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Are ladies really not allowed to speak in public

 

Question:

 

what do the fuqaha say. are ladies really not allowed to speak in public, can they speak at a volume where only those near by can hear? if they speak at that volume with the aid of a microphone is it haraam?

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

The Sharee`ah has prohibited women from speaking publicly where men can hear them because of the Fitnah it causes.

 

The issue is not to do with microphones per se, it applies to radio, over the phone, in person or otherwise.

 

If a woman speaks to a group of women using a microphone then it will be permissible, while if she were to speak in front of men even without a microphone if there’s no need then it would not be permissible.

 

Allaah says in Surah Al-Ahzaab, Aayah 32: “O wives of the Prophet (Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam), you are not like any other women, if you fear Allaah, then do not be soft in speech lest he in whose heart is a disease is moved with desire, but speak an appropriate speech.” [i]

 

Commenting on the above Aayah Imaam Abu Bakr Al-Jassaas Rahimahullaah says in Ahkaamul Qur’aan“In this (Aayah) is the indication that the ruling is the same for all women in the prohibition of being soft in speech to men in a way that causes desire.” [ii]

 

He then goes on and says: “The indication (in this Aayah) is that it is best for a woman to not raise her voice to the level where men can hear her.” [iii]

 

He further states in another place: “In this (Aayah) is the indication that a woman is prohibited from raising her voice to the level where it can be heard by strange men, because her voice is closer to (causing) Fitnah than the sound of her anklets, and that is why our companions say it is (prohibitively) disliked for women to call out the Adhaan, because it requires the raising of the voice, and a woman is prohibited from that.” [iv]

 

Many people misunderstand the issue of women’s voices, on the basis of the question: “Are women’s voices `awrah or not?

 

They assume that because they find quotes from books or `Ulamaa saying that a woman’s voice is not `Awrah that it somehow means there is open permissibility for women to speak in public to a mixed audience, but that is incorrect.

 

A woman’s voice is not `Awrah according to the relied upon opinion of the Madhab, but it is not permissible to speak freely with Ghayr Mahram men without a necessity.

 

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Thursday 27th Muharram 1436 – 20th November 2014.

[i] يَا نِسَاءَ النَّبِيِّ لَسْتُنَّ كَأَحَدٍ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ إِنِ اتَّقَيْتُنَّ فَلَا تَخْضَعْنَ بِالْقَوْلِ فَيَطْمَعَ الَّذِي فِي قَلْبِهِ مَرَضٌ وَقُلْنَ قَوْلًا مَعْرُوفًا. – سورة الأحزاب، آية ٣٢.

 

[ii]وَفِيهِ الدَّلَالَةُ عَلَى أَنَّ ذَلِكَ حُكْمُ سَائِرِ النِّسَاءِ فِي نَهْيِهِنَّ عَنْ إلَانَةِ الْقَوْلِ لِلرِّجَالِ عَلَى وَجْهٍ يُوجِبُ الطَّمَعَ فِيهِنَّ. – قاله الإمام الجصاص رحمه في كتابه أحكام القرآن.

 

[iii] وَالدَّلَالَةُ عَلَى أَنَّ الْأَحْسَنَ بِالْمَرْأَةِ أَنْ لَا تَرْفَعَ صَوْتَهَا بِحَيْثُ يَسْمَعُهَا الرِّجَالُ. – قاله الإمام الجصاص رحمه في كتابه أحكام القرآن.

[iv]وَفِيهِ دَلَالَةٌ عَلَى أَنَّ الْمَرْأَةَ مَنْهِيَّةٌ عَنْ رَفْعِ صَوْتِهَا بِالْكَلَامِ بِحَيْثُ يَسْمَعُ ذَلِكَ الْأَجَانِبُ; إذْ كَانَ صَوْتُهَا أَقْرَبَ إلَى الْفِتْنَةِ مِنْ صَوْتِ خَلْخَالِهَا; وَلِذَلِكَ كَرِهَ أَصْحَابُنَا أَذَانَ النِّسَاءِ; لِأَنَّهُ يُحْتَاجُ فِيهِ إلَى رَفْعِ الصَّوْتِ وَالْمَرْأَةُ مَنْهِيَّةٌ عَنْ ذَلِكَ. – قاله الإمام الجصاص رحمه في كتابه أحكام القرآن.

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كم مرة أسجد عند تكرار أية سجدة؟

السؤال:

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

المفتي الكريم!

أنا مسلم حنفي يسكن في دولتك هذه – الحمد لله – و أعمل في شركة. و في كل صباح أهب إلى عملي بدراجتي النارية قبل أن تبرز الغزالة من خدرها و أتلو كثيرا من القران المجيد حينما أركب و أكرر نفس أية السجدة عدة مرات. و إنما سؤالي هذا أنه إذا انتهيت من الركوب فكم سجدة أسجد لها؟ سجدة واحدة فقط إعتبارا لجلسة واحدة على الدراجة النارية أو سجدة لكل مرة أتلوها إعتبارا لتغير الجلسة بتحرك الدراجة؟

أفتني من فضلك!

من أخ متستر.

شكرا جزيلا و جزاك الله خيرا

 

الجواب:

 

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

 

الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله وصحبه ومن والاه, وبعد:

 

وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

 

ليس عليك إلا سجدة واحدة، لأن السير في الطائرات والسيارات وغيرهما إنما هو يعتبر جلسة واحدة، ولا ينقطع المجلس بتحركها.

 

فقد ذكر العلماء في الفتاوى الهندية: “ وَسَيْرُ السَّفِينَةِ لَا يَقْطَعُ الْمَجْلِسَ”[i]

 

وقالوا أيضا: “وَالْمَجْلِسُ وَاحِدٌ وَإِنْ طَالَ” [ii]

 

 

والله أعلم.

 

 

المجيب:

 

عبيد الله بن آدم آل إبراهيم

 

راجعه ووافقه:

 

مفتي رشيد أحمد موسى جي

 

يوم الإثنين ١١ ربيع الأول ١٤٣٥ هـ الموافق لـ ١٣ كانون الثاني ٢٠١٤ مـ

 


 [i] الفتاوى الهندية، الباب الثالث عشر في سجود التلاوة، 1: 134.

 [ii]الفتاوى الهندية، الباب الثالث عشر في سجود التلاوة، 1: 134

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Camel hump scarves and hairstyles

 

Question:

 

Assalaamu alaykum,

The camel humps referred to in hadeeth, is that specific to hijaabs being massive as if like camel humps, or does it include hairstyles (at home, not outside) that are huge also?

Jazakallahu khayra

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

Wa `alaykumus salaam.

 

The Hadeeth in question is reported by Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah Radhiallaahu `Anhu who said that Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “There are two groups of the people of Hell that I have not seen (yet), a group who have whips like the tails of cattle with which they beat the people, and women who are clothed yet naked, they cause people to incline (to evil) and they are inclined (to evil), their heads are like the leaning humps of camels, they will not enter Jannah, nor will they (even) get its fragrance, and indeed its fragrance can be smelt from such and such a distance.”  [i] – Authentic, from Saheeh Muslim.

 

The Hadeeth is Mutlaq (unrestricted) when it says: “their heads are like the leaning humps of camels”, there is no mention of scarves or hair etc, therefore it will apply to everything, be it hair or scarves or anything else.

 

Imaam Nizhaamuddeen Ash-Shaashi Rahimahullaah says in Usool Ash-Shaashi: “Something which is unrestricted will be treated as unrestricted (and not restricted).” [ii]

 

Therefore it will not be restricted to only being a scarf, or only referring to hairstyles.

 

Imaam An-Nawawi Rahimahullaah also speaks about this in his Sharh (explanation) of Saheeh Muslim and says: “As for “their heads are like the humps of camels” then what it means is that they enlarge their heads with scarves and turbans and other such things which are wrapped on the head until it resembles a hump like the hump of a camel.” [iii]

 

Imaam An-Nawawi Rahimahullaah further mentions another explanation for it and says: “Al-Qaadhi has chosen the interpretation which says that the “Maa’ilaat” (those who incline) refers to combing the hair in a leaning style, he said it is done by plaiting the hair then gathering it on top of the centre of the head and tying it there so that it becomes like the hump of a camel.” [iv]

 

So from this we can see that it refers to anything and everything which creates a resemblance to a camel hump, whether it is by wrapping scarves into that style, or gathering the hair on top of the head and covering it with a scarf, or even just having it as a hairstyle at home, it all falls under the purview of this Hadeeth.

 

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

Wednesday 28th Safar 1435 – 1st January 2014.

 


 [i]عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «صِنْفَانِ مِنْ أَهْلِ النَّارِ لَمْ أَرَهُمَا، قَوْمٌ مَعَهُمْ سِيَاطٌ كَأَذْنَابِ الْبَقَرِ يَضْرِبُونَ بِهَا النَّاسَ، وَنِسَاءٌ كَاسِيَاتٌ عَارِيَاتٌ مُمِيلَاتٌ مَائِلَاتٌ، رُءُوسُهُنَّ كَأَسْنِمَةِ الْبُخْتِ الْمَائِلَةِ، لَا يَدْخُلْنَ الْجَنَّةَ، وَلَا يَجِدْنَ رِيحَهَا، وَإِنَّ رِيحَهَا لَيُوجَدُ مِنْ مَسِيرَةِ كَذَا وَكَذَا».  –  رواه الإمام مسلم رحمه الله في صحيحه.

 [ii]الْمُطلق يجْرِي على إِطْلَاقه. – قاله الإمام نظام الدين الشاشي رحمه الله في كتابه أصول الشاشي.

 [iii]وأما رؤوسهن كأسنمة البخت فمعناه يعظمن رؤوسهن بِالْخُمُرِ وَالْعَمَائِمِ وَغَيْرِهَا مِمَّا يُلَفُّ عَلَى الرَّأْسِ حَتَّى تُشْبِهُ أَسْنِمَةَ الْإِبِلِ الْبُخْتِ. – قاله الإمام النووي رحمه الله في كتابه شرح النووي على مسلم.

 [iv]وَاخْتَارَ الْقَاضِي أَنَّ الْمَائِلَاتِ تُمَشِّطْنَ الْمِشْطَةَ الْمَيْلَاءِ قَالَ وَهِيَ ضَفْرُ الْغَدَائِرِ وَشَدُّهَا إِلَى فَوْقُ وَجَمْعُهَا فِي وَسَطِ الرَّأْسِ فَتَصِيرُ كَأَسْنِمَةِ الْبُخْتِ. – قاله الإمام النووي رحمه الله في كتابه شرح النووي على مسلم.

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Are men allowed to wear bracelets and earrings?

 

Question:

 

Are men allowed to wear bracelets and earrings? Like just for fashion and not to imitate women.

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

It is not permissible for men to wear any jewellery other than a silver ring. Bracelets, earrings, anklets etc are all adornments of women regardless of whether one intends to imitate women or not, and Hadhrat `Abdullaah Ibn `Abbaas Radhiallaahu `Anhumaa said: “Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam cursed the men that imitate women, and the women that imitate men.” – Authentic, from Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. [i]

 

Furthermore it is imitation of the Kuffaar, and Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam has said: “Whoever imitates a nation, then he is of them.” – Authentic, from Sunan Abu Daawood. [ii]

These things are not befitting for men and are only worn by effeminates, and regarding them Hadhrat `Abdullaah Ibn `Abbaas Radhiallaahu `Anhumaa said: “Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam cursed the effeminate men and the masculinised women, and said: “Expel them from your homes.” – Authentic, from Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. [iii]

 

 

Imaam Zakariyyaa Al-Ansaari Rahimahullaah says in Asnaa Al-Mataalib: “A man may wear a silver ring for the sake of following (the Sunnah) on the basis of Ijmaa` (consensus), in fact it is Sunnah for him to do so as has been explained in the chapter of ‘what is permissible to wear’, but not wearing bracelets and the like, such as bangles and necklaces, that is not permissible for him even if it’s made of silver, because it is a part of effeminacy which is not befitting for dignified men.” [iv]

 

Imaam Ibn Hajar Al-Haytami Rahimahullaah says in Al-Fataawaa Al-Fiqhiyyatul Kubraa: “It is Haraam to imitate them by wearing jewellery which is specifically for them, such as bracelets and anklets etc, unlike wearing a ring (because that is permissible and not specific for them).” [v]

 

So in conclusion, a man may only wear a silver ring, and not any other form of jewellery, regardless of what material it is made of, and regardless of whether one intends to imitate women or not.

 

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Monday 22nd Dhul Hijjah 1434 – 28th October 2013.

 

 


 [i]عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ: «لَعَنَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ المُتَشَبِّهِينَ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ بِالنِّسَاءِ، وَالمُتَشَبِّهَاتِ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ بِالرِّجَالِ». – رواه الإمام البخاري رحمه الله في صحيحه.

 

 [ii]عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: مَنْ تَشَبَّهَ بِقَوْمٍ فَهُوَ مِنْهُمْ. – رواه الإمام أبو داود رحمه الله في سننه بسند صحيح.

 

 [iii]عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، قَالَ: لَعَنَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ المُخَنَّثِينَ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ، وَالمُتَرَجِّلاَتِ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ، وَقَالَ: «أَخْرِجُوهُمْ مِنْ بُيُوتِكُمْ». – رواه الإمام البخاري رحمه الله في صحيحه.

 

 [iv](وَلِلرَّجُلِ لُبْسُ خَاتَمِ الْفِضَّةِ) لِلْإِتْبَاعِ وَالْإِجْمَاعِ بَلْ يُسَنُّ لَهُ كَمَا مَرَّ مَعَ زِيَادَةٍ فِي بَابِ مَا يَجُوزُ لُبْسُهُ (لَا) لُبْسُ (السِّوَارِ) بِكَسْرِ السِّينِ وَضَمِّهَا (وَنَحْوِهِ) كَالدُّمْلُجِ وَالطَّوْقِ فَلَا يَحِلُّ لَهُ وَلَوْ مِنْ فِضَّةٍ لِأَنَّ فِيهِ خُنُوثَةٌ لَا تَلِيقُ بِشَهَامَةِ الرِّجَالِ. – قاله الإمام زكريا الأنصاري رحمه الله في كتابه أسنى المطالب.

 

 [v]إنَّمَا يَحْرُمُ التَّشَبُّهُ بِهِنَّ بِلُبْسِ زِيِّهِنَّ الْمُخْتَصِّ بِهِنَّ اللَّازِمِ فِي حَقِّهِنَّ كَلُبْسِ السِّوَارِ وَالْخَلْخَالِ وَنَحْوِهِمَا بِخِلَافِ لُبْسِ الْخَاتَمِ. – قاله الإمام ابن حجر الهيتمي رحمه الله في الفتاوى الفقهية الكبرى.

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Giving crosses to children

 

Question:

 

As salaamu alaykum,

There is a brother who is now reverted to islaam for 5 months.

Few years ago when his mother died, he got from his mother a necklace with a christian cross as heritage. And he promised his mother to that he also will give it away to his children as heritage.

Now as he has reverted to islaam, what he has to do with the necklace? Currenly he is keeping it in his house in a box. Can he keep this and give it later to his children.

The necklace is a heritage piece which is over 200 years in the family.

Was salaam.

 

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

Wa `alaykumus salaam.

 

The cross is a symbol of kufr, and it not befitting for a muslim to have any part of it.

 

Hadhrat `Aa’ishah Radhiallaahu `Anhaa said: “Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam would not leave anything in his house which had a cross on it but that he (Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam) would cut it (i.e. destroy the cross).” – Authentic, from Sunan Abu Daawood. [i]

 

There’s a very lengthy Hadeeth which Imaam al-Bukhaari Rahimahullaah reports in his Saheeh from Hadhrat `Amr Ibn `Abasah Radhiallaahu `Anhu, in that Hadeeth Hadhrat `Amr asked Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam: “With what have you been sent?” He (Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam) replied: “I have been sent to uphold family ties, and to destroy idols, and so that Allaah alone may be worshipped without any partners.” – Authentic, from Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. [ii]

 

The cross too is one of those idols that is worshipped besides Allaah, that is one of the reasons why it will be finally destroyed by `Eesaa `Alayhis Salaam.

 

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah Radhiallaahu `Anhu narrates that Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “The hour shall not come until `Eesaa Ibn Maryam (`Alayhimas Salaam) descends amongst you as a just ruler, then he will break the cross and kill the pigs, and abolish Jizyah, and wealth will overflow until there is no one to accept it.” – Authentic, from Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. [iii]

 

As for his promise to his mother that he would give it to his children, then such a promise may not be fulfilled.

 

Hadhrat `Aa’ishah Radhiallaahu `Anhaa narrates that Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Whoever vows to obey Allaah then let him obey Him, and whoever vows to disobey Him then let him not disobey Him.” – Authentic, from Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. [iv]

 

Hadhrat `Aa’ishah Radhiallaahu `Anhaa narrates that Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “There is no vow in disobedience (i.e. it is invalid) and its expiation is Kaffaaratul Yameen.” – Authentic, from Sunan An-Nasaa’i. [v]

 

So in conclusion, he may not give it to his children, nor can he retain it as a cross. But rather he should break the shape of the cross. If it is made of something like gold or silver then he may melt it down and it will then be permissible to keep or use.

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Wednesday 10th Dhul Hijjah 1434 – 16th October 2013.

 


 

[i]عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا، «أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ لَا يَتْرُكُ فِي بَيْتِهِ شَيْئًا فِيهِ تَصْلِيبٌ إِلَّا قَضَبَهُ». – رواه الإمام أبو داود رحمه الله في سننه.

 

 [ii]فَقُلْتُ: وَبِأَيِّ شَيْءٍ أَرْسَلَكَ، قَالَ: «أَرْسَلَنِي بِصِلَةِ الْأَرْحَامِ، وَكَسْرِ الْأَوْثَانِ، وَأَنْ يُوَحَّدَ اللهُ لَا يُشْرَكُ بِهِ شَيْءٌ». – رواه الإمام اللبخاري رحمه الله في صحيحه.

 

 [iii]سَمِعَ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: «لاَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى يَنْزِلَ فِيكُمْ ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ حَكَمًا مُقْسِطًا، فَيَكْسِرَ الصَّلِيبَ، وَيَقْتُلَ الخِنْزِيرَ، وَيَضَعَ الجِزْيَةَ، وَيَفِيضَ المَالُ، حَتَّى لاَ يَقْبَلَهُ أَحَدٌ». – رواه الإمام اللبخاري رحمه الله في صحيحه.

 

 [iv]عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: «مَنْ نَذَرَ أَنْ يُطِيعَ اللَّهَ فَلْيُطِعْهُ، وَمَنْ نَذَرَ أَنْ يَعْصِيَهُ فَلاَ يَعْصِهِ». – رواه الإمام اللبخاري رحمه الله في صحيحه.

 

 

 [v]عَنْ عَائِشَةَ: أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: «لَا نَذْرَ فِي مَعْصِيَةٍ، وَكَفَّارَتُهُ كَفَّارَةُ الْيَمِينِ». – رواه الإمام النسائي رحمه الله في سننه.

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Keeping rats as pets

 

Question:

 

Aslkm, would just like to find out something plz. What is the islmaic rule regarding- to keep rodents (mice,rats,hamsters etc) as pets?

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

A rodent is a creature which Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam has termed “Fuwaysiqah” (a small corrupt harmful creature), and Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam has even given permission for a person in Ihraam to kill it.

 

Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “The Muhrim (one in Ihraam) can kill a snake, a scorpion, a kite (hawk-like bird), a rabid dog and a fuwaysiqah.” I (the narrator) asked (the Sahaabi narrating the Hadeeth): “What is the Fuwaysiqah?” He replied: “The rat/mouse.” I asked: “And what’s the problem with rats/mice?” He replied: “Nabi Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam woke up (one night) and it (the rodent) had taken the candle and climbed up to the roof to burn it (the house) down upon him.” [i]

 

Furthermore rodents are regarded as “Khabaa’ith” (dirty impure creatures) and that is why they are not permissible to eat.

 

Imaam `Abdul Ghani Al-Ghunaymi Rahimahullaah mentions in Al-Lubaab Fee Sharhil Kitaab: “And (it is not permissible to eat) rats/mice and geckos and snakes, because they are of the dirty impure creatures.” [ii]

 

Now when the Sharee`ah has termed vermin as evil, dirty, impure corrupt creatures, it therefore is unbefitting of a Muslim to take such creatures as pets.

 

However it will be permissible to keep a hamster as a pet.

 

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Thursday 27th Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 1434 – 9th May 2013.


 [i]عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: ” يَقْتُلُ الْمُحْرِمُ: الْأَفْعَى، وَالْعَقْرَبَ، وَالْحِدَاءَ، وَالْكَلْبَ الْعَقُورَ، وَالْفُوَيْسِقَةَ “، قُلْتُ مَا الْفُوَيْسِقَةُ؟ قَالَ: ” الْفَأْرَةُ “، قُلْتُ: وَمَا شَأْنُ الْفَأْرَةِ؟ قَالَ: إِنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ اسْتَيْقَظَ، وَقَدْ أَخَذَتِ الْفَتِيلَةَ، فَصَعِدَتْ بِهَا إِلَى السَّقْفِ لِتُحَرِّقَ عَلَيْهِ. – رواه الإمام أحمد رحمه الله في مسنده.

 

 [ii]والفأر والوزغ والحيات لأنها من الخبائث. – قاله الإمام عبد الغني الغنيمي رحمه الله في كتابه اللباب في شرح الكتاب.

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Islamic view on tattoos

 

Question:

 

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Mlna, can Mlna please give me the islamice view on tattoo’s? JazaakAllah

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

Wa`alaykumus salaamu wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.

 

Tattoos have been expressly prohibited in Islaam because of it changing the creation of Allaah, to the extent that the one who does it gains the curse of Allaah and His Rasool Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam.

 

Hadhrat `Abdullaah Ibn Mas`ood Radhiallaahu `Anhu said: “Allaah has cursed those women who tattoo (others) and those who get themselves tattooed, and those who get their eyebrows plucked, and those who make gaps between their teeth for the sake of beauty, those who change the creation of Allaah.”

So news of that reached a woman from the tribe of Bani Asad who was called Umm Ya`qoob, so she came and said: “It has reached me about you that you have cursed such-and-such (women)?”

So he said: “And why should I not curse those whom Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam has cursed, and those who are (mentioned) in the Book of Allaah (the Qur’aan)?”

She replied: “I have read what is between the two covers (i.e. the whole Qur’aan) and I did not find in it what you are saying.”

He said: “If you had read it then you had found it, did you not read: “Whatever the messenger gives you, grab hold of it, and whatever he prohibits you from, abandon it.” (Surah Hashr Aayah 7)?

She said: “Yes indeed (I have read it).”

He replied: “Verily he (Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam) had prohibited it.”

She said: “I think your wife does it.”

He replied: “So go and have a look.

So she went and looked, but she did not see anything which she had thought.

So he said: “If she was like that I would not live with her (I.e. rather I would have divorced her).”Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. [i]

 

Hadhrat `Abdullaah Ibn Mas`ood Radhiallaahu `Anhu also said: “I heard Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam curse those women who pluck their eyebrows, those who make gaps between their teeth (for the sake of beautification) and those who get tattooed, (because) they are those that change the creation of Allaah `Azza Wa Jall.”  Sunan An-Nasaa’ee. [ii]

 

Although these Ahaadeeth mention women, the prohibition actually applies to both men and women, but women were mentioned because these were things that women were mostly involved in.

 

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Tuesday 11th Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 1434 – 23rd April 2013.

 


 [i]عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ: «لَعَنَ اللَّهُ الوَاشِمَاتِ وَالمُوتَشِمَاتِ، وَالمُتَنَمِّصَاتِ وَالمُتَفَلِّجَاتِ، لِلْحُسْنِ المُغَيِّرَاتِ خَلْقَ اللَّهِ» فَبَلَغَ ذَلِكَ امْرَأَةً مِنْ بَنِي أَسَدٍ يُقَالُ لَهَا أُمُّ يَعْقُوبَ، فَجَاءَتْ فَقَالَتْ: إِنَّهُ بَلَغَنِي عَنْكَ أَنَّكَ لَعَنْتَ كَيْتَ وَكَيْتَ، فَقَالَ: وَمَا لِي لَا أَلْعَنُ مَنْ لَعَنَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، وَمَنْ هُوَ فِي كِتَابِ اللَّهِ، فَقَالَتْ: لَقَدْ قَرَأْتُ مَا بَيْنَ اللَّوْحَيْنِ، فَمَا وَجَدْتُ فِيهِ مَا تَقُولُ، قَالَ: لَئِنْ كُنْتِ قَرَأْتِيهِ لَقَدْ وَجَدْتِيهِ، أَمَا قَرَأْتِ: {وَمَا آتَاكُمُ الرَّسُولُ فَخُذُوهُ وَمَا نَهَاكُمْ عَنْهُ فَانْتَهُوا}؟ قَالَتْ: بَلَى، قَالَ: فَإِنَّهُ قَدْ نَهَى عَنْهُ، قَالَتْ: فَإِنِّي أَرَى أَهْلَكَ يَفْعَلُونَهُ، قَالَ: فَاذْهَبِي فَانْظُرِي، فَذَهَبَتْ فَنَظَرَتْ، فَلَمْ تَرَ مِنْ حَاجَتِهَا شَيْئًا، فَقَالَ: لَوْ كَانَتْ كَذَلِكَ مَا جَامَعْتُهَا. – رواه الإمام البخاري رحمه الله في صحيحه.

 [ii]عَنْ ابْنِ مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ «يَلْعَنُ الْمُتَنَمِّصَاتِ، وَالْمُتَفَلِّجَاتِ، وَالْمُوتَشِمَاتِ اللَّاتِي يُغَيِّرْنَ خَلْقَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ». – رواه الإمام النسائي رحمه الله في سننه.

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