Menk made the following comments regarding a female pilot with whom he seems to be emotionally affected. Is it proper for a scholar to make such comments?
“…I flew from Lagos to Abuja. And you won’t believe it. I jumped onto this plane…And as I went on – Subhaan-Allahi – you know there are pilots…they are flying us…they are doing us a favour – right – flying us. There was a woman who came out from the front. She had proper Hijaab – proper Hijaab! She was covered correctly. She was very well dressed. She carried herself in a very respectful way. She addressed the people in a very respectful way. And I saw her come in and go out. She went in and a little while later they jumped in and the plane started moving. I said Subhaan-Allah – …we are being flown by a sister in the Deen…We are proud of those who can maintain their Deen – their connection with Allah – whilst they have gone to the sky – literally to the sky…” (End of the Menk Shaitaan’s comment)
ANSWER (By Mujlisul Ulama):
It is mentioned in the Ahaadith that Nabi Sulaimaan (Alayhis salaam) had imprisoned many evil jinn. These jinn are imprisoned on remote islands in mid-ocean hidden from the gaze of people. In the times close to Qiyaamah, these jinn shayaateen will be released. They will emerge from their captivity, assume human form and fan out into the world. The Hadith mentions that these jinn devils in human form will recite Qiraa’t and deliver lectures in the Musaajid. They will express themselves with dajjaali eloquence and ensnare the ignorant and unwary into their evil tentacles to follow the baatil which these devils will adorn with ‘deeni’ hues and deceptive interpretations.
Besides these jinn shayaateen who will be set free, there are also human devils (shayaateenul ins) about whom the Qur’aan Majeed states:
“Thus, We have created for every Nabi enemies from shayaateenul ins and jinn (i.e. human devils and jinn devils). They (these human and jinn devils) whisper adorned statements of deception to one another.”
(Al-An’aam, Aayat 113)
Menk, the undercover Salafi masquerading as a Hanafi, is a zindeeq belonging to either the category of shayaateenul ins (human devils) or shayaateenul ins (jinn devils). He could perhaps also be one of the evil jinn whom Nabi Sulaiman (Alayhis salaam) had imprisoned. Thus we find him propagating fisq, fujoor and kufr in the name of Islam. He also satanically justifies his flagrant acts of vice (fisq and fujoor) giving it a ‘deeni’ flavor. The ‘deeni’ justifications are whispered to him by Iblees in terms of the aforementioned Qur’aanic Aayat.
This agent of Iblees, enamoured by just any faasiqah, faajirah faahishah in the street, exhibits his laughable puerility in the silly manner in which he praises a faahishah (prostitute) pilot. In his mannerism he also displays the sickness of inferiority complex which his malady of hubb-e-jaah (love for stercoraceous name and fame) spawns. When Allah Ta’ala wills to disgrace a man, He vermiculates the chap’s brains. Then the miserable character blurts out such rubbish which extracts scornful mirth and mockery from people who understand the stupidity of the statements which the jaahil disgorges.
The chap alleges that the pilots render a favour to us when they execute their mercenary job of flying planes. Indeed this character fails to understand his stupidity and puerility, hence he blurts out such nonsense. Pilots are labourers who are paid salaries for their services in exactly the same way as plumbers and the workers in a dump are paid for their services. Every worker in every sphere of life renders a service. Pilots and plumbers, lawyers and doctors, all render services for which they are paid. There is nothing altruistic in the objectives for which these people of the dunya render services. The sole objective is money. Thus, they do not intentionally render any favour to anyone. They are not philanthropists. On the contrary, most professionals are among the worst exploiters of mankind.
The kind of ‘favour’ they are doing us is in the category of favours which even worms, ants, and every animate and inanimate creature render to us. Allah Ta’ala has harnessed into the service of man all aspects of creation. If the ‘favour’ argument is to be pursued, then these pilots should be thankful and grateful for the favours which the passengers render them. Without passengers, the pilots would be without jobs and without the boodle they acquire from the favours of the public. All entities of creation are inextricably inter-related and reliant on one other for life’s sojourn on earth. The talk of the pilot’s favour is the bunkum uttered by a jaahil.
Then this Menk character parading as a Muslim and purporting to be a man of the Deen, stares with mouth agape and with protruding eyes at the female pilot in flagrant violation of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. As for his lustful staring at the faahishah, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “He who looks at the beauty of a strange (ghair mahram) woman, hot iron rods will be inserted into his eyes on the Day of Qiyaamah.”
“A woman who applies perfume and passes by a gathering is like an adulteress.”
It is not possible to become a pilot without attaining shaitaani accomplishment in zina whether the person is a male or a female.
Yet this character shamelessly advertises his commission of zina of the eyes and zina of his mind and heart. Without the slightest inhibition and fear for Allah Ta’ala, he audaciously glorifies his acts of zina.
He further demonstrates his abject jahaalat by saying: “She had proper Hijaab!” Indeed his brains have become vermiculated by the urination of shaitaan. This statement reveals that he does not have even a hazy idea of the meaning of Hijaab. In his convoluted shaitaani concept of Hijaab, if a prostitute dons some sort of kuffaar headcover as this female had donned, then that is thebe all of Hijaab. A woman dressed in a kuffaar-style uniform, displaying herself in the public domain, speaking to males, mingling with males, sitting in small enclosures with males is never a woman in Hijaab. Such a woman is a faahishah.
He stupidly and lustfully avers: “She was very well dressed. She carried herself in a very respectful way. She addressed the people in a very respectful way. And I saw her come in and go out.”
If this jaahil has a wife, we wonder what her attitude is when reading these ‘accolades’ from which percolates zina. When Allah Ta’ala disgraces a man, then the character becomes blind to the stupidities he blurts out. In these statements the faasiq-faajir informs the world that he was staring the faahishah in an out, up and down despite the fact that it is haraam to intentionally cast even a single glance at a woman. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had made it explicitly clear to Hadhrat Ali (Radhiyallahu anhu) that the first accidental (unintentional) gaze is not sinful. But the next and subsequent glances are haraam acts of zina. This was the perpetration of the Menk Iblees when he intentionally cast gazes of zina at the faahishah.
Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “A woman advances and recedes in the form of shaitaan.” Whether a male looks at her as she approaches or at her back when she moves away, shaitaan is present to entrap him in his snare. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) dscribed women as Habaailush Shaitaan (the traps of shaitaan). That is, shaitaan utilizes them to ensnare men into the trap of zina.
Then this agent of Iblees, uttering kufr, says:“Subhaan-Allah – we are being flown by a sister in the Deen.” His fisq and fujoor have completely convoluted his aql, effacing all Imaani perceptions and inhibitions. Using Allah’s Name to praise a faahishah is kufr – kufr which expels one from the fold of Islam. It is like reciting Bismillaah when consuming pork, or reciting Bismillaah when about to indulge in zina. Understand well that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has classified zina into several categories. Praising any category of zina with Allah’s Name is kufr. The Menk jaahil is guilty of such kufr.
We seek refuge by Allah from the glut of shayaateenul ins and shayaateenul ins prowling around and lying in ambush to pillage and plunder the Imaan and Akhlaaq of Muslims.