Al-Hijamah (Cupping Therapy) – Sunnah of the Prophet

Cupping is an ancient method of  treatment whereby a glass or cup is placed on the body surface and  a vacuum is created and toxins or  morbid material is sucked out  from the deeper tissues or the  diseased organs of the human  body.

According to a Hadith appearing  in Sahih Bukhari, the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) is  quoted to have said that there  are no remedies comparable to  cupping or blood-letting.

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Cupping is known as Hijamah which means reducing in size i.e.,  to return the body back to its  natural state. Cupping diverts the  morbid material responsible for  pain and inflammation by letting  down sufficient quantity of humours (akhlaat).

History of Hijamah or Cupping

Cupping therapy has been around  for thousands of years with  citations dating back to the time  of Hippocrates (400 BC). It was  carried out with the help of  hollowed out animal horns to  suck and drain the toxins out of  wounds caused by snakebite or  skin lesions. Horns were gradually replaced by bamboo cups which gave way to glass.

Earliest record of cupping is to related famous alchemist and herbalist Ge Hong (281-341 AD).  The Chinese expanded the utilization of cupping to include  its use in surgery to divert blood flow from the surgery site. After  extensive research the clinical  efficacy of cupping therapy is  confirmed and has become a  mainstay of government hospitals  in China today. The earliest pictorial record of cupping was discovered in Egypt, around 1500  BC. The oldest recorded medical  textbook written around 1550 BC  in Egypt mentions about cupping.
The Holy Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) of Islam too is said to have used this therapy  known as Al-Hijamah and he even  used to pay the persons who  applied this therapy on him.

The cupping therapy is back into  vogue today after several centuries. Traditionally, cupping has been regarded as an effective treatment for a number of  musculo-skeletal disorders and  as a general measure to maintain and promote well-being.

Therefore, Cupping Therapy is  indicated for a number of problems ranging from eye ailment, headache, arthritis, sciatica, gout, piles, constipation, menstrual problems, uterine cramps, back pain, asthma, cold,  blood disorders, infertility, varicose veins to name but a few. 

Cupping is more beneficial for  skin, muscles, joints, and digestive organs. It diverts the old stagnant blood within the skin and increases the peristaltic movements of the intestines thereby improving the power of digestion.

Cupping is said to be beneficial when applied on a person who is  empty-bellied. A Hadith from Tirmidhi informs: Cupping on an  empty stomach is medicine but a  disease if done on full stomach.  

In the final analysis, cupping or al-Hijamah is powerful healing  method which has been in vogue  in ancient times and has found  endorsement from the Holy Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam).

DARUL ULOOM DEOBAND – THE BEST MADRASAH

THE VIEW OF A LIBERAL SHEIKH

By: Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi

Translated from the original Arabic by Ustadh Tariq Pandor

 

They said: You have worked in Oxford for twenty years on an academic project looking at the history of the Islamic sciences in India and its Madrassas and centres of learning. So what is the best madrassa in the long history of India, given the multitude of its madrassas and the variety of its institutes and the differences in its centres of teaching?

I said: That would be Darul Ulum Deoband.

They said: We find this statement of yours odd. Are you being truthful or [speaking in] jest? Are you being serious or joking?

I said: I seek refuge in Allah from being from the ignorant. Do you want me to be sectarian or to be sincere? To be discerning or to mislead? To be prejudiced or to be just?

They said: We know you to be sincere, discerning and just. So reveal to us the aspects in which you prefer Darul Ulum Deoband over the other madrassas.

I said: That would take volumes [to write].

They said: Spare us your volumes as we have become tired of them. Summarise for us some of their points which would be indicative of others and we will be most grateful to you.

I said: I have summarised them in three points so listen to them and remember them.

The first point is the attention paid by Darul Ulum to the noble prophetic hadiths. The teaching curricula in India were deficient in noble prophetic hadiths. Those in charge of the curricula had not stipulated any books of hadith except for “Mashariq al Anwar” of Saghani which they then replaced with “Mishkat al Masabih”. As for the six primary collections, they were not added to the studied texts until the arrival of Imam Ahmad ibn Abd al-Rahim, better known as Shah Waliullah al-Dehlawi, who added some of them, as well as the “Muwatta”, to the curriculum. Things remained like this for a century, then Darul Ulum was established. It was the first madrassa to concern itself with teaching the six primary collections as well as the “Muwatta”, according to the narrations of both Yahya ibn Yahya al-Laithi and Muhammad ibn Hasan al-Shaibani, and “Sharh Ma’ani al-Athar”. This is a merit by which Darul Ulum Deoband is distinguished from the other madrassas in India, and even across the entire islamic world.

They said: You have an interest in isnads (chains of narrations) and ijazahs (certificates of authority). So who are you connected with from the hadith scholars of Deoband?

I said: I am connected with all of them via many routes and various isnads, and to Allah belongs all praise and thanks.

They said: So what is your highest sanad to them, the most noble and the strongest?

I said: That would be my narration from the most erudite scholar and muhaddith Ahmad Rida al-Bijnuri, the commentator of Sahih Bukhari, from the Hafidh of India, it’s Muhaddith and Imam in the hidden defects in hadith and narrator criticism, the erudite scholar Anwar Shah al-Kashmiri, followed by my narration from the erudite scholar and muhaddith Nasir Ahmad Khan, as well as from the long-lived Shaikh Ahmad Ali al-Surti, both from the long-lived Hafidh Abdur Rahman al-Amrohi.

They said: You have certainly attained high, noble chains of narration, all of whose narrators are imams of fiqh and accurate experts of hadith. So bring us the second point.

I said: The second point is Darul Ulum Deoband’s revival and dissemination of the Sunnah of the Master of the Messengers and its strenuous effort in eliminating innovations and newly invented matters. For all of India was under the influence and powerful grip of innovations and superstitions until the scholars of Deoband stood up and opposed them and removed them. We do not know of any movement which played a role similar to that of Deoband in eliminating innovations and superstitions and preventing evil.

They said: Who is their head and leader in that?

I said: The imam, the unique luminary, the pious, the pure, the devout scholar, the inimitable Shaikh Rashid Ahmad al-Gangohi, may Allah show him abundant mercy, raise his ranks and make him of those close to Him. No mother has been capable of giving birth to his likeness and history has been unable to produce similar to him. He is the one for whom my heart has been filled with love and appreciation. He resembles the two imams, Sufyan al-Thawri and Ahmad ibn Hanbal, in the purity of his heart and the strength of his faith, in his servitude to Allah and submission to Him, and in his revival of the Sunnah and vanquishing of innovations.

They said: Has anyone else been similar to him in the long history of India?

I said: [Can there be anyone] other than this one?

They said: We beseech you to answer our request.

I said: Will you excuse me (from having to mention anyone in a similar way)?

They said: We do not excuse you.

I said: Well if you refuse then perhaps Imam Muhammad Isma’il ibn ‘Abd al-Ghani ibn Waliullah al-Shahid, may Allah have mercy on him. I adjure you to not ask me for a third to go with these two.

They said: Bring us your third point.

I said: The third point is Darul Ulum’s production of practising scholars who cultivated their inner aspects before building their outer aspects, who purified themselves of all depravities, who cleansed their hearts of envy, hatred, malice and loathsomeness, who lived lives of piety, cautiousness, asceticism, contentment and sufficiency, who devoted themselves to worship and to the teaching and upbringing of the people, and who prepared followers who resembled them in purity and virtue and who spread to all corners of India and even beyond, calling mankind to the worship of Allah, exalted is He, and to following the Sunnah of the Prophet, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.

They said: Name them.

I said: The list will be long.

They said: Tell us the names of their most eminent scholars.

I said: The first of them is the Imam, the caller [to Islam], the educator, Muhammad Qasim al-Nanotwi, the founder of Darul Ulum and colleague of the erudite scholar Rashid Ahmad al-Gangohi. Then the erudite scholar and muhaddith Khalil Ahmad al-Saharanpuri, as well as “Shaikh al-Hind” Mahmud al-Hasan al-Deobandi, Shaikh ‘Abd al-Rahim al-Raipuri, “Hakim al Ummat” Ashraf ‘Ali al-Thanwi, Shaikh ‘Abd al Qadir al-Raipuri, and the erudite scholar and muhaddith Husain Ahmad al-Faizabadi al-Madani.

They said: This will suffice for us. We have heard you speak in the most laudatory terms of the erudite scholar Rashid Ahmad al-Gangohi. Can you please point us to a source containing his biography?

I said: The best biographer of him was the erudite scholar and muhaddith Muhammad ‘Ashiq Ilahi al-Mirti, who wrote [his biography] in urdu.

They said: Does he have an Arabic biography?

I said: His biography in “Nuzhat al-Khawatir” is one of the best and most comprehensive. I have had the intention to write a detailed biography of him and have collected the material so ask Allah that he gathers my resolve and makes me successful in completing it.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

We had mailed the Majlisul Ulama alerting them on Akram Nadwi’s deviant views since they had put up the above article, now they had it removed from their website. We have received the following attachment mail from the Majlis in response:

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A CLARIFICATION ON AKRAM NADWI:

AKRAM NADWI – A DEVIANT LIBERAL

[By Majlisul Ulama]

1 Jamadul Ula 1438 (30 January 2017)

Commenting on our publication of an article on Darul Uloom Deoband by Akram Nadwi, a Concerned Brother writes:

I was slightly surprised to see shaykh Akram Nadwi’s appraisal of Darul Uloom Deoband in your recent Article, though there is absolutely no fault in it, but the fear-factor is involved when a layperson sees his name and endorsement in your site and begin to think that he might be a true scholar who can be listened through lectures and his books can be read.

The reason for my dissatisfaction with this person is because some of his views are totally deviant which he propagates in the name of ‘Hanafi Fiqh’, 4 years ago some Muftis have exposed his modernist views.

The following link has some detailed exposition of Akram Nadwi’s fallacies:

https://akramnadwi.wordpress.com/&ei=ivu4tftl&lc=enIN&s=1&m=9&host=www.google.co.in&ts=1485630549&sig=AF9Nedk9IL4Q Mu8rgFRQXPOgznoLYfxvRQ

Maulana Saheb, I’d request you to please type a notification in a bracket above ‘Darul Uloom Deoband -Best Madrasah’ Article in your site stating that the Majlis does not endorse this scholar’s deviant views.

(End of letter)

OUR COMMENT
We thank you for drawing our attention to Akram Nadwi. Frankly, we are not aware of him or his views. We have not read any of his articles. The article on Deoband is his first article which has crossed our path. If we had been aware of his deviance, we would not have published his article regardless of its worth. We therefore removed it from our website. Jazaakallaah for the Naseehat.

[End of the clarification from the Majlis]

We Thank the respected Maulana Saheb of Majlisul Ulama for heeding our mail and clarifying their stance on the said person and the above article.

The Deception of “Re-Interpretation” of Shariah

[Majlisul Ulama]

RE-INTERPRETATION OF ISLAM,  which is a clamour of the westernized modernist deviates,  is a subtle ploy of shaitaan for    the abrogation of Islam. Islam is  the Qur’aan and Sunnah which are    ensconced in what is known as  the Shariah. There are two  groups of satanic miscreants who  desire the abrogation of Islam –  that Islam which has been  transmitted to us from the era of the Sahaabah.

(1)  The modernists: These are the  Zanaadaqah (plural of Zindeeq –  one who masquerades as a  Muslim when in reality he is a  kaafir) who acquire their (heresy/kufr) zandaqah from their  oriental masters and tutors of    the kuffaar universities. They are    the ‘professor’ chaps and the  characters with ‘doctorate’ degrees who hallucinate that  they are authorities of the Shariah. Trapped in the straitjacket of western  indoctrination, these zanaadaqah clamour for the abolition of Islam.
However, the nifaaq in their  hearts does not permit them to    make an outright call for  abolition. Shaitaan adorns the  issue for them. He has infused into their brains the idea of ‘re-interpretation’. With this bogey,  the modernist zanaadaqah seek  to bamboozle the ignorant masses with the utterly baseless  and kufr argument that the  Shariah is the product of  the opinions of the Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen and Fuqaha of Islam.  
Obviously, this is the furthest  from the truth. It is a satanic  canard which they attempt to    peddle with typical orientalist  obfuscation which to men of  intelligence portrays their  massive lack of Islamic and  Imaani perspective.

These Zanaadaqah are abortively  at great pains to re-interpret,  that is to cancel and abrogate the  Qur’aan and Sunnah, on the basis  of the ‘spirit’ underlying the ahkaam to the exclusion of the  letter which is the direct product  of Wahi, be it Wahi Matluw (the  Qur’aan) or Wahi Ghair Matluw  (the Ahaadith). For example, they  seek to abrogate the law of  polygamy with the moral  injunction of equality and justice    between the plurality of wives.  With this moral aspect, they  perpetrate the kufr of claiming that if a man is not just to his  wives (which is a future act  subsequent to Nikah, not prior to  Nikah), the Nikah to a second,  third and fourth wife is not  permissible, hence it is  permissible for a kuffaar entity  wallowing in the filth of janaabat  and kufr to proscribe the  Qur’aanic permission. This is just  one example of the kufr of the modernist zanaadaqah.  

Redefining and re-interpreting the  Shariah are actual satanic  attempts to destroy Islam. It is a  massive kuffaar conspiracy.

(2)  Salafi’ism: Salafi’ism is the    other subtle satanic plot to    destroy the original Deen. It is  the attempt to destroy Islam  under guise of the ‘Qur’aan and  Sunnah’. The abandonment of the  Taqleed of the Four Math-habs which are the Guardians of the  Qur’aan and Sunnah – of original and pure Islam – is also  reinterpretation in another form.  The Qur’aan and Ahaadith are    subjected to mutilation with  baseless interpretation. Salafis  reject the original pristine Shariah   with their baseless interpretation  and personal opinions.

All of these re-interpreters are  enemies of Islam. They operate  with shaitaani logic as mentioned  by Allah Ta’ala in the following Qur’aanic aayat:

“So have We made for every Nabi  enemies from human shayaateen  and jinn shayaateen. They (these  human and jinn devils) whisper    deceptive statements of adornment to one another. If  Allah had willed, they would not  have done so. Therefore leave  them and the (falsehood) they  fabricate.”

All of these transmogrifiers and  mutilators of the Deen are    human shayaateen who are being  inspired by the jinn shayaateen.    Allah Ta’ala always thwarts their  pernicious plots and designs  which they conspire against the  Deen. This Deen has absolutely  no  scope  for re-interpretation. 

Explicitly refuting all these  shayaateen re-interpreters, the Qur’aan Majeed states:

“This Day have I perfected for you  your Deen, and completed My  favour for you, and I have chosen for you Islam as the Deen.”

JUMU’AH ON A UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

[Mujlisul Ulama]

(1)  Jumu’ah Salaat at a university campus: According to the Hanafi Math-hab, one of the conditions for the validity of Jumu’ah is Ithnul Aam which means General Consent. If the Jumu’ah is held at a place which is not open to all, then the Jumu’ah Salaat will not be valid there. Therefore, it is necessary to conduct the Jumu’ah in such a place which everyone can attend unhindered. If the university campus is not open to all Muslims during the duration of the Jumu’ah Salaat and Khutbah, then Jumu’ah will not be valid there in terms of the Hanafi Math-hab. Hanafis cannot then perform Jumu’ah at such a campus. 

According to the Maaliki Math-hab, the necessary condition for the validity of Jumu’ah is that the Jumu’ah be conducted in a properly erected Jaami’ Musjid. Thus, according to the Maaliki Math-hab, Jumu’ah is not valid on a university campus. In this case followers of the Maaliki Math-hab will have to perform Zuhr Salaat if there is no Jaami’ Musjid in the city. 

NUMBER OF MUSALLIS

According to the Hanafi Math-hab, the minimum number of musallis necessary for the validity of Jumu’ah is three, the forth being the Imaam. According to the Shaafi Math-hab, the minimum number is 40 resident male adults who are all Muqeem. They should not be musaafir. Muqeem in this context here means a permanent resident of the place as well as a traveller  who has made the intention of  staying at the place for at least  four full days. Thus, if in the  congregation there are 39  residents and one traveller or one minor, then the Jumu’ah will not be valid for Shaafis. According to  the Maaliki Math-hab, the  minimum number is 12 adult males who are residents of the  place. 

According to the Maaliki Math-hab a Muqeem is either a  permanent resident or a traveller  who intends to stay for at least  four days in the place where  Jumu’ah is being performed. The number of musallis has to be twelve besides the Imaam.

In terms of the Hambali Math-hab  the  validity of Jumu’ah is  dependant on 40 adult males  who are permanent residents of  the place. This number includes the Imaam.

A MIXED CONGREGATION

If the congregation consists of  musallis following different  Math-habs, the following ruling will be applicable:

(a) If the place where Jumu’ah is  being performed is a university campus which does not allow the  general Muslim public to enter during the duration of Jumu’ah,  then Jumu’ah will not be valid regardless who the Imaam may  be, even if he is a follower of any other Math-hab.

(b) If the number of musallis is 40  or more (residents), and the  Imaam is a Shaafi or a Hambali,  then the Jumu’ah on the campus  will be valid for Shaafis, Hambalis  as well as Maalikis, but not for  Hanafis as mentioned earlier.

If in this case (40 performing on  the campus), the Imaam is a  Maaliki or a Hanafi, then the  Jumu’ah of the Maalikis, Hambalis  and Hanafis will not be valid. But, the Jumu’ah of the Shaafis will be valid.

If in this same case the Imaam is  a Hanafi, the Jumu’ah of the  Hanafis, Maalikis and Hambalis  will not be valid while that of the  Shaafis will  be valid.

If in this same case (40 or more  performing on the campus) the  Imaam is a Hambali, then the  Jumu’ah of the Hambalis, Shaafis  and Maalikis will be valid while that of the Hanafis will not be valid.

FROM THE ABOVE IT WILL BE SEEN THAT IN THE ABOVE CASE THE JUMU’AH OF HANAFIS WILL  NOT BE VALID UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

(c) If the number of musallis  performing on the campus is less than 40, then the Jumu’ah will not  be valid in terms of all four Math-habs whether the Imaam happens  to be Hanafi, Shaafi, Maaliki or Hambali.

Even if the Imaam is a Maaliki and  the number of musallis exceed 12  adult resident males, Jumu’ah will  not be valid for Maalikis on a  university campus because one of the conditions for the validity of  Jumu’ah according to the Maaliki  Math-hab is that the Jumu’ah has  to be performed in a Jaami’ Musjid.

(2) It is not permissible for the  Khateeb to be without a beard nor is it permissible for him to  cut his beard less than a fist  length which is the prescribed  minimum length. Although the  Jumu’ah will be validly discharged  even if the Salaat/Khutbah are  conducted by such a faasiq Imaam, nevertheless, it is sinful  to appoint such a faasiq to be  the Imaam. The reward of the  Jumu’ah is diminished or destroyed.

Likewise it is not permissible for  the Khateeb to be without  Islamic dress. It is forbidden to  wear western/kuffaar garb.  Nevertheless, despite the prohibition and the sin involved,  the Jumu’ah will be valid even if  such a faasiq conducts it.

It is permissible to be without a  staff. The Khateeb need not take  a staff when delivering  the Khutbah. In fact, in these days it  is not permissible to hold a staff  on the Mimbar because this  practice has become a bid’ah  (innovation). People have been misled to believe that it is  compulsory for the Khateeb to  hold a staff when delivering the Friday Khutbah.

(3) Recitation of both Khutbahs  in Arabic is essential. This has  been the practice of the Ummah  from the earliest days of Islam.  To depart from this practice is  sinful. Nevertheless, the Jumu’ah  will be valid even if the Khateeb  commits the sin of reciting part  of the Khutbah in Arabic and part in another language. But, it  should be well remembered that  it is not permissible to recite the  Khutbah in any language other  than Arabic. There is a difference  between validity and  permissibility. While it is not permissible to recite in any other  language, nevertheless, the  Khutbah will be valid if part of it is in English.

(4) It is not a requisite for the  Khutbah to consist entirely of  Qur’aanic and Hadith narrations.  In addition to such narrations,  other admonition may also be incorporated.

(5) The second Khutbah is more  praise and prayer while the focus of the first Khutbah, beside the  praise and prayer, is also on  Naseehat (admonition/Tableegh).

(6) THE KHATEEB (The one who delivers the Khutbah)

The Imaam of the Musjid has the  prior right to conduct the  Jumu’ah Salaat and Khutbah in  his Musjid. If there is no fixed or permanent Imaam, any qualified  Muslim may be appointed to  execute this duty. It may be a different person each week. It  should be remembered that  according to the Maaliki Math-hab, the same person who recites  the Khutbah should lead the  Jumu’ah Salaat. If different  persons execute this, then the  Jumu’ah will not be valid in terms of the Maaliki Math-hab.

It is permissible to ask a traveller  from a different country to  perform this duty. However,  the  conditions for the validity of  Jumu’ah in terms of some Math-habs should not be overlooked in  this case, e.g. if the traveller who has not made an intention of  staying four days or more, is  appointed to conduct the  Jumu’ah and the number of  musallis is 38, then the Jumu’ah will not be valid for Hambalis,  Shaafis and Maalikis although it  will be valid for Hanafis (i.e. if  performed in a Musjid or a place  where the condition of General Consent is found).

(7) Both Khutbahs should be  delivered by the same Khateeb.

CRITICAL FACTORS THAT DETERMINE JESUS (‘ESA ALAYHISSALAAM) TO BE A MUSLIM

THESE ARE SOME OF THEM:

1. Jesus (‘Eesa al Masih alayhissalaam) taught that there is only One God and Only God should be worshipped as taught in Deut 6:4, Mark 12:29. Muslims also believe this as taught in the Qur’an verse 4:171.

2. Jesus (‘Eesa alayhissalaam) didn’t eat pork as taught in Leviticus 11:7 , and neither do Muslims as taught
in the Qur’an verse 6:145.

3. Jesus (‘Eesa alayhissalaam) greeted with the words “As-salaamu alaikum” (Peace be with you) in John 20:21. Muslims also greet each other this way.

4. Jesus (‘Eesa alayhissalaam) always said “God Willing” (Insha’ Allah), Muslims say this too before doing anything as taught in the Qur’an verses 18:23-24.

5. Jesus (‘Eesa alayhissalaam) washed his face, hands, and feet before praying. The Muslims do the same.

6. Jesus (‘Eesa alayhissalaam) and other prophets of the Bible prayed with their head to the ground (See Matthew 26:39 ). Muslims do too as taught in the Qur’an verse 3:43.

7. Jesus (‘Eesa alayhissalaam) had a beard and wore a throbe. It is Sunnah for Muslim men to do the same.

8. Jesus (‘Eesa alayhissalaam) followed the law and believed in all the prophets, (see Matthew 5:17 ). Muslims do too as taught in the Qur’an verses 3:84, and 2:285.

9. Jesus’ mother Maryam (Bibi Maryam) dressed modestly by fully covering her body and wearing a headscarf (hijab) as found in 1 Timothy 2:9, Genesis 24:64-65, and Corinthians 11:6. Muslim women modestly dress the same as taught in the Qur’an verse 33:59.

10. Jesus (‘Eesa alayhissalaam) and other prophets of the Bible fasted up to 40 days (see Exodus 34:28, Daniel 10:2-6. 1Kings 19:8, and Matthew 4:1-Muslims do so also during the month of Ramadan.

Muslims are required to fast the full obligatory 30 days (See Qur’an 2:18), and others take it a step further by fasting an additional 6 days to increase their rewards.

11. Jesus (‘Eesa alayhissalaam) taught to say “Peace to this house” when entering it
(See Luke 10:5), and to also greet the people in the house with “peace be unto you”. Muslims do exactly what Jesus (‘Eesa alayhissalaam) did and taught. When we enter our homes and the homes of others we say “Bismillah” and also greet with “As-salaamu alaikum” (Peace be upon you) as taught in the Qur’an verse 24:61.

12. Jesus (‘Eesa alayhissalaam) was circumcised. Circumcision is 1 of the 5 fitrah in Islam, so Muslim men are required to be circumcised. According to the Bible in Luke 2:21, Jesus (‘Esa alayhissalaam) was eight days old when he was circumcised. In the Torah, Allah/God stated to the Prophet Abraham (‘Ibraheem alayhissalaam) that it is an
“Everlasting covenant” (See Genesis 17:13 ). In the Qur’an verse 16:123 Muslims are required to follow the religion of Abraham. The Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “The Prophet Abraham circumcised himself when he was eighty years old.” (See Sahih Bukhari, Muslim, and Ahmad).

13. Jesus (‘Eesa alayhissalaam) spoke aramaic and called God ”Elah”, which is pronounced the same as “Allah”. Aramaic is an ancient Biblical language. It is one of the Semitic languages that also include Hebrew, Arabic, Ethiopic and the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian language of Akkadian.
The Aramaic ”Elah” and the Arabic “Allah” are the same. The Aramaic “Elah” is derived from the Arabic “Allah”, and it means “GOD”. “Allah” in Arabic also means ”GOD”, the Supreme GOD Almighty. You can easily see the similarity in their pronunciation so this concludes that the God of Jesus is also the God of the Muslims, of all mankind, and all that exist.

Now tell me who is the real follower of Jesus (‘Eesa alayhissalaam)??
Obviously Muslims.

UNIVERSITIES – SHAITAAN’S CAULDRONS OF FISQ, FUJOOR & KUFR

[Majlisul Ulama]

SHOULD MUSLIM FEMALES ATTEND UNIVERSITY?

(By a university graduate who personally experienced campus life)

With the imminent onset of the  university year there is currently  a vibrant debate regarding  Muslim females attending  university to pursue tertiary  studies. (The question is  incomplete, and so is the debate.  The question should be: Should  Muslim males and females  attend university? – Mujlisul  Ulama)

Those who support the idea of  women studying at university argue that Muslims need to be  progressive in their thinking. Confining women to their homes  is narrow minded they say. (Such  persons are zindeeqs. Their  brains have been polluted by  shaitaani manipulation. They are  muslim by name, not at heart – Mujlisul Ulama) This argument implies that all those women  who choose to be homemakers are backward. But this is not at  all true. Homemaking was the  way of the Sahabiyaat and pious  women throughout the history  of Islam. Women who followed this  path produced the Junaid  Baghdadis and Hasan Basris of  this Ummah.Homemakers are the  foundation of the Muslim  Ummah. If this foundation  crumbles the Ummah will be left  in free fall. We need to be  unapologetic about this:  homemaking is the most progressive career that a female can follow.

The proponents of females  attending university also argue that the Muslim Ummah needs  Muslim female doctors to cater  for the needs of female Muslims.  But the truth is that only a small  percentage of Muslim females on  campus study medicine. What  about the large number of  females who study accounting,  arts, sciences, languages, law,  etc? What is the pressing need  for them to attend university? (There is no pressing need nor  even a superficial need in a  scenario where Imaan and  Akhlaaq are destroyed. In such a scenario, benefits have no credence and Imaan may not be   compromised for the sake of the hallucinated benefits. If Muslim  female physicians are not available, it matters not. The  Shariah permits resort to non-Muslim physicians. Furthermore,  despite the presence of many  Muslim doctors, the vast majority  of Muslim women acquires the  services of male physicians, and  the vast majority of Muslim  female doctors attend to males. Their argument is  self deception to justify their rotten university-life. -Mujlisul Ulama)  Also, the percentage of Muslim  female medical professionals who  only see female patients is  minutely small. It begs the  question: did these females study  medicine to serve the female  community or to pursue a  professional career? (Obviously,  the intention never was altruistic – motivation to serve Muslim  women. The motivation was  only pecuniary and nafsaani. – Mujlisul Ulama)

Then there are those who argue  that Muslim females need a qualification because families  cannot survive solely on a husband’s income in today’s  challenging financial times. (This  is western kuffaar ideology with  which Muslims are brainwashed.  It is a kufr idea. It is in denial of ordinance of Allah Azza Wa Jal.  Such people are kaafir at heart. – Mujlisul Ulama) They forget that  there are many families who are  surviving on a single income because they choose a modest  standard of living. Also, why do  women who choose to assist  their husband’s financially not  pursue a home industry such as  cooking, baking, sewing, etc? (Because they have zina  tendencies. They are lewd women who desire to prowl in the streets  and to sell their honour and  chastity to kuffaar males.-   Mujlisul Ulama) Is it perhaps because such a setup lacks the  glitter and glamour of a career  environment? (Yes, most  certainly, the sacred Home  Environment lacks the zina ethos of the Dens of Iblees, the universities.- Mujlisul Ulama) 

Some women also argue that a  degree will be beneficial if their  marriage fails and they are left  single. (They enter marriage with  the satanic idea of it collapsing  in divorce. Their brains are convoluted with the ways of  thinking of their western kuffaar  counterparts. Their marriages flounder on the rocks because  they acquit themselves as satanists. -Mujlisul Ulama) However, it seems quite odd for  women to want to study for a  degree in preparation for the  unfortunate scenario of a failed  marriage. Should they not rather  be spending their pre-marital  time acquiring Islamic  knowledge and skills associated  with homemaking so that their  marriages succeed?

A misconception also needs to  be cleared up here: a certificate  from a tertiary institution is not  a one-way ticket to success.  Many homes where women  follow professional careers have  problems of their own. A home  where a wife earns more than her  husband often proves to be  problematic because the man who is the head of the household  does not make decisions as he  Islamically should. Also, women  who rub shoulders with men in  their work-places generate  tension in their homes. The  amount of Muslim marriages  that run into problems because  of extra-marital affairs in the workplace cannot be ignored.  (Infidelity is a necessary corollary of the life of a woman whose  haya and chastity have been  pillaged by her own conduct in  the abode of vice and immorality.  -Mujlisul Ulama). In addition, a  home where the mother is absent from 9-5 is clearly harmful  to her family, especially her  children. (The consequences of  an unnatural lifestyle – a lifestyle  in flagrant violation of the pattern ordered by Allah Ta’ala, is disaster and misery.- Mujlisul  Ulama)

The beauty of Islam is that it has  not burdened a woman to provide for her family. Earning is  the husband’s responsibility. She  is not forced into an abyss where  she has to both earn and take  care of her home. Forcing women  into such a role is unjust, cruel  and materialistic. (The problem with these lewd, immoral university women is that they are not forced to attend. They sell  their chastity and their bodies by their volition to gratify their  inordinate satanic lusts.- Mujlisul  Ulama) Statistics have shown  that in the days of the industrial  revolution when women left their homes to pursue a career  outdoors, they suffered an  increase in psychological problems such as anxiety.

Coming back to the university  question, there are many other facts that we cannot overlook if  we want to deal with this issue  objectively. One is that the  environment at universities is  extremely immoral. Campuses are  breeding grounds of sin where  free-mixing between the  genders, immoral relationships,  improper behaviour, foul  language and immodest  dressing cannot be avoided. And  peer pressure strongly  encourages towards these wrongs. It is naive to assume that a  Muslim female (or a Muslim male) who is daily exposed to such an  immoral campus environment will not be enticed towards sin. It is like placing butter next to a fire  and hoping that it will not melt.  The truth is that university life  comprises of young people who  are at the prime of their passions  and desires roaming about in a  free environment. This is the  perfect recipe for moral mayhem. (University is the worst and the  vilest cauldron of shaitaan for immorality, fisq, fujoor and  kufr.- Mujlisul Ulama)

Reality proves this point. The  majority of Muslim females who  attend university do not dress  Islamically. Many such females  find their marriage partners on  campus. These are obviously love  marriages where dating began  while they were studying. Many  parents do not know that their daughters go out on social  outings with their male friends instead of attending lectures. (Here the writer is displaying extreme naivety. Most parents  are fully aware of the zina and  filth in which their sons and  daughters  at  university are  embroiled in. But, for the sake of  the dunya and future MONEY,  they pretend to be stupid of the  immoral frolicking of their children in vice. – Mujlisul  Ulama) Muslim females are also  known to have entered into  haraam relationships with non-Muslims males on campus. (The same applies to Muslim males- Mujlisul Ulama)  There have also  been cases where male lecturers  have dated and later married  their female students. When the  conditions in Muslim schools  have become so immoral, what  can we expect of a campus scenario where there is no  supervision?

It is no secret that a campus  environment is free and unrestricted. Lectures do not  have pardah facilities. Tutorials and group projects require  interaction and discussion. Muslim females who have some  degree of modesty feel it difficult  to lower their gazes during such  interactions for fear of being  unfriendly. (It is moronic, to say the least, that a Muslim woman  of even some modesty will be  present in the zina environment  of a university. Only such Muslim woman who are totally bereft of haya will attend the abode of vice and immorality. – Mujlisul Ulama) Males and females engage in casual (zina) conversations between lectures, when sharing notes and travelling to and from campus. Even the most conservative of females are forced into interacting with males in such circumstances. (There are no ‘conservatives’ in an immoral zina environment. – Mujlisul Ulama) Anyone who has studied at campus can identify with this setup. It is unIslamic for many reasons.

We cannot also be blind to the fact that campuses have drugs, alcohol and a nightclub culture together with all the evils these bring with them. Campuses are also havens where dubious sects and groups thrive under the guise of free thinking. Hence, modernists and Shias find free reign here. Lecturers and students who may range from atheists to Darwinists often corrupt the minds of those who are not well-grounded in the basics of Islam.

The spiritual dangers of campus life are real and unavoidable. No matter how many precautions a Muslim female student (or a Muslim male student) takes, she/he will have to compromise her/his Islamic values at some time or the other. (In fact, their very Imaan has to be compromised. Innumerable former Muslim boys and girls lose their Imaan in shaitaan’s den of villainy. – Mujlisul Ulama) To hope that she remains Islamically safe in such a sinful environment is like jumping into a pool of water and hoping not to get wet.

We cannot also forget that the  idea of Muslim females (and Muslim males) attending  university suits the kuffaar  agenda perfectly. In their  worldview they need Muslim  females to emerge from their  homes as students and  professionals so that the Muslim  home crumbles. The kuffaar  know well that corrupting the  minds of the females of the  Ummah is an easier way of  winning the war against Islam as  compared to sending drones and  armies.

To allow females to attend  university is part of succumbing to the narrative of a culture that  is steeped in immorality. Despite  Western culture’s advancements  in technology, it has brought  unprecedented levels of social  problems. This culture which  has accentuated the levels of  prostitution, pornography,  abortion, divorces, wife  batterings, child abuse, etc. is  the same culture that is enticing  women to study at universities  and pursue professional careers.  Those Muslims who promote the  teachings of this depraved culture are in a crisis of confidence. They  need to be reminded of the beautiful Islamic system where  women are the queens of their  homes instead of slaves of the  market-place. (Naseehat benefits only the Mu’imeen – Qur’aan)

Muslim parents who allow their  d aughters to attend university  should seriously introspect.(The  parents themselves are morally corrupt with their Imaan dangling on a thread, hence they find it pleasurable to barter away the honour and chastity of their daughters. – Mujlisul Ulama) Is it worth it sacrificing one’s modesty (and even one’s imaan in some cases- in fact, in most cases) in exchange for a university degree? (A Donkey degree – Mujlisul Ulama) Islam can never permit its women (and its men) to pursue education in such an environment where maintaining their Islamic values is near impossible.  

It is important to note that Islam does not discourage females from being educated (i.e. Islamically). Islam encourages (in fact, makes it obligatory – Waajib for) females to acquire an education in the basics of Islam. In fact, this is imperative because a mother who is not well-grounded in Islam cannot correctly guide and nurture her children. Hence, Muslim women should acquire knowledge of Quran, Sunnah, Aqidah, Fiqh, etc. through the correct channels. (The correct channel is the home environment where the family girls may be taught by mahram male Ustaadhs. The correct channel is not these new-fangled girls madrasahs which are unnatural aberrations in the Ummah. The haya of the girls is ruined even in these institutions where they are in close contact with male teachers. The ‘screen’ is a deceptive purdah which does not safeguard the haya of the girls. Shar’i purdah is not confined to the screen. Furthermore, these institutions rob the girls of the treasure of the mother’s companionship during their most formative years. They emerge from these madras like  zombis and robots. Later they flounder in married life. The years they squandered in the  madrasah deprived them of practical experience of running a home.

If the correct channel for higher  Deeni ta’leem is not available,  they should be contented with  the Waajib degree of Deeni  knowledge. There is no incumbency to pursue Ilm at the academic level. – Mujlisul Ulama)

Regarding secular and worldly  subjects, women may pursue studies if there is a genuine need to do so and it is in a setting that  is free of sin. (Such facilities are  to be found in dreamland. -Mujisul Ulama)  Unfortunately,  university campuses do not make  the grade. Women should  remember that their primary  responsibility is homemaking and  bringing up children. Their core  focus and training should be in  this field. This is the Islamic  teaching. Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam instructed his  daughter Faatimah Radhi Allahu Anha to take care of the  household while her husband Ali Radhi Allahu Anhu was told to  earn a living outdoors. This is the  natural divine system ordained by Allah and His Rasool Sallallahu  Alaihi Wasallam. It is the only  system that can produce  a harmonious and successful society.

UNIVERSITIES THE WORST HAUNTS OF SHAITAAN
(By Mujlisul Ulama of S.A) 

“If it was not for the Fadhl (grace/kindness/favour) and Rahmat of Allah, never ever would any of you attain moral purity. But He purifies whomever He wills. And Allah is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.” 

The aforegoing pertinent article presented by the Brother/Sister who had studied at one of these shaitaani dens of immorality, fisq, fujoor and kufr highlights old news. Whatever the writer has aired is not new. The writer has merely echoed the warnings and views we had been disseminating for decades about these evil abodes of Iblees. 

The writer is most fortunate that he/she has emerged with Imaan intact despite, most certainly, having been extensively and even intensely scathed by the filth in the satanic university cauldron. No one can ever hope to emerge unscathed from the worst kind of filth in which universities excel. It can be safely said that brothels are infinitely better off than these shaitaani university haunts which are the headquarters of Iblees where he ruins and destroys Imaan and Islamic morality. 

Undoubtedly, history has not produced a viler devilish institution than a western university which eliminates all vestiges of humanity and morality in the name of education.

The disaster of the evil consequences of university kufr and fisq education applies greater to Muslims than non-Muslims. Non-Muslims are natural carriers of the diseases of immorality and kufr. Shaitaan’s main targets for his plot are the Muslim students whose Akhlaaq he succeeds to utterly destroy and whose Imaan is eliminated. Those who emerge with their Imaan still intact, have been saved by Allah Ta’ala. But they are few, and they too are severely tarnished with the immorality which have contaminated their hearts and thinking. It is not possible to remain boiling in the cauldron of the worst fisq and fujoor, but remain unscathed and emerge with Taqwa

Supposedly pious Muslims who appear to be conscience of the Deen and whose appearance and general outlook of life is Deeni, while believing that it is haraam for Muslim girls to be cast into the university’s cauldron of fisq, fujoor and kufr, fail to realize that the evil of the satanic den of vice is not restricted to girls. It affects and destroys even the males in exactly the same way as the females are debauched, pillaged and ravaged. There is no difference between boys and girls regarding the prohibition to attend university. Just as attending university is Haraam for girls, so too is it Haraam for boys. 

Allah’s ahkaam are not confined to males. It is indeed the understanding of convoluted minds – convoluted by shaitaan and the dunya – that only Muslim girls are prohibited from attending the abode of Iblees. Their understanding is irrational and confounded with shaitaani logic. All the vices which have  been enumerated in the aforegoing article, and many  more which have not been  discussed, are vices for males as  well. It is surprising that even  those discourage females from  universities, have Molvis whono  qualms about males destroying  themselves in the university’s  cauldron of vice and shaitaaniyat.

The argument of professions to  justify attendance by Muslim males is absolutely putrid and  baseless. The objective of a secular profession is nothing other than the quest for Rizq . Any  other argument is pure  deception and the inspiration of shaitaan. Those who proffer altruistic objectives for pursuing university education, are agents  of Iblees. The objective of everyone who plunges into the  cauldron of immorality and kufr is only MONEY which has become  the maqsood of life on earth for  even Muslims, even for the vast  majority of the Ulama who have lost their Imaani bearings, hence  almost all activities of fisq,  fujoorlahw and la’b are halaalized.

While the one and only Maqsood accepted and of the Mu’min on  earth is the Destination of the  Aakhirah which is attainable only  by obedience to Allah Azza Wa  Jal, even the ulama with their corrupt fatwas and westernized  ideologies have negated this Objective. Islam commands  Muslims to pursue the Maqsood of the Aakhirah, and in this  process to sacrifice and even lose  worldly success. Whoever sets  his sight on Allah Ta’ala and the  Aakhirah will most assuredly  have to bear mundane loss and  deprivation. But such ‘loss’ is no  loss in reality. It is part of the  trial which Allah Ta’ala has  schemed for His Mu’min servants. For the Believers, the true life of success, comfort and happiness is the Aakhirah – in Jannat, not this ephemeral corrupt dunya which Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) described as ‘jeefah’ (rotten carrion).  

Sacrificing and harming your dunya for the sake of the success of the Aakhirah are commendable and totally acceptable. But, harming your Aakhirah in pursuit of worldly goals is intolerable and Haraam. The Mu’min’s primary concern is Ibaadat and Taa-at (Obedience to Allah Ta’ala) because he has been created only for this objective. Hence Allah Ta’ala states in the Qur’aan Majeed: “I have not created Jinn and Man except that they worship me.” In the context of this Aayat, ‘worship’ (Ibaadat) has a wide meaning. It is not restricted to ritual acts of Ibaadat. In every sphere of life and in every aspect of every sphere, Taa-at (Obedience to the Divine Laws) is obligatory. Any activity which is inimical to the Maqsood is Haraam

The Muslim’s concern is never the attainment of mundane success at the expense of violating or compromising the Law of Allah Azza Wa Jal. Therefore, regardless of the mundane benefits of secular professions, if such education is available only in a satanic cauldron of immorality and kufr, it will be Haraam to pursue it. The focus of the Muslim is on Allah’s Pleasure, not the benefits of the world. 

Regarding Rizq which is the primary objective of all these secular professions, it (Rizq) is the Responsibility of Allah Ta’ala. The One Who has created the mouth feeds it. It is not the profession and  the worldly means and agencies which are the  providers  of our Rizq. Rasulullah (Sallallahu  alayhi wasallam) said: “Rizq is  sealed and the one of greed is deprived.” Rizq follows one like  one’s shadow. It is inseparable  from a person. This is not  opinion. It is mentioned in the  Ahaadith. Whether a person  acquires the highest kufr  university degrees or whether  one remains an illiterate rustic,  one’s Rizq is assured. Therefore,  all such arguments justifying the  ruin of Akhlaaq and Imaan for the sake of pursuing worldly careers are fallacious and satanic.

While the goal of university  education is worldly success, the  emphasis of Islam is moral  reformation and spiritual elevation. Minus this, Allah’s  Pleasure cannot be attained, and  there will be only failure and  regret to no avail at the time of  Maut, and Maut is not a distant,  remote event belonging to the  realm of dreamland. Its action is  observed daily. While Barzakh  and Qiyaamah passive and dead  are beliefs which are tantamount  to disbelief in so far as most Muslims are concerned, Maut is a  vivid reality, the inescapable  reality which no one can ever  deny. Thus, Rasulullah (Sallallahu  alayhi wasallam) said that the  most intelligent one is he who  makes preparations for Maut and the life thereafter. It is gross jahaalat supreme ignorance to  pursue the dunya at the cost of — ruining and destroying one’s Aakhirah.

Some girls and even boys who Deeni inclinations seek advice have from us when their parents  compel them to attend the abode  of zina, fisq, fujoor and kufr. They  seek the Shariah’s ruling regarding obedience to parents. Understand well that obedience to parents is not permissible in Haraam acts. Obedience is Waajib in only acts which are permissible in the Shariah. When parents issue haraam instructions, then disobeying them is Waajib. With politeness, respect, but firmness, the desire of parents should be set aside and ignored when it is in conflict with the Law and Pleasure of Allah Ta’ala. 

Some young men say that their fathers will even expel them from the home if they refuse to attend the university of  Iblees. They are in a dilemma. There is no need for a dilemma. The first and prior allegiance is unto Allah Ta’ala.  The young person is an adult who is supposed to stand on his own legs. If the father expels him, he should accept his fate and search for work to sustain himself. Allah Ta’ala will open up an avenue of Rizq for him. The Qur’aan says: “He who fears (and obeys) Allah, He will provide Rizq for him from such a source which he did not even imagine.” The determining factor in a Muslim’s life is obedience to Allah Ta’ala. If the focus is on this Factor, the way will open up ahead. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “There is no obedience (to anyone) in any act which involves disobedience to Allah.”

Present-Day Sufis & Bid’ah

[Majlisul Ulama]

Some of the ‘khulafaa-e-mutakh-khireen’ (the later spiritual mentors) of this lofty branch (of Tasawwuf, viz., Naqshabandiyah) have been guilty of the introduction of bid’ah practices into the Path. Consequently, they strayed from the Path of the Seniors (Akaabir). They have thus lost the direction of the Senior Mentors of this Path. A group of the disciples of these later mentors (who had gone astray by their introduction of bid’ah) hold the i’tiqaad (belief) that the perfection of this Path (of Naqshabandiyah) is to be achieved via the means of these bid’ah practices. Allah forbid! Never is this possible.

A large group of ‘sufis’ have made their exit from the confines of the Shariah. They labour in the deception that they have emerged from the shell of the Shariah and have attained the essence of Tariqat. This deception is among the errors of the sufis. In this way many imperfect persons have embraced atheism and irreligiosity and have made their exit from the glittering circle of the Shariah. Thus have they gone astray and have led others astray as well.

Barkat and Fuyooz (spiritual grace and benefit) remains only as long as bid’ah has not been introduced into the Path (tareeqat). When bid’ah is innovated into the Path (of Tasawwuf), the spiritual effulgence and benefit of the Path come to a halt The mashaa-ikh (spiritual mentors) of other Paths of Tasawwuf too have introduced bid’ah practices based on their intentions and opinion. And, among these mentors of Naqshabandiyah too, a group of later mentors have shunned the lofty Way of their predecessors and have innovated the practices of samaa and raqs (spiritual darkes and music) and zikr jahr (loud forms of zikr).

(Note: According to the general  purport of the Ahaadith, Thikr bil  Jahr is prohibited. This is also the  view of Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahmatullah alayh). Hadhrat  Maulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (rahmatullah alayh) was a Faqeeh  and the greatest among our Buzrugs. According to him it is  bid’ah to consider Thikr bil Jahr to be better and more meritorious. However, for gaining concentration it is permissible, but if this same act is given more larger stage as Masnoon Ibadat, then it will be a bid’ah, and this is what the present-day sufis are guilty of by conducting such mass collective-loud “Thikr-programmes”.)

People of this calibre ( i.e. mentors who have introduced bid’ah) by virtue of spreading bid’ah have extremely little relationship with the Seniors of this Path (of Naqshabandiyah) which is a Path established of Sunnah. There are those in this Path who have by virtue of their short-sightedness accepted the bid’ah practices and by means of these bid’ah have; attracted the hearts of people towards themselves. They labour under the deception that their bid’ah practices have achieved the perfection of this Path. Allah forbid! Never is this possible. In reality, this group (of innovators) have initiated the annihilation of this Path.

The way of najaat (salvation) is obedience to the Shariah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), both in belief and practice. The mureed (disciple) submits himself to an Ustaad or Peer (Spiritual Mentor) for this very reason – that the way of the Shariah is indicated and by virtue of its grace, practice and belief of the Shariah is made easy. The purpose of being initiated into the Path is not to obtain freedom for the disciples so that they may do as they please and eat as they please the Spiritual Mentors becoming the shield of their disciples, saving them from the punishment (of the Hereafter). This is a hollow wish. There (in Qiyaamah) no one will be able to intercede on behalf of another. without Divine Permission.

In this age many have donned the garments of the Sufis and are masquerading (as spiritual mentors). They are advertising the question of ‘wahdatul wujood’ (unification with Allah) and besides this question they know of no other goodness. They have deprived themselves of the reality of true knowledge. They have dragged the actions of the Senior Mashaa-ikh into the scope of their forged and baneful interpretations and in this manner have set themselves up as the leaders of the community. By means of their deception they are seeking to create a boom in the slump which their market (which involves the plunder of mean) has suffered.

Spiritual exercises which have been adopted besides the taqleed (following) of the Sunnah of Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) are of no significance because even Hindus, Yogis, Brahmins and the Greek philosophers are their co-partners in such forms of soul-exercising practices. These soul and mind exercises are nothing but error for them. They are led astray by these very practices. These ‘mind over matter’ practices indicates to them no road other than the path of spiritual ruin.

In the view of Tareeqat even the ‘shathiyaaf (statements which are made in ecstacy) of the Mashaa-ikh which are in contradiction of the Shariah, are on the stage of kufr. The true Auliyaa who have been infused with the wealth of Islam are pure from such disrespect and are the firm followers of the Ambiyaa, both in the zaahir (external path) and in the baatin (internal path).

These mentors of bid’ah accord priority to the observation of the day of Aashuraa, the day of Baraat, the 27th night of Rajab and the first Jumu’ah night of the month which they name ‘lailatur – raaghib’. They observe these occasions with the utmost of preparation, and with the fullest of contentment do they perform Nafl Salaat in congregation. They regard these practices as meritorious. But, they are unaware that these practices (the manner in which the innovators are practicing) are among the deceptions of shaitaan who presents evil in the form of virtue.

Also Read: The reasons for un-Islamic ideas being mixed into True Islamic Tasawwuf

Following Isolated Opinions of Scholars

The following are some great advices of top Syrian Shaykh, Al Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad Awwamah (damat barakatuhum) given to students who wish to follow isolated opinions of scholars. 

The following advices have been extracted from a lecture titled: ‘Golden Guidelines in The Path of Knowledge’ translated by Maulana Ibn Maulana Haroon Abasoomar titled ‘The Eight Guideline’.

The Eighth Guideline:

The eighth guideline is that a student should ensure that he sticks to the view of the overwhelming majority of ‘ulama and that he distances himself from the isolated or uncommon views, forsaking them totally just as our ‘ulama used to do. I do not mean that we should be searching for those issues on which the majority are unanimous. It is very rare for them all to concur on one view only.

The motive here is that, for instance, on a particular issue there may be a different view by each of the four imams. Each of these four is backed by other scholars of the past who concur with them in their respective viewpoints. There may also exist one or two scholars who have a fifth viewpoint which is in contrast to what all the others have said. In such a situation, it is binding upon a student that he keeps to the view point of the four imams, and those that backed them, and that he abandons the fifth view which goes against the majority.

This is a huge mistake that is often committed by students of our era. Rather, as a result of the present academic disarray, this practice actually appeals to many of them!

Listen to the words of the great imam and mujtahid who lived in the early period of Islam, Imam Awzai (rahmatullah alayh):

“One who accepts the isolated views of the scholars will eventually leave Islam !!”

Imam Awzai passed away in 157 A.H.  – An era which was filled with great personalities and many tabi’un, of which some might have had certain isolated views. Despite their position, this is the effect he foresaw in following such remote views.

Imam Sulayman At-Taymi (rahmatullah alayh) who lived in an era earlier than Imam Awzai. He says:

“If you accept the (isolated) concessions of every scholar, in you would be every evil !!”

After quoting this statement, the great muhaddith of Spain, Imam ibn ‘Abdil Barr (rahmatullah alayh) writes:

“This is a unanimous and accepted fact regarding which I am unaware of any difference of opinion.”

In the book, Tabaqatush Shafi’iyyatul Kubra, after citing some isolated views that were held by certain illustrious scholars, the author, Tajuddin As-Subki (rahimahullah) then quotes a statement of a great imam of Hadith and Fiqh, Imam Abu Ali Karabisi (rahimahullah) who said:

“If somebody claims that the proponents of such isolated views are sometimes respected scholars, he will be told, the only real cause of the destruction of Islam would be the mistake of a respected aalim whereas a thousand mistakes of a jahil (non-aalim) would not affect Islam in the least. Historically there have been several people of knowledge who propounded views that were impermissible in Islam. For example, The famous Judge, Qadi Shurayh, passed certain verdicts which were not acceptable to anyone, which have no basis whatsoever, neither in the noble Quran, the hadith, or the views of the Sahabah or Tabi’in.”

If somebody studied the biography of Qadi Shurayh, he would understand him to be Islam’s second best judge of all times. (The first being Sayyiduna Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) who received the title of being the best judge amongst the Sahabah from none other than the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) himself). Despite the position of Qadi Shurayh, see what Imam Al-Karabisi said regarding some of his verdicts.

Therefore, it is not permissible for one who clings to a weak, isolated view to justify his stance against us by saying that this is the view of such and such a scholar who is an imam, hujjah (proof) and a mujtahid etc, for our response would be that such and such an imam and tens or hundreds like him have opposed him by forsaking his view all together!

Since a student should beware of adopting the view of one or two people which is in contrary with the vast majority of Islam, it is even more important that he guards himself against another even more drastic and grave offence. That is to appoint one or two scholars as arbitrators over the vast majority of Islam, thereby habitually adopting the view of these one or two whilst abandoning as well as insulting everyone besides them.

So, the first precaution should be against resorting to the view of one or two scholars which oppose the majority for the sole purpose of suiting one’s worldly needs at the expense of one’s Din, or for no other reason but to create concessions for one’s self or anybody else… The second precaution should be against one surrendering the steering of his knowledge to one or two scholars whose every view he adopts and defends, thereby forsaking the view of the vast majority of the ulama of the ummah who may even number up to several hundreds or even thousands.

The gist of the post is that Muslims who cling to isolated opinions of scholars have a lot of evil in them and are more likely to die without imaan, meaning they will be a burden upon the earth while they live and after they die will be the fuel of hell-fire, and if they also happen to prefer social isolation, not only are they going to be a burden upon themselves, they will also be a burden upon the state and are also more likely to die earlier, which is not a bad thing after all, is it?

Stick with the Jama’ah.

The Classification of Kufr

[Majlisul Ulama]

KAAFIR:  Every  person  who  is  not  a  Muslim  is  described in the  Shariah as a  Kaafir.  

THE  TYPES  OF  KAAFIR: Munaafiq,  murtad,  kitaabi, mushrik,  dahriyyah,  mu’attil  and  zindeeq.  A  zindeeq  is  also known as baatini  and  mulhid.

MUNAAFIQ:  One  who  verbally  claims  to  be  a  Muslim,  but in his heart  is not so,  is termed a  Munaafiq.  

MURTAD:  A  Muslim  who  renounces  Islam  is  termed  a murtad.  

MUSHRIK:  One  who  subscribes  to  or  believes  in  more than  one  Divine  Being  is  termed  a  mushrik.  One  who associates  another  as  a  partner  with  Allah  is  also  termed  a mushrik.

KITAABI:  One  who  follows  a  previously  revealed,  Divine religion  which  has  been  abrogated,  is  termed  a  kitaabi,  e.g. Jews and  Christians.

DAHRIYYAH:  One  who  believes  in  the  eternity  of  time and  ascribes  creation to  time  is termed dahriyyah.

MU’ATTIL:  One  who  denies  the  existence  of  the  Creator  is termed  a  Mu’attil  (atheist).  

ZINDEEQ:  Zindeeq  is  a  person  who  acknowledges  the Nubuwwat  of  Rasulullah  (sallallahu  alayhi  wasallam)  and accepts  the  shiaar  (salient  features,  e.g.  SalaatHajj)  of Islam,  but  at  the  same  time  adheres  to  beliefs  which  are unanimously  branded  as kufr  in the  Shariah.

According  to  this  definition  the  term  zindeeq  will  apply  to all  persons  who  proclaim  themselves  to  be  Muslims  while  at the  same  time  prescribing  to  kufr  beliefs.  The  majority  of baatil sects  fall  in this  category of kufr.  

TA’WEEL BAATIL (Baseless  interpretation)  

In  some  quarters  there  exists  the  misconception  that rejection  of  a  teaching  of  the  Shariah  by  way  of  ta’weel (interpretation)  is  not  kufr.  A  ta’weel  which  rejects  or alters  in  any  way  any  of  the  Dhurooriyaat-e-Deen (Essentials of Deen) is baatil (baseless). Such interpretations  produce kufr.  For  example:   

(1)  Belief  in  the  fact  that  Nabi  Isaa  (alayhis  salaam)  is alive  and  that  he  was  physically  raised  into  the  Heaven  is among  the  Dhurooriyaat-e-Deen.  Denial  of  this  belief  by any  form  of  interpretation whatever,  is  baatil  and  kufr.  

(2)  The  belief  in  Khatme-Nubuwwat  (finality  of  the Nubuwwat  of Rasulullah — sallallahu  alayhi  wasallam)  is among  the  Dhurooriyaat-e-Deen.  Denial  of  this  belief  on  the basis of interpretation is baatil  and  kufr.  

(3)  Belief  in  the  physical  resurrection  of  humanity  in  the Aakhirah  is  among  the  Dhurooriyaat-e-Deen.  Denial  of  this belief  by  way  of  interpretation is  baatil  and  kufr.

(4)  Belief  in  the  Mu’jizaat  (Miracles)  of  the  Ambiyaa (alayhimus  salaam)  is  among  the  Dhurooriyaat-e-Deen. Whoever  interprets  the  Mu’jizaat  to  mean  anything  other than  what  the  Ummah  has  understood  it  to  be  for  the  past fourteen centuries,  commits kufr.

THE  FOUR CATEGORIES OF KUFR
There  are  four  kinds  of  kufr,  viz.  Kufr  Jahl,  Kufr  Juhood, Kufr  Shakk  and  Kufr  Ta’weel.  The  one  guilty  of  any  of these types  of kufr  is  described  as a  kaafir in the  Shariah.  

KUFR  JAHL:  This  means  kufr  occasioned  by  ignorance. Islam  or  the  teachings  of  Islam  are  denied  on  the  basis  of ignorance.  The  rejector  believes  that  the  claim  of  Islam  is false.  This  was  the  type  of  kufr  of  Abu  Jahl  and  his compatriots.  

KUFR  JUHOOD: This  means  deliberate  kufr.  The  denial of  Islam  or  its  teachings  is  occasioned  deliberately,  inspite of  realising  its  truth.  This  type  of  kufr  is  the  result  of rebellion  and  obstinacy.  This  was  the  type  of  kufr  of  the Ahl-e-Kitaab  (the  Jews  and  Christians).  This  is  also  the kufr  of Iblees  (shaitaan).  

KUFR SHAKK: This means  kufr  occasioned  by  doubt.  The denier  doubts the truth of Islam.  

KUFR  TA’WEEL: This  means  kufr  by  way  of interpretation.  The  kufr  is  not  committed  by  outright rejection,  but  is  rendered  by  means  of  interpretation.  A belief  or  teaching  of  Islam  is  distorted  or  given  an interpretation  or  meaning  other  than  what  was  the meaning  ascribed  to  it  by  Rasulullah  (sallallahu  alayhi wasallam).

Of  the  four  types  of  kufr,  the  last  viz.  Kufr  Ta’weel  is  the most  common  nowadays  among  those  who  were  born Muslim.  Corrupt  interpretation  is  widely  employed  by Muslims  to  distort  the  true  beliefs  and  teachings  of  Islam. By such baatil ta’weel (baseless and  corrupt interpretation),  Qur’aanic  verses  and  Ahaadith  are  given meanings  which  conflict  with  their  true  and  original meanings  explained  by  Rasulullah  (sallallahu  alayhi wasallam).  By  means  of  this  type  of  kufr,  numerous  born Muslims have become kaafirs

Transportation of the Mayyit – A Satanic Desecration

QUESTION

Would  Moulana  please  clarify  and  comment  on  the issue  of    the  burial  of  Hazrat  Moulana  Hafeez  Makki who  passed  away  today  (16  January  2017)  in Pietermaritzburg  (May  Allah  reward  him  with  the highest  stage  in  Jannah).  Janazah  Salaah  was performed in  Pietermaritzburg  but  the  body  has been  arranged  to  be  flown  to  Makkah  Mukarramah for  burial  in  the  Holy  City.  This  arrangement  has appeared  strange  to  many,  including  some  Ulema. Apart  from  the  Islamic  imperative  in  respect  of expeditious  burial,  there  is  the  substantial transportation  cost  factor  of  the  body,  which  is clearly  wasteful  under  the  circumstances. Would Moulana please elaborate. Is this jaa-iz?

ANSWER (by Majlisul Ulama):

How  can  the  plethora  of  shaitaaniyat  and  haraam acts  associated  with  transportation  of  a  body  from   one  country  to  another  ever  be    jaa-iz (permissible)?   Without  the  need  for  plunging  in  the  Fiqhi    technical   issues,  the  heart  of  a  Mu’min  will  spontaneously issue    the  correct  fatwa.  Rasulullah  (Sallallahu  alayhi wasallam) said: “Seek a fatwa from your heart.”

Allah Ta’ala  says  in  the  Qur’aan  Majeed: “No  person knows in which land he  will  die.”    This  event  is  only in  the  Knowledge  of  Allah  Azza  Wa  Jal.  Allah  Ta’ala had  decreed  that  the  honourable Marhoom Maulana who had resided  for  many  decades  in  Makkah Muazzamah,  should  die  in  South  Africa.  Therefore,  he  embarked on  the  flight  to  South  Africa. On  reaching South  Africa,  Malakul  Maut  arrived  to  take  his  soul.   Thus,  the  land  Allah  Ta’ala  had  decreed  for  his  death was  South  Africa.  It  was  therefore  Waajib  to  bury  him   in  the  place  where  he  had  died.

However,  in  the  shaitaani  attempt  which  is  being   implemented  and  which  is  attended  by  a  host  of haraam  acts,  those  in  charge  of  the    Marhoom’s body,  have  satanically    schemed  to  thwart  Allah’s   Will,  and  to  load  the  body  like  chattel  most dishonourably  to  be  shipped  to  Saudi  Arabia.  Since this  dunya  is  the  testing  ground  for  Haqq  and  baatil, Allah  Ta’ala  allows  freedom  to  act  whether  in  a  halaal or  haraam  way.  The  recompense  will  be  meted  out  in the  Aakhirat.

If  concerned  Muslims  had  prior    awareness  of  the evil  arrangement  of   transporting  the  body,  they should  not  have  joined  the  Janaazah  Salaat.  It  is  not permissible  to  participate  in  even  a  lawful  act  if  such act  will  be  followed  up   with  haraam.  Thus,  it  is  not permissible  for  the  Imaam  of  the  Musjid  or  the Ulama  to  perform  a  Nikah  in  the  Musjid  if  the  nikah will  be  followed    by  a  haraam  wedding  reception  as  is the  incumbent  practice  in  our  community.

The  attempt  to  thwart  Allah  Ta’ala’s  Shariat,  entails evil,  disgusting  process  of  haraam  acts  perpetrated  in utter  desecration  of  the  Marhoom’s  body.  The Shariah  commands  utmost  respect  for  the  mayyit.   There  is  a  host  of  masaa-il  attached  to  the  Ghusl, Kafan, Janaazah  and  burial  service.  All  such  masaa-il  are  intended    for  the  respect  of  the  mayyit  who  is being  despatched  from  this  mundane  realm  on  his journey  into  Barzakh.  

The  villains  who  have  plotted  to  desecrate  the  body of  the  honourable  mayyit,  have  violated  every  sacred mas’alah  in  Allah’s  Shariah  pertaining  to  the  mayyit. They  have  shown  flagrant  disregard  for  the  Shariah and  for  the  mayyit.  To  gratify  their  corrupt  motives and  nafsaaniyat,  they  have  ignored  the  interests  and welfare  of  the  Mayyit.  

If  it  was  the  Divine  Plan  for  the  Maulana  Saheb  to  be buried  in  Makkah  Muazzamah,  Allah  Ta’ala  would  not have  sent  him  out  of  the  country.  It  would  not  have occurred  to  the  Maulana  Saheb  on  the  verge  of  his Maut  to  have  taken  a  flight  to  South  Africa.  His  Maut in  South  Africa  is  the  clearest  evidence  for  the  Divine Will.  But,  as  part  of  the  worldly  test  and  trial,  Allah Ta’ala  does  not    compel  His  Will  to  prevail.  He  leaves the  choice  to  the  people  who  have  to  face  the  trial and  make  decisions  to  conform  with  the  Divine  Will.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu  alayhi  wasallam) commanded: “Make  haste  with  the  Janaazah.  If    the  mayyit  was   pious,  then    the  abode  to  which  you  are  sending  him is  better  (than  the    place  where  he  is).  If    he  was impious,  then  get  rid  of  him  from  your  shoulders.”    

Every  Muslim  is  aware  of  the    Islamic  method pertaining  to  the  mayyit.  He  has  to  be  buried  where he  dies  and  as  expeditiously  as  possible.  His  body may  not  be unnecessarily  transported    even  from  one town  to  another  town,  even  if    acts  of  desecration are  not  committed.  When  the  transportation necessitates   mutilation  and  desecration  of  the mayyit,  the  prohibition  of  transportation  is  vastly magnified.  Let  us  now  examine  the  vile,  satanic  acts of    desecration  to  which  the  villains  have  subjected the  Body    of  Hadhrat  Maulana Abdul Hafiz  Makki (Rahmatullah  alayh).

(1)  In  flagrant  violation  of    the  Shariah,  the  burial  is   being  delayed  a  couple  of  days.

(2)  The  body  is  transported    away  from  the  abode where  Allah  Ta’ala  took  his  soul  and  the  place  desired by  Allah  Ta’ala  for  the  burial  of  the  mayyit.

(3)  Burial  should  follow  immediately  after  the Janaazah  Salaat.  This  requisite  has  been  totally ignored.  All  the  Janaazah  and  Dafan  rites  ordered  by Allah  Ta’ala  are  discarded.  Thus,  the  mayyit  is deprived  of  the  benefits  and  barkat  of  the  sacred rituals  the  Shariat  has  ordained  for  the  respect  and comfort  of  the  mayyit.

(4)  Maulana  Makki’s  body  was  shoved  into  a  kuffaar mortuary  among  the  najis  kuffaar  bodies.  Instead  of the  mayyit  being  reposed  in  a  Taahir  (Paak)  Qabr in the  Sunnah  way,  it  has  been  assigned  to  a  kuffaar mortuary  to  lay  disgustingly  among  kuffaar  amwaat. This  is  the  ‘respect’  and  ‘love’  which  the  wayward, miscreant  mureeds  and  others  have  for  their  Shaikh.  

(5)  Instead  of  abiding    by  the  Sunnah  of  Rasulullah (Sallallahu  Alayhi  wasallam)  and  Allah’s  Shariah  of   immediate  Dafan  (burial),  the  ‘sunnah’  of  Fir’oun  and the  Mushrik  Faraa-in  (Pharoahs)  of   Egypt  of  bygone   times  is  adopted.  That  is,  they    subjected  the  body  of  Hadhrat  Maulana  Abdul  Hafiz  to  the  kuffar  act  of embalming.  And,  what  does  this  vile  process  entail? Insha-Allah,  a  detailed  exposition  shall  be  presented   later  in  this  article.

(6)  Briefly,  embalming  entails  disgusting  mutilation of  the  body.  The  kafan  is  violated.  The  mayyit  is disrespectfully  opened  up  by  the  kaafir  surgeon.  The body  is  cut  and  mutilated.  It  is  disembowelled  and injected  with  haraam,  najis chemical  poisons.  It  is embalmed  in  similar  fashion  as  Fir’oun  was embalmed.  The  whole  brutal,  disgusting  shaitaani embalming  procedure  shall  be  described  later,  InshaAllah.

(7)  When  ghusl  is  given  to  the  mayyit,  the  satr  is  covered.  It  is  haraam  to  look  at  the  mayyit’s  satr  and to  leave  it  uncovered  during  ghusl.  But  when  the mayyit  is  subjected  to  mutilation  by  the  surgeon  in preparation  for  embalming,  it  is  totally  denuded  – made  naked  –  stripped  of  the  kafan,  and  laid  bare for  the  perpetration  of  disgusting  desecration.  Is  this   evil  sacrilege  committed  on  the  body  of  the Marhoom  Maulana  Sahib  tolerable  to  his  mureeds who  are guilty  of  this  villainy?  

(8)   After  the  mayyit  has  been  embalmed  in  kuffaar style,  wrapped  dishonourably  in  plastic,  sealed  and   enclosed  in  a  box/coffin  as  if  it  is  chattel,  it  is subjected  to  the  indignities  of  being  loaded  like chattel,    custom  checks,  security  checks,  then  loaded like  cargo  in  the    plane.  Instead  of  the  mayyit  being carried  with  honour  and  respect  by  Muslim  hands and  persons  engaging  in  Thikrullah  whilst  carrying aloft  the  Janaazah,  the  villains  subjected  the Maulana  to  the  disgusting  indignity  of  being  loaded like  cargo  and  to  be  shoved      among  the  cargo  in  a plane.  Let  them  hang  themselves  and  perish  in  their shame  if  they  do  have  any  haya  and  Imaani  Aql.  

(9)  The  villains,  true  to  shaitaani  form,  became “ikhwaanush  shayaateen”  (brothers  of  the  devils), in  Qur’aanic  terms,  to  squander  a  minimum  of R50,600  for  the    transportation  costs.  What  they spent  on  mortuary  and  other  attendant  expenditure is  unknown  to  us. If  these  unfortunate  persons responsible  for  all  of  this  haraam  sacrilege  and disgusting  desecration  had  ikhlaas  and  if  they  had genuine  devotion  and  concern  for  their  Shaikh,  they would  have  contributed  this  large  sum  of  money towards  the  procurement  of  acts  of  Thawaab-e-Jaariyah  for  Maulana  Hafiz  (Rahmatullah  alayh).  But, shaitaan  has  convoluted  their  brains  and  has  adorned for  them  the    multitude  of  haraam  acts  they  are guilty  of.

(10)  On  arrival  in  Saudi  Arabia,  there  will  most assuredly  be  further  delay,   possible  assignment  into a  mortuary  and  further  cargo-type  indignities  to  the mayyit.    We  are  not  aware  what  exactly  the  mayyit will  be  subjected  to  in  Saudi  Arabia.

What  has  been  gained  by  subjecting  the  Mayyit  to  so much  haraam  and  disgusting  acts?  Who  has benefited?    What  is  the  haal  (state)  of  the  Mayyit who  has  been  subjected  to  disgusting  mutilation  and desecration. Has  the  Mayyit  benefited  or  harmed  by the  wholesale  discardance  of  the  entire  Shar’i process  of  kafan  and  dafan?  The  villains  need  to reflect  and  understand  the  grave  injustice  they  have inflicted  on  their  Shaikh.  We  complain  to  Allah  Azza Wa  Jal  for  the  wholesale  rape,  pillage  and  plunder  of the  Shariat  committed  by  those  who  advertise themselves  as  Deeni  personnel.

Those  responsible  for  the  sacrilege,  desecration  and injustice  inflicted  on  the  body  of  Hadhrat  Maulana Abdul  Hafiz  (Rahmatullah  alayh)  should  not  attempt to  justify  their  grotesquely  haraam  act  with    the  view of  permissibility  of  transporting  the  body  held  by    a small  minority  of  Fuqaha.    Even  in  this  minority  view there  is  absolutely  no  vindication  for  the  disgusting treatment  to  which  the  body  of  Maulana  Abdul  Hafiz (Rahmatullah  alayh)  has  been  subjected  to  by  his followers  who  love  to  advertise  themselves  as  his devotees.

The  permissibility  view  is  restricted  to  transporting the  body  –  only  transportation  –  without  the grotesque,  haraam,  disgusting  procedure  to  which the  body  is  subjected  in  this  day.  The  permissibility view  of  some  Fuqaha  centuries  ago  may  not  be  cited in  justification  of  the  disgusting  desecration  which has  been  perpetrated  on  the  body  of  the  Mayyit.

It  is  distressful  and  painful  to    know  that  at  this  very moment  whist  we  are  writing  this  Naseehat  the  body of  Hadhrat  Maulana  Abdul  Hafiz  (Rahmatullah  alayh) is  lying  in  a  filthy  kuffaar  mortuary  amidst  najis kuffaar   bodies,  or  being  mutilated  for  embalming and  cargo-treatment.  The  hearts  of  the  villains  are dead.  Their  brains  are  stultified,  totally  lacking  in  the ability  of  cognitive  understanding.  The  degree  of  the imperviousness  or  hardness  of  their  hearts  is shockingly  lamentable.  They  have  failed  to understand  the  obvious  desecration  they  would  be   committing  on  the  body  of  their  Shaikh  by transporting  it    back  to  Saudi  Arabia.

The  possible  excuse  for  justifying  the  haraam desecration  may  be  cited  as  the  wishes/insistence  of the  family  to  transport  the  body  to  Saudi  Arabia.  In the  Shariah  this  justification  is  baseless.  It  is  not permissible  to  satisfy  the  haraam  wishes  of  the family.  Such  haraam  desires  have  to  be  incumbently ignored  and  the  Shariah’s  commands  be  obeyed.  The local  mureedeen  or  whoever  else  who  are  in  charge of  the  Mayyit  should  have  proceeded  with  the immediate  dafan  without  taking  into  consideration the  wishes  of  the  family.  Pleasing  people  in  defiance of  Allah’s  Commands  is  haraam.  There  is  no  valid justification  for  the  unacceptable  and  massive haraam  perpetration  of  those  who  had  commuted the sacrilege to the Mayyit.

THE GROTESQUE EMBALMING PROCESS

Modern  day  international  shipment  of  corpse  causes change  in  the  composition  and  nature  of  the  dead body.  The  international  shipment  of  corpse  requires body  embalming.  The  embalming  process  entails  at least  three  kinds  of  embalming.  

1:  Arterial  Embalming.  

This  involves  arterial  injection  of  embalming  fluids. The  fluids  are  injected  through  an  artery  and  the blood  is  drained  through  a  vein.  The  embalming  fluids penetrate  all  parts  of  the  body  including  the  tissues, muscles,  organs  and  even  the  skin.  The  tubes  are inserted  through  the  artery  and  the  vein  so  that  each body  vessel  receives  the  tube  to  facilitate  fluid injection  and  blood  drainage.  All  the  blood  is  drained into  the  gutter  and  replaced  with  embalming  fluids.  
The  embalmer  injects  almost  1  gallon  of  fluid  for every  50  pounds  of  body  weight.  For  example  a  body of  200  pounds  receives  at  least  4  gallons  of embalming  fluids.  After  completion  of  arterial injection  and  complete  blood  drainage,  the  arterial and  jugular  tubes  are  removed,  the  incisions  are sutured,  the  vessels  are  tied  closed  and  sealed  with  a special  chemical.  

2:  Cavity  Embalming.   The  fluids  inside  the  abdomen  and  thoracic  cavities and  organs  are  sucked  through  a  suction  machine.  All the  body  organs  are  pierced  and  punctured  to  drain the  fluids  out  of  them  through  suction.

3:  Surface  Embalming.  

It  applies  embalming  fluids  to  the  skin  and  tissues  to make them hard and  protected  from  decomposition.

The  typical  embalming  fluid  is  made  up  of  a  mixture of  formaldehyde,  methanol  and  other  solvents including  ethanol.  The  formaldehyde  content generally  ranges  from  5  to  29  percent  and  the ethanol  content  may  range  from  9  to  56  percent.  

Formaldehyde’s  systematic  name  is  methanol  as  it  is mainly consisted of methanol  ingredients. “Methanol,  also  known  as  methyl  alcohol,  wood alcohol,  wood  naphtha  or  wood  spirits,  is  the simplest  alcohol,  and  is  a  light,  volatile,  colourless, flammable  liquid  with  a  distinctive  odour  very  similar to,  but  slightly  sweeter  than,  that  of  ethanol  (drinking alcohol).”

Nowadays,  Muslims  too,  in  emulation  of  the  kuffaar, resort  to  the  savage  practice  of  transporting    the bodies  of  deceased  relatives  abroad  for  burial.  The bodies  are  legally  required  to  be  embalmed.  The mayyit  as  has  been  explained  above,  is  subjected  to following  evil,  and  grotesque  process  of  mutilation and  desecration.  It  is  hoped  that  the  information  will, Insha-Allah,  open  the  eyes  of  Muslims  and  induce  in them  an  understanding  of  the  barbarism  to  which they  will  be  subjecting  their  beloved  and  honourable amwaat  (deceased)  if  they  resort  to  this  disgustingly haraam    process  of  desecrating  the  mayyit.

Embalming  

Embalming  is  a  process  to  preserve  bodies  from  the time  of  death  until  they  can  be  buried  or cremated.  Embalming  is  required  when  a  body  is taken  out  of  the  country.  

THE  SHAITAANI  PROCESS

(1)  The  body  is  placed  on  stainless  steel  or  porcelain table,  then  washed  with  a  germicide-insecticideolfactant.  The  insides  of  the  nose  and  mouth  are swabbed  with  the  solution.

(2)  Rigor  mortis  (stiffness)  is  relieved  by  massage.   Sometimes  tendons  and  muscles  are  cut  in  order  to place  the  body  in  a  more  natural  pose  if  limbs  are distorted  by  disease,  e.g.,  arthritis.

(3)  Facial  features  are  set  by  putting  cotton  in  the nose,  eye  caps  below  the  eyelids,  a  mouth  former  in the  mouth,  and  cotton  or  gauze  in  the  throat  to absorb  purging  fluids.  The  mouth  is  then  tied  shut with wire or sutures.

(4)  Arterial  embalming  is  begun  by  injecting embalming  fluid  into  an  artery  while  the  blood  is drained  from  a  nearby  vein  or  from  the  heart.  The two  gallons  or  so  needed  is  usually  a  mixture  of formaldehyde  or  other  chemical  and  water.  In  the case  of  certain  cancers,  some  diabetic  conditions,  or because  of  the  drugs  used  prior  to  death.  If  body deterioration  has  commenced,  a  stronger  or  waterless  solution  is  used  for  better  body preservation.  Chemicals  are  also  injected  by  syringe into  other  areas  of  the  body.  (Namely  via  anal  and vaginal  apertures,  etc.)

(5)  During  the  second  part  of  the  embalming  process, viz.    cavity  embalming,  a  trocar  –  a  long,  pointed, metal  tube  attached  to  a  suction  hose  –  is  inserted close  to  the  navel.  The  embalmer  uses  it  to  puncture the  stomach,  bladder,  large  intestines,  and  lungs.  Gas and  fluids  are  withdrawn  before  cavity  fluid  (a stronger  mix  of  formaldehyde)  is  injected  into  the torso.

(6)  The  anus  and  vagina  are  packed  with  cotton  or gauze  to  prevent  seepage.

While  every  aspect  and  step  of  this  haraam  barbaric process  is  disgusting,  this  item  No.6,  is    the  epitome of  the  satanism  to  which  the  mureeds  and  others have  subjected  the  body  of  Hadhrat  Maulana  Abdul Hafiz  Makki  (Rahmatullah  alayh).  We  urge  these villain  handlers  of  the    Mayyit  to  fear  Allah  Ta’ala and  to  reflect  on    this  unspeakable  indignity  inflicted  on  their  Shaikh’s  body,  and    for  which  they must  assume  full  responsibility  here  and    on  the  Day of  Qiyaamah.  Ruminate  on  the  picture  of  the  Mayyit  and  the  unspeakable  indignity  of  the  kuffaar handling  his  body,  denuding  him  of    the  kafan,  barbarically  inserting  filth  into  his  Satr-e-Ghaleez, and  making  the  Heavens  shed  tears.  After    being apprized  of  this  sub-  barbaric  act  of  satanism,  will the  villainous  mureeds  of  Hadhrat  Makki  be  able  to sleep  peacefully?  Drown  yourselves  in  shame,  O thou villains and barbarians!    

(7)  Incisions  and  holes  made  in  the  body  are  sewn closed  or  filled  with  trocar  “buttons.”    The  body  is shrouded  and  placed  in  the  casket.  The  Masnoon kafan  with  which  the  mureeds  soothed  their conscience, labouring under the shaitaani misconception  of  having  discharged  their  obligation to their Hadhrat, is discarded as dirt. 

Chemicals  Used

(a)  Typical  embalming  fluid  contains  a  mixture  of formaldehyde,  methanol,  ethanol,  and  other solvents.  The  formaldehyde  content  generally  ranges from  5  to  35  percent  and  the  ethanol  content  may range  from  9  to  56  percent.  

(b)  Ethanol,  also  known  as  ethyl  alcohol,  drinking alcohol  which  is  Coke  and  soft  drink  alcohol,  or  grain alcohol,  is  a  flammable,  colourless,  slightly  toxic chemical  compound,  and  is  best  known  as  the  alcohol found  in  alcoholic  beverages,  which  the  Maajin  muftis halaalize.  

(c)  An  alcoholic  beverage  is  a  drink  containing ethanol.  And,  this  is  the  intoxicating  ingredient  used in all concentrates and soft drinks. 

FOR REFLECTION

Human  bodies  transported  abroad  by  plane  are treated  no  different  from  normal  cargo.  The following  incident  should  be  some  food  for  the  fossilized  brains  of  those  who  have    subjected  the body  of  their  Hadhrat  to  a  process  of  systematic  and revolting desecration.

ALERT:  OR  Tambo  flights  delayed after  coffin  with  human  remains ‘leaked’

2016-11-28  17:02  –  Louzel  Lombard  Steyn:

Cape  Town  –  Several  flights  at  OR  Tambo International  Airport  have  been  delayed  after  a  coffin carrying  human  remains  was  dropped  when  offloaded  from  a  flight  from  Lusaka,  South  African political  figure  and  motivational  speaker  Zelda  la Grange  reported.  

UPDATE:  SAA  flight  delays  and  the  ‘leaking’  coffin

The  author  of  Good  Morning,  Mr  Mandela tweeted from  OR  Tambo  International  saying  “Flights  delayed on  ORT  because  someone  dropped  a  coffin  being offloaded  from  Lusaka  which  contained  human remains.”  

A  later  tweet  read,  “Ok  LEAKAGE  from  coffin.  The entire  aircraft  has  to  be  decontaminated.    Says  the captain.  SO  gross.  Never mind  the  delay.”

La  Grange,  who  was  scheduled  for  departure  on  a South  African  Airways  flight,  told  Traveller24  there were  notices  of  delays  on  several  notice  boards  in  the airport  terminal.  The  SAA  flight  was  delayed  until 17:00  on  Monday,  28  November.  

One  confused  Tweeter,  @NicoleV_01,  replied  to  La Grange’s  original  tweet  saying,  “Things  aren’t  making sense.  My  mother  flew  in  from  Lusaka  and  now  she and  about  10  other  people  can’t  get  their  luggage”.  

She  told  Traveller24  that  her  mother’s  suitcase  was “still  in  quarantine”.  

La  Grange  responded  on  Twitter  saying,  “As  I understand,  the  coffin  leaked  on  the  luggage.  On both flights”. 

EMBALMING – THE HANDIWORK OF IBLEES

It  is  essential  for  the  family,    mureeds  and  khulafa  of Hadhrat  Maulana Abdul  Hafiz  Makki,  in  particular, and  for  all  Muslims  in  general,  to  understand  that embalming  corpses  is  the  handiwork  of  Iblees.  It  is  a satanic  art  imparted  to    humans  by  Shaitaan.  The  first known  humans  on  which  this  satanic  art  was practised  were  the  mushrik  Pharoahs  of  Egypt  whose bodies  were  mummified  for  preservation  in consonance  with  some  of  their  corrupt  beliefs  of shirk.

Atheists  in  the  western  world  had  also  directed  that their  bodies  should  be  preserved  by  means  of embalming.  The  founder  of  communism,  the  atheist Lenin’s  body  was  also  embalmed  and  preserved  and   is still on display to this day.

“For  over  90  years,  communist  leader  Vladimir Lenin’s  body  has  been  on  view  in  a  mausoleum    in Moscow’s  Red  Square.    Preserving  his  corpse  takes regular  upkeep.  Over  the  years,    a  special  team  of anatomists,  surgeons  and  biochemists  has  replaced   Lenin’s  lashes  with  fake  ones,  created  artificial  skin grafts  to  fill  in  decaying  spots,  re-sculptured  his  nose and  other  body  parts,  and  replaced  the  original  subcutaneous    fat  with  a  compound  of  paraffin,  glycerin and  carotene…….”  (Laura  Yan)

The  shaitaaniyat  with  which    the  villains  have inflicted  the  body  of  their  Hadhrat  is  absolutely deplorable  and  revolting.  Whilst  the  Mayyit  had  to  be honourably  sent  on  his  journey  into  Barzakh,  these barbarian  guardians  of  Hadhrat  Makki’s  body deemed  it  proper  to  satanize  the  Mayyit  regardless of  what  Allah  Ta’ala  has  ordained  and  commanded.   If  they  sincerely  apply  their  minds  to  the  ahkaam relevant  to  the  mayyit  from  the  moment  of  a person’s  death,  they  will  not  fail  to  understand  the great  honour  Allah  Ta’ala  has  commanded  for  even a faasiq-faajir  Muslim.  

Allah  Ta’ala  says  in  the  Qur’aan  Majeed:  “Verily,  We have  ennobled  the  Son  of  Aadam  (Human Beings)……..and  We  have    granted  them  great status  above  numerous  beings  We  have  created.”

When  the  Rooh  departs  from  its  physical  body,  this very  lifeless  body  which  will  soon  decompose  and disintegrate  in  the  Qabr,  is  offered  the  highest honour  and  respect.  If  the  eyes  are  open,  they  should be  quickly  closed  before  rigor  mortis  sets  in.  The hands  should  be    placed    straight  on  the  sides.  The   big  toes  of  both  legs  should  be  lightly  tied  with  ribbon to  prevent  the  legs  remaining  apart.  The  body  should be  covered  with  a  sheet,  and  immediate  preparation should  be  made  for  its  ghusl.

The  ghusl  is  a  respectable  process  to  be  effected  with dignity. The  Shariah  stipulates  that  excessively  hot water  should  not  be  used. Now,  what  for?  It  is  after all,  a  lifeless,  soulless  body  which  will  decompose  and disintegrate.    But,  Allah  Azza  Wa  Jal  has  commanded   that  the  material  body    which  was  the  receptacle  of the  celestial  soul  which  is  not  the  subject  of  physical death,  and  which  Soul  had  given  the  Pledge  of Tauheed  long  before  it  made  the  material  body  its home,  be  honoured  and  respected.  The  celestial  Soul   maintains  a  link  with  its    Body  immediately  after  its extraction.  It  remains  hovering  above  in  close proximity  until  its  return  to  its  body  for  the Questioning  by  Munkar  and  Nakeer.

Now,  O  you  villains  who  have  desecrated  and disgraced  the  Body  of  your  Hadhrat!  Ponder  and hang  your  heads  in  shame!    Think  of  the  terrible  pain and  anguish  you  have  inflicted  on  the  Rooh  of  your Hadhrat  –  his  Rooh  witnessing  and  crying  over  the desecration  being    perpetrated  on  his  Body  at  the behest  of  those  who  were  supposed  to  have  been  his mureeds  and  khaas  khaadims.

This  human  body  is  perfumed  and  honourably  draped with  several  shrouds  known  as  the  Kafan.  The  Mayyit is  then  honourably  placed  on  the  Janaazah  base. Females  in  the  state  of  haidh  and  those  in  the  state of  janaabat  are  not  supposed  to  be  in  proximity  of the  Mayyit.  But  the  mureeds  of  Hadhrat  Makki (Rahmatullah  alayh)  dumped  his  Body  in  a  kuffaar mortuary  among  the  najis  bodies  of  kuffaar.  Then  it was  loaded  like  chattel  along  with  other  cargo.

Then  the  Mayyit  is  further  honoured  with  the Janaazah  Salaat,  carried  aloft  with  utmost  respect  on the  shoulders  of  the  Mu’mineen,  following  a Masnoon  pattern.  The  Body  is  honourably  lowered  in the  Qabr,  honourably  placed  in  the  Lahd  to  prevent even  the  pure  sand  falling  on  it,  and  to  distinguish  it from  dead    animals  which  are  simply  cast  in  a  pit  and  sand  thrown  directly  on  their  bodies.

Then  the  Qabr  is  respectfully    filled  with  sand,  and Dua  of  Maghfirat  is  made  at  the  graveside.  This  is  the lofty  state  of  honour  which  Allah  Ta’ala  has commanded    for  the  Muslim  Mayyit.  But,  the mureeds  of  Hadhrat  Maulana  Hafiz  Makki (Rahmatullah  alayh)  have  disgracefully  and revoltingly  violated  every  single  act  of  this honourable  process  ordained  by  Allah  Ta’ala. They committed  the  dastard  sacrilege  of  rejecting  the Shariat’s  process  to  subject  the  Mayyit  of  their Hadhrat  to  the  grotesque  process  of  desecration described  in  this  discussion.  

In  addition  to  the  numerous  sacrilegious  acts  of satanism  inflicted  on  the  Hadhrat’s  Body,  the  actual burial  has  been  delayed  for  almost  three  days,  that  is, if  the  Saudis  will  be  burying  the  Mayyit  immediately on  its  arrival.  What  protocols  and  delay  will  be applicable  to  the  Mayyit  in  Saudi  Arabia  are unknown  to  us.

The  disgusting  treatment  to  which  the  Body  of Hadhrat  Maulana  Abdul  Hafiz  Makki  (Rahmatullah alayh)  has  been  subjected  to  with  the  active connivance  of  his  mureeds  and  others  is  by  far  worse than  the  treatment  of  animals  being  prepared  for preservation  and  display  by  taxidermists.  Even  dead animals  are  not  subjected  to  the  sacrilegious  treatment    which  has  been  inflicted  on    the Hadhrat’s  Mayyit.  The  revulsion  which  genuine Muslims  suffer  on  account  of  such  abominable desecration  cannot  be  translated  and  conveyed adequately in words.

THE  LAMENT OF INNUMERABLE MUSLIMS

Echoing  the  concern,  revulsion  and  grief  of  most Muslims  over  the  dastardly  haraam  acts  committed regarding  the  Janaazah  of  Hadhrat  Maulana  Abdul Hafiz  Makki  (Rahmatullah  alayh),  a  Brother  who  participated  in  the Janaazah  Salaat,  writes:

“Assalaamualaikum        

Respected  Hazrat  Moulana.

I  write  with  concern.  Sadly  we  experienced  the  loss  of Hazrat  Moulana  Abdul  Hafiz  Makki  (Rahmatullah alayh).  I  had  received  a  message  that  the  janazah  will be  at  the  Mountain  Rise  Musjid  in  Pietermaritzburg and  the  burial  will  be  in  Makkah  Sharif.  When  I received  the  message  I  thought  this  is  probably  a hoax  as  this  won’t  happen  with  an  Aalim.  When  I reached  the  Musjid,  an  announcement  was  made that  the  janazah  will  be  at  9:15  pm,  but  no  mention at  all  about  the  burial.  This  is  when  I  realised  that  the message  was  not  a  hoax.  

Many  people  in  the  Musjid  were  also  talking  about this  as  it  is  contrary  to  what  we  were  thought.  A person  should  be  buried  closest  to  the  place  of passing  away.

Also  it  was  announced  that  the  Janaazah  Salaat would  be  outside  the  Musjid  in  the  Sehn  area. However,  after  Esha  Salaah,  due  to  crowds  I  suppose, some  negotiations  were  going  on  with  a  few  ulama and  muftis  and  the  janazah  was  brought  into  the Musjid  half  way  approximately.  This  was  most disturbing.  Then  due  to  the  crowd  it  was  brought further  till  about  four  or  five  saffs  approximately from  the  front  of  the  Musjid.  Being  inside  the  Musjid I  couldn’t  get  out.

I  knew  that  janazah  should  not  be  performed  in  the Musjid,  but  shockingly  it  seems  the  rules  changed due  to  crowds.  Is  this  how  rulings  change  to accommodate  people?  Despite  so  many  ulama  and muftis  that  we  hear  in  bayaans  and  majaalis  from  all the  time,  I  was  amazed  or  rather  shocked  as  it  seems like  ‘senior’  ulama  and  muftis  are  involved  in  doing things  in  an  impermissible  way.  What  will  the  masses be  doing  soon?    Also  does  it  mean  if  the  person  is  a buzurg  then  rulings  in  deen  change?

Please  comment  and  enlighten  us  as  it  seems  as  Haq is  not  what  is  the  objective  today.

May  ALLAH  SUBHANU  WATALLA,  guide  us  all  and make  us  amongst  those  who  will  come  onto  Siraat-eMustaqeem  and  follow  shariat  as  ALLAH  SUBHANU WATALLA  wishes  and  NABI  Sallallahu  alaihi  wassallam taught  us.        Jazakumullah.

(End of Letter)

OUR COMMENT

We  have  discussed  the  entire  haraam  episode  and scenario    in  this  booklet.  It  should  adequately  answer your  concern  and  the  concerns  of  the  other  Muslims who have viewed  with  revulsion  what  had  transpired.

The  Laws  of  the  Shariat  are  immutable  and  constant.   No  one,  not  even  the  greatest  Buzrug  is  exempted from  the  Shariat.  The  muftis  and  molvis  who  had participated  in  the  haraam  activities  are  “dumb shayaateen”.  They  betray  the  Deen  with  their participation   and  condonation  of  the  flagrant haraam  misdeeds  which  have  been  perpetrated.

It  is  not  permissible  according  to  the  Hanafi  Mathhab  to  bring  the  Janaazah  into  the  Musjid  proper.  It was  not  permissible  to  have  joined  in  the  Janaazah Salaat  conducted  inside  the  Musjid  proper.  Most  of the  evils  in  the  community  must  be  attributed  to  the ulama-e-soo’  who  always  condone  the  misdeeds  and haraam  activities  of  the  masses.  The  objective  of  the molvis  is  no  longer  the  Deen.  It  is  glaringly  the dunyaHubb-e-Dunya  (Love  of  the  world)    and  Hubbe-Jah  (Love  of  filthy  name  and  fame)  have  destroyed the  molvis  and  in  the  wake  of  their  destruction  have they ruined the Akhlaaq and Imaan of the masses. 

FATWA  OF  THE  FIQH  COUNCIL  OF  NORTH AMERICA » Prohibition  of  Dead  Body’s  Transportation

Prohibition  of  Dead  Body’s  Transportation  (NOTE:  We reproduce  here  the  Fatwa  of  the  Fiqh  Council  of  North America  for  its    worth.  We  are  not  aware  of  the  Islamic bonafides  of  the  Fiqh  Council  of  North  America.  However, since  the  Fatwa  is  valid  in  terms  of  the  Shariah,  we   include  it  in  our  discussion.  –(Mujlisul  Ulama)

Islamic Rulings:  Fataawah

AUTHOR: Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah

The  Prophet  (SAW)  never  moved  a  dead  body  from  one location  to  another;  he  buried  the  person  in  the graveyard  of  the  locality  where  the  person  died.  He  never transported  the  dead  bodies  to  Makkah  or  Madinah  even if  the  person/persons  passed  away  just  a  few  miles  away from  these  holy  places.  This  was  the  practical  model followed  by  the  Sahabah  (RA)  during  the  time  of  the  Four Rightly  Guided  Caliphs.  There  is  not  a  single  Hadith, Propehtic  report  or  a  reported  incident  in  which  Prophet (SAW)  either  allowed  or  approved  transportation  of  a dead  body  from  one  location  to  another  for  any  reason  or purpose.  That  is  why  the  majority  of  Muslim  jurists prohibit  the  transportation  of  a  corpse  from  the  place  of its  death  to  another  for  burial  purposes  except  for  a  very strong  Shara’i’  reason  being  the  fear  of  the  grave’s desecration,  violation  of  corpse’s  dignity  due  to  enmity  or fear  of  defilement  due  to  natural  disasters  such  as flooding.

The  minority  of  Jurists  who  have  permitted transportation  of  corpse  from  one  place  to  another  have allowed  it  only  under  stringent  conditions,  they  have maintained  it  must  be  done  for  genuine  Shara’i’  reasons. They  have  also  stipulated  that  transportation  is  permitted only  if  in  the  process  the  essence,  construction, composition  and  nature  of  the  body  is  not  changed. Honouring  the  dead  body  and  its  dignified  burial  is  a fundamental  Islamic  obligation  and  in  no  way  or  form  is permitted  any  harm,  disrespect  or  damage  to  the  natural composition  and  construction  of  the  body  before  burial. This  group  of  scholars  argues  that  Sa’ad  bin  Waqqas  and Sa’eed  bin  Zaid  (RA)  both  died  in  al-A’qeeq,  ten  miles away  from  Madinah,  and  were  transported  to  Madinah for  burial.  This  is  reported  by  Imam  Malik  in  his  hadith book Muwatta. 

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Transportation  of  corpses  from  al-A’qeeq  to  al-Madinah did  neither  cause  much  delay  nor  any  change  to composition  of  the  dead  bodies.

On the  other  hand,  modern  day  international  shipment  of corpse  does  cause  change  in  the  composition  and  nature of  the  dead  body.  The  international  shipment  of  corpse requires  body  embalming.  The  embalming  process  entails at  least  three  kinds  of  embalming.  1:  Arterial  Embalming. This  involves  arterial  injection  of  embalming  fluids.  The fluids  are  injected  through  an  artery  and  the  blood  is drained  through  a  vein.  The  embalming  fluids  penetrate all  parts  of  the  body  including  the  tissues,  muscles, organs  and  even  the  skin.  The  tubes  are  inserted  through the  artery  and  the  vein  so  that  each  body  vessel  receives the  tube  to  facilitate  fluid  injection  and  blood  drainage. All  the  blood  is  drained  into  the  gutter  and  replaced  with embalming  fluids.  The  embalmer  injects  almost  1  gallon of  fluid  for  every  50  pounds  of  body  weight.  For  example a  body  of  200  pounds  receives  at  least  4  gallons  of embalming  fluids.  After  completion  of  arterial  injection and  complete  blood  drainage,  the  arterial  and  jugular tubes  are  removed,  the  incisions  are  sutured,  the  vessels are  tied  closed  and  sealed  with  a  special  chemical.  2: Cavity  Embalming.  The  fluids  inside  the  abdomen  and thoracic  cavities  and  organs  are  sucked  through  a  suction machine.  All  the  body  organs  are  pierced  and  punctured to  drain  the  fluids  out  of  them  through  suction.  3:  Surface Embalming.  It  applies  embalming  fluids  to  the  skin  and tissues  to  make  them  hard  and  protected  from decomposition.

The  typical  embalming  fluid  is  made  up  of  a  mixture  of formaldehyde,  methanol  and  other  solvents  including ethanol.  The  formaldehyde  content  generally  ranges  from 5  to  29  percent  and  the  ethanol  content  may  range  from 9  to  56  percent.  Formaldehyde’s  systematic  name  is methanol  as  it  is  mainly  consisted  of  methanol ingredients.  “Methanol,  also  known  as  methyl  alcohol, wood  alcohol,  wood  naphtha  or  wood  spirits,  is  the simplest  alcohol,  and  is  a  light,  volatile,  colorless, flammable  liquid  with  a  distinctive  odor  very  similar  to, but  slightly  sweeter  than,  that  of  ethanol  (drinking alcohol).”

While  “Ethanol,  also  called  ethyl  alcohol,  pure  alcohol, grain  alcohol,  or  drinking  alcohol,  is  a  volatile,  flammable, colorless  liquid.  A  psychoactive  drug  and  one  of  the oldest  recreational  drugs  known,  ethanol  produces  a state  known  as  alcohol  intoxication  when  consumed.  Best known  as  the  type  of  alcohol  found  in  alcoholic beverages,  it  is  also  used  in  thermometers,  as  a  solvent, and  as  a  fuel.  In  common  usage,  it  is  often  referred  to simply  as  alcohol  or  spirits.”

Islamically,  just  the  embalming  process  itself  is  extremely problematic  rest  aside  the  infusion  of  embalming  fluids saturated  with  alcohol  throughout  the  body  and complete  drainage  of  the  bodily  blood  and  fluids  which were  part  and  parcel  of  the  physical  construction  of  the human  person.  The  process  of  incision,  injection  of gallons  of  external  fluids  mainly  consisting  of  alcohol, puncturing  of  almost  all  body  organs,  suction  of  internal body  fluids  and  injection  of  external  alcoholic  fluids  into all  organs,  complete  drainage  of  body  blood  into  the sewer  system  and  hardening  of  the  tissues  and  skin,  all  of them  are  detrimental  to  the  wellbeing  of  the  dead  body and  must  be  considered  as  against  the  dignity  of  the corpse  except  in  an  extraordinary  situation  warranting such  radical  steps  for  genuine  Shar’ai’  reasons.  (There  can never  be  any  ‘extraordinary  situation’  to  warrant      the grotesque  desecration  entailed  by  the  satanic  process  of embalming  –Mujlisul  Ulama)  This  is  in  addition  to  delays in  burial  and  un-necessary  expenditure  of  thousands  of dollars.  The  Prophet  (SAW)  was  emphatic  when  he  said:

“Hasten  to  bury  the  corpse;  for  if  it  was  righteous  then you  are  sending  it  off  to  its  welfare;  and  if  it  was otherwise  then  you  are  putting  off  a  liability  from  your necks.”  (Narrated  by  al-Bukhari)

The  report  in  Sahih  Muslim  is  very  similar.  It  emphasizes the  same  fact.

Imam al-Qurtubi, Qadi ‘Iyadh, Ibn Hazm and many other renowned jurists have argued that the hadith requires a quick funeral and a quick burial. They substantiate their view point with other Ahadith such as the ones reported by Abu Dawud and al-Tabaraani. Abu Dawud reports that the Prophet (SAW) commanded: “It is not appropriate to hold back the corpse (from burial) while keeping it among the family.”

Al-Tabaraani reports that the Prophet (SAW) said: “Do not withhold the dead body and hasten to take it to its grave. Let al-Fatiha be recited from its head side and the ending verses of Surah al-Baqarah from the feet side.”

Therefore, burial of dead bodies in the graveyard of the city/place they die in as quickly as possible is a practical Sunnah (and Waajib  act of the Sunnah – Mujlisul Ulama). Corpses must not be transported to far away destinations except in a very rare, extraordinary situation where Islamic  burial  is  not  possible  or  corpse  dignity  is feared  to be compromised.                                                         
Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “When  the  Janaazah  is  ready  (for  burial),  and  the  men   load  it  on  their  shoulders,  then  if  it  was  a  Saalih  (Pious) person,  it  says:  ‘(Make  haste)and  send  me  forth.  And,  if  it was  an  impious  person,  it  (the  mayyit)  wails  to  its  family: ‘Alas!  Where  are  you  going  with  it  (the  Janaazah)?’ Everything  hears  its  (wailing)  voice  except  Insaan  (human beings).  If  man  was  able  to  hear  (the  wailing),  he  would fall  down  unconscious.”

AN  ADDITIONAL  SACRILEGE  TO  THE  MAYYIT IS  THAT  IT  HAS  JUST  BEEN  ANNOUNCED THAT  THE  BURIAL  WILL  TAKE  PLACE  ONLY  AFTER  9  P.M,  THURSDAY  NIGHT  19TH JANUARY  2017  –  THAT IS ALMOST FOUR DAYS AFTER  THE  HADHRAT’S  MAUT. Inna  Lillaahi wa  inna  ilayhi  raajoon