ONLY MUNAAFIQEEN CANCEL SALAAT

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بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

 

The Cancellation of Salaah and the Baseless Excuse of a Munaafiq

 

Whenever Allaah Ta`aalaa sends down any test upon the Muslims, there are those who pass this test with flying colours and there are those who fail this test miserably, being flung on account of it into the pit of Jahannam. Throughout the history of Islaam and right until the time when Allaah Ta`aalaa takes the very last Muslim away from this Dunyaa, there will be tests. These Tests separate the wheat from the chaff; they separate the sincere Muslims (`Ibaadallaahil Mukhlaseen) from the munaafiqeen; they separate those who truly believe in Allaah Ta`aalaa from those who are only “Muslim” in name.

 

One of the most recent tests is that of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and this test from Allaah Ta`aalaa has truly exposed the munaafiqeen most thoroughly. It has exposed the fact that most of the so-called “Ulama” do not – and have never – truly believed in Allaah Ta`aalaa. Their Imaan is as flimsy as a cobweb. Their tawakkul is in America.

 

They may outwardly deny this, but in reality, in the back of their minds they know this to be true: they laugh at the belief that it is Allaah Ta`aalaa Who controls both sickness and cure. They hypocritically claim to believe this, but they know as well as we do that they do not truly believe that. They consider this belief to be stupid, backwards, regressive, old-fashioned, dangerous and something which “puts Muslims in a bad light in the eyes of the non-Muslims”.

 

That is a major disease in the hearts of these “Mozlems”: they are forever worried about “what the non-Muslims will think about us”. They care more about the “judgement” of the so-called “non-Muslims” than the Judgement of Allaah Ta`aalaa. They are always “apologising” to the so-called “non-Muslims” on behalf of Allaah Ta`aalaa, wal-`Iyaadhu Billaah. They feel that they need to apologise to the “non-Muslims” for Allaah Ta`aalaa having revealed this “oppressive, fundamentalist, backward, old-fashioned, terrorist religion” known as Islaam.

 

This “coronavirus (COVID-19)” has brought every last munaafiq “scholar” in the world out of the woodwork, and Shaytaan would be proud of them. The Arab Kaafir regimes were in the forefront to close down the Masaajid and ban the Salaah, and their grovelling, bootlicking munaafiq “scholars” were quick to defend it.

 

Never in the past has Iblees had it as easy as he has it today. He can comfortably retire. The Ulamaa-e-Soo are striving to outdo both him and Dajjaal in spreading kufr and munkar throughout the world. With one “coronavirus”, they have gotten rid of Islaam in entirety. Long ago already the munaafiqeen had “interpreted” away Jihaad as either: a) being some “ancient” part of Islaam that was abrogated centuries ago and which must be apologised for, or b) that Jihaad actually means “to strive hard in politics, to have a democratically elected president,” or “to strive hard in advocating human rights”, which to them refers to feminism and gay rights, thus in their minds a “mujaahid” is someone who joins the “gay pride” marches, protesting and “striving hard in advocating LGBTQ+ values and freedom of expression”.

 

Munaafiq Menk would happily be at the forefront, raising high the “gay pride” flag and marching. These Munaafiq “scholars” will soon march with the cross as well.

 

صورته اليوم هو في أول الطابور, يحمل الصليب الضخم الكبير ويسير…

 

Thus, long ago already had they done away with Jihaad, and now with the coronavirus they have done away with Salaah, Hajj, `Umrah and the Sunnah in one go. Already they are having discussions about cancelling Sawm (fasting) as well, because they believe that it will lower the person’s immune system and put them at greater risk of “contracting the coronavirus and dying”, thus, according to their fabricated principles, “it is your duty to not fast”. They have never been giving Zakaat so that does not even factor, thus in one go there is no longer Salaah, Zakaah, Sawm (fasting), Hajj, `Umrah, Jihaad or the Sunnah, because acting on the Sunnah results in people contracting and spreading the coronavirus, according to them.

 

All of the munaafiqeen organisations have thus come out to cancel Islaam: the “Jamiats”, the MJC (Murtadd Juhalaa Council), etc., as well as the Munaafiqeen-In-Chief like Munaafiq Menk, Taha Karaan, Yasir (Yes-Sir) Qadhi, etc. The kuffaar governments had not even brought in any laws yet when the munaafiqeen rats, the “Tujjaar-ud-Deen”, the “Dajjaalian Scholars” had begun squawking like parrots in the trees, ever eager to please their masters (America and its allies), ever eager to grovel, ever eager to bootlick, to kowtow, to snivel, ever yearning for “acceptance” from the kuffaar.

None of the munaafiqeen have presented any scrap of true daleel to justify the widespread shutting down of the Masaajid, the cancellation of Jumu`ah, Jamaa`ah, Taraaweeh and possibly Eid as well if their masters have not yet given them the “green light” to go ahead with it by that time.

 

Recently, “Yes-Sir” Qadhi (groveler-in-chief) presented a so-called “daleel” for closing down the Masaajid. Now, Yes-Sir Qadhi is not someone whose words hold any weight for true Muslims. His words are only meant to be printed on toilet roll and used by someone who has had a bad case of diarrhoea. Nevertheless, because some Muslims asked us about this so-called “daleel” of his, we shall briefly respond to it, إن شاء الله.

 

Yes-Sir Qadhi quotes the following passage from al-Bidaayah wan-Nihaayah of Imaam ibn Katheer رحمة الله عليه:

فلمّا مات استخلف على الناس عمرو بن العاص فقام فيهم خطيباً فقال:

أيّها الناس، إنّ هذا الوجع إذا وقع فإنّما يشتعل اشتعال النار، فتحصّنوا منه في الجبال. فقال أبو وائل الهذلي: كذبت والله لقد صحبت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وأنت شرّ من حماري هذا. فقال: والله ما أردّ عليكم ما تقول، وايم الله لا نقيم عليه. قال: ثم خرج وخرج الناس فتفرّقوا ودفعه الله عنهم.

قال: فبلغ ذلك عمر بن الخطاب من رأى عمرو بن العاص فوالله ما كرهه

This passage is on the chapter of the Plague of `Amwaas wherein 25,000 people died, according to Imaam al-Waaqidi رحمة الله عليه, or 30,000 people according to others. Many great Sahaabah died in this plague, including:

 

  1. Hadhrat Abu `Ubaydah ibn al-Jarraah رضي الله عنه
  2. Hadhrat Abu Maalik al-Ash`ari رضي الله عنه
  3. Hadhrat Mu`aadh ibn Jabal رضي الله عنه
  4. Hadhrat Yazeed ibn Abi Sufyaan رضي الله عنه
  5. 5. Hadhrat Haarith ibn Hishaam رضي الله عنه[1]

In fact, both Hadhrat Abu `Ubaydah رضي الله عنه and Hadhrat Mu`aadh ibn Jabal رضي الله عنه died from the plague after asking Allaah Ta`aalaa to give them that sickness so that they would die from it.

 

Nevertheless, the above passage from al-Bidaayah wan-Nihaayah states that after Hadhrat Mu`aadh ibn Jabal رضي الله عنه passed away and Hadhrat `Amr ibn al-`Aas رضي الله عنه was placed in charge, he told them that this plague spreads like fire, thus they must “seek shelter” in the mountains, and the narration then states that they تفرّقوا (dispersed) and Allaah Ta`aalaa removed the plague. When the news of this was taken to Hadhrat `Umar رضي الله عنه, he did not dislike it.

 

“Yes-Sir” Qadhi then makes the following baseless statement:

 

“It is reasonable to assume that the prayers were suspended.”

 

This is the apex of his “daleel”: “it is reasonable to assume.”

 

“To assume.”

Since when has there been an addition to Usool-ul-Fiqh? Has anyone heard about this? We certainly have not. We know that the Ahkaam of Sharee`ah are derived from four sources: two of them being primary and two being non-primary. The two Primary Sources are Qur’aan and Sunnah. The two non-primary sources are ijmaa` and qiyaas, that being qiyaas done by a Faqeeh, and there are no Fuqahaa today.

 

Where do “assumptions” fit in?

 

Perhaps we need to rewrite the Kutub of Usool-ul-Fiqh to make this very important change: Qur’aan, Sunnah, Ijmaa`, Qiyaas and the Assumptions of Yasir Qadhi. There are now five sources of istidlaal.

 

فإلى الله المشتكى وهو المستعان…

A few points to briefly debunk his ridiculous “assumption”:

 

1) As stated above, we have established sources of istidlaal. History books are not one of those sources. Daleel is Qur’aan and Sunnah, and for those who are not Mujtahideen, they refer to the Kutub of Fiqh. The Kutub of taareekh as not used for daleel for a very simple reason: tahqeeq has not been done for most of the Kutub of taareekh. Hence, you can find baseless or weak narrations in many Kutub of taareekh. Shias commonly go through the books of taareekh to dig out baseless narrations which they feel are in support of Shi’ism and which “paint a bad picture of the Muslims”.

 

However, the narrations they present are mawdhoo`aat, baseless lies. Hence, we state emphatically: Ahkaam of Deen are not derived from history books.

 

In fact, according to the Hanafi Madh-hab, if an Aayah of the Qur’aan gives a particular ruling, then a person cannot add onto that ruling with even a Hadeeth if that Hadeeth is from the Aahaad (solitary narrations), as stated by Fakhrul Islaam al-Bazdawi رحمة الله عليه and others.

 

Let alone naskh (abrogation), even ziyaadah `alan-nass is not permissible unless the Hadeeth is mutawaatir, or mash-hoor as stated by Imaam ibn Ameer Haajرحمة الله عليه in at-Taqreer wat-Tahbeer.

 

Now, the Jumu`ah Salaah is Fardh-e-`Ayn according to the Hanafi Madh-hab, and the one who denies it is a Kaafir, as stated in Radd-ul-Muhtaar `alad-Durril Mukhtaar, and the daleel for this is the Aayah:

 

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا نُودِيَ لِلصَّلاةِ مِنْ يَّوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ فَاسْعَوْا إِلَى ذِكْرِ اللهِ وَذَرُوا البَيْعَ

 

{“O you who have Imaan! When the nidaa (call) for Salaah is made on the Day of Jumu`ah, then hasten to the Dhikr of Allaah (the Khutbah and Jumu`ah Salaah) and leave off trade…“}

 

[Soorah Al-Jumu`ah, 62:9]

 

These munaafiqeen want to cancel something that is Fardh-e-`Ayn, established as qat`iyy (definitively proven and undeniable) by the Qur’aan Kareem, on the basis of an “assumption” made by a “Yes-Sir Qadhi” because of something he dug out of a history book? Because they are munaafiqeen, they take the Deen of Allaah Ta`aalaa as a joke, but the true Muslims happily give their lives for this Deen. In fact, a true Muslim happily gives his life for the protection of a single Sunnah from the Sunan of Rasoolullaah صلى الله عليه وسلم.

 

2) Even if this narration is accepted as Saheeh, nowhere does it state that Salaah was “suspended” as the munaafiq claims. The munaafiq also claims that the Sahaabah spent months in this condition, but this too is not mentioned. It is another “assumption” from his own side. This is a person who has based his entire religion upon “assumptions”.

 

Another person can “assume” that تفرّقوا means this: those who were healthy separated from those who were sick, and those who were healthy performed Jumu`ah together, and those who were sick performed Jumu`ah together. Why is that assumption not “reasonable” as well?

 

Istidlaal is not done using a history book, especially not when the incident cited has multiple ihtimaalaat (possibilities).

 

Anyone who has studied taareekh (history) and knows the ways of the mu’arrikheen knows that the method of the old mu’arrikheen was to compile all narrations concerning a particular incident, and they would present these incidents in their kutub, because they focused primarily on jam` (collecting) and not on tahqeeq.

 

A well-known example of this is the case of Imaam al-Khateeb al-Baghdaadi رحمة الله عليه with Imaam Abu Haneefah رحمة الله عليه: a person who reads through the books of Imaam Khateeb al-Baghdaadi will find so many narrations insulting Imaam Abu Haneefah رحمة الله عليه that he would think that there must have been some enormous enmity on the part of Imaam Khateeb al-Baghdaadi towards Imaam Abu Haneefah and the Hanafi Madh-hab. Yet, if he reads those very same kitaabs, he will also find many narrations praising Imaam Abu Haneefah رحمة الله عليه very highly.

 

Hence, the `Ulamaa have explained that Imaam Khateeb al-Baghdaadi simply gathered everything he had heard regarding Imaam Abu Haneefah and presented these in his Kitaab, regardless of whether those narrations were authentic or not. These mu’arrikheen expected those who came after to do tahqeeq of those kutub of taareekh, sorting out what is authentic from what is not authentic.

 

Now, if a person were to adopt the methodology of Yes-Sir Qadhi and the other Ulama-e-Soo who try to look for daleel for their baatil views in the books of taareekh, then this person will come across these kitaabs of Imaam Khateeb al-Baghdaadi and arrive at the conclusion that Imaam Abu Haneefah رحمة الله عليه was not even a Muslim – والعياذ بالله – and that the Ahnaaf are “like Christians”, thus he uses this as “proof” that the other three Madhaahib are on Haqq and the Hanafi Madh-hab is on Baatil, when in reality those narrations are nothing more than baseless lies.

 

Thus, matters of `Aqaa’id and Ahkaam are only taken from rigorously authenticated sources.

 

3) If the Fuqahaa and `Ulamaa of Islaam were in the habit of closing down the Masaajid and cancelling Salaah each and every time there was a plague or pandemic, it would be well-known. There would be no need to hunt through the kutub of taareekh to pull out an incident which 1) he cannot prove as being saheeh, qat`iyy-uth-thuboot and 2) which has multiple possibilities. The very fact that he had to labour to scratch out this incident shows that this “cancellation of Salaah” is not something well-known among the `Ulamaa for 1,441 years. There have been many plagues over the years; this is not the first.

 

4) If the people had completely cut off from each other, like he claims, not even performing Salaah together, then what happened to those Muslims who died? Did each person simply die by himself and lay where he was, rotting away, not being buried? There was no janaazah Salaah and no burial?

 

If he says that there was burial and Janaazah Salaah, that means they had to come together. If they could congregate for Janaazah Salaah – which they would have to be doing very frequently, because people were dying every day – why could they not congregate for Jumu`ah Salaah which is only once a week? Does that make sense to any person with `aql (intellect)?

 

5) Why restrict this cancellation of Salaah to only the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Why not also cancel Salaah for the flu, TB, AIDS and the many other “contagious” illnesses?

 

Currently, approximately 15,496 people have died from this COVID-19 according to worldometers.info, but WHO puts the number of deaths from the common flu each year at somewhere between 290,000 to 650,000. That is significantly higher than COVID-19, to say the least.

 

Hence, we pose this question to them: “If the Masaajid must be closed down and Salaah cancelled because of COVID-19, why must the same thing not be done in the case of the common flu? More people have died from the flu than from COVID-19. According to worldometers.info, approximately 100,657 people have recovered from COVID-19. The very kuffaar that you people worship claim that most of those who die from COVID-19 are old people who were already suffering from other illnesses.

If the Masaajid must be closed due to the risk of contracting the coronavirus, why must they not be closed due to the risk of contracting the flu, or TB? You could be performing Salaah in the Masjid next to someone who has TB, and he is coughing next to you the entire time, and thus you contract TB. Why, then, must the Masaajid not also be closed to prevent the risk of getting TB?”

 

Every single argument they present in favour of closing the Masaajid and cancelling Salaah due to COVID-19 applies in the case of the flu.

 

They believe that we must reject the command of Rasoolullaah صلى الله عليه وسلم to “stand shoulder to shoulder” and instead stand two meters apart, due to the risk of contracting COVID-19. Why must a person not do the same due to the risk of catching the flu from the next person?

 

In fact, there is always some risk or the other involved in performing Salaah next to people in the Masjid, as you do not know what illness the next person has, so why not permanently shut down all Masaajid and cancel Jamaa`ah Salaah, Jumu`ah, Taraaweeh, `Eed, etc., indefinitely? Why “take the risk”? Is the “principle of saving lives” not more important than Jamaa`ah Salaah?

 

Why run the risk of getting the flu or TB on account of performing Salaah in Jamaa`ah, instead of performing it individually at home? Why is it okay for a person to run the risk of getting the flu and dying, or getting TB and dying? Why, in the case of the other “contagious” illnesses, is it okay to run the risk of contracting them due to performing Salaah next to other people, using towels in the Masjid that other people have used, shaking hands with people, eating out of the same plate with people (as is the Sunnah), etc.?

 

We want them to answer these questions.

 

6) As stated earlier, the Kuffaar claim that 15,496 people so far have died from COVID-19. Compare this to the plagues of the past:

 

  • The Black Plague, known also as the Great Plague, the Great Bubonic Plague, Pestilence, the Great Mortality and the “Black Death”, killed 200 million people worldwide. It wiped out 60% of Europe’s population. It took Europe over 200 years to recover from the Black Plague. Some places, like Florence, only recovered in the 19th century despite the Black Plague having broken out in the 14th century.

 

  • The Cocoliztli epidemic, in the 1500s, killed 15 million people.

 

  • The Spanish flu, which broke out in 1918, killed 50 million people.

 

  • The Asian flu, which broke out in 1957, killed 1.1 million people.

 

  • The Swine Flu, which broke out just a few years ago in 2009, infected 1.4 billion people around the world and killed up to 575,400 people, according to the CDC, and, unlike COVID-19, it killed mainly those younger than 65.

 

These are just a handful of plagues. There have been many more in the past.

 

Take just the Black Plague, for example, which killed 200 million people: why did the `Ulamaa at that time, in the 14th century, not call for the Masaajid to be closed down and Salaah to be cancelled? Why did Salaah continue like normal? 200 million people versus 15,496: that is a massive difference. Did the `Ulamaa back then not understand Islaam? Did they not know about the “Maqaasid-ush-Sharee`ah” and the “principle of saving lives”? Did they not know the Aayah:

 

ولا تلقوا بأيديكم إلى التهلكة

 

{“Do not throw yourselves, by your own hands, into destruction…“}

 

(This Aayah, as a matter of fact, refers to abandoning Jihaad. The Qur’aan says that those who abandon Jihaad are throwing themselves into destruction by their own hands.)

 

Did they not know about this incident from al-Bidaayah wan-Nihaayah which Yes-Sir Qadhi has quoted? The difference is simply that the so-called Ulama of today are severely lacking in Imaan and Tawakkul. They do not believe in the Power of Allaah Ta`aalaa. They believe only in the so-called “power” of the West.

 

Yes, the Fuqahaa of the past stated that those who are sick are exempted from coming to the Masjid, but never did they call for the closure of the Masaajid and the suspension of even Hajj itself.

 

7) Rasoolullaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

 

من ترك ثلاث جمع تهاوناً بها طبع الله على قلبه

 

“Whosoever abandons three Jumu`ahs due to taking it (the matter of Jumu`ah) lightly, Allaah will place a seal on his heart.”

 

[Narrated in Sunan Abi DaawudSunan at-Tirmidhi and Sunan an-Nasaa’i.]

 

Explaining this Hadeeth, Imaam al-Munaawi رحمة الله عليه states in Faydh-ul-Qadeer that “placing a seal on his heart” means:

 

يصير قلبه قلب منافق

 

“His heart will become the heart of a munaafiq.”

 

Obviously, the governments will impose restrictions: that is entirely expected. The governments are not Muslims, thus they do not rule according to the Laws of Islaam. Hence, they will act according to what they believe is most suitable for the welfare of the people. It is expected for them to impose restrictions, but it is not befitting for the so-called “Ulamaa” to have out of their own decided to shut down the Masaajid, cancelled the Hajj, cancelled Salaah, imposed the haraam, Baatil “two meter distance” in the Masaajid, etc. That they did from their own side – they were not compelled to do so. Hence, they will have to answer for that on the Day of Qiyaamah.

 

Finally, to those who believe in throwing out the Sunnah simply on the basis of flimsy excuses: know that when people abandon a Sunnah, Allaah Ta`aalaa takes away from them the Tawfeeq to act upon it thereafter, even if they want to. They will have to bleed in order to act upon it once again.

 

يا مثبّت القلوب ثبّت قلوبنا على دينك

ربّنا لا تزغ قلوبنا بعد إذ هديتنا وهب لنا من لدنك رحمة إنّك أنت الوهّاب

والله تعالى أعلم وعلمه أتمّ وأحكم

– Muhammad Huzaifah ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim

Monday, 28th of Rajab, 1441 – 23rd of March, 2020.


[1] He was the brother of Abu Jahl, `Amr ibn Hishaam. He accepted Islaam on the day of the Conquest of Makkah, and he became a very great Sahaabi and was an Ameer in the battlefield.

30 Rajab 1441 – 25 March 2020

 

What COVID-19 has uncovered

Allāh created the Heavens and the Earth and based their creation on the Sunan (laws) that govern their existence. Gravity is an example of such a law. If the Earth’s gravitational pull fluctuated and was irregular, the Earth would not be habitable. Likewise, if the boiling or freezing point of water were inconsistent, life would be impossible.

Allāh said:

لَا الشَّمْسُ يَنْبَغِي لَهَا أَنْ تُدْرِكَ الْقَمَرَ وَلَا اللَّيْلُ سَابِقُ النَّهَارِ وَكُلٌّ فِي فَلَكٍ يَسْبَحُونَ

“It is not permitted for the sun to catch up to the moon, nor the night to outstrip the day; each swims along in its own orbit.”[1]

One of the universal features of creation is utmost consistency and regularity, almost like a mathematical equation.

Allāh said:

سُنَّةَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي قَدْ خَلَتْ مِنْ قَبْلُ وَلَنْ تَجِدَ لِسُنَّةِ اللَّهِ تَبْدِيلًا

“[This is] the Sunnah of Allāh that has occurred before. Never will you find in the Sunnah of Allāh any change.”[2]

These universal laws of Allāh are not restricted only to matters of nature, but rather extend to the manner in which Allāh deals with mankind and how He interacts with His creation. There are also Sunan that govern this and, yes, they are also fixed. Thus, if a believer wants to understand how Allāh interacts with His creation, it is a necessity that he ponders over such Sunan  that have been mentioned throughout the Qur’ān and Sunnah. Examples of these fixed laws include:

– The nurturing of Imān and working of good deeds will bring about a “good life”.

– The punishment for oppression has to appear in this world before the next.

– When sins prevail, Allāh will send messages of warning to humanity by releasing calamities upon them.

The COVID-19 pandemic is tearing through the human population at an alarming rate as even the most powerful of humanity watch on in despair. President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency, as the US unveils a rescue package of around 2 trillion dollars.[3] The president of China has described the virus as “a devil”[4] and “the country’s most serious public health crisis.”[5] French President Emmanuel Macron said that the coronavirus epidemic was “France’s worst health crisis in a century.”[6] German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that “up to 70% of the country’s population – some 58 million people – could contract the coronavirus”[7], whilst Boris Johnson said “many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time.”[8]

COVID-19 has covered the world. It has covered headlines, as well as the minds of humanity. Yet it has also uncovered so many matters that had been – in the lives of many – obscured for all too long:

1) It has uncovered the helplessness of man and the Might of Allāh

China staged its largest ever National Day military parade in Beijing, putting some of its most advanced and powerful weaponry on show to mark the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule. President Xi Jinping said in a speech commemorating the anniversary, “There is no force that can shake the foundation of this great nation.” Yet only a few weeks later, a microscopic and ‘undeveloped’ capsule shook not only China but the rest of the world: the coronavirus.

Wherever you turn, you can’t help but see it in their eyes, hear it in their conversations, sense it from their body language, and witness it in their buying; terror (compounded by ignorance) of what is a tiny, invisible, and completely silent soldier of Allāh. This is the time to release your gaze into the Heavens in wonder, as your heart confesses: “How Supreme You are, O Allāh.” Then, as your heart melts in awe of His Might, and as your soul shudders in amazement, lower your gaze back down to the Qur’ān with a brand-new appreciation of its verses:

وَإِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ سُوءًا فَلَا مَرَدَّ لَهُ وَمَا لَهُمْ مِنْ دُونِهِ مِنْ وَالٍ (11) هُوَ الَّذِي يُرِيكُمُ الْبَرْقَ خَوْفًا وَطَمَعًا وَيُنْشِئُ السَّحَابَ الثِّقَالَ (12) وَيُسَبِّحُ الرَّعْدُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ مِنْ خِيفَتِهِ وَيُرْسِلُ الصَّوَاعِقَ فَيُصِيبُ بِهَا مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَهُمْ يُجَادِلُونَ فِي اللَّهِ وَهُوَ شَدِيدُ الْمِحَال

“But when Allāh wills evil for a people, there can be no turning back of it, and they will find besides Him no protector. It is He who shows you lightening, causing fear and aspiration, and generates the heavy clouds. And the thunder exalts Allāh with praise, and the angels too from awe of Him, and He sends thunderbolts and strikes whom He wills, yet they dispute about Allāh – He is mighty in power!”[9]

Even if a vaccine is found, the virus has already achieved its goal: the arrogant have been humiliated, the sinners have been brought to their knees, humanity has been defeated, and as time progresses, man is confessing his weakness and the awe of the One above.

2) It may have uncovered the status of humanity in the Eyes of Allāh

Allāh is the Most Merciful, the Most Gentle, and the Most Patient. Yet despite His attributes of compassion, when He permits the release of a soldier as devastating as COVID-19, one cannot help but assume just how deplorable the status of humanity must be at present in the Eyes of Allāh.

The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said:

إذا ظهرَ الزِّنا و الرِّبا في قَريةٍ ، فقد أَحَلُّوا بأنفسِهم عذابَ اللهِ

“Whenever fornication and interest prevail within a city,then they would have released the punishment of Allah upon themselves.”[10]

A world already plagued by so many diseases can only expect further disease. At the macro level, thousands of abandoned Syrian refugees are left to die in the freezing cold. Yemen is home to the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 14 million people at risk of starvation and repeated outbreaks of deadly diseases such as cholera. Over 1 million Muslims from the Xinjiang province are being detained and tortured by their Chinese government. Scholars of Islam are left to die within the dungeons of Muslim countries. The list continues as the world looks on in monstrous hypocrisy.

Meanwhile, at the micro level, extra-marital relationships have seemingly become the norm. No business venture works – or so many claim – without involving Riba, drugs, or anything else that is harām. The true hijab is either neglected or contested by our very own. The Muslim identity continues to erode generation after generation. Sins have reached a level of innovation, creativity, and access like never before. How naïve must we be to assume that matters would just continue as per usual without life-changing and sense-awakening events. No, sins, oppression and moral decay bring retribution, even if man needs to learn the hard way.

We are weeks away from Ramaḍān, yet – despite the blessings of the month ahead of us – the doors of mosques are being vaulted shut one after the other, as if Allāh doesn’t want us anywhere near His houses – as if we’ve been kicked out until we find our senses and religion again, and pick up the responsibility towards our souls and Ummah. This is the truest definition of a calamity that dwarfs all others – to be shunned from the Houses of Allāh as we wonder: did we shut our mosques or did they shut us?

Let the Muslims cry over those days that they abandoned the mosques, as they now miss out – for however long Allāh decrees – the tranquillity of prostrating in His House, the companionship of angels, and its enormous sin-erasing opportunities. As the virus engulfs the world and the doors of mosques close shut, we can read this as a powerful message from a Lord who is angry at the global level of senselessness, saying: “I have never been in need of you or your worship.” What must our status be, as a human race, in Allāh’s Eyes?

3) It has uncovered the double standards of man

The world is taking the most severe precautionary measures to limit the spread of the virus. Large gatherings are avoided, hand sanitisers have virtually disappeared from store shelves, hand shaking has become forbidden, shop customers are being asked to stand 2 metres away at checkout lanes, and anyone showing symptoms is ordered to self-isolate. Tougher measures are soon expected, all to protect ourselves from the potential of being infected. Humanity is strictly conforming to the principle of never gambling with health, as well as the adage of “prevention is better than cure”.

I cannot help but remember the Islamic maxim of sadd al-dharāʾiʿ, which translates to ‘closing off the means (even if they are permissible) that may lead to evil or that which is impermissible’. This principle is discussed at length by the likes of Imam Mālik and Al-Shātibi, and one which Imam Ibn al-Qayyim described as being “a quarter of the religion”.

What is amazing is the extent to which humanity has gone out of its way to apply this principle for the preservation of its worldly affairs, both willingly and lovingly surrendering many of their freedoms for its protection, whilst astonishingly applying a completely different standard when it comes to their religious affairs.

How is it that we’ve accepted every single medical recommendation pertaining to the COVID-19 situation whilst showing nowhere near the same enthusiasm when it comes to Islamic recommendations? Why does the latter not seem as urgent? How is it that it takes some of us years to be convinced into action, repentance, and change? How is it that, as Muslims, our enormous worldview – which transcends the sky above us and extends to the hereafter and reaches Allāh Himself – has been limited only to the observable life of ours today? How did this happen?

Whilst I do not belittle any of the precautionary measures in place, I ask: What is the worst that could happen should a Muslim (Allāh forbid) contract this virus? Well, there is a possibility of it ruining your livelihood and causing your death. But what is the worst that could happen should the virus of ‘Iman-neglect’ be contracted? A potential eternal residence in the Hellfire.

There, as they suffer in Hell and miss out on the pleasures of Paradise, the inhabitants of Hell will realise just how small the prospect of death actually was all along in the grand scheme of things, particularly when they see death being slaughtered in the form of a ram. Death is nothing in comparison to the eternity that awaits.

What sin out there deserves spending a night in Hell because of it? What, then, about days, weeks, or even years? The principle of sadd al-dharāʾiʿ must be upheld primarily in religious matters, where we take every precautionary measure in the preservation of our religion and practice, whether it relates to finances, dress code, relationships, or any other decision. In the same way that you have rearranged your entire life in fear of a meeting with the coronavirus, be shy of Allāh and rearrange your life with greater enthusiasm in fear of meeting your sins in the court of Allāh.

يَوْمَ تَجِدُ كُلُّ نَفْسٍ مَا عَمِلَتْ مِنْ خَيْرٍ مُحْضَرًا وَمَا عَمِلَتْ مِنْ سُوءٍ تَوَدُّ لَوْ أَنَّ بَيْنَهَا وَبَيْنَهُ أَمَدًا بَعِيدًا وَيُحَذِّرُكُمُ اللَّهُ نَفْسَهُ وَاللَّهُ رَءُوفٌ بِالْعِبَادِ

“The Day every soul will find what it has done of good present [before it], and what it has done of evil, it will wish that between itself and that [evil] was a great distance. And Allāh warns you of Himself, and Allāh is Kind to [His] servants.”[11]

4) It has uncovered the way forward for nations and individuals

Assessing the situation as we did above is not for the purpose of lowering morale or adding to people’s misery. But, as is the situation with COVID-19, it cannot be properly treated until it is fully understood. Similarly, we are to understand the divine messages behind our ordeal today to carve a way forward.

With this said, I ask: What is the most dangerous thing that one could possibly be doing during these plagued times? Is it to be on the receiving end of a sneeze, to not wash one’s hands after being in public, not being stocked up on food, or perhaps being in the middle of a congested gathering? In reality, it is none of these. The single most dangerous act that one could possibly do at this moment is continuing as usual in sinning.

Al-Nu’mān b. Bashīr, the companion of the Prophet Muhammad (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam), said:

إن الهلكة كل الهلكة أن تعمل السيئات في زمن البلاء

“The truest meaning of devastation is for you to commit sins during times of calamities.”[12]

As a rule in life, a calamity that affects the masses is one of the clearest indicators that Allāh is calling them back to Him.

Allāh said:

فَلَوْلَا إِذْ جَاءَهُمْ بَأْسُنَا تَضَرَّعُوا وَلَكِنْ قَسَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ

“Then why, when Our punishment came to them, did they not humble themselves? But their hearts became hardened, and Satan made attractive to them that which they were doing.”[13]

Travel has come to a standstill. Parties have been cancelled. The music industry has been silenced. Cinemas are dust ridden. Tourist destinations have become ghost towns. Presidents and policy-makers have gone into self-isolation. Freedoms have been suffocated. All of this not only shows the Might of the Supreme Allāh, but also the bitter consequences of sin. Everything has been forced to come to a grinding halt, both the good and bad, and this is what happens when sins prevail.

The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) was asked:

“O messenger of Allāh, is it possible for us to fall into ruins whilst righteous people are amongst us?”

He replied:

نعم! إذا كثر الخبث

“Yes, when evil becomes dominant.”[14]

Indeed, COVID-19 has uncovered a clear way forward for everyone who cares; an overhaul in attitude towards worship, sins, laziness, relationships, and behaviour. If man still does not feel stirred to make these changes, then he is to realise that his internal calamity is far more serious than the pandemic one.

With this said, below are a few recommendations for us in these times:

1. Intensify your acts of worship

Pray at night, prolong your prostration, take care of your days of fasting, and allow your heart to adore Allāh more than ever before. The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said:

 العبادة في الهرج كهجرة إلي

“Worshipping Allāh during times of turmoil is equivalent to the reward of migrating to me.”[15]

2. A soul search

Sit with yourself (each night if possible) and track down your shortcomings and sins one by one. Create a plan of action to overcome them. In fact, it is for this exact exercise that Allāh sends us times like ours:

أَوَلَا يَرَوْنَ أَنَّهُمْ يُفْتَنُونَ فِي كُلِّ عَامٍ مَرَّةً أَوْ مَرَّتَيْنِ ثُمَّ لَا يَتُوبُونَ وَلَا هُمْ يَذَّكَّرُونَ

“Do they not see that they are put to test every year once or twice but then they do not repent nor do they remember?”[16]

Spend more time doing this than following the news and social media.

3. A family search

Seek to improve your personal well-being and prosperity by looking out for your family members, even if it is through phone calls or regular messages. The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said:

إِنَّ أَعْجَلَ الطَّاعَةِ ثَوَابًا صِلَةُ الرَّحِمِ، حَتَّى إِنَّ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ لِيَكُونُوا فَجَرَةً، فَتَنْمُو أَمْوَالُهُمْ، وَيَكْثُرُ عَدَدُهُمْ إِذَا تَوَاصَلُوا، وَمَا مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتٍ يَتَوَاصَلَونَ فَيَحْتَاجُونَ

“The good deed that is quickest to be rewarded is establishing family ties. In fact, there may be a household of sinners, but nevertheless their wealth continues to increase and so does their household because they take care of their ties with one another. Any household that establishes its family ties will end up not needing anyone.”[17]

In fact, there are no less than 15 narrations that explicitly mention that upholdingfamily ties extends a person’s life.

4. Aid those who are aiding

How great it would be to see an initiative for the creation of a system where the shopping requirements of nurses, for example, are arranged for them, similar to the systems that are available for the elderly. Due to the selfish shopping habits of the masses, those who will take care of us at our worst moments are struggling to eat healthily as shelves are consistently empty after their long shifts.

The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said:

وخير الناس أنفعهم للناس

“The best of all people are those who are most beneficial to people.”

5. Mosques that have decided to close their doors

Investigate the possibility of offering your space to a nearby hospital that may be struggling for space, up until Allāh has mercy upon us and gives permission for relief to arrive.

6. Give Islamic loans

Not everyone will have the luxury of working from home. Many will be struggle to make ends meet with no other source of income. This is a great opportunity to revive a much-neglected act of worship. If you are blessed enough to be able to offer this, make this known to your circle of contacts.

The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said,

من أنظرَ معْسِرًا فله بكلِّ يومٍ مثلَهُ صدَقَةٌ [..] قبلَ أنْ يحلَّ الدَّيْنُ فإذا حلَّ الدَّيْنُ فأنظرَهُ فلَهُ بكلِّ يومٍ مثلَيْهِ صدقَةً

“Whoever gives time to a borrower who is struggling to pay back the sum before the loan is due will be given the reward of its equivalent in charity on every day that passes. However, whoever gives time after it is due will be given reward in charity on every day that passes.”

7. Settle your scores at once

If there is someone who you have wronged, money you owe, or outstanding disputes, now is the time to settle them. If matters do escalate with the virus as widely predicted, realise that your dispute will automatically be deferred to the Day of Reckoning. 

Conclusion

We are confident in Allāh that this trial shall pass. Our concern, however, must not be the mere passing of the trial, but more so with what state we will be in when it eventually does. Don’t wait for the ideal circumstances to arise – they never will – but instead engineer the current circumstances to serve your quest for Paradise, as our predecessors would say:

سيروا إلى اللهِ عُرجًا ومَكاسيرَ؛ فإنَّ انتِظارَ الصِّحَّةِ بطالةٌ

“Travel to Allāh with your limps and injuries, as waiting for health will cause idleness.”[18]

As mentioned in the introduction, one of Allāh’s Sunan states, ‘When sins prevail, Allāh will send messages of warning to humanity by releasing calamities upon them’. So, I urge myself, my immediate family who read this, as well as my extended one – the Ummah of Islam – to not sit on the sidelines watching the events unfold as if watching a film that you have no involvement in. You are heavily involved in this one. You are the star of its show. So please, let your awakening be seeded within it.

Source: www.islam21c.com

Notes:

[1] Al-Qur’ān, 36:40

[2] Al-Qur’ān, 48:23

[3] https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/17/coronavirus-1-trillion-emergency-stimulus-133821

[4] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/china-vows-to-beat-devil-virus-as-countries-rush-to-evacuate-citizens-idUSKBN1ZR0CF

[5] https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/23/coronavirus-china-health-crisis-116957

[6] https://www.france24.com/en/20200312-coronavirus-is-france-s-greatest-health-crisis-in-a-century-says-macron

[7] https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51835856

[8] https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2020/mar/12/trumps-travel-ban-wont-have-much-impact-on-spread-of-coronavirus-says-rishi-sunak-live-news

[9] Al-Qur’ān, 13:11-13

[10] Al-Tabarāni, on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbās

[11] Al-Qur’ān, 3:30

[12] Musannaf Ibn Abi Shayba

[13] Al-Qur’ān, 6:43

[14] Al-Bukhari and Muslim, on the authority of Zaynab b. Jahsh

[15] Muslim, on the authority of Ma’qil b. Yasār

[16] Al-Qur’ān, 9:126

[17] Ibn Hibbān, on the authority of Abu Bakra

[18] Attributed to Imam Al-Shāfi’i

“Those Infected Won’t Even Know”

“Most of Those Infected Won’t Even Know It”

Top Israeli virologist Prof. Jihad Bishara, the director of the Infectious Disease Unit at Petah Tikva’s Beilinson Hospital, said this week most people will recover from the coronavirus without even knowing they were sick.

Dr. Bishara said global leaders and the media need to quit pushing panic and calm people down.

 

The Times of Israel reported:

A leading Israeli virologist on Sunday urged world leaders to calm their citizens about the coronavirus pandemic, saying people were being whipped into unnecessary panic.

Prof. Jihad Bishara, the director of the Infectious Disease Unit at Petah Tikva’s Beilinson Hospital, said that some of the steps being taken in Israel and abroad were very important, but the virus is not airborne, most people who are infected will recover without even knowing they were sick, the at-risk groups are now known, and the global panic is unnecessary and exaggerated.

“I’ve been in this business for 30 years,” Bishara said in a Channel 12 interview. “I’ve been through MERS, SARS, Ebola, the first Gulf war and the second, and I don’t recall anything like this. There’s unnecessary, exaggerated panic. We have to calm people down.

 

“People are thinking that there’s a kind of virus, it’s in the air, it’s going to attack every one of us, and whoever is attacked is going to die,” he said.

“That’s not the way it is at all. It’s not in the air. Not everyone [who is infected] dies; most of them will get better and won’t even know they were sick, or will have a bit of mucus.”

But in Israel and around the world, “everybody is whipping everybody else up into panic — the leaders, via the media, and the wider public — who then in turn start to stress out the leaders. We’ve entered some kind of vicious cycle.”

30 Rajab 1441 – 25 March 2020

THE ISLAMIC RULING REGARDING PLAGUES

THE ISLAMIC RULING REGARDING PLAGUES

BY MARHOOM MUFTI AFZAL HOOSEN ELIAS (Rahmatullah alayh)
The Islaamic Ruling Regarding Plagues

Question: There is a disease spreading in Surat, which the government classifies as a plague, which is contagious. Is this true in the light of the Shari’ah? Can diseases be contagious? What is the ruling concerning fleeing from a plague infested area? It is hoped that you would shed further light on this issue.

Answer: During the Period of Ignorance, people believed that people caught diseases (such as leprosy) from others, which are referred to today as contagious diseases. Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) negated this belief by stating that there is nothing like contagiousness. The Qur’aan attests to the fact that Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) does not speak of his own accord, but whatever he says is revelation from Allaah (Surah Najm, verses 3,4.)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “There is nothing like contagiousness, omens by the flight of birds (people believed that if a bird flew to the left, it was a good sign and a bad sign if it flew to the left), the evil effects of owls and the evil of Safar (people believed that couples should not marry during the last days of Safar).” (Bukhaari Pg.850 and Mishkaatul Masaabeeh (Pg.391).)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu anhu) also reported that Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) once said, “There is nothing like contagiousness, the evil effects of owls and the evil of Safar.” A Bedouin then asked, “O Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam)! But why is it that a camel can be as healthy as the deers in the wild, but as soon as it comes into contact with a camel that suffers from a rash, it also contracts the rash?” Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) remarked, “Then from where did the first (ill) camel get the disease from?” (They both got it by the will of Allaah) Bukhaari (Vol.1 Pg.859), Muslim (Vol.2 Pg.230) and Mishkaatul Masaabeeh (Pg.391).

The Ahadeeth above make it clear that Islaam does not hold the belief of contagiousness. Everything happens by the will of Allaah. It is therefore not permissible to think that one will be infected by another person’s disease or to think that one will die by staying in an area where a plague has broken out. Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) prohibited this. Hadhrat Usaama bin Zaid (radhiyallahu anhu) once told Hadhrat Sa’d bin Abi Waqqaas (radhiyallahu anhu) that he heard Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say, “When you hear that a plague has broken out in an area, do not go there but if you happen to be there, do not flee.” Bukhaari (Vol.2 Pg.853) and Mishkaatul Masaabeeh (Pg.135).

It is therefore a grave sin to flee from an area of disease with the thought that one will be saved from it. This will also discourage those already afflicted and break their morale. We have been forbidden from going to an area of plague because should a person be affected by the command of Allaah, Shaytaan will always put the doubt in the heart that one would never have been affected had one not been there. This will corrupt a person’s Imaan. The Hadith has therefore forbidden both fleeing and entering the area for the express reason of safeguarding one’s beliefs. A Mu’min’s belief should be that just as staying will not bring on the disease, leaving will not save one either.

The following appears in Durrul Mukhtaar (Vol.5 Pg.661.): “There will be no harm done if one leaves or enters a plague infested area with the conviction that everything happens by the will of Allaah. It is however detestable (Makrooh) to hold the belief that leaving will save one and that entering will cause one to be affected. The Hadith has prohibited entering and fleeing only for the purpose of safeguarding one’s beliefs.”

Allaah says in the Qur’aan: “Have you seen those people who fled their homes in the thousands out of the fear of death (fearing that they will die in a plague). Allaah said to them, “Die!” (so they all died) and then brought them all back

to life.” (Surah Baqarah, verse 243.)

The above verse refers to some seventy thousand people of the Bani Israa’eel who fled a village where there was an outbreak of a plague, thinking that they will be saved. Allaah punished them by causing them all to die. It was only after their Nabi (alayhis salaam) made du’aa to Allaah that He restored them back to life, after which they were convinced that life and death came only from Allaah. (Tafseer Mazhari (Vol.1 Pg.343), Tafseer Ahmadi (Vol.1 Pg.169).)

Another reason for prohibiting entry into a plague infested area is that plague is a punishment from Allaah. For this reason, Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) hurried past the area where the Thamud nation was destroyed and prohibited the Sahabah (radhiyallahu anhum) from entering the city.

Hadhrat Jaabir t reports that Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “One who flees from a plague is like one deserting a battlefield and one who remains there patiently will have the reward of a martyr.” (Ahmad, as quoted in Mishkaatul Masaabeeh (Pg.139).)

In his commentary of Mishkaatul Masaabeeh, Shah Abdul Haqq Muhaddith Dehlawi (rahmatullah alayhi) writes, “This Hadith makes it clear that fleeing from a plague infested area is a major sin just as deserting a battlefield is. It is in fact kufr to believe that if one flees, he will certainly be saved and will definitely die if he remains behind.” (Ashi’atul Lama’aat (Vol.1 Pg.653).)

He also writes, “The rule is that one must not flee when in a plague infested area and neither go there when one is not there. However, there are some instances when it is permissible to flee, such as a place where an earthquake is pending or when sitting beneath a wall that is on the verge of collapse. However, since no Hadith is mentioned concerning incidents other than plagues, it is necessary to remain patiently in an area where a plague had broken out and it will not be permissible to flee from there. It is wrong to judge these other incidents by the plague because death from the plague is only a speculation while death from the other causes is nearly certain. Nevertheless, it will not be permissible to flee from such an area, while no Hadith mentions that a person will be sinful and guilty of a major sin by fleeing from any of the other areas. We ask Allaah for safety. (Ashi’atul Lama’aat (Vol.1 Pg.639).)

The following appears in Majaalisul Abraar (Pgs. 345,346.): “The Ulema differ with regard to the degree of prohibition. Qaadhi Taajud Deen Subki (rahmatullah alayhi) states that our stance is that of the majority who believe that it is Haraam to flee. Some Ulema however state that it is Makrooh Tanzihi although all agree that it is permissible to leave for a reason other than fleeing. This is because Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has stated at the end of the Hadith, ‘do not leave there with the intention of fleeing.’ The prohibition against fleeing is established from the Hadith of Hadhrat Aa’isha (radhiyallahu anha) in which Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, ‘One who flees from a plague, is like one deserting a battlefield.’ Another narration of Ibn Khuzaymah (radhiyallahu anhu) states that Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, ‘Fleeing from it is amongst the major sins and Allaah will punish a person for it if He does not forgive it’ … Abul Hasan Madaa’ini (rahmatullah alayhi) quotes his father as saying, ‘Few people who flee from a plague are saved from it.’ Allaama Taajud Deen Subki (rahmatullah alayhi) remarks, ‘What he says is based on experience. It is not at all impossible to believe that Allaah could make a person’s flight from a place of plague the cause for reducing his lifespan because the Qur’aan cites flight from a battlefield as a cause for this, when Allaah says: ‘Say, ‘Your fleeing will be of no avail to you when you flee from death or from being killed for then you will benefit from life only but a little longer.’ It is mentioned that his father may have deduced this from this verse.”

Hadhrat Mujaddid Alf Thaani (rahmatullah alayhi) has mentioned the same thing in his Maktoobaat. Refer to Vol.1 Pg.430 for the details. One must therefore trust in Allaah and remain where one is because fleeing will not help. One must repent from one’s sins and make du’aa to Allaah because only He can help one.

In the commentary of the above Hadith in Mirqaat (Vol.3 Pg.360.), it is stated, “Ibnul Malik (rahmatullah alayhi) says, “Fleeing will not repel Allaah’s punishment. The only thing that will do this is Taubah and Istighfaar.”

If everyone flees the place, who will be there to tend to the ill and bury the dead?

Furthermore, this will break the morale of the ill and cause them to develop ill feelings towards those leaving them. The best is therefore to remain behind, trusting in Allaah and hoping for rewards from Him.

Hadhrat Aa’isha (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that when she asked Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) about plagues, he said, “It used to be a punishment that Allaah would send to people but which he has made a mercy for the Mu’mineen. When a person stays patiently in a place where a plague has struck, knowing that only that which Allaah has decreed will happen, he will receive the rewards of a martyr.” (Bukhaari (Vol.2 Pg.853) and Mishkaatul Masaabeeh (Pg.135).)

Hadhrat Anas (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “A plague is martyrdom for every Muslim.” (Bukhaari (Vol.2 Pg.853) and Mishkaatul Masaabeeh (Pg.135).)

Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) also said, “Martyrs are five; the one who dies in a plague, one who dies of a stomach ailment, one who drowns, one who is crushed and one who dies in the path of Allaah.” (Bukhaari and Muslim, as quoted in Mishkaatul Masaabeeh (Pg.135).)

Another Hadith quotes that Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “A plague is martyrdom for my Ummah and a mercy to them, while it is punishment for the Kuffaar.” (Kanzul Ummaal (Vol.5 Pg.186).)

Allaama Shaami (rahmatullah alayhi) states, “The person who remains patiently behind in a town overcome with a plague will gain the rewards of a martyr even if he dies of another cause. According to a narration of Bukhaari and Ibn Hajar (rahmatullah alayhi), he will also not be questioned in the grave.” (Raddul Mukhtaar (Vol.1 Pg.852).)

Imaam Rabbaani (rahmatullah alayhi) states, “In his book Badhlul Ma’oon, Sheikhul Islaam Ibn Hajar (rahmatullah alayhi) states about the virtues of a plague that the person who dies in a plague will not be questioned in the grave because he is like one killed in a battle. Similarly, one who remains in a plague infested area with the conviction that only that will happen to him what Allaah decrees, such a person will not be punished because he is like a Muraabit (one guarding the borders of a Muslim country). Sheikh Suyuti (rahmatullah alayhi) has mentioned this in his book Sharhus Sudoor… Those who remain safe after fleeing have only not died because their lifespan had not ended and those who remained behind and died, only died because their lifespan was over. It must therefore be borne in mind that neither will fleeing save one nor will staying kill one.” (Maktoobaat Imaam Rabbaani (Vol.1 Pg.687).)

It is usually people who engage in acts of flagrant immodesty who are afflicted with plague and disease their forefathers have never heard of. This is established by a Hadith of Ibn Maajah (pg.300). A Hadith of Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (radhiyallahu anhu) in Ibn Maajah and Tabraani states that Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “When fornication becomes rife in a nation, death becomes the order of the day.” (Majaalisul Abraar (Pg.346).)

A verse of the Qur’aan states, “so We sent a punishment (a plague) from the heavens upon the oppressors because of their disobedience.” (Surah Baqarah, verse 59.) This verse refers to a plague that struck the Bani Israa’eel because of their disobedience to Allaahs’ commands. Tafseer Baydaawi (Vol.1 Pg.50) states that this plague killed twenty four thousand people in a few moments.

Although the above verses of the Qur’aan and Ahadeeth tell us that a plague comes because of people’s sins, Allaah makes it a source of mercy for the Mu’mineen and punishment for the Kuffaar, as established by the Hadith of Bukhaari and Kanzul Ummaal.

The gist of it all is that we must never have the belief that diseases are contagious.

However, it may appear to one that this belief is contradicted by Ahadeeth such as

“Run from a leper as you run from a lion” and “Do not take a healthy camel near a sick camel”. The answer to this is that Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) made these statements only because of his compassion for the Ummah and to safeguard their beliefs from corruption. While leprosy is itself not contagious, the fear is that when someone contracts it after interacting with a leper, he may just start to believe that diseases are contagious. If this was not the intention of the above two Ahadeeth, then why did Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say, “There is nothing like contagiousness” and “Then from where did the first (ill) camel get the disease from?”? The Ahadeeth never contradict each other.

The most important factor to remember is that everything happens by the will of Allaah and nothing can happen without it. Look at this way, the entire family of a leper are not lepers and everyone in a plague infested area are not affected. I have myself been through three plagues but am healthy by the grace of Allaah. My grandmother passed away in a plague in the year 1325 A.H. At that time, my grandfather, my uncle, my two aunts and my parents were living with her in the same house and nursing her, but none of them were affected. Not only did they survive the plague then, but they also passed through two other plagues afterwards and, by the grace of Allaah, they all remained safe and healthy. If diseases were contagious, why were they all not affected? We should therefore correct our beliefs and trust in the decrees of Allaah. And Allaah knows best what is most correct.

28 Rajab 1441 – 23 March 2020

REMEDY

REMEDY

Hakeem Jaleel Muhammad Pandor preventative measure and cure for corona virus

Chop 2 slices onions

Sprinkle salt on it

Put lemon juice on it and eat everyday

The secret behind it is that the corona starts in the throat. These ingredients kill off the bacteria/infection before it goes down.

PREVENTIVE SUGGESTIONS FOR CORONA VIRUS …

Before it goes to the lungs, as a preventative measure, try to do these 3 below simple remedies

1) Gargle using a 1/4 cup of warm to hot water with one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar 2 times a day

2) Cut 2 slices of onions and mix with lemon juice and salt and eat as a Katchumar 2 to three times a day

3) Drink Ginger tea 2 to 3 cups a day

& Hakim Saheb also said that if the lungs are affected by the corona virus, there is a need to strengthen the lungs with the below natural foods, which are good for the lungs,

1) Cauliflower

2) Beans

3) Grapes

4) Figs

5) Raisins

6) Linseed

7) Aniseed

8) Nuts

9) Kulungi

The Pandemic of the Year 449 Hijri

Hadhrat Aishah (radhiyallahu anha) relates: I asked Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) regarding the plague. So he informed me:

“Verily it is a Punishment which Allah dispatches upon whom He wills, and (at the same time it is) a Mercy upon the Mu’mineen (true believers). There is not a man on whom the plague falls, while he tarries in his house adopting patience, seeking reward, and knowing that nothing will befall him but what Allah has written for him, except for him will be a reward the like of a Shaheed. ”

(Saheeh Hadith recorded in Musnad Ahmad)

In another authentic narration, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) declared:

“The one who remains in it (i.e. while conducting himself in the correct manner e.g. fulfilling all his obligations such as the Jumuah and other congregational prayers) is like a Shaheed, and the one who flees from it (i.e. transgresses the Shariah) is like one who flees from the march (of the battlefield)*.” (Musnad Ahmad)

* In a Hadith recorded in Saheeh Bukhari, fleeing from the battlefield is listed, alongside such sins as Shirk and murder, amongst the seven destructive sins that doom one to Hellfire

Sibt Ibn al-Jawzi (rahmatullahi alayh) provides below a vivid description of a pandemic that befell the Ummah in the year 449 Hijri. Note the conduct of the Muslims rushing to fill the Masjids, which is representative of the behaviour of the believers (Mu’mineen) in every single of the numerous pandemics to strike this Ummah, to the extent that, in some instances of extremely severe epidemics sent by Allah to decimate an entire community, not a single believer would be left remaining alive in a region.

It is in such scenarios of trial and affliction does Allah Ta’ala inspire the true believers (men along with their families) to take advantage of Rasulullah’s (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) promise of Shahaadat (martyrdom) – an instant cleansing of one’s entire of life of sins and a shortcut to eternal bliss – reserved exclusively for those who do not flee from the “battlefield”. In the context of an epidemic, fleeing from the battlefield and thereby ruining one’s eternal life, refers to failing to take the opportunity to turn to Allah Ta’ala in sincere repentance, to adopt excessive worship and Dua, and to avoid with utmost care, transgressing any of the Sacred Bounds of Allah.

Never in the entire, 1400 year history of this Ummah, throughout its numerous plagues, epidemics, and pandemics, did a single Faqeeh (jurist), nor even a single Munaafiq (a Kaafir masquerading as a Muslim) scholar, ever dare to come out and declare the suspension of Jumuah or the daily congregational prayers, as the pro(re)gressive, liberal LGBT scholars of today, “coming out” of the woodwork, have done in reaction to a so-called pandemic whose fatality rate (1% – 8%) is comparable to the survival rate of some of the real pandemics of the past.

The assertion propagated by such modernist progressives to befool the masses that the Fuqaha (Islamic jurists) possessed no understanding of disease transmission or were not aware of the self-evident fact that close proximity to others is a means (sabab) by which, or a circumstance in which, Allah Ta’ala often afflicts others with the disease of an already diseased person, is a lie and act of deception.

Even a Jaahil (ignoramus) of bygone times would have been well aware of the reality that by mixing with other potentially diseased people in the Masjid, he would have been “endangering” himself and his family with Shahaadat and eternal bliss. Taking permissible or recommended precautions without transgressing the Shariah such as avoiding coming out for other than necessities such as congregational prayers, is perfectly valid and does not negate the desire for Shahaadat in the same way a warrior in a real battlefield is perfectly entitled to wear extra armour. However, an atheistic concept of precaution or preservation of life which entails the destruction of the eternal life is in reality the destruction of both lives. It is akin to the one who flees from the battlefield, thereby earning eternal doom, for the sake of precaution and preservation of a few more seconds of this ephemeral life. His family who assists him (whether standing his ground or fleeing) falls in the same category as him.

The Fuqaha only denied the concept of contagion as propounded by the Mushrikeen of pre-Islamic times, the atheist scientists of today, and now adopted by the pro(re)gressive, modernist liberals masquerading as Islamic scholars. A separate article, insha-Allah, will cover the topic of contagion in light of the elucidations of the Fuqaha, which should also serve as an exposé of the acts of deceptions, distortions and outright lies perpetrated by pro(re)gressives, masquerading as Islamic scholars, in order to dupe the blind sheep whom they herd towards eternal destruction.

Not a single “Daleel” dangled as bait in front of their herd by such fraudsters is new or had escaped the countless Fuqaha throughout the ages. The ruling of extreme weather such as a thunderstorm excusing one from attending the congregational prayers, for example, is as old as Islam. Yet, never did Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) even hint at applying such a ruling to individuals in a genuinely deadly pandemic (e.g. one with a 90% fatality rate), leave aside a total suspension for the entire congregation, nor did the Perfect guidance and message he conveyed to the Ummah ever give such an impression to the innumerable Fuqaha (true scholars) who dedicated their entire lives to the correct understanding of the Qur’an and Hadith, throughout the long corridor of 1400 years, right up till these worst of eras, which, according to numerous authentic Hadiths, will herald a greater and greater preponderance of Dhalaal (misguidance) and Mudhilleen (those who misguide, including even sincere scholars who fall prey to misguidance), as we approach ever closer to the Final Hour.

Even from entirely decimated regions in which no one was left alive to attend to the masjids, thus causing some of them to close down, not a single Fatwa exists from any Aalim that even suggests the suspension of the obligation of attending Jumuah and other congregational prayers. The fact that the pro(re)gressives today are intentionally causing obfuscation in front of the masses, deceptively citing such closure of Masjids resulting from the total absence of people left to attend to the Masjids, and insidiously conflating it with the unprecedented capital crime of prohibiting what has been Waajib (eg. attending Jumuah) by the Ijma (consensus) of the Ummah for 1400 years, testifies to the latent evil of these fraudsters masquerading as scholars.

Allah, exalted is His praise, works in mysterious and wondrous way. By means of this virus, amongst the smallest of His creations, and even at that, an extremely lame one relative to the genuinely deadly pandemics of the past, He is thoroughly exposing the Munaafiqeen hiding amongst our ranks, and the Wahan (love for this ephemeral life, and a fear of entering the eternal life) lurking in the hidden recesses of all our hearts.

Remember that the Merciful Lord is also Stern in Punishment. Far worse Torments, worldly and eternal, await those who have acquitted themselves so disgracefully during this relatively mild test. Even in the laboratories of the Kuffaar such as the virus production plant in Wuhan, from whence this relatively lame Corona virus first emerged, there exists far more deadly specimens which Allah Ta’ala can cause to leak and be unleashed, at the appointed time, upon an unrepentant and wretched nation of Muslims who have decided, en masse, to commit an enormity of unprecedented proportions by voluntarily shutting down the very places to which we are supposed to flock to in sincere repentance and earnest beseechment to Him to withhold His Greater Punishment.

We shall, for now, suffice with emphasizing the fact that the Shariah was completed and perfected more than 1400 years ago. More than adequate guidance was provided by Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) through his complete and perfect Sunnah, for the Ummah to have conducted itself in the correct manner in all of the numerous plagues, pandemics and other natural disasters to have descended in the past, by which Allah Ta’ala put to test the community of those who claim to be Muslims. It is through such “battlefields”, does Allah Ta’ala quickly sift the Mu’mineen from the Munaafiqeen of an entire community.

“In Jumāda ‘l-Ākhirah [of the year 449] a letter arrived from Bukhārā from Transoxiana that an unprecedented and unheard of pandemic occurred there such that 18,000 caskets came out of this region in a single day! Those that died were counted and they were 1,650,000, up to the writing of the letter. Those that survived from the people passed through these lands and saw nothing but empty stores and locked doors. The pandemic spread to Azerbaijan and then to Ahwāz and Baṣrah and Wāsiṭ and those regions, until large pits were dug and 35 people would be dumped in them…The copy of a letter written from Samarkand to Balkh arrived at Baghdād stating that each day 5,000, 6,000 or more righteous Muslims are being buried, and the stores are shut, and the people are engaged night and day in burying their dead and bathing them and shrouding them. Every house in which death entered, it would come to them all…From the houses of the heads and elite, more than 2000 houses of the city were shut, neither old nor young, nor free nor slave, nor heir remained. All the people repented and gave in charity most of their wealth and spilled wine and smashed musical instruments and remained attached to the masjids and reciting Qur’ān, and the women in the homes were doing likewise. Every house in which was wine, its inhabitants died in one night. Whoever had an unlawful woman with him, both died together. The administrator of a masjid died that had 50,000 dirhams and none accepted it. They were kept for nine days as they were in the masjid, and then four people came and took them and died with them. Everyone who bequeathed to another, the one bequeathed to died before the testator. Each pair of Muslims between whom was distance that did not reconcile died. 700 jurists were with Faqīh ‘Abdul Jabbār ibn Aḥmad and ‘Abd al-Jabbār and all jurists died…We came upon a sick person whose death throes extended for seven days and he pointed with his finger to a room of the house which we entered and searched and found wine in a container so we turned it upside down and Allāh saved him from death…It has been said from the start of Shawwāl to the end of Dhu ‘l-Qa‘dah, the caskets that came out of the doors of Samarkand were counted, and they came to 236,000. This pandemic originated in Turkistan a land of disbelievers and then came from there to lands of Sāghūn, Kāsghar, Shāsh, Farghānah and those regions and reached Samarkand on the 27th of Ramaḍān of this year… (Mir’āt al-Zamān, 19:12-14)

https://reliablefatwas.com/2020/03/22/the-pandemic-of-the-year-449-hijri/

FATWAS OF THE JAMIAT KZN

THE BUNKUM FATWAS OF THE BOOTLICKING JAMIAT KZN MORON MUFTIS

Q. According to the KZN Jamiat, hand sanitizers and disinfectants which contain ethanol/ethyl alcohol are permissible because this alcohol is not prohibited in the Shariah. Is this correct?

A. The KZN Jamiat muftis are moron, bootlickers of the western kuffaar, hence they issue such baatil and stupid fatwas. All forms of alcohol are haraam. Like their counterpart devils of Daarush Shataan, they have ruined Salaat, and are in the process of demolishing Salaat which Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said is the Central Pillar of Islam.
Q. If hand sanitizers containing alcohol are used, will it be permissible to perform Salaat? The Jamizt KZN mufti says that it is permissible.

A. The maajin mufti speaks rubbish. The hands should be thoroughly washed to remove the najaasat – the najis alcohol. It is not permissible to perform Salaat with the najaasat on the hands.
Q. Is it permissible to discourage or prohibit the elderly from attending the Musjid? The Jamiat’s mufti says that the elderly should not come to the Musjid. Is this correct?

A. The advice of the Jamiat KZN is haraam. The old and the young should be encouraged to attend the Musjid. It is the Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) to rush to the Musjid whenever he discerned some calamity such as stormy weather and the like. Now is the time for Muslims to observe Jamaat Salaat with greater diligence. Inordinate fear for the China pig virus has constrained these molvis to disrespect and to shun the aged. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that those who do not revere the aged are not from among us. In other words, they are not Muslims.
Q. The Jamiat KZN’s mufti says that ‘infected’ persons should not come to the Musjid for Salaat. Does the Shariah prohibit such people from attending the Musjid?

A. The Jamiat KZN’s mufti maajin as well as all the other spineless scoundrel, munaafiq, crook ‘muftis’ who fear their shadows more than fear for Allah Ta’ala, have been driven to insanity by the pig virus in their brains. Thus, they excrete the effluvium of bunkum, baatil fatwas to mislead the ignorant ones.
Q. While the government is allowing 100 musallis to assemble in the Musjid, the Jamiat KZN has reduced this number to 50. Please comment

A. This reduction by the moron, munaafiq molvis speaks volumes for their inordinate fear acquired from the bogey. It testifies to the total lack of tawakkul on Allah Ta’ala. It is evidence for the treason against Islam committed by these crank molvis and maajin muftis. They are a bunch of miserable shayateenul ins. They should don women’s garments and hide within their homes in the hope of the pig virus not apprehending them.
Q. The Mufti of KZN Jamiat says that Iznul Aaam (general permission) is not necessary when performing Jumuah Salaat in multiple places.

A. The mufti speaks drivel. He is plain stupid. Iznul Aaam (free and unfettered permission for all Muslims to attend) is an imperative requisite for the validity of Jumuah Salaat. The China Pig Disease does not waive this condition. If the government enforces its oppressive and unjust 100 man limit, it will be a valid excuse for restriction of the number to 100. But where it is absolutely haraam to abrogate the Iznul Haraam condition if the number is less than 100.
The jaahil molvis of the Jamiat KZN have sucked the kufr number of 50 from their vile nafs in a most despicable bootlicking exercise.

28 Rajab 1441 – 23 March 2020

CORONA PLAGUE FATWA

THE CORONA PLAGUE

FATWA ISSUED BY SHEIKH AHMAD AL-KURI OF MAURITANIA

QUESTION

Is it permissible for healthy Muslims to abandon Jumuah and Jamaa’ah for the fear of the corona disease?

ANSWER

By the taufeeq of Allah!

Firstly: During real fear for the enemy in battle in the Path of Allah, Jamaa’ah (Jamaat Salaat) is not waived. How then can Jumuah and Jamaa’ah be abandoned on account of fear for a suspected disease?

Secondly: The cause for these epidemics and diseases is sin and transgression. Allah Ta’ala says (in the Qur’aan): “Whatever calamity befalls you, is the consequence of the perpetration of your hands.”
And Allah, The One Who is Mighty and Aware says: “Corruption has appeared on the land and the ocean on account of (the misdeeds) committed by the hands of people so that He gives them to taste something of what they perpetrated, for perhaps they will return (to the Path of Rectitude).”
Allah has explained that the remedy is to return to Allah with repentance and seeking forgiveness (Taubah and Istighfaar), Tilaawat and Dua. The remedy is not in the abandonment of some acts which Allah has made incumbent us, namely Jumuah and Jamaa’ah.

Thirdly: Allah Ta’ala says: “No calamity will befall on the earth nor upon you except that which (has been recorded) in the Book even before We create it.”
“Even if you were in your homes, those for whom death has been decreed would emerge and go to their places of his death.”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Know that even if all mankind unites to benefit you, they will be able to do only that which Allah has ordained for you. And, if they unite to harm you, they will be able to do only Allah has decreed for you.” (Ahmad and Tirmizi)

Thus, our Imaan is on Qadha and Qadr (in whatever Allah has ordained for us). We repose Tawakkul (Trust) on Allah Jalla wa Alaa. Has He not prohibited us from abandoning whatever He has compulsorily imposed on us, namely Jumuah Salaat and Jamaa’ah, for the fear of disease, etc.?

Fourthly: Has Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) not informed of the measure to be adopted relevant to a plague, and that it is not permissible to enter a region where there is a plague, and not to flee from such a place? Did he mention abandonment of Jamaat Salaat in such a place?

Fifthly: A plague had erupted during the khilaafat of Umar Bin Khattaab (Radhiyallahu anhu). H consulted in this regard with the Muhaajireen, then with the Ansaar……Did they abandon Jumuah and Jamaa’ah because of it (the plague)?

Sixthly: Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala says: “Seek aid by means of Sabr and Salaat.” What, is this Istiaanah (seeking help) by means of establishing Salaat in the Musjid as was the practice of Nabi (Alahis salaam) or was it by abandoning Jumuah and Jama’aat?
Seventhly: Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Whoever performs Subuh (Fajr) in Jamaa’ah, he is in the responsibility (and protection) of Allah.” Is it not sufficient for us to be in the responsibility of Allah? “Is Allah not sufficient for His servant?”
Eighthly: When Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had not granted permission to the blind man to be absent (from Jamaat Salaat) despite him not having someone to guide him, and despite the abundance of wild animals in Madinah, then how can a healthy person be permitted to abstain from Jamaat merely for the fear of the disease?

Ninthly: Whenever Rasulullah feared something, he would hasten to the Musjid. How then can we abandon Jumuah Salaat and Jamaa’ah for fear of corona?

Tenthly: There was in every Islamic city one Jaami’ Musjid where all the people gathered to perform Jumuah, and epidemics and plagues would befall Muslims. Did any of the Ulama of Islam ever issue the fatwa throughout the history (of Islam) to close and lock the Musaajid because of an epidemic or plague?

28 Rajab 1441 – 23 March 2020

THE MOST WONDERFUL REMEDY

RASULULLAH (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Jibraeel taught me a medicine which obviates the need for any other medicine or for a physician.”
Hadhrat Abu Bakr, Hadhrat Umar, Hadhrat Uthmaan and Hadhrat Ali (radhiyallahu anhum) eagerly asked: “And, what is that medicine? We are in need of it.” Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
“Take some rainwater and recite on it Surah Faatihah, Surah Ikhlaas, Surah Falaq, Surah Naas and Aayatul Kursi.
Each one seventy times (and blow on the water). Then drink of this water morning and evening for seven days.
I take oath by That Being Who has sent me as the Nabi with the Haqq! Jibraeel said to me: ‘Verily, whoever drinks from this water Allah will eliminate from his body every disease and protect him against all sicknesses and pains. Who-ever gives it to his wife to drink, then sleeps with her, she will become pregnant by the permission of Allah. It cures the eyes, eliminates sihr (magic), cures chest pains, toothache and urine stoppage, etc., etc…………” (End of Hadith)

COMMENT
There can be absolutely no doubt in the efficacy of this wonderful remedy prescribed by Jibraeel (alayhis salaam) by the Command of Allah Azza Wa Jal. It has been handed to the Ummah by As-Sadiq (The T r u t h f u l ) , Muhammad Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam).
Its efficacy is dependent on two conditions just as the efficacy of all kinds of remedies is reliant on certain conditions, e.g. diet, dosage, etc. The two essential conditions for its efficacy is:

(1) Taa-at (Obedience). Abstention from sin – fisq and fujoor, and cleansing the heart from malice, etc.
(2) Yaqeen – firm faith.
The ultimate result is the decree of Allah Ta’ala with which every Mu’min has to incumbently be pleased. Allah does as He wills.