It’s our offspring at stake!!!

Upbringing our children in current times is truly challenging. If nothing is done soon, one cannot imagine how worse it could get. There’s nothing more sad than “losing” your child.

Tips by Khalifah ‘Umar ibn’Abdil ‘Aziz

I feel that Khalifah ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Aziz’s (rahimahullah) advice below is very apt and pertinent.

:وكتب عمر بن عبد العزيز إلى مؤدب ولده

خذهم بالجفاء فهو أمنع لاقدامهم ، وترك الصبحة فان عادتها تكسب الغفلة، وقلة الضحك فان كثرته تميت القلب ، وليكن أول ما يعتقدون من أدبك بغض الملاهي التي بدؤها من الشيطان ، وعاقبتها سخط الرحمن ، فانه بلغني عن الثقات من حملة العلم أن حضور المعازف واستماع الأغاني واللهج بهما ينبت النفاق في القلب كما ينبت العشب بالماء . وليفتتح كل غلام منهم بجزء من القرآن يثبت في قراءته ، فاذا فرغ منه تناول نبله وقوسه وخرج إلى الغرض حافيا ، فرمى سبعة أرشاق ، ثم انصرف إلى القائلة ، فان ابن مسعود كان يقول : ” يا بني قيلوا ، فان الشياطين لا تقيل

( ذكره ابن أبي الدنيا في : ” ذم الملاهي” ص: 9 )

Khalifah ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz (rahimahullah) wrote the following instructions to his children’s mentor (teacher)

“ Be strict on them for this is more effective in restraining them. Stop them from sleeping after Fajr Salah, for this causes stupidity / negligence. They should laugh less for a lot of laughing kills the heart / soul. Let the first thing you inculcate in them be the hatred for Music, for I have heard from various People of Knowledge (‘Ulama) that Music develops hypocrisy in the heart just as water grows grass.

Each of them should commence the day with the recitation of the Holy Quran in the proper manner. When they complete that, they should take their bows and arrows and proceed barefooted to the range. Each of them should shoot 7 times. Thereafter they should take mid-day sleep (siesta). For Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ood (radiyallahu’anhu) use to say: Oh my children! Take siesta, for verily the devils do not do so.”

( Kitabuz Zhammil Malahi of Hafiz Ibn abi Dunya pg. 9)

These words of Khalifah ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Azeez (rahimahullah) give us the following lessons on upbringing of children:

1. To commence the day with the recitation of the Quran

2. Not to sleep after Fajr (until after sunrise at least)

3. To abstain from music

4. To laugh less

5. Engagement in physical activity, like archery

6. The importance of siesta (qaylulah)

Each of the above are valuable lessons of life, which we as adults can implement and also inculcate in our children.

Quran Recital every morning

Many of us commence our day by reading the news, which is more depressing than informative or by catching up on our timeline, or sifting through emails etc.

The recitation of Quran, first thing in the morning will bring barakah (blessing) in our affairs throughout the day. Our children should see us reciting the Quran after Fajr. This will subconsciously lead them on to the same.

Music; they are never too young to abstain

We often justify out leniency towards out kids’ indulgence in haram or makruh (repulsive) deeds by saying: “They are too young”

The fact that ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Aziz detested music even for his under aged children, demonstrates to us how we should view the training of our own.

Don’t allow the seeds of hypocrisy to grow even at that tender age. The computer games that they play should be free of foul language, evil habits and the music should be turned off. Never underestimate the effect that these supposed “games” could have on an innocent mind. It’s sad, how lightly we take the issue of Music that even as adults, we repeatedly need to be cautioned of our ringtones.

Who is there that can say he has never heard a musical ringtone go off while in Salah in the Masjid?!

Who would have believed it if we were told a decade ago, that a time will come when a Muslim will play music or at least allow it to be played while in sajdah, the closest posture we could get to Allah Ta’ala?!

Entertainment

Today we all look for how to be best entertained rather than spend our time usefully.

Laughter and jokes have become so common, that at times one will notice people joking even at a janazah!

The rare opportunity we get to ponder about death doesn’t pass with an unnecessary joke or fable being shared.

Even in religious lectures, the crowds are inflated if the speaker can entertain better…

As mentioned earlier, these were ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Aziz’s (rahimahullah) guidelines for the upbringing of children. Alas many of us adults need this lesson too.

Natural physical activity

‘Khalifah ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Aziz (rahimahullah) specifically ordered the mentor to take them outdoors for archery daily. The pagan Arabs also preferred to send their kids to the villages where they could spend their time outdoors, herding goats and learning basic life skills. In fact, until a few decades ago, we too would spend our days outdoors in various activities.

Today’s child may be engaging in very similar activities too, but instead of it being outdoors they do it on a screen! It’s no more physical, it’s actually electronic!

Physical activity has its own benefit in early childhood development that can never be replaced with any electronic device. Parents need to carefully think of ways to keep their children occupied in a manner that won’t just keep them from bothering their parents, but ways that will enhance the child’s mind, body and Iman as well.

May Allah guide us all, and may He inspire us with the correct tact in upbringing our innocent offspring. Amin.

It’s our offspring at stake!!!

Mould your Child

Question:There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, that are not appropriate for Muslims, e.g. Ballet, Modern dancing, Drama, Band, Piano, Cheer-leading etc.There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, (not required, but optional), that are not appropriate for Muslims. These include subjects like Ballet, Modern dancing, Drama, Band, Piano, Cheer-leading etc. Often they are paying a fortune for these lessons. I am concerned about what the children are learning from this, other than the subject itself. Many feel the children are little, it’s harmless fun & will learn the right things when they are older. What can we tell the parents? Should we tell the parents anything? Many feel we should worry about ourselves and our families first, set a good example for others to follow.

Answer:

Jazakallah for the very important query which you have sent to the institute. May Allah Ta’ala guide every one of us to remain on the straight path and to sincerely pay heed to the upbringing of our children. May Allah Ta’ala guide Muslim parents to strive to imbibe an Islamic culture into their children’s lives so that grow up with an Islamic personality which will make them proud to be the flag-bearers of Islam at all times. May Allah Ta’ala guide both the parents and their children to be equipped with the knowledge and the practice of Deen which will stand them in good stead and prepare them to hold their own against the onslaught against Muslims throughout the world. Ameen.

As parents we need to teach our children to LOVE Allah Ta’ala. This love can be developed from infancy if the home is filled with suitable role models. If the child’s socialization process centers around the teachings of Nabi (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) and around Allah Ta’ala’s commandments, the child will learn to love Allah Ta’ala and be prepared to obey HIS commandments. Our children need to learn that Islam is not just a part of a Muslim’s life but a complete way of life. A true Muslim believes that his/her salvation is through the guidance from Allah Ta’ala. To attain this salvation, parents need to teach their children that faith and action have to be combined. Faith without (correct deed) action is of no value and action without faith is of no value to a Muslim either.

A child’s formative years are most important as the child is really an “open slate.” What the parents inscribe on that slate is what will be reflected in the child’s later years. It is stated in a Hadith of Nabi (sallalaahu alayhi wassallam), “What is learned in childhood is like something engraved on a stone.” Imam Ghazali (ra) states that the stone may break up but the engraving will not be obliterated. As Muslims, each one of us have been taught from infancy the kalimah professing ” that there is no GOD but Allah Ta’ala and that Muhammad (sallalaahu alayhi wassallam) is HIS messenger. Parents have to become aware of temptations in life which divert their attention and interest away from why Allah Ta’ala created us. The world has been created for our pleasure and use. We have been created for one reason only: To worship Allah Ta’ala.

We live in a “high pressure” environment and since Allah Ta’ala has endowed us with intelligence and choice, we have to strive to submit to the good Will of Allah Ta’ala and obey His laws.

Islam demands sound conviction and opposes blind imitation. We are enjoined by Islam to employ our faculties to the fullest extent when exercising our freedom of choice. Along with this freedom of choice Allah Ta’ala demands that we fulfill our responsibilities with regards to our children’s moral and spiritual upbringing.

Let us take a good look at the extra-curricular activities you have mentioned below.

Ballet, modern dancing, drama, band, piano and cheer-leading.

All these activities are a pure imitation of the kuffar lifestyles. None of these activities featured in the life of any Sahabaa (RA) and they definitely are not the precepts of Nabi(sallallaahu alayhi wassallam). These activities are of no value at all. They do not add value to the life of the Muslim. Nor will these activities benefit a Muslim in this world or the hereafter. Oh dear, I have probably raised the ire of some parents by saying these activities will not benefit a Muslim in this world.

Why do I raise this point about “benefit?” Firstly, what is the child going to do with the above activities and perhaps qualifications if he/she develops a talent for these activities? Go on to become a professional dancer, musician, actor and cheer leader? Is this child going to earn a living with these so called talents? Will Allah Ta’ala be pleased with these activities and give the parents and child more barakah in this world and a high status in Jannah?

More important, will these activities give the parents a higher rating up the (social) status ladder and thus open up the doors to more non-Islamic past-times? Like, “My child goes for bla bla classes or, my child has won these trophies in the said bla bla competitions.” So my point again is, how will these activities benefit the child? The parents and their children may enjoy fame and develop “pride” which accrues by participating in these activities. Or the child may develop some confidence, competency or dexterity in performing some of these activities.

I challenge every parent whose children are attending these extra curricular activities to examine their hearts and tell themselves that they are earning Allah Ta’ala’s pleasure. We Muslims have the Quran and the Hadith which clearly teach us about what is acceptable and expected of us as Muslims. If we have the wealth and the know-how to send our children to the above mentioned classes, we also have the know-how about what pleases and displeases Allah Ta’ala. If we have the desire turn our children into “something special”, we should also make a point of knowing what is going to make our children “MOST” special to our Creator.

Every Muslim child’s right over his/her parents is that he/she MUST be brought up with DEEN and Deeni(Islamic) knowledge. The child has to have role models around him/her so that he/she can internalize and practice upon the knowledge gained. Depriving one’s child of a Deeni upbringing and education will condemn the parents to Allah Ta’ala’s displeasure. Many parents send their children to Madrassa but that is where the Deeni knowledge and practice starts and ends. When the children get home, another set of rules and culture prevails. The ‘aalim/’alima teaches the child about what is loved and disliked, what is acceptable /not acceptable, what is allowed and what is forbidden by Allah Ta’ala. However, the child finds that at home what is disliked, unacceptable, and forbidden by Allah Ta’ala, prevails in his/her home. Conflicting messages are being given to the child. This creates not only confusion and dissonance in the child’s mind, but the child begins to mistrust his environment as some adults have to be lying and others telling them the truth, but who?

The children are encouraged to put in many hours of practice on learning the lines for their Drama classes. The children who go for these extracurricular activities often take time off or are frequently absent from Madrassa. This means that the parents place greater importance on non-Deeni activities and the child develops a mindset that Madrassa is just a by the way activity of little importance.

Instead of responding to the Adhaan, the child is busy rehearsing on the drum, flute, recorder or synthesizer or whatever musical instrument. A great amount of time, energy, and money is spent by the parents to make sure their child is well prepared for any of these activities. My question is, are they prepared to make an equal investment on the child’s Deeni education and upbringing?

May Allah Ta’ala protect every Muslim girl from becoming a cheer-leader, Ameen. I truly wonder just how many parents are aware of the culture that surrounds this awful fitnah. ( I find it difficult to even call it an activity or sport, because it is neither.) This is a purely American innovation and it is so sad that our parents are ignorant of it’s ramifications. The American girls, (and lets face it, we Muslims shamelessly love to ape our worst enemies) who become cheer leaders do so for many reasons but there is one special reason. They long to be taken to bed by any one of the guys who are in their favorite team whom they are cheering for. The fellows know this for a fact and they take full advantage of the girls. Some parents may say that they supervise their daughters and that this is not the case here in South Africa. Will they please examine their hearts and tell themselves, “What is different in the activities of a cheer-leader in terms of what the girls wear and DO on the field in South Africa and America.” Then let them ask, “What could be different when they go backstage?” The teachers and parents cannot monitor the children all the time, Shaitaan has already got the children in his grasp, all that is now needed is the destruction of the modesty and Imaan of these children.

Lets not fool ourselves. The parents who allow their children to participate in these activities also allow the viewing of television and movies in the same “democratic” manner. The children also read magazines and books which promote the same culture of innovation. Research in western countries has revealed that these leave a lasting impression on the minds of children. These alien western values and culture which are contrary to Allah Ta’ala’s commands take over the children’s lives and mold their minds. The children slowly but surely develop antipathy towards Islamic laws and practices because they begin to find these restrictive, old-fashioned, and unacceptable to their newfound culture. Negative peer pressure is an added insult to the Muslim child’s mind. Parents start crying tears of blood when these same children become defiant and go on to bring into the home more alien practices. The parents then find that they have no control over their children who are openly defiant and dismissive of their Islamic identity.

Parents may often say, “He/she is still small, there is no harm in letting them learn this or that. When they grow up they take life more seriously and do what is necessary.” If you have allowed your child to beat up, bully and steal from an early age, if you have not stopped the child, if you have aided and abetted the wrong behavior, is your child going to give it all up when he/she reaches a maturity? Allah Ta’ala does not misguide anybody. One who has gone astray will not find the right path until she/he makes the choice to find it once again. However, if the child has not been taught to value and desire the right path, will the child really want to find it, belong to it and treasure it?

Remember, what the child has learned, especially when paid for and encouraged by the parents, is engraved in stone.

As parents we need to examine our own upbringing and lifestyle. If our rights were not fulfilled in that we did not have adequate Deeni education as children, are we going to make the same mistake with our children? Unfortunately, so many of our generation grew up with an Indian or western culture. We ourselves need to get back to our Roots. That is to ISLAM. Islam means submission, purity, and obedience to the will of Allah Ta’ala. As Muslims we should stop settling for poor substitutes and actively seek to improve our practice and knowledge of deen. I recall a professor of English who reacted to an adult student’s childish behavior during a tutorial. She said rather sarcastically, “Learning is said to have occurred only when behavior change occurs.” As parents we need to change our behavior from one that apes the kuffar to one which is in keeping with the precepts of Nabi (salallaahu alayhi wassallam).

Alhamdoelillah, there are so many avenues our children can be directed in seeking this knowledge. Our greatest wealth, treasure, and pride can lie in the love of Allah Ta’ala when our children grow up with not only a secular education but also a deeni education. Both of these can serve them and benefit the children and parents in this world and the hereafter, insha’allah. There are many secular extra curricular activities which are acceptable and beneficial for our children. For instance, swimming, marshal arts, athletics, debating, speech training, Math, Science, Quranic, Hadith, Fiqh etc. competitions. Older boys and girls should participate in them separately to maintain modesty and thereby observe Allah Ta’ala’s commandments of “Purdah.” It is also important to teach the children to stop when salaah becomes due, perform salaah and then resume their activity.May Allah guide our children to becoming the flag bearers of Islam.

May Allah Ta’ala grant parents the Hidayah to fulfill their children’s rights over them. The greatest inheritance a parent can leave their child is a Deeni upbringing. A pious child is of the greatest benefit to a parent for it is that same pious offspring who will continue to make Dua for you long after you have left this world. Although Jannah lies under a mother’s feet and the father is the key to Jannah, our children can also be of benefit to us in the qabr and the Aakhirah. May Allah Ta’ala guide every parent to strive to fulfill their children’s right over them. Ameen.

And Allah Knows Best

SOCIAL DEPT.

Checked and approved by: Mufti Ebrahim Desai

The Right Choice

In the fast developing world of today, a lot depends on “Making the Right Choice

Making the incorrect choice is sometimes detrimental, depending on the venture at hand. Conversely, at times one can live with its consequences or even make up for the loss.

 

Din is delicate

When it comes to the affairs of one’s Din (Religion) the margin for error is very fine. Therefore making the correct choice is absolutely essential.

Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) use to command the masses to accept knowledge only from reliable sources. (Fathul Mulhim, vol.1 pg.264)

This refers to:

  • Choosing the correct book,
  • Choosing the correct website,
  • Choosing the correct tutor or lecturer etc.

In essence it boils down to choosing the correct source of knowledge and information.

Just as we do when we consult in matters of worldly gain; we ensure that the consultant is adequately qualified.

 

A Screening Process

“Knowledge is indeed part of your religion” said the great Tabi’i, Imam Muhammad ibn Sirin (rahimahullah). He further advised: “So be careful as to whom you accept your matters of din from” (Muqaddimah Sahih Muslim)

This statement highlights the fact that not every person who claims to be an educator in Din is a legitimate one. Therefore not every “Islamic” radio station, booklet, speaker or web-page can be endorsed.

The need for a screening process is evident from the Hadith in which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“A time will arrive when not a single ‘Alim will remain; people will then resort to ignorant leaders who will pass rulings without proper knowledge, thereby deviating and causing others to be the same.” (Sahih Bukhari)

 

Precaution of the Predecessors

Our pious predecessors were extremely selective when it came to choosing an educator.

Imam Malik (rahimahullah) says: “I saw (Imam) Ayub Al-Sakhtiyani (rahimahullah) in Makkah on two separate occasions of Haj. During the third haj I saw him seated near the zam zam well, and each time he heard the name of Rasulullah he cried to the extent that I would take pity on him. Only after seeing such qualities in him did I accept Hadiths from him.” (Adabul Ikhtilaf, pg. 58)

The teacher of Imam Malik, Imam Rabi’ah (rahimahullah) was seen crying in seclusion. When he was asked about the cause for him crying, he replied: “A catastrophe has befallen Islam, Ignorant people have been referred to in matters of Religion.” (ibid, pg. 53, Jami’u bayanil ‘ilm, vol.2 pg. 201)

Ibn Sirin (rahimahullah) passed away in the year: 110 A.H, and Imam Rabi’ah (rahimahullah) in the year: 136 A.H, but the statement of each one of them is more applicable today than it was then.

 

Contamination and Confusion

The influx of Islamic literature and “religious speakers” has reached an alarming level locally and internationally. Undoubtedly, many of these are legitimate and reliable, but the existence of contaminated literature and incompatible lecturers is eminent. The honourable public is therefore strongly urged to be vigilant and to refer to their senior ‘Ulama and Madrasahs to first verify any source of information before accepting it; be it in the form of websites, booklets, journals or even lecturers. Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) – the author of the famous “Sahih Muslim” says: “It is incumbent upon every capable person to refrain from accepting knowledge from unqualified, innovative and obscure sources.”

 

Note: Those who cannot differentiate should abstain or refer to those who can.

Failure to do so will lead to confusion in Din. May Allah Ta’ala keep us all on the correct path. Amin.

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Not everything is suited for everyone

In addition to possessing knowledge, wisdom and diplomacy is important.

The same tone will not be used for all. Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) used various methodologies to impart knowledge; at times he would ignore the person to whom he wanted to pass the message, on other occasions he would give extra attention to the one he wanted to draw closer to him. Sometimes he would address the culprit directly, and at times he would merely indicate with a general address. One needs to assess the situation thoroughly before selecting the method of counsel.

On the occasion of the death of his son; Sayyiduna Ibrahim (radiyallahu ‘anhu), Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) addressed him (a lifeless body) with the words: “Undoubtedly the eye will tear and the heart will grieve, but we will only utter that which pleases our Rabb. O Ibrahim! We are saddened by your separation.”

The commentators of Hadith explain that this was his method of passing the message to those who were present at that gathering, i.e, although he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was seemingly addressing the deceased, in actual fact he wanted to teach this lesson to those who were present.

(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 1303)

On this occasion, Nabi (sallallalahu ‘alayhi wasallam) used the indirect method of passing the message.

The Honourable Syrian Muhaddith; Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah) has a book dedicated to this topic entitled:

“Muhammad (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) as a Teacher, and his methodologies of teaching”

The readers are strongly encouraged to read this unique book.

Remember! Sometimes, failure to use the proper tact brings adverse results…

 

Gauge your Audience

Similarly, one should always gauge the audience, and address them according to their level of understanding. This is a fundamental principle in knowledge.

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) provided a practical lesson when he included the following sub heading towards the end of end of the “Chapter of Knowledge”:

“Chapter on sharing knowledge with some and not others, for fear of them not understanding.”

Imam Bukhari then cites the following:

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) says:

!حدثوا الناس بما يعرفون، أتحبّون أن يُكَذَّبَّ اللهُ ورسولُه؟

Quote those Hadiths that people are familiar with. Do you want Allah and His Messenger to be rejected?! [i.e, by quoting things that people might end up denying…]

(Sahih Bukhari, before Hadith: 127)

In other words, not everything can be shared with everyone.

Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) comments on this narration: “This shows that the general masses should not be exposed to issues that are not explicit (i.e. المتشابه)”

(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 127)

‘Allamah ‘Aini (rahimahullah) has echoed the above, and he writes further: “Certain discussions should be kept secret from those who misunderstand it or use it to justify their laziness.”

(‘Umdatul Qari, vol.2 Pg.294)

‘Allamah Shatbi (rahimahullah) has also commented on this in a similar fashion. See Al-Muwafaqat fi Usuli Shari’ah, vol.4 pg.137.

 

Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has included the following in the introduction to his Sahih:

قال عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله عنه: ما أنت بمحدث قوما حديثا لا تبلغه عقولهم إلا كان لبعضهم فتنة

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu’anhu) said: “By quoting such Hadiths to the masses which they cannot completely grasp, you will be creating fitnah (distraction/confusion) for them.”

(Introduction to Sahih Muslim, narration: 14)

‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) writes about such sensitive narrations: “…even if the narrations are sahih (authentic) and can be interpreted correctly, they should only be told to those who can understand them for fear of fitnah on those who may misinterpret them or reject them… Khatib Baghdadi (rahimahullah) states: among the types of narrations that the ‘Ulama have preferred not be mentioned to the general masses are: the Hadiths which have special relaxation in the rules for certain conditions or individuals (أحاديث الرُخَص) as well as the incidents of discord between the Sahabah (radiyallahu‘anhum).”

(Fathul Mughith, vol. 3 pgs. 271-273, also see Tadribur Rawi, vol. 4 pgs. 530-531)

 

Imam Malik (rahimahullah) strongly opposed the habit of those who quote Hadiths which discuss the attributes of Allah to the general public. It is sad that today we have people who do just this; In the name of correcting people’s “Aqidah (belief) they actually confuse the masses by citing the Hadiths of Sifat (attributes) of Allah Ta’ala and other confusing topics of belief! May Allah guide us all. Perhaps Imam Malik’s (rahimahullah) statement applies more today than ever before.

(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 127)

 

‘Allamah Shatbi Al-Maliki (rahimahullah) quotes that Imam Malik (rahimahullah) had several Hadiths and discussions of knowledge which he had kept to himself, and did not publicise.

(Al-Muwafaqat fi Usuli Shari’ah, vol. 4 pg. 138)

He also writes: “It is clearly understandable that not every part of knowledge needs to be shared. In fact, there are three types of knowledge of Din:

  • That which demands propagation. This is the case most of the time.
  • That which should never be propagated (to the general people). Among the issues that ‘Allamah Shatbi has cautioned against discussing in public is the reasoning (العِلَل) behind fiqh (Juristic) rulings as well as the wisdoms (الحِكَم) behind the commands of Allah. (Al-Muwafaqat fi Usuli Shari’ah, vol.4 pg.138)
  • That which can only be shared under certain conditions, or in a particular era or with specific people.

(Al-Muwafaqat fi Usuli Shari’ah, vol. 4 pg. 137)

Note:

One should also note that sometimes, a Hadith may just have a sentence or two that could be misunderstood by the audience. When citing such Hadiths, one must either explain those parts clearly, or even omit them, as long as this omission does not alter the general purport of the Hadith. There are several examples of the Scholars of the past making such omissions, when it was needed.

(See some examples in: Musnadul Humaydi, Hadith: 17, Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 4977 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 225. Also see Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s book: ‘Hadhfu tarafim minal Hadith)

ZINA-SWIMMING

ZINA-SWIMMING – SHAITAAN’S SUNNAH PROMOTED BY MOLVI AGENTS OF IBLEES

Explaining the incredible and shocking indulgence of Molvis in immorality – fisq and fujoor – a concerned parent from Pietermaritzburg laments:
“As a concerned parent, I would like to know if swimming is permissible if there is no segregation of boys and girls. I do not like to judge but there is an Aalim, Moulana Saliem, in our community in Pietermaritzburg, who teaches swimming to our Muslim children. However, he does not separate the boys and girls, and some of these children are at the age of marriage. They all swim together and have conversations in between their swimming sessions.

The parents, mostly mothers, are allowed to sit and watch their children and this moulana also goes to the mothers and have chit chat with them in public view.

There is also another Aalim, Moulana Moosa from the same area, who goes to the pool and decides that it is correct to learn how to swim among hundreds of non- mahram woman and girls. Moulana Saliem also makes these innocent children participate in swim competitions like the Midmar Mile which is to take place next month at the Midmar dam.

Apart from all the nudity at the event There are thousands of swimmers who take part in this race. Men and women all swim together and this Aalim also participates in this competition with his swimmers. There is also another Aalim from the same community to add to the list who swims in this competition.

We look up to these moulanas in our community, so I would like to know if this is the correct thing which these learned people are doing as these moulanas are the high profile of our community. Moulana Saliem is part of the Jamiatul Ulama KZN, and an Imaam in a Masjid. Moulana Moosa is part of a Darul Uloom in Pietermartizburg – Madrasah Tarteelul Quraan.

Can people follow these Moulanas in Namaaz and can we take their advices? (End of the parent’s letter)
COMMENT

The level of degradation into the dregs of the cauldron of immorality and zina is shockingly lamentable. By no stretch of Imaani understanding can these molvis be described as ‘Aalims’. In fact they are juhala of the worst kind. They are fussaaq and fujjaar of the worst order. They are Satanists.

It is incredible to fathom – it is beyond even the imagination of conscious Muslims that molvis who are regarded to be part of the Ulama Fraternity indulging in zina so flagrantly in full public view. It is difficult to accept that they are even Muslims. It is not possible for people of Imaan, even for fussaaq and fujjaar, to denude themselves of every vestige of Imaani haya to organize, participate and promote even 3 year old boys and girls to swim together. But here in Pietermaritzburg, molvis linked to Madaaris and Musaajid are most brazenly and flagrantly promoting zina in the pools loaded with fisq and fujoor.

When it is not permissible to even view the garments of a female, it defies Imaani imagination to even attempt imagining Muslim boys and girls, men and women swimming together. While such filth is understandable for non-Muslims, such zina lewdness is incomprehensible regarding Muslims even in this age in close proximity to Qiyaamah. Are these molvis Muslims? They appear to be munaafiqeen masquerading as Muslims. They come within the purview of Allah’s castigation:

“The A’raab (rural village-dwellers) say: ‘We have Imaan.’ Say (O Muhammd to them): ‘You have no Imaan. Rather say: ‘We have submitted (i.e. accepted Islam superficially) whilst Imaan has not entered into your hearts.” (Al-Hujuraat, Aayat 14)

These molvis who brazenly and flagrantly promote ZINA by condoning and participating in the mass perpetration of immoral nudity in the water by men and women, kuffaar and Muslims alike, are in the same class as these A’raab whose Imaan Allah Ta’ala denies. How is it possible for even fussaaq and fujjaar Muslims to promote and believe that such zina nudity is halaal? Aggravating the immoral villainy of their kufr is their parading as ‘ulama’ whilst in reality they are agents of Iblees.

These molvis also come within the scope of the Qur’aanic Aayaat which revile the Munaafiqeen. Allah Ta’ala says:

“And, from among the people are those who say: ‘We believe in Allah and the Last day.’, whilst (in reality) they are not Mu’mineen. They deceive Allah (in their stupid opinion) and the people of Imaan. However, they deceive only themselves.

In their hearts is a disease (of nifaaq). Therefore Allah increases their disease, and for them there is a painful punishment because of their lies.”

(Al-Baqarah, 8 and 9)

The shameless fisq and fujoor (immorality/obscenity and satanic promiscuity) of these molvis is absolutely mind-boggling. How is it possible for such immoral scoundrels to be members of Jamiatul Ulama KZN. Is the Jamiat’s leadership so blind or so utterly uncaring of Allah Ta’ala and His Deen that they are unable to see and understand the gravity of the fisq and fujoor bordering on kufr of their molvi members who promote ZINA publicly?

“The (physical eyes) are not blind. But the hearts within the breasts are blind.” (Qur’aan)
Toleration and acceptance of the brazen acts of immorality of the molvis are the effect of the spiritual blindness mentioned in this Qur’aanic Aayat.

The vile and filthy public misdeeds of these molvis accord greater credibility and clarity to the tafseer of a Hadith presented by a Faqeeh. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Soon shall there dawn an age when………the worst of the people under the canopy of the sky will be their ulama. From them will emerge fitnah and the fitnah will rebound on them.”

The Faqeeh commenting on this Hadith said that ‘under the canopy of the sky’ are also the Yahood, the Nasaara, the Mushrikeen, dogs and pigs. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) categorised these exceptionally evil movis as worse than all of these creations. Thus those molvis who are in this satanic game of promoting nudity and zina so blatantly are worse than even khanaazeer.

Their public and flagrant promotion of and participation in the swimming ZINA cannot be by error. Their Satanism is pre-planned and by design. It is a palpable denial of the entire concept of Hijaab revealed by Allah Ta’ala.

If they had an iota of Imaan, they would have trembled with fear even if their zina shenanigans were perpetrated in privacy. But these villains and vile scoundrels propagate their zina in full view of the public.

Their recklessness in the public perpetration of immorality and zina has emboldened many Muslim women to act as lesbians. These shaitaani females following in the shaitaani footsteps of the evil molvis have denuded themselves of every semblance of Imaani haya, hence they are able to shamelessly spectate the acts of nudity and zina which the illegitimate progeny of Iblees has organized in the form of the filthy mixed men and women swimming functions.

These people – the evil molvis and the spectators – are all mal-oon and maghdoob – Allah’s la’nat and ghadhab settle on them every second of their participation in the molvi-organized zina swimming shaitaaniyat. Modesty and bashfulness for doing even what is permissible, are integral constituents of Imaan. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Haya is a branch of Imaan.” Thus, for even a Muslim male to leave his elbows exposed, to eat in the public, to laugh loudly, to be dressed with only a T-shirt in public, and in general to do any act which Islamically is considered khilaaf-e-murawwat (uncultural) are in conflict with Imaani hayaa despite the initial permissibility of such acts which are regarded to be trivialities. But in Islam habitual commission of even ‘trivialities’ culminates in major sins.

The illegitimate progeny of Iblees – those who prostitute the haya and chastity of Muslim women under Deeni guise with the monstrous LIE that swimming is ‘Sunnat’ for them, and that too by denuding themselves in public – are devilishly oblivious of the faintest idea of the meaning of Imaani Haya, hence their brazen indulgence in and promotion of the grotesquely obscene zina-swimming act, the toxity of which is of a satanically aggravated nature.

What is Imaani Hayaa and Ghairah? The following Hadith will serve as edification for the satanized brains of these vile molvis:

“Hadhrat Sa’ad Bin Ubaadah (Tadhiyallahu anhu) said: ‘I will not hesitate killing my wife with a sword should I see her with another man.”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Only a person with a darkened heart is deprived of ghairah.”

These fussaaq and fujjaar molvis are totally deprived of Imaani haya and ghairah. Their hearts are darkened with the zulmat of kufr. Never in the history of Islam was immorality of this nature committed. There is no precedent in Islam for semi-nude Muslim males and females immorally swimming together under molvi supervision.

Once Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked: “What is best for women.” No one was able to proffer an answer. Hadhrat Ali (Radhiyallahu anhu) went to his wife, Hadhrat Faatimah (Radhiyallahu anha) and posed the same question. This illustrious Daughter of our Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), the Queen of Jannat, responded:

“No man should see her, and she should see no man.”

On hearing this grand response, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) commented: “Faatimah is a portion of me.”

Imaani Hayaa demands that a man should not unnecessarily look at even a fully clad woman – clad with burqah and niqaab, nor should a woman unnecessarily look at a ghair mahram man. Imaani Hayaa demands that a man should not look at even the dead body of a woman enshrouded in FIVE sheets. To safeguard this lofty concept of Imaani Hayaa, the enshrouded body of the deceased woman is further screened from the gazes of men by a screen drawn over the female’s enshrouded body as it is lowered in the Qabar. But, what do we find today in our midst?

Thoroughly satanized molvis – human shayaateen – men with the hearts of wolves – goading Muslim women to appear semi-nude into the public domain to mingle with semi-nude males in pools to swim together while being spectated by a crowd of men and women devils – male devils and females devils. And, they have the treacherous temerity of promoting all of this ZINA as ‘sunnah’!!! They should cleanse the surface of this earth of their filth and villainy by drowning themselves.

The swimming which these shaitaani scoundrels depict as ‘sunnah’ is a Kabeerah sin of the worst order. In fact, for these villainous scoundrel molvis, it is KUFR. Salaat behind these treacherous human shayaateen is not valid. They are not fussaaq of the humdrum class predominating this era, who understand their misdeeds to be sins for which Taubah is imperative. These human shaitaan molvis are guilty of irtidaad. Renewal of Imaan is imperative.

These are the types of molvis who, according to the Hadith, will be compelled in Jahannam to circumambulate their own intestines which will be extracted from their bodies and cast in front of them for making tawaaf.

What has happened to the other Ulama of Pietermaritzburg? What has happened to the Jamiat KZN? Having receded into the fortress of silence, they have demonstrated that they are the very ‘dumb devils’ about whom Rasulullah (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“He who is silent regarding the Haqq, is a dumb shaitaan.”

It is haraam to have these shayaateen as members of the Jamiat. It is haraam for the trustees to permit these evil molvis to be Imaams.

These villainous scoundrel molvis, the Musjid trustees and the Jamiat are all Signs of the Impending Hour of Qiyaamah. They flagrantly violate Allah’s Laws and shamelessly abstain from Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahyi Anil Munkar for the attainment of their corrupt motives. They pillage and plunder Amaanat (Trust). About these ulama-e-soo’ and trustees bonded to their nafs being Signs of Qiyaamah, it is mentioned in the Hadith:

“Someone asked: ‘When shall be the Hour (of Qiyaamah)?’ Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “When Amaanat (Trust) is destroyed, then await the Hour.” He was asked: ‘How will Amaanat be destroyed?’ Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “When affairs (of trust) are assigned to those who are unfit (to bear the Trust), then await the Hour.”

Today thoroughbred scoundrels and abusers of Amaanat are acting as Imaams of Musjids, as Ustaadhs in Madaaris and as members of bodies such as Ulama Jamiats.

When such vile acts of fisq and fujoor – such acts of the prostitution of haya and chastity are so flagrantly perpetrated by men who are supposed to be the spiritual guides of the Muslim community, then Muslims have to understand and be in anticipation of the imminence of the Hour of Qiyaamah.

1 Jamadul Aakhir 1441 – 27 January 2020

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QUERY
The Jamiatul Ulama KZN had recently organised a ‘youth camp’. For the attraction of the youth a number of sporting activities had been planned. Among these were horse riding, archery, paint ball, quad bike riding, human football, farm olympics and obstacle course. Some maulanas gave talks, Salaat was performed and the event lasted for a couple of hours. Please comment on this type of programme in the light of the Shariah. I am a member of the Jamiat, but I feel uneasy about activities of this kind being organised by Ulama.
OUR COMMENT
Your uneasiness is actually Allah’s guidance inspired in your heart. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Seek a fatwa from your heart.” The heart of a true Mu’min who sincerely desires the Haqq, does not fail. The correct fatwa is forthcoming from the sincere heart of the Mu’min. The conscience of the true Muslim does not fail to issue a warning to save one from indulgence in sin and futility. Hence, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Sin is that which disturbs your conscience.”

However, when the heart has been incorrigibly contaminated and disturbed by deliberate indulgence in activities which are glaringly nugatory of the Pleasure of Allah Ta’ala, and inimical towards the Maqsad (Objective) of life on earth, then the guiding Noor which is inherent in the Imaan of every Mu’min from the day of his/birth is tarnished and ultimately eliminated. Then the heart of even the Mu’min becomes like the heart of the kaafir. It becomes impervious to the spirit and ethos of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Its obduracy extends to the Aql which then fails to distinguish between Haqq and baatil.

This is the lamentable malady which has overcome the brains of the KZN Jamiat’s molvis who are nowadays increasingly indulging in programmes which are conspicuously nugatory of the Objective of Islam. Such ‘youth’ programmes whilst hilariously ludicrous, especially when organized by molvis who deceive themselves with a flimsy outer ‘deeni’ façade, are in reality destructive for the akhlaaq of the participants, and in the long term ruinous for their Imaan.

Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed: “In fact insaan has baseerat over his nafs even though he puts forth excuses.” These Jamiat KZN molvis are fully aware of their agenda. They cannot conceal from themselves their dishonest motive for having planned this stupid, laughable programme of futility.

The Great Virtue for Supporting a Student of Islamic Knowledge

There was a person studying by the Famous, Maliki Scholar (who was the son of another great Maliki Scholar); Imam Muhammad ibn Sahnun (rahimahumallah). This student’s father came to the teacher (and what an excellent father he was). He said to the Teacher: I will take care of my son’s expenses by working myself, so I do not distract him from him studies.

Imam Ibn Sahnun (rahimahullah) replied:

‘Do you realise that your reward for this is greater than [nafl] Haj [or ‘Umrah] and guarding the Islamic borders or even [voluntary] active jihad?’

My esteemed Teacher; Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhmmad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) comments after quoting this:

‘This incident should serve as an inspiration to every such father whose son (by the blessings of Allah) has dedicated himself to Islamic knowledge; that he should try –according to his ability- to support him in his livelihood and related expenses, thereby freeing him from the responsibility of earning and its related affairs. This will allow him to be totally dedicated to his studies.’

Prophetic Guidance

Shaykh ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) writes further:

This has reminded me of the Hadith of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu’anhu) in which mentions that there were two brothers in era of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam); one of them would [frequently] attend the lessons/gatherings of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) while the other was the ‘earner’ [who supported the former].

One day, the brother who was earning [and supporting the other brother] came to complain to Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) about their situation.

Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Perhaps you are being fed [by Allah] because of him.’

(Ma’alim Irshadiyyah, pgs.35-36)

Note: It is clear that this is not restricted only to fathers who support their offspring in the field of Islamic knowledge. Rather it extends to every person who supports any student/’Alim of Din.

Therefore, when Allah Ta’ala accepts us for a noble gesture like the one’s cited above, one should consider it a blessing from Allah Ta’ala, rather than a burden…

ULAMA PURSUING HIGHER SECULAR EDUCATION

MISERABLE KHANAAZER

Q. I notice a growing trend among students studying in Ulooms. After becoming Aalims they pursue higher secular education, e.g. science, accounting, law. In most cases they give preference to the secular studies and the concomitant careers. Is this trend tenable in Islam?
A. They are not ‘Aalims’. They are Jaahils.These students are Signs of Qiyaamah. Among the Signs of Qiyaamah mentioned by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is that “the dunya will be pursued and acquired with the amal of the Aakhirat.” Also, a Sign is “that the knowledge of the Deen will be acquired for purposes other than the Deen.”
They are the similitude of khanaazeer (pigs) mentioned by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Our Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “He (i.e. the Ustaadh) who imparts Ilm (higher Deeni Ilm) to unfit persons is like one who garlands khanaazeer with pearls, diamonds and gold.”
They are vile mercenaries.
They are like the disgruntled and rebellious Yahood who complained to Nabi Musaa (Alayhis salaam) about the Mann and Salwa which Allah Ta’ala daily made available for them miraculously whilst they were wandering in confusion and bewilderment, lost in the Valley of Teeh for 40 years.
Instead of valuing and appreciating this food which came to them from the Heaven, they demanded lentils and onions. Hadhrat Musaa (Alayhis salaam) reprimanded them:
“What! Do you want to exchange that which is best for that which is inferior?”
These morons parading as Aalims, are worse than those Yahood who were tired of consuming the heavenly Mann and Salwa. These miserable molvis who should regret the day they were born, are exchanging the Deen, not food as Bani Israeel had done, for the carrion of the dunya. The Deen with its sacred Qur’aanic Ilm is a hobby for them. They are truly the khanaazeer mentioned in the Hadith.

HOW TO TEACH SEX EDUCATION TO MUSLIM CHILDREN

Q. How should a child be taught subjects of a sexual nature? How should he / she be informed of prohibited and permissible acts, about masturbation, zina, etc.? What age would be proper to teach them about these issues?
A. Western influence has prompted you to ask this question. The western kuffaar are immorally obsessed with sex, hence they satanically fabricate sex ‘education’ for children.
How did you gain knowledge of these sexual issues? How did the millions and billions of children from the time of Nabi Aadam (Alayhis salaam) acquire this knowledge? In the same way as you and us all acquired this knowledge, so too will all other children until the Day of Qiyaamah acquire it. Do not burden your brains with copro-stupidities.

FEMALES AND MADRASSAHS

Q. What is the correct way for a student to decline unacceptable teaching posts which the student’s Ustaadh wants to assign? A female is being asked to teach at a co-ed Muslim school which accommodates boys and girls up to grade 7.
A. The female should outrightly decline the haraam post.
Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “There is no obedience to anyone in anything which involves disobedience to Allah.”
If an Ustaadh asks his student to steal or commit zina or any other haraam act, the student has no option but to firmly decline and offer the Ustaadh naseehat by way of Amr Bil Ma’roof regardless of the ire of the teacher.
Q. Up to what age are girls allowed to pursue secular education?

A. The co-ed school is haraam. Girls and boys even 6 year old, may not attend a co-ed school. It is a haraam system. Hadhrat Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) said that a girl has to observe Purdah for strangers from the age of 6, and for ghair mahram relatives from the age of 7. Expanding on this opinion, we say that due to the predominance of fisq and fujoor in our era, girls should be kept away from males even from the age of 4.
A girl should never be sent for secular education even in an all-girls school even if she is 6 years old. Basic English should be taught at home.
Q. The principal of the co-ed Muslim school is a Maulana. He is in his office on the school premises. The reason given is that he needs to attend to the male parents who want to enroll their children in the school. Is the reason valid according to the Shariah?
A. The reason is shaitaani deception. The principal in this institution is caught in the snare of Iblees. The reason given to justify his haraam presence is termed in the Qur’aan Majeed as zukhruful qawl (satanically adorned speech) which Iblees breathes or urinates into the brains of the ulama-e-soo’ who indulge in flagrant acts of haraam. Shaitaan is a cunning and clever Ustaadh. All these molvis of soo’ are agents of Iblees. They undermine the Deen in the name of the Deen. They are the scoundrels who have created the worst erosion and destruction of Islamic morality.
Q. Up to what distance can females travel to reach in a Maktab?

A. In terms of the Sunnah/Shariah women may not teach in even an all-girls madrasah. Such madrasahs are schemes of Iblees. A woman who is capable of teaching, should open her own madrasah at her home. Girls from nearby may come to her home for ta’leem.

Q. A woman has to travel 60 miles daily to work. She has no one to support her. Is this travelling permissible for her?
A. It is haraam for a woman to travel 60 miles daily or even once in a while for work. If she is a woman who is conscious of the Deen and remains at home, making dua and some other effort at home or nearby for an income, then Allah Ta’ala will open up a way for her. However, since she is not concerned with the Deen, she finds herself in such haraam circumstances where she has to come under Divine Curse daily. One’s rizq will arrive in haraam ways only if one adopts such ways. Tawakkul on Allah Ta’ala is Waajib for all Muslims, not only for Buzrugs. The minimum degree is such Tawakkul which prevents a person from indulgence in Haraam