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“When Will Come Allah’s Help?”

By Mujlisul Ulama

“What! Do you think that you will enter Jannat whilst there has not come to you such (hardships) which had befallen those before you? Wars and hardship befell them, and they were shaken (to such a degree that even) the Rasool and those with him said: ‘When will come the Help of Allah?’ Most certainly, the help of Allah is near.” [Surah Baqarah, Aayat 214]

ALLAH TA’ALA has subjected bygone Muslims with such severe and prolonged trials and hardships that even the Rasool and the Muttaqqeen with him were severely shaken and they cried: “When will come Allah’s help?” Allah Ta’ala informs us in this aayat that His Help will come after severe trials.

Seeing the suffering and distress of the Muslims, the hypocrites in Madinah said that the promise of Allah and His Rasool was false and deception. The Buddhist mushrikeen in like manner were taunting the Muslims: ‘Where is your Allah?’ Allah is close by. But the Sunnah of Allah Azza Wa Jal     has always been the imposition of hardship and severe trials as a prelude to victory. For His pious servants, including the Ambiya, these hardships were by way of trial. For the transgressors it was Athaab (Punishment). If they heed the punishment and reform, Allah’s aid will be close by and victory will be achieved. If they remain deaf, dumb and blind like   beasts, failing to understand the Divine Message in the calamities, the consequence will be annihilation at the hands of the mushrikeen.

In response to the cry: “When will come Allah’s help?”, Allah Ta’ala, Himself says: “Most certainly, the Help of Allah is near.” But, due to the deflection from the Sunnah, the Ummah is unable to understand this Divine Response. They hear it when it is recited, and they see it when they recite it, but they have become like dumb animals unable to comprehend what they hear. The Divine Response has become a  meaningless sound for Muslims, and this beastly attitude which is a peculiarity which Muslims have acquired from the kuffaar masters, is depicted in the Qur’aanic aayat: “The similitude of the kuffaar is like a person who calls something (or someone) who does not hear (i.e. does not understand) anything but a call and a sound. (They are) deaf, dumb and blind. Thus they are bereft of intelligence.”

Thus, the Call of Allah Ta’ala to the Ummah to turn unto Him for succour by emulating and following the footsteps of the kuffaar and submitting fully and wholeheartedly to the Shariah, and adopting the 14th Century old lifestyle of the Sahaabah, the Conquerors of the world, falls on deaf ears. Or we hear merely the sounds of someone calling without understanding what the Call is all about. This is the effect of having corrupted the intelligence by the Ummah’s insane emulation of the kuffaar.

Even the Ulama or the so-called Ulama of this era have become like dumb beasts, wholly lacking the ability to understand the problem, to diagnose and prescribe the correct remedy for extricating the Ummah from the morass of abject humiliation and defeat. The ulama-e-soo’ are the primary cause for the current state of the Ummah’s degradation. Instead of guiding the Ummah by discharging their obligation of Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahy Anil Munkar (Commanding virtue and prohibiting vice), they have joined the masses in the mad pursuit of mundane and nafsaani goals.

To bamboozle the moronic masses sinking in the quagmire of moral degradation and humiliation, being kicked and buffeted from pillar to post, the ulama-e-soo’ lost in a cesspool of inequity can only flabbily squirm that Muslims should observe Dua-e-Qunoot. They call on the suffering rubbished Ummah to engage in a Mustahab act whilst they display a deafening silence regarding the haraam, bid’ah, fisq, fujoor and even downright kufr in which Muslims are grovelling. Hankering after the dunya, these ulama-e-soo’ have become worse than even the ulama-e-soo’ of Bani Israaeel whom the Qur’aan castigates:

“You will see numerous of them making haste in (the commission of) sin and transgression, and in devouring  haraam (carrion, etc.). Why do their scholars (ulama) and saints (mashaaikh) not prohibit them (the masses) from their sinful statements and their consumption of haraam (carrion). Indeed, vile is that which they (the ulama-e-soo’) perpetrate.”  
[Aayats 62 / 63, Al-Maaidah]

“O People of Imaan! Verily, numeous of the scholars and saints are devouring the wealth of people in baatil (haraam) ways, and they (the ulama-e-soo’) prevent (the Ummah) from the Path of Allah (with their villainy).” [Aayat 34, At-Taubah]

Instead of guiding the Ummah towards the Aakhirah, the Goal for which Allah Ta’ala has dispatched us into this ephemeral earthly abode, these miscreant molvis and sheikhs, pillage the Deen with their haraam interpretations, and plunder the Imaan and Akhlaaq of the Ummah by opening the avenue of fisq and fujoor. They have welded shut the door of Taqwa to this unfortunate Ummah sliding down into an abyss of disgrace and misery.

The demand of this delicate hour in the history of the Ummah, is for the Ulama to firstly reform themselves, then devote their lives for the reformation of the Ummah. But whilst the Ummah is aflame, burning to its destruction, the ulama-e-soo’ engage in soccer tournaments, television  programmes, kuffaar sports, halaalizing carrion, halaalizing riba, legalizing the haraam riba products of the haraam riba capitalist banks, concerts of nazams, extravagant jalsahs, merrymaking functions, satanic weddings, etc., etc., and all of this in the name of the Deen. They have just about legalized every haraam act and institution with their baatil ta’weelaat (baseless interpretations).  

Whilst the community indulges flagrantly in haraam, fisq and fujoor, Dua-e-Qunoot will have no effect.  

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THE EVIL AND VILLAINY OF THE HARAAM WORLD CUP GAMES

By Mujlisul Ulama

There appears no scope any more for the reformation of this fallen disgraced and ruined Ummah. While reformation will be in small pockets and on an individual basis, there is no longer hope for reformation on a universal basis. The task of effecting universal  Islaah (reformation) will be the function of Imaam Mahdi (alayhis salaam) and of Hadhrat Nabi Isaa (alayhis salaam).

The state of moral corruption of the Ummah has degenerated to the lowest ebb of fisq and fujoor. The current state of abject immorality of the Muslim Ummah indicates the impending universal Athaab which must incumbently settle on Muslims all over the world. In fact, Athaab on a universal scale has already overtaken some Muslim nations. The Syrians, Rohingya, Palestinians and Kashmiris are current examples.

No one should be complacent in this regard. Warning us, Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:

What! Are the people of the towns confidant that Our punishment will not apprehend them whilst they are asleep? What! Are the people of the towns confidant that Our punishment will not overtake them during the day time whilst they are indulging in sport (world cup soccer and kuffaar sport in general). Only people who are destined to be losers will be confidant (that they will not be apprehended by the Whip of Allah Azza Wa Jal).

No Muslim nation is safe regarding Divine Chastisement. There are no exceptions. Every Muslim nation is in a drunken state of fisq, fujoor and even kufr. One by one, the Lash of Allah will strike the nations of the Ummah. The filthy and reckless indulgence in the satanism of the haraam world cup evil signals the imminence of Divine Wrath.

We reproduce here a naseehat prepared by a Student.

Some years back, during one of the World Cup football tournament seasons, Coca-Cola came up with an ingenious but Shaytanic campaign. All major cities and towns were adorned with billboards and posters that read:

Eat football, sleep football, drink Coca Cola.

Right now, 2018 FIFA World Cup is about to approach its climax. Our Muslim youths are seen watching the games, at times on a wide screen, some in the company of their friends and some even with their families. They have gone well-past the stage of eating football, sleeping football and drinking Coca-Cola. Besides eating, sleeping and even drinking football (not Coca-Cola), they dream, they hymn, they chant, and they even recite football. They have gone so crazy about the sport that their entire lives seem to be revolving round the game. The sad part is that Shaytan has now led them to take the game to the Masjid as well. This is no exaggeration. You may see them animatedly discussing the game they might have watched the previous night, at any place in the precincts of the Masjid – be it the place of Wudhu or even the Masjid’s main hall.

The decadence of the Muslim society is already manifest in every aspect of life. Now they are steadily sinking into greater destruction. They have gone so crazy about football that the moment a player scores a goal, the members of the Muslim Ummah, watching the action on a wide screen, go into a state of frenzied excitement. They are not even bothered that these actions are gradually destroying their moral and spiritual fiber and are sapping their lifeblood.

Looking at the situation from another angle, we can easily judge that this, in fact, is the ‘Kuffaar Goal’ – to bring the Muslim Ummah crashing from its position of grandeur and glory, which once was its hallmark, and reduce them to a state of spiritual as well as moral bankruptcy.

Furthermore, it’s the same Kuffaar community that leaves no stone unturned to harass Muslims all over the world. A few days back some pictures started circulating showing Saudi flag printed on the cap of beer bottles in Germany. It was a German company Eichbaum located in Manheim city that published the flag of Saudi Arabia with its Kalimah Shahadah on the cap of one of its liquor bottles. And now a football featuring the Saudi flag bearing Kalimah Shahadah has blatantly been released.

Just imagine FIFA was so unmindful of Muslims that they started the game when our sacred month of Ramadhan was about to end! That is the time when Allah Ta’ala takes it upon Himself to reward His faithful servants. It is the time to reflect on how much close we have managed to come to Allah and to ponder on how to retain that closeness all the year round.

However, instead of busying ourselves in the ibadah of Allah to win His pleasure, many of us were immersed in watching the games and thus invoking His wrath.

Have you ever considered how much time is wasted when we watch one single game of football? Time is a very precious commodity for Muslims. If we waste it in futile activities then we are invoking the wrath of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala. And Football is one major futile activity inspired by Shaytan.

Some of us might argue that there is nothing wrong in watching these matches as many teams representing Muslim countries are also playing. There is absolutely no justification in this argument. If a large number of Muslims are involved in something that is evil then it remains evil- their involvement does not change its status.

It is not too late yet. We still have the chance to make Tauba and restrain ourselves from watching any of the remaining matches so that we can retain the piety level that we acquired in the sacred month of Ramadhan.

We should turn to Allah before the time comes when we have to return to Allah.

And Allah knows best.

Haraam Sport and the “Da’wah” Deception

THE ‘da’wah’ of SPORTSMEN – A TRAP OF SHAITAAN

The following is a verbatim reproduction of the letter a confused and concerned Brother wrote: 

AssalamuAlaikum Dearest Moulana 

The following is a message i received from a Halqa whatsapp group i am following. I am a bit confused because as far as i know is that “Haraam sports has no place in Islam, especially when played professionally”. This is people focused on the work of Dawah, but they posting about a “Football Star” as if its a good thing to be one. What i would like to know Moulana, is it ok to be a Football star and through the fame use it to bring people to Islam?

Transcript of a portion of a lecture by Moulana Muhammad Vanker saheb after meeting Liverpool footballer Mo Salah in UK recently:

“He said number one, I don’t have a Facebook account. I got no Twitter account. I said what were you doing well. He said there are two things that Allah has blessed me with. It is because of that Allah has given me such fame that people are desirous of this. I said what is it my brother? He said it’s Salah and number two is the tilawat of Quran. He said number one is Salah, tilawat of Quran. So I asked him how many people have you spoken to? He said I made it my life’s goal you know to, speak about Allah, to give dawah, I seen it with my own eyes, these youngsters gather around him. I mean hundreds of them have become Muslim. Hundreds of them have become Muslim. Perhaps you and I look at that individual as an amazing sporting star but wallahi you know he looked at me and said sheikh you’ll find it amazing you know that lots of people want to meet me, want to take selfies. That’s the new selfie culture that we speak about. (Moulana then digresses about the ills of taking selfies in the Haramain Shareefain). Subhanallah, I said my brother, I don’t look at you as a footballer. I look at an impeccable character. You said it is Salah and it is Quran that took me to where I am today. And this is what the Quran teaches us. Innassalaata tanha anil fahshaai wal munkar. That your Salah will stop you from doing a lot of wrong.” E

(End of letter)

COMMENT ON THE LIGHT OF THE SHARIAH (By Mujlisul Ulama):

There is no reason for confusion. When you are aware that sports are haraam, then it should pose no conundrum to understand that all things related to haraam are also haraam. This is a simple principle of the Shariah which is quite logical.

The ‘benefit’ and the ‘da’wah’ stunts on the basis of which stupid sportsmen and moron molvis justify and halaalize haraam are tools of Iblees. Iblees hands these tools to his Agents – the stupid sportsmen and the moron molvis – to lay his snares for the entrapment of the juhala laypeople.

The ‘football star’ is one such agent of Iblees who engages in the filthy work of Shaitaan who has inspired him to justify his haraam sporting activities by dragging Salaat and the Qur’aan into the mess of his baseless haraam arguments. The molvi who lauds the football star agent of Iblees is a greater Agent of Iblees. Shaitaan uses such moron molvis to issue ‘halaal’ certificates for haraam activities such as kuffaar sport in the same way as Iblees is using the likes of SANHA and the MJC to halaalize rotten, diseased carrion chickens and meat.

Understand well that Allah Ta’ala does not accept immoral and haraam methodologies for any of His Deeni institutions. Propagation of Islam is not acceptable and not tolerable in haraam ways. Just prior to his demise, Hadhrat Maulana Yusuf Binnuri (Rahmatullah alayh) proffered the following advice on the issue of using haraam ways for propagating the Deen:

If we, by adopting the permissible methods and means of propagating Deen, achieve our goals and objectives, then well and good. But, suppose if we adopt the permissible means and methods, we do not achieve our goals, then we are not obliged and responsible to adopt such methods and means declared impermissible by Shari’ah for the sake of propagating the message of Deen and winning people over to our side.

If by adopting those methods and means which Shari’ah has permitted, together with the aadaab of propagation, only one person is brought on to the Deen, then too, our propagation efforts have been successful. (And even if not a single person heeds our call, we shall still be successful by Allah Ta’ala. – The Majlis)

(End of Hadhrat Binnuri’s naseehat)

The football agent of Iblees has been inspired by Shaitaan to present the Qur’aan and Salaat’ as the smokescreen and trap for his haraam sport. The ‘fame’ which the moron boasts of is vastly less than the ‘fame’ enjoyed by Iblees on earth and in the heavens. Ibleesi fame is the logical effect of kuffaar sport and Ibleesi activity. But the moron is firmly in the tentacles of Shaitaan, and so is the moron, mudhil molvi who lauds praise on the agent of Iblees.

A greater haraam ‘da’wah’ attraction is zina (fornication). Assuming that there is certitude on converting prostitutes to Islam on condition that the so-called ‘daa-ee’ – or the devotee of Iblees – fornicates with the prostitutes, will any Muslim  whose Imaan has not been  corroded with crass kufr accept that fornication will be a valid methods of gaining converts to Islam? Just as this type of fornication is a tool of Iblees, so too is haraam sport. It is a tool of Iblees used by the Agents of Iblees.

The ‘da’wah’ which the moron footballer speaks of is the ‘da’wah’ of shaitaan. The brains of the moron molvi are so satanically convoluted that he understands a shaitaani immoral character to be ‘impeccable’. The moron molvi is palpably unable to distinguish between honey and faeces. For him faeces tastes like honey hence he disgorges pure trash and nafsaani effluvium in total conflict with the Shariah.

These characters of kuffaar sport are among the worse fussaaq and fujjaar – worse than habitual fornicators and liquor consumers – for they are Agents of Shaitaan who rebelliously indulge in their kabeerah acts of sins by justifying these in the name of the Deen while the fornicator suffers the pangs of remorse and regret which impel him to Taubah. The La’nat of Allah on all these agents of Iblees who utilize the Name of the Deen to justify and sell their filth and contamination.

HAND-SHAKING AFTER EID SALAAT

THE BID’AH OF EMBRACING AND HAND-SHAKING AFTER EID SALAAT

Question
A Mufti says that shaking hands and hugging after Eid Salaat are permissible. In his fatwa he says:

What is the shar’i ruling regarding hugging after the eid salah. Jazakallah

Answer
The day of Eid is a day of joy and happiness.

The Sahabah used to congratulate each other on the day of Eid by saying,

تقبل الله منا ومنكم

May Allah accept from us and you.

Musafahah (shaking hands) and Mu’anaqah (embracing) on the day of Eid is generally done as an expression of ones joy and happiness. One should not regard shaking hands or embracing as compulsory in Deen for the day of Eid.

Is this fatwa correct??

ANSWER (By Mujlisul Ulama):

No, the fatwa is erroneous. The Fatwa of our Akaabir Ulama of Deoband has always been that shaking hands after Eid Salaat or after any Salaat is bid’ah. Nowadays, molvis who claim to be ‘Deobandis’, speak with forked tongues. They water down the Fatwas of the Ulama of Deoband to appease the juhala and the laeity. They hanker after the wealthy on whose donations they rely for their projects, comforts and conveniences, hence they adorn their fatwas to appease people regardless of the displeasure to Allah Ta’ala.

The strongest argument to debunk the fatwa of permissibility of shaking hands after Eid Salaat is that it never was the practice of the Sahaabah and the Salafus Saaliheen of the Khairul Quroon era.

The mufti’s flaccid attempt to justify musaafahah after Eid Salaat on the basis of the dua of some Sahaabah on the occasion of Eid is nonsensical and academically bankrupt. Firstly, it was not the practice of the Sahaabah to customarily offer this dua to one another after Eid Salaat. When they would meet by coincidence, the dua was proffered.

Secondly, the question deals with musaafahah (hand-shaking), not dua. There is a vast difference between the two. To justify the Barelwi and Shiah Bid’ah of hand-shaking after Salaat – any Salaat – the molvi sahib is required to prove the practice on the basis of the Fataawa of the Fuqaha, and to cite such Ahaadith which clearly   reveal that shaking hands after Eid Salaat was the custom of the Sahaabah. Since the molvi has no such daleel, he clung to the straw of the dua equating it to musaafahah.

Speaking in riddles, he says that one should not regard shaking hands or embracing as compulsory for the day of Eid. But the reality is that this is precisely the motive underlying musaafahah and mu-aanaqah after Eid Salaat. It is an entrenched custom. If musaafahah is shunned, people become annoyed. Those who do not engage in this bid’ah feel obliged to respond by accepting the hands of the one practising the bid’ah.

The customary practices of musaafahah and mu-aanaqah after Eid Salaat are bid’ah and not permissible. These acts are considered integral to the Eid proceedings, hence people travelling in the same vehicle will not make musaafahah before the Eid Salaat, but immediately after Eid Salaat they indulge in this bid’ah.

Regarding this bid’ah, Shaami states:

“Making musaafahah after Salaat is Makrooh (i.e. Makrooh Tahrimi – forbidden and sinful) in every case (i.e. every Salaat). Because, verily, the Sahaabah did not shake hands after Salaat, and because it is of the practices of the Rawaafidh (Shiahs).

It is narrated from Ibn Hajar of the Shaafi’iyyah: “Verily, it is a Makrooh (detestable) bid’ah which has no basis (in the Shariah), Verily, the one who practises it, should be reprimanded firstly, and secondly he should be punished. Ibnul Haaj of the Maalikiyyah said in Al-Mudkhal: ‘Verily, it is from among the bid’ah. The occasion of musaafahah according to the Shariah is when a Muslim meets his brother (Muslim), not after Salaat. Thus, it should be practised according to the Shariah. Therefore it should be prohibited and its perpetrator be punished since he practises in conflict with the Sunnah.”

Musaafahah is an old bid’ah originated by the Shiah, adopted by the juhala in our communities, condemned by the Fuqaha and all our Akaabir Ulama, and now given acceptance by maajin muftis.

Lailatul Jaiza – The Night of Eid

Courtesy of Seifeddine

It had been the practice of the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wasallam) that he would not sleep in the night preceding the day of Eid-ul-fitr. This night has been named in a Hadith as the Night of Reward (Lailatul Jaiza). Almighty bestows his rewards on those who have spent the month of Ramadan abiding by the dictates of Shari’ah, and all their prayers in this night are accepted. Therefore, it is desirable to perform nafl prayers in this night. The Prophet (salallahu alayhi wasallam) is reported to have said:

“Whoever stands up (in worship) in the nights preceding the two Eids expecting rewards from his Lord, his heart will not die when the other hearts will die.” (Ibn Majah)

To benefit from this opportunity, one should perform as much worship in this night as he can, and should pray for all his needs and desires.

Tonight is the night, but how unfortunate we are as we are all busy making preparations for tomorrow. 

We are all going through our “things to do” list. 

And what is that? Personal grooming, ironing, dusting, vacuumimg, all the household chores. 

In sha Allah, May Allah give us the ability to have all this done in advance so that we can for once take part in this Sunnah. 

Eid Mubarak.

EID AND OBSERVANCE OF THE SUNNAH

By Mujlisul Ulama

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“He who adheres to my Sunnah at the time of the corruption of my Ummah will receive the reward of a hundred Shuhada (Martyrs).”

The happy occasion of Eid is also a Day of Ibaadat. In fact the Nights of Eid are on par with Lailatul Qadr or even greater. It is stated in the Hadith that the one who sins on the Day of Eid is like one who sins on the Day of Qiyaamah.

People are aware of acts which are glaringly sinful, hence they generally abstain. However, among the worse sins which Iblees has adorned and presented in the form of ‘ibaadat’ is bid’ah (innovation). An act/deed which is not countenanced by the Shariah but which is presented as if it is an act of merit/worship is an evil bid’ah. Bid’ah displaces the Sunnah, hence Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that the one who adheres to the Sunnah, especially at the time when the Ummah has abandoned the Sunnah, will receive a reward equivalent to the reward of a hundred Martyrs.

Regarding the evil of bid’ah, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Allah deprives every person of bid’ah from making Taubah.”

Since the one who commits bid’ah believes that he is indulging in an act of ibaadat, he does not gain the taufeeq and understanding for repenting. He thus remains constantly under the Wrath of Allah Ta’ala.

On the Day of Eid, besides the sins which people commit, they commence the Day with the sin of Bid’ah from the very moment the Eid Khutbah ends. And, the sin of bid’ah is committed right at the Eidgah or the Musjid where the Eid Salaat was performed. Immediately after the Eid Khutbah it will be seen that the musallis indulge irrationally in the bid’ah of handshaking, hugging and ‘eid mubaarak’ greetings.

It should be understood that Eid is not a new occasion, and the Eid Salaat is not an act which we have acquired in these days. Eid existed since the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the Sahaabah. They all performed Eid and showed the Ummah how we have to acquit ourselves on this auspicious day. Neither did the Sahaabah hug or handshake after Eid Salaat. After the Eid Khutbah they silently, with dignity, dispersed to their homes. There was no raucous behaviour as Muslims are perpetrating nowadays.

Immediately after the Khutbah, people become boisterous and acquit themselves in total conflict of the Sunnah. They behave boisterously not only at the Eidgah, but also right inside the Musjid should the Eid Salaat be performed at the Musjid. As the Imaam dismounts from the mimbar, the musallis, making a mockery of themselves and of the Deen, spring up to indulge in the bid’ah of handshaking and the bid’ah of hugging and embracing. Without any regard for the sanctity of the House of Allah, they transform the Musjid into a flea market with the noise they churn up.

While handshaking (musaafahah) and embracing (mu-aanakah) are Sunnat, the occasion and the mannerism adopted by the people transform these acts into bid’ah. The Sunnah does not advocate handshaking and embracing after Eid Salaat nor on Eid Day. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has provided a list of Masnoon acts for Eid Day. This Sunnah list does not have handshaking and embracing as acts to be observed on the Day of Eid.

It is not permissible to display happiness in ways which are in conflict with the Sunnah. It is a major sin to create a noise in the Musjid and to engage in worldly talk and to exchange niceties and greetings inside the Musjid. Hadhrat Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) would utilize his whip to drive such offenders from the Musjid. Hadhrat Nabi Isaa (alayhis salaam) used his shawl as a ‘whip’ to chase from the Musjid those who engaged in conversation. The Musjid is not the venue for such acts. After the Eid Khutbah, adopt the way of the Sahaabah. Get up with dignity and walk silently out of the Musjid. Do not behave like a crowd leaving a kuffaar sportsfield after a match. Respect the House of Allah Ta’ala. Respect the Deen and observe the Sunnah, and you will earn the reward of a hundred Martyrs, and also the Pleasure of Allah Ta’ala.

May Allah Ta’ala grant you the taufeeq to set your pride aside and to humble yourself at the altar of the Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam).

EID FAMILY FEASTS

HARAAM, WASTEFUL EID FAMILY FEASTS

Oppressive haraam practices springing from the inordinate demands of the lustful nafs are causing much hardship to many people caught up in this evil whirlwind of the nafs. The following letter which is being reproduced verbatim, portrays the hardships which arrogant miscreants having no regard for the Deen and for others impose on those whom they baselessly regard as their subordinates. The Sister laments:

“Assalamualaykum

Before I got married, my husbands brother decided that all the male cousins with the family surname should take a turn hosting eid breakfast for the family of +- 50 people. With the family growing each year with each new marriage and each new birth.

This has been for the past 4 years or so. My husband Is afraid because he thinks that his turn is next year and I explained to him that I am an only daughter from a very small family with parents who are 72 years old and that most of my female cousins are so far away from me that I have no one to call to help me cook a meal for 50 people.

I told him I have no intention of even trying to do this and as we are both the youngest of our families that we still have to save money for Haj and try and buy a house one day that it is unfair for his family to expect this of us, since they have their homes and have performed Haj and have a lot of support and help from family and have two maids to clean up after them.

We live in a two bedroom flat, which is another worry I have. That having to host 50 people, I would have to hire a place just to put all of these people. And my husband was thinking of catering the food if I can’t manage to cook. I can’t justify this for something that wasn’t even my husbands idea. It is a financial strain that is unnecessary.

Am I correct in my thinking? I am feeling bad for putting my husband in the predicament to say “no” but I feel it an unrealistic expectation on me as his wife to do these things that I never agreed to.

He doesn’t know how to tell his brother no since he is so much younger than him and because his brother will probably give him grief about it.

How would he go about telling his brother no in a respectful way that doesn’t cause any bad blood?

(End of the Sister’s valid lament)

MAJLISUL ULAMA’S RESPONSE AND ADVICE FOR THE SISTER AND FOR ALL OTHERS WHO FIND THEMSELVES IN SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES CAUSED BY HARAAM FAMILY PARTIES AND FUNCTIONS:

This family-eid-day function is an inspiration of Iblees. You should not succumb to the haraam pressure of your brother-in-law who is driven by the Devil. He has no right over you nor over your husband. As far as you are concerned he is a total stranger, in fact a vagabond. In Rasulullah’s words, he is your “death”. Besides there being absolutely no basis in the Shariah for this satanically wasteful and oppressive falsely dubbed ‘family-eid’ function, it is a glaringly haraam custom innovated at the behest of Shaitaan. The brains of your brother-in-law are infested with divinely cast rijs (filth). Regarding such rijs which derange the intellectual equilibrium of a person, the Qur’aan Majeed states: “Thus, Allah casts rijs (filth) on those who lack intelligence.”

Waste of money, especially at a time when millions of the Ummah are suffering and struggling for just food, subjecting the womenfolk to zulm, and the motivation of riya (show), ujub (self-esteem) and takabbur (pride / arrogance), gathering of men and women in flagrant violation of Purdah, etc. are some of the factors which render this satanic ‘eid’ feast a major Haraam sin.

Sister, do not be pressurized by your brother-in-law nor by your husband into submitting to their shaitaani demands. Your thinking is 100% correct and in conformity with the Shariah. Your husband has no right to impose this oppressive burden on you.

Also understand that in opposing satanism you will not be able to prevent ‘bad blood’. In this case creating ‘bad blood’ is in fact a noble virtue for which you will be rewarded.

All ‘eid’ functions are in conflict with the Shariah. There is no such thing as an eid’ party in Islam. On Eid days, people should remain at home. Feast with the wife and children at home and engage in Ibaadat. Eid is not an occasion for inviting Iblees into the home and seeking his advice and acting at his command to fulfil the lustful behests of the inordinately evil nafs.

Those who organize eid functions are all agents of Iblees and slaves of their lusts. In the family there should be some who will resolutely oppose these haraam functions. Excuses should not be made. Discharge the obligation of Amr Bil Ma’roof by informing the miscreants who organize such haraam parties that you will not participate because the function is Haraam. Do not be concerned with the annoyance, anger and the ‘bad blood’ which your Amr Bil Ma’roof will generate. The effects of Amr Bil Ma’roof invites the Pleasure of Allah Ta’ala. Be concerned with Allah’s Pleasure, not the pleasure of the miscreant relatives.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that those who court the pleasure of the people and in the process invite the displeasure of Allah Ta’ala, He will cast such people to the miscreants who will not be able to benefit them in any way, neither in this world nor in the Aakhirat.