem
both)whosaid:"WeheardtheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)saying: Ihavebeencommandedtofight
againstpeopleuntiltheytestifythatthereisnogodbutAllah,andthatMuhammadistheMessengerofAllah,performthePrayer,and
payZakah.Iftheydoso,theirbloodandpropertyareguaranteedprotectionbymeexceptwhenjustifiedbylaw,andtheiraffairsrest
withAllah. TheHadithmustbeunderstoodinthecontextofitsliteralmeaning.Sowhoeversomeone
pronouncesShahadah(TestimonyofFaith),performsSalah(Prayer),paysZakahisconsideredaMuslim.
TheirbloodmaynotbelawfullyshedunlesstheycommitanactpunishablebyIslam.Forexample,ifthey
commitZina(fornication),theywillsufferitsprescribedpunishment.Inthecaseofanunmarriedperson,the
punishmentiseightylashesandbeingexiled.Ifthepersonismarried,thepunishmentisstoningtodeath.
Thus,whoeverpronouncesShahadahisrequiredtofulfilltheobligationsofIslam,

butwillalsobeguaranteedprotectionfortheirlifeandproperty.Theymaintainthisrightofprotection
unlesstheycommitanactthatnullifiestheirreligion,oranactwhichrequiresaprescribedpunishment.In
anotherHadithnarratedbyAbuHurayrah(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)theProphet(peacebeuponhim)
stated: IhavebeencommandedtofightagainstpeopleuntiltheytestifythatthereisnogodbutAllah,Iftheydoso,theirbloodand
propertyareguaranteedprotectionbymeexceptwhenjustifiedbylaw,andtheiraffairsrestwithAllah.

ThetwoHadithsstressoneandthesamemeaning,thatis,whoeverbelievesintheOnenessofAllahand
prophethoodofMuhammad(peacebeuponhim)isconsideredaMuslim.Inthiscase,thepersonisrequired
tofulfillthedutiesordainedbyIslam,suchas

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performingSalah,payingZakah,fastingRamadan,performingHajjandotherrites.Theybecometrue
practicingMuslimsiftheyfulfilltheseobligations,otherwisetheywillbeforcedtofulfillthemorsufferthe
punishmentprescribedforabandoningthem.

CarryingouttheseprescribeddutiesisincumbentoneveryonewhoembracesIslam.Shouldtheytofailto
doso,theywillsufferthepunishmentprescribedbyIslam.

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ExplanationoftheHadith,whichreads: WhoeverwearsanamulethascommittedShirk(associatingotherswith
AllahinHisDivinityorworship).

Q:KindlyexplaintheHadithwhichstates: WhoeverwearsanamulethascommittedShirk(associatingotherswith
AllahinHisDivinityorworship).

A : ThisHadithwasreportedbyIbnMas`ud(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim).ThewordingoftheHadith
states:"IheardtheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)saying: Spells,amuletsandlovecharmsareShirk
(associatingotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship). (NarratedbyAhmadandAbuDawud).Amuletsincludeallobjects
whichpeoplehangontheirchildrentoprotectthemfromtheevileye.Theyarealsoknownbythename
Hirz(protectiveamulet).TheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)said: Ifonewearsanamulet,Allahwillnot
accomplishhisaffairsforhimandifonewearsacowrieshell,Allahwillnotprotecthim. Inanothernarration,itisreported:
WhoeverwearsanamulethascommittedShirk.

ThereasonbehindconsideringthewearingofamuletsasanactofShirkisthatthepersonwhowearsthem
mightbelievethattheycanbringbenefittohimandconsequentlyhewillturnawayfromAllah(Exaltedbe
He),andhistrustinHimastheonlysourceofbringingbenefitandpreventingharmwillbeweakened.
Thesereasonsareenoughtodeclarewearingamuletsprohibited.Onecandispensewithwearingamulets
throughemployingthelawfulmethodsofRuqyah(recitingQur'anandsayingsupplicationsoverthesick
seekinghealing).ItisanactofShirktoturnawayfromAllah(ExaltedbeHe)byresortingtootherthan
Him.MayAllahprotectusallfromthis.

WearingamuletsisconsideredminorShirk(associatingotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship)aslong
asthepersonwhowearsthemdoesnotbelievethattheycanprotecthimfromharm.Ifhebelievesso,he
willbecommittinganactofmajorShirk.

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VerifyingauthenticityoftheHadith,whichstates:"OnIsra'(NightJourney)andMi`raj
(AscensiontoHeaven),Isawwomen......."

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Q:HowauthenticistheHadithnarratedontheauthorityof`Aly(mayAllahbepleasedwith
him) thatFatimahandheenteredupontheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)andfoundhimcrying.Whentheyaskedhim
whyhewascrying,hereplied:"OnIsra'(NightJourney)andMi`raj(AscensiontoHeaven),IsawwomenofmyUmmah(nation)
sufferingseveretorture.Idisapprovedofthembecauseoftheseveretortureinflicteduponthem.Isawawomanhangingfromher
hairandherheadwasboilingwithfire....."

A : Thisreportiscirculatedamongmanypeople.ItiscountedamongthecategoryoffabricatedHadiths,
whichhavebeenfalselyattributedtotheProphet(peacebeuponhim).ThenarrationofthisHadithhasalso
beenfalselyattributedto`AlyandFatimah(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem).Shi`ah(Shiites)arenotoriousfor
attributingmanyfalsenarrationsto`Aly(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim).

Anyonewhohappenstoreadanyofthesefalsereportsshouldgetridofthemandinformothersthatthey
belongtothecategoryoffalse,fabricatedHadiths.

AllahAloneisOneWhosehelpshouldbesought.

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Dutifulnesstoparents

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PraisebetoAllah.MayAllah'speaceandblessingsbeupontheMessengerofAllah,hisfamily,Companions
andwhosoeverfollowshisguidance.

InmanyAyahs(Qur'anicverses)oftheQur'anAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)mentionstherightsof
parentsnexttothoseofHis.InoneAyahAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: WorshipAllhandjoinnone
withHim(inworship)anddogoodtoparents InanotherplaceHesays: AndyourLordhasdecreedthatyouworshipnonebut
Him.Andthatyoubedutifultoyourparents. InyetanotherAyahAllah(mayHebePraised)says: AndWehave
enjoinedonman(tobedutifulandgood)tohisparents.Hismotherborehiminweaknessandhardshipuponweaknessandhardship,
andhisweaningisintwoyearsgivethankstoMeandtoyourparents.UntoMeisthefinaldestination. TherearemanyAyahs
tothateffect.

TheseAyahsindicatethechildren'sdutytoshowkindnessandgratitudetotheirparentswhowerekindto
themthemomenttheywereformedintothewomboftheirmothersuntiltheygrewupandbecame
independent.

Kindtreatmentofparentsincludesbeingresponsiblefortheirfinancialsupport,hearingandobeyingthem,
loweringtothemthewingofhumilityoutofmercy,loweringone'svoiceintheirpresenceandspeakingkind
wordstothem.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)saysinSurahAlIsra': AndyourLordhasdecreedthatyou
worshipnonebutHim.Andthatyoubedutifultoyourparents.Ifoneofthemorbothofthemattainoldageinyourlife,saynotto
themawordofdisrespect,norshoutatthembutaddressthemintermsofhonour. Andloweruntothemthewingofsubmission
andhumilitythroughmercy,andsay:"MyLord!BestowonthemYourMercyastheydidbringmeupwhenIwasyoung."

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ItisreportedintheTwoSahih(authentic)BooksofHadith(i.e.AlBukhariandMuslim)thatamanaskedthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim): "Whichisthebestofdeeds?"TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)replied:"ToofferSalah
(Prayer)atitsappointedtime."Themaninquired:"Whichisnext?"TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)replied:"Tobedutifultoone's
parents."Againthemaninquired:"Whichisnext?"TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said:"TogoforJihad(fightingintheCauseof
Allah)." TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isalsoreportedtohavesaid: Pleasingparentsisasourceofattaining
(NarratedbyAlTirmidhy).TheHadithisalso
Allah'spleasureanddispleasingthemisasourceofincurringHiswrath.
classifiedasauthenticHadithbyIbnHibbanandAlHakimfrom`Abdullahibn`AmribnAl`As(mayAllahbepleased
withthemboth).TheHadithsnarratedregardingthetopicofdutifulnesstoparentsareinnumerable.

Showingdisrespecttoparentshasbeencountedamongthegravestmajorsins.Itwasauthentically
reportedintheTwoSahihthattheprophet(peacebeuponhim)said: "ShallIinformyouofthegreatestofsins?"We
said:"Yes,OAllah'sMessenger!"Hesaid:"ToassociateothersinworshipwithAllahandtobeundutifultoparents."TheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)thensatupafterhehadbeenreclining(onapillow)andsaid:"AndIwarnyouagainstgivingafalsewitness,
andIwarnyouagainstgivingafalsewitness,"andhekeptonsayingthatwarning. ItisalsonarratedintheTwoSahihon
theauthorityof`Abdullahibn`AmribnAl`As(mayAllahbepleasedwiththemboth)thattheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)said: Abusingparentsisoneofthemajorsins.They(thehearers)asked:"MessengerofAllah,doesamanabusehis
parents?"He,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)replied:"Yes,oneabusesthefatherofanotherman,whointurnabuseshisfather.
Oneabuseshismotherandheinturnabuseshis(theformer's)mother." TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)equatedthe
abusingoftheparentsofanotherpersonwithabusingone'sownparents.

EveryMuslim,manorwoman,isdutyboundtoshowkindnesstotheparents,especiallywhentheyattain
oldage,aperiodwhentheyneedtobeserved,lookedafterandgivenmorerespect.Childrenhavetobe
verycarefulnottobehaveunkindlytowardtheirparentsoruttertheleastwordofdisrespecttothem.

WeaskAllahtoguideallMuslimstothatwhichpleasesHim,tograntthemgoodunderstandingof

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religion,tohelpthemremaindutifultotheirparentsandkeepgoodrelationswiththeirrelatives,protect
themfrombeingdisrespectfulofthemandfromseveringtiesofrelationshipwiththeirrelativesandtokeep
themawayfromeverythingthatincursHisdispleasureandpreventsHismercy.AllahAloneisOneWhois
capableofdoingthis.

MayAllah'speaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamilyandCompanions!

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From`Abdul`Azizibn`AbdullahIbnBaztorespectedbrother,

M.N.A.,mayAllahguidehimtoallthatisgood.Amen!

A ssalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbe
uponyou!).

IreadyourquestioninAlJazirahnewspaper.

Itstatedthatyourfatherdivorcedyourmotherwhileyouwerestillatthebreastfeedingage.
Yourmothertookcareofyouandyourbrothersandsisters.Shededicatedherlifeforyour
upbringingandenduredmanydifficultiespatientlyinordertoprovideyouwithdailyneeds,
payoffschooltuition...etc.

TheanswertoyourquestionisthatyouhavetorefertothecourtofShari`ahunlessyouandyour
brothersagreetoforgiveyourfather,fulfillhisdemandsandseekhissatisfaction.Thiswouldbebetterfor
youifyouareabletodoit.InmanyAyahs(Qur'anicverses)oftheNobleQur'an,Allah(mayHebePraised)
ordersMuslimstobedutifultotheirparents.

MayAllahguideallMuslimstothatwhichispleasingtoHim.Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullah
wabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!).

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Questionsandanswersontheissueofdutifulnesstoparents,thedeedsthatbenefitthe
deceased,

visitingthegraves,recitingAdhkar,andmakingsupplications

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From`Abdul`Azizibn`AbdullahIbnBaztothesisterinIslam,N.A.M,mayAllahgranthermoreuseful
knowledgeandfaith,andblesshereffortsandtime!Amen.

A ssalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbe
uponyou!)

Ireceivedyourletterandallyourquestionsareknownandansweredasfollows:

First:Youmentionedthatyouaresadthatyouforcedyourmothertobehospitalizedandshe
sufferedsomuch.

Answer:Thereisnothingwrong,InshaaAllah(ifAllahwills).Youdidyourbesttobringher
goodnessandrecoverytakingthemeansthatleadtohealingherillness.MayAllahreward
youthebestandbringyoutogetherwithher,father,andyourbelovedpersonsintheabodeof
Hereafter.

Second:

Arethemother'srightsmoreimportantthanthefather's?

Answer:Undoubtedly,themother'srightsaremoreimportantthanthefather'sinmanyways.
ItisauthenticallyreportedthatamancametotheProphet(peacebeuponhim)asking, "O
MessengerofAllah,whoismostworthyofmycompanyamongallpeople?"TheProphetsaid:"Yourmother."Again,heasked:"Then,
whoisnext?"TheProphetsaid:"Yourmother."Hethenasked:"Then,whoisnext?"TheProphetalsosaid:"Yourmother."Heagain
asked:"Then,who?"Thereupon,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)said:"Yourfather." Anothernarrationreads, "O
MessengerofAllah,whoismostworthyofmykindcareamongallpeople?"TheProphetsaid:"Yourmother."Again,heasked:"Then,
whoisnext?"TheProphetsaid:"Yourmother."Hethenasked:"Then,whoisnext?"TheProphetalsosaid:"Yourmother."Heagain
asked:"Then,who?"Thereupon,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)said:"Yourfather,thenyourclosestrelatives."

Third:

WhatisthedegreeofauthenticityofaHadithmentioningaBedouinwhoaskedtheProphet,

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"OMessengerofAllah!Ihavefoundnothingtodedicateitsrewardtomymother."Hesaid,"OfferSalah(prayer)forher." ?

Answer:Asfarasweknow,thisHadithisbaselessitwasnotauthenticallyreportedfromthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim).ItisimpermissibletoofferSalahonbehalfofanyoneaccording
tothepreponderantview.OfferingtwoRak`ahsofTawafbytheonewhoperformsHajjor
`Umrahonbehalfofanotherisanexception.Similarly,itispreferabletoabandonreciting
Qur'anandmakeTasbih(glorificationofAllah)andTahlil(saying:"LailahaillaAllah[Thereis
nogodexceptAllah]")onbehalfofanother,becausethereisnoevidencetosupportthese
acts.ManshouldrecitetheQur'anandmakeTasbihandTahlilorrememberAllahinanyother
wayseekingtherewardforhimself.

ThepermissibleactsapersonshoulddoonbehalfofthedeceasedMuslimincludingyour
motheraremakingDu`a'(supplication)forthem.YoumayaskAllah(ExaltedbeHe)to
forgivetheirsins,bemercifulwiththem,savethemfromHellfire,doubletheirreward,accept
theirgooddeeds,grantthemhigherranksinParadise,andsoon.Itisrecommendedtomake
Du`a'duringSalah,beobligatoryorsupererogatory,inprostrationorafterfinishing
Tashahhud(arecitationinthesittingpositioninthesecond/lastunitofPrayer)andbefore
Taslim(salutationofpeaceendingthePrayer).TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Sofaras
Ruku`isconcerned,extolinittheGreatandGloriousLord,andwhileprostratingyourselvesbeearnestinsupplication,foritisfitting
thatyoursupplicationsshouldbeanswered. (RelatedbyMusliminhisSahih)ItisrelatedalsobyMusliminhis
SahihontheauthorityofAbuHurayrah(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)thattheProphet(peace
beuponhim)said, ThenearestaservantcomestohisLordiswhenheisprostratinghimself,somakesupplication(inthis
state).

WhentheProphet(peacebeuponhim)taughtTashahhudtotheSahabah,hesaid, Then,lethim
choosefromsupplicationwhathelovesbestandlethimsupplicate(withit) Anothernarrationreads, Then,lethim
choosefrombeseechingwhathelikes. (AgreeduponbyImamsAlBukhariandMuslim)
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TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)usedtorepeatDu`a'betweenthetwoprostrations,asking
forAllah'sforgiveness(ExaltedbeHe).Heusedtosay, OAllah,grantmepardon,havemercyuponme,direct
metorighteousness,andprovidemewithsustenance. Whilehewasprostrating,he(peacebeuponhim)used
tosay, OAllah!forgivemeallmysins,

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minorandmajor,firstandlast,andtheopenandsecret. (RelatedbyMusliminhisSahih)

Furthermore,itispermissibletogiveSadaqahonbehalfofthedeceased,whetheritisyourmotheroranyoneelse.Itisauthentically
reportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Amansaid:"OMessengerofAllah!Mymotherdiedsuddenlywithouthaving
madeanywill.IthinkshewouldhavedefinitelygivenSadaqa,ifshehadbeenabletospeak.Wouldshehaveareward,ifIgive
Sadaqaonherbehalf?"He(peacebeuponhim)said:"Yes." Thisindicatesthatitispermissible,accordingtoIjma`(consensusof
scholars),togiveSadaqahandmakeDu`a'onbehalfofthedeceased.PerformingHajjor`Umrah,fastinganymisseddaysof
Ramadan,repayingdebtsoremancipatingabelievingslaveonbehalfofthedeceasedandofferingthefuneralPrayerforhimwillall
benefitthedeceased.

Inrespectofvisitingthegraves,itisimpermissibletoallocateaparticulartimeforthis,whetheritisFridayoranyotherday.Itisan
actoftheSunnah(commendableact)formenonlytovisitgravesatanytime,dayornight.Weknowofnobasisinthepurified
Shari`ahforsinglingoutFridaysforvisitingthegravesnoraskingyourbrotherstosendyourgreetingstoyourdeadmotherduring
theirvisittohergrave.Irecommendyoutoabandonthisact.Asmentionedabove,makingDu`a'andgivingSadaqahonherbehalf,
whenpossible,issufficient.ThereisnoharmtoperformHajjor`Umrahonherbehalf,whetheryoudosoyourselforappoint
someoneelsetodoso.IfyouresideinMakkah,youcanenterthestateofIhramIhram(clothingwornduringtheritualstateforHajj
and`Umrah)for`UmrahfromanyplaceofAlHil(allareasoutsidetheSacredSanctuaryofMakkah),suchasTan`imandJi`ranah
withouthavingtogotoMiqat(siteforenteringtheritualstateforHajjand`Umrah).Thisisbecause theProphet(peacebeupon
him)ordered`AishahtoenterIhramfor`UmrahfromTan`im, whichisthenearestplaceofAlHilleadingtoMakkah.

AsfortheHadithsonrecitingSurahAlKahfonFridayforthesakeofAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andseekingHisforgiveness,theyareweak.
Yet,Ibn`UmarandAbuSa`id(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem),theProphet'sSahabah,usedtorecitethisSurahregularlyonFriday.
Thereisnothingwrongwithrecitingitwithoutdedicatingtherecitationrewardto

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anyoneotherthanyou,becausethereisnoevidencetosupportthisact.

RecitingAdhkar(invocations)andDu`a'areauthenticallyreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)atthetwoendsoftheday,
afterFajr(Dawn)and`Asr(Sunset)PrayersisbetterthanrecitingtheQur'an.Thisactofworshipisrestrictedbytime,whereas
recitingtheQur'anmaybedoneatanytime.ThereisnothingwrongwithrecitingtheQur'anatbothendsofthedayinsteadof
recitingtheseAdhkarasbothofthetwoactsaresupererogatory(actofworship)andthematterisflexible.Moreover,itispermissible
forawomaninmensesorpostpartumperiodtoreciteQur'anandAdhkarbyheart.AsfortheonewhoisJunub(inastateofmajor
ritualimpurity),heisnotallowedtorecitetheQur'anuntilhemakesGhusl.Thisisbecause nothingpreventedtheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)fromrecitingtheQur'an,exceptJanabah However,itisnotpermissibleforawomaninmensesorpostpartumperiodand
theonewhoisJunubtotouchacopyofMushaf(ArabicQur'an).Likewise,itisnotforapersoninastateofminorimpurity,e.g.
breakingwindoraftersleeping,totouchtheMushafunlessheperformsablution,fortherearereportsrenderingthisact
impermissible.ItisbetternottodedicatetherewardofrecitingtheAdhkarortheQur'antoanyone,becausethereisnoreport,asfar
asweknow,relatedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)orhisSahabah(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem)affirmingthisact.Asfor
makingDu`a'andgivingSadaqahonbehalfoftheother,thismatterisflexibleaswepreviouslymentioned.

TheHadithofUbayIbnKa`b(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)whereheaskedtheProphet(peacebeuponhim):"Howmanyofmy
PrayersshouldIallocateforyou...?"ItisreportedthroughaweakSanad(chainofnarrators).Evenifitisauthentic,ShaykhulIslam
IbnTaymiyyah(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)andothersamongthepeopleofknowledgestatedthattheprayersheremean
supplications.TheyaddedthatUbayusedtoallocateatimeformakingDu`a',thenheaskedtheProphet(peacebeuponhim):

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"HowmuchofthisshouldIallocateforyou...."untilhesaid,"Iallocateallmysupplicationstoyou"namelyhemadeallsupplications
atthetimededicatedbyhimforthisacttobesendingpeaceandblessingsupontheProphet.Allah(mayHebePraised)knowsbest.

SincethisHadithisnotauthentic,thereisnoneedtoburdenuswithexplainingit.ItisenoughtoknowthatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)has
ordainedustoconferpeaceandblessingsuponHisMessengerMuhammad(peacebeuponhim).He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)
says, AllhsendsHisSalt(Graces,Honours,Blessings,Mercy)ontheProphet(Muhammad),andalsoHisangels
(askAllhtoblessandforgivehim).Oyouwhobelieve!SendyourSalton(askAllhtobless)him(Muhammad),
and(youshould)greet(salute)himwiththeIslmicwayofgreeting(salutationi.e.AsSalmuAlaikum).

ThereisanabundanceofHadithsreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim),indicatingthepermissibilityofthefrequent
conferringpeaceandblessingsupontheMessenger(peacebeuponhim).Itisestablishedthat whoeverinvokesblessingsonhim
once,Allahwillblesshimtentimes. MuslimsareprescribedtofrequentlyinvokepeaceandblessingsupontheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)atanytimeduringthedayorthenight,especiallywhenhisnameismentioned,afterrecitingTashahhudinSalah,after
listeningtoAdhan(calltoSalah),andbeforemakingDu`a'.

WeknownobasisfortheHadith: WhoeverinvokesblessingsonmeforhundredtimesonFriday,he,ontheDayoftheResurrection,
willbeprovidedwithlightthatifitisdistributedamongallcreatures,itwillsufficethem. Itisfabricatedbytheliars.

Furthermore,theauthenticwayofofferingpeaceandblessingupontheProphet(peacebeuponhim)wasreportedintheauthentic
Hadithreportedfromhim.TheleastthingaMuslimcansayisthat:"OAllah,conferpeaceandblessingsuponAllah'sMessenger","O
Allah,conferpeaceandblessingsuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,andhisCompanions.","OAllah,conferpeaceand
blessingsuponourMasterMuhammad,hisfamily,andhisCompanions.",or"PeaceandblessingsbeuponAllah'sMessenger",orthe
like.Whenhewasaskedhowtosendpeaceandblessinguponhim,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Say:"OAllah,confer
peaceandblessingsuponMuhammadandthemembersofhishouseholdas

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YoudidconferuponthemembersofIbrahim'shousehold.GrantfavorstoMuhammadandthemembersofhishouseholdasYoudid
grantfavorstothemembersofthehouseholdofIbrahim.YouareindeedPraiseworthyandGlorious." Anotherwordingreads, Say:
"OAllah,conferpeaceandblessingsuponMuhammadandthemembersofhishouseholdasyoudidconferuponIbrahimandthe
membersofIbrahim'shousehold.YouareindeedthePraiseworthy,theGlorious." Anothernarrationreadswhenhetoldthemhowto
offerpeaceandblessinguponhim, andgivetheSalam(salutation)asyouhavelearnt. HereferstotheformulaofTashahhudin
whichwerecite:"Peacebeonyou,OProphet,andAllah'sMercyandBlessingsbeonyou."Accordingtoanothernarrationreported
fromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim): Say:"MayAllah'sBlessingsbeuponMuhammad,hiswives,andhisoffspringasYoublessed
thefamilyofIbrahimandgrantfavortoMuhammad,hiswives,andhisoffspringasYougrantedfavortothefamilyofIbrahim.You
arethePraiseworthy,theGlorious."

TheaforementionedformulasofsendingpeaceandblessingupontheProphetarethemostauthenticandsufficient.Thereisnoneed
torecitetheotherformulasfabricatedbytheinnovatorsinthisregard.

AsfortheHadith,whichreads: Whohesendspeaceandblessingsuponmeonehundredtimesaday,Allahwillmeetonehundred
needsforhimseventyofthemintheHereafterandthirtyinthisworld. asfarasweknow,itisbaselessandfabricated.

WeknownobasisfordedicatingtherewardofsendingblessingsontheProphet(peacebeuponhim)totheothers.So,avoidingthis
actisrecommended.

ItisauthenticallyestablishedthatthedeedsarepresentedbeforeAllah(ExaltedbeHe)onMondaysandThursdays.Thisisbasedon
theHadith: WhentheProphet(peacebeuponhim)wasaskedabouthisfastingonMondaysandThursdays,hesaid,"Thosearetwo
daysonwhich(people's)deedsarepresentedtotheLordoftheWorlds,andIlovethatmydeedsbepresentedwhileIamfasting."
FastingonthesetwodaysisbetterthanfastingonFridays.MuslimsarealsoprohibitedtofastonFridayunlesstheyfastaday

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beforeorafterit.

ItispermissibletomakeDu`a'whileofferingSalah,whetheritisobligatoryorsupererogatory,andatanytime.Itisrecommendedfor
theonemakingDu`a'toaskAllah(ExaltedbeHe)tohelpmeetallhisneeds,whethertheyareworldlyorintheHereafter.Itis
preferabletodosowhileprostratingorafterrecitingTashahhudbeforeTaslimduringSalahorbeingoutsideitbecauseofthe
authenticreportsrelatedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)inthisregard.ItisprescribedtocaremoreaboutmakingDu`a'for
theHereafterandrecitingthesupplicationsreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim),becausethesearebetterthanthe
supplicationsfabricatedbyotherpersons.

TheprescribedsupererogatorySalahofferedwiththeobligatoryonesareasfollows:fourRak`ahsbeforeandtwoafterZhuhr(Noon)
Prayer,twoRak`ahsafterMaghrib(Sunset)PrayerandtwoRak`ahsafter`Isha'(Night)PrayerandtwoRak`ahsbeforeFajr(Dawn)
Prayer.ThesetotaltwelveRak`ahsaretobeofferedwithsixTaslims.TheyarecalledAlSunanAlRawatib(supererogatoryactsthat
werestressedandregularlyperformedbytheProphet).TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)usedtoregularlyofferthemwhilebeingin
residence.Itisauthenticallyreportedthathe(peacebeuponhim)said, AhousewillbebuiltinParadise,foranyonewhopraysina
dayandanighttwelvevoluntaryRak`ahs. (RelatedbyMusliminhisSahihandbyAlTirmidhy(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)inhis
Sunanandadds, FourRak`ahsbeforeZhuhrPrayerandtwoafterittwoRak`ahsafterMaghribPrayertwoRak`ahsafter'Isha'
PrayerandtwoRak`ahsbeforeFajrprayer. OfferingfourRak`ahsbeforeZhuhrPrayerandfourafteritishighlyrewardedasitis
authenticallyreportedontheauthorityofUmmHabibah(mayAllahbepleasedwithher)thattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said,
WhoeverobservesthepracticeofperformingfourRak`ahsbeforeZhuhrPrayerandfourafterit,AllahwillprohibitHellfiretotouch
him. (RelatedbyAhmad,AbuDawud,AlTirmidhy,AlNasa'yandIbnMajah)Thisapplieswhenoneisbeinginresidence.Whenthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)traveled,heusednottooffertheSunanAlRawatibofZhuhr,Maghrib,and`Isha'butheobservedthe
supererogatoryPrayersofFajr,Witr(Prayerwithanoddnumberofunits),and

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QiyamulLayl(standingforoptionalPrayeratnight)intravelandresidence.He(peacebeuponhim)usedtoofferavariednumberof
Rak`ahsinWitrsometimesthree,five,seven,nine,eleven,andthirteenRak`ahs.HefrequentlyobservedelevenRak`ahsandthe
maximumnumberheofferedwasthirteenRak`ahs,asfarasweknow.Yet,he(peacebeuponhim)didnotprohibitofferingmore
thanthisnumber,butratherhehasencouragedMuslimstoofferQiyamulLayl,saying, QiyamulLaylistobeofferedtwobytwo
(twoRak`ahsatatime).Ifanyofyoufearthatthetimeofdawnisapproaching,lethimprayoneRak`ahasWitr.

ThisindicatesthatthereisnothingwrongwithofferingmorethanthirteenRak`ahsduringRamadanorinanyothermonth.Thereis
noharmtooffertwentyRak`ahsormore.ItshouldbenotedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)usedtoofferSalahinastateof
tranquilityandKhushu`(theheartbeingattunedtotheactofworship)andtorecitetheQur'aninaslowstyle.He(peacebeupon
him)sometimesofferedWitrearlyinthenight,sometimesinthemiddleofthenight,andsometimesattheendofthenight.`Aishah
(mayAllahbepleasedwithher)statedthat He(theProphet,peacebeuponhim)usedoftentoperformWitratthelastpartofnight.
Thisappliestothepersonwhoisabletodoso.Butifsomeonefearsthattheymightnotbeabletowakeupattheendofthenight,
theyareadvisedtooffertheWitrearlyatthenight.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)advisedAbuHurayrahandAbuAlDarda'to
offertheWitrearlyatthenight,offerSalatulDuha(supererogatoryPrayeraftersunrise),andtofastthreedaysineachmonth.Itis
authenticallyreportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Ifanyoneisafraidthathemaynotgetupinthelatterpartofthe
night,heshouldobserveWitrinthefirstpartofitandifanyoneiseagertogetupinthelastpartofit,heshouldobserveWitratthe
endofthenight,forPrayerattheendofthenightiswitnessed(bytheangels)andthatispreferable. (RelatedbyMusliminhis
Sahih)

MayAllahgrantallMuslimsandusabetterunderstandingofreligionandmakeusholdsteadfastlytoit.MayAllahrectifyourhearts
anddeedsandcauseustodiewhileweareMuslims,forHeistheMostGenerous.PeacebeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,
andCompanions.Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

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Agirlquittedstudyagainsthermother'swill

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Q:Agirlisaskingwhetherornotshebecomessinfulonaccountofquittingstudyagainsther
mother'swill.

A : Studyinghasgreatinterestandbenefits.Muslims,malesandfemales,shouldlearnand
haveaprofoundunderstandingoftheirDin(religionofIslam),foritisthedutyofaMuslimto
acquireknowledgeoftheirDinandlearnwhatevertheyneedtoknow.

AmongthereasonsofhappinessistocomprehendmattersofDin,astheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)said: WhenAllahwishesapersontoattaingoodness,HecausesthemtounderstandtheDin Therefore,one
oftheindicationsofwelfareandhappinessistohaveagoodunderstandingofDinand
Shari`ah(IslamicLaw),sothatMuslimsareacquaintedwiththeprohibitionsandobligations
uponthem,correspondingly,theytendtoworshipAllah(ExaltedbeHe)withsureknowledge.
TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Whoeverfollowsapathtoseekknowledge,Allahwillmakethepathto
Jannah(Paradise)easyforthem .

YoushouldlearnandperseveretoacquireprofoundunderstandingofDinaslongasthiscan
beattainedinIslamicschoolsthroughhonestpersonsandsinceyourmotherrequiresit
urgently.ThisshouldencourageyoutobeevenmorecaringandkeentounderstandyourDin,
forobeyingparentsbringsyougreatblessinginthislifeandintheHereafter.Accordingly,you
shouldnotdisobeyherinthisunlesstheschooladoptsacoeducationsystem,oritincludes
otherthingswhichmightadverselyaffectyourDin.Inthiscaseyoushouldquititimmediately,
evenifthisisagainstyourmother'swill.TheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)said: Obedienceis
onlyinwhatisgood(andreasonable) He(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid: Thereisnoobediencetoanycreatedbeing,
ifitinvolvesdisobediencetotheCreator .

MayAllahgrantallsuccess!MayPeacebeuponMuhammad,hisfamily,andCompanions!

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Agirlhateshermotherasshelivedwithherfatherafterherparents'divorce

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Q:Thereisagirlwhohateshermother,butthemotherdoesnotknowit.Shehaslivedaway
fromhersinceherparentsgotdivorced,andsheneversawhermotheruntilshegrewup.
However,shegivesgiftstohermother.Sheaskedsomescholars,andtheytoldherthatthe
inclinationsoftheheartareinvoluntary,sowecannotbequestionedforthembyAllah
(ExaltedbeHe).Whatisyouropinion?

A:ThereisnodoubtthattheheartsareinAllah'sHandsHedirectsthemasHewills.Loveandhatredarein
Allah'sHands.However,theyhavemeans.Ifthemothertakescareofherdaughterandsympathizeswith
her,thisnurtureslovebetweenthem.

However,ifthemotherignoresandneglectsthedaughter,thecaseinhand,thismightleadtohatred
betweenthem.ThegirlshouldfearAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andbekeenonmaintainingtiesofkinshipwithher
mother,beingdutifultoherandspeakingnicelytoher.SheshouldalsoaskAllah(ExaltedbeHe)toopen
herhearttolovehermother,asamother'srightisgreat.Ifshecannotdothat,thereisnoharmonher,as
itisallinAllah'sHands.ThatiswhytheProphet(peacebeuponhim)usedtorecitethefollowing
Du`a'(supplication), OAllah,Controllerofthehearts!MakeourheartssteadfastinYourreligion,andletourheartsbeentirely
driventoYourobedience. TheheartsarecontrolledbyAllah(ExaltedbeHe)HeturnsthemoverasHewills.
ThisgirlshouldsupplicatetoAllah(GlorifiedbeHe)andaskHimto

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openherhearttolovehermotherandfulfillherdutyasordainedbyAllah(ExaltedbeHe).

Sheshouldalsodoallthatshecaninbeingdutiful,maintainingtiesofkinship,givingpresentstoher
motherandsuchformsofdutifulness.Ifshedoessosincerely,Allah(ExaltedbeHe)willprepareall
goodnessforher.Allahsays, SokeepyourdutytoAllhandfearHimasmuchasyoucan and, Allhburdensnotaperson
beyondhisscope.

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RulingonAlHusainiyyatofAlRafidahandthesacrificesofferedonthisoccasion

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From`Abdul`AzizIbn`AbdullahIbnBaztothehonorablebrotherMuhammadA.fromKuwait

MayAllahguidehimtowhatpleasesHimandincreaseHisknowledgeandfaith,Amen!

A ssalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbe
uponyou!)

Ihavereceivedyourletter,mayAllahguideyouandgrantyousuccess!Yourletterincludes
twoquestions:

First,whatistherulingontheHusainiyyat(worshipplacessmallerthanmosques)oftheAl
Rafidahandthethingsthataredonetheresuchasslappingandscratchingthecheeks,
wailing,rendingone'sgarmentsandbeatingoneself,sometimeswithchains,whilstcalling
uponthedeadandthenobleAlulBayt(membersoftheProphet'sextendedMuslimfamily)
forhelp?

A : ThisisagreatMunkar(thatwhichisunacceptableordisapprovedofbyIslamiclawand
Muslimsofsoundintellect)andreprehensibleBid`ah(innovationinreligion),whichshouldbe
avoided.Itisnotpermissibletotakepartinitortoeatthefoodthatisofferedonthese
occasions,becausetheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)andhisCompanions(may
Allahbepleasedwiththem)includingthemembersofAhlalBaytandothersdidnotdothat.
TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, "Whoeverintroducesanythingintothismatterofours(Islam)thatisnotpart
ofit,willhaveitrejected." (AgreeduponbyAlBukhariandMuslim).TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
alsosaid, "Whoeverdoesanactionwhichisnotinaccordancewiththismatterofours(Islam),willhaveitrejected."
(RelatedbyMusliminhisSahih(authentic)bookofHadith)andby A lBukhari(mayAllahbe
mercifulwithhim)inhisSahihbookofHadithintheformofMu`allaq(aHadithmissinglinkin
thechainofnarration,reporteddirectlyfromtheProphet)inaffirmativeformulaof
transmission.Therearemanyreportsthatstressthismeaning.

AccordingtotheIjma'(consensus)ofscholars,seekingthehelpfromthedeceasedorfrom
A h lu lBaitisaformofmajorShirk(associatingothersinworshipwithAllah).Allah(Glorified
beHe)says, Andwhoeverinvokes(orworships),besidesAllh,anyotherilh(god),ofwhomhehasnoproofthenhis
reckoningisonlywithhisLord.Surely!AlKfirn(thedisbelieversinAllhandintheOnenessofAllh,polytheists,pagans,idolaters)
willnotbesuccessful. He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)

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alsosays, AndthemosquesareforAllh(Alone):soinvokenotanyonealongwithAllh. Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)also


says: Andwhoismoreastraythanonewhocallson(invokes)besidesAllh,suchaswillnotanswerhimtilltheDayof
Resurrection,andwhoare(even)unawareoftheircalls(invocations)tothem? Andwhenmankindaregathered(ontheDayof
Resurrection),they(falsedeities)willbecometheirenemiesandwilldenytheirworshipping. Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)also
says: Hemergesthenightintotheday(i.e.thedecreaseinthehoursofthenightisaddedtothehoursoftheday),andHemerges
thedayintothenight(i.e.thedecreaseinthehoursofthedayisaddedtothehoursofthenight).AndHehassubjectedthesunand
themoon:eachrunsitscourseforatermappointed.SuchisAllh,yourLordHisisthekingdom.Andthose,whomyouinvokeorcall
uponinsteadofHim,ownnotevenaQitmr(thethinmembraneoverthedatestone). Ifyouinvoke(orcallupon)them,theyhear
notyourcallandif(incase)theyweretohear,theycouldnotgrantit(yourrequest)toyou.AndontheDayofResurrection,theywill
disownyourworshippingthem.Andnonecaninformyou(OMuhammad)likeHimWhoistheAllKnower(of
everything). TherearealsomanyAyahs(Qur'anicverses)tothesameeffect.

TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, "Du`a'(supplication)is`Ibadah(worship)". RelatedbyAhlul


Sunan(authorsofHadithcompilationsclassifiedbyjurisprudentialthemes)withagoodchain
oftransmission.ItisalsorecordedbyMusliminhisSahihbookofHadithontheauthorityofAmir
A lMuminin(CommanderoftheBelievers)`AlyIbnAbuTalib(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)that
"TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)cursedwhoeversacrificesforanyonebesidesAllah."

ItisobligatoryuponalloftheShiitesandoneveryoneelsetoworshipAllah(ExaltedbeHe)
aloneinsincerity,andtobewareofcallinguponanyoneotherthanHimforhelp,orofpraying
tothedeadortheabsent,whethertheyarefromtheAhlalBaytorotherwise.

Itisalsoobligatorytoavoidprayingtoorseekingthehelpofinanimateobjectssuchasidols,
trees,stars,andthelikebecauseoftheabovecitedevidence.

ThescholarsofAhlulSunnahwalJama`ahareunanimouslyagreeduponthismatter.

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Second,whatistherulingonthesacrificesofferedinthoseplacesonthisoccasion?Whatis
therulingonthedrinksthataredistributedtothecommonpeopleinthestreets?

A : Theanswertothisquestionisthesameastheanswertothefirstquestion.Itisa
reprehensiblebid`ahanditisnotpermissibletotakepartinit,ortoeatthemeatofthese
sacrificesordrinkanyofthesedrinks.Ifthesacrificeshavebeenmadetoanyoneotherthan
Allah(ExaltedbeHe),fromamongtheAhlalBaytoranyoneelse,thisisamajorshirk,
becauseAllah(ExaltedbeHe)says, Say(OMuhammad):"Verily,mySalt(prayer),mysacrifice,
myliving,andmydyingareforAllh,theLordoftheAlamn(mankind,jinnandallthatexists). "Hehasnopartner.AndofthisI
havebeencommanded,andIamthefirstoftheMuslims." Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: Verily,Wehavegranted
you(OMuhammad)AlKauthar(ariverinParadise). ThereforeturninprayertoyourLordandsacrifice(toHim
only).

TherearemanyAyahsandHadithtothesameeffect.

MayAllahhelpyou,allMuslims,andIdoallthatHelovesandispleasingtoHim,andgrantus
allrefugefrommisleadingtemptations!HeisEverNearandReadytorespond!

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh!

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BuildingMasjidsorofferingSalahattheplacesthatweretroddenbytheprophets

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Q:IsitbettertobuildMasjids(mosques)orpublicgardensovertheplaceswheretheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)usedtoprayorshouldtheybeleftuntouched?

A : ItisnotpermissiblefortheMuslimtobuildMasijidsortoofferSalah(Prayer)attheplaces
troddenbytheProphet(peacebeuponhim),asthisconstitutesameansinvitingtoShirk
(associatingotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship).`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwith
him)usedtoforbidpeoplefromdoingthis.Hewouldsaytothem:"Itisbecauseoftheir
followingthetracesoftheirprophetsthatthosebeforeyouweredestroyed."He(mayAllah
bepleasedwithhim)cutdownthetreeat A lHudaybiyyahunderwhichBay`ah(pledgeof
allegiance)wasmadewiththeProphet(peacebeuponhim).Whenhesawsomepeople
payingfrequentvisitstothetreeandofferSalahthere,hecutitdowninordertoblockall
meanstoShirkandtowarntheUmmah(nation)againstfallingintheabyssofBid`ah
(innovationinreligion).Hisbiography(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)isbestnotedforhis
employmentofreasoninallhisactionsaswellashisdueconcerntoblockallthemeans
leadingtoShirk.MayAllahrewardhimbestfortherighteousdeedshedidforthebenefitof
ProphetMuhammad'sUmmah.TheSahabah(CompanionsoftheProphet)didnotbuild
MasjidsovertheplaceswheretheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isknowntohavesethisfoot
l i k e t h e r o a d l e a d i n g t oMakkah,Tabukandotherroads.Theyknewthatsuchanactis
contradictorytotheteachingsoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)andcouldleadtofallingin
thesinofmajorShirk(associatingothersinworshipwithAllah).Theyalsoknewthatsuchan
actfallsunderthecategoryofBid`ahagainstwhichtheMessengerofAllah(peacebeupon
him)hadwarnedMuslims.IntheHadithnarratedby`A'ishah(mayAllahbepleasedwithher)
theProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Hewhoinnovatesthingsinouraffairsforwhichthereisnovalid(reason)
(commitssin)andthesearetoberejected. (AgreeduponbyAlBukhariandMuslim)`AishahTheProphet
(mayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponhim)alsosays: Hewhodoesanyactforwhichthereisnosanction
fromourbehalf,thatistoberejected. NarratedbyMusliminhisSahih(authenticbookofHadith).The
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)usedtoquotethesewordsrepeatedlyinhisKhutbah(sermon):
Tocontinue:thebestofthespeechisembodiedintheBookofAllah,andthebestofallguidanceistheguidancebroughtby
Muhammad.Andthemostevilofallaffairsarenewlyinventedmattersandeverynewlyinventedmatterismisguidance.
NarratedbyMusliminhisSahih(authenticbookofHadith).TherearemanyotherHadiths
narratedtothateffect.

AllahaloneisOneWhosehelpissought.ThereisneithermightnorpowerexceptwithAllah!

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Rulingonslaughteringsacrificesatwellsthatpeoplevisitforthepurposeofcuring

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Q:InSouthJordan,thereisaspringofmineralwaterknownastheWellofSulaymanibn
Dawud.Peoplevisitthiswelltobatheandseekcure.Theybringwiththemanimalsto
slaughterwhentheyarrivethere.Whatistherulingonslaughteringanimalslikethis?

A : Ifthewatershavebeentriedandtestedandtheyareusefulincuringsomediseases,then
thereisnothingwrongwiththat,becauseAllah(ExaltedbeHe)hascreatedsomebenefitsfor
somesicknessesinsomewaters.So,ifexperienceprovedthatthesewaterswerebeneficial
forsomecertaindiseasessuchasrheumatism,forexample,thereisnothingwrongwiththat.

Withregardtoslaughteringanimals,thiscomesundervariouscategories:

Iftheanimalsareslaughteredtomeetthepeoplesneedforfoodortofeedgueststhatcome
tothem,thereisnothingwrongwiththat.Iftheyareslaughteredforanyotherpurpose,such
astodrawclosertothewater,thejinn,theProphets,oronthebasisofsomefalsebelief,
thenthatisnotpermissible.AddressingHisProphet(peacebeuponhim),Allah(Exaltedbe
He)says: Say(OMuhammad):"Verily,mySalt(prayer),mysacrifice,myliving,andmydyingareforAllh,
theLordoftheAlamn(mankind,jinnandallthatexists). Hehasnopartner. Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays, Verily,
Wehavegrantedyou(OMuhammad)AlKauthar(ariverinParadise). ThereforeturninprayertoyourLord
andsacrifice(toHimonly).

SoanimalsshouldbeslaughteredonlyforAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andsacrificesshouldbe
offeredonlytoHim.Thesameappliestoallotheractsofworshiptheyshouldbededicated
onlytoAllahalone.Itisnotpermissibletodoanyofthesethingsforanythingotherthan
Allah(ExaltedbeHe)whosays: Andtheywerecommandednot,butthattheyshouldworshipAllh,andworshipnone
butHimAlone(abstainingfromascribingpartnerstoHim)

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Allah(mayHebePraised)alsosays, SoworshipAllh(Alone)bydoingreligiousdeedssincerelyforAllhssakeonly.
Surelythereligion(i.e.theworshipandtheobedience)isforAllhonly. ManyAyahshavealreadybeenquoted
aboveinadditiontoothersimilarAyahs.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: MayAllahcurse
theonewhoslaughters(asacrifice)tootherthanAllah NarratedbyMusliminhisSahihbookfromtheHadith
of`Aly(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)

Thus,nooneisallowedtooffersacrificestothejinnortoacertainstar,toaplanet,to
certainwaters,toacertainprophet,toanyperson,ortoidols.WorshipisonlyforAllah
(ExaltedbeHe).WeshouldseektodrawclosertoHimalonethroughsacrificesandprayers,
andallotherkindsofworship,becauseAllah(ExaltedbeHe)says: You(Alone)weworship,andYou
(Alone)weaskforhelp(foreachandeverything). Asmentionedabove,Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays: And
theywerecommandednot,butthattheyshouldworshipAllh,andworshipnonebutHimAlone(abstainingfromascribingpartnersto
Him) Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays, SoworshipAllh(Alone)bydoingreligiousdeedssincerelyforAllhssakeonly.
Surelythereligion(i.e.theworshipandtheobedience)isforAllhonly. TherearemanyotherAyahsinthis
regard.

Sacrificeisoneofthemostimportantandbestactsofworship,soitmustbedonesincerelyto
AllahAlone,becauseoftheAyahsandHadithsthathavebeenalreadymentioned.For
example,theProphet'ssaying(peacebeuponhim), MayAllahcursetheonewhoslaughters(asacrifice)to
otherthanAllah.

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BuryingthedeadinMasjidsasameanstoShirk

IntheNameofAllahandpraisebetoAllah.PeaceandblessingsbeupontheMessengerof
Allah,hisfamilyandthosewhofollowedhisguidance!

IhavereadanarticleinAlKhartoumNewspaperissuedin17/4/1415A.H.statingthatAlSayyid
MuhammadAlHasanAlIdrisyshallbeburiednexttohisfatherintheirMasjid(mosque)inOmdurmancity.

SinceitisobligatorytoadviseMuslimsandforbidevilacts,Iwishtonotethatitisnot
permissibletoburydeadpeopleinMasjids.ItisevenawayleadingtoShirk(associating
otherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship)anditisamongthepracticesoftheJewsandChristians,
whicharedispraisedbyAllahandcursedbytheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim).Itis
relatedintheTwoSahih(authentic)BooksofHadith(i.e.AlBukhariandMuslim)onthe
authorityof`Aishah(mayAllahbepleasedwithher)thattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said,
"AllahcursedtheJewsandtheChristiansfortheymadethegravesoftheirprophetsplacesofworship." Itisalsorelatedby
MuslimontheauthorityofJundubibn`Abdullah(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)thattheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)said, "Indeed,thosewhoprecededyouusedtotakethegravesoftheirprophetsandrighteousmen
asplacesofworship,sobewareofthatanddonotmakegravesintoMasjidsIforbidyoutodothis." Therearemany
Hadithtothesameeffect.

Thus,itisthedutyofMuslimseverywheregovernmentsandcitizenstofearAllahand
abstainfromHisProhibitions.PeopleshouldburytheirdeadoutsideMasjids,astheProphet
(peacebeuponhim),hisCompanions(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem)andthosewho
followedthemperfectlyusedtodo.

Ontheotherhand,havingtheProphet'sgraveandthegravesofhistwoCompanionsAbuBakr
and`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem)

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insidetheProphet'sMosqueisnotalegalfoundationtosupportthepermissibilityofburying
thedeadinMasjids.Infact,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)wasburiedinhishouseinside
theroomof`Aishah(mayAllahbepleasedwithher)andsowerehistwoCompanions.Later,
onehundredyearsaftertheHijrah(Prophet'smigrationtoMadinah),AlWalidibn`AbdulMalik
expandedtheMasjidandannexedthehousetoit.Althoughsomescholarsdisagreedwith
whathedid,hethoughtthiswouldnothindertheexpansionprocessandwouldnotcauseany
doubt,asthematterisclear.

Hence,itisnowcleartoeveryonethattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)andhistwo
Companions(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem)werenotburiedintheMasjid.Annexingthe
housetotheMasjidforexpansionreasonsisnotvalidevidencetoraiseonthepermissibility
ofburyinganyoneinaMasjid.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)andhisCompanionswere
buriedinhishouseandwhatAlWaliddidshouldnotbetakenasevidence.Rather,evidenceis
foundontheQur'an,Sunnah(whateverisreportedfromtheProphet)andIjma`(consensusof
scholars)amongtherighteouspredecessors,mayAllahbepleasedwiththemallandmayHe
guideustofollowthemperfectly!

Ihaveconveyedthemessageandclearedmyconscience.Thiswaswrittenin14/5/1415A.H.

AllahistheGrantorofsuccess.PeaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,his
family,hisCompanionsandthosewhofollowthemperfectly!

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CelebratingtheIslamicoccasions

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IntheNameofAllah.AllPraiseisduetoAllah.PeaceandBlessingsbeupontheMessengerof
Allah,hisfamily,hisCompanion,andthoseguidedbyhisguidance.

IreadthearticlewrittenbyFaridibn`AbdulHafizhMiyajani n A lMadinahNewspaperissuedin
15/2/1415A.H.supportingtheviewof`AbdullahAbuAlSamhwhoencouragescelebratingIslamic
occasions.

ItookituponmyselftoclarifytheirmistakeoutofmydesiretobesinceretoAllahandHis
servants.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: ByAlAsr(thetime). Verily,manisinloss, Except
thosewhobelieve(inIslmicMonotheism)anddorighteousgooddeeds,andrecommendoneanothertothetruth[i.e.orderone
anothertoperformallkindsofgooddeeds(AlMaruf)whichAllhhasordained,andabstainfromallkindsofsinsandevildeeds(Al
MunkarwhichAllhhasforbidden],andrecommendoneanothertopatience(forthesufferings,harms,andinjurieswhichonemay
encounterinAllhsCauseduringpreachingHisreligionofIslmicMonotheismorJihd). TheProphet(peacebeupon
him)said, "TheReligionis(togive)advice.TheReligionis(togive)advice.TheReligionis(togive)advice.Itwassaid,O
MessengerofAllah!Forwhom?Hereplied,ForAllah,HisBook,HisMessenger,andfortheleadersandordinaryMuslims."

Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)prohibitedattributingwordstoHimandwarnedHisServantsagainstit.
Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says: Say(OMuhammad):"(But)thethingsthatmyLordhasindeed
forbiddenareAlFawhish(greatevilsinsandeverykindofunlawfulsexualintercourse)whethercommittedopenlyorsecretly,sins
(ofallkinds),unrighteousoppression,joiningpartners(inworship)withAllhforwhichHehasgivennoauthority,andsayingthings
aboutAllhofwhichyouhavenoknowledge." He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Andfollownot(Oman
i.e.,saynot,ordonotorwitnessnot)thatofwhichyouhavenoknowledge.Verily!Thehearing,andthesight,andtheheart,ofeach
ofthoseonewillbequestioned(byAllh).

Nodoubt,encouragingpeopletocelebrateIslamicoccasionsthatwerenotcelebratedbythe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)orhisCompanions(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem)isaBid`ah
(innovationinreligion).

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Itinvolvesexceedingtheproperlimitsinreligionandordainingactsofworshipthatwerenot
ordainedbyAllah.SomeoftheseactsmayevenleadtoShirk(associatingotherswithAllahin
HisDivinityorworship)aswellasbeingaBid`ah,suchascelebratingtheMawlid(the
Prophet'sbirthday)andthebirthdayoftheCompanionsandscholars.Allah(Glorifiedand
ExaltedbeHe)says: Say(OMuhammadtomankind):"Ifyou(really)loveAllhthenfollowme(i.e.
acceptIslmicMonotheism,followtheQurnandtheSunnah),Allhwillloveyouandforgiveyouyoursins. He(Glorifiedbe
He)alsosays: OrhavetheypartnerswithAllh(falsegods)whohaveinstitutedforthemareligionwhichAllhhasnot
ordained?AndhaditnotbeenforadecisiveWord(goneforthalready),thematterwouldhavebeenjudgedbetweenthem.Andverily,
fortheZlimn(polytheistsandwrongdoers)thereisapainfultorment. AndHe(GlorifiedbeHe)says: ThenWehave
putyou(OMuhammad )ona(plain)wayof(Our)commandment[liketheonewhichWecommandedOur
Messengersbeforeyou(i.e.legalwaysandlawsoftheIslmicMonotheism)].Sofollowyouthat(IslmicMonotheismanditslaws),
andfollownotthedesiresofthosewhoknownot.(TafsirAtTabar). TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said,
(AgreeduponbyAl
"Anyonewhodoessomethinginthismatterofours(thereligion)thatisnotfromit,itwillberejected."
BukhariandMuslim)He(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid, "Anyonewhodoesanactionwhichisnotinaccordance
withthismatterofours(Islam),willhaveitrejected." (RelatedbyMusliminhisSahihbookofHadith)Moreover,
theProphet(peacebeuponhim)usedtosayinhisKhutbahs(sermons), "ThebestdiscourseisAllahs
Book(Quran),thebestguidanceistheguidanceofMuhammad(peacebeuponhim),andtheworstmattersaretheinnovated
matters(introducedintothereligion)andeveryinnovatedmatter(inreligion)iserror." (RelatedbyMusliminhisSahih)
TherearemanyHadithtothesameeffect.

Thus,itisthedutyofMuslimscholars,knowledgeseekers,andMuslimsingeneraltoobserve
Taqwa(fearingAllahasHeshouldbefeared),tobewareofcallingpeopletoaBid`ahthatis
notordainedbyAllahandtobepleasedwithwhatpleasesAllah,theMessenger(peacebe
uponhim),theCompanionsandthosewhofollowthemexactly.Indoingso,Muslimscan
achievehappiness,agoodendandsafetyinthisworldandintheHereafterandavoid
imitatingtheenemiesofAllahamongtheJewsandChristianswhointroducedintotheirreligionthat
whichAllahhadnotordained,andthuswereastrayandledothersastray.

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Furthermore,itisthedutyofMuslims,insteadofintroducingBid`ahsandcallingtothem,to
adviseoneanother,takegreatcareoftheQur'anandrecitingitandcarefortheSunnah
(whateverisreportedfromtheProphet)andcallotherstoitwithwordsanddeedsinMasjids
(mosques)andhouses.Muslimsshouldpaymuchattentiontoknowledgeassembliestoteach
theignorant,remindtheforgetful,increasegoodness,anddecreaseevil.Thisiswhatthe www.ircpk.com
Salaf(righteouspredecessors)usedtodo,mayAllahbemercifulwiththemall!

MayAllahguideusandallMuslimstobeneficialknowledgeandsincerepractice!MayAllah
purifyourheartsanddeedsandletusbeamongthosewhoadviseandcalloneanothertothe
Truthwithsureknowledge!IaskAllahtograntHisReligionvictoryandraiseit,setrightthe
affairsofallMuslims,letthebestamongMuslimsruleoverthemandaidtheirrulers,forHeis
Capableofthat!

PeaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,andhisCompanions!

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TablighGroupandOfferingSalahinMasjidsContainingGraves

Q:M.`A.fromAmericasays:ItravelledwithTabligh(agroupcallingtoIslam)toIndiaand
Pakistan.WeusedtogatherandprayinMasjids(mosques)thathavegravesinsidethem.
Later,IwasinformedthatprayinginMasjidscontaininggravesisBatil(nullandvoid).Whatis
therulingonmyprayer?ShouldIrepeatit?Whatistherulingontravelingwiththisgroupto
similarplaces?

A:IntheNameofAllah.AllPraiseisduetoAllah.

Tablighdoesnothavegoodknowledgeinmattersrelatedto`Aqidah(creed).Thus,itisnot
permissibleforanyonetosetoutwiththem.Onlysomeonewhohasenoughknowledgeand
insightabouttheTrue`AqidahofAhlulSunnahwalJama`ah(thoseadheringtotheSunnah
andtheMuslimmainbody)cangotobeabletoguide,advise,andcooperatewiththemin
good.Tablighisaveryactivegroupthatlacksknowledgeandneedsmoreknowledgeand
scholarstoguidetheminmattersrelatingtoTawhid(monotheism)andSunnah(whateveris
reportedfromtheProphet).

MayAllahgrantusallunderstandingofHisReligionandholdingfasttoit!

AsforprayinginMasjidswheretherearegraves,itisnotpermissible.Youhavetorepeatall
theprayersofferedthere,fortheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, AllahcursedtheJewsandthe
Christianstheymadethegravesoftheirprophetsplacesofworship. (AgreeduponbyAlBukhariandMuslim)He
(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid, "Indeed,thosewhoprecededyouusedtotakethegravesoftheirprophetsandrighteous
menasplacesofworship,sobewareanddonotmakegravesintoMasjidsIforbidyoutodothis." (RelatedbyMusliminhis
SahihbookofauthenticHadith)TherearemanyHadithstothesameeffect.

MayAllahgrantussuccess!MaypeaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,his
family,andCompanions!

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AdvisingthosewhobelieveinthedeathofJesusanddenyhissecondreturntotheearthat
theendoftime

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From`Abdul`AzizBin`AbdullahIbnBaztothegrandShaykhandbrotherAbuBakrMahmudJumy,theformer
seniorjudgeinnorthernNigeriaandmemberofMuslimWorldLeagueinMakkah.MayAllahgrantyousuccess!

A ssalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbe
uponyou!).Tocontinue:

Ireadyourbookentitled(SettlingtheDisputeontheIssueofJesus'SecondReturntothe
Earth)whereyoustatedthatJesus(peacebeuponhim)willnotdescendtotheearthatthe
endoftime.Thesmallsizedbookhas30pages.

Iwasmushastonishedthatyoureachedsuchaconclusionwhichisincontrastwithauthentic
HadithsthattellofJesus'secondreturntotheearth.ThereisnotasingleAyah(Qur'anic
verse)intheNobleQur'anthatdeniesthisfact.

IadviseyoutoreconsiderthisconclusionandturntoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)inrepentanceand
tofollowtheviewheldbyAhlulSunnahwalJama`ah(thoseadheringtotheSunnahandthe
Muslimmainbody)whichaffirmsJesus'secondreturntotheearthattheendoftime.
Whoeverholdsadifferentviewwillbeconsideredtohavestrayedfromthepathoftruth.

SinceyouareanidealfollowedbyMuslims,thereisnothingwrongifyouretractyouropinion
andconfessyourmistakeregardingthisissue.Returningtothepathoftruthandrefusingto
continueonthewrongpatharethetraditionoftheearlyandmodernscholars.

IadviseyoutoreferbacktothebooksofHadithonthisissueandQur'ancommentariesofIbn
Jarir,A lBaghawyandIbnKathir.Thesebookscontainsufficientandconvincingproofsforseekersafter
thetruth.

MayAllahguideusandyoutothatwhichpleasesHim!MayHeprotectusandallMuslimsfrom
misguidedconceptionsandincitementofSatan!AllahisEverBountiful,MostGenerous.Ialso
askAllahtoguideandhelpyoudoallwhatisgood.AllahistheAllHearer,EverNear.

A ssalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbe
uponyou!)

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CommentingonthewilloftheGrandShaykhofAlAzhar

`AbdulHalimMahmudtoburyhisbodyinsidetheMasjid(mosque)

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F r o m`Abdul`AzizBin`AbdullahIbnBaztoHisEminencedoctor`AbdulHalimMahmud,thegrandShaykhofAlAzhar,
mayAllahguidehimandmakehimasourceofsupporttothetruth.Amen!

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

IreadthearticlewrittenbyShaykhMuhammad`Ali`AbdulRahim,headofJama`atAnsarAlSunnah(supportsofthe
Prophet'sSunnah)whichwaspublishedinAlTawhidMagazine,Sha`ban1397A.H.Thearticlecitedareport
publishedinAlGumhuriyyahnewspaperontheseventhofMay,1977.Thereportreads:Shaykh`AbdulHalim
MahmudtheGrandShaykhofAlAzharbuiltaMasjid(mosque)inBilbeis.Hemadeawillthathebeburiedinthis
Masjidwhenhedies.

IadviseYourEminencenottoexecutethiswill,asitisincontradictiontotheobjectivesofAllah'sPurified
Shar`(Law).MasjidsarebuiltforthepurposeofofferingSalah(Prayer),makingDhikr(Remembranceof
Allah),Du`a'(supplication),seekingAllah'sforgivenessandrecitingtheNobleQur'an.Iwasmuchannoyed
andastonishedtohearthatyouhavemadesuchawill,whichIhopetobeafabricatedstory.Many
journalistsarenotoriousforpublishingfalsenewswiththeaimoftarnishingtheimageofpeople.Wealso
excludethepossibilityofyourbeingignorantoftherulingonbuildinggravesinsideMasjids.Manyauthentic
andexplicitHadithsareexpressiveoftheprohibitionofbuildinggravesinsideMasjidsasthisconstitutesa
meansleadingto

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Shirk(associatingotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship).Manylaymenandignorantpeoplestartto
jointhedwellersofthesegravesintheworshipofAllahbyinvokingthembesideHimandmakingthem
partnersalongwithHiminseekingbenefit,repellingharmorfulfillingneeds.Thisfactisprovedbythe
practicesoftheignorantpeoplewhovisitthegravesofAlBadawyandAlHusaynandothergravesreveredbythe
ignorant.ItisnotbeyondyourknowledgethattheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)was
authenticallyreportedtohavecursedtheJewsandChristiansfortakingthegravesoftheirprophetsasplacesof
worship.InanotherHadithnarratedbyMusliminhisSahih(authenticbookofHadith)ontheauthorityofJundub
Ibn`AbdullahAlBajaly(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)thattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Bewareof
thosewhoprecededyouandusedtotakethegravesoftheirprophetsandrighteousmenasplacesofworship,butyoumustnottake
gravesasmosquesIforbidyoutodothat.

ThereisnodoubtthatburyingthedeadinsideMasjidsfallsundertheprohibitionoftakingthemasplacesof
worshipasmentionedintheHadith.

YourEminenceshouldnothavethiswillcarriedoutincaseitisprovedthatyouhavemadeit.Youhaveto
announcethisinlocalpaperswhilenamingthereasonsthatmadeyouretractyourpreviousopinionsothat
youcandischargeyourselfoftheresponsibilitybeforeAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andnoonecouldthinkthatyou
approveofthisgrievousact,whichcontradictsProphetMuhammad's(peacebeuponhim)Shari`ah.Since
youareanidealforMuslims,youhavetobeawareofintroducinganactintoreligionwherebyyouwill
burdenitssinalongsidethesinofthosewhoactuponorpermitituntiltheDayofResurrection.

Ifthenewsisfalselyattributedtoyou,youshouldannouncethisinlocalnewspapersinordertodischarge
yourselfofresponsibility.

IaskAllahtomakeusandyouasourceofguidanceandsupporttothetruth!MayHegrantusallsteadfast
adherencetoHisDin(religion),forHeisMostGenerous,EverGracious.Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullah
wabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

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Therulingonawomantravelingto'UmrahbybuswithoutaMahram

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Q:SisterUmmSalihfromAlMadinahAlMunawwarahisaskingaboutafortyyearsold
divorcedwomanwhohasnoMahram(spouseorunmarriageablerelative),shelivesalonein
AlMadinahAlMunawwarahsincehersonstheelderoneis16yearsoldlivewiththeir
fatherinanothercity.DuringtheblessedmonthofRamadan,shewenttoMakkahAl
Mukarramahtoperform`Umrah(lesserpilgrimage)bybuswhichincludedaspecialplacefor
women.ThebusthendroppedherinfrontofAlHaram(theSacredMosqueinMakkah).
However,aftershehadfinishedher`Umrah,sherodeanotherbustothemainstationoutside
MakkahAlMukarramah,andfromthereshetraveledtoAlMadinahinanotherbus.Willshe
beasinnerbecauseshetraveledatherageunderthementionedcircumstances?

A : Iftherealityisasmentionedbythequestioner,hertravelingisimpermissible,andshe
shouldmakeTawbah(repentance)toAllah(ExaltedbeHe)forwhatshedid,andhavea
sincereintentionnottodothisagain.ThisisbecausetheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: A
womanshouldnottravelexceptwithaMahram (AgreeduponbyAlBukhariandMuslim)fromtheHadithof
Ibn`Abbas(mayAllahbepleasedwithbothofthem).Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays, And
whatsoevertheMessenger(Muhammad)givesyou,takeitandwhatsoeverheforbidsyou,abstain(fromit).And
fearAllhverily,AllhisSevereinpunishment.

AllahistheOneWhograntssuccess.

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TherulingonwomentravelwithoutaMahram(spouseorunmarriageablerelative)

Q:CanawomanplaytheroleofMahramwhentravelingwithanotherwoman?

A : AwomancannotfulfilltheroleofaMahramtoanotherwoman.AMahramreferstothe
personwhoisnotpermittedtomarrythewomanduetobloodrelationshipsuchasherfather
andbrotherorduetomarriagesuchasherhusband,fatherinlaw,thehusband'sson,milk
fatherorbrother,andthelike.

ItisnotpermissibleforamantohaveKhulwah(beingalonewithamemberoftheopposite
sex)withamarriageablewomannortoaccompanyheronajourney.Thisisbasedonthe
HadithinwhichtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isreportedtohavesaid: Awomanshouldnottravel
exceptwithaDhuMahram(herhusbandoramanwithwhomshecannotmarryatallaccordingtotheIslamicJurisprudence)
(AgreeduponbyAlBukhariandMuslim).InanotherHadith,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)
isreportedtohavesaid: Nomanshouldbealonewithawoman,forSatanmakesathird. NarratedbyImam
AhmadandothersfromtheHadithof`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)withanauthentic
Sanad(chainofnarrators).

Allahalonegrantssuccess!

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21TherulingontravelingtovisittheProphet'sgrave

Q:WhatistherulingontravelingtovisitthegravesoftheProphet,theAwliya'(piouspeople)
andothers?

A : ItisnotpermissibletotraveltoMadinahwiththeintentionofvisitingthegraveofthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)orthegraveofotherpeople.Thisisthemorecorrectofthetwo
viewsheldbyscholars.ThisisbasedontheHadithinwhichtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
says: NojourneyshouldbemadetoanyplaceexceptforthreeMasjids(mosques):AlMasjidAlHaram(theSacredMosquein
Makkah),AlMasjidAlNabawy(theProphetsMosqueinMadinah)andAlMasjidAlAqsa(theAqsaMosqueinJerusalem).
(AgreeduponbyAlBukhariandMuslim).

ItisonlypermissibleforthosewhoresideawayfromMadinah

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tointendvisiting A lMasjidAlNabawy.ThiswaytheycanvisitthegraveoftheProphet(peacebe
uponhim),thetwogravesofAbuBakr,`Umar,thegravesofthemartyrsandthecompanionswhoare
buriedinBaqi`(thegraveyardofMadinah,neartheProphet'sMosque).

ItispermissibletointendtravelingtoMadinahforthepurposeofprayingintheProphet's
MasjidandtovisithisgravebutitisnotpermissibletomakethejourneytoMadinahonlyfor
thepurposeofvisitingtheProphet'sgrave.Thereisnothingwrongifsomeonevisitsthe
Prophet'sgraveiftheyhappentoresideinthevicinityoftheMasjid,becauseinsuchcasethey
arenotconsideredasgoingonajourneytoMadinah.Moreover,itisanactofSunnahtovisit
theProphet'sgrave,thegraveofAbuBakrand`Umar,thegraveyardofmartyrsandBaqi`.
Similarly,itisanactofSunnahtopayvisitstothegraveyardofthedeadMuslimswherever
theyareontheconditionthattheintentionofjourneyingishotheld.Thepermissibilityof
visitinggravesissupportedbytheHadithinwhichtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: visit
thegravesfortheyremindyouoftheHereafter. NarratedbyMusliminhisSahih(authenticbookofHadith).
TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)usedtoteachhisCompanionstorecitethefollowingwhenvisitingthegraves:Peacebeuponyou,
theinhabitantsofthegravesofthebelieversandMuslims,andinShaaAllahwewilljoinyou.WepraytoAllahforthewellbeingfor
ourselvesandforyou. NarratedbyMusliminhisSahih.

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Barzakh(periodbetweendeathandtheResurrection)

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Q:WhatisthetypeoflifewhichAllahgivesthedeadpersonafterheisburiedinthegrave?Is
itthesamelifeexperiencedbeforedeath?HowmanysensesdoesAllahrestoretohim?What
isthefateofthedeadwhosebodiesarecrematedafterdeathlikethecaseinIndia,Japan
andothercountries?Howaretheyquestionedafterdeath?

Weallknowthatthedoctoranesthetizesthepatientduringoperations,sowhathappensto
thepersonwhenhedies?

A : First,itshouldbeknownthateverybeliever,manorwoman,hastobelieveinallmatters
relatedtotheDayofResurrectionlikeaccountabilityforactions,Jannah(Paradise),Hellfire
aswellasmattersrelatedtodeathlikeblissandpunishmentinthegraveandallmatters
relatedtoGhayb(theUnseen).AllthesemattershavebeenreportedintheNobleQur'anand
theauthenticHadithsoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim).Wehavetoholdtruefaithinthese
mattersasweknowthatAllahstatesnothingbutthetruth.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: and
whosewordscanbetruerthanthoseofAllh?(Ofcourse,none). Allah(mayHebePraised)alsosays: Andwhois
truerinstatementthanAllh?

WealsoknowthattheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)isthemosttruthfulofmen
andthathedoesnotspeakofhisownaccord.Everysinglewordhespeaksisinspiredtohim
byAllah.So,wehavetobelieveinalltheauthenticHadithsthathavebeenreportedfromhim
eventhoughwemaynotbeabletounderstandsomeofthem.

Therefore,wehavetobelieveinallthereportshementionedregardingtheHereafter,
Jannah,Hellfire,rewardandpunishmentofthedead,

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andbringinglifebacktothedead.Allthesemattersaretrueandestablished.Allservantsof
AllahhavetobelieveineverywordoftheQur'an,everystatementauthenticallyreported
fromtheProphetandeverystatementagreeduponbyscholarsofIslam.

WhenAllahbestowsuponthebelievertheblessingofknowingthewisdombehindthese
unseenmatters,heshouldthankAllahandpraisehimfortheknowledgeandinsightthatHe
hasgivenhim.Thisisbecauseknowingthewisdombehindthemincreasesaperson'sfaithand
tranquility.

Asforthetestofthegraveandtheconditionofthedeadperson,Allahcausesthesoulofthe
deadpersontoreturntohim.AuthenticHadithsfromtheMessengerofAllah(peacebeupon
him)werenarratedinthisregard.Thedeadpersonexperiencesatypeoflifeotherthanthe
lifethatheusedtolivebeforedeath.ThislifeisknownasBarzakh(periodbetweendeath
andtheResurrection).Allahgiveshimlifeinthesensethathebecomesonlyableto
understandthequestionandanswer,thenhissoulleaveshisbodyandascendstoheavenifhe
wasapiouspersonbutdescendstoHellfireifhewasimpious.So,thesoulisreturnedtohim
whenthetwoAngelscometoprobethesoundnessofhisfaithbyaskinghimabouthisLord,
hisDin(religion)andhisProphet.

Thebelieverwillsay:"MyLordisAllah,myDinisIslamandmyProphetisMuhammad."When
heisasked:"Whatdidyousayaboutthismanwhowassentamongyou?",hewillreply:"Heis
theMessengerofAllah.Hebroughtguidancetous.Webelievedinhim,trustedhimand
followedhim."Whereuponitwillbesaidtohim:"Weknowthatyouwereatruebeliever."One
gateinJannah(Paradise)willbeopenedforhimsothathecanenjoysomeofitsblessings.
Thenitwillbesaidtohim:"ThiswillbeyoursittingplaceinJannahwhichyouwillenterwhen
Allahraisesyoufromthedead."UponseeinghissittingplaceinHellfire,itwillbesaidtohim:
"ThiswouldhavebeenyoursittingplaceinHellfireifyouhaddisbelievedinAllah.Now,Allah
hasprotectedyoufromitandcausedyoutodwellinJannah."

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WhenaskedabouthisLord,DinandProphet,theKafir(disbeliever)willexclaim:"What?
What?Idonotknow.Iheardthepeoplesaysomething,soIsaidit."Sohewillbebeatenwith
anironbaruntilhesendsoutaloudscreamwhichallbuthumanbeingswillhear,becauseif
theywouldhearit,theywouldfaint.OnegateofHellfirewillbeopenedforhimandhisgrave
willbecontracteduponhimuntilhislimbsarecaughtupamongoneanother.Thegravewill
resembleapitinHellfire.Itwillbesaidtohim:"ThiswillbeyourrestingplaceinHellfire
whenAllahraisesyouupfromthedead."UponseeinghisplaceinJannah,itwillbesaidto
him:"ThiswouldhavebeenyourplaceinJannahhadyoubeenguidedbyAllah." www.ircpk.com
Thusitisclearthatthebarzakhlifecantakeontheaspectofagardenofparadiseorthatof
anightmare.Thetormentandblissexperiencedinthegraveoccurtoboththebodyandsoul
andthesamewillbethecaseontheDayofResurrection.Asforthosewhoarecrematedafter
death,otherswhodiebydrowning,andotherswhoareeatenupbywildanimals,theirsouls
willexperienceaportionofpunishmentorbliss.AllahwillreshapetheirbodiesthewayHe
wills.Thepunishmentandblisswillbeexperiencedbythesoul.Thesoulofthebelieverwill
enterJannah.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Thebelieverssoulisabirdwhichfeedsuponthefruits
ofthetreesofParadise,whereasthedisbeliever'ssoulgoestohellFire. ItisthusthedutyofeveryMuslim,manor
woman,toholdfirmbeliefinwhatAllahhastoldofintheQur'anandwhatHisMessenger
(peacebeuponhim)hasreportedinhisauthenticHadiths.Heshouldbelieveinittheway
Allahwantshimtoevenifheisshortofrealizingthewisdombehindit.

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Isitpermissibletogranttherewardofgooddeedstoadeadperson

whousedtoslaughteranimalsforothersthanAllahduringhislife?

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Q:Thequestionersays,itissaidthatmyfatherusedtoslaughteranimalsforthesakeof
peopleotherthanAllah.Healsosaysthattheabsenceofscholarswhowoulddirectand
advisehimwasresponsibleforthat.Now,hewantstogiveSadaqah(voluntarycharity)and
performHajjonhisbehalf.Whatistherulingregardingthis?

A : Ifhisfatherwasknownforrighteousnessandbenevolence,heshouldnotbelievetheill
wordsconveyedabouthimbythosewhosetruthfulnessisnotknown.ItisanactofSunnahto
makeDu`a'(supplication)forhimorgiveSadaqah(voluntarycharity)onhisbehalf.Heshould
continuetodothisunlesstwoormorereliableandjustwitnessestestifytohavingseenhis
fatherslaughteringanimalsforormakingDu`a'tootherthanAllah.Oncethisisproven,he
hastoabstainfrommakingDu`a'forhisbenefit.Thisfather'sultimatefateliesintheHands
ofAllah(mayHebePraisedandExalted). WhentheProphet(peacebeuponhim)soughtpermissiontobeseech
forgivenessforhismother,Allahdidnotgrantittohim. ButwhenhesoughtpermissionfromAllahtovisither
grave,hewasgrantedpermission.Thisindicatesthatwhensomeonediesuponthestateof
Shirk(associatingotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship)evenwhilebeingignorantofit,
itwillnotbepermissibletomakeDu`a'forthem,beseechAllahtoforgivethem,giveSadaqah
(voluntarycharity)orperformHajjintheirbehalf.Asforonewhodieswithouteverhearing
aboutIslam,hiseternalfatebelongstoAllah(mayHebePraised).

However,thecorrectviewheldbyscholarsisthathewillbetestedontheDayof
ResurrectionifheobeysAllah'scommand,hewillenterJannah(Paradise),butifhedisobeys,
hewillenterHellfire.ThisisbasedonmanyHadithsthathavebeennarratedinthisregard.

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Dedicatingtherewardofgooddeedstothedeadperson

Q:M.M.A.askswhetheritispermissibletogranttherewardofgooddeedstothedead.

A : Itispermissibletogranttherewardofgooddeeds,whichAllah'sPurifiedShar`(Law)
allows,tothedeadsuchasdedicatingtherewardofSadaqah(voluntarycharity),
Du`a'(supplication),repaymentofthedeadperson'sdebts,performanceofHajjand`Umrah
(lesserpilgrimage)onhisbehalforonbehalfofanoldpersonorapersonwithanincurable
illness.ThiswasstressedinavarietyofHadithsthatwereauthenticallyreportedfromthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim).Likewise,therearemanyAyahs(Qur'anicverses)whichindicate
thepermissibilityofmakingDu`aforallMuslimswhetherlivingordead.InoneAyah,Allah
(mayHebePraised)states: Andthosewhocameafterthemsay:"OurLord!Forgiveusandourbrethrenwhohave
precededusinFaith,andputnotinourheartsanyhatredagainstthosewhohavebelieved.OurLord!Youareindeedfullofkindness,
MostMerciful.

TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isalsoreportedtohavesaid: Whenamandies,hisactscometoanend
butthree,recurringcharity,orknowledge(bywhichpeople)benefit,orapiousson,whopraysforhim(forthedeceased). Itis
alsoauthenticallyreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)that Apersoncametothe
MessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)andsaid:Mymotherdiedsuddenlywithouthavingmadeanywill.Ithinkshewouldhave
definitelygivenCharityifshehadbeenabletospeak.Wouldshereceiveareward,ifIgiveCharityonherbehalf?He(theProphet)
said:"Yes". (AgreeduponbyAlBukhariandMuslim).

ItisalsoauthenticallyreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)that Amansaid,OMessenger
ofAllah,isthereanykindnessleftthatIcandotomyparentsaftertheirdeath?He(peacebeuponhim)replied:Yes,youcaninvoke
blessingsonthem,askforforgivenessforthem,carryouttheirfinalwillsaftertheirdeath,honortheirfriends,andjointhetiesof
relationshipswhicharedependentonthem. Allahalonegrantssuccess.

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Q:J.M.`A.fromEgyptsays,somepeopleinourvillageinvitesomelearnedrecitersofthe
Qur'antoreciteitintheirhousesonthepretextthattherecitationoftheQur'anbenefitsthe
dead.OthersinviteoneortwoSheikhstorecitetheQur'anatthegraveofoneoftheir
relatives.Othersholdagreatceremonywheretheyinviteafamousreciterwhoreadsthe
Qur'anthroughthemicrophoneincommemorationoftheannualanniversaryofthedeathof
theirbelovedones.WhatistheIslamicviewregardingthisissue?DoesrecitingtheQur'an
reallybenefitthedead?Whatisthebestthingthatbenefitsthedead?Please,advise.May
Allahrewardyouwiththebestforenlighteningus!Acceptourbestthanksandregards.

A : AllpraiseisduetoAllah.Tocontinue:thisconstitutesanactofBid`ah(innovationin
religion).TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)isreportedtohavesaid: Hewhoinnovatesthingsinour
affairsforwhichthereisnovalid(reason)willhavethemrejected. (AgreeduponbyAlBukhariandMuslim).The
Prophetisalsoreportedtohavesaid: Hewhodoesanyactforwhichthereisnosanctionfromourbehalf,thatisto
berejected. NarratedbyMusliminhisShaih(authenticbookofHadith).Therearemanyother
Hadithsnarratedtothiseffect.

ItwasnotaregularpracticeoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)norofanyofhisRightly
GuidedCaliphstorecitetheQur'anatthegravesofthedeadortocommemoratetheirdeath.
NothingisasgoodasfollowingtheexampleoftheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim),
hisRightlyGuidedCaliphs,andwhosoeverfollowsintheirfootsteps.Allah(Glorifiedand
ExaltedbeHe)says: AndtheforemosttoembraceIslmoftheMuhjirn(thosewhomigratedfromMakkahtoAlMadinah)
andtheAnsr(thecitizensofAlMadinahwhohelpedandgaveaidtotheMuhjirn)andalsothosewhofollowedthemexactly(in
Faith).AllhiswellpleasedwiththemastheyarewellpleasedwithHim.HehaspreparedforthemGardensunderwhichriversflow
(Paradise),todwellthereinforever.Thatisthesupremesuccess.

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TheProphetisalsoreportedtohavesaid: YoumustfollowmySunnahandthatoftheRightlyGuidedCaliphs.Stick
andholdfasttothem.Avoidnovelties,foreverynoveltyisaninnovationandeveryinnovationisanerror. Itisauthentically
reportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)wouldrepeatthesewordsineveryFriday
Khutbah(sermon): Andthen,thebestofthespeechisembodiedintheBookofAllah,andthebestoftheguidanceisthe
guidancegivenbyMuhammad.Andthemostevilaffairsaretheirinnovationsandeveryinnovationiserror. Therearemany
otherHadithsnarratedinthisregard.

AccordingtoauthenticHadithstheProphet(peacebeuponhim)highlightedthethingsthat
benefitaMuslimafterhisdeath. Whenamandies,hisactscometoanend,butthree,recurringcharity,orknowledge
(bywhichpeople)benefit,orapiousson,whopraysforhim(forthedeceased). NarratedbyMusliminhisSahih
(authenticbookofHadith). AmanaskedtheProphet(peacebeuponhim),"OProphetofAllah,isthereanyformof
kindnessleftthatIcandotomyparentsaftertheirdeath?"He(peacebeuponhim)replied,"Yes,youcaninvokeblessingsonthem,
askforgivenessforthem,carryouttheirfinalinstructionsandwillaftertheirdeath,honortheirfriends,andjointiesofrelationship
whichweredependentonthem."

Showingkindnesstothedeadparentsincludescarryingoutthewillthattheymakebefore
deathifitisinconformitywiththeteachingsofAllah'sPurifiedShar`(Law).Italsoincludes
dedicatingtherewardofcharitytothem,makingDu`a'(supplication)forthemand
performingHajjand`Umrah(lesserpilgrimage)ontheirbehalf.Allahalonegrantssuccess.

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PerformingTawafandrecitingtheentireQur'anforthedeceased

Q:WhatistherulingonperformingTawaf(circumambulationaroundtheKa`bah)onbehalfof
anyofmydeceasedrelatives,parents,orgrandparents?Whatistherulingalsoonmaking
Khatmah(completingthereadingofthewholeQur'an)forthem?MayAllahrewardyoubest!

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A : Itisbettertorefrainfromdoingthis,forthereisnoevidencetosupportit.However,itis
permissibleforyoutogivecharity,supplicateAllah(ExaltedbeHe)forthem,andofferHajj
and`Umrah(lesserpilgrimage)onbehalfofanyofyourrelatives,iftheywereMuslims.Asfor
offeringSalah,Tawaf,orrecitingtheQur'anontheirbehalf,itisbettertoabandonthese
deedsforthereisnoevidencetosupportthem.

SomescholarspermitthisbywayofQiyas(analogy)oncharityandsupplications.However,it
issafertoforsakethis.MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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WhatshouldapersonsaywhenperformingRuqyah(recitingQur'anandsayingsupplications
overthesickseekinghealing)overhimself?

Q:ApersonfromAlDammamwritesinhisquestion:WhenapersonwantstoperformRuqyah
(recitingQur'anandsayingsupplicationsoverthesickseekinghealing)overhisMuslim
brother,herecitesthefollowingsupplication: InthenameofAllahIexorciseyoufromanythingthatmayharm
you.IaskAllah,theGenerous,theLordoftheMightyThronetocureyou. YourEminence,whatshouldaperson
saywhenperformingRuqyah(recitingQur'anandsayingsupplicationsoverthesickseeking
healing)overhimself?MayAllahrewardyouthebest!

A : HeshouldrecitethereportedsupplicationoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim): OLordofthe
people,takeawaytheharmandgranthealing,forYouaretheGreatHealer.ThereisnohealingexceptYourhealing.Inthenameof
Allah,Iexorcisemyselffromeverythingwhichharmsme,fromtheevilofeverysoul,orfromtheenvier'seye.MayAllahcureme!

HeshouldseekprotectionintheperfectwordsofAllahfromtheevilofwhatHecreated. When
theProphet(peacebeuponhim)sufferedanillness,heusedtoprotecthimselfbyrecitinginhishandsthefollowing: Say(O
Muhammad):"HeisAllh,(the)One. Say:"Iseekrefugewith(Allh),theLordofthedaybreak, and Say:"I
seekrefugewith(Allh)theLordofmankind, (thrice)andtowipewiththemhishead,face,andthefrontsideofhisbodythrice.
MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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Anoteconcerningafalsereportcirculatedbysomeignorantpeople

PraisebetoAllah.MayAllah'sBlessingsandPeacebeupontheslaveandMessengerofAllah,
ourProphetMuhammad,anduponhisfamilyandCompanions!

Ihavecomeacrossafalsereportthatisbeingdisseminatedbysomeignorantpeoplewho
havelittleunderstandingofthereligionofAllah.Thetextofthisreportisasfollows:"Inthe
NameofAllah,theMostGracious,theMostMerciful.Peaceandblessingsbeuponthenoblest
ofthemessengers,ourMasterMuhammad(peacebeuponhim),anduponhisfamilyand
Companions!Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: Nodoubt!Verily,theAuliyofAllh[i.e.thosewhobelieveintheOneness
ofAllhandfearAllhmuch(abstainfromallkindsofsinsandevildeedswhichhehasforbidden),andloveAllhmuch(performall
kindsofgooddeedswhichHehasordained)],nofearshallcomeuponthemnorshalltheygrieve. AllahisMostTruthful.

MyMuslimbrother,myMuslimsister.Athirteenyearoldgirlwasinflictedwithhardillness
andthedoctorfailedtotreather.Onenighthersicknessgrewworseandsheweptuntilsleep
overtookher.Inherdream,shesawSayyidahZaynab(mayAllahbepleasedwithher).Sheput
somedropsinhermouth,andwhenshewokeupshewascompletelyhealedfromher
sickness.SayyidahZaynab(mayAllahbepleasedwithher)askedhertowritethisstorythirteen
timesanddistributeittotheMuslimstodemonstratethepoweroftheCreator,mayHebe
Exalted,andhowitismanifestedinHissignsandHiscreation,ExaltedbeHeaboveallthat
theyassociatewithHim.Thegirldidwhatshewasaskedtodo,andthisiswhathappened:

1 Thefirstcopyfellintothehandsofapoorman,whowroteitoutanddistributedit.
Thirteendayslater,theLordwilledthatthispoormanshouldbecomerich.

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2 Thesecondcopyfellintothehandsofaworkerwhoignoredit.Thirteendayslaterhelost
hisjob.

3 Thethirdcopyfellintothehandsofarichman,whorefusedtowriteitout.Thirteendays
later,helostalltherichesthathepossessed.

Hasten,OMuslimbrotherorsister,afterreadingthisstory,tocopyitoutthirteentimesand
distributeittopeople,sothatyoumaygetwhatyouwishforfromtheMostGenerousLord,
mayHebeGlorifiedandExalted.MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsuponourMasterMuhammad
anduponallhisfamilyandCompanions!

WhenIreadthisfalsereport,Ithoughtitisnecessarytopointoutthatthebenefitsandgood
thingsthattheauthorclaimswillcometothosewhocopyanddistributeit,andthebadthings
thatwillhappentothosewhoignoreitanddonotdisseminateitfurther,areallliesand
baseless.Rather,theyarefabricationsoftheliarsandcharlatans.Theywanttodivertthe
MuslimsfromputtingtheirtrustintheirLordalone,withnopartnerorassociate,tobring
thembenefitsandwardoffharm,aswellastakingthepermissiblemeansasprescribedinthe
Shari`ah(Islamiclaw).Theyalsowantthemtoputtheirtrustinsomeoneorsomethingother
thanAllahtobringbenefitsandwardoffharmandtotakefalsemeansthatarenotpermitted
orprescribedintheShari`ah,whichleadthemtobecomeattachedtosomethingotherthan
AllahandtoworshipsomeoneotherthanHim.Undoubtedly,thisisoneoftheplotsofthe
enemiesagainsttheMuslims,whowanttodivertthemawayfromtheirtrueDin(religion)of
Islambyanymeanspossible.TheMuslimsshouldbewareoftheseplotsandnotbedeceived
bythem.TheMuslimshouldpaynoattentiontothisfalsereportandsimilarreportswhich
appearfromtimetotime.Warningshavebeenissuedaboutseveraloftheminthepast.Itis
notpermissibleforaMuslimtocopyoutthisandsimilarreports,ortodistributethemunder
anycircumstances.Rather,doingsoisanevilactionandapersonwhodoesthatiscommitting
asinthereisthefearthathewillbepunishedinthisworldandintheHereafter,becausethis
is

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Bid`ah(innovationinreligion)whoseevilisgreatandwhosepunishmentissevere.

ThisreportisakindofreprehensibleBid`ahandisoneofthemeansthatleadtoShirk
(associatingotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship)andoverestimationofAhlulBayt(members
oftheProphet'sextendedMuslimfamily)andothersamongthedeadcallingupontheminsteadofAllah,
seekingtheirhelp,andthinkingthattheycanbringbenefitorwardoffharmfromthosewho
calluponthemandseektheirhelp.ItisalsoakindoftellingliesaboutAllah.Allah(Glorified
beHe)says: ItisonlythosewhobelievenotintheAyt(proofs,evidence,verses,lessons,signs,revelations,etc.)ofAllh,who
fabricatefalsehood,anditistheywhoareliars. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Hewhoinnovatesthingsin www.ircpk.com
ouraffairsforwhichthereisnovalid(reason)(commitssin)andthesearetoberejected. (AgreeduponbyImamsAl
BukhariandMuslim)

AllMuslimswhoreceivethislettershouldtearitup,destroyit,warnpeopleagainstitandpay
noattentiontoanypromisesorwarningsthatitmaycontain,becausethesearefalsereports
thathavenosoundbasisandnothinggoodorbadwillresultfromit.Buttheonewhoinvents
it,thosewhocopyitoutanddistributeit,andthosewhopromoteitanddisseminateitamong
theMuslimsareallsinful,becauseallofthatcomesundertheheadingofcooperatinginsin
andtransgressionwhichAllahhasforbiddeninHisBook,whereHe(GlorifiedbeHe)says: Help
youoneanotherinAlBirrandAtTaqw(virtue,righteousnessandpiety)butdonothelponeanotherinsinandtransgression.And
fearAllh.Verily,AllhisSevereinpunishment.

WeaskAllahtokeepusandalltheMuslimssafeandsoundfromallevil.AllahisSufficientfor
usandHeisthebesttodealwiththosewhofabricatedthisreportandsimilarreports,and
introducedintothereligionofAllahthingsthathavenothingtodowithit.WeaskAllahto
dealwiththemastheydeserve,fortellingliesaboutAllah,disseminatingfalsehood,calling
peopletothemeansthatleadtoShirkandexaggerationaboutthedeadanddistractingthem
withsomethingthatwillharmthemandwillnotbenefitthem.

SinceritytowardsAllahandHisslavesdemandsthatwepointthisout.MayAllah'sPeaceand
BlessingsbeuponHisslaveandMessenger,ourProphetMuhammad,hisfamilyand
Companions!

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Religiosity

PraisebetoAllah.MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeupontheMessengerofAllah,hisfamily,his
Companions,andthosewhofollowhisguidance!

Abidingbytheproperreligiousbehaviorisaveryimportanttopic.Everybelievingmanandwomanshould
sticktothatinalltimesandhumblyaskAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)toguidehimtothat.

OservantofAllah,keeptogooddeeds,hastenandcontinueindoinggood.Youshouldalsobewareofevil,
turnawayfromitandfromitsmeans.YoushouldaskAllah(ExaltedbeHe)tograntyouhelpandsuccess.

ThisworldlylifeistheabodeofafflictionsandtrialswherepreparationsaremadefortheHereafter.Allah
(ExaltedbeHe)hascreatedcreaturestoworshiphim.HesentthemessengersandrevealedtheBooksto
themandgavethemreason,hearing,andsight,andafflictedthembydevilsofmankindandJinn,and
whims.

ItisWajib(obligatory)tomakeuseofwhatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)hasgiventhembyturningawayfrom
harmfulmattersandafflictionssuchasthetemptersofevilanddevilsamongmankindandJinn.

Thisworldisaworkplaceitisnotanabodeofhappiness.Itistheabodeofdelusion.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)
says, letnotthenthis(worldly)presentlifedeceiveyou,norletthechiefdeceiver(Satan)deceiveyouaboutAllh. The
pleasuresofthisworldlylifearelittleasAllah(ExaltedbeHe)says, Areyoupleasedwiththelifeofthisworldrather
thantheHereafter?ButlittleistheenjoymentofthelifeofthisworldascomparedtotheHereafter.

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ItisWajibupontheMukallaf(personmeetingtheconditionstobeheldlegallyaccountablefortheiractions),
manorwoman,toholdfastandpayattentiontothetruthwhencarryingouttheobligatoryactionsand
abandoningtheprohibitedmattersasthisincreasesthegooddeeds,whichincreasetheIman(faith)and
makeapersonturnawayfromtheharmfulthingsevenifitislawfulorMakruh(reprehensible).

Aslaveshouldstrivetoturnawayfromharmfulthingsandthingsthatmaylethimfallshortorneglecta
deedevenifitislawful.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says, Verily,thosewhosay:"OurLordisAllh(Alone),"andthenthey
standfirm,onthemtheangelswilldescend(atthetimeoftheirdeath)(saying):"Fearnot,norgrieve!Butreceivethegladtidingsof
Paradisewhichyouhavebeenpromised! "Wehavebeenyourfriendsinthelifeofthisworldandare(so)intheHereafter.Therein
youshallhave(all)thatyourinnerselvesdesire,andthereinyoushallhave(all)forwhichyouask. "Anentertainmentfrom(Allh),
i.e.whenyoudieinyourgravesandwhenyouarebroughtbacktolifeasa
theOftForgiving,MostMerciful."
bountyfromAllah(ExaltedbeHe).InSurahAlAhqaf,Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says, Verily,those
whosay:"OurLordis(only)Allh,"andthereafterstandfirmandstraightontheIslmicFaithofMonotheism,onthemshallbeno
fear,norshalltheygrieve. SuchshallbethedwellersofParadise,abidingtherein(forever)arewardforwhattheyusedtodo.
InSurahAlNahl,Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says, Whoeverworksrighteousnesswhethermaleorfemale
whilehe(orshe)isatruebeliever(ofIslmicMonotheism)verily,tohimWewillgiveagoodlife(inthisworldwithrespect,
contentmentandlawfulprovision),andWeshallpaythemcertainlyarewardinproportiontothebestofwhattheyusedtodo(i.e.
ParadiseintheHereafter). HewillleadagoodlifeinthisworldandwillberewardedintheHereafter.Peaceand
blessingsofAllahbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,andhisCompanions.

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TheIdealwaytotheTrueReligiousBehavior

Q:Howcantheyouthaccordingtoyourpointofview,avoidfallingintothetemptationsof
thisageandfollowtherightpath?

A : IntheNameofAllah,theMostGracious,theMostMerciful.AllpraiseisduetoAllah.The
idealwayfortheyouthtofollowtherightpathliesinunderstandingandcallingtotheDin
(religion)ofIslam.TheyhavetoabidebytheStraightPaththroughstudyingandtakingheed
oftheEverGloriousQur'anandthepurifiedSunnah(whateverisreportedfromtheProphet).
Irecommendthattheyaccompanypiousandrighteousscholarswhoareknownfortheir
uprightnesstobenefitfromthemandtheirgoodmorals.Ialsoadvisethemtohastentomarry
piouswives,fortheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: 'Oyoungpeople!Whoeveramongyouisabletomarry,
shouldmarry,formarriagewouldhelphimlowerhisgazeandkeephisvirtuousnessandwhoeverisnotabletomarry,is
recommendedtofast,forfastingwoulddiminishhissexualpower". (AgreeduponbyImamsAlBukhariand
Muslim)ontheauthorityofIbnMas`ud(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim).

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Characteristicsofthescholars

Q:Manystudentsofreligiousknowledgeknowalotofthesupererogatoryactsandtheir
reward,suchasQiyamulLayl(standingforoptionalPrayeratnight),buttheydonotobserve
them.Theyknowbutdonotpracticewhattheyknow.

A:Thegooddeedsthatthetextssupporttheirmeritsareoftwokinds:

Wajib(obligatory):Muslims,whetherscholarsornot,havetopayattentiontothiskindofact
andfearAllahinthisregardtheyhavetokeeponperformingthemlikethefiveobligatory
prayers,

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Zakah(obligatorycharity),andotherobligations.

Mustahab(desirable)suchasQiyamu lLayl,Salatu lDuha(supererogatoryPrayerafter


sunrise)andthelike.

ItisprescribedfortheMu'min(believer),particularlythescholars,tokeenlyobservethese
acts,fortheysetanexample.Ifonesometimesquitstheseacts,thereisnothingwrongwith
this,fortheyareNafilah(supererogatoryactofworship).However,thescholarsandrighteous
peopleshouldtakecareandkeepondoingtheseacts,suchasQiyamulLayl,SalatulDuha
andotherkindsofAlSunanAlRawatib(supererogatoryactsthatwerestressedandregularly
performedbytheProphet)andothergooddeeds.

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RulingonofferingSalahonbehalfofdeadparents

Q:SisterUmmMuhammadfromRiyadhaskswhetheritispermissibletoofferSalah(Prayer)
onbehalfofherdeadparents,andhowtoperformit?Please,advise,mayAllahrewardyou
withthebest!

A : ChildrenarenotobligedtoofferSalahonbehalfoftheirdeadparentsoranyoneelse.Itis
prescribedonlytoaskAllahtoforgivethemandtogivecharityorperformHajjor`Umrah
(lesserpilgrimage)ontheirbehalf.WithregardtoSalah,itisnotpermissibleforanyoneto
performSalahonbehalfofanyoneelse.OneshouldonlyoffertheFuneralPrayeronthedead
Muslimbeforeburyinghim.IftheFuneralPrayerisnotperformedonaMuslimbeforeheis
buried,itisprescribedtoofferitaftertheirburiallessthanamonthafterwards,forthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)offeredSalahonthegraveofUmSa`dibn`Ubadahamonthafterher
burial.

Likewise,theSunnah(supererogatoryactofworshipfollowingtheexampleoftheProphet)of
Tawaf(circumambulationaroundtheKa`bah)istwoRak`ahs(unitsofPrayer)prescribed
afterTawaf.TheonewhoperformsHajjor`UmrahonbehalfofothersshouldperformTawaf
andoffertwoRak`ahsafterit.Thebasicrulingconcerningthispointisthatallactsof`Ibadah
(worship)areTawqifiy(boundbyareligioustextandnotamenabletopersonalopinion),that
nothingistobeprovedexceptwhatisevidencedbytheBookortheSunnah(whateveris
reportedfromtheProphet).MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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RulingonnonMuslimsenteringMasjids

Q:SisterfromAlMadinahAlMunawwarahasks:IsitpermissibletoallowChristians,Jews,or
othernonMuslimstoenterMasjids(mosques)tovisitthem?SomeMuslimcountriesorganize
suchvisitsforsomepeoplewhovisitthem.

A : ThereisnothingwrongwithnonMuslimsenteringtheMasjid,ifitisforalegitimate
Shar`ipurposeorforapermissiblereason,suchaslisteningtolessonsordrinkingwater,and
soon.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)letsomenonMuslimdelegationsstayinhisMasjid,
sothattheycouldseethepeopleprayingandlistentohisrecitationoftheQur'anandhis
sermons.So,theycouldcallthemtoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)fromcloseathand.TheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)tiedupThumamahIbnAthalAlHanafyintheMasjidwhenhewasbroughttohim
asaprisonerofwar.AllahguidedhimandhebecameaMuslim.MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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SwearingbyanyoneoranythingotherthanAllahisnotpermissible

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ItisAllah(MayHebePraised)aloneWhohastheexclusiverighttoswearbywhatHewillsofHiscreatures
orwhateverHewillsofothercreatures.Therefore,itisimpermissibleforanypersontoswearbyanything
otherthanAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe).AllahcommandedHisservantstotakeoathsonlybyHim
(mayHebePraisedandExalted)oranyofHisAttributes.Thisisunlikethepracticeofthedisbelieversin
Jahiliyyah(preIslamictime)whousedtoswearbyothersthanAllah(ExaltedbeHe)suchasAlKa`bah,their
honor,theprophets,theangels,shaykhs,kings,greatpeople,forefathers,swords,oranyotherobjecttaken
asamatterfortakingoathbymanyofthoseignorantofreligiousknowledge.AccordingtotheIjma`
(consensus)ofscholars,itisimpermissibletoswearbythesethings.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
said: HewhoswearsbyanyonebutAllahisapolytheist. He(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid: Verily!Allahforbidsyouto
swearbyyourfathers.Ifonehastotakeanoath,heshouldswearbyAllah. RelatedbyAlBukhari.Accordingtoanotherreport
narratedbyMuslim: Hewhomusttakeanoath,maydosobyswearingintheNameofAllahorheshouldremainsilent.
AccordingtoanotherreportedHadith: Donotswearbyyourfathers,orbyyourmothers,andswearbyAllahonlywhen
TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: "HewhoswearsbyAmanah(trust)isnotoneofus.''
youarespeakingthetruth

IbnMas`ud(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)said:"ToswearbyAllahfalselyisdearertomethanswearingby
otherthanHimtruthfully."TherearemanyHadithsandnarrationsstressingthismeaning.

ItisenjoineduponMuslimstoprotecttheiroathsandabstainfromswearingexceptbyAllahoranyofHis
Attributes.TheyshouldguardthemselvesandavoidswearingbyotherthanAllah(ExaltedbeHe)in
accordancewiththeaforementionedHadiths.

MayAllah(MayHebeGlorifiedandExalted)guideMuslimstoallthatpleasesHim,bestowonthemgood
understandingofthereligion,andprotectusandthemfromdelusivetemptationsandtheevilswithin
ourselvesandfromourmisdeeds.HeistheOneWhoisCapableofdoingso.

MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,andCompanions!

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ItisimpermissibletoneglectimmunitysoastodieinMakkahorMadinah

F r o m`Abdul`AzizBin`AbdullahIbnBaztowhoeverreceivesthisamongtheMuslims,boththepilgrimsand
others.MayAllahguideusalltowhatpleasesHimandtoHisRightPath,amen!

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

ManyaMusliminformedmethatmanypilgrimswhocometothelandofAlHaramainAlSharifain(The
TwoVenerableSanctuaries)exposethemselvestothingsthatcouldcausedeath,seekingtherebytodiein
thelandoftheAlHaramainAlSharifain.Theydothatbyneglectingthemeansofprotectionsuchas
deliberatelystayingoutinthehotsun,exposingthemselvestotraffic,andotherkindsofthreatstolife.

Iadvisemybrotherpilgrimsandotherstobewareofthiscarelessnessandkeepawayfromthecausesof
dangerasmuchaspossible,becauseAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Anddonotkillyourselves(norkill
oneanother).Surely,AllhisMostMercifultoyou. Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays, anddonotthrowyourselvesinto
destruction(bynotspendingyourwealthintheCauseofAllh)

TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: "Hewhokillshimselfwithsomething,willbetormentedwithitontheDayof
Resurrection." TherearemanyAyahsandHadithsstressingthismeaning.

Myaimhereisjusttodrawyourattentionandwarnyouagainstthis.

MayAllahhelpusalltodothatwhichpleasesHimandblessusandallMuslimswithunderstandingHis
religionandmakingussteadfastinadheringtoit.Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(May
Allah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

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Dreamingofsomethingthatapersonhates

Ihadarelativewhodislikedmewhenhewasalive.Heusedtohateandbeatme.Hehas
passedaway,butIhadrecentlysomedisturbingdreamsIseethatmanchasingmeandmy
youngdaughter.Irunawayfromhimandhecannotcatchme.Ihopethatyousuggest
somethingthatgivesmeasenseofrest.

A : ThesedreamsandotherunpleasantdreamscomefromSatan.WhenaMuslimdreamsof
somethinghedislikes,heshouldspitdrylytotheleftsidethreetimesandseekrefugewith
Allah(ExaltedbeHe)fromSatanandfromtheevilofwhathehasseen(threetimes),thenhe
shouldturntotheotherside.Ifhedoesso,thisdreamwillnotharmhim.Moreover,heshould
nottellanyoneaboutit,becausetheProphet(peacebeuponhim)saidintheauthentic
Hadith, GooddreamsarefromAllahandbaddreamsarefromSatan.Ifanyoneofyoudreamsofsomethinghedislikes,lethim
spitdrylytohisleftsidethreetimes,andseekrefugewithAllahfromSatanandfromtheevilofwhathehasseenthreetimes.Then,
heshouldturntohisotherside.Itwillnotharmhim.Heshouldnottellanyoneofwhathehasseen.Butifhesees(adream)thathe
likes,heshouldpraiseAllahandtellotherswhomhelovesaboutit.

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DedicatingtherewardofrecitingtheNobleQurantoothers

Q:InthegreatmonthofRamadan,isitpermissibleformetoreadtheentireQur'anformy
parents,knowingthattheyareilliterateandcannotreadorwrite?Isitpermissibleformeto
readtheentireQur'anforapersonwhoknowshowtoreadandwrite,butIwanttogivethis
khatmahi.e.completingtherecitationofthewholeQur'anonce,tohim?Isitpermissiblefor
metoreadtheentireQur'an[andgrantthereward]formorethanoneperson?

A : ThereisnoreportintheNobleQur'anorintheSunnahoftheMessengerofAllah(peace
beuponhim)orfromhisnobleCompanionsindicatingthepermissibilityofgrantingthe
rewardofreadingtheNobleQur'an(ortherewardthereof)toparentsortoanyoneelse.
Rather,Allah(ExaltedbeHe)hasenjoinedreadingQur'ansothatonemaybenefitfromand
learnitponderoveritsmeaningsandactaccordingly.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: (Thisis)aBook
(theQurn)whichWehavesentdowntoyou,fullofblessings,thattheymayponderoveritsVerses,andthatmenofunderstanding
mayremember. Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays, Verily,thisQurnguidestothatwhichismostjustandright Allah
(mayHebePraised)says, S a y : Itisforthosewhobelieve,aguideandahealing." TheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)said: RecitetheQur'an,forontheDayofResurrectionitwillcomeasanintercessorforthosewhoreciteit. He
(peacebeuponhim)said: OntheDayofResurrection,theQur'anandthosewhoactedaccordingtoitwillbebroughtwith
SurahalBaqaraandAI'Imranprecedingthemastwocloudsortwoshades,ortwoflocksofbirdsinranks,pleadingforthosewho
recitethem.

Indeed,theQur'anwasrevealedtobeacteduponandpondered,tobereadfrequentlyasan
actofworship,

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nottobegiventothedeadortoanyoneelse.Idonotknowofanyreliablebasisforgiving
therewardtoonesparentsoranyoneelse.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Whoeverdoes
anyactionthatisnotinaccordancewiththismatterofourswillhaveitrejected.

Somescholarsareoftheviewthatthisispermissible.Theyarguethatthereisnoreasonwhy
therewardforreadingQur'anandotherrighteousactionscannotbegiventoothers.They
likenthattothecaseofcharityandprayingtoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)forthedeceasedand
others.However,thecorrectviewisthefirstone,becauseofthehadithquotedaboveand
othersimilarreports.Ifgivingtherewardforreadingtoanotherpersonwaspermissibleor
prescribed,therighteoussalafwouldhavedoneit.

Itisnotpermissibletomakeanalogieswithregardtoactsofworship,becausetheycanonly
beprovenbyatextfromtheBookofAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)ortheSunnahofHis
Messenger(peacebeuponhim),becauseoftheHadithquotedaboveandothersimilar
reports.

AsforpayingSadaqah(voluntarycharity)onbehalfofthedeceasedandothers,invokingAllah
(ExaltedbeHe)forthem,performingHajj(pilgrimage)or'Umrah(minorpilgrimage)onbehalf
ofothersbysomeonewhoalreadyperformedthem,andmakingupdaysoffastingonbehalf
ofsomeonewhodiedwithoutcompletingtheobligatoryfasting,thereareauthenticHadiths
reportedfromAllah'sMessenger(peacebeuponhim)provingallsuchactsofworship.
However,Hajjand`Umrahareconfinedtothepersonwhoisdeadordisabledduetooldage
orincurabledisease.MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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RecitingtheQur'anatthetimeofwork

Q:K.Msays,"Iamanemployee,andIrecitetheQur'anduringthetimeofworkwhenIhave
noworktodo.However,mymanagerpreventsmefromdoingthisandsaysthatthistime
shouldbededicatedforworkonly,notforrecitingtheQur'an.Whatistherulingonthis?May
Allahrewardyou!"

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A : Ifyouhavenoworktodo,thereisnothingwrongwithrecitingtheQur`anandpronouncing
Tasbih(saying:''SubhanAllah[GlorybetoAllah]''),Tahlil(saying:"LailahaillaAllah[Thereis
nogodexceptAllah]")andDhikr(RemembranceofAllah),whichisbetterthansilence.
However,ifthiswillinterferewithyourworkactivities,itisimpermissibletodo.Thistime
shouldbeforworkonlyitisimpermissibleforyoutowasteitinthingsthathinderyoufrom
work.

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TherulingonrecitingtheQur'aninthehousewherethereisadog

Q:A.B.fromAlexandriaasks,"WhatistherulingonrecitingtheQur'aninahousewhere
thereisadog?

A : Thereisnothingwrongwiththat.However,itisnecessarytogetthedogoutandnotto
leaveitinthehouseexceptforthreereasons:hunting,andwatchingfieldsandherds.Thisis
becausetheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Whoeverkeepsadogotherthanoneintendedforhuntingor
watchingfieldsorherds,everydaywillloseoutofhisgooddeedswhatisequaltotwoQirats[greatportionofreward]. (Agreed
uponbyAlBukhariandMuslim)AllahistheOnewhobringsuccess!

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RulingofrecitingtheQur'anoverthedeceased,puttingtheMushafontheirabdomen,and
clarifyingtheperiodofofferingcondolences

Q:SisterH.H.H.fromRiyadhasks:WhatistherulingonreadingQur'anoverthedeceasedand
placingtheMushaf(ArabicQur'an)ontheirabdomens?Aretherespecificdaysforoffering
condolences,astheysaythatitisforonlythreedays(afterthedeath)?Please,advise.May
Allahrewardyouwiththebest!

A : ThereisnoSahih(authentic)originforrecitingtheQuranoverthedeceasedoroverthe
grave.ThisisnotMashru`(Islamicallyacceptable)andisinfactaBid`ah(innovationin
religion).ThesameappliestoputtingtheMushafontheabdomenofthedeceasedthereis
nooriginfordoingsoanditisnotMashru`.Rather,scholarsadvisedplacing

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apieceofironoraheavyobjectontheabdomenafterdeathsothatitwillnotswellup.With
regardtoofferingcondolences,therearenospecificdaysfordoingso.Itstartsfromthetime
whenthesoulleavesthebodybeforethefuneralprayerandafterwards.Thereisnotimelimit
setforthatinthepurifiedShari`ah(Islamiclaw).Condolencesmaybeofferedatnightor
duringtheday,athome,onthestreet,intheMasjid(mosque),inthegraveyard,oranywhere
else.MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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ArepeoplewhoreadtheQur'ansilentlywithoutmovingtheirlips

rewardedforthis?

RespectedShaykh,`Abdul`Azizibn`AbdullahibnBaz,mayAllahkeepyousoundandsafe!Assalamu
`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)
Toproceed:

SomepeopleopentheMushaf(Qur'an,theBook)andreadinitwithoutmovingtheirlips.Is
thisregardedasrecitationoftheQur'an,orshoulditberecitedaudiblysoastogainthe
rewardofrecitation?IstheactofjustlookingatthepagesofMushafrewarded?Please
provideuswithyourFatwa(legalopinionissuedbyaqualifiedscholar).MayAllahrewardyou
well.

A : Wa`alaykumassalamwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeupon
youtoo!)

ThereisnoobjectiontolookingattheQur'ansilentlywiththeaimofcontemplationandunderstandingthe
meaning.However,apersonwillnotbeconsideredasareciterandearnrewardforrecitationunlessthey
pronouncethewordstheyarereading.Thisissoeveniftheydonotmakethemaudibleforothersnearby.
TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: RecitetheQur'an,forontheDayofResurrection,itwillcomeasanintercessorfor
itscompanions. (RelatedbyMuslim)

TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)meansby"itscompanions"thepeoplewhoactuponit,asindicatedby
otherHadiths.He(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid: AnyonewhoreadsaletterfromtheBookofAllahwillearnagooddeed
thereby,andagooddeedgetsatenfoldreward.

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(RelatedbyAlTirmidhyandAlDarimythroughauthenticIsnad[chainofnarrators])Accordingly,apersonwillnot
beconsideredasareciterunlesstheyutterthewords,asstipulatedbyscholars.AllahistheGrantorof
success!

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TreatmentofphysicaldiseasesbytheQur'an

Q:SomepersonsfromRiyadhask:CantreatingsicknesswiththeQur'anhealphysical
diseasessuchascancerasitcanhealspiritualdiseasessuchasAl`Ayn(theevileye)orAl
Mass(beingtouchedbyjinn),andthelike?Isthereanyevidenceforthat?MayAllahreward
youthebest!

A : TheQur'anandsupplicationmaybehealingforallillnesses,byAllahsleave.Thereisa
greatdealofevidenceforthat.Forexample,Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: Say:Itisforthosewho
believe,aguideandahealing." Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: AndWesenddownoftheQurnthatwhichisa
healingandamercytothosewhobelieve(inIslmicMonotheismandactonit)

WhentheProphet(peacebeuponhim)wassufferingfromsomeailment,hewouldreciteinto
hishandswhengoingtosleep: Say(OMuhammad ) : "HeisAllh,(the)One. andal
Mu`wadhatayn[i.e.thelasttwoSurahsoftheQur'an],threetimes,eachtimewipingasmuch
ofhisbodyashecould,startingwithhisheadandfaceandchest.Hedidthiseverytimehe
wenttosleepasreportedintheauthenticHadithnarratedfrom`Aishah(mayAllahbepleased
withher).

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listeningtotheNur`AlaAlDarbprogramintheMasjid

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Q:IsitpermissiblethatwelistentoNur`AlaAlDarbprogramintheMasjid(mosque)instead
oftalkingaboutvainmattersandtostopworshipersfromdiscussingworldlyissuesthere?

A : Itisverygoodthatpeoplelistentosuchprogramsasitisverybeneficial.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)hasmade
itavailableforMuslimsthattheycanbenefitfromNur`AlaAlDarbprogram.Thisprogramisregardedas
givingscholarlyepisodesthatbothmenandwomencanavailfromintheirhomesandgatherings.Thus,itis
oneofthegreatgracesofAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andthemosteffectivemeansthroughwhichAllah'sWord
reachespeoplewhiletheyareintheirhomes,cars,planes,oranywhereelse.

Thus,Muslimsshoulddotheirbesttogainthebenefitsofsuchsignificantprograms.Theyhavetopraise
Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)forfacilitatingitforthem.

Inthepast,peopleusedtowalkforlongdistancestogotoMasjids(mosques)toacquireknowledge.
Sometimesamanwouldtravelfromfarcountriestomeetacertainscholartolearnsomethingfromhim.
Thus,Jabiribn`Abdullah(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)traveledtotheLevant(theregioncoveringSyria,Lebanon,
Jordan,andPalestine)whilesomeothercompanionstraveledtoEgyptorYementoobtainknowledgeofonlyone
HadithoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim).BeingamongsttheSahabah(CompanionsoftheProphet)and
thebestoftheSalaf(righteouspredecessors)didnotstopthemfromexertinggreateffortstoacquire
knowledge.

OmaleandfemaleslavesofAllah,thematterismadesomucheasierforyou.Youcanjustlistentothe
radioandacquireknowledgethroughtheconcernedprogramwhileyouareathome!

Thus,IrecommendeverymaleandfemaleMuslimtobenefitfromsuchprogramsanduseittoenquire
aboutthingsthattheydonotknow.

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IaskAllah(ExaltedbeHe)tohelpthosewhoareinchargeofNur`AlaAlDarbprogramtoberightandto
conveytheMessage,Commands,andProhibitionsofAllah(ExaltedbeHe)toMuslimswherevertheyare.
MayAllahmakeiteasyforMuslimsanywheretolistenandbenefitfromthisprogram.Ontheotherhand,
whoeverisconfusedregardinganyoftheaffairsoftheirDin(religion)haveonlytoaskscholarsaboutit
wherevertheyaresothattheyareassuredofthecorrectruling.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: So
askthepeopleoftheReminder,ifyoudonotknow.

Basedonalltheforegoing,itispermissiblethatyoulistentotheprogramofNur`AlaAlDarbintheMasjid.
Youmayalsolisten,intheMasjid,tootherprogramsthatconveyknowledgeprovidedthatyouchoose
suitabletimesthatthepeopleoftheMasjidagreeon.However,ifmusicoranythingelsethatdoesnot
pleaseAllah(ExaltedbeHe)isbroadcastedyouwillhavetoswitchofftheradio.

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Evilintentions

Q:AquestionerfromRiyadhasks:Sometimes,IhavethoughtstocommitaMunkar(that
whichisunacceptableordisapprovedofbyIslamiclawandMuslimsofsoundintellect)or
speakofsomethingbadbutultimatelyImostlydonotperpetratesuchbaddeedsorsaysuch
badwords.AmIconsideredsinfulforthis?Besides,whatismeantbyAllah'ssaying: ToAllh
belongsallthatisintheheavensandallthatisontheearth,andwhetheryoudisclosewhatisinyourownselvesorconcealit,Allh
willcallyoutoaccountforit.

A : Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)abrogatedtheGloriousAyah(Qur'anicverse)whichis
referredtointhequestionbytheonewhichreads: Allhburdensnotapersonbeyondhisscope.Hegets
rewardforthat(good)whichhehasearned,andheispunishedforthat(evil)whichhehasearned.OurLord!Punishusnotifwe
forgetorfallintoerror Moreover,itisrelatedbyMusliminhisSahih(authentic)BookofHadiththat
theProphet(peacebeuponhim)informedthatAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)responded
(totheinvocationmentionedinthepreviousAyah)saying:"Idid."Itisalsoreportedthatthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)said: AllahhasforgivenmyUmmah(nation)theevilthoughtsthatoccurtotheirminds,
aslongassuchthoughtsarenotputintoactionoruttered. (AgreeduponbyImamsAlBukhariandMuslim).

Accordingly,allevilwhispersandintentionsareforgivensolongasapersondoesnotactupon
orspeakofthem.Rather,whenapersondoesnotactuponsuchevilthoughtsorintentions
outoffearingAllah(GlorifiedbeHe),thiswillbecountedasagooddeedforthemas
authenticallyreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)tothateffect.

MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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Theobligationoflettingthebeardgrowandtheprohibitionofcuttingortrimmingit

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AllpraisebetoAllahAlone,andpeaceandblessingsbeuponHisMessenger,andhisfamilyand
Companions.

AnessaybyShaykhMuhammadibn`AliAlSabuny,mayAllahforgivehimandus,waspublishedinAlMadinah
newspaper,dating24/1/1415A.H.,inwhichhesaid:

"Concerningman'sshapeandappearance,apersonshouldcombhishair,trimhisnails,andlookafterhis
beardbynotleavingitdisheveledanddisarranged.Apersonshouldnotthusleavehisbeardtogrowso
longinawaythatfrightenschildrenandscaresmenexaggerationalwaysbringsbadresults.Someyoung
menthinkthatitisHaram(prohibited)totrimthebeardevenbyshorteningitalittle.Theythusgivetheir
beardsfullreinuntiltheyareabouttoreachtheirnavelsandtheylooklikethePeopleoftheCave: Hadyou
lookedatthem,youwouldcertainlyhaveturnedbackfromtheminflight,andwouldcertainlyhavebeenfilledwithaweofthem. "
TheShaykhthenquotedsomenarrationsfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)andIbn`Umar(mayAllahbe
pleasedwiththemboth).

SincetheforegoingopposestheauthenticSunnah(whateverisreportedfromtheProphet)asitpermits
shorteningthebeard,IthinkIhavetodrawpeople'sattentiontothebigmistakestheShaykh(mayAllah
granthimsuccess)madeinhisessay.Infact,whathasbeenquotedabovecontradictstheSunnah(whatever
isreportedfromtheProphet)explicitly,foritisauthenticallyreportedontheauthorityofIbn`Umar(may
Allahbepleasedwiththemboth)thattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Trimcloselythemustache,andletthe
beardgrow (RelatedintheTwoSahih(authentic)BooksofHadith(i.e.AlBukhariandMuslim)andsome
otherBooksofHadith).AnotherwordingforthesameHadithis: Trimcloselythemoustache,andlengthenthebeard
tobecontradictorytoMushriks(thosewhoassociateotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship). Inanothernarrationby
MuslimontheauthorityofAbuHurayrah(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim),theProphet(peacebeuponhim)
said: Trimclosely

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themoustache,andleavethebeard,tobecontradictorytotheMagi.

AlltheforegoingHadithcommandMuslimmalesclearlytoletthebeardgrow,lengthen,andloosenittobecontradictorytothe
MushrikandtheMagi.Sinceobligationistheoriginalindicationthatacommandconveys,itisimpermissibletoviolatesuchobligation
unlessthereisaproofallowingso.However,thereisnoproofforthepermissibilityofcutting,trimming,orshorteningthebeard.On
theotherhand,Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: AndwhatsoevertheMessenger(Muhammad)givesyou,
takeitandwhatsoeverheforbidsyou,abstain(fromit). and: Say:"ObeyAllhandobeytheMessenger,butifyouturnaway,he
(MessengerMuhammad)isonlyresponsibleforthedutyplacedonhim(i.e.toconveyAllhsMessage)andyou
forthatplacedonyou.Ifyouobeyhim,youshallbeontherightguidance.TheMessengersdutyisonlytoconvey(themessage)ina
clearway(i.e.topreachinaplainway)." He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: AndperformAsSalt(IqmatasSalt),and
giveZaktandobeytheMessenger(Muhammad)thatyoumayreceivemercy(fromAllh). Therearemany
otherAyahs(Qur'anicverses)andHadithstothesameeffect.

Inaddition,ProphetMuhammad(peacebeuponhim)said: "MyentireUmmah(nation)willenterJannah(Paradise)exceptthosewho
refuse."Thenitwassaid:"OMessengerofAllah,whowillrefuse?"Hesaid,"WhoeverobeysmewillenterJannah,andwhoever
disobeysmeistheonewhorefuses." (RelatedbyAlBukhariinhisSahihBookofHadith).TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)also
s a i d : WhatIhaveforbiddentoyou,avoiditandwhatIhaveorderedyou[todo],doasmuchofitasyoucan.Itwasonlytheir
excessivequestioningandtheirdisagreeingwiththeirprophetsthatdestroyedthosewhowerebeforeyou. (AgreeduponbyAl
BukhariandMuslim).TherearemanyotherHadithstothesameeffect.

ItisworthmentioningthatShaykhMuhammad,whosefullnameismentionedabove,quotedinsupportofhisviewaHadiththatis
relatedbyAlTirmidhyontheauthorityofAbuHurayrah(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)totheeffectthattheProphet(peacebeupon
him): ...wouldshortenhis

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beardalittlelengthwiseandcrosswise. Nevertheless,thisHadithhasaweakSanad(chainofnarrators)anditisthusnotaSahih
Hadith.HadthisHadithbeenSahih,itwouldhavebeensufficientevidence,butthisisnotthecase.TheconcernedHadithisnotSahih
becauseitsSanadincludes`UmaribnHarunAlBalkhywhoisMatruk(anarratorwhoseHadithtransmissionwasdiscardeddueto
unreliability).

ShaykhAlSabunyalsosupportedhisviewbywhathementionedthatIbn`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwiththemboth)usedtotrim
hisbeardinordertokeepitalwaysatafistsize.ItwassaidthatIbn`UmarusedtodosoduringHajj.However,thisisnotavalid
proof,becauseitisconsideredanIjtihad(juristicefforttoinferexpertlegalrulings)exercisedbyIbn`Umar(mayAllahbepleased
withthemboth)andevidenceisinHadithwhicharenarratedbyhimbutnotinhisIjtihad.

Moreover,leadingscholars(mayAllahbemercifulwiththemall)statedthatapropheticnarrationwhichisauthenticallynarratedbya
narratoramongsttheSahabah(CompanionsoftheProphet)ortheTabi`un(Followers,thegenerationaftertheCompanionsofthe
Prophet)isavalidproofthattakespriorityovertheopinionofthesameSahaby(CompanionoftheProphet)orTabi`y(apersonwho
belongstothegenerationaftertheCompanionsoftheProphet).
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IthushopethatShaykhMuhammad,thewriterofthisessay,willfearAllah(GlorifiedbeHe),repentofwhathewrote,anddeclare
thisopenlyinthesamenewspaperinwhichhereleasedtheconcernedessay.Accordingtopeopleofknowledge,returningtothetruth
isasignofnobility.Peoplehavetoreturntothetruthandthisisbetterforthemthanpersistinginerror.

Finally,IaskAllahtohelpusall,includingtheconcernedShaykhalongwithallMuslims,tohavesoundunderstandingofDin(religion).
IaskAllah(ExaltedbeHe)toprotectusallfromtheevilsofourownselvesandbaddeeds,andtosetrightourheartsandactions.
Verily,Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)istheMostGenerous,theMostBountiful.MaypeaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,his
family,andCompanions!

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TheIslamicrulingonlettingthebeardgrow

Q:Ihavenoticedthattherearedifferentopinionsongrowingthebeard.Whichwayof
growingthebeardconformstoShari`ah(Islamiclaw)andthewayfollowedbytheSalaf
(righteouspredecessors)?

A : ItisauthenticallyreportedthattheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)said, Opposethe
Mushriks(thosewhoassociateotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship):trimcloselythemustachesandletthebeardsgrow.
RelatedbyImamAlBukhariandImamMuslimintheirSahih(authentic)BooksofHadith.Itisalso
relatedbytheotherImams(mayAllahbemercifulwiththem)itis

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aSahihHadiththatisauthenticallyreportedfromtheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)
accordingtothescholars.ThisHadithindicatesthataMu'min(believer)shouldtrimhis
mustache,lethisbeardgrow,andshouldnotcutorshortenit.TheProphet(peacebeupon
him)alsosaid, OpposetheMushriks:trimcloselythemustachesandletthebeardsgrow. RelatedbyImamAlBukhari
inhisSahihBookofHadith.ItisalsonarratedbyAbuHurayrah(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)
thattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Opposethemagi:trimcloselythemustachesandletthebeardsgrow.
RelatedbyImamMusliminhisSahihBookofHadith.

AlltheseHadithsandothersofthesamemeaningindicatethattheMuslimsshouldtrimthe
mustachesandletthebeardsgrow.

TheMuslimsshouldobeyAllahandHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim).Allah(Glorifiedand
ExaltedbeHe)says, Say:"ObeyAllhandobeytheMessenger,butifyouturnaway,he(MessengerMuhammad
)isonlyresponsibleforthedutyplacedonhim(i.e.toconveyAllhsMessage)andyouforthatplacedonyou.Ifyouobey
him,youshallbeontherightguidance.TheMessengersdutyisonlytoconvey(themessage)inaclearway(i.e.topreachinaplain
way)." He(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays, HewhoobeystheMessenger(Muhammad),hasindeed
The
obeyedAllh,buthewhoturnsaway,thenwehavenotsentyou(OMuhammad)asawatcheroverthem.
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)said, "MyentireUmmah(nation)willenterJannah(Paradise)exceptthosewhorefuse."
Itissaid,"OMessengerofAllah,whowouldrefuse?"Hesaid,"WhoeverobeysmewillenterJannah,andwhoeverdisobeysmeisthe
onewhorefuses." RelatedbyImamAlBukhariinhisSahihBookofHadith.

WeshouldobeyAllahandHisMessengerineverything,whetherSalah(Prayer),Zakah,Sawm
(fast),Hajj,Jihad(fightingintheCauseofAllah),PropagationofVirtueandPreventionof

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Vice,growingthebeards,trimmingthemustaches,avoidingIsbal(lengtheningandtrailing
clothingbelowtheankles)andeverythingtoldtousbytheMessengerofAllahoutof
obediencetoordersandrefrainingfromprohibitions.ThisisthewaytoJannah(Paradise)and
happiness.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says, Thesearethelimits(setby)Allh(orordainmentsasregardslawsof
inheritance),andwhosoeverobeysAllhandHisMessenger(Muhammad)willbeadmittedtoGardensunder
whichriversflow(inParadise),toabidetherein,andthatwillbethegreatsuccess. AndwhosoeverdisobeysAllhandHis
Messenger(Muhammad),andtransgressesHislimits,HewillcasthimintotheFire,toabidethereinandheshall
haveadisgracefultorment. He(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays, Say(OMuhammad):"Omankind!
Verily,IamsenttoyouallastheMessengerofAllhtoWhombelongsthedominionoftheheavensandtheearth.LilhaillaHuwa
(nonehastherighttobeworshippedbutHe).ItisHeWhogiveslifeandcausesdeath.SobelieveinAllhandHisMessenger
(Muhammad),theProphetwhocanneitherreadnorwrite(i.e.Muhammad),whobelievesin
AllhandHisWords[(thisQurn),theTaurt(Torah)andtheInjeel(Gospel)andalsoAllhsWord:"Be!"andhewas,i.e.Is
(Jesus)sonofMaryam(Mary),],andfollowhimsothatyoumaybeguided."

Guidance,safety,andsuccesslieinfollowingtheProphet(peacebeuponhim),obeyinghis
ordersandrefrainingfromhisprohibitions.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says, Say(O
Muhammad tomankind):"Ifyou(really)loveAllhthenfollowme(i.e.acceptIslmicMonotheism,followthe
Q u rnandtheSunnah),Allhwillloveyouandforgiveyouyoursins. ThosewholoveAllahandHisMessenger
shouldfollowhim(peacebeuponhim),asfollowinghimandadheringtohisteachingsisthe
onlywaytogainAllah'sloveandforgiveness,enterJannahandbesavedfromHellfire.

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receivingwagesforshavingpeople'sbeardsisHaram

Q:Somehairdressersreceivewagesforshavingpeople'sbeards,whatistherulingonthis?

A:ShavingandtrimmingthebeardisHaram(prohibited).ItisaplainMunkar(thatwhichisunacceptableor
disapprovedofbyIslamiclawandMuslimsofsoundintellect)thataMuslim

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hasneithertodo(forhimself)nortohelpotherstodo.Accordingly,receivingwagesforshavingor
trimmingthebeardisalsoHaramandisregardedasillgottenmoney.Whoeverindulgesinsuchasinhasto
makeTawbah(repentancetoAllah),giveupthisact,andbedeterminednottodoitagain.Iftheperson
wasawareoftheforegoingruling,hehastogiveinSadaqah(voluntarycharity)allthemoneythathe
gainedthroughshavingortrimmingpeople'sbeards.However,ifhewasignorantoftherulingthereisno
blameonhimregardingwhatheearnedinthepastbuthehastoavoiddoingthesameinthefuturefor
Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)saysregardingthosewhoeatupRiba(usury): Sowhosoeverreceivesan
admonitionfromhisLordandstopseatingRib(usury)shallnotbepunishedforthepasthiscaseisforAllh(tojudge)butwhoever
returns[toRib(usury)],sucharethedwellersoftheFiretheywillabidetherein.

Moreover,itisrelatedintheTwoSahih(authentic)BooksofHadith(i.e.AlBukhariandMuslim)onthe
authorityofIbn`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwiththemboth)thattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said:
Trimcloselythemoustache,andletthebeardgrowtobecontradictorytotheMushriks(thosewhoassociatesotherswithAllahinHis
Divinityorworship). ,andaccordingtoanothernarrationintheSahihBookofHadithofAlBukhari,theProphet
(peacebeuponhim)said: Trimcloselythemoustache,andlengthenthebeardtobecontradictorytotheMushriks. In
addition,itisrelatedintheSahihBookofHadithofMuslimontheauthorityofAbuHurayrah(mayAllahbe
pleasedwithhim)thattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Trimcloselythemoustache,andloosenthebeardtobe
contradictorytotheMagi.

ItisthusWajib(obligatory)oneverymaleMuslimtoadheretoAllah'sCommandandlethisbeardgrowand
lengthenit.Hehasalsototrimcloselythemoustache.Apersonshouldnotbemisledbythehugenumbers
ofpeoplewhocontradictsuchCommandanddisobeytheirLordvillainously.

IaskAllahtoguideMuslimstoallthatpleasesHim,andtohelpthemtoobeyHimandHisMessenger.Iask
Him(ExaltedbeHe)tograntwhomeveropposesHisandHisProphet'scommandssincereTawbah,tohelp
themtohastentoobeyHimandactuponHisandHisProphet'scommands.Verily,AllahistheAllHearer,
theEverNear.

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Therulingonshavingallorpartofthebeardanddyingitinblack

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Q:SomefellowMuslimscompletelyshavetheirbeardswhileothersleaveonlythepartonthe
chinordyeitinblack.However,theyallclaimthatneithertheQur'annortheSunnah
(whateverreportedfromtheProphet)prohibitsshavingthebeardordyingitblack,andthat
thishasnotbeenauthenticallyproven.Itshouldbeknownthatsomeamongstthemshave
anddyetheirbeardsbecausetheythinktheyhavetherightontheirsideaccordingtotheir
claims.WehopethatyourEminencewillprovideuswithaconclusiveandsatisfactoryreplyto
thisissue.Respectfullyyoursons:B.H.A,M.`A.S,and`A.S.M

A : Wa`alaykumAssalamuwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,and
Blessingsbeuponyou!)

ItisauthenticallyreportedintheTwoSahih(authentic)BooksofHadith(i.e.AlBukhariand
Muslim)fromtheHadithofIbn`Umar(mayAllahbepleasedwithbothofthem)thattheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)stated: OpposetheMushriks(thoseassociatingothersinworshipwithAllah):trimthemustacheand
letthebeardgrow. Accordingtoanothernarrationby AlBukhari: Trimthemustache,lengthenthebeard,andbe
differentfromtheMushriks .Moreover,itisrelatedbyMusliminhisSahih(authenticbookofHadith)on
theauthorityofAbuHurayrah(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)thattheProphet(peacebeupon
him)stated: Trimthemustache,lengthenthebeard,andbedifferentfromthemagi. ItisalsorelatedbyMuslimthat
theProphet(peacebeuponhim)stated: Changethewhitenessofthehairandavoidtheblack(color).

ItisrelatedintheSunan(Hadithcompilationsclassifiedbyjurisprudentialthemes)onthe
authorityofIbn`Abbas(mayAllahbepleasedwithbothofthem)thattheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)said: Therewillbeapeopleattheendoftimewhowilldyetheirhairblacklikethecropsofpigeonstheywillnot
smellthefragranceofJannah(Paradise) RelatedbyAbuDawudandAlNasa'i.Thisimpliesaseverethreat
indicatingthatthisactisoneofthemajorsins.

WeaskAllahtoprotectusfromthecausesofHisWrathandfromfollowingSatanandevil
desires.

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Isitpermissibletoshavethebeardforapersonwhofearstrialthereof?

Q:Isitpermissibleforamantoshavehisbeard,ifitmayexposehimtotrial?

A : Thisisnotpermissible.However,heshouldfearAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andavoidwhatever
bringsaboutharm.Beardedmenarebeingattackedbecausetheyexceedproperlimitsand
showaggression.Noonewillattackhim,ifhefollowstheRightPath,invitespeopletoAllah,
anddirectsthemtorighteousnessorobservehisactions,andobserveSalahwithoutattacking
others.InEgyptandothercountries,theyonlyarrestthosewhoassassinateandtrytobeatthe
authorities.

Itisobligatoryuponeachbelievertoavoidtrials.HeshouldfearAllah(ExaltedbeHe),lethis
beardgrow,observeSalah,andadvisehisfellowbrotherswithgoodwordsandrefined
manners.Heshouldnotattack,beat,insult,orcursepeople.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbe
He)says, Invite(mankind,OMuhammad)totheWayofyourLord(i.e.Islm)withwisdom(i.e.withthe
DivineRevelationandtheQurn)andfairpreaching,andarguewiththeminawaythatisbetter. Allah(Glorifiedand
ExaltedbeHe)alsosays: AndbytheMercyofAllh,youdealtwiththemgently.Andhadyoubeensevereandharsh
hearted,theywouldhavebrokenawayfromaboutyou WhenAllah(ExaltedbeHe)sentMusa(Moses)and
Harun(Aaron)toPharaoh,Hetoldthem: "Andspeaktohimmildly,perhapshemayacceptadmonitionorfear
(Allh)." TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)

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said, "Kindnessisnottobefoundinanythingbutbeautifiesitanditisnotwithdrawnfromanythingbutdefectsit" Kindness,


patience,andwisdomshouldprevailespeciallyinthesedaysapartfromviolence.

ThisisbecausemostpeopleareignorantandpreferthisworldlylifetotheHereafter.Thus,
patienceandkindnessarenecessaryuntilthemessagereachesthem.MayAllahguide
everyone!

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Rulingonshavingthebeardforonewhoworksinthearmy

Q:IamworkinginthearmyandalwaysshavemybeardunwillinglyisthisHaram
(prohibited)?

A : Itisnotpermissibletoshavethebeard,fortheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)
orderedustoletitgrowinmanySahih(authentic)Hadiths.He(peacebeuponhim)saidthat
growingthebeardentailscontradictingtheMagiandMushriks(thosewhoassociateothers
withAllahinHisDivinityorworship).TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)hadabushybeard.It
isobligatoryuponMuslimstoobeytheProphetandimitatehismoralsanddeeds.Allah
(GlorifiedbeHe)says: IndeedintheMessengerofAllh(Muhammad)youhaveagoodexampleto
follow Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: AndwhatsoevertheMessenger(Muhammad
)givesyou,takeitandwhatsoeverheforbidsyou,abstain(fromit). Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)also
says: AndletthosewhoopposetheMessengers(Muhammad)commandment(i.e.hisSunnahlegalways,
orders,actsofworship,statements)(amongthesects)beware,lestsomeFitnah(disbelief,trials,afflictions,earthquakes,killing,
overpoweredbyatyrant)shouldbefallthemorapainfultormentbeinflictedonthem.

ImitatingtheKafirs(disbelievers/nonMuslims)isoneofthegreatestabominableacts,which
leadstobeinggatheredwiththemontheDayofresurrection,onaccountoftheProphet's
saying: Hewhoimitatesanypeopleisoneofthem. Ifyou

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workinaplacewhereyouareobligedtoshaveyourbeard,youshouldnotobeythem,forthe
Messenger(peacebeuponhim)said: ThereisnoobediencetoacreatureindisobediencetotheCreator. Ifthey
forceyoutoshaveyourbeard,youshouldquitthisworkwhichcallsyoutodowhatdispleases
Allah.Themeansoflivelihoodarenumerous,praisebetoAllah.Ifanyonegivesupsomething
forthesakeofAllah,Hewillcompensatethemwithsomethingbetter.

MayAllahgrantyousuccess,makematterseasyforyouandhelpusallremainsteadfasttohis
Religion!

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RulingonobeyingfatherwithregardtoshavingthebeardandjoiningsomegroupsinDa`wah

From'Abdul'AzizBin'AbdullahIbnBaz

toourthehonorablebrotherM.H.B.`A

MayAllahgranthimsuccess!

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbe
uponyou!)

Ihavereadyourletterwhichincludes

twoquestions:

Thefirstisabouttherulingonshavingyourbeardtoobeyyourfather.Theotherisaboutthe
rulingonjoiningsomegroupsthatmakeDa`wah(callingtoIslam).

Inreplytoyourfirstquestion,

itisnotpermissibleforyoutoshaveyourbeardtoobeyyourfather.Rather,youshouldletit
growandactuponthesayingoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim): Trimcloselythemustache,letthe
beardgrow,andbedifferentfromtheMushriks(thosewhoassociateotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship). TheProphet
(mayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponhim)alsosays: Submissionisobligatoryonlyinwhatisgood(and
reasonable).

LettingthebeardgrowisWajib(obligatory)andisnotsupererogatoryactaccordingtothe
terminologyofFiqh(Islamicjurisprudence),fortheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)ordered
thisandthebasicrulingconcerningorderisthatitnecessitatesobligationandthereisno
reliableevidence

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thatchangestheruling.

Withregardtothesecondquestion,thereisnothingwrongwithengagingintheDa`wah,
whethertimeissetforcertaindaysormonths,accordingtotheabilityoftheDu`ah(callersto
Islam)providedthattheyhaveinsightandknowledgeofthetrue`Aqidah(creed)andthe
rulingsofthepurifiedShari`ah(Islamiclaw),sincesettingtimehelpsthemprepareforthat
missionbytheneededsupply.TheProphetalso(peacebeuponhim)usedtosendDu`ahto
undertakethemissionofcallingpeopletotheWayofAllah.

MayAllahguideyoutowhatisgoodandsupportyouindoingit!

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh

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CondemningtheAlBiladNewspaperinterviewwiththemanhavingthelongestmustachein
theworld

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PraisebetoAllah,theLordoftheWorlds.Nocombatshallbethereexceptagainsttheoppressors.May
peaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammadanduponhisfamilyandCompanions.

ThepieceofnewspublishedbyAlBiladNewspaper[issueno:10355/Friday12/5/1413A.H.]entitled'An
interviewwiththemanwiththelongestmustacheintheworld'hasbeenreadtome.

Itdispleasedmemuch,foritincludesMunkar(thatwhichisunacceptableordisapprovedofbyIslamiclaw
andMuslimsofsoundintellect)andcallingtocorruption,temptation,andpropagatingwhatcontradictsthe
guidanceoftheMessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim).Really,hisguidance(peacebeuponhim)isthe
mostperfectguidance.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)orderstofollowwhattheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)
ordersandtoeschewwhathe(peacebeuponhim)forbids.Allah(mayHebePraised)says: Andwhatsoever
theMessenger(Muhammad)givesyou,takeitandwhatsoeverheforbidsyou,abstain(fromit).

Allah'sMessenger(peacebeuponhim)orderedtoletthebeardgrowandtrimcloselythemustache.Indeed,
thisisbetter.

Asforgrowinglongmustaches,thisisimpermissible,becausethiscontradictsthesayingoftheProphet
(peacebeuponhim): TrimcloselythemustacheandletthebeardgrowtobedistinguishedfromtheMushriks(thosewho
associateotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship) (AgreeduponbyImamsAlBukhariandMuslim)TheProphet
(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid: Trimcloselythemustache,andgrowbeard,andthusactagainstthemagi(fireworshippers).
RelatedbyMusliminhisSahihbook.TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)says: Whoeverdoesnottrimhismustacheis
notoneofus(theMuslims). RelatedbyAlNasa'iywithanauthenticchainofnarration

AlltheseauthenticHadithsbearsevereadmonitionandcertainwarning.Thismakesitobligatoryupon
MuslimstobewareofwhatAllah(mayHebePraised)andHisMessengerprohibitedandtohastentoabide
bywhatAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim)ordered.

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Thus,welearnthatlettingmustachesgrowlongisasinandanactofdisobedience.Likewise,shavingone's
beardandtrimmingitcloselyisasinandanactofdisobediencethatdecreasesandweakensone'sfaithand
thatmayentailAllah'sAngerandRetaliation.

ItisclearthatgrowingmustachesandshavingthebeardsisanactofcopyingthebehavioroftheMagiand
disbelievers.Yet,itisknownthatcopyingthemisMunkarandimpermissible,becausetheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)said: Hewhocopiesanypeopleisoneofthem.

ThearticlealsoimpliesanothergreatMunkar(thatwhichisunacceptableordisapprovedofbyIslamiclaw
andMuslimsofsoundintellect)i.e.thecalltopropagatingcorruption,temptationwithwomen,and
endearingthemeansofcommittingadultery.ThisisagreatMunkarcontradictingtheproofsofShari`ah
(Islamiclaw)derivedfromtheBookandSunnah.Thus,aMuslimshouldbewareofandcondemnsuch
wickedpropagationsandwarnone'sbrothersagainstthem.ThisisaccordingtoAllah's(Glorifiedand
ExaltedbeHe)saying: HelpyouoneanotherinAlBirrandAtTaqw(virtue,righteousnessandpiety)butdonothelpone
anotherinsinandtransgression.AndfearAllh.Verily,AllhisSevereinpunishment. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
alsosaid, Religionisbasedonadvisingoneanother.Uponthiswesaid:Forwhom?Hereplied:ForAllah,HisBook,HisMessenger
andfortheleadersandthegeneralMuslims. RelatedbyMusliminhisSahihbook.

Byholdingthisinterview,thenewspapercommitsagravesin.ThoseresponsibleforitshouldturntoAllah
(ExaltedbeHe)inrepentanceandbewareofpublishinganyarticlethatgoesagainsttheShari`ahofAllah.

ItisobligatoryupontheofficialsoftheMinistryofInformationtobestrictinthisregard,preventthepress
frompublishingthingslikethis,andpunishwhoeverbreaksthelaw.MayAllahguideusallandgrantus
success!

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RulingonGhibahifthefailingisintheonebeingbackbitten

Q:SomepeopleMayAllahguidethemdonotregardGhibah(backbiting)areprehensible
actorHaram(prohibited).SomeclaimthatitisnotHaramtobackbitesomeoneifthefailing
theymentionisfoundinhim,neglectingtheHadithsoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim).I
hopeYourEminencecouldpointthisout,MayAllahrewardyouwiththebest!

A : GhibahisHaramandoneofthemajorsins,whetherthefailingisfoundinthepersonbeing
backbittenornot,foritwasauthenticallyreportedthat WhentheProphet(peacebeuponhim)wasasked
aboutGhibah,hesaid,"Ghibahimpliesyourtalkingaboutyourbrotherinamannerthathedislikes."Itissaidtohim,"WhatifI
actuallyfind(thatfailing)inmybrother,whichImadeamentionof?"Hesaid,"Ifit(thatfailing)isactuallyfound(inhim),itwillbe
Ghibahotherwiseitwillbeslandering."

ItisauthenticallyreportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)sawonthenightofIsra'(NightJourney)peoplewhohadcopper
fingernailswithwhichtheyscratchtheirfacesandchests.Heinquiredaboutthem,andhewastoldthattheyarepeoplewhobackbite
othersandspeakillabouttheirhonor. Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says: Oyouwhobelieve!Avoidmuchsuspicionindeed
somesuspicionsaresins.Andspynot,neitherbackbiteoneanother.Wouldoneofyouliketoeatthefleshofhisdeadbrother?You
wouldhateit(sohatebackbiting).AndfearAllh.Verily,AllhistheOneWhoforgivesandacceptsrepentance,MostMerciful.

EachmaleorfemaleMuslimshouldbewareofGhibahandrecommendeachothertoquitit,in
ordertoobeyAllah(GlorifiedbeHe)andHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim)andtobekeen
oncoveringthefaultsofothersandshouldnotspeakilloftheirhonor,forGhibahsows
dissention,enmityamongthesocietyandindividuals.MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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Gatheringsofbackbitingandslander

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IamagirlandIhatebackbitingandtalebearing.SometimesIfindmyselfamidstagroupof
peopletalkingaboutpeopleandengageinbackbitingandtalebearing.Iloatheanddetest
thisbutIamextremelyshyandthereforeIcannottellthemnottodothat,andthereisno
placewhereIcankeepawayfromthem.AllahknowsthatIwishthattheywouldtalkabout
somethingelse.Isthereanysinonmeforsittingwiththem?WhatshouldIdo?MayAllah
guideyoutowhatbenefitsIslamandMuslims!

A : Youaretoblameinthatcaseunlessyouspeakoutagainstthisevilactionandthenifthey
acceptthatfromyou,praisebetoAllahotherwiseyoumustleavethemandshouldnotsit
withthem.Allah(glorybetoHim)says: Andwhenyou(Muhammad)seethosewhoengageina
falseconversationaboutOurVerses(oftheQurn)bymockingatthem,stayawayfromthemtilltheyturntoanothertopic.Andif
Shaitn(Satan)causesyoutoforget,thenaftertheremembrancesitnotyouinthecompanyofthosepeoplewhoaretheZlimn
(polytheistsandwrongdoers). AndithasalreadybeenrevealedtoyouintheBook(thisQurn)thatwhenyouheartheVersesof
Allhbeingdeniedandmockedat,thensitnotwiththem,untiltheyengageinatalkotherthanthat(butifyoustayedwiththem)
certainlyinthatcaseyouwouldbelikethem. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, Whoeveramongyousees
somethingabominableshouldrectifyitwithhishandandifhehasnotstrengthenoughtodoit,thenheshoulddoitwithhistongue
andifhehasnotstrengthenoughtodoit,(even)thenheshould(abhorit)fromhisheart,andthatistheleastoffaith. (Related
byImamMusliminhisSahih)

TherearemanyAyahs(Qur'anicVerses)andHadithstressingthismeaning.AllahistheOne
Whobringssuccess.

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TheJinnpossessinghumanbeingsisawitnessedreality

Q:S.H.fromMakkahAlMukarramahsays:canhumansbepossessedbytheJinn(creatures
createdfromfire)?Please,substantiatetheanswerwithproofsandgivetherulingonthose
whodonotbelieveinthis.MayAllahrewardyou!

A : IntheNameofAllahandpraiseisduetoAllah.TheJinn'senteringhumanbeingsisknown
andpossible.ThereisalotofevidencefromboththeBookofAllahandtheSunnahofthe
Prophet(peacebeuponhim),suchasAllah'sStatement, ThosewhoeatRib(usury)willnotstand(onthe
DayofResurrection)exceptlikethestandingofapersonbeatenbyShaitn(Satan)leadinghimtoinsanity. Allah(Glorified
andExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Therefore,remind(mankindofIslmicMonotheism,OMuhammad).
BytheGraceofAllh,youareneitherasoothsayer,noramadman.

Allah(glorybetohim)clarifiedinthisAyah(Qur'anicVerse)thatHisProphet(peacebeupon
him)isneitherasoothsayernoramadman

whichindicatesthatsoothsayingandmadnessarerealandthattheProphet(peacebeupon
him)isfreefromthem.TherearemanyAyahswhichconfirmthismeaning.

Similarly,therearemanyHadithsoftheProphet,suchasthestoryofthewomanwho
complainedtotheProphet(peacebeuponhim)ofepilepsyandaskedhimtosupplicateAllah
forher.He(peacebeuponhim)saidtoher, ItisforyoutoshowenduranceandyoushallenterParadise,(or)ifyou
will,IsupplicateAllahforyou(thatHemaycureyou)?Shesaid:But,Imaybecomeuncovered,sosupplicateAllahthatImaynot
becomenaked,sohe(maypeaceandblessingsbeuponhim)supplicatedforher. Also,amongtheseevidenceisthe
SayingoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim), Satancirculatesinthehumanbodyasblooddoes. (Agreed
uponbyImamsAlBukhariandMuslim)

Itisknownthatitisnotpermissibletodenytheinhabitationofjinnofhumanbodiesasthis
contradictsrealityandevidenceofShari`ah(IslamicLaw).However,therearepeoplewho
may

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sufferfromepilepsywithoutthepresenceofjinnbutowingtomentaldiseasesorother
illnesses.Theyorotherpeoplemaythinkthatsuchapersonismadalthoughheisnotso.This
waspointedoutbythegreatscholarIbnAlQayyim(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim).Moreover,we
haveseensomepeoplewhowereaffectedwithmentaldiseasesandthentheyweretreated
withcauterizationandhealed.Therearemanycaseslikethis.

WeimploreAllahtograntussafetyofthis.

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GettingridofObsessions

Q:Somepersonssuffersomebadideasthattheyarenotabletostopsuchasthemannerof
AllahandHisAttributes(MayHebeExalted)totheextentthatonehasvisualizations,
illusions,fantasies,andperplexedthoughts.Pleasetellushowweshouldgetridofsuch
obsessions.MayAllahrewardyouthebest!

A:InthenameofAllah.PraisebetoAllah.

TheProphet(Peacebeuponhim)saidthatSatankeepsonwhisperingtomantillhewhispersevilthoughtstohimsayingthisis
Allah,Whohascreatedeverythingbutwho,then,createdAllah?"Thus,ifanyonefacesthat,letonesay,"IbelieveinAllahandHis
Messengers,"andwardoffsuchthoughts.

IfonehasanysatanicideasregardingAllah(ExaltedbeHe),lethimsay:"IbelieveinAllah
andHisMessengers.IseekrefugewithAllahfromSatan,theoutcast."Onemustwardoffsuch
thoughts.Eventhepersonmuststriveagainstsuchthoughts.Then,hemustnotdelveinto
suchmatters.

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Du`a'forgettingridofthedevil'sinsinuations

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Q:WhataretheDu`a's(supplication)thatshouldberecitedtogetridofsatanicinsinuations?

A : OnecansupplicateAllahbywhateverDu`a'sthatAllahmayhelpthemtosay.Forexample,
onecansay,"O,Allah!IseekrefugeinYoufromSatan.OAllah!ProtectmefromSatan.O
Allah!keepmesafefromSatan.OAllah!HelpmerememberYou,thankYou,andperfectmy
`Ibadah(worship)forYou.OAllah!ProtectmefromthetrapsofSatan."Apersonshouldalso
increaseDhikr(RemembranceofAllah),recitationoftheQuranandseekrefugeinAllahfrom
theaccursedSatan,evenwhileofferingSalah(prayer).

IfthisoccursduringtheactofofferingSalah,apersonshouldspitdrylytohisleftsidethree
timesandseekrefugeinAllahfromSatanthreetimes.Itisauthenticallyreportedfrom the
MessengerofAllah(peacebeuponhim)that`UthmanibnAbul`As(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)complainedtohimaboutthe
insinuatingthoughtsthatdistractedhimduringSalah,soheorderedhimtospitdrylytohisleftsidethreetimesandseekrefugein
AllahfromSatanwhileengagedinSalah.HedidsoandAllahridhimofthis.

Hence,wheneveraMu'min(believer)suffersfromsuchinsinuations,theyshouldearnestly
beseechAllahforsafetyandconstantlyseekrefugeinHimfromSatan.Inaddition,they
shouldstrivetoresistSatanandshouldnotobeyhimwhetherduringSalahoranyothertime.
WheneverapersonperformsWudu'(ablution),theyshouldbesurethatitisperformedwell
andthenshouldnotrepeatit.ThesameadviceshouldbefollowedinSalahandTakbir
(saying:"AllahuAkbar[AllahistheGreatest]").Bydoingso,weopposeandcombatAllahs
enemyi.e.Satan.WeshouldnotsurrendertotheinsinuationsofSatanbutratherwilldoour
besttoseekrefugewithAllahfromthemandbestronginourfightagainstAllah'senemyso
thatwearenotdefeatedinit.

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ThebesttimesforDu`a'tobeanswered

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Q:WhatistheDu`a'(supplication)thatIcansaythatwillbeanswered?Isitpermissibleto
supplicateformarriageandsuchthingsintheSujud(Prostration)inanobligatorySalah
(Prayer)?WhatarethebesttimesforaMuslimtoreciteDu`a'?

A : AllahhasprescribedDu`a'forHisServants.He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says, Andyour
Lordsaid: InvokeMe,[i.e.believeinMyOneness(IslmicMonotheism)andaskMeforanything]Iwillrespondtoyour(invocation).
He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays, AndwhenMyslavesaskyou(OMuhammad)
concerningMe,then(answerthem),Iamindeednear(tothembyMyKnowledge).Irespondtotheinvocationsofthesupplicantwhen
hecallsonMe(withoutanymediatororintercessor). SujudisasuitablestatusforrespondingDu`a',whether
inobligatoryorsupererogatorySalah.ThemostsuitabletimesforrecitingDu`a'aretheend
ofthenightthemiddleofthenightwhileperformingSujud,whetherinobligatoryor
supererogatorySalahattheendofSalah,afterTashahhud(arecitationinthesittingposition
inthelastunitofPrayer)andinvokingpeaceupontheProphet(peacebeuponhim),and
beforeTaslim(salutationofpeaceendingthePrayer)onFridaywhentheKhatib(preacher)
sitsontheMinbar(pulpit)untiltheendoftheJumu`ah(Friday)Prayer,andafterthe`Asr
(Afternoon)Prayeruntilsunset.

ApersonwhowantstosupplicatetoAllahshouldseekthosetimes.Theintervalbetween
Adhan(calltoPrayer)andIqamah(calltostartthePrayer)isalsoatimewhenDu`a'is
answered.Themostimportantofthesetimesistheendofthenight,accordingtothesaying
oftheProphet(peacebeuponhim), OurLorddescendseverynighttotheEarthsskywhenthelastthirdofthenight
begins.Hesays:"IsthereanysupplicantforMetoanswerthem?IsthereanyseekerofMyFavorsothatIwillgivethem?Isthereany
seekerofforgivenesssothatIwillforgivethem?" Inanothernarration,Hesays, "Isthereanyinvocatortoanswertheir
invocation?Isthereanyaskertogivethemwhattheyareaskingfor?IsthereanyrepentanttoaccepttheirTawbah(repentanceto
Allah)?"Hekeepssayingthisuntilthedawnemerges.

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ThisisagreattimeforaMu'min(believer)toperformTahajjud(optionallatenightPrayer),
reciteDu`a'andIstighfar(seekingforgivenessfromAllah).ThisdivinedescentbefitsAllah
(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe),unlikethedescentofHiscreatures.He(GlorifiedbeHe)
descendsinawaythatbefitsHisMajesty,whosemethodisknownonlybyHim(Glorifiedand
ExaltedbeHe).HedoesnotresembleanyofHiscreaturesinanyofHisAttributes,suchas
Istiwa'(Allah'srisingovertheThroneinamannerthatbefitsHim),Mercy,Anger,Contentand
suchtraits,accordingtoAllah'ssaying, ThereisnothinglikeHimandHeistheAllHearer,theAllSeer. He
(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays, TheMostGracious(Allh)roseover(Istaw)the(Mighty)Throne(inamannerthatsuitsHis
Majesty). Istiwa'isinamannerthatbefitsHisMajesty(GlorifiedbeHe).Itmeansrisingover
the`Arsh(AllahsThrone)inamannerthatbefitsAllahanddoesnotresembleanyofHis
creatures,andwhosemethodisknownbyAllahonly,accordingtoHisSaying, Thereisnothinglike
HimandHeistheAllHearer,theAllSeer. UmmSalamah(mayAllahbepleasedwithher)said, Istiwa'is
knownitsmethodisbeyondunderstandingadmittingitispartofIman(faith)anddenyingitisaformofKufr(disbelief).

WhenRabi`ahibnAbu`AbdulRahman,theShaykhofImamMalikwhowasoneoftheTabi`un(Followers,
thegenerationaftertheCompanionsoftheProphet),wasaskedaboutthis,hesaid,"Istiwa'is
notunknownitsmannerisbeyondunderstandingAllahhassenttheMessagetheMessenger
conveyedittousandwehavetobelieveit."

WhenImamMalik(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim),theImamofMadinahinthesecondHijri
century,wasaskedaboutIstiwa',hesaid,"Istiwa'isknownitsmannerisunknownbelieving
initisWajib(obligatory)andinquiringaboutitisaBid`ah(innovationinreligion)."Hethen
toldthepersonwhoasked,

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"Icanseethatyouareanevilman."Heorderedtohavehimdismissedfromhishouse.

ThestatementsofImamMalik,UmmSalamahandRabi`ah(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem)arethe
opinionofallAhlulSunnahwalJama`ah(thoseadheringtotheSunnahandtheMuslimmain
body)theysaythatAllah'sNamesandAttributesshouldbeascribedtoAllahinamannerthat
befitsHim(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe).

Believinginthisisamust,whileitsmethodisknownbyAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)
alone.ThatiswhyAllah(GlorifiedbeHe)says, "AndthereisnonecoequalorcomparableuntoHim." He
(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays, ThereisnothinglikeHimandHeistheAllHearer,theAllSeer. He(GlorifiedbeHe)
alsosays, SoputnotforwardsimilitudesforAllh(asthereisnothingsimilartoHim,norHeresemblesanything).Truly!Allh www.ircpk.com
Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)getsangrywiththosewhodisobeyHimand
knowsandyouknownot.
disbelieveinHim,andissatisfiedwiththosewhoobeyHim.HelovesHissupporters,and
hatesHisenemies.Love,hatred,satisfactionandangerareallamongHisAttributesthatare
ascribedtoHiminawaythatbefitsHisMajesty.ThisistheopinionofAhlulSunnahwal
Jama`ahweshouldsticktothisopinionandrefutethecontraryviews.

AmongtheindicationonrecitingDu`a'duringSujudisthesayingoftheMessengerofAllah
(peacebeuponhim), SofarasRuku`isconcerned,extolinittheGreatandGloriousLord,andwhileprostratingyourselves
beearnestinsupplication,foritisfittingthatyoursupplicationsshouldbeanswered. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)
alsosaid, TheclosestaServantcomestotheirLordisduringSujud,soreciteDu`a'(inthisstate). (RelatedbyMuslimin
hisSahih(authentic)BookofHadith)

ThereisnoharminawomanaskingforarighteoushusbandduringSujudorattheendofthe
night,oramanaskingforarighteouswifeor

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lawfulsustenance.

Marriageisaformof`Ibadah(worship)thatachievestheinterestofmenandwomen.This
alsoappliestotherestofpersonalneedsabelievercansupplicatetoAllah,saying:OAllah!
SparemebyYourGracetheneedofothersOAllah!SparemeaskingthepeopleO,Allah!
Grantmeblessedoffspring,andthelike.

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Thetestimonyofman'sorgansagainsthimontheDayofResurrection

Q:ThisquestionwassentbysoandsofromAlKharj.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: And
(remember)theDaythattheenemiesofAllhwillbegatheredtotheFire,thentheywillbedriven[(totheFire),formeronesbeing
withheldtilltheirlateroneswilljointhem]. Till,whentheyreachit(Hellfire),theirhearing(ears)andtheireyes,andtheirskins
willtestifyagainstthemastowhattheyusedtodo. WeunderstandfromthewordingoftheAyah(Qur'anic
verse)thattheorgansmentionedabovewillspeakandtellwhattheyhavedone.Canwesay
byanalogythattheprivatepartswilltalkandtellwhatmandidofadulteryorsodomy?There
aresomeadmonisherstothecauseofAllahwhoholdthisviewpoint.Isthisasound
viewpoint?Whatisyouradviceforadmonisherswithregardstointerpretingthemeaningof
theQur'an?MayAllahrewardyouwell!

A : IntheNameofAllah,allpraisebetoAllahalone!Allthesemattersandtheirlikesare
Tawqifiy(boundbyareligioustextandnotamenabletopersonalopinion).Mindhasnothing
todowiththesematters.Nooneisallowedtoconfirmanyofthesemattersexceptwhatis
mentionedintheQur'anortheauthenticSunnah.Thereisnotext,accordingtoour
knowledge,thatprovesthattheprivatepartswilltestifyagainstmanofwhathasbeendone
throughthem.Allah(mayHebePraised)tellsusintheQur'anthattheirhearing(ears),eyes,
skins,tongues,hands,andlegswilltestifyagainstthem.Therefore,nooneisallowedtoadd
anyotherorganexceptwithatextfromtheQur'anortheSunnah.Allah(mayHebePraised)
says: Say(OMuhammad):"(But)thethingsthatmyLordhasindeedforbiddenareAlFawhish(greatevilsins
andeverykindofunlawfulsexualintercourse)whethercommittedopenlyorsecretly,sins(ofallkinds),unrighteousoppression,
joiningpartners(inworship)withAllhforwhichHehasgivennoauthority,andsayingthingsaboutAllhofwhichyouhaveno
knowledge." Allah(mayHebePraised)makessayingthingsabouthimofwhichonehasno
knowledgeinthehighestranksofprohibition.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says

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inSurahalBaqarah: Omankind!Eatofthatwhichislawfulandgoodontheearth,andfollownotthefootstepsofShaitan
(Satan).Verily,heistoyouanopenenemy. He[Shaitn(Satan)]commandsyouonlywhatisevilandFahsh(sinful),andthatyou
shouldsayagainstAllhwhatyouknownot.

Allahpointsoutthatsayinganythingagainsthimofwhichthereisnoknowledgeisoneofthe
commandsofthedevil.Thisisbecausedoingsocontainsgreatcorruptionandbad
consequences.WeaskAllahforsafetyandrelief.

IadviseadmonisherstothecauseofAllahtofearAllahandbecautiousinordernottosay
anythingaboutAllahwithregardtoHisBookortheSunnahofHisMessenger(peacebeupon
him)ofwhichtheyhavenoknowledge.Moreover,theyhavetofollowtheirownadmonitions
strictlyandteachwhatwasprovenbytheGloriousQur'anandthepurifiedauthenticSunnah.
Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: Say(OMuhammad):"ThisismywayIinviteunto
Allh(i.e.totheOnenessofAllhIslmicMonotheism)withsureknowledge MayAllahguideallofustowhat
pleasesHim!

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Rulingonfulfillingavowofobedience

Q:BrotherJ.R.fromthesouthernareasentusaquestionsaying:"Mywifehasvowedto
observeSawm(Fast)ofsixdaysmonthlyifhersongetstheprimarycertificate.Hersongot
thiscertificateoneyearago.ShehasobservedSawmsincethattime.Butshefeelsregretfor
doingsoandisverytiredduetoherbeingbusywithbringingupherchildrenandtheaffairsof
herhouseespeciallyduringsummer.Whatisyouropiniononthisvow?Shouldshecontinue
herSawm?CanshegiveupSawmonthesedaysandseekAllah'sforgivenessforthat?
Moreover,shevowedtoobserveSawmonthesesixdaysofeverymonthpermanently."

A : Shehastofulfillhervow.ThisisbecausetheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: "Whoevervowsthathewill
beobedienttoAllah,shouldremainobedienttoHimandwhoevermakesavowthathewilldisobeyAllah,shouldnotdisobeyHim."
ThisHadithwasreportedbyImamAlBukharyinhisSahih.Moreover,Allahpraisesthosewhofulfilltheirvows
inHissaying: They(arethosewho)fulfil(their)vows,andtheyfearaDaywhoseevilwillbewidespreading. Thereisno
blameuponhertoobserveSawmofthesedaysseparatelyifshedidnotintendtoobservethem
successively.IfsheintendedtoobserveSawmofthesesixdaysinsuccession,shehastodoso.

WeaskAllahtosupporthertofulfillhervowandtogranthergreatreward.WeadviseherandallMuslims
nottotakevowsagain.ThisisbecausetheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Donottakevows,foravowhasno
effectagainstFateitisonlyameanstoextractthingsfromthemiserly. ThisHadithisreportedbyAlBukharyand
Muslim.

MayAllahgrantusallsuccess!

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Rulingonmakingsvowsattimesofanger

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Q:AquestionfromUm`Ayid,Riyadh.Shesaysthatshevowedinamomentofangertohither
sontillhebledbutshedidnot.Whatshouldshedo,mayAllahrewardyouwiththebest!

A : IntheNameofAllah,theMostGracious,theMostMerciful.AllpraiseisduetoAllah.You
havetoofferKaffarah(expiation)foranoath,forthishittingisnotanactthatbringsone
closetoAllah.Rather,itisadebatablematterofapersonalattempttodealwithsomething.
Soifyoudidnotdoit,youhavetoofferKaffarahforanoath.Besides,beatinghimuntilhis
bloodflowsisnotpermitted.

Thevowwhichyoudescribeinthiscaseislikeavowtocommitasin.Itisnotpermissibleto
fulfillavowtocommitasinandtheKaffarahforthatistofeedtenpoorpeople,orclothe
them,orfreeabelievingslave.Whoeverisunabletodoanyofthesethreethingscanfastfor
threedays.

FeedingthepoorisdonebygivingeachpoorpersonhalfaSa`(1Sa`=2.172kg)fromthe
staplefood,whetheritisdates,wheat,riceorwhatever.

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Vowingwhenlosingone'stemper

Isitobligatoryuponapersonwholoseshistemperandtakesanoathbutlaterbreaksitto
offerKaffarah(expiation)forbreakingtheoath?HowcanhepaythisKaffarah?

A : Ifapersonswearstodosomethingbutdoesnotfulfillhisoath,heshouldofferKaffarahfor
anoath.Forexample,ifapersonsays,"ByAllah!Iwilltalktosoandso","ByAllah!Iwillvisit
soandso,"

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"ByAllah!Iwillpraysuchandsuch,"andsoon,buthedoesnotfulfillhisoath,thenheshould
offerKaffarah,ifheissaneandawareofwhatheissaying.However,ifapersonisextremely
angryandisnotawareofwhatheissaying,thentheoathisnullifiedbecausetheawareness
ofwhatthepersonsaysisamusttofulfillanoath.Whenapersongetsextremelyangry,heis
unconsciousofwhathesays.Therefore,itisnotobligatoryuponsuchapersontooffer
Kaffarahasinthiscasehetakesthesamerulingofthepersonwhoisinsaneoronewhois
asleep.

Hecouldquitwhathesworetodo,iftheinterestnecessitatesso,andofferKaffarah.The
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)said: Wheneveryoutakeanoathtodosomethingandlateryoufindthatsomethingelse
isbetterthanthefirst,thendothebetteroneandofferaKaffarahforyouroath. (AgreeduponbyImamsAlBukhari
andMuslim)

Ifonesworenottovisitsoandso,thenhefoundthatitismuchbettertovisithim,heshould
visithimandofferaKaffarahforhisoath.

ThereisnothingwrongwithpayingtheKaffarahbeforebreakingtheoathordelayingit.May
Allahgrantussuccess!

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MinorShirkdoesnottakeapersonoutofthefoldofIslam

DoesminorShirk(associatingotherswithAllahinHisDivinityorworship)takewhoever
practicesitoutofthefoldofIslam?

A : MinorShirkdoesnottakethepersonwhodoesitoutsidethefoldofIslam.Rather,it
diminishesIman(Faith)andopposestheobligatoryperfectionofTawhid(beliefinthe
OnenessofAllah).

IfamanrecitestheQur'anoutofRiya'(showingoff),givesSadaqah(voluntarycharity)out
ofRiya'andsoon,hisImanwillbediminishedandshaken.Thus,heiscommittingsinsbuthe
doesnotpracticeactsinvolvingmajorKufr(disbelief).

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Rulingonahusbandwhotreatshiswifeunjustly

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Q:IwasmarriedtwentyfiveyearsagoIhaveanumberofsonsanddaughters.Ifacealotof
problemswithmyhusband,becausehehumiliatesmealotinfrontofmychildrenandinfront
ofrelativesandstrangers.Hedoesnotrespectmeatall,fornoreason.Icanonlyrelaxwhen
heisoutsidethehome.PleasenotethatthismanoffersSalah(Prayer)andfearsAllah.Ihope
thatyoucantellmetherightthingtodo.MayAllahrewardyouwiththebest!

A : Youhavetobepatientandadvisehiminthewaythatisbest.RemindhimofAllahandtheLastDay:
perhapshewillrespondandcomebacktotherightpath,andquitthisbadbehavior.Ifhedoesnotrespond,
thenthesinwillbeonhimandyouwillhavegreatrewardforyourpatienceandforputtingupwithhis
offensivebehavior.ItisprescribedforyoutomakeDu`a'(supplication)forhiminyourSalahandatother
times,thatAllahwillguidehimtothestraightpath,blesshimwithagoodattitude,andthatHewillprotect
youfromhisevilandtheevilofothers.

Youalsohavetocheckyourselfandfollowyourreligionproperly.RepenttoAllahfromanybaddeedsand
sinsthatyoumayhavecommittedwithregardtoAllahsRights,yourhusbandsrights,andtherightsof
anyoneelse.Perhaps,hehasbeensentagainstyoubecauseofsomesinsthatyouhavecommitted.

Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says: Andwhateverofmisfortunebefallsyou,itisbecauseofwhatyourhandshaveearned.AndHe
pardonsmuch.(SeetheQurnVerse35:45). Thereisnoreasonwhyyoushouldnotaskhisfatherormotheror
oldersiblingsorotherrespectedrelativesorneighborstoadviseanddirecthimtotreathisfamilywell.Allah
(GlorifiedbeHe)says: andlivewiththemhonourably. Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Andthey
(women)haverights(overtheirhusbandsasregardslivingexpenses)similar(tothoseoftheirhusbands)overthem(asregards
obedienceandrespect)towhatisreasonable,butmenhaveadegree(ofresponsibility)overthem.

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MayAllahputthingsrightbetweenyou,guideyourhusbandandbringhimbacktotherightpathof
goodnessandguidance!HeistheMostGenerous,MostKind.

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Rulingonthemarriagecontractwhenoneofthecoupledoesnotpray

Q:IworkasaMa'dhun(marriageregistrant).Iheardsomereligiousstudentsthatamarriage
contractbetweentwospousesisinvalidwhenoneofthemdoesnotprayandthatitisnot
permissibletoperformthemarriagecontractforthem.Isthistrue?WhatshouldIdoifIam
askedtodosuchacontract?Please,advise.MayAllahrewardyou!

A : IntheNameofAllah,theMostGracious,theMostMerciful.PraisebetoAllah.Ifyouknowthatoneof
thecoupledoesnotpray,thendonotperformthemarriagecontract,becauseabandoningSalah(Prayer)is
Kufr(disbelief).TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: BetweenamanandShirk(associatingotherswithAllahinHis
Divinityorworship)andKufr(disbelief),therestandshisgivingupSalah. (RelatedbyMusliminhisSahih(authentic)Book
ofHadith)TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: ThecovenantthatstandsbetweenusandthemisSalahwhoever
neglectsitcommitsKufr. (RelatedbyAlImamAhmadandAhlulSunan(authorsofHadithcompilationsclassified
byjurisprudentialthemes)withaSahihSanad(chainofnarrators)).WeaskAllahtosetrightalltheaffairsof
Muslims,andtoguidethosewhohavegoneastray.HeisAllHearingandEverNear.

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TherulingonmaintaininggoodrelationswithafriendwhodoesnotofferSalahorSawm

Q:IhaveafriendwhomIloveverymuchbuthedoesnotoffertheobligatorySalah(prayer)
orSawmofthemonthofRamadanandIadvisedhimmanytimesbuthedoesnotacceptfrom
me.ShouldIkeepgoodrelationswithhim?

A:ThismanandthelikesshouldbehatedandantagonizedforthesakeofAllah,itisevenpermittedto

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abandonhimuntilheshowsrepentance.ThisisbecauseabandoningSalahevenwithoutdenyingits
obligationisamajordisbeliefaccordingtothemostcorrectofthetwoviewsofscholars.Theevidenceof
thisistheProphet'ssaying, Whatmakesoneadisbelieverandapolytheistisabandoningprayers. (RelatedbyMuslimin
hisSahih)TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid, Thatwhichdifferentiatesusfromthem(disbelieversand
hypocrites)isofferingSalahforhewhoabandonsit,becomesadisbeliever. (RelatedbyImamAhmadandthecompilersof
Sunan(Hadithcompilationsclassifiedbyjurisprudentialthemes)withanauthenticIsnad(chainof
transmitters)TherearemanyHadithsinthisregard.

IfapersondeniestheobligationofSalah,heisregardedasadisbelieveraccordingtotheIjma'(consensus)
ofscholarsasdoingsoimpliesbelyingAllah(glorybetoHim)andHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim).We
askAllahtosaveusfromthis.

AsfortheabandonmentofZakah(obligatorycharity)andSawmwithoutalegalexcuse,itisclassified
amongthegreatestcrimesandsins.

SomescholarsmaintainthatapersonwhoabandonsZakahorSawmofthemonthofRamadanwithouta
legalexcusesuchasdiseaseorjourneyisadisbeliever.However,thesoundopinioninthisregardisthat
thisisnotconsideredmajordisbeliefaslongasthereisnodenialoftheobligationofSalahandSawm.

But,ifapersondeniestheobligationofSalahandSawmoroneofthemortheobligationofHajjwhen
havingthecapacity,heorsheisadisbelieveraccordingtotheIjma'ofscholarsowingtothathebeliesAllah
andHisMessengerbythisdenial.

YoushouldhatethatpersonforthesakeofAllahandyoumayabandonhimuntilhereturnstoAllahin
repentanceandifitusefultocontacthimforcallingandadvisinghimtoAllahandsothatAllahmaygrant
himguidance,thereisnoharminthat.

MuslimrulersshouldaskthoseknownforabandoningSalahtorepentandthosepeoplearetorepent
otherwisetheyshouldbekilledowingtoAllah'ssaying, ThenwhentheSacredMonths(the1st,7th,11th,and12th
monthsoftheIslmiccalendar)havepassed,thenkilltheMushrikn(SeeV.2:105)whereveryoufindthem,andcapturethemand
besiegethem,andlieinwaitforthemineachandeveryambush.ButiftheyrepentandperformAsSalt(IqmatasSalt),andgive
Zakt,thenleavetheirwayfree.Verily,AllhisOftForgiving,MostMerciful. Thisindicatesthatthosewhodonotoffer
Salahshouldnotbeleftout.

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He(peacebeuponhim)said, IhavebeenprohibitedfromkillingpeoplewhoofferSalah. ThisHadithindicatesthatthe


ProphetisnotforbiddentokillthosewhodonotofferSalah.

Moreover,otherevidencesofShari`ahincludingAyahsoftheQur'anandHadithsoftheProphet(peacebe
uponhim)indicatethatitiscompulsoryontherulertokillthosewhodonotofferSalah,iftheydonot
repentfromthis.

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Therulingofcursingone'schildrenorwife.Iscursingawifeconsideredaformofdivorce?

Q:Whatistherulingonapersonwhocurseshiswifeoroneofhischildren?Doescursingones
wifecountasdivorce?

A : Itisnotpermissibletocurseoneswife.Cursingherisnotaformofdivorceandsheisstill
marriedtohim.HehastorepenttoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andseekherforgivenessforthis
insult.Similarly,itisnotpermittedforhimtocursehischildrenoranyotherMuslim.The
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)said, "AbusingaMuslimisFusuq(evildoing)andkillinghimisKufr(disbelief)."
(AgreeduponbyAlBukhariandMuslim)He(peacebeuponhim)alsosaid, Cursingabelieverislike
killinghim. (RelatedbyAlBukhariinhisSahih(authentic)bookofHadith)

ThesetwoSahihHadithindicatethatcursingaMuslimbrotherisamajorsin.

Wemustbewareofthatandrestrainourtonguesfromcommittingthisawfulsin.

Awomanisnotdivorced,ifherhusbandcurseshersheisstillmarriedtoherhusbandas
statedabove.

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ThemethodofpronouncingDhikraccordingtotheSufiorder

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Q1:WhyaretheSufisinterestedinpronouncingthenameofAllahratherthanreferringtoHis
Attributes?

Q2:WhydoMuslimsnotmentionAllah'sNameandmentionHimthroughthewordofTawhid
LailahaillaAllah(thereisnodeitybutAllah)andHisAttributes?

Q3:TheSufisclaimthatAllah'sNamebearsgreatervaluebuttheMuslimssaythatLailaha
illaAllah(thereisnodeitybutAllah)holdsthegreatestimportance.

A : ThenobleAyahsandauthenticHadithsreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim)indicatedthatthe
bestofspeechisthewordofTawhidLailahaillaAllah(thereisnodeitybutAllah),accordingtohissaying
(peacebeuponhim): TherearemorethanseventybranchesofIman(Faith/belief),themostsuperiorofwhichissaying"La
IlahaIllaAllah" He(peacebeuponhim)hadalsosaid: ThemostpreferredwordstoAllaharefour:SubhanAllah(Glorified
beAllah),AlHamdulillah(PraisebetoAllah),lailahaillaAllah(ThereisnodeitybutAllah)andAllahuAkbar(AllahistheGreatest) .

Moreover,AllahhasmentionedthiswordinHisGreatbook(i.e.theQur'an)inmanyplaces,amongwhichis
HisSaying(GlorifiedbeHe): AllhbearswitnessthatLilhaillaHuwa(nonehastherighttobeworshippedbutHe) In
additiontoHisSaying(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe): Soknow(OMuhammad)that,Lilhaillallh
(nonehastherighttobeworshippedbutAllh),andaskforgivenessforyoursin

Thus,itisprescribedforMuslimstorememberAllahusingthisword:LaIlahaIllaAllahinadditiontoother
goodpermissiblewordssuchasSubhanAllah,Alhamdullilah,AllahuAkbarandLahawlawalaQuwwata
IllaBillah(ThereisneitherstrengthnorpowerexceptwithAllah).

AsfortheSufis'saying:wordslike"Allah,Allah"or"He,He",thisisverilyanactofBid`ah(innovationin
religion)andpeopleshouldnotadheretothis,forithadnotbeenreportedfromtheProphet(peacebeupon
him)oranyofhisCompanions

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(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem).Therefore,itisanactofBid`ah,accordingtothesayingoftheProphet
(peacebeuponhim): Whoeverdoessomethingthatisanotpartofthismatterofours(i.e.Islam)willhaveitrejected The
Prophet(mayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponhim)alsosays: Whoeverintroducesapracticethatisnot
religiouslyadmitted,itistoberejected (AgreeduponbyAlBukhariandMuslim).

Themeaningofhissaying(peacebeuponhim):"itistoberejected"isthatitisunacceptableandpeople
arenotallowedtoactinaccordancewithit.

Consequently,itisimpermissibleforMuslimstoworshipAllahbyobservingactswhicharenotprescribedby
HimaccordingtothementionedHadithsandotherHadithsreportedtothesameeffect,forAllah(Glorified
beHe)saysdenouncingtheMushrikin(thosewhoassociateothersinworshipwithAllah): Orhavetheypartners
(withAllhfalsegods)whohaveinstitutedforthemareligionwhichAllhhasnotordained?

MayAllahgrantusallsuccessandguideustowhatpleasesHim!Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullah
wabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

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ItisnotthetimetostopDa`wah

HisEminenceShaykh`Abdul`AzizIbn`AbdullahIbnBaz,Mufty(Islamicscholarqualifiedtoissuelegalopinions)of
theKingdomofSaudiArabiaandChairmanofthePermanentCommitteeforScholarlyResearchandIfta'has
explainedthatmanshouldnotstoptheDa`wah(callingtoIslam)inthisageforDa`wahisfruitfuland
useful.

AccordingtotheSaudiPressAgency(SPA),HisEminenceemphasizedthenecessityofadheringtotheright
pathwhencallingtoAllah(ExaltedbeHe).Healsostressedtherightoftheauthoritiestopreventand
investigatewhoeverdoesnotabidebytherightway,asthisisaformofcooperationinrighteousnessand
piety.

ThiswaspartoftheKhutbah(sermon)whichHisEminencedeliveredinoneoftheMasjids
(Mosques)inRiyadhwhenhewasasked:

Isthisageistheageofgoverningdesires,stinginess,andselfdeceit?

HisEminencereplied:Indeed,somepeoplefollowtheirdesiresandyieldtostinginessbutman
shouldnotstoptheDa`wahbecauseofthewaysomepeoplerespond.Apersonshouldinvite
otherstoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andbewareoffollowinghisowndesiresoryieldtohis
stinginess.HeshouldcontinuepreachingothersuntilDa`wahispreventedandthosewhocall
toAllah(ExaltedbeHe)arebeingpunished.AllpraiseisduetoAllah,thisisnotthetime.

Enjoiningtheright,forbiddingevil,andcallingtoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)shouldnotbe
prevented.Onlythosewhocommitmistakesarestopped.Everypersonfollowstherightpath

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ispermittedtopreach.Theauthoritiesshouldconsiderthismatterandpreventthosewhodo
notadheretotherightpathandcallthemintoaccount.Thisisawayofcooperationin
righteousnessandpiety.

TheauthoritiesshouldfearAllah(ExaltedbeHe)andseektheadviceofthescholarsand
carryouttheirduties.TheyshouldnotallowallpeopletocalltoIslamassomemightarouse
Fitnah(sedition),evil,anddissensionamongpeople.Therefore,theauthoritiesshoulddeal
withthismatteraccordingtotheIslamicteachingsandtakethescholars'advices.Allthe
childrenofAdamarepronetoerrandnooneisinfallible.However,abelievershouldsearch
forthetruth.Ifapersonmakesamistake,heshouldbeadvised.However,ifhedoesnot
acceptit,theauthoritiesshouldpunishhimandifherespondspositively,praisebetoAllah!

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TheRealityofthecalltoIslamandthevitalpointsonwhichaDa`y(callertoIslam)should
concentrate

Q:AbrotherfromAmericaasks:HowdoyouevaluatetherealityofDa`wah(calltoIslam)at
thepresenttime?Whatarethepointsthatshouldbestressedinthelightofthecurrent
eventsandrecentchallenges?

A : Atthepresenttime,Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)facilitatesDa`wahthroughmeans
thatwerenotavailableforearliergenerations.Da`wahtodayhasbecomeeasierthrough
severalchannels,asithasalsobecomepossibletoraiseprooftopeoplethroughvariousways
suchastheradio,television,journalism,andseveralotherchannels.

Thus,itisthedutyofthepeopleofknowledgeandIman(faith)andthosewhofollowthe
Messengertofulfillthistask,tocooperateinachievingit,andconveyingAllah'sMessagesto
HisServantswithoutfearingtheblameofanyoneexceptAllah(ExaltedbeHe).Moreover,
theyshouldcomplimentnooneinthismatterrather,theyshouldconveyAllah'sCalltoHis
ServantsasrevealedandprescribedbyHim.

Ontheotherhand,thiscanalsobeanindividualobligationinaplacewherethereisnooneto
undertakethistaskbutyou,asinthecaseofenjoininggoodandforbiddingevil,foritcould
beanindividualorcollectiveobligation.Ifyouareinaplacewherenoonehastheabilityto
conveyAllah'scallbutyou,itbecomesobligatoryuponyoutodothis.Ifotherscanobserve
Da`wah,enjoingoodandforbidevil,itbecomesaSunnahforyou.Ifyouhastentoobserveit,
youwillbeofthosewhocompeteandrushtowardsofferingactsofobedience.

InsupportofthefactthatDa`wahisacollectiveobligation,Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbe
He)alsosays: Letthereariseoutofyouagroupofpeopleinvitingtoallthatisgood(Islm)

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A lHafizhibnKathirsaidthatthisAyahmeans:lettherebeagroupofpeoplewhoworkforthis
greatpurpose,callingtoAllah,spreadingHisReligion,andconveyingHisreligion(Glorified
andExaltedbeHe).

ItisalsoknownthattheMessenger(peacebeuponhim)calledtoAllah(ExaltedbeHe)and
establishedHisreligioninMakkahasmuchashecould.TheSahabah(Companionsofthe
Prophet,mayAllahbepleasedwiththem)alsodidthisasmuchastheycould,andthenafter
Hijrah(abeliever'smigrationtoanIslamicland),theyincreasedtheirDa`wah.Astheyspread
alloverthecountriesafterhisdeath(peacebeuponhim),theycontinuedtodothisaswell
(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem),pursuanttotheirknowledgeandcapability.

Thus,upontheexistenceofonlyasmallnumberofpeoplewhocanundertakeDa`wah,and
largenumbersofthosewhoaredoingevilalongwiththeprevalenceofignorance(inreligion)
asinourcasenowadays,Da`wahbecomesanindividualobligationforeveryone,each
accordingtotheircapability.However,ifthereisasmallplacesuchasavillageoratown
wherethosewhoexistundertakethemissionandconveyAllah'sCall,thisshallsuffice.
Da`wahinthiscasebecomesaSunnahfortheothers,fortheproofwillbeestablishedby
othersandAllah'sCommandswillbeimplementedbyothers.

However,allpeople,scholarsandrulersshouldconveyAllah'sOrdersaccordingtotheir
capabilitybyallpossiblemeans.Thisisanindividualobligationonthemaccordingtotheir
capability.

ItisthusevidentthattherulewhetherDa`wahisacollectiveoranindividualobligationisa
relativeissue,forsometimesitisanindividualdutyforsomepeopleandaSunnahforothers,
sincethereexiststhosewhoundertakethistask,soitsufficesforthem.

Rulerswhohavemorepowerandauthorityhaveagreaterresponsibilitytoconveythe
Da`wah

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asmuchastheycanthrougheverypossiblemeansandinallspokentongues.Theyshould
conveyAllah'sReligionwiththeselanguagestocommunicatewithawiderrangeofpeoplein
Arabicandotherlanguages,sincethismatterhasbecomepossibleandavailablethroughthe
previouslymentionedmeansthatwerenotavailableinthepast.Preachersshouldalsoconvey
asmuchastheycanofAllah'sCall(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)inceremoniesandgatherings.
TheyshouldspreadAllah'sDin(religionofIslam)asmuchastheycouldaccordingtotheir www.ircpk.com
knowledge.Thisisspecificallytrueduetothespreadofthedestructivecalls,apostasy,and
thedenialoftheLord,thedenialoftherevelationsandtheHereafter,andtheoutbreakofthe
calltoChristianityandothermisleadingcallsinmanycountries.TheDa`wahtoAllah
(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)hasbecomemandatoryforallscholarsandrulersembracing
Islam,asitbecomesobligatoryforthemtoconveyAllah'sDinwithallthepowertheyhave
throughwriting,deliveringkhutab(sermons),radiobroadcasting,andanyotherpossible
meanswithoutslackeningordependingonanyone,forthereisadireneedtodayfor
cooperation,unity,andparticipationinthisgreatmattermorethanever.Thisisbecausethe
enemiesofAllahhavecooperatedbyalltheirmeanstohinderpeoplefromthePathofAllah,
causedoubtinHisReligion,andcallpeopletowhatevertakesthemoutofIslam.

Therefore,itisthedutyofthepeopleofIslamtorefutesuchdisbelievingcallsusingan
Islamiccallonalllevels,byallpossiblemeans,andoutoffulfillingthedutyofDa`wahto
Allah(ExaltedbeHe).

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DoesDa`wahnowadaysevokeabetterresponseinsocietiesthanbefore?

Q:ThisquestionisfromAmericaanditreads:DoesYourEminencethinkthatmodern
societiesreceiveDa`wah(callingtoIslam)betterthanbefore?Inotherwords,hastheso
called"thebarrierbetweenDa`wahandsociety"brokendown?

A : IntheNameofAllah.PraisebetoAllah.Nowadays,peopleareindireneedofDa`wahand
theyareverymuchwillingtoacceptitduetotheincreasingnumberofcallerstofalsity,the
collapseofcommunism,andthegreatriseofIslam.Indeed,peoplearerushingtoenterIslam
andunderstanditinallcountries,asfarasIknow.

IadvisescholarsandthoseinchargeofDa`wahtoseizetheopportunityandexerttheir
effortstocallpeopletoAllahandteachthemwhetherverballyorinwritingtheyare
createdtoworshipAllahandobeyHim.ThiscanbedoneinFridayKhutbahs(sermons),while
givingKhutbahsinotheroccasions,inbooks,andthroughread,heardandseenmassmedia.
Thus,ascholarorDa`y(callertoIslam)shouldembracetheopportunityandconveyDa`wah
inalllawfulmeans,whicharemany,allpraisebetoAllah.ItisnotwisetoneglectDa`wah
andteachingpeopleatatimewhentheyarewillingtoreceiveallthatissaidtothem,
whethergoodorevil.

Thus,scholarswhoknowAllahandHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim)shouldhastentoguide
peopletogoodnessandguidance,supportedwiththeirgoodknowledgeoftheQur'anand
Sunnah(whateverisreportedfromtheProphet).EachDa`ymustrestontheQur'anand
Sunnahinwhattheyarecallingpeopletoandmustbeknowledgeableenough,

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soasnottobecallingpeoplewhileignorant.AtrueDa`ycallstoAllahwithsureknowledge,
forAllahsays: Say(OMuhammad):"ThisismywayIinviteuntoAllh(i.e.totheOnenessofAllh
IslmicMonotheism)withsureknowledge

ItisofgreatimportancethatascholaroraDa`yhassureknowledgeaboutwhattheyare
callingpeopletoorwarningthemagainst.

Hence,bewareoftoleratingthis,forsomeonemayoverlookitandstartcallingothersto
falsityorforbiddingtheright.

ThatiswhyDu`ahmustmakesureofwhattheyarepreachingandshouldbuildtheirDa`wah
onagoodfoundationofknowledgeandguidanceatalltimes.

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FieldsofDa`wah(callingtoIslam)

Q:SomesaythatDa`wah(callingtoIslam)shouldbeinmosquesonly.Whatisyourview?
WhatarethefieldswhereaDa`y(callertoIslam)canwork?

A : InthenameofAllah,allpraisebetoAllahalone!Da`wahisnotconfinedtoMasjids
(mosques).TherearemanyotherfieldsandwaysofDa`wah.

ThereisnodoubtthatMasjidsaregoodplacesforDa`wahthroughFridayKhutbah(sermon),
religiouslessonsattimesofSalah(Prayer)andknowledgeteachinglessonsthatarethebases
ofspreadingreligionandknowledge.ButDa`wahisnotconfinedtoMasjidsalone.

ADa`yforthesakeofAllahpracticesDa`wahinMasjidsandinoccasionalandaccidental
meetings.Thus,thebelievingpersonseizestheopportunityofthesemeetingsandpractices
Da`wahforthesakeofAllah.Da`wahcanalsobepracticedthroughwritingandvarious
meansofinformation.AllthesethingsaremeansandfieldsofDa`wahthatawisepersoncan
useeverywhereandatalltimes.Ifonecomestomeetagroupofpeopleatanyplaceorat
anytimeandisabletocallthemtoAllah,hehastoexerthisutmosteffortinpracticing
Da`wahwithwisdom,fairwords,andgoodmanner.

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Da`wahtoAllahisaCollectiveDuty

Q:M.A.fromAmerica:WewouldlikeyourEminencetoexplaintoustherulingonandthe
meritsofDa`wahtoAllah.

A : AsfortherulingonDa`wahtoAllah,theproofsoftheHolyQur'anandtheProphetic
SunnahstresstheobligationofDa`wahtoAllah(ExaltedbeHe),asitisoneoftheobligatory
actsofIslam.Therearemanyproofsinsupportofthisobligation.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)
says: Letthereariseoutofyouagroupofpeopleinvitingtoallthatisgood(Islm),enjoiningAlMarf(i.e.IslmicMonotheism
andallthatIslmordersonetodo)andforbiddingAlMunkar(polytheismanddisbeliefandallthatIslmhasforbidden).Anditisthey
whoarethesuccessful. Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Invite(mankind,OMuhammad
)totheWayofyourLord(i.e.Islm)withwisdom(i.e.withtheDivineRevelationandtheQurn)andfairpreaching,and
arguewiththeminawaythatisbetter. Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: andinvite(men)to
(believein)yourLordandbenotofAlMushrikn(thosewhoassociatepartnerswithAllh,e.g.polytheists,pagans,idolaters,and
thosewhodisbelieveintheOnenessofAllhanddenytheProphethoodofMessengerMuhammad). Allah
(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Say(OMuhammad):"ThisismywayIinviteunto
Allh(i.e.totheOnenessofAllhIslmicMonotheism)withsureknowledge,Iandwhosoeverfollowsme(alsomustinviteothersto
Allhi.e.totheOnenessofAllhIslmicMonotheismwithsureknowledge). Allah(mayHebePraised)showsthat
thefollowersoftheProphet(maypeacebeuponhim)arethosewhocalltoAllahandthose
withinsight.

Asknown,itisobligatorytofollowtheProphet(maypeacebeuponhim)andactuponhis
religion,asAllah(GlorifiedbeHe)says: IndeedintheMessengerofAllh(Muhammad)you
haveagoodexampletofollowforhimwhohopesfor(theMeetingwith)AllhandtheLastDay,andremembersAllhmuch.

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ScholarsstatethatDa`wahtoAllah(GlorifiedbeHe)isacollectivedutyforthecountries
wherepreachersperformthistask.Thisisbecauseeverycountryneedssomepeopleto
undertakethedutyofDa`wahtoAllah.Itisacollectivedutythatwhensomefulfillit,others
areexempted.However,itbecomesastressedSunnahandarighteousdeedthattheycan
perform.

Ifallthepeopleofaparticularcountrydonotfulfillthisobligationperfectly,theyareall
sinful.

Ingeneral,thereshouldbeagroupofpeopleappointedtomakeDa`wahtoAllah(Glorified
beHe)allovertheworld,conveyingtheMessageofAllahandshowingAllah'sOrdinanceswith
possiblemeans.ThisisbecausetheProphet(maypeacebeuponhim)sentmessengersto
kingsandrulerswithmessages,callingthemtoAllah(ExaltedbeHe).

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TherulingoninsultingMuslimrulersandscholars

HisEminenceSheikh'Abdul'Azizibn'AbdullahibnBazthegeneralMuftiofTheKingdomofSaudiArabiastressedthatwe
havetobecautiousagainstfilthytapesthatcallfordivision,differenceandcursingrulersandscholars.He
saidthatthesetapesaregreatevils.

HeaddedinresponsetoaquestionintroducedbyDa`wahMagazineissuedin12/19/1415A.H.:"Wehave
tobeonguardofthesetapeswhethertheyweresentbymaliciousandignorantpeoplewhoareinLondon
ornot.ThosepeoplesoldtheirreligiontothedevilsuchasMuhammadAlMusa`iryandhisfollowers.

SheikhIbnBazassuredalsothatwehavetodestroywhatevercomesofdocumentsorpapersbecausetheyare
evilandcallforevil.

Heconcludedhisanswerbysayingthatadvicehastobedeliveredbyappraisingwhatisdoneofgoodand
urgingtoreformwhatisbad.OneofthetraitsofrighteouspeopleissupplicatingtoAllahtograntrulers
goodnessandrighteousness.

ThisisthetextofthequestionandtheanswerdeliveredbyhisEminence.

Question:YourEminence,dowordsaffectanddestabilizesecurityaspaperssentbyfaxfrom
abroadbythosewhobearagrudgeagainsttherulersandscholarsofthiscountry?

A : Circulatingfilthyandwickedtapesthatcallfordivision,dissention,andcursingrulersand
scholarsaregreatevils.

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Wehavetobecautiousagainstallthesefilthyandwickedthingswhethertheyaresentfrom
LondonbythosemaliciousandignorantpersonssuchasMuhammadAlMusa`iryandhisfollowers.
Thosepeoplesentalotofharmfulandmisleadingpapersthatcallfordivisionanddissention.
Wehavetobecautiousagainstallthesethingsandwehavetodestroywhatcomesfrom
themtoourcountrybecausetheyareevilandcallforevil.Thisisbecauseadviceisnottobe
deliveredinsuchaway.

Advicehastobedeliveredthroughappraisingwhatisdoneofgood,urgingtosetrightwhatis
wrong,andwarningagainstwhatisdoneofevil.Thisisthewayofrighteouspeoplewho
deliveradvicetopeopleforthesakeofAllah.

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WarningagainstthepublicationsofAlMusa`irybecauseofwhatitcontainsofcorruptedaims
andmisguidance

IntheNameofAllah,MostMerciful,MostCompassionate!AllpraisebetoAllahalone!PeaceandBlessings
ofAllahbeuponAllah'sMessengeranduponhisfamily,Companionsandthosewhofollowhisguidance!

IthankAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)forwhathehasgrantedusofthismeetingwithourbrothersand
Du`ah(callerstoIslam).Ithankhimalsoforfacilitatingforuslisteningtotheseblessedwords.IaskAllah
tomakeitablessedmeeting,setrightourheartsanddeeds,grantusunderstandingofourreligionand
keepusfirmonit.WeaskHimalsotomakeusfromamongthosewhocalltoguidanceandsupportthe
truth.WesupplicatetoHimalsotomakehisreligionvictorious,keephiswordhigh,setrighttheaffairsof
Muslimrulers,grantthemdeepunderstandingoftheirreligion,usetheminsupportingthetruth,safeguard
themagainstbadretinueandmakethemfromamongthosewhoarerightlyguided.Iaskhimtoalsoset
righttheaffairsofallMuslimseverywhere,grantthemdeepunderstandingoftheirreligion,appointasrulers
forthemthebestamongthem,setrighttheaffairsoftheirleaders,grantallDu`ahsuccessinacquiring
usefulknowledge,deepinsightandrighteousdeeds,grantthemDa`wahforHimwithdeepinsightand
makethemamongtherightlyguidedones.WeaskHimtoalsomakethemamongstthosewhocalltoAllah
bywords,actions,andconduct.He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)MostGenerousandMostBountiful.

OurbrothersinthecauseofAllah,youknowthemeritsofDa`wahanditsgreatinfluencewhenitis
performedbypeopleofknowledgeanddeepinsight.Itwillalsobemorebeneficialandfruitfulwhenitis
donethroughmentioningwhatwassaidbyAllahandHisMessengerofgloriousAyahs(Qur'anicverses)and
propheticHadiths.

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Itwillhavegreateffectonsettingrighttheaffairsofallpeople,guidingthemtothetruthandwarningthem
againstevil.Themostimportantaspectiscaringabout`Aqidah(creed)andpointingitouttopeople.Thisis
becauseAllahhascreatedallcreaturestoworshipHimalone.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: AndI(Allh)created
notthejinnandmankindexceptthattheyshouldworshipMe(Alone). ThisworshipisthereligionofAllahwhichisIslam,
guidance,piety,andbeliefinAllahandHisMessenger.

Therefore,itisincumbentuponallMukallafs(personsmeetingtheconditionstobeheldlegallyaccountable
fortheiractions)tounderstandandknowthat.Itisalsoobligatoryuponpeopleofknowledgeanddeep
insighttopointoutthisobligationandtoexplainittopeople.ThisworshipreferstoTawhid(beliefinthe
OnenessofAllah/monotheism),sinceritytoHim,anddevotionofallactsofworshiptoAllah(Glorifiedand
ExaltedbeHe)aloneassupplication,fear,hope,reliance,longing,aweandotheractsofworship.

Thebestofworship,forwhichwearecreated,isdevotingworshiptoAllah.WehavetosupplicatetoAllah
alone,seekHishelp,vowforHim,slaughteranimalsinHisName,prostratetoHim,observeSawm(Fast)
forHissakeandotherthingsthathavetobepointedoutforpeopleintheirlanguagesinordertheymight
understandthem.Oneshouldbepatientinordertoachievethisgoal.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)alsosays: And
whoisbetterinspeechthanhewho[says:"MyLordisAllh(believesinHisOneness),"andthenstandsfirm(actsuponHisOrder),
and]invites(men)toAllhs(IslmicMonotheism),anddoesrighteousdeeds,andsays:"IamoneoftheMuslims." Allah
(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: Invite(mankind,OMuhammad)totheWayofyourLord(i.e.
Islm)withwisdom(i.e.withtheDivineRevelationandtheQurn)andfairpreaching,andarguewiththeminawaythatisbetter.
Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)alsosays: AndbytheMercyofAllh,youdealtwiththemgently.Andhadyoubeen
severeandharshhearted,theywouldhavebrokenawayfromaboutyou

Therefore,itisincumbentuponDu`ahtobepatientandforbearing.TheyshouldpracticeDa`wahwithdeep
insightandknowledgeofwhatissaidbyAllahandHisMessenger(peacebeuponhim).Thisiswisdom.

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TheyalsohavetopracticeDa`wahwithfairadmonitionandshouldarguewithpeopleinthebestmanner
andwithkindnessinordertounderstandtheir`Aqidah(creed)andthecausebehindtheircreation.People
shouldalsounderstandwhatwasincumbentuponthemandwhatwasprohibitedinorderthattheymight
followitwithdeepinsightandknowledgewhetherinSaudiArabia,whichisthecradleofIslam,oranyother
state.

YouhavetoclarifyDa`wahwithlegalproofstheQur'anandtheSunnah.Moreover,youhavetoaddress
peoplewithwhattheycanunderstandandknow,aswassaidby`Aly(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim).
Du`ahhavetoexercisepatienceinordertoachievethatgoal.Everypersonshouldbeinformedintheir
tongueandshouldbewarnedagainstfalsecallsandevilcallers.Moreover,Du`ahshouldbeencouraged,
praisedandurgedtomeettheirdutieseverywhereevenincars,trains,planes,shipsoranyotherplace.
Theyshouldalsoconveythemessagetopeopleinthelanguagethattheyunderstand.Theyshouldseek
Allah'sfavor,guidanceandrewardthroughrescuingtheirbrothersfromdevastationbyinformingthem www.ircpk.com
aboutAllah'smessage.Moreover,theyshouldavoidostentationandhypocrisythroughbeingsincerein
doingthisforthesakeofAllahandthehereafter.

Iadviseyouandmyselftocooperateinrighteousnessandpietyandtorecommendoneanothertothetruth
andbepatientandactiveinachievingit.Iadviseyoualsotopaygreatattentiontounderstandingthe
religionandcaringforlegalproofs.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: (And)ifyoudifferinanythingamongst
yourselves,referittoAllhandHisMessenger() TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: "IfAllah
wantstodogoodtoaperson,Hemakeshimcomprehendthereligion."

Irecommendyoutobeseriousinunderstandingyourreligion.Manusuallylearnsandteachesothers.The
Prophet(peacebeuponhim)said:

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Oneshouldseekknowledgeandteach
Thebestamongyou(Muslims)arethosewholearntheQuranandteachit.
othersuntilhedies.Oneshouldnotthinkthathewillnotreachtheendofknowledge.Oneshouldseek
knowledgeuntilhediesevenifhelivesathousandyears.Heshouldalsoseeklegalproofsthroughthe
understandingofthemeaningsinordertoinformpeoplewithknowledgeanddeepinsight.

IwarnyouagainstthecallersofcorruptionandmisguidanceandIadviseDu`ahtowarnpeopleagainst
theirevilssuchasthosewhosendtheirmisleadingcallsfromLondonandotherdisbelievingstatessuchasAl
Musa`iry,hislikes,andthosewhocooperateinmischief,corruption,andmisleadingpeople.Thisisagreat
evilandmajormischief.YouhaveheardthedetailedreportdeliveredbySheikhSalihconcerningwhatthey
havepublishedofcursesandabusesofShaykhulIslamMuhammadIbn`AbdulWahhab(mayAllahbeMerciful
withhim).Theyhavesaidthathewasfoolandthathewasnotascholarandotherabuses.Thesewordscan
notbesaidbutbypeoplewhodonothaveanyloveforgood.ButatrueMuslimwhoactuallylovesAllah
andHisMessengerandhasjealousyforthereligionofAllahcannotabusecallerstoguidance,whorescue
peoplefromworshippingidols,trees,graves,andstones.TheyguidethemtoTawhid(beliefintheOneness
ofAllah/monotheism)andtheobedienceofAllah.

Therefore,wemustgetridofthesepamphletsandwarnpeopleagainstthem.Thereformeristheperson
whocallspeopletoAllahandtocommittotheirreligion.Headvisespeopletorecommendoneanotherto
righteousnessandcooperatewithrulersingoodness.HesupplicatestoAllahtograntrulersguidanceand
success,supportthemongoodness,setrighttheiraffairsandgrantthemsuccessinestablishingthetruth.

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ThisistheaffairsofthereformersandtheDu`ah.TheysupplicatetoAllahtograntthemgoodnessand
thankthemforperformingit.TheysupplicatetoAllahtosetrulersontherightpath,reformtheirretinue
andsafeguardthemagainstevilpeople.Theyalsocallforremovingabominableandevilthingswithgood
words,thebestmannersandinformtheauthoritiesandscholarsabouttheseevilsalongwithsupplicating
Allahtograntthemsuccessindoingso.Theyaskthemtorecommendoneanotherandtoguidepeopleto
that.Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: ByAlAsr(thetime). Verily,manisinloss, Exceptthosewhobelieve
(inIslmicMonotheism)anddorighteousgooddeeds,andrecommendoneanothertothetruth[i.e.orderoneanothertoperformall
kindsofgooddeeds(AlMaruf)whichAllhhasordained,andabstainfromallkindsofsinsandevildeeds(AlMunkarwhichAllhhas
forbidden],andrecommendoneanothertopatience(forthesufferings,harms,andinjurieswhichonemayencounterinAllhsCause
duringpreachingHisreligionofIslmicMonotheismorJihd).

ThisisthewayadviceandDa`wahshouldbeoffered.AdviceandDa`waharebutspreadingknowledge
throughtheQur'anandSunnah,advisingpeoplewithgoodwordsandkindnessandsupplicatingtoAllahto
grantMuslimssuccessandgoodconsequences.TheyarealsobutsupplicatingtoAllahtograntrulersgood
retinueandinvocatingAllahtograntscholarssuccessandguidanceandtosupporttheminconveyingthe
messageofIslamthroughDa`wahofficesandothermeans.Ialsoadviseourbrothersfromamongthe
Du`ahwhoareworkingatDa`wahofficestohavepatience,paygreatattentiontoknowledgeandlegal
proofs,andcareaboutinvitingthosewholiveinnonMuslimcountriestoIslamthroughendearingittothem
inorderthatAllahmightguidethematyourhands.Youhavetoinvitethemthroughtheirlanguagewith
kindness,illicitwordsandclearsentences.Iftheyareguided,youwillgetarewardsimilartothem.

TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)saidto`Aly(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim): IfAllahguidesarightevenoneman
throughyouthatisbetterforyouthantopossessthemostvaluableofthecamels. TheProphet(peacebeuponhim)also
said: Onewhoguidestosomethinggoodhasarewardsimilartothatofitsdoer. Therefore,Du`ahhavetoseekthe
rewardofAllahinthisregard.

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YouhavetoseekAllah'srewardwhereveryouaresolongasyouarepracticingDa`wahtoAllahthroughthe
Qur'anandtheSunnah.YoualsohavetoavoidsayingthingsaboutAllahofwhichyouhavenoknowledge
andtolearnandunderstand,inordertoteachpeople.Youalsohavetocooperateinrighteousnessand
piety.Ifyoudoso,youwillreceivegoodnessandgoodconsequence.

AllahistheonlyOnewhoisaskedtoguideusandyoutousefulknowledgeandrighteousdeeds,setright
ourheartsanddeeds,guideusandmakeusacauseforguidingothers.IaskHimalsotograntsuccesstoall
Muslimrulers,supportthem,setrighttheirretinue,grantthemunderstandingofreligion,safeguardthem
againstevilretinue,guidethemandmakethemacauseforguidingpeople.WealsoaskAllahtohelpthem
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ofAllah.

IalsoaskAllah(mayHebePraised)tosetrighttheaffairsofallMuslimseverywhere,grantthem
understandingoftheirreligion,appointasrulersthebestonesamongthem,setrighttheirleaders,grantall
MuslimrulersandleaderssuccessingoverningtheirpeopleaccordingtotheShari`ah(Islamiclaw)and
judgeaccordingtoit.IaskhimalsotograntthemcontentmentwithHisShari`ahandpreferringittoany
otherlaw.He(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)isMostBountiful,MostGenerous.

MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponHisservantandMessengerourProphetMuhammadanduponhis
family,Companions,andthosewhofollowhim!

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SomeadvicenottoreadthebulletinsofwhatiscalledtheCommitteeofLegalRights

HisEminenceShaykh`Abdul`AzizBin`AbdullahIbnBaz,theGeneralMuftioftheKingdomofSaudiArabiaandpresident
oftheCouncilofSeniorScholarsandChairmanoftheDepartmentsofScholarlyResearchandIfta',gave
advicetoallMuslimsnottoreadthebulletinsissuedbythecommitteeheadedbyMuhammadAlMusa`irywhich
iscalledtheCommitteeofLegalRights.ShaykhIbnBazstated,"Iadvisealltoabstainfromreadingsuch
bulletinsorpaytheleastattentiontothem."

HisEminenceShaykh`Abdul`AzizBin`AbdullahIbnBazstatedinalecturehedeliveredinRiyadhatthebeginningof
thepastweekthatthosewhoareissuingsuchbulletinsonlyintendtodisuniteMuslims,sowdissension
betweenpeopleandtheirrulers,andarouseFitnahanddissentionagainsttherulers'authority.Thisisa
graveevilandcorruption.TheyareendeavoringtodisuniteMuslims.

HisEminenceaddedthatconcerningwhatcomestousfromEuropefromAlMusa`iryandothersofsuchmatters
throughwhichtheyaimtosowdissentionandarouseFitnah,weshouldthrowaway,paynotattentionto
them.Weshouldwarnagainstsuchmatters.HisEminencepointedoutthatsuchpeopleopenthedoorfor
evilandFitnah.ItisobligatoryuponaMuslimtokeepawayfromthecausesofFitnahthatsowdissention
betweentheMuslimsandtheirrulers.AMuslimshouldbekeentouniteMuslimsandnottodisunitethemor
arouseFitnahamongthem.AMuslimshouldendeavortouniteMuslimsthroughgivingsincereadvice,
directions,andgoodwordswithoutsowingdissentionorgivingexpressionsthatcauseevil

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orcorruption,orusingstylesthatopenthedoorforevil,enmity,anddissention.

HisEminencestressedthatthiscanbedoneatlecturesorothermeetings.HeaddedthattheMuslimshould
bekeeninhislecturesandcassettestoselectthestylethatbenefitstheMuslimnationanddoesnotopenthe
doorforFitnah.

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Collectinginformationaboutthoseproposedascandidatesforemployment

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Q:AbrotherfromRiyadhasks:Iworkforaveryimportantofficialinthestatewho
sometimesentrustsmewiththetaskofgatheringdataaboutsomepeoplewhowanttowork
forhimorwhoarealreadyworkingforhimtheirattitudeandmanners,howgoodtheyare
andhowqualifiedtheyare,andsoon.Isitpermissibleformetocooperatewithhiminthis
matter?Please,advise.MayAllahrewardyouthebest!

A:Itispermissibleforyoutocarryoutsuchatasksolongasyoudoyourbesttobecertainof
theinformationyougivetohim.Youshouldavoidlyingorcheating,becauseifthisisdone
truthfullyandsincerely,itiscountedascooperatinginrighteousnessandpietyandgiving
sincereadvicetoabrother.MayAllahgrantusallsuccess!

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Therulingoninformingadministratorsaboutothers'violationsorshortfalls

Q:Brother:A.AfromMakkahAlMukarramahsays:IfInoticethatoneoftheemployeesinthe
departmentisnegligentordishonestinhiswork,isitpermissibleformetoreportthistothe
manager?

A : Itispermissibleforyoutoadviseanddirecthimtowardsgood,youshouldalsoencourage
himtomaintainhissenseofintegrity,butifhedoesnotrespond,youshouldsubmitthis
mattertothedesignatedauthority,accordingtotheSayingofAllah(GlorifiedandExaltedbe
He): HelpyouoneanotherinAlBirrandAtTaqw(virtue,righteousnessandpiety) AndthesayingoftheProphet
(peacebeuponhim): TheDin(ReligionofIslam)issincerity,herepeateditthrice.Wesaid:Towhom?Hesaid:ToAllah,
HisBook,HisMessenger,totheleadersofMuslimsandtheircommonfolks. RelatedbyMusliminhisSahih(authentic
bookofHadith).

MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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Rulingonsaying"GoodisfromAllahwhileevilandsinisfromourselvesandSatan"

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Q:WereceivedaquestionfromMakkahanditreads:SomeDu`ah(callerstoIslam)and
lecturerssayattheendoftheirlecture,"WhateverisgoodisfromAllahwhileevilandsinare
fromourselvesandSatan."Whatistherulingonsayingthat?Please,enlightenus.MayAllah
enlightenyou!

A : ThereisnothingwrongIseewithsayingthat,asitisthetruth.Alecturer,teacher,
preacheroranyoneelsegivingadviceshouldobserveTaqwa(fearingAllahasHeshouldbe
feared)andseekthetruth.Iftheydowell,itisduetoAllah'sFavoronthemandiftheyerr,it
isduetotheirnegligenceandSatan.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)andHisMessenger(peacebe
uponhim)arefreefromsucherror.AllahistheGrantorofsuccess!

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Rulingonsaying:"Youdonotdeservethat"or"ByAllah,youdonotdeservethat"

Q:SomeonefromRiyadhsays:Somepeoplesaytotheillpersontheyarevisiting,"Youdonot
deservethis"asiftheyareobjectingtoAllah'sDecree.Otherssayuponhearingthatsomeone
isill,"ByAllah!Theydonotdeserveit."IhopeYourEminencecanclarifytherulingonsaying
thesewords.MayAllahrewardyouthebest!

A : Itisnotpermissibletosaythesestatements,asitentailsobjectingtoAllah'sOrdainments,
whileHeisAllKnowingofHisServants.HeordainsanddecreeswithHisWisdomwhowillbe
sick,whowillbehealthy,whowillbepoor,andwhowillbewealthy.

However,itispermissibletosayduringsuchoccasions,"mayAllahprotectandhealhim"and
thelikeofthesecommendablewords.

IaskAllahtoguideallMuslimstounderstandHisReligionandholdfasttoit,forHeisthe
BestOnetobeasked.

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Rulingonsaying"IdonotbelieveImetyou''

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Q:SomeonefromthecityofMarratintheKingdomofSaudiArabiasays:Someonemaylook
forafriendandfailtofindhimatthebeginning.Aftermucheffortwhentheymeet,hesays,"I
donotbelieveitthatIfoundyou".WhatistheIslamicrulingonthisstatement?MayAllah
grantyousuccessandaidyou!

A : ThisisacommonlyusedstatementandIseenoharminusingit.Itsimplymeans"Ialmost
gaveuphopetofindyou".MayAllahgrantorussuccess!

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IsitpermissibleforasterilepersontosaythesupplicationutteredbyZakariyya(Zachariya),
"OMyLord!Leavemenotsingle(childless)"

Q:AbrotherfromJeddahsays:Isitpermissibleforasterilepersontosaythesupplication
saidbyProphetZakariyya(peacebeuponhim)mentionedintheQur'an: OMyLord!Leavemenot
single(childless),thoughYouaretheBestoftheinheritors. ?

A : Iseenoharminsayingthementionedsupplication.AMuslimcanalsoinvokeAllahsaying
"OAllah!Grantmegoodoffspring,""OAllah!Bestowuponmerighteousoffspring!"andthe
likeoftheseinvocationsandallofthisisacceptable.

Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: OmyLord!GrantmefromYou,agoodoffspring.YouareindeedtheAllHearerofinvocation.

Moreover,itispermissibleforaMuslimtogotospecialists,forhemaybesufferingfrom
anothercurablediseaseandnotfromsterility.Likewise,itispermissibleforamantomarry
anotherwomanwhohasalreadyborechildren,seekingthegoodoffspring,forthedelayin
havingchildrenmaybeduetoareasonrelatedtothewife

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andnottohim.ItisauthenticallyreportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)said, "Marry
womenwhoarefertileandaffectionate,forIwilltakeprideinyourgreatnumberoverothernationsontheDayofResurrection."

MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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TheProperPronunciationoftheTestimonyofFaith

Q:AbrotherfromKuwaitasks:IhearsomepeoplepronouncingthetestimonyofFaithsaying
"Ashhadu'ANNA'[stressingtheN]lailahaillaAllah"whileotherssay"Ashhadu'AN'lailaha
illaAllah".Whichofthetwopronunciationsiscorrect?Pleaseenlightenus,mayAllah
enlightenyou!

A : Thecorrectpronunciationis"AshhaduanlailahaillaAllah"anditmeans"Itestifythereis
nogodbutAllah".ItiseasierintheArabiclanguagetomergethetwoletters"n"andthe
following"l"tobesaidas"l"forclarificationofmeaning.Likewise,thereisnoharminsaying
"AshhaduannahulailahaillaAllah"addingan"h".However,itisbettertopronounceitasit
isconfirmedinHadithfromtheProphet(peacebeuponhim),droppingthe"n"soundand
mergingitinthe"l".AllahistheGrantorofsuccess.

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Rulingondescribingnursesasangelsofmercy

Q:SomeonefromDammamsays:Wefindcommonpeople,authorsandpoetsdescribingnurses
intheirbooksandpoemsasangelsofmercy.WhatisYourEminenceviewofthisdescription?
Isitpermissibletouse?Please,giveusyourFatwa(legalopinionissuedbyaqualifiedMuslim
scholar).MayAllahrewardyouwell!Peacebeuponyou!

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A : Itisnotpermissibletousethisdescription,sinceangelsaremalesandnotfemales.Allah
(GlorifiedbeHe)disapprovedwhenMushriks(thosewhoassociateotherswithAllahinHis
Divinityorworship)claimedthatangelswerefemales.Moreover,trueangelsofmercyarenot
similartonurses,whocanbekindorwicked.Thus,itisnotpermissibletousethisdescription
withnurses.AllahistheGrantorofsuccess!

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Rulingonknockingonwoodasprotectionfromtheevileyebysaying"knockonwood"

Q:BrotherAbu`UmarfromDamascusasksthatwhenmentioningafavorwhichAllah
bestoweduponabrotherorfriend,somewouldknockonthewood,asanexpressionoffearof
theevileyeandaskotherstoknockonthewood,bysaying,"knockonwood".Whatisthe
Shari`ah(Islamiclaw)rulingconcerningthis?Guideus,mayAllahrewardyouinshaaAllah
(ifAllahwills)!

A : ThisactisMunkar(thatwhichisunacceptableordisapprovedofbyIslamiclawand
Muslimsofsoundintellect)andaFasid(corrupt,void)beliefthatisnotpermissibletodo.

ItisprescribedwhenreceivingafavororbeingsafefromeviltothankandpraiseAllahasking
HimtoperfectHisfavoruponyouandhelpyouthankHimforit.IntheEverGloriousQur'an,
Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: And(remember)whenyourLordproclaimed:"Ifyougivethanks(by
acceptingFaithandworshippingnonebutAllh),Iwillgiveyoumore(ofMyBlessings)butifyouarethankless(i.e.disbelievers),
verilyMypunishmentisindeedsevere." Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: ThereforerememberMe(bypraying,
glorifying),Iwillrememberyou,andbegratefultoMe(forMycountlessFavoursonyou)andneverbeungratefultoMe.

MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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Du`a'foralonglife

QFromA.H,Abha:IsitpermissibletomakeDu`a'(supplication)foralonglifeorthelengthof
one'slifeisdecreedandthereisnopointinmakingaDu`a'forittobemadelong?

A : Thereisnothingwrongwiththat,butitisbettertoaddsomefurtherdefinitiontowhatis
askedfor,suchassaying, MayAllahgrantyoualonglifeinobediencetoAllah,orin
goodnessororthatwhichpleasesAllah.

ItisknownthatDu`a'doesnotgoagainsttheDivineDecreeindeeditispartofthedecree,
likemedicines,Ruqyah(recitingQur'anandsayingsupplicationsoverthesickseekinghealing)
andsoon.

AllthelegalmeansthatdonotgoagainsttheteachingsofIslamarepartsoftheDivine
Decree.

ThedecreeofAllahwillbecarriedoutwithregardtothesickandthehealthyandthosefor
whomDu`a'ismadeandthoseforwhomDu`a'isnotmade.However,Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)
enjoinsadoptingtheprescribedandpermissiblemeans,thenHedecideswhateverHewills.All
ofthatisoftheDivineDecree.

MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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Rulingontakingphotosofthewashingofthedeceasedasareminder

Q:Whatistherulingonrecordingthephotosofthewashingofthedeceasedbyvideoand
sellingitonthegroundsthatitisforthesakeofremindingpeopleofdeath?

A : Ifwhatismeantistakingphotosofthedeceasedwhilstheisbeingwashed,thatisnot
permissible,becausetheProphet(peacebeuponhim) forbademakingimagesofanybeingswithsoulsandhe
cursedtheimagemakersandsaidthattheywillbethemostseverelypunishedofthepeopleontheDayofResurrection.

However,ifwhatthequestionermeansisinordertoexplainhowtowashthedeceasedinthe
mannerprescribedbyAllahonavideocassettetapewhichistobedistributedandsold,then
thereisnothingwrongwiththat,justasrecordingsmaybemadetoteachpeoplehowto

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offerSalah(Prayer)andotherthingswhichpeopleneedbutwithouttakingfullphotosof
people.

MayAllahhelpusalltoacquirebeneficialknowledgeanddorighteousdeeds!

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Rulingonstuffinganimalsandbirds

Q:BrotherM.H.MfromRiyadhasksthatsomepeoplehaveanimalsandbirdsstuffed,by
puttingsalt,dettol,cottonandothermaterialsinsidethem,thentheyputthemintheirliving
roomsfordecoration.WhatistherulingofthepureShari`ah(Islamiclaw)concerningthat?
Guideus,mayAllahrewardyouthebest!

A : Itisnotpermissibletodosuchthingsbecauseitisawasteofmoneyandameansof
becomingattachedtothatstuffedanimalandthinkingthatitwardsoffevilfromthehouse
anditsoccupants,assomeignorantpeoplemaythink.Itisalsoameansthatleadstopeople
hanginguppicturesofbeingswithsouls,followingtheexampleoftheonewhohadtheanimal
stuffed,thinkingthatitisanimage.ThePermanentCommitteeforScholarlyResearchand
Ifta',undermyleadershipandwithmyparticipation,issuedafatwatothiseffect.

MayAllahgrantussuccess!

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ThecollectiveFatawa

Q:Somepeoplesaythattheproblemsofthepresentagearegettingmorecomplicatedand
interlaced,thusFatawa(legalopinionsissuedbyaqualifiedMuslimscholar)shouldbeissued
byanintegratedteamofspecialists,whoarewellawareoftheproblemorthesituation,
includingthejurist.Whatdoyouthinkinthisregard?

A : Indeed,FatawashouldbebasedupontheevidenceofShari`ah(Islamiclaw).IfFatwais
issuedbyagroupofscholars,itismuchbetterandclosertoAlHaqq(theTruth),butthisdoes
notpreventascholarfromgivingFatawaaccordingtohisknowledgeofthesanctified
Shari`ah.

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IsIjma`definitiveorspeculativeevidence?

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Q:IsIjma`(consensusofscholars)definitiveorspeculativeevidence?Please,clarifythepoint
indetail,mayAllahrewardyou!

A : TheaffirmativeIjma`isadefinitiveevidenceitisoneofthethreefundamentalsthatis
impermissibletooppose:theBook,Sunnah(whateverisreportedfromtheProphet)and
Ijma`.ThedefinitiveIjma`istheconsensusoftheSalaf(righteouspredecessors)ofthe
CompanionsoftheProphet(peacebeuponhim)(mayAllahbepleasedwiththem),forafter
theireradifferenceincreasedandspreadamongtheMuslimUmmah(nationbasedonone
creed),asShaykhAlIslamIbnTaymiyyah(mayAllahbemercifulwithhim)pointedoutinhisbook
Al`AqidahAlWasitiyyahandotherscholars.

Insupportofthis,Allah(ExaltedbeHe)saysinSurah(Qur'anicchapter)AlNisa': Andwhoever
contradictsandopposestheMessenger(Muhammad)aftertherightpathhasbeenshownclearlytohim,and
followsotherthanthebelieversway,Weshallkeephiminthepathhehaschosen,andburnhiminHellwhatanevildestination!

MayAllahhelpMuslimstounderstandHisreligion,holdfasttoit,andabandonwhatever
contradictsit.Verily,AllahistheAllHearer,theEverNear.

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Rulingoneatingthemeatofanimalskilledbyelectricalshock

AllpraisebetoAllahAlone.MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponHisMessenger,andhisfamily,and
Companions.IhavereadtheFatwathatwaspublishedbyAlMuslimunnewspaperissueno.24in
21/08/1405A.H.byHisEminenceShaykhYusufAlQaradawy.TheFatwacontainedaparagraphthatreads:"It
isHalal(lawful)forustoeatfromthefrozenmeat,whetherchickenorbeef,whichisimportedfromthe
PeopleoftheBookandwhichisofanimalsthatwerekilledbyelectricalshock.Thisrulingappliesaslongas
thePeopleoftheBookthemselvesregardsuchmeatasHalaletc."

WhatIwouldliketosayhereisthatFatwasthatdealwiththeconcernedmatterneedtobeclarifiedindetail.
BoththeQur'anandSunnah(whateverisreportedfromtheProphet)signifythatanimalsthatare
slaughteredbythepeopleoftheBookareHalalandthatthosewhichareslaughteredbyKafirs(disbelievers)
areHaram(prohibited).Regardingthis,Allah(nayHebeExalted)says: MadelawfultoyouthisdayareAtTayyibt
[allkindsofHall(lawful)foods,whichAllhhasmadelawful(meatofslaughteredeatableanimals,milkproducts,fats,vegetables
andfruits)].Thefood(slaughteredcattle,eatableanimals)ofthepeopleoftheScripture(JewsandChristians)islawfultoyouand
yoursislawfultothem. ThisAyah(Qur'anicverse)isanexplicittextforthepermissibilityofeatingfromthe
foodofthepeopleoftheBooki.e.theJewsandtheChristians.Moreover,foodherereferstoslaughteredanimals
andtheAyahimpliesthatanimalswhichareslaughteredbyKafirsareHaram.Nevertheless,scholars
excludedfromtheforegoingrulingthemeatofanimalswhichhavebeenslaughteredasasacrificefor
anyoneotherthanAllahorhavebeenslaughteredforidolsoronwhichAllah'sNamehasnotbeen
mentionedwhileslaughteringsuchmeatisdeclaredabsolutelyHarambyAllah'ssaying: Forbiddentoyou(for
food)are:AlMaitah(thedeadanimalscattlebeastnotslaughtered),blood,thefleshofswine,andthatonwhichAllhsNamehas
notbeenmentionedwhileslaughtering

Ontheotherhand,animalsthathavebeenkilledinanIslamicallyillegalmannersuchasbyelectricalshock
orstranglingareregardedasHaramasthosethathavebeenkilledbyaviolentbloworsuffocationaccording
totherealityofeverycaseandwhethersuchanimalshavebeenkilledbythePeopleoftheBookorMuslims.

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Asforanimalsthatwedonotknowthewaythroughwhichtheyhavebeenslaughtered(killed),theoriginal
rulingistoconsiderthemHalalwhethertheyhavebeenslaughteredbyMuslimsorthePeopleoftheBook.
Besides,animalsthathavebeenelectricallyshockedorhitstronglybutthenslaughteredintheShar`y
(Islamiclegal)waywhiletheywerestillaliveareconsideredHalal,forAllah(ExaltedbeHe)says: Forbidden
toyou(forfood)are:AlMaitah(thedeadanimalscattlebeastnotslaughtered),blood,thefleshofswine,andthatonwhichAllhs
Namehasnotbeenmentionedwhileslaughtering,(thatwhichhasbeenslaughteredasasacrificeforothersthanAllh,orhasbeen
slaughteredforidols)andthatwhichhasbeenkilledbystrangling,orbyaviolentblow,orbyaheadlongfall,orbythegoringof
horns,andthatwhichhasbeen(partly)eatenbyawildanimal,unlessyouareabletoslaughterit(beforeitsdeath),andthatwhichis
sacrificed(slaughtered)onAnNusub(stonealtars).(Forbidden)alsoistousearrowsseekingluckordecision(all)thatisFisqun
(disobedienceofAllhandsin)

TheforegoingAyahthussignifiesthatanimalsthathavebeenkilledbystranglingorbyaviolentbloware
Haram.Thesamerulingthusappliestoanimalsthathavebeenelectricallyshockedanddiedbeforebeing
slaughtered.Thisalsoappliestoanimalsthathavebeenhitontheirheadsoronanyotherpartoftheir
bodiesandthendiedbeforebeingslaughtered.

Consequently,itisevidentnowthattheanswerofShaykhYusuf(mayAllahgranthimsuccess)isageneral
one.Anyway,thefactthattheJewsortheChristiansregardanimalsthathavebeenkilledbystranglingor
electricalshockasHalaldoesnotrenderthemHalalforMuslims.ThiswouldalsoapplyifsomeMuslims
weretoregardsuchanimalsasHalal.Therulingthusistobedecidedaccordingtowhatthepurified
Shari`ah(Islamiclaw)declaresasHalalorHaram.Tomakeitmoreclear,thegeneralityoftheAyahthat
permitseatingfromthefoodofthePeopleoftheBookmaynotbeexplainedasmakinganimalsthathave
beenkilledbystrangling,violentblow,etc.,HalalthoughtheyareexplicitlydeclaredasHaramaccordingto
theotherAyah.Rather,thegeneralAyahshouldbeunderstoodinlightoftheplainAyahastheruleofUsul
ulFiqh(principlesofIslamicjurisprudence)states.

RegardingtheHadithwhichisnarratedby`Aishah(mayAllahbepleasedwithher)andthatShaykhYusuf
referredto,itrelatestosomepeoplewhowerenewMuslimsandnotKafirs(disbelievers).Thus,sucha
Hadithmaynotbeusedasproofforthepermissibilityofeatingfromanimalswhichareslaughteredby
KafirsandwhichtheShari`ahdeclaresasHaram.FollowingisthetextoftheconcernedHadith:`Aishah(may
Allahbepleasedwithher)narratedthat: SomepeoplesaidtotheProphet(peacebeuponhim):'Somepeopleofferus
meat(toeat)whilewedonotknowwhethertheymentionedtheNameofAllahontheslaughteredanimalornot?'TheProphet(peace
beuponhim)said:'YoumayyourselvesmentiontheNameofAllahonit

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andtheneatfromit.'She(`Aishah)said:'SuchpeoplewerenewMuslims.' (RelatedbyAlBukhari).

ItisworthmentioningthatMuslimshavetoadviseeachotherandcooperateinrighteousnessandpiety. www.ircpk.com
Finally,IaskAllah(ExaltedbeHe)tohelpus,HisEminentShaykhYusuf,andallMuslimstoberightinoursayingsanddeeds.Verily,
AllahistheBestOnetobeaskedforhelp.

MayAllah'sPeaceandBlessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,andCompanions!

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RulingonadoptingMuslimorphans,establishingprojectsbyandseekingthehelpofChristian
missionaries

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Thisletterisfrom`Abdul`AzizIbn`AbdullahIbnBaztothehonorablebrotherBabakerGawm,mayAllahguidehim
towhateverpleasesHimandgranthimextensiveknowledgeandIman(faith).Amen!

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

Ihavereceivedyourletterwhichconsistsofthreequestions.MayAllahgrantyousuccessandguidance!

First:WhatistherulingonadoptingMuslimorphansbyamissionarygroup?Wouldyouplease
provideuswithevidence?

A : ItisnotpermissibletoputMuslimorphansupforadoptionbytheChristiansorothers.Thisis
becauseofthegreatdangeritentailsastheywillbebroughtupaccordingtononIslamic
teachings.TheorphansareatrustinMuslimscharge,soitisnotpermissibletogivethemto
anyoneotherthanMuslims.Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)says, Thebelievers,menandwomen,areAuliy(helpers,
supporters,friends,protectors)ofoneanother Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: Andthosewhodisbelievearealliesof
oneanother,(and)ifyou(Muslimsofthewholeworldcollectively)donotdoso[i.e.becomeallies,asoneunitedblockunderone
Khalifah(achiefMuslimrulerforthewholeMuslimworld)tomakevictoriousAllhsreligionofIslmicMonotheism],therewillbe
Fitnah(wars,battles,polytheism)andoppressionontheearth,andagreatmischiefandcorruption(appearanceofpolytheism).

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Second:WhatistherulingonestablishingIslamicprojectsbythehelpofChristianorJewish
missionaries?

Answer:ItisimpermissibleforIslamicprojectstobecarriedoutbyKafirs(disbelievers).This
isbecausetheycannotbetrustworthyasfarasMusliminterestsareconcerned.Moreover,

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Allah(GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe)says: IndeedtherehasbeenanexcellentexampleforyouinIbrhm(Abraham)
andthosewithhim,whentheysaidtotheirpeople:"Verily,wearefreefromyouandwhateveryouworshipbesidesAllh:wehave
rejectedyou,andtherehasstartedbetweenusandyouhostilityandhatredforeveruntilyoubelieveinAllhAlone"

Basedontheproofmentionedaboveaswellasothers,adecreewasissuedbytheCouncilof
SeniorScholarsintheKingdomofSaudiArabiabanningnonMuslimsfromworkinginthefieldofthe
constructionofMasjids(mosques).

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Third:WhatistherulingonseekingandacceptingthehelpofKafirs(disbelievers)?

Answer:Thisneedssomeclarification:ifthereisnofearthatseekingandacceptingsuchhelp
willaffecttheDin(religion)oftheconcernedpersonbadly,thiswillbepermissibleandvice
versa.TheforegoingisbasedontheShar`y(Islamiclegal)proofsthatsignifytheobligationto
bewareofAllah'sprohibitionsandstayfarawayfromallthatdispleasesHim.Moreover,itis
authenticallyreportedthattheProphet(peacebeuponhim)acceptedsomegiftsthatwere
giventohimbysomeMushriks(thosewhoassociatesotherswithAllahinHisDivinityor
worship)whileinsomeotheroccasionshe(peacebeuponhim)didnotacceptgiftsofother
Mushriks.Thiswasduetothereasonthatwementionedaboveasscholarsstated.

MayAllahgrantussuccess!MaypeaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,his
family,andCompanions!

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GivingopiniononestablishingascholarlySalafyorganizationunderthenameTheQur'anand
SunnahCharitableAssociationinKhartumSudan

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DearEminentprominentShaykh\`Abdul`AzizBin`AbdullahIbnBaz,mayAllahsafeguardyou!

Assalamu`alaykumwarahmatullahwabarakatuh(MayAllah'sPeace,Mercy,andBlessingsbeuponyou!)

MayAllahgrantyougoodhealthandincreaseyouinIman(Faith)andpiety!Tocommence:

Q:WeareagroupofDu`ah(callerstoIslam)andseekersofIslamicknowledgeinSudan
whomAllahgrantedbeliefinthe`Aqidah(creed)ofourSalaf(righteouspredecessors)
regardingTawhid(beliefintheOneness)ofAllah's`Ibadah(worship),Names,Attributes,etc.
OuraimistoservethepurposeofseekingIslamicknowledge,spreadingitamongstpeople,
andmakingDa`wah(callingtoIslam)allovertheworldinthesamewaythatitwasdoneby
ourSalaf.WealsoaimatteachingpeopletheaffairsoftheirDin(religion)regardingTawhid
(monotheism),pillarsofIslam,etc.WealsowanttocombatShirk(associatingotherswith
AllahinHisDivinityorworship)andBid`ahs(innovationsinreligion),tocalltostickingtothe
Qur'anandSunnahaccordingtotheunderstandingofourSalaf,toencouragevirtueand
eliminatevice,andtoeducatepeopleaboutgoodmoralsandtakethemawayfrombadones.
WecooperatewithallthosewhomakeDa`wahintherightandproperway,forAllah(Exalted
beHe)says: HelpyouoneanotherinAlBirrandAtTaqw(virtue,righteousnessandpiety) Ontheotherhand,we
donotformafactionalcoalitionoraparty.Wearenotpartialtospecificleadersor
organizationsandwedonotbaseourAlWala'walBara'(loyaltyanddisassociation)onanyof
theforegoingties.Rather,ourWala'(loyalty)andBara'(disassociation)areforAllah'ssakeas
wasthewayofourSalaf.Ourworkismainlytoestablisheducationalcenters,

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buildMasjids(mosques),religiousinstitutes,schoolsforQur'anmemorization,andpublic
libraries.Wealsoreleasebeneficialbooks,scholarlystudies,andtapes.Besides,we
propagateHijab(veil)anddoourbesttomakeourUmmah(nation)moreattachedtoits
piousscholars.

WethusfoundedascholarlySalafy(basedonthewayfollowedbyrighteouspredecessors)
organizationthatisrunbyagroupofgraduatesofdifferentIslamicuniversitiesinthe
KingdomofSa`udiArabia.Theconcernedorganizationwasstartedbygraduateswhohave
studiedunderthemostknowledgeableShaykhsofSalafiyyah(thosefollowingthewayofthe
righteouspredecessors)andwhocalledittheQur'anandSunnahCharitableAssociationin
Khartoum.Thequestionnowiswhetheritispermissibletoworktowardsachievingthegoals
mentionedabovethroughtheconcernedassociation?Itisnoteworthythatwedonotabideby
thesystemofanyspecificgroupinSudanaswedisagreewithsuchgroupsoncertainissues
butwemaintainbrotherlyrelationshipsandcooperatewiththemintruth.Provideuswith
yourbeneficialanswer,please!

Answer:PraisebetoAllah.MaypeaceandblessingsbeupontheMessengerofAllah,his
family,Companionsandthosewhofollowhisguidance!

TheapproachthatyoureferredtoaboveregardingDa`wahandguidingpeopletogoodness
throughtheQur'an,Sunnah,andthewayofSalafisarightapproachthatweadviseyouto
stayfirmon.WeenjoinyoutocooperatewithallotherDu`ahsinSudanandanywhereelsein
allthatconformstoQur'an,Sunnah,andthepracticeofSalaf.YoushouldthusclarifyTawhid
alongwithitsproofsandwarnagainstShirk,itsmeans,Bid`ahs,anddifferentkindsofsins.It
isworthmentioningthatyoushouldusethebestwordingandmentiontheShar`y(Islamic
legal)proofsforalltheforegoing.Allah(ExaltedbeHe)says: Andwhoisbetterinspeechthanhewho
[says: MyLordisAllh(believesinHisOneness),andthenstandsfirm(actsuponHisOrder),and]invites(men)toAllhs(Islmic
Monotheism),anddoesrighteousdeeds Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: Say(OMuhammad):
"ThisismywayIinviteuntoAllh(i.e.totheOnenessofAllhIslmicMonotheism)withsureknowledge,Iandwhosoeverfollows
me(alsomustinviteotherstoAllhi.e.totheOnenessofAllhIslmicMonotheismwithsureknowledge).

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Allah(GlorifiedbeHe)alsosays: Invite(mankind,OMuhammad)totheWayofyourLord(i.e.
Islm)withwisdom(i.e.withtheDivineRevelationandtheQurn)andfairpreaching,andarguewiththeminawaythatisbetter.
Moreover,theProphet(peacebeuponhim)said: Whoeverguidestosomethinggoodhasarewardsimilarto
thatofitsdoer. (RelatedbyMusliminhisSahih(authentic)BookofHadith).Besides, theProphet
(peacebeuponhim)saidto`Aly(mayAllahbepleasedwithhim)whenhesenthimtoKhaybartocalltheJewstoIslam:'Invitethem
toIslamandinformthemofthereligiousobligationsthatAllahimposedonthem.ByAllah,ifAllahguidesarightevenoneperson
throughyou,thiswillbebetterforyouthantopossessthemostvaluablecamels. (AgreeduponbyImamsAlBukhari www.ircpk.com
andMuslim).TherearemanyotherAyahs(Qur'anicverses)andHadithstothesameeffect.

Finally,IaskAllahtograntyousuccessandhelpyouachieveallgoodness.MayAllahmakeus
andyouamongsttheguidingandguidedpeople!Verily,AllahistheMostGenerous,theMost
Bountiful.MaypeaceandblessingsbeuponourProphetMuhammad,hisfamily,and
Companions!

AllpraisebetoAllahAlone!TheEndoftheeighthvolumeofthebookofthecompilationof
(Variant

Fatwasandessays)byHisEminenceShaykh`Abdul`AzizBin`AbdullahIbnBazmayAllah
safeguardhim.Itwillbefollowed,InshaaAllah(ifAllahwills),by

theninthvolumethatdiscussesTawhidandthelikerelevantissues

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