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[Part1] The Heretical and Deviant Concepts Of The Bareilwi’s & Soofee’s and their Likes.

August 13, 2013 Leave a comment

 

Malfoozaat (writings) is a book of Ahmad Radha Khaan (d.1340/1921) who was the founder of the Indian subcontinent sect known as Bareilwi’s. However this word has been misconstrued and translated as Ahlus- Sunnah Wal-Jamaah which is highly erroneous. The Bareilwee’s however do not like to use this term rather they use terms, which are synonymous with soofee terminology. For example they will attribute themselves to one of the soofee tareeqah like, Qaadiree or Naqshbandee and so on. In essence they are bareilwees, which is best understood to be a subsect of soofism and it is related to the more vast classification of soofism by the tareeqahs.

 
The western Soofee sympathisers and propagators in the west like Hishaam Kabbanee, Nuh Ha Meem Keller, Hamza Yusuf Hanson, Abdul-Hakim Muraad, Gibril Fouad Haddaad and others all promote and endorse Ahmad Radha Khaan and his works, they defend him, revere him and promote him in whatever form possible, sometimes directly and most directly when answering questions. We will mention some statements from this book, which will highlight some defective and corrupt beliefs of the bareilwis. Some of these examples will clearly show some of the shirk of the bareilwis which propagate and secondly it will shed some light on the beliefs of bareilwi church father, Ahmad Radha khaan.

 

(1) Ahmad Radha Khaan was asked are their muslims amongst jinns and angels. He replied,

“An angel became muslim and she would often come to visit me. One day she did not come so I questioned her, she replied, “One of my close friends died in Hindustaan (Hindh-Early day India) so I went there and on the way I saw Iblees praying the salah.”

(Malfoozaat (1/29).

 

 

(2) Someone asked Ahmad Radha Khaan concerning the drowning of Junaid Baghdaadee when he said ‘Yaa Allaah’ (Oh Allaah). Ahmad Radha Khaan replies, “It was the river of Hadeeqah where Sayyidee Junaid Baghdadee was travelling and he started to walk on the water as he did on the land. Another man who was behind him who also needed to get across the river but there was no boat at the time. He saw Junaid walking across the water so he asked, “How may I cross” so Junaid said, “Say Yaa Junaid Yaa Junaid (Oh Junaid Oh Junaid). So the man did as he was told and he started to walk on the water as he did on land. When he reached  the middle, The accursed Shaytaan put whisperings in his heart that Junaid is saying Yaa Allaah and he said to me to say Yaa Junaid. So I also started saying Yaa Allaah, and immediately he fell into the water??? he said, “Oh Junaid im going (to die).” So Junaid said, “Say Yaa Junaid Yaa Junaid.” I started to say it again and eventually i crossed the river.” when they were both across the man behind said to Junaid, “Why is it that when you say ‘Yaa Allaah’ you walk and do not drown and when I say ‘Yaa Allaah’ I drown.” Junaid said,

“Oh childish one, you have not even reached Junaid yet and you want to reach Allaah.”

(Malfoozaat (1/131).

 

This is the belief of the Bareilwi soofees that The accursed Shaytaan put whisperings in his heart to say Yaa Allaah and you have clearly read that the soofees call the people to their worship as did Junaid here.

 

 

(3) Ahmad Radha Khaan writes,

“There were Two walee’s and they lived either side of a wide river, one day one of them made rice pudding and told his servant to take it to his friend. The servant replied “Master, how can I, there is a river in the way, how will I get across, I have no sailing equipment” the man replied “go to the river and say to it I have come from a man who has not slept with his wife”. The servant was amazed as the walee had children nonetheless he thought it was important to follow what the walee had said. He did as he was instructed and immediately a path formed between the river, he walked across and gave it to the other walee who ate the rice pudding and said “Give my salaam to your Master” the servant replied “I can only do that when I get across the river” The walee replied say to the river “I have come from the one who has not eaten for 30 years” the servant was amazed as the walee (Supposed Pious man) had just eaten in front of him, he got to the river and did as he was told and another path was formed between the river gave him way and he walked across.”

(Malfoozaat (1/131-132).

 

 

(4) Ahmad Radha Khaan writes,

“Our peer (holy men) can be present in every place in 10,000 places in 10,000 cities at one time” and he gives an example, “it was possible for Sayyidee Fathe Muhammad Quddus to be present in 10 different gatherings at once.”

 

Then Ahmad Radha gives an evidence for this which was, “Look at Krishan Kehnayyah, he was a disbeliever and he would also be present in a number of places at once.”

(Malfoozaat (1/141-142).

 

 
Ao’odhoobillah, look at this in order to substantiate his aqeedah of shirk he gives the example of the hindu mushrik kaafir god. Furthermore we thought the soofees bareilwis held the beliefs that Allaah was incarnate (hulool) and present everywhere (Wahdatul-Wajood-Unity of existence) we did not know they held the same corruptive and false belief for their holy men.

 

 

(5) Ahmad Radha Khaan says,

“The earth and heavens cannot remain in existence if it were not for the presence of a Ghauth.”

(Malfoozaat (1/142).

 

 
A gauth is a person who (according to the soofee bareilwis) has been given special rights and authority by Allaah to look after the affairs of the creation. This is clear Shirk in the Lordship of Allaah by the Soofee Bareilwis as even the Mushrikeen of Makkah did not hold this belief.

 

Furthermore we ask the bareilwis soofees a question, that if this is the case then we would like to know the name of the gauth of this time and the names of the previous ones who kept the earth in existence.

 

[Comp. & Trans: Abu Hibbaan & Abu Khuzaimah Ansaari]

[Taken from: http://ahlulhadeeth.wordpress.com/]

 

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Be like the bee by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

May 17, 2013 Leave a comment

As people are content with the world, so you should be content with Allaah. As they are delighted by the world, so you should be delighted with Allaah. As they are intimate with their loved ones, so you should seek intimacy with Allaah. As they desire to know their kings and their leaders, and to draw near to them in order for honor and status to be conferred on them, so you should come to know Allaah and seek His love, this will lead to the utmost honor and distinction.

 

Said one of the zuhhad: “I can never imagine that someone could hear about Paradise and Hellfire and can still waste an hour without performing any act of obedience to Allaah; neither remembrance, prayer, reciting Quraan nor an act of charity or kindness.”

 

 

Someone said to him: “I weep profusely.”

 

 

He replied: “That you laugh while confessing your sin is better than weeping yet being puffed-up with pride because of your deeds. For the deeds of a conceited person will never rise above his head.”

 

 

The person then requested: “Please counsel me.”

 

 

So he replied: “Leave the world to those who hanker after it, as they leave the Afterlife to its seekers. And be in this world as the bee: it eats only good, produces only good, and when it rests upon anything it neither ruins it nor deflowers it.”

[Al Fawaa-id, Ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah), Pg.187]

Leave this fitnah of Photography O Salafis

April 16, 2013 Leave a comment

♣Bismillah Ar Rahmaan Ar Raheem♣

All praise belongs to Allah alone, the Lord of all that exists. We praise Him, we seek His aid, we ask His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and from the evil of our deeds. To whomsoever Allah guides, none can misguide him and to whomsoever Allah misguides, none can guide him. I bear witness that Allah alone is worthy of worship without any partner and I bear witness that Muhammed (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is the slave and Messenger of Allah.

 

To proceed,

This article mainly aims the follower of truth i.e. Salafis, about an important issue which they are well aware of but have taken very lightly from past few years. The Issue is “Use of photography in Da’wah.”

Remember we are not talking about “videos” but about “photography”.

 

Allah says in the Qur’an- And remind, for Indeed reminder help the Believers.[51:55]

And Prophet [sallallahu alaihi wasallam] said:  “Ad-Deen is sincerity” (الدِّينُ النَّصِيحَةُ)“[Naseehah] (Recorded by Muslim)

So, I request my brothers and sisters to take this article as a advice and reminder. May Allah reward you all.

 

 

Know that we Salafis are distinguished from others only because we follow truth and not desires even if we have to go against ourselves and our loved ones. We follow what is clear and leave all whatever is doubtful.

 

 

In the age of modern technology, many things have been invented which helped the Da’wah in many ways like through Satellite Islamic channels, Internet, videos etc. When people started video recording of lectures delivered by Scholars, many questions were asked to prominent scholars about the permissibility of it. Some said if the benefit is more then there is no harm in this while others forbade it. However, regarding photography, Scholars prohibited it unanimously except in Dire needs like a photograph for passport, ID card, Criminal records.

 

What we are witnessing from last few years is that our Salafi brothers take unnecessary photos of themselves, Scholars, audiences, speakers etc. during conferences without any need and without any benefit. We see so many photos that they form Albums. We see photos like:

  • Scholars sitting on Dais (stage)
  • Scholar delivering the lecture
  • The photo of scholar in the poster for lectures he will be delivering
  • Scholars having chat among themselves in the guestroom
  • Scholars having their meal and dinner
  • Brothers shaking hands with scholars
  • Audience listening to lecture
  • Volunteers

And so many to mention here.

Hope you understood the point which I wanted to make.

 

And I don’t blame scholars for this because many a times they are not even aware of such things.

Like our Sheikh Ibn Baaz (rahimahullah) said:

“It is not permissible to picture people whether with their consent or without their consent; and if it is with their consent then the sin is greater. And pictures with souls in them are prohibited, because the Messenger of Allah (Sal Allahu aliyhi wa sallam) cursed the picture makers”

Refer: “Fataawa Noor ala Darb” (Aqeedah) No.318

 

 

And I remember the Saying of Muhaddith of this era, Imam Naasiruddin al Albani (rahimahullah). He (rahimahullah) said:

“I fear that Salafiyoon one day will say- Photography isn’t picture making. You just press a button.”

[Silsilat ul Huda wan Nur 393]

SubhanAllah, Allah had given Imam al Albani great insight in matters of deen.

 

Are we not witnessing the same thing? Unfortunately yes. Today we see some of our brothers even try to defend the permissibility of photography even without any dire need.

 

The matter of photography has become so common among our salafi brothers that they no longer feel it to be from major Sin.  And therefore we see our brothers proudly posting these photos of living beings  on social networking sites and elsewhere and feel very comfortable with it.. And the reason is very simple- they have taken this matter very lightly and they try to defend “by giving the excuse of Da’wah” even though there is no benefit of these things in Da’wah.

 

I ask such brothers,

What benefit you and people get by clicking and posting such pictures?

How the Photo of Scholar helps the Da’wah? Isn’t his speech which is important?

Are you not the one who debates with Sufis and others for introducing new thing in Islam?

Are you not the one who gives up his desires just to be saved from major sins and to remain in saved sect?

Are you not the one who is always ready to accept the verdicts of Scholars without trying to find and search fatwas which suits your desires?

Are you not the one who takes every matter of Islam sincerely and seriously?

Yes, I know you are the one. But then why such leniency and carelessness in this matter which comes under major sins?

 

My dear brothers and sisters, please avoid this emerging fitnah of taking photographs when deep within your heart you know that it’s haram except in dire needs. Be a follower of Salaf as Saalih by actions and not merely by words.

May Allah guide us all.

-Dr Iftakhar Ahmed

 

O Grave worshippers! We want Answers

March 31, 2013 Leave a comment

 

10 questions for the  Grave  worshipers  (Qabarparast).

 

In Indian peninsula and else where, it is quite common to invoke a dead person for example like yaa Khwaja, yaa Ali, etc etc, for situations when they need help.

 

So here is a list of queries that such a person should be asked:

 

1.

Can the person (for e.g., Khwaja Ajmeri), dead or alive, hear from a long distance?

 

For eg. people can invoke Khwaja Ajmeri from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, USA, Canada, etc. from all over the world.

 

Can he, i.e., Khwaja Ajmeri, can hear them from such a long distance.

This is a very simple task for Allah (Subhanahu wataala) but is it possible for Khwaja Ajmeri also?

 

 

2.

Can the person (for e.g., Khwaja Ajmeri), dead or alive, hear simultaneously from many people at the same time (Multitasking)?

 

For eg. many people may invoke Khwaja Ajmeri from all over the world at the same time.

 

Can he, i.e., Khwaja Ajmeri, can hear them at the same time or a queue is required.

 

This is a very simple task for Allah (Subhanahu wataala) but is it possible for Khwaja Ajmeri also?

 

 

 

3.

Can the person (for e.g., Khwaja Ajmeri), dead or alive, understand all the different languages?

 

Because there are many different languages and dialects throughout the world.

A Tamil will invoke or call upon in tamil language.

A Srilankan will invoke or call upon in sinhalese language.

A Britisher will invoke or call upon in english language.

A French will invoke or call upon in french language.

A Chinese will invoke or call upon in chinese language.

An Indonesian will invoke or call upon in indonesian language.

An Arab will invoke or call upon in arabic language.

A Japanese will invoke or call upon in japanese language.

 

Sometimes it also happens that the person (for e.g., Khawaja Ajmeri) whom people are calling upon or invoking, died as an illiterate. So is it that, after his death, can he understands all the different languages and dialects?

 

This is a very simple task for Allah (Subhanahu wataala) but is it possible for Khwaja Ajmeri also?

 

 

 

4.

Can the person (for e.g., Khwaja Ajmeri), dead or alive, can hear a dumb person or can he hear a person who is invoking him or calling upon him in his heart?

“And Allah is Knowing of that within the breasts.” 3.154

This is a very simple task for Allah (Subhanahu wataala) but is it possible for Khwaja Ajmeri also?

 

 

5.

Whether the person (for e.g., Khwaja Ajmeri), dead or alive, needs to sleep or take a break? Or he (for e.g., Khwaja Ajmeri) is ever awake and doesn’t require a rest?

 

As we know very well that Allah (Subhanahu wataala) never requires a sleep or rest as follows:

“Allah! There is no god but Him: the Living, the Eternal. He neither slumbers nor sleeps.” – 2.255

 

If the person (for e.g., Khwaja Ajmeri), dead or alive, needs to sleep or take a break then we must have a time table so as to when we should call or invoke him so that he may not get disturbed or the call should not get unheard.

 

For instance, the person may be calling or invoking YA KHWAJA al madad, but KHWAJA might be having a nap, so no help for the poor caller.

 

This is a very simple task for Allah (Subhanahu wataala) but is it possible for Khwaja Ajmeri also?

 

 

 

6.

Can the person (for e.g., Khwaja Ajmeri), dead or alive, solve all the problems of the people?

 

If that is the case, then what is the use of Allah (nauzbillah)? Or else if the person (for e.g., Khawaja Ajmeri) has a limitations, then in such a case, we must have a list of things that the person (for e.g., Khawaja Ajmeri), can resolve and what he cannot.

This is a very simple task for Allah (Subhanahu wataala) but is it possible for Khwaja Ajmeri also?

 

 

 

7.

Can the person (for e.g., Khwaja Ajmeri), dead or alive, cause harm to the people or his duty is just to lend a safe hand for the people in trouble?

 

Has anyone heard that KHWAJA AJMERI causes people to be in trouble?

 

This is a very simple task for Allah (Subhanahu wataala) but is it possible for Khwaja Ajmeri also?

 

 

8.

Who causes the people to be in trouble? Is it the person (for e.g., Khwaja Ajmeri), dead or alive, or Allah (Subhanahu Wataala)?

 

If Allah (Subhanahu Wataala) causes the people to be in trouble and the person, dead or alive, he delivers people from their miseries then, naudhubillah, Allah (Subhanahu Wataala) would be considered as an oppressor whereas the person, dead or alive, would be considered as a helper.

 

“And if Allah afflicts you with any harm, then none can remove it except Him; and if He wanted good for you, then none can turn away His grace, He brings it to whom He wishes of His servants. And He is the Forgiver, the Merciful.” – 10.107

 

 

 

9.

If Allah (Subhanahu Wataala) is adamant on causing harm and the person, dead or alive, is adamant on relieving the caller, then who will win?

 

Allah says: “Indeed your Lord is the Doer of what He wills” [Sûrah Hûd: 107] and “(He is the) Doer of what He wills.” [Sûrah al-Burûj: 16]

 

 

10.

If someone dies, then to whom shall we call upon or invoke for salvation for that dead person?

So if you can call upon Allah (Subhanahu Wataala) after the death of any person then why not call upon Him alone when you are alive for other benefits.

 

This is a very simple task for Allah (Subhanahu wataala) but is it possible for Khwaja Ajmeri also?

 

[ From lecture of Shaikh Meraj Rabbani (hafizahullah)]

 

Adhering to the Understanding of the Companions. [Point 5:Explanation of the Creed (Kitaab Sharh us-Sunnah)]

February 22, 2013 Leave a comment

 

Book Name: Explanation of the Creed (Kitaab Sharh us-Sunnah)

Author: by Abu Muhammad Al-Hasan ibn ‘Alee ibn Khalaf Al-Barbahaaree (d. 329H) rahimahullaah

Translator: Abu Talhah Dawud Burbank

5: Adhering to the Understanding of the Companions

 

 

May Allaah have mercy upon you.

Know,

that the Religion is what came from Allaah, the Blessed and Most High. It is not something left to the intellect and opinions of men. Knowledge it is what comes from Allaah and His Messenger, so do not follow anything based upon your desires and so deviate away from the Religion and leave Islaam. There will be no excuse for you since Allaah’s Messenger explained the Sunnah to his Ummah and made it clear to his Companions and they are the Jamaa’ah, and they are the Main Body (as-Sawaad ul-A’dham), and the Main Body is the truth and its followers.[1]

 
So he who contradicts the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger sallallahu alaihiwasallam in any of the affairs of the Religion, then he has fallen into disbelief.[2]

 

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NOTES
1. lmaam Ahmad reports in his Musnad (4/278) with hasan isnaad narration of Nu’maan ibn Basheer: Abu Umaamah al-Baahilee, radiallaahu ‘anhu, said,

“Stick to the main body (as-Sawaadul – a’dham), so a man said, “What is the ‘Main Body’? So Abu Umaamah said,’This Ayah(54) in Soorah an-Noor:
“But if you turn away,he Muhammad is oniy responsible for the duty placed on him and you for that placed on you.”

 
Ibn Mas’ood, radiallahu ‘anhu, said,

“The Jamaa’ah is what conforms to the truth, even if you are alone.”

” Reported by Ibn’Asaakir in Taareekh Dimashq with a saheeh isnaad as pointed out by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Mishkaat (1/61).

 
2. Allaah, the Most High, did not only warn against opposing His Messenger sallallahu alaihiwasallam, but also warned against the following of any way other than that of the first Believers: the Companions, radiallaahu ‘anhum, amongst whom the Qur’aan was sent down and who learned directly from the Messenger sallallahu alaihiwasallam. Allaah, the Most High says:

If anyone contends with the Messenger even after guidance has been plainly conveyed to him and follows a path other than that of the Believers (i.e. the Companions), We shall leave him in the path he has chosen and land him in Hell. What an evil refuge!

(Surah an-Nisaa’ (4):115)

 
So he who totally abondons their way and instead follows the way of the devils, like the extreme Raafidess, Baatinees and the extreme Soofees who worship others besides Allaah, then he has left the religion.

 

“The foot of Ibn Umar went numb so a man said…” – A Weak Haeedth.

February 21, 2013 Leave a comment

 

The Narration

“The foot of Ibn Umar went numb so a man said to him mention the name of the person most beloved to you from amongst the people so he said, “Yaa Muhammad.”

References

Adaab al-Mufrad (no.992 ch. no.438 pg.261), Ibn as-Sunnee in Amal al-Yaum Wal-Lailah (no.168) with a Marfoo (raised) chain and from Ibn Abbaas without this chain)
The Chain

Bukhaari from Abu Nu’aym from Sufyaan from Abee Ishaaq from Abdur-Rahmaan bin Sa’ad and he said…..

The Imaam the Muhaddith Naasir ud deen al-Albaanee said this hadeeth is weak in Saheeh al-Kalimut-Tayyib (no.235) aswell as in his checking of Adaab al-Mufrad.

The Investigation

This chain contains Abee Ishaaq and he is as-Sabee’ee Amr bin Abdullaah (d.127H)

(al-Jarh Wat-Ta’deel (6/242), Tahdheeb (8/63), Tadhkirrah (1/114), Shadhraat (1/174) and Siyar (5/392).

 

 
And Concerning him Haafidh Ibn Hajr said,

“He became forgetful at the end but trustworthy.”

(Taqreeb ut-Tahdheeb (no.5100 pg.739, with the checking of Abul-Ishbaal)

 

Ibn as-Salaah (d.643H) said whilst explaining the ruling on the narrator who started to forget at the end of his life,

The ruling concerning such narrators is that the ahadeeth narrated by them before they started to forget are accepted and the ahadeeth they narrated after they started to forget are not accepted. Also concerning the narrators there are doubts about (is which ahadeeth of theirs) was narrated before or after they became forgetful are not accepted.”

(Muqaddimah Ibn as-Salaah Fee Uloom al-Hadeeth (pg.220, Category no.62). He then went onto mention Sufyaan at-Thawree as one such narrator.

 

 

Shaikh Ibn as-Salaah then went onto mention,

Abu Ishaaq as-Sabee’ee was also forgetful and it is said Sufyaan ibn Uyainah heard from Sabee’ee after he started to forget. Abu Ya’ala Khaleelee has also mentioned this.”

(Muqaddimah Ibn as-Salaah (pg.220)

 

 

Allaamah Ibn Katheer said, (d.774H),

“Those who became forgetful in later life, from them were A’taa bin Saa’ib, Abu Ishaaq as-Sabee’ee. al-Haafidh Abu Ya’ala Khaleelee said, “Ibn Uyainah heard from (Sabee’ee) after he started to forget.”

(Ikhtisaar Uloom al-Hadeeth of Ibn Katheer Ma’a Sharh al-Baa’ith al-Hatheeth (pg.229) of Allaamah Ahmad Muhammad Shaakir and Ikhtisaar Uloom al-Hadeeth (pg.190) with he notes and explanation of Saalah Muhammad Awaidah.

 

 

Imaam Nawawee and Imaam Suyootee mention,

“And from them is Abu Ishaaq as-Sabee’ee, those who forget from amongst the trustworthy narrators.”

(Tadreeb ar-Raawee Sharh Taqreeb (2/371-373) with the checking of Abdul-Wahhaab Abdul-Lateef and in another edition (2/895-897) with the checking of Abu Qutaibah Nazar Muhammad al-Faryaabee)

 

 

Imaam Nawawee said in his Explanation of Saheeh Muslim,

“From those narrators who started to forget are….Abu Ishaaq as-Sabee’ee…”

(Sharh Saheeh Muslim (1/34)

 

 

Imaam Nawawee also said,

“Ibn Uyainah heard from him (ie Abu Ishaaq) after he started to forget.”

(Taqreeb Ma’a Tadreeb (2/897)

 

 

Imaam Suyootee then said in explanation of this,

“Khaleelee said Sufyaan heard from him after he started to forget.”

(Tadreeb ar-Raawee (2/897), al-Irshaad (1/355)

 

 

Imaam Dhahabee said,

“He became old and made mistakes, but did not become forgetful so when Ibn Uyainah heard from him he only started to forget a little bit.”

(Meezaan ul-Ei’tidaal (no.6399 5/326), Tadreeb ar-Raawee (2/897-898).

 

 

Imaam Fusawee said,

“Some people of knowledge have said he became forgetful and he is rejected due to forgetfulness in the narrations 0f Ibn Uyainah.”

(Meezaan ul-Ei’tidaal (5/326)

 

 

Imaam Yahyaa ibn Ma’een said,

“Ibn Uyainah heard from him after he started to forget (or when he became forgetful).

(Tahdheeb ut-Tahdheeb (no.5263 8/55)

 

 

Haafidh Abul-Wafaa Sabt bin al-Ajamee mentioned Abu Ishaaq as-Sabee’ee in his book of narrators who became forgetful.

(see his book al-Egtibaat Bi Ma’arifah Ramee Bil-Ikhtilaat (pg.11).

 

 

Shaikh al-Ustaadh al-Allaamah Hamaad bin Muhammad al-Ansaari also mentions Abu Ishaaq as-Sabee’ee from those narrators whose memories deteriorated and they started to forget.

(See his book Yaan’e ath-Thamr Fee Mastalah Ahlil-Athar Juzz 1 pg.48)

 

 

Prohibition of Music from the Sunnah by Shaykh al-Albaanee (Rahimahullah)

February 15, 2013 Leave a comment

 

A sincere advice to those who allow music and its instruments -in the name of Islaam.

1. The first of these is from the best of all the past and present scholars, the Prophet (ȘallaAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam). As narrated by Aboo Umaamah al-Baahilee (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu):

“Do not indulge in selling the qaynaat [female servants specialized for singing to their masters], and do not buy them, and do not teach them to sing, and there is no good in trading in them, and their worth is haraam. And in the likes of this, was revealed this verse : ‘And of mankind is he who purchases lahhwal-hadeeth [idle talks] to mislead (men) from the Path of Allâh without knowledge.’ to the end of the verse.”

[Șaheeha: 2922, Șaheeh Sunan at-Tirmidhee, Imaam Ahmad in al-Musnad: 22181 without the verse]

I (Shaikh al-Albaanee) think that at this point you have seen clearly that this verse is an explicit proof against music. So let those who claim that there is no prohibition of it in the Qur’aan take heed.

 

 

2. Aboo Maalik al-Ash’aree (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) mentions that The Messenger of Allaah (Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“Indeed, there will be in my Ummah such people who will make permissible for themselves fornication, silk, wine and musical instruments….”

[Narrated by Imaam al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh, Aboo Daawood in his Sunan]

Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalaani said:

‘And in this hadeeth is a severe warning for the one who deceives by [and] makes permissible that which is impermissible by changing its name..’

[Fath-ul Baaree.]

Imaam Al-Albaanee said : ‘In his statement : make permissible’ it is a clear proof that the four things mentioned are not halaal (permissible) in the legislation: and amongst them is : musical instruments.’

 

 

3. Aboo Maalik al-Ash’aree (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) said: The Messenger of Allaah
(Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“Indeed a people from among my nation will consume wine; and will call it by other than its name [they will change the name of it], while singers and musical instruments are played over their heads: Allah will cause the earth to swallow them and change them into monkeys and swines.”

[Narrated by Ibn Maajah, and Ibnul Qayyim said it is authentic in two different places in his book Ighaathatul-luhfaan : 1/347 & 361. And it is in Șaheeh at-Targheeb wa tarheeb : 2378.]

 

 

4. Anas ibn Maalik (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) said that The Prophet (Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“Two voices are cursed in this world and the hereafter; Music at the time of happiness and wailing at the time of calamity.”

[Narrated by Al-Bazzaar in his Musnad: 1/377, Kashful astaar-795, and Adh-Dhiyaa al Maqdisee in al- Ahadeeth al-Mukhtaara: 6/188/2200&2201. Al-Bazzaar said : We don’t know it from Anas except from this chain.’ I say: ‘Its chain is good, rather it is authentic with what follows: And it has been followed by the narration of ‘Isa ibn Tamhan from Anas as narrated by Ibn Simaak. So the hadeeth is authentic, and all Perfect praise is for Allaah. And it is emphasized in its strength of Authenticity by the following hadeeth [hadeeth no.5] ]

 

 

 

5. From Jaabir ibn ‘Abdullah from ‘Abdurrahman ibn ‘Awf (radhiyallaahu ‘anhum) who said: ‘The Prophet (Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“Surely I do not prohibit crying ; but verily I have prohibited two asinine and evil voices: a voice at the time of happiness; play, leisure and music, and voices at the time of a calamity; slapping of the faces, and tearing of clothes and wailing.”

[Sunan at-Tirmidhee and he said : It is a good hadeeth. Al-Haakim : 4/40, Al-Bayhaqee: 4/69]

 

Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said :

‘This hadeeth is from the best of what is proof on the impermissibility of singing, as in the wording of the one narrated by Jaabir : ‘voice at the time of happiness: play, vain talk and the instruments of shaytaan.’ Thus he prohibited the sounds which are carried out at the times of enjoyment just as he prohibited the sounds made at the time of a calamity, and the sounds made at the time of joy are the sounds of music.’

[Al-Istiqaama : 1/292-293]

 

 

6. ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abbaas (radhiyallaahu ‘anhumaa) said: ‘The Messenger of Allaah (Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“Allaah has prohibited on me – or prohibited- alcohol, and gambling, and the drum, and every intoxicant is haraam.”

This has been narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas Qays ibn Habtaar, and it has been narrated from him [Qays] in two routes:
The first one: From ‘Alee ibn Badheema who said Qays ibn Habtaar narrated to me… [Aboo Daawood : 3696, al-Bayhaqee: 10/221, Musnad Imaam Ahmad : 1/274]
The other one: From ‘Abdulkareem ibn al-Jazariyy from Qays ibn Habtaar with the wording:

“Indeed Allaah has prohibited on you : alcohol, and gambling, and the drum.’ And then he said : ‘and every intoxicant is haraam.”

[Al-Bayhaqee: 10/213-221, Musnad Imaam Ahmad: 1/289. And this chain is authentic. And also shaykh Ahmad Shaakir authenticated it in his notes on the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad in two different places: 4/158 & 218.]

 

 

7. ‘Imraan ibn Husayn (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) narrates that The Messenger of Allaah (Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“In this Ummah there will be [people who will be] sunk into the earth, deformed, and upon whom stones will rain from the skies.” It was said: ‘And when will that be?’ He replied: “When singing girls and instruments of music will appear (become prevalent), and alcohol will be drunk.”

[ Narrated by Tirmidhee in the book of Fitan: 2213 , Ibn Abi ad Dunya in Dhamm al-Malaahi.]

 

8. And it has come in one route as mursal, and in another route as connected – and this is more authentic of the two- from Abul-‘Abbaas al-Hamdaani from ‘Ammaara ibn Raashid, from al-Ghaazee ibn Rab’eea , raised to the Messenger of Allaah (Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) :

“There will be a people who will be deformed -into monkeys and swines- while they are reclining on their couches. Because of their consuming of alcohol and their using of the lute [instruments] and singing girls.”

[In his route, Ibn Asaakir in Taarikh al-Dimashq : 12/582 , Ibn Abi ad Dunya in Dhamm al-Malaahi,]

 

 

9. And it is strengthened more by the corroborating narrations regarding the fitan [trials to appear at the end of times] , and from these is the hadeeth :

“A group among this Nation will spend a night in drinking and eating, and entertainment and play; and by the time morning reaches them they will be turned into swine and monkeys, and they will be ceased by a rain of stones, and splitting of the earth to swallow them.

 

Thus the people will say : ‘Last night the clan of so-and-so was swallowed by the earth,’ and they will also say: ‘In the night the house of so-and-so individually was swallowed into the earth.’ And indeed stones from the skies will descend upon them -on a certain tribe and those around them- just as they descended on the people of Loot ;

 

And a [violent]dry wind which destroyed the people of ‘Aad will be sent to a tribe and those around them : [All of this] because of their drinking of alcohol, and wearing of silk [by men], and entertaining female singers, and consuming of ribaa [usury], and cutting of the ties of kinship.”

[Al-Haakim: 4/515, Al-Bayhaqee in Shu’b al-Eeman: 5/16, Ahmad: 5/329, Al-Asbahaanee in At-Targheeb: 1/498-499, Abu Nu’aym in al-Hilyah: 6/295. It was authenticated by Al-Haakim and Ad-Dhahabee agreed with him, although it has something to look into; check Șaheeha: 1604. ]

 

 

[Imaam Al-Albaanee continues to say] : ‘Yes, and at this point [this narration] becomes authentic without any doubt –due to these corroborating evidences.’

 

Upto where he said:

10. ‘And there is another narration like this from Anas (radhiyallaahu anhu) who said: ‘The Messenger of Allaah (Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

When my nation make permissible six things, then for them is destruction :
‘When cursing each other [increases] becomes apparent between them, and drinking of intoxicants, and wearing of silk [by men], and employment of singers, and when the men resort to be sufficed by men, and the women by women [i.e. when they take on homosexuality.”

[At-Tabaraanee in Mu’jam al-Waseet (1/59/1060 by my enumeration), and al-Bayhaqee in Shu’b: 5/377- 378 through two routes from him of which Bayhaqee used to strengthen [the authenticity] by them.]

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Related Links:

Prohibition of Music from the Qur’an by Shaykh al-Albaanee (Rahimahullah)

Ijmaa and the 4 Madhaahib on the Tahreem (prohibition) of Musical Instrument

A Practically Dead Sunnah- When You Hear Music…

 

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