Category Archives: Various Masaa’il

Subtle Unislamic Beliefs in Some Modern Healing Modalities

The Esoteric/New Age Movement/Occult/Kabbalah/Hindu/Buddist Philosophy has interwoven itself in many so called alternative “healing” modalities and “self-development,”, courses today. Many Muslims (especially ladies and including ex-madrasah students), are getting involved due to business opportunities, ill health, emotional and relationship issues etc.

These modalities introduce what’s known as the “Universal Energy”, or the “Divine Energy”. Hindus call it Prana, Kabbalah calls it Ein sof, Buddists refer to a Mandala etc.

Ignorant Muslims, try drawing the conclusion, that all these energies are a scientific fact as practitioners very cunningly, mix in a little bit of science, with a lot of bunk! Some Muslim practitioners have the audacity to state, this Universal energy, is actually referring to Allah! (Naouthibillah) Practioners use various methods to try to tap into this energy, under a variety of names. This Universal Consciousness/Energy is supposedly the source of “miraculous powers”. From financial abundance, to good health, to emotional healing, spiritual enlightenment, material prosperity etc etc.

NONE of these methods are in keeping with Quraan or sunnah nor were discovered by muslims. This leads to the obvious conclusion, that only non muslims have been “guided” to these methodologies and their theory is, that by adopting certain modalities, “wonderful” things can happen to both the Muslim and Non Muslim. At this point the muslims antenna of imaan should be buzzing like crazy!

Some of the concepts and/or modalities are;

1) The Law of Attraction.

This is not a real law at all. It is not like the law of gravity. It is made up. It comes from ancient hermetic philosophy and is practiced in Kabbalah. No scientist accepts this law and it is too stupid to even call, pseudo science! The theory behind this is, that you can control your own reality, as well as how your life unfolds by focusing completely positive thoughts or “wishes” and expecting them to materialise by saying daily affirmations or words. Again, this is not dua, as dua may or may not materialise in this world, while this philosophy, is a “sure thing”

There are entire courses that are currently being presented by Muslims, which appears to be so well grounded on Islamic principles, but it is purely based on this false belief, so muslims need to take cognisance.

2) Meditation and Guided Meditation.

Not at all to be confused by the Islamic type of meditation or muraqaba. This is a Zen or Buddhist type practice. There are different types of concentration exercises, to get “guidance”, “peace”, good health and connection to the divine, so you can aquire the ability, to control your reality. Some include :

-playing alpha waves.

-mentally un blocking the chakras (Google the word and see for yourself the origins)

– guided meditations that take you into your mind, where guardians (others call them angels) wait to “inspire” you with your work, daily life etc

– the calling of “people” from the past, future or present, who you can speak to.

– the emptying the mind for certain periods of time and allowing “enlightenment in” etc

3) Raising Ones Vibrations.

Various methods are use which may combine other methods and even include instruments like “tuning forks” and Vogel crystals (a crystal cut in the pattern of the Kabbalah tree of life) etc. The objective is to become more enlightened and bring your body into “balance”. Muslims are often told, “It’s like when you meet a pious person and you feel positive “vibes.” Please dont be fooled by this! The practioners are clear that these so called “positive vibes” they refer to, are not reserved just for pious Muslims, but sinful muslims as well and non muslims can have them too! Many yogis, Buddhist monks, self help presenters etc all claim “raised vibrations.”

While our pious muslims undoubtedly have a genuine positive and noorani asr about them, remember this was aquired by self control, shunning sins, abundance of ibaadat and the love and obedience to Allah ta ala and is NOT what these other unbelievers and sinful muslims are carrying. See this quote by Hazrath Bayaazid Bustami rahmatullah alayh:

“Even if you see a person who has been given extraordinary powers (karamat) and is able to sit cross-legged, floating in the air, do not be taken in immediately. First of all, check to see that he abides by the divine commandments and prohibitions, that he maintains the divine limits, that he properly carries out the rulings of the sharia’. If this is not the case, then this is not karamat but rather istidraaj”.

4) Distance Healing

This is supposedly sending curative “energy” long distance through or with the “energies”. This is nothing at all connected to dua, as people apparently are “healed” or at least feel better immediately over a simple telephone call. Its origins are from Reiki (which is completely and purely the result, from a Buddist monk’s 21 day fast and meditation!) and both Muslim and non-Muslims can perform these “feats.”

5) Neuro Linguistic Programming

While this is not a tapping into “divine” energy, it is a type of hypnotherapy used to influence people to be more favourable to their suggestions (whatever they may be). They claim you will be able to acquire “success” in business, in love, in life pursuits, in counselling etc.

Allowing someone to invade your “head space”, is not only atrocious and offensive, but has many potential dangers. Even a slightly corrupted individual, can have a field day with you, if you are a susceptible individual! However when NLP practitioners use their “skills” and do this WITHOUT your knowledge, then this should be considered criminal!

Muslims should watch out for a type of rambling conversation, an effort to mimic your body movements and attempts to “anchor” you by touching you at certain points or the use of auditory or verbal expressions, to see if you are being NLP’ed! (Mention of NLP has specifically been made as many of the practioners of the other methods, are registered NLP practitioners.

Many women who have alhumdolillah come out, express the same sentiment… “I have no idea why I couldn’t see or known better” (Something to ponder over!)

6) Allowing the “Energy” of the universe to “unblock” causes of illness, emotional problems, mental issues etc.

One of the most common modalities and most accepted in our community. Most have their roots in Reiki, as well as Hinduism, but many mix and match and then claim to have their own modality.

This is just a brief summary of some of the dangers out there. Muslims should not be a nation of gullible fools, that swallow anything and everything fed to them. Use Quraan, Sunnah and the pious Ulama as our ultimate guides, and inshallah you will never go wrong.

Allah Ta’ala save us all..

Author: Unkown

MUSJID AND ‘OFFICIAL’ OPENING

Question: Our new Musjid is going to have an official opening on 25 March. Many dignitaries, alims and muftis will be attending. How is a Musjid opened in terms of the Shariah?

Answer (by Mujlisul Ulama):

There is no such thing as an ‘official opening’ for a Musjid. This is a kuffaar practice. The opening of a Musjid is the delivery of the Athaan and the performance of Salaat. That is the all of a Musjid’s ‘opening’. Nowadays every stupid opportunity is seized for merrymaking, ostentation (riya) and self-aggrandizement.

What was the official opening ceremony for the Musjid of our Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in Madinah? Never was there any ‘official’ openings for any of the great Musaajid of Islam. The ‘dignitaries, muftis and alims’ will all be stupid serfs of their nafs and will be basking in riya and takabbur with their speeches designed f or maximum selfaggrandizement. They will be blowing much hot air and kick up dust about the ‘Sunnah’, when their very stupid ‘opening’ ceremony is in conflict with the Shariah. There is no basis in the Sunnah for these kuffaar-emulated practices. After all the sound and fury of their speeches, they will indulge in merrymaking feasting with gluttonous fervor, then suffer constipation and heed the summons of the toilet. They are astray and mislead others.

 

HONOURING A FAASIQ WITH SALAAM

HONOURING A FAASIQ WITH SALAAM SHAKES THE ARSH OF ALLAH AZZA WA JAL

QUESTION

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 fussaaqLa’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.

About Charging Fee for Ruqiyah

Question: Please comment on Ruqiyah. Is it permissible to charge a fee for ruqiyah? They charge about R400 per person. They are doing a roaring trade with Ruqiya.

Answer (By Mujlisul Ulama):

This profession is not permissible. Writing Ta’weez and amaliyaat is permissible. But it is not permissible to make it a profession to earn money. These Raaqis (professional ruqiya performers) are bogus. They are mercenaries who take gross and haraam advantage of the ignorance of people to extravagate money from them. Just imagine R400 for a five minute job which in terms of the Shariah is not a valid job.

They coin tens of thousands of rands every month on account of the gross ignorance of people. They cite the Hadith to justify their extraction of money for their little salt and water potion on which they recite and blow. The episode in the Hadith does not pertain to professionalism. The Sahaabi who had recited Surah Faatihah which cured the patient, was not a professional Raaqi. Ruqiyah was not his business for making money. A group of the Sahaabah was on an expedition. The gift of sheep was accepted. That is the be all of the incident.

The Sahaabi did not open a Ruqiyah shop. These currentday bogus raaqis are emulating the sangomas and other professional frauds who set up shop and advertise their fraudulent spiritual and magical powers for curing every sickness and every problem under the sun, but not a single problem is solved/cured with the satanism they practice.

Stay far – very far from raaqis. They will drive you into paranoism. You will become mad with paranoia when entangled with raaqis.

Shariah View on “Qur’an to Non-Muslims”

Question: According to a Mufti it is permissible to give Qur’aan copies to non-Muslims. The conditions for permissibility according to him are:

* The intention should be their guidance.

* There should be reasonable confidence that they will not disrespect the Qur’aan. Nevertheless, it is better to give them a translation without the Arabic text.

* If a copy with the Arabic text is given, they should be asked to purify themselves (with ghusl).

Is this fatwa correct?

Answer (by Mujlisul Ulama):

The fatwa is highly erroneous. The conditions stated by the Mufti are his hallucinations. Da’wah may not be executed with haraam methods. The idea of haraam being a valid method for Da’wah is termed Talbeesul Iblees (deception and trick of shaitaan). Hidaayat (guidance) is from only Allah Ta’ala. Even the Ambiya were commanded to say: “Upon us is to only deliver the Message.” The function of the Ambiya is delivery of the Message of Allah Ta’ala, and this Message has to be delivered in halaal methods. The Ambiya never employed haraam methods to propagate the pure Deen of Allah Ta’ala.

Furthermore, instead of being guided, the likelihood of non-Muslims developing greater aversion for Islam by reading a translation is real and strong. They will not correctly understand the Aayaat pertaining to Jihad and killing non-Muslims. They will not at all understand the Aayaat because of ignorance of the variety of contexts in which the Qur’aanic verses were revealed.

The idea of there being reasonable confidence that the kuffaar will not disrespect the Qur’aan is ludicrous. The Mufti has displayed total lack of understanding of the mood of the kuffaar in this era of hatred for Islam and Muslims. It is indeed stupid to expect the kuffaar to show respect and reverence for the Qur’aan which they believe is ‘false’ and a ‘fabrication’ of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Asking them to take ghusl is laughable.

The Head Mufti has erred grievously with his fatwa and with this fatwa he has confirmed his lack of understanding the environment and the people with whom he deals. It is haraam to give Qur’aan copies to the kuffaar, and it is not permissible to publish translations without the Arabic text.