HONOURING A FAASIQ WITH SALAAM SHAKES THE ARSH OF ALLAH AZZA WA JAL
Some persons are circulating the message that according to The Majlis it is not permissible to make Salaam to even one’s father, uncle and any other close male relative who shaves his beard. Is this correct? Commenting on this message, a Molana Abed from Verulam said: “We all know we have our weaknesses. Everybody’s cupboards are full of skeletons. We won’t be able to greet anybody. Please comment.
ANSWER AND COMMENT
Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
“When a faasiq is praised, the Arsh of Allah shudders.”
It is haraam to praise and honour a faasiq. A FAASIQ is a flagrant, callous, shaemess sinner – one who shamelessly and audaciously flouts the laws of Allah Ta’ala in public. He has no care for the Shariah of Allah Ta’ala. He has no love for the Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). If he believes that his dastardly acts of fisq are valid, permissible or he regards the prohibition with insignificance (with istikhfaaf), then he becomes a kaafir, and in this decree of the Shariah there is no difference of opinion among the Fuqaha.
As for the molvi’s ‘skeletons in the cupboard’ comment, he is a jaahil par excellence. He must have picked up his ‘molvi’ title in some dirt bin, hence he acquits himself with rubbish akin to kufr. It is akin to kufr because he views the Waajib Beard with disdain – with istikhfaaf. Allah Ta’ala is well aware of everyone’s ‘skeletons in the cupboard’. However, since He is Saatirul Uyoob (The One Who conceals sins), He does not humiliate those who are remorseful of their ‘skeletons in the cupboard’. As long as a man conceals his ‘skeletons’, does not exhibit them in public, regrets and is remorseful for the ‘skeletons’, Allah Ta’ala will not disgrace him. Allah Ta’ala will clean his cupboard of all the ‘skeletons’. This Divine Process of Cleansing will efface the ‘skeletons’ from even the memories of the Recording Angels.
Confirming that all men have ‘skeletons in the cupboard’, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “All the Sons of Aadam (i.e. all mankind) are sinners.” Confirming the elimination of the ‘skeletons in the cupboard’, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “A sincere repenter of sins is like one who has no sins.”
Despite being fully aware of all our ‘skeletons in the cupboard’, Allah’s Shariah expresses abhorrence for the faasiq. Allah Ta’ala disgraces the faasiq. The faasiq is hated and despised by Allah Ta’ala because he does not conceal his ‘skeletons’. On the contrary, he opposes Allah Ta’ala with satanic rebellion, and he audaciously puts his putrid, rotten and stinking skeletons and corpses on public display, feeling proud of his rotten villainy.
The one who shaves his beard is worse than the one who commits zina, steals, etc., but conceals his ‘skeletons’ feeling remorseful. He is not a faasiq. No one is aware of his hidden skeletons. And, as long as Allah Ta’ala conceals hisskeletons, his ADAALAT (integrity/uprighteousness) is upheld by the Shariah. His testimony is valid in Islam. But the FAASIQ is abhorrent. His testimony is invalid and may not be accepted in terms of the Shariah. Thus if a Mufti’s beardless, faasiq father reports sighting of the moon, the Mufti will have no option but to reject his father’s testimony. He may not ignore the Shariah to please his faasiq father.
The one who conceals his skeletons is not a faasiq. He remains an Aadil even if his sins are as numerous as the bubbles on the oceans, but known to only him and Allah Ta’ala.
BUT THE FAASIQ……..
But as far as the faaasiq is concerned, he is MAL-OON (Accursed) and MABGOODH (hated/abhorrent). He is accursed and abhorrent to Allah Azza Wa Jal. Now understand well that the villain who shaves his beards is among the worst fussaaq. La’nat percolates from his face every second as it settles on him from the Heavens. The Wrath of Allah Azza Wa Jal settles on him perpetually, every second. Looking at his face tarnishes Imaan and darkens the heart. He has declared war on Allah Ta’ala. He shamelessly flouts the law of Allah Ta’ala, and he scorns and rejects the Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). When this villain applies the razor to his face, he in reality cuts deep into the Mubaarak Heart of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam).
With his clean-shaven face, he resembles a skinned pig. Looking at his face causes greater spiritual harm than looking at a pig which is sinless, and never rebellious.
It is haraam to offer Salaam to such a vile faasiq who shaves his beard. It is haraam to respond to his Salaam. The Islamic salutation of Assalamu Alaikum is an invocation for Allah’s Rahmat to settle on the person who is thus greeted. It is haraam to ask Allah Ta’ala to bestow his Rahmaton a faasiq whilst he is indulging in sin. It is haraam to offer Salaam to any person whilst he is indulging in sin. It is tantamount to kufr to offer Salaam to a man while he is in the process of consuming liquor or indulging in any sin. A beardless jaahil is perpetually and brazenly indulging in flagrant fisq, not only when he applies the satanic razor to his face, but at all times whilst he is shorn of his beard.
If this flagrant faasiq happens to be one’s father, uncle, nephew, or any other relative, the Law of Allah Ta’ala does not change for him. If a son sees his father in the act of zina or in the act of consuming liquor, or in any other act of sin, it will be haraam for the son to offer Salaam to his father at that moment of indulgence in fisq and fujoor. While the son may not be rude or disrespectful to his father, he may not offer Salaam if his father is beardless. It is Waajib for the son to politely and respectfully proffer naseehat to his father.
The reason why the jaahil molvi and his ilk are seeking to capitalize on this mas’alah stated by The Majlis, is their disdain for the Sunnah. At heart they are anti-Sunnah, but being munaafiqeen, they dare not proclaim their nifaaq and anti-Sunnah, anti-Shariah stance. In reality, they are not rejecting and denouncing The Majlis. Their criticism is for Allah Azza Wa Jal. Regarding this type of misdirected criticism, the Qur’aan Majeed states:
“Verily, We know that what they utter causes you (O Muhammad!) grief. They (in reality) are not rejecting you. But the zaalimeen (the evil oppressors) are denying (and rejecting) the Aayaat (Laws) of Allah.”
(Al-An’aam, Aayat 33)
Since these spineless munaafiqeen lack the courage to blatantly state their rejection of the Shariah, they seek to make The Majlis their scape goat for their villainous kufr. But we are the proud Shields of the Sunnah and the Shariah.
Whatever the munaafiqeen have attributed to us on this issue of Salaam is 100% correct although their intention is corrupt and kufr. It is not permissible to greet with the Masnoon Salaam anyone who shaves his beard, even if he happens to be one’s father, brother, uncle and the like. The beardless dolt is under the La’nat of Allah Azza Wa Jal. The Malaaikah invoke curses on him. Being a father or a brother does not absolve the person from his villainous sin. The Shariah applies fully to everyone. A man is not exempted from the Acts of the Shariah merely on the basis of being a father or brother.
Shaving the beard in emulation of the kuffaar has become a beloved, respectable and honourable practice for the juhala masses. They are following the kuffaar right into the “lizard’s hole” in their drunken stupor of emulation.
Commenting on making Salaam for a faasiq, Hadhrat Maulana Masihullah (Rahmatullah alayh) said:
“Leave alone the kaafir. The Arsh of Allah shudders when even a faasiq (who professes to be a Muslim) is offered Salaam. In this regard the Hadith states: “When the faasiq is praised, the Arsh of Allah shudders.”
In the Salaam is ikraam (to honour) and ta’zeem (to respect). To honour and respect a kaafir and a faasiq is indeed severe. By this, Imaan is expelled.”
May Allah Ta’ala guide these juhala to enable them to understand the danger and harm to their Imaan caused by their anti-Sunnah, anti-Shariah attitude.