Archive for July, 2015

How can you be a martyr if you are in the Hell-Fire?!

July 21, 2015

The following excellent excerpt:

http://mtws.posthaven.com/how-can-you-be-a-martyr-if-you-are-in-the-hell-fire-number-jihadist-number-isis

was translated from a brief lecture by Shaikh Saalih al Fawzaan which can be listened to from here:

http://ar.alnahj.net/audio/552

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Islamic Condemnation of Terrorists, Hijackers & Suicide Bombers

July 21, 2015

A small yet excellent book put together by http://www.spubs.com which can be downloaded from this link:

http://salaficentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/TheCondemnationOfTerrorism_d.pdf

( http://salaficentre.com/ )

They say: “If Allaah had willed, we would not have taken partners (in worship) with Him…”

July 8, 2015

“Those who took partners (in worship) with Allâh will say: “If Allâh had willed, we would not have taken partners (in worship) with Him, nor would our fathers, and we would not have forbidden anything (against His Will).” Likewise belied those who were before them, (they argued falsely with Allâh’s Messengers), till they tasted of Our Wrath.” (6:148)

Some of the points of benefit Imaam as-Sa’dee mentioned in his tafsir of this verse:

That the kufaar try to use Allaah’s qadar (pre-decree) as an argument to excuse their choosing to disbelieve and deny the Prophets. Imaam as-Sa’dee mentioned that their argument is refuted from a number of angles, from them:

– that if their argument was correct, then Allaah would not have allowed them to be punished – Allaah only punishes the one who deserves the punishment

– that Allaah, The Most High, gave everyone ability (qudrah) and desire (iraadah) so that they can fulfill the duties they have been commanded with. He hasn’t made obligatory upon anyone anything that they are unable to do. Nor has He prohibited anyone from anything that they are unable to leave off.

– that Allaah, The Most High, does not force anyone to do anything. Rather, He has made their actions a result of their choices. If they desire (shaa’a) to do something they do it, and if they desire to not do something, they do not do it.

– Everyone can tell the difference between having free choice in one’s actions and being forced

– those who use the argument of pre-decree as an excuse to disobey Allaah contradict themselves in that because they themselves would not accept this argument. If someone beat them, took their wealth, or did some other evil deed to them and then tried to use pre-decree as an argument to excuse their actions, they would not accept this from them and would become very angry

(end of points of benefit brought from Imaam as-Sa’dee’s tafsir)

Also see what Shaikh Uthaymeen said here:

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/there-is-no-excuse-in-qadr-divine-decree-shaikh-uthaymeen/

Drawing pictures depicting people or events from the Quran

July 2, 2015

Taken from http://www.alifta.com fatwa no. 18828

Praise be to Allah, Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Last Prophet!

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’ reviewed the question submitted to His Eminence the Grand Mufty by the Deputy Director of the Cooperative Office For Da`wah and Guidance in Al-Quway`iyyah, under no. (5/17/KH), dated 15 Muharram, 1417 A.H., and it was referred to the Committee by the Secretariat General of the Council of Senior Scholars under no. 894 on 9 Safar, 1417A.H. The following is the wording of the question:

What is the ruling on drawing pictures to illustrate the Ayahs (Qur’anic verses) such as drawing camels and writing beneath the picture His (Exalted be He) statement: Do they not look at the camels, how they are created? Etc.? We hope that you would issue a Fatwa in this regard.

(Part No. 1; Page No. 308)

  After studying the matter, the Committee replied:

It is Haram (prohibited) to illustrate the Qur’an using pictures that show parables of the prophets and the messengers of Allah (peace be upon them), pious people, Kafirs (disbelievers), devils, and beings such as trees, and the like. It is not permissible to draw, print, publish, or use such pictures regardless of the good intentions of the artist such as; making the Ayahs easy for the children or new Muslims to understand, or any other reasons. The legal violations involved include:

1. Drawing pictures of beings with souls or trees, etc. To illustrate the Qur’an is a Bid`ah (innovation in Islam). It contradicts the Manhaj (methodology) of the scholars in explaining the meanings of the Qur’an in the present and past.

2. This act devalues the Qur’an and belittles its glorious meanings.

3. It is a way to explain its meaning by ways which Allah (Glorified be He) did not legislate.

4. Drawing prophets and messengers make them subject to mockery,

(Part No. 1; Page No. 309)

 contempt, and disdain. Anyone who draws their pictures commits a great sin as mocking any Prophet is Kufr (disbelief) as mentioned in the Qur’an.

5. Drawing imaginary pictures of prophets is an evident reason behind Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship), and marred monotheism. Allah informed us of those who worshiped Wadd, Suwa`, Yaghuth, Ya`uq, and Nasr (names of their idols). Allah states, And they have said: ‘You shall not leave your gods: nor shall you leave Wadd, nor Suwâ‘ …nor Yaghûth, nor Ya‘ûq nor Nasr’ (these are the names of their idols) And indeed they have led many astray. The people of Nuh (Noah, peace be upon him) became disbelievers when they carved the pictures of those righteous people and erected their statues in their gatherings. This lead them to worship those people.

6. Taswir (painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography) of beings with a soul is Haram (prohibited). There are many authentic Hadiths related from the Prophet (peace be upon him) in the Sihah (authentic books), Sunan, and Musnads that indicate the prohibition of the Taswir of any being with a soul, whether human or not. There are also many Hadiths that urge defacing pictures, cursing the image makers, and that they will be the most grievously tormented people on the Day of Resurrection. Here are some of the authentic Hadiths that were mentioned in this regard. It is recorded in the Two Sahih (authentic) Books of Hadith (i.e. Al-Bukhari and Muslim), on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that

the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) stated, Allah (Exalted be He) stated, “Who can be more unjust than he

(Part No. 1; Page No. 310)

 who tries to create the like of My creatures? Let them (i.e. I challenge them to) create an atom (or a small ant), a grain of wheat or a grain of barley!” (The wording is cited according to the narration of Muslim)

It was also related in them on the authority of Ibn Mas`ud (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, The people who will receive the severest punishment from Allah will be the picture makers. It is also recorded in the Two Sahihs on the authority of Ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, Those who make statues would be punished on the Day of Resurrection and it would be said to them: Breathe soul into what you have created.” (The wording is cited according to the narration of Al-Bukhari)

`Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) related, “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) came to me, and I had screened my alcove with a curtain on which there were pictures. When the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) saw it, he tore it and the color of his face changed (due to anger) and he said, ‘O `Aishah! The people who will receive the severest punishment on the Day of Resurrection will be those who imitate Allah’s Creation.’ So we tore it up and we stuffed a cushion or two cushions with it.” (Related by Muslim) This is in addition to many other Hadiths to this effect.

It is not permissible to explain the Qur’an in this manner; it is not permissible to explain the Hadith related by the Prophet (peace be upon him) in this manner for the same reasons mentioned above.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

Member Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
Bakr Abu Zayd Salih Al-Fawzan `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-`Aziz Al Al-Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz