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Number of letters in the Quran. Have some been lost?

Quran happens to be a book whose miraculous preservation and astounding textual stability over more than one and a half millennium has been accepted by non-Muslims and even by those among them who otherwise spared no chance to criticize Islam wherever they could. Reverend Bosworth Smith had to recognize this great reality. He said:

we have a book absolutely unique in its origin, in its preservation, and in the chaos of its contents, but on the substantial authenticity of which no one has ever been able to cast a serious doubt. (Mohammed and Mohammedanism, Darf Publishers, London 1986 pp. 14-15)

For professional polemicists this fact and such confessions create a lot of headache and they are but left with the option of resorting to cheap ways of creating confusions in the minds of the people coming to Islam in hordes.

While I was looking at various arguments they come up with, I found an extract from Suyutis Al-Ittiqan on one of the most notorious sites of the Islamophobes. Apparently it seems they took it from some Shiite site attacking the Sunni sources. Whatever the case may be, lets put to death another lie!

The narration:

Here I give the wording as found on some sites;

Hadhrath Umar said at the Saqifa that the Quran has 1,027,000 letters (Tafseer al Itqan by as Suyuti, page 88)

On one side this narration gives this huge number and on the side today we know that actual number of the letters in the Quran is almost one third of this number. Using this they allege that huge portion of Quran has been lost.

The Truth:

The narration:

1- The narration actually comes from Al-Tabaranis Mujam al-Awst. Therein the actual wording is;

?? ??? ?? ?????? ??? : ??? ???? ???? ??? ???? ???? ???? : ?????? ??? ??? ??? ? ????? ?????? ??? ??? ? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ??? ?? ??? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?????

It is reported from Umar bin al-Khattab, he said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, the Quran has 1,027,000 letters. Whoever will recite it with patience with the intention of seeking Allahs pleasure will get a wide-eyed maiden for every single letter. (Mujam Tabarani al-Awst, Hadith 6805)

Same report is also found in Kanzul Ummal, Hadith 2308, 2426 and has been quoted by Al-Suyuti in Al-Ittiqan 1/82, Durr Manthur 10/406 and Jami al-Saghir Narration 8563.

Authenticity of the narration:

2- Just after quoting this narration Al-Tabarani writes: This narration is not reported from Umar except through this chain.

3- Shaykh Ali Muttaqi in his Kanzul Ummal (H. 2426) after quoting this narration says: Abu Nasr said this is a narration strange [both] in chain and the report.

4-In Mizan al-Aitadal (3/639), Hafiz al-Dhahbi in the entry of one of the key narrators of this chain, Muhammad bin Ubaid bin [Adam bin] Abi Ayas al-Asqalani, writes; He is unique in reporting [this] false narration. Then he gives this narration.

5- In Lisan al-Mizan (2/432) Hafiz Ibn Hajr Asqalani discussing the same narrator says exactly the same thing as al-Dhahbi said.

6- Shaykh Nasiruddin Albani classified this narration as Mawdhu i.e. fabricated. See Daif al-Jami al-Saghir Narration 4133

7- The narrator Muhammad bin Ubaid bin Adam bin Abi Ayas Asqalani was one of quite late times. His father Ubaid bin Adam bin Abi Ayas al-Asqalani, who died in the year 258 A.H. (cf. Al-Mizis Tahdhib al-Kamal) was not even a Taba TabiI (Succeeding Successor ). This means he was from the fourth generation of early Muslims and his son, the narrator in question, Muhammad bin Ubaid, therefore must have been from amongst the fifth generation.

8-Even a fourth generation narrator is considered weak if his reports cannot be verified independently.(cf. al-Muqiza of al-Dhahbi) Then how can a solitary narration of fifth generation person be accepted? Reconsider pt. 2-6 above.

Remember this is the House of Islam and we have a robust science to deal with narrations originating centuries after the people we consider an authority. Contrast this to Bible history and just die in astonishment!

Can this narration be true?

9- The narration contends that Umar (RA) gave the number of the letters of the Holy Quran. Most certainly this could be done only if an endeavor was undertaken to count the number of letters.

10- And had the endeavor been undertaken during Umars life i.e. in the presence of so many of the companions, there ought to have been some report from other Companions about this huge project. And from them many other people must have reported too but the fact is it has only a single chain and no other narration gives even a hint to any such calculations during the time of the life of Umar (RA). The fact mentioned in pt. 2-6 clearly shows the strange nature of this report.

11- An endeavor of this kind was undertaken during the time of Hajjaj bin Yusuf as reported by Abu Muhammad al-Himani in Kitabul Masahif of Ibn Abi Dawud Narration 301-302. And al-Himani tells us that it took them no less than four months to make various calculation of this nature.

According to the report by al-Himani the people who were involved in the task unanimously agreed on the round figure quite close to what has been counted today through computer programs. The small difference can be catered for considering the act that they might be using different method to count then we do today e.g. we do not know whether shadda was considered a character or not? And what they did about the alif that is read but not written? Whatever may be the proximity of the calculations done thirteen centuries back with that done with computer programs indicates that truly four months must have been spent in making the calculations.

12- It is extremely absurd to contend that such an arduous and time taking task was pursued during the life of Umar i.e. before 24 A.H., while we see that for next 3 centuries only one narrator makes a mention of this.

Conclusion:

The report stands rejected both in the light of the science of narration and the reason considering the nature of the task and similar realities attached to the issue.

This also brings to limelight the fact that unlike the full of conjecture and lost in mist history and of the Christian and Jewish scriptures, the Islamic texts are well preserved and Muslims have an objective science to deal with the reports and to grade them as stron or weak, the case may be.

INDEED ALLAH KNOWS THE BEST!

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Bismillah – Clearing the Confusion

By Md. Zeeshan Akhtar

Basmalah (reciting Bismillah) which means “In the name of Allah”, has been an easy target for critics of Islam and has constantly been bombarded with illogical allegations. There stands a great need to clear out the very genuine queries which many non-muslim have regarding bismillah and also the need to answer all the allegations against it in order to stitch the mouth of all those illogical boasters who try and allege the authenticity of Islam.

ANY SIGNIFICANT ACT that does not begin ‘in the name of Allah’ is severed.” (Nasa’i)

So said our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), to impres upon us that remembering Allah at the commencement of things is the most civilizing of all the human habits and epitomizes the peak of Adab, good manners – and, by his own account, adab is at the very heart of all he was sent into the world to teach.

To begin any intellectual or physical endeavor “in the name of Allah” is to formulate properly one’s intention and, therefore, to link that act deliberately to our worship, of Allah and nothing else. Beginning all matters of concern with the name of Allah is a feature unique to Islam.

Bismillah is recommended before starting any halaal (permissible in the Islamic Shariah) action or deed. For instance, Basmalah is recommended before starting a Khutbah (speech).

The Basmalah is also recommended before one enters the place where he wants to relieve himself, there is a Hadith concerning this practice. Further, Basmalah is recommended at the beginning of ablution, for Imam Ahmad and the Sunan compilers recorded that Abu Hurayrah, Sa`id bin Zayd and Abu Sa`id narrated from the Prophet ,

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(There is no valid ablution for he who did not mention Allah’s Name in it.)

This Hadith is Hasan (good). Also, the Basmalah is recommended before eating, for Muslim recorded in his Sahih that the Messenger of Allah said to `Umar bin Abi Salamah while he was a child under his care,

???? ?????? ????? ?????? ??????????? ?????? ?????? ???????

(Say Bismillah, eat with your right hand and eat from whatever is next to you.)

Some of the scholars stated that Basmalah before eating is obligatory. Basmalah before having sexual intercourse is also recommended.


Why is it important to say Bismillah? What is the wisdom behind it?


Beginnings are, indeed, empowering divides. But most of us forget to benefit from them because we pass through them with our worldly eyes attentive but our spirit asleep.For though all that we do in life, and that is done to us, has a defined beginning and a precise end, we mostly ignore the proper start of things (where connection lives), and totally disregard the end (until it is upon us with consequence).

For us Muslims, beginnings are like miqat, waymarks along the way. They have function and meaning. They signify an understanding of specific purposes in life and make possible the intention to fulfill our obligations in it.

It is a sincere desire to align our wills and lives with the will of Allah expressed in his commandments and directives. One moment you recognize that you are at the beginning of a new deed. The very next, you are saying bismillahbefore you actually enter in upon it, so that you can firmly bind that deed, be it a rite of worship or any other matter, to its longed for blessings and send it up to Allah, in humble hope of His acceptance of your small remembrance.

Little though our deeds may be, the impact of their proper beginning is tremendous. It moves one’s consciousness from disconnection to anticipation to invocation of the Name of the Highest, Allah ! Only then comes commencement.

When we say bismillah before beginning any act, it means that we are seeking Allah’s blessings and help in the act which we are going to do next.

If a person makes the recitation of “Bismillah ir-rahmaan ir-rahim” a practice before anything which he does, then when he comes across an act which is not permissible in Islam i.e; haraam, like consuming alcohol, then due to his habit of saying bismillah, this bismillah will surely be uttered upon this impermissible act also. It will then make him halt and think that “Am I asking Allah to give me blessings and help me over an act that is haraam in Islam?” Due to the beauty of the meaning of bismillah and the nature of the act over which you are commencing it on, you will tend to refrain from it. Bismillah reminds you whether the task you are going to do next is permissible or not and if it is not permissible, then you will stop insha’allah.

Saying Bismillah before any Permissible action allows the person to carry out that action or task with a logical thought, with Allah’s help. Starting with Allah’s name will have a profound effect on the person’s psychological thought processes. He will think clear. He will understand and make sense of his task better.

Allah will save that person from the evil of Shaitaan and add His mercy and blessings in his actions because when we call upon Allah like when we say Bismillah, Allah gives that person his attention. He listens to you.

Thus, this beautiful wordbismillah is a magnificent reminder of our relationship to our Creator and our relationship to all of creation. In one simple wordbismillah expresses our wonder, awe and thankfulness while it also expresses our innermost prayer that we may have the blessing of another breath, another moment of life, and that we may walk on a path of truth and understanding. To saybismillah is to humbly offer one’s self as a vehicle for the glory and majesty of The One.

Allah Knows Best.


Reason why Bismillah is there at the beginning of the Surahs in the Qur’an:


For us Muslims, it is sufficient enough that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) recited the Bismillah at the beginning of the Surahs, but this might not be enough for the critics of Islam.

Everyone must be well aware of the very first revelation to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). It was

(??????? ??????? ??????? ??????? ??????)

Aqra’ Bi?smi Rabbika Al-Ladh? Khalaqa

(Read/Proclaim/Recite in the Name of your Lord who has created)

Thus the very first command which Allah gave to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) via Angel Jibreel (a.s.) was to “Recite or Read or Proclaim in the name of the creator” i.e; Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the very first revelation was instructed to convey Allah’s message to the people by reading/reciting/proclaiming in Allah’s name.

This is also prophesised in the Bible in the Book ofIsaiah Chapter 29 verse 12

And the book will be given to one who cannot read, saying, Read this, he says, I cannot read.

When prophet Muhammad (pbuh) conveyed this or any message from Allah to the people, he began it in the name of Allah i.e; Bismillah.

Thus Bismillah at the beginning of Surah Alaq Chapter 96 or any other Surah in the Qur’an, is not a contradiction, instead it is the confirmation of Allah’s commandment.

Islam is a pure Monotheistic religion and Allah by his divine wisdom knew of the possibilities of people allegaging the revelations, thus the very first revelation was to proclaim in the name of the creator, removing even the minutest chance of the Qur’anic revelation being from someone other than Allah – the creator of everything.

Allah Knows Best.


Why Bismillah is missing in Surah Taubah (Chapter 9)?


The Holy Quran must always be understood in context. It is important to keep the historical background in view when reading each passage of the Holy Quran.

All the Surahs of The Holy Quran were not written or revealed in the same time. Revelations used to be revealed upon Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in discrete fashion. Which revelation is to be added to which Surah was also revealed.

The answer to the confusion or rather allegation as to why there is no Bismillah in the beginning of Surah taubah can be well cleared with the report narrated by Ahmad,Dawud :: Book 3 : Hadith 785, al-Tirmidhi, al-Nisaai, Ibn Hibbaan and al-Haakim from Ibn Abbaas, who said:

I said to Uthmaan, What made you put al-Baraaah [al-Tawbah], which is one of the Mieen next to al-Anfaal which is one of the Mathaani in the category of as-sab’u at-tiwal (the first long surah or chapters of the Qur’an)? Why did you not put the line Bismillaah ir-Rahmaan ir-Raheem in between them when you put it at the beginning of the rest of al-Sab al-Tiwaal [the long seven soorahs]? Uthmaan said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to receive revelation of soorahs with many aayahs. When they were revealed, he would call his scribes and tell them, Put these aayahs in the soorah where such-and-such is mentioned; and when one or two aayahs were revealed, he used to say similarly (regarding them). Al-Anfaal was one of the first soorahs to be revealed in Madeenah, and Baraaah (al-Tawbah) was one of the last parts of the Quraan to be revealed. Its contents/stories were similar to those mentioned in al-Anfaal, so it was thought that it was part of it. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was taken [i.e., died] without explaining whether it was indeed part of it, so they were put next to one another, and the line Bismillaahi irRahmaan irRaheem was not written between them, and it [al-Tawbah] was put among the Sab al-Tiwaal [seven long soorahs].

(Al-Haakim said: its isnaad is saheeh, and al-Dhahabi agreed with him. Al-Mustadrak, 2/330)

Therefore the noble companions in the compilation of the Glorious Quran did not prefix it. This is a further proof of the fact that utmost care has been taken to keep the Holy Quran intact so that it should remain in its complete and original form.

Logically this Surah follows up the argument of the last Surah Anfal (Chapter 8), and indeed may be considered a part of it.

Surah Anfal (Chapter 8), dealt with the large questions arising at the outset of the life of a new Ummah ororganizednation; question of defense under attack, distribution of war acquisitions after victory, the virtues needed for concerted action,clemencyand consideration for one’s own and for enemies in the hour of victory.

This Surah deals withthe question; what is to be done if the enemy breaks faith and is guilty of the treachery?

No nation can go on with a treaty if the other party violates it at will; but it is laid down that a period of four months should be allowed by way of notice after denunciation of the treaty; that due protection should be accorded in the intervening period; that there should always be open the door to repentance and reunion with the people of Allah; and if all these fall, and was must be undertaken, it must be pushed with the utmost vigour.

It is mentioned inSahih Muslim : The Book of Commentary (Kitab Al-Tafsir) : Book 43 : Hadith 7185

Sa’id b. Jubair reported: I said to Ibn ‘Abbas about Sura Tauba, whereupon he said: As for Sura Tauba, it is meant to humiliate (the non-believers and the hypocrites). There is constantly revealed in it (the pronoun) minhum (of them) and minhom (of them, i. e. such is the condition of some of them) till they (the Muslims) thought that none would be left unmentioned out of them who would not be blamed (for one fault or the other). I again said: What about Sura Anfal? He said: It pertains to the Battle of Badr. I again asked him about Sura al-Hashr. He said: It was revealed in connection with (the tribe) of Banu Nadir.

In view of the above Hadith, another reason why the Bismillah is not included at the beginning (of al-Tawbah) is that it came with the sword (i.e., the command to fight the kuffaar) and it exposes the hypocrites and their foul deeds in a manner that is not unlike any other soorah, and this theme is repeated throughout Soorat al-Tawbah. Allah knows best.

One may argue that the Surah prophesising Abu Lahabs fate (Surah Masad Chapter 111) was also very strict, then why is their Bismillah before it.

Well the answer to this is the very difference in nature of the starting verses of these two Surahs. Read them once and you will understand.

The tone is very different. Surah Taubah is a direct declaration of disassociation on breaching any treaty where as, Surah Masad (Chapter 111) was a prophecy of Abu Lahab and his familys fate, not a warning or declaration of disassociation on breaching any treaty as is the case with Surah Taubah.

Also, Surah Taubah, as stated earlier, has similar contents as that of Surah Anfal and hence there are high chances of it being a continuation of Surah Anfal.

A point to be noted is that, Abu Lahab lived for many years after this prophecy was revealed. He could have destroyed the credibility of Islam and the Prophet simply by pretending to convert. But he didn’t….Allah knows all. It is the will of God that is revealed in the chapter above and neither Abu Lahab, nor anyone in the world can go against the will of God.

Allah Knows Best.


Bismillah even before Haraam acts?


There is no confusion in the Quran except if you are no willing to learn. The message is perfectly systematic.

Now ignorant people might question that Bismillah is pronounced before most awful and unworthy tasks as per any norms of civilized society. To take name of Allah before doing such detestable tasks is an insult to Almighty who is considered pure and kind.

Again a very wrong misunderstanding of Islam. Bismillah is to be recited at the beginning of only good and noble deed for seeking blessing.

Anything that is haraam or makrooh, whether it is words or actions, it is not permissible to start it with any mention of Allaah, may He be exalted, because that is disrespectful, and is starting sin with an act of obedience.

Now taking few of the most misinterpreted cases into consideration:

Before sacrificing an animal: We muslims believe that all good things are directed to Allah alone and hence before slaughtering an animal we say: Bismillah (In the name of Allah) because we dont want to leave any scope or chances of people considering the fact that we are sacrificing for anyone else other than Allah.

Now if you have any problem with Muslims eating non-veg food, then google on the internet and you will get tons of reason as to why/how the non-veg foods are healthy and recommended etc and you will also find tens of verses from your very own scriptures proving to you that even non-veg food and these sacrifices are mentioned in your religions also, whether you belong to a Hinduism, Christianity etc.

Once you are convinced that non-veg is not prohibited for humans, then you should consider the fact that even if we dont sacrifice, on Eid ul Adha, then also everyday in the market we get non veg foods. Moreover, we dont sacrifice only for eating because as stated we get non-veg in markets, but rather this occasion is of showing brotherhood and of helping the poor and the needy. We have been commanded to distribute maximum amount of the slaughtered food to the poor, needy and to our relatives. We can for our own eating keep only 1/3 rd of the whole. Thus we do this noble deed of feeding the poor and the needy and distributing, by beginning in the name of Allah, Our creator.

While beginning to have sexual intercourse: Now, having intercourse with ones own wife is neither an offence nor a dirty act. Sexual intercourse becomes dirty and haraam with anyone else other than your wife. So, those who consider it dirty enough might have indulged in more haraam relations apart from their wife.

So, Islam recommends saying Bismillah i.e, In the name of Allah, while beginning to have intercourse with ones wife only, not with anyone else. This is because it is recommended to seek Allahs blessings before any noble and good deeds as stated earlier and sexual intercourse with ones own wife is a good deed and he will be rewarded for that, because he is doing something halaal and avoiding something haraam.

As it is mentioned inSahih Muslim :: Book 5 : Hadith 2198

Abu Dharr reported: some of the people from among the Companions of the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) said to him: Messenger of Allah, the rich have taken away (air the) reward. They observe prayer as we do; they keep the fasts as we keep, and tray give Sadaqa out of their surplus riches. Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: Has Allah not prescribed for you (a course) by following which you can (also) do sadaqa? In every declaration of the glorification of Allah (i. e. saying Subhan Allah) there is a Sadaqa, and every Takbir (i. e. saying Allah-O-Akbar) is a sadaqa, and every praise of His (saying al-Hamdu Lillah) is a Sadaqa and every declaration that He is One (La illha ill-Allah) is a sadaqa, and enjoining of good is a sadaqa, and forbidding of that which is evil is a Sadaqa, and in man’s sexual Intercourse (with his wife, ) there is a Sadaqa. They (the Companions) said: Messenger of Allah, is there reward for him who satisfies his sexual passion among us? He said: Tell me, if he were to devote it to something forbidden, would it not be a sin on his part? Similarly, if he were to devote it to something lawful, he should have a reward.

See the beauty of Islam, which no other religion has. Islam not only forbids Haraam relationships but in turn also shows way of how to avoid Haraam relationship.

Allah Knows Best.


Why does Allah say: I start with the name of Allah?


Now all those who allege the above allegation are either trying to mislead the people or showing their utter ignorance.

Quran is the message of God to the people through Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and our beloved prophet Muhammad (pbuh) used to recite the verses revealed to him to the people in the name of Allah because he was commanded to do so in the very first revelation mentioned in Surah 96. Whenever a verse was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) , it was meant to be passed on to the people. Thus if Allah would have revealed every verse in 1stperson and not have had referred to Himself in 2ndor 3rdperson narrative, then people would have misunderstood and would have doubted the authenticity of the revelations and hence would have blaimed Muhammad (pbuh) to be the one giving/delivering message on his own behalf, rather than from Allah. And moreover todays people would have then cited all the verses in 1stperson and alleged Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to be claiming to be God himself.

Just take any verse where Allah has referred himself as Allah and replace it with 1stperson i.e, Me or I and the error would be quite apparent. Take for example: Bismillah which means In the name of Allah. If 1stperson is used then it would have meant In my name. Just imagine Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) saying to the people I start in my name.

Or take any such verse and replace it and you will see it for yourself. Example the first surah Chapter 1 verse 2 which says: All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the Alameen (Worlds). Now replace it with 1stperson, it would become: All the praises and thanks be to me, the Lord of the Alameen. Imagine if the revelations were in such patterns then everyone including you and me would have believed that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was claiming to be God and that the revelations were not divine.

But, Alhaumdulillah (Praise be to Allah), Allah is our creator and his wisdom encompasses everything and is far superior than your or mine wisdom/thinking. In order to prevent people from misunderstanding and doubting the authenticity of the revelations, Allah revealed his name in many verses in the 3rdperson and in many verses in 2ndperson apart from some verses in 1stperson.

But whenever Allah referred to himself in the 1stor 2ndperson, in the context, at least once if not many, Allah referred to himself in 3rdperson.

Thus the above givenargumentof why Allah says “In the name of Allah” is totally an illogical allegation, made by those whose only purpose is to misrepresent the beauty and authenticity of Islam.

Allah knew the need and intentions of every people and his divine wisdom shows it all.


Allah says in the Holy QuranChapter 4 Surah An-Nisa verse 122:

The promise of Allah is true, and who can be truer in his word than Allah?

Allah says in the Holy QuranChapter 8 Surah Anfal verse 30:

They plot and they plan, and Allah plots and plans! And Allah is indeed the Best of Planners!

Allah says in the Holy QuranChapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 33:

He is Allah, Who has sent His messenger with guidance and the Right Way so that He may make it prevail over all the other deens, even though the pagans be much opposed to it.

Allah says in the Holy QuranChapter 58 Surah Mujadalah verse 22:

They (the believers) are of the party of Allah. Truly it is the Party of Allah which will achieve True Success.

May Allah guide you and us all to the Siraat al-Mustaqeem (the straight Path).

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


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Are men and Women equal? The answer is no

Praise be to Allah,This article is mainly to answer the islamophobes who say that islam lays many restrictions on women in comparison to men, This Article will deal in these issues

  1. The things which men can do and women can not do
  2. The things which women can do and men can not do
  3. Fatwas
  4. Males and Females are equal as per rewards are concern
  5. Conclusion

a) The things which men can do and women cannot

  • Point no: 1 (Men are protectors of women as a whole)

Allaah says
Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allaah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means[al-Nisa 4:34]

  • Point no: 2 (Awrah)

A womans awrah includes her entire body. The least that can be said is that she should not uncover anything except her face and hands

Allaah says: 
O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies. That will be better, that they should be knownso as not to be annoyed. And Allaah is Ever Oft?Forgiving, Most Merciful[al-Ahzaab 33:59]
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  • Shaykh Muhammad Salih Al Munajjid said in Islam QA fatwa no: 1105

The Quraan commands women to wear clothes that are different from those worn by men, because of the differences in the ways each sex is tempted by the other. The temptation posed by men is less than the temptation posed by women, so the clothes that women should wear are different than the clothes that men wear. It makes no sense to tell women to expose the parts of the body that men are allowed to expose, because of the differences in the temptation posed by a womans body and a mans body (end quote)  

  • Point no: 3 (Obligatory prayers)

Prayer in the mosque is obligatory for men, but not for women; a womans prayer in her house but she can pray in Masjid as well 

  • Point no: 4 (Jihad)

Jihad is not obligatory for women. Ibn Qudaamah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
In order for jihad to be obligatory there are seven conditions: being Muslim, being an adult, being of sound mind, being free, being male, being physically sound and being able to afford it financially. With regard to being Muslim, adult and of sound mind, these are essential conditions for all Islamic duties, because a kaafir is not to be trusted in jihad, an insane person cannot go for jihad and a child is physically weak. Ibn Umar said: I presented myself to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) on the day of Uhud when I was fourteen years old, and he did not let me join the fighting. Agreed upon. With regard to being male, this is stipulated because of the report narrated from Aaishah who said: O Messenger of Allaah, do women have to engage in jihad? He said: Jihad in which there is no fighting: Hajj and Umrah. And because women are not able to fight because they are (physically) weak.[From al-Mughni, 9/163]

  • Point no: 5 (Testimony)

Testimony or bearing witness. The Quraan states that the testimony of one man is equivalent to the testimony of two women.Allaah says And get two witnesses out of your own men. And if there are not two men (available), then a man and two women, such as you agree for witnesses, so that if one of them (two women) errs, the other can remind her [al-Baqarah 2:282]

  • The fatwa says

With regard to the testimony of two women being equivalent to the testimony of one man in some cases, that is because women tend to be more forgetful than men because of their natural cycles of menstruation, pregnancy, giving birth, raising children etc. All these things preoccupy them and make them forgetful. Hence the shari evidence indicates that another women should reinforce a womans testimony, so that it will be more accurate. But there are matters that pertain only to women in which the testimony of a single woman is sufficient, such as determining how often a child was breastfed, faults that may affect marriage, and so on. [Al-Lajnah al-Daaimah lil-Buhooth al-Ilmiyyah wal-Ifta, 17/7.]


b) Things which women can do and men can not
  • Point no: 1 (Silk and Gold)

a)  Abu Dawood (3535) narrated that Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) took a piece of silk in his right hand and  a piece of gold in his left and said, These two are forbidden for the males of my ummah. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 3422.
b)
These are haraam for the males of my ummah and permitted for the females. (Reported by Ibn Maajah, 2/1189). 

  • Point no: 2 (Rights of Mother)

A Mother has 3 times more right over her children then the father
Proof: Saheeh Muslim Book 032, Number 6180:.Abu Huraira reported that a person came to Allah, ‘s Messenger (may peace be upon him) and said: Who among the people is most deserving of a fine treatment from my hand? He said: Your mother. He again said: Then who (is the next one)? He said: Again it is your mother (who deserves the best treatment from you). He said: Then who (is the next one)? He (the Holy Prophet) said: Again, it is your mother. He (again) said: Then who? Thereupon he said: Then it is your father

  • Point no: 3 (Mahr)

Man gives the dower to his wife even if it is mountain of Gold.
Proof: Surah 4:4 (And give the women (on marriage) their dower as a free gift) 
 

  • Point no: 4 (Monthly periods of women)
Women are commanded in their monthly periods to leave prayers. 
Mu’adhah said: “I asked Aishah: Why must we make up the fasts missed due to our menstruation, but not the prayers [ missed through menstruation] ?” She said, “That was what the Messenger of Allah told us to do. We were ordered to make up the fasts, and we were ordered not to make up the prayers.” [ Fiqh as-Sunnah 1.71a ]

and  a women  will be rewarded for not praying during their periods.

Allah says [016:097] Whoever works righteousness, whether male or female, while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islamic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter).
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And following command (that do not pray in periods) of Allah and his Prophet peace be upon him is righteousness and in result of Righteousness she will surely be rewarded. 

  • Shaykh Salman al Odha said:

 These are matters of Islamic Law. A woman is neither sinful nor blameworthy because of the prayers and fasts that she misses. She, in fact, receives blessings by obeying Allah and abstaining from those acts while she is menstruating. Her testimony as a witness is half that of men only in matters wherein she is generally less versed than men. In other matters wherein women have particular knowledge, like fosterage and virginity, the testimony of a woman is accepted but not that of a man.
Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) attested to the perfect character of four women: Mary, siyah the wife of Pharaoh, Ftimah, and Khadjah. He definitely did not mean that these women did not go through menstruation. He was referring to their good character, strength of intellect, and soundness of opinion (end)

  • It is mentioned in Sharah al Muslim An-Nawawi 4/26 : .

This ruling i.e., that prayers should not be made up) is agreed upon by all the Muslims, that menstruating women and women who bleed following childbirth do not have to pray or fast at the times when prayers or fasts are due; they are unanimously agreed that they do not have to make up the prayers, and they are unanimously agreed that they do have to make up the fasts. The scholars said, the difference between them is that the prayers are many and are repeated, so it would be difficult to make them up, unlike the fasts.(end)

Comment: So Islam provided easiness for women in her periods, And on the other hand Male has to pray in Masjid and if he leaves the prayer this is one of the biggest sin,lastly Allaah says And the male is not like the female[Aal Imraan 3:36]

  • .Point no: 6(Martyr when a woman die during child birth)

Shaykh Muhammad Salih al Munajjid said in IslamQA Fatwa no: 8800

If a woman dies with a child in her womb, or she dies during childbirth or after childbirth but within the period of nifaas (post-partum bleeding), she is considered to be a shaheedah in sha Allaah.
a) Raashid ibn Hubaysh narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) entered upon ‘Ubaadah ibn al-Saamit when he was sick and said, “Do you know who is a shaheed (martyr) in my ummah?” The people remained silent, then ‘Ubaadah said, “Help me to sit up.” They helped him to sit up, then he said, “O Messenger of Allaah, (is it) the patient one who seeks reward from Allaah for his patience?” The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “Then the martyrs among my ummah would be very few. Being killed for the sake of Allaah is martyrdom, the plague is martyrdom, drowning is martyrdom, stomach disease is martyrdom, and if a woman dies during the post-partum period, her child will drag her to Paradise by his umbilical cord.” The umbilical cord is that which is cut by the midwife when the child is born. [The hadeeth was narrated by Imaam Ahmad in his Musnad with a saheeh isnaad. (al-Musnad, 3/489. There is a corroborating report narrated by Maalik (1/233) and Abu Dawood, 3/482)].

b) ‘Ubaadah ibn al-Saamit also narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “Who is counted as a shaheed among you?” They said, “The one who fights and is killed for the sake of Allaah.” The Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Then the shaheeds among my ummah would be few. The one who is killed for the sake of Allaah is a shaheed; the one who dies of plague is a shaheed; the one who dies of a stomach disease is a shaheed; the woman who dies with a child in her womb is a shaheed.” [This was narrated by Imaam Ahmad, 5/315, and by Ibn Maajah, and by Ibn Hibbaan in his Saheeh, who said its isnaad is saheeh. A report with a similar meaning was narrated by Muslim, as referred to above.](end)

And there are many other points where a Man is different from women and women are different from men, so how can we say they are equal?

c)Fatwas

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  • 1) Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

Here we should note that there are some people who speak of equality instead of justice, and this is a mistake. We should not say equality, because equality implies no differentiation between the two. Because of this unjust call for equality, they started to ask, what is the difference between male and female? So they made males and females the same, and then the communists said, What difference is there between ruler and subject? No one has any authority over anyone else, not even fathers and sons; the father has no authority over his son, and so on.

But if we say justice, which means giving each one that to which he or she is entitled, this misunderstanding no longer applies, and the word used is correct. Hence it does not say in the Quraan that Allaah enjoins equality, rather it says .
Verily, Allaah enjoins Al Adl (i.e. justice) [al-Nahl 16:90]
 
and that when you judge between men, you judge with justice [al-Nisa 4:58] 

Those who say that Islam is the religion of equality are lying against Islam. Rather Islam is the religion of justice which means treating equally those who are equal and differentiating between those who are different. No one who knows the religion of Islam would say that it is the religion of equality. Rather what shows you that this principle is false is the fact that most of what is mentioned in the Quraan denies equality, as in the following verses: 

Say: Are those who know equal to those who know not?[al-Zumar 39:9] 
Say: Is the blind equal to the one who sees? Or darkness equal to light? [al-Rad 13:16] 
Not equal among you are those who spent and fought before the conquering (of Makkah, with those among you who did so later [al-Hadeed 57:10]

Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allaah with their wealth and their live [al-Nisa 4:95] 
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Not one single letter in the Quraan enjoins equality, rather it enjoins justice. You will also find that the word justice is acceptable to people, for I feel that if I am better than this man in terms of knowledge, or wealth, or piety, or in doing good, I would not like for him to be equal to me.  Every man knows that he find it unacceptable if we say that the male is equal to the female. [Sharh al-Aqeedah al-Waasitah, 1/180-181]

d) Males and Females are equal as per rewards are concern.

[004:124]  And whoever does righteous good deeds, male or female, and is a true believer in the Oneness of Allah (Muslim), such will enter Paradise and not the least injustice, even to the size of a Naqeera (speck on the back of a datestone), will be done to them.

[016:097]  Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has Faith, verily, to him will We give a new Life, a life that is good and pure and We will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their actions.

[040:040]  “He that works evil will not be requited but by the like thereof: and he that works a righteous deed – whether man or woman – and is a Believer- such will enter the Garden (of Bliss): Therein will they have abundance without measure.

[003:195]  So their Lord accepted of them (their supplication and answered them), “Never will I allow to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female. You are (members) one of another,

 Ibne Kathir Commented: (You are (members) one of another) means, you are all equal in relation to gaining My reward.(end)
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Note:Allah says in Al Hujaraat ayah 13. “O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes that you may know one another. Verily, the most honorable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa. Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.”

Hadith says “Muslim recorded that Abu Hurayrah said that the Messenger of Allah said,”Verily, Allah does not look at your shapes or wealth, but he looks at your hearts and actions.”

Comment:So whoever Male or female, if he or she has more righteous deeds/actions then he or she is more honorable then others in the sight of Allah.

e) Conclusion

 So men and women both have their field of specialization. Men should not interfere in pregnancy,breastfeeding,wearing gold and silk and other things, and women should not be involved in fighting the enemy and other things and they are equal in gaining reward, Whatever is permitted to both of them should be done within the guidelines of Islamic law. 

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Stoning to death

Praise be to Allaah, I am making this article so that it will clear the misconceptions regarding Stoning to death, Let us see the hadith

The Hadeeth 

a). Sahih Bukhari

Bukhari Volume 7, Book 63, Number 195:
Narrated Jabir:

A man from the tribe of Bani Aslam(Maaiz) came to the Prophet while he was in the mosque and said, “I have committed illegal sexual intercourse.” The Prophet turned his face to the other side. The man turned towards the side towards which the Prophet had turned his face, and gave four witnesses against himself. On that the Prophet called him and said, “Are you insane?” (He added), “Are you married?” The man said, ‘Yes.” On that the Prophet ordered him to be stoned to the death in the Musalla (a praying place). When the stones hit him with their sharp edges and he fled, but he was caught at Al-Harra and then killed

b) Sahih Muslim
 
In Saheeh Muslim
Sahaba says “We took him(Maa`iz) to the Baqi’ al-Gharqad (the graveyard of Medina). We neither tied him nor dug any ditch for him.” [Sahih Muslim Book #017, Hadith #4202]

c). Abu Dawud

Another Hadith says “They then went to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and reported it(His running while stoning) to him. He said: Why did you not leave him alone. Perhaps he might have repented and been forgiven by Allah.(Abu Dawud Book #38, Hadith #4405 Authenticated by Shaykh AlBani in “Erwa al Ghulail hadith no: 2322 Vol 7 page 358”).

Commentaries.

  • a) Imam An Nawawi said
Imam Ash Shafiee and Ahmad and Others says that If he is agreeing that he did zina(after marriage) and if he is running while stoning, immediately he should be left alone..., Malik says in one of the narration that he should not be left alone and should be killed, Imam Ash Shafiee made the evidence from the narration of Sunan Abu Dawood where Prophet peace be uponhim said “Why did you not leave him alone until Allah look into him  “ and the narrations “”Why did you not leave him alone. Perhaps he might have repented and been forgiven by Allah”[Sharah an Nawawy, Book of Hudood Chapter on HE WHO CONFESSES HIS GUILT OF ADULTERY]
 
  • b) Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar said:

It may be understood from this case the case of Maaiz when he confessed to having committed zina that it is mustahabb for the one who falls into a similar sin to repent to Allaah and conceal his sin and not mention it to anyone, as Abu Bakr and Umar said to Maaiz. Whoever discovers anything of that nature should conceal it according to what we have mentioned; he should not expose it or refer the matter to the ruler, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said in this story: If you had concealed it with your garment it would have been better for you. Hence al-Shaafai (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: If a person commits a sin and Allaah conceals it for him, I prefer for him to conceal it too and to repent, and he quoted as evidence the story of Maaiz with Abu Bakr and Umar.[Fath al-Baari, 12/124, 125]

 

  •  c) Shaykh Muhammad Dawud Raz mentioned
Another hadith says when Prophet peace be upon him heard that he ran away, he(peace be upon him) said “Why did you not leave him alone. Perhaps he might have repented and been forgiven by Allah”. This is the saying of Imam Shafiee and Ahlul hadeeth that If he is agreeing that he did zina(after marriage) and if he is running while stoning, immediately he should be left alone (end)[Commentary of Sahih Bukhari by Muhammad Dawud Raz checked by Shaykh Abds Salam Bastawi and Shaykh Abdul Jabbar Salafi Vol 7 page 51]
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Fatwas 

  • a) Islam qa fatwa no: 47924 says

 

The expiation for committing zina with a married woman or any other is sincere repentance that fulfils all the conditions of repentance. That involves giving up the sin completely, regretting what one has done and resolving never to go back to it. Whoever does that has repented to Allaah, and whoever repents, Allaah will accept his repentance and turn his bad deeds into good deeds, as Allaah says: 

Know they not that Allaah accepts repentance from His slaves and takes the Sadaqaat (alms, charity), and that Allaah Alone is the One Who forgives and accepts repentance, Most Merciful?[al-Tawbah 9:104]


Allah says
68. And those who invoke not any other ilaah (god) along with Allaah, nor kill such person as Allaah has forbidden, except for just cause, nor commit illegal sexual intercourse and whoever does this shall receive the punishment.
69. The torment will be doubled to him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will abide therein in disgrace;
70. Except those who repent and believe (in Islamic Monotheism), and do righteous deeds; for those, Allaah will change their sins into good deeds, and Allaah is Oft?Forgiving, Most Merciful[al-Furqaan 25:68-70] 

Al-Bukhaari (4436) and Muslim (174) narrated from Ibn Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that some people from among the mushrikeen who had killed and killed a great deal, and committed zina and done it a great deal came to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said: What you are saying and calling us to is good, if only you could tell us that there is any expiation for what we have done. Then the words And those who invoke not any other ilaah (god) along with Allaah, nor kill such person as Allaah has forbidden, except for just cause, nor commit illegal sexual intercourse [al-Furqaan 25:68] and Say: O Ibaadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allaah [al-Zumar 39:52] were revealed. (end)

Whoever falls into zina must hasten to repent to Allaah and conceal himself with His concealment, and not disclose what he has done, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: 


Avoid this filthy thing that Allaah has forbidden, and whoever commits any sin of that nature let him conceal himself with the concealment of Allaah. Narrated by al-Bayhaqi and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-al-Saheehah, 663

Muslim (2590) narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Allaah does not cover any slave in this world but Allaah will also cover him on the Day of Resurrection. (end quote from fatwa of Islam qa)

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Question
May the peace, mercy and blessing of Allah be upon you.

I wrote to you before and told you my story…I am a married woman who fell into a great sin, meaning the sin of adultery. I don’t know if the reasons behind it are enough to make up for what I did, but I don’t want to find an excuse for myself and let myself off the hook. My husband travelled abroad and left me with three children, the oldest of which is nine years old. He [their father] is now in America.

I begged him to let us stay together, but he refused and forced the situation on me. He has never, since I first met him, given my opinion any consideration. He used to treat me like I was too insignificant to make any decision. From that point on, he always made me feel hopeless, even though I served him like a slave in everything. I searched for what I wanted from him in someone else. I went back to an old relationship, and I found in it the worldly warmth and compassion of lost love and the loving home I did not find anywhere else. I got physical with him, we reached this devastating point, and now I am in despair. I feel so far from Allah’s Mercy. Could Allah ever accept my repentance? And do I have to receive the hadd punishment (stoning) for my repentance to be accepted? What about my husband? Can I keep this secret from him for the rest of my life? Can I continue my life with him as though nothing ever happened? Please, I would like convincing replies to my questions. Note that my husband has not come back yet and he insists that we not go with him, even though he would be capable of that because we’ve already gotten green cards to travel to America. I’ve thought a lot about traveling without his permission, which would be much less worse than continuing with this insanity. My faith is weak, and I feel that my inability to leave this boyfriend is the price for what I have done.

Fatwa
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful,

All praise is due to Allah, and may peace and blessing be upon the Messenger of Allah, upon his household, his companions and those who have followed him. To proceed:

We have mentioned before that zina (unlawful sexual intercourse) is a heinous crime, and it is even more destructive and evil when committed by a married woman. Zina does not co-exist with faith, for the adulterer is not a believer at the time of committing adultery [as per the hadith]. Indeed, the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) saw the punishment of those who commit zina in the Hereafter. He found them gathered naked in an oven, the top of which is narrow and the bottom of which is wide. So, the matter is extremely serious. While the circumstances you mention may explain what happened, they do not justify it in any way, shape or form. There is no way out of this trial, except through repentancetrue, immediate, sincere repentanceand one of the requirements of true, complete repentance is that you leave the land where the sin was committed. Staying in this place entices you to this obscene act and tempts you to keep doing it, and that is suicide itself!

I think you should continue to plead with your husband to send for you to live near him, but do not tell him anything that happened. Keep this devastating scandal a secret, for the rule concerning anyone suffering with any of these dirty secrets is to conceal it with the cover Allah has provided, for the people will disgrace you, but they will not change you, while Allah will change you and not disgrace you. If Allah opens his heart to this, start a new, clean life with him, and be frequent in doing good deeds and acts of worship when you are alone. Wash away the traces of these mistakes with the tears of repentance, but do not lose hope in Allah’s Mercy in the end, for Allah accepts repentance from His slaves and pardons all sins.

My sin loomed large, but when I compared it
To Your forgiveness, my Lord, Your forgiveness was still greater.

And Allah Almighty is the Most High, and He knows best. (Source of Fatwa: http://www.amjaonline.com/en_f_details.php?fid=78487 )
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  • c) Shaykh Muhammad Salih al Munajjid said

1) Do not despair, for Allaah the Most Exalted and Glorified said (interpretation of the meaning): “Say: Oh my servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the mercy of Allaah, for Allaah forgives all sins; for He is oft-forgiving, most merciful.” [Surah 39,Verse 53]

2) Let your repentance be truly from your heart, and stay away from all sources of temptations. Also, perform many good deeds, as good deeds abrogate the bad ones.

3) If you repent to Allah, you are no longer described as a fornicator (zaani). Therefore, you can marry a chaste woman.

4) The believer has high hope and aspiration for the best from Allaah. He not only asks Allah for making his punishment easy in hellfire, but he also prays to God the Almighty to save him from Hell and award him with paradise for his repentance and good deeds.[Islam QA Fatwa no: 624]
  • d)Repentance
Hadith says: Anas [May Allah be pleased with him narrates: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say: Allah says: O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you and I would not mind. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it. (classed as hasan by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami, 4338)

Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

It was said to al-Hasan al-Basri: One of us feels too shy before his Lord to ask forgiveness for his sin then go back to it, then ask forgiveness then go back (to his sin)? He said: The shaytaan wishes that he could achieve that with you. Do not tire of seeking forgiveness.

And it was narrated that he said: I think that this is the attitude of the believers i.e., every time a believer sins, he repents.[Jaami al-Uloom wal-Hukam (1/165).]

Conclusion

1. First thing to note is that No one should do zina it is one of the biggest sin.
2. If he did he should not tell anyone and he should repent Insha`Allah Allah will forgive him.
3. If he agrees in front of Judge that he did zina after marriage then  
the hud Punishment (Stoning to death) should be imposed on him because husband betraying wife or wife betraying husband is the most grave sin after shirk and killing a soul.and if he fled he should be left alone maybe he is going to repent and Allah will forgive him.

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  • Related links 
a) He wants to repent from homosexuality and needs help
http://islamqa.com/en/ref/27176/
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b) Does Allaah accept a persons repentance every time he sins and repents, even if he does that many times?
http://islamqa.com/en/ref/45887/
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Rare Recitals of the Qur’an & the Lies of Orientalists

(An Excerpt from Mufti Taqi Usmanis Ulum-ul-Quran)

Translation by Dr. Muhammad Swaleh Siddiqui published under the title An Approach to Quranic Sciences, Darul Ishaat Karachi 2000.

Transcription in e-format and correction of mistakes in the translation by Waqar Akbar Cheema

Some Orientalists are making a mountain out of a molehill through false assumptions on the basis of rare recitals of the Quran. Particularly Goldziher and Jeffery have quoted several examples of these recitals and have drawn self-conceived inferences from them.[1] In these pages it is not possible to present all those examples and expose the reality about them. For this task a whole book will be required.[2] Also we feel that it this would be unnecessary. However, we wish to mention some fundamental facts about the rare recitals, and we do hope that with these in view the readers will understand the rejection of the false assumptions of these Orientalists that they have made on the basis of rare recitals.

We have stated earlier that Muslims are united on their understanding that only such recitals of the Quran are reliable that fulfill three conditions, namely

1. The Particular recitals can be incorporated in Uthmani script.

2. It should confirm to the rules of the Arabic Grammar.

3. It must have proof of the authentic uninterrupted transmission from the Holy Prophet (saw), or at least it must be popular among the scholars of Recitals.

Any Recitals lacking even one of these three conditions is termed Rare Recital and no one in the entire Ummah took it as reliable. A close look on Rare Recitals reveals that one or more of the following defects are present in them.

1. Sometimes that recital is totally innovated, just as recitals of Abdul Fadl Muhammad bin Jafar KhuzaI that he has attributed to Imam Abu Hanifa. Darqutni and all other scholars have exposed them and declared that they are all innovated.[3]

2. Sometimes they have very weak precedents, just like the recitals of Ibn -us-Samifa and Abdus Samal or many of those recitals which Ibn Abi Dawud has attributed to different Companions and their followers in his Kitab-ul-Masahif.[4]

3. Sometimes precedent is correct but infact it is not the recitals of the Quran, but a Companions or his follower added one or more words during ordinary discourse as an explanation to some word of the Quran. Since Quran in its entire substance was uninterrupted and thousands of Huffaz were present in every period of time, there was no danger of actual addition in the original text due to additions of explanatory words.[5] Hence, such explanations were not considered objectionable. For example, it is reported[6] that Saad bin Abi Waqqas read a verse (4:12) as;

??? ?? ?? ??? ?? ??

Here the words ?? ?? were an explanatory addition. Similarly it is reported[7] that Sayyidina Uthman read a verse (3:104) like this;

????? ???? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ???????? ?????? ?? ?????? ? ????????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????

In this the phrase; ????????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? is exegetical addition because if it had been part of the Quran in ‘Uthmans recital, it must have been present in the transcriptions compiled by him. But this phrase is not to be found in any of his seven transcriptions.

There are many such examples found in Rare Recitals.

4. Sometimes it happened that certain recitals were abrogated in the last days of the Prophets life but some Companion who had already memorized it remained unaware of this act, hence he continued to recite it as he had learnt.[8] Because the other Companions knew that this had been abrogated they did not recite it not did they consider it to be correct recital anymore.

5. It appears from some Rare Recitals that probably some follower of Companions made a mistake in the recitation of the Quran quite unintentionally (as sometimes happens even with eminent Huffaz) and listener reported it as he had heard.[9]

Whatever Rare Recitals of the Quran have been reported; most come under one of the above five situations. Obviously, no question arises for accepting these Recitals as reliable. Consequently, the Ummah never relied on them in any age. That is why these recitals could not even become popular, nothing to say of their being uninterrupted. Hence the inferences drawn by the Orientalists on the basis of Rare Recitals that (God Forbid) differences exist in the text of the Quran, is such an unfounded and absurd idea that it deserves no consideration at all from scientific and research point of view. And Allah knows the best!

NOTE: Also useful will be a reading of a chapter from Muhammad Mustafa Al-Azami’s monumental work History of the Qur’anic Text from Revelation to Compilation. Download the book HERE and read Chapter 11: Causes of Variant Readings i.e. pp. 151-164


[1] Madhahib Tafsir Al-islami by Goldziher and Arthur Jeffery’s Materials for the History of the text of the Quran, Leiden 1936 p.6, Arabic translation by Dr. Abdul Halim Najjar.

[2] Dr. Abdul Halim Najjar has provided short but useful marginal notes in his translation of Madhahib Tafsir Al-Islami by Goldziher.

[3] Al-Nashr fi Qiraat Al-Ashr by Ibn Al Jazari vol.1 p.16, Al-Ittiqan vol.1 p.78-79

[4] Al-Nashr vol.1 p.16

[5] Al-Nashr vol.1 p.31-32, Al-Ittiqan vol.1 section 22-27, Sharah Muwatta by Zurqani vol.1 p.225

[6] Durr Manthur 3/51 Cf. Ibn Jarir, Darimi, Said bin Mansur, Baihaqi etc.

[7] Kanzul Ummal 2/598 Hadith 4825 Cf. Abd bin Hamid, Ibn Jarir etc.

[8] Mushkil Al-Athar by At-Tahawi vol.4 p.196-202

[9] Al-Nashr vol.1 p.16, Al-Mabani fi Nazmul Mani: Muqaddimatan fi Ulum al-Quran p.170 Al-Khanji Press 1954

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Sam Shamoun in his article on alleged variants in the Quran has raised the issue of Ubayys so-called different reading of Quran 33:6.

In Quran we read the verse as;

The Prophet is closer to the Believers than their own selves, and his wives are their mothers … (33:6)

Yet there are some reports that Ubay bin Kab (RA), a companion of the Prophet (PBUH), used to recite the verse as;

“The prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves, and he is a father to them, and his wives are their mothers.”

Clearly the underlined words are an addition to the established reading.

The Truth:

In an earlier post (can be seen here http://www.systemoflife.com/answering-islamophobes/answering-islam-website/254-rare-recitals-of-the-quran-a-the-lies-of-orientalists) discussing the reality of rare recitals of the Quran we learnt that;

Sometimes it happened that certain recitals were abrogated in the last days of the Prophets life but some Companion who had already memorized it remained unaware of this act, hence he continued to recite it as he had learnt. Because the other Companions knew that this had been abrogated they did not recite it not did they consider it to be correct recital anymore.

We have evidence that same happened in the case under consideration.

1- The additional words were abrogated:

?? ??? ???? ??????? ?? ????? ???: ??? ????? ??? ????? ?????????? ??????? ???????????????? ???? ???????????? ????????????? ?????????????? ???: ??? ?????: ??? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ????: “??? ????? ????? ??????? ???? ????????” ??? ?????: ??? ??????? ??????: ?????? ??????????? ???? ??????????? ?????? ??? ??????.

Abu Musa reported that Hassan (RA) recited this verse as; The Prophet is closer to the Believers than their own selves, and his wives are their mothers.He reported that Hassan quoted the Prophet (PBUH) to have said, I am closer to every believer than his own self. Hassan said; in the initial recital [the verse was], closer to the believers than their own selves, and he is a father to them. (Tafsir Ibn Jarir Al-Tabari 20/209)

?? ????? ??? ???? ??? ??? : ??? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ????????? ?? ?????? ??? ?? ???

It is reported from Ikrama that he said, In the earlier recital [it was]; The prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves, and he is a father to them. (Durr Manthur 8/127 Cf. Ibn Abi Hatim)

There two reports are adequate evidence that it was well known to early Muslims that the additional words have been abrogated and they were remembered only as such and no more as part of the actual text.

2- Other companions knew the lapse on the part of Ubayy:

Further we do have solid references to prove that other companions got that Ubayy (RA) just had a lapse of mind on this issue.

?? ????? ??????? ? ??? : ??? ??? ?? ?????? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?? ??? : ????? ???? ????????? ?? ?????? ??? ?? ??? ??????? ??????? ? ???? : ?????? ?? ???? ? ???? : ????? ?? ????? ? ??? ?? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ??? ??? ?? ??? ? ???? : ????? ?????? ? ????? ????? ????????

It is reported from Bajala Al-Tamimi: Umar found a Mushaf (manuscript) with a boy wherein it was written, the prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves, and he is a father to them, and his wives are their mothers. He said, Erase it O boy! The boy replied, By Allah I will not erase it and it is so in theMushaf of Ubayy bin Kab. So Umar went to Ubayy bin Kab. [According to one narration he raised his voice unto him] Ubayy replied; [Occupation with] Quran causes me the lapse as you are caused a lapse by the noise in the markets … (Ibn Hajrs Matalib Al-Aaliya Hadith 3777. Ibn Hajr classified it as Sahih)

Same narration is found in Tafsir Abdul Razzaq Al-Sanai 5/275 Hadith 2238 and Kanzul Ummal 2/569 Hadith 4746.

This is also supported by the following narration in Sahih Bukhari;

???? ????? ???????? ????? ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?????? ??????????? ??????? ???????????? ??????? ???????? ???????? ???? ?????? ??????? ??????? ????? ???????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ???? ??????? ??????? ?????? ??????? ???????? ????????? ?????? ????? ??????? ???????? ??? ???????? ???? ????? ???? ?????????

Narrated Ibn Abbas: Umar said, “Our best Qur’an reciter is Ubayy and our best judge is ‘Ali; and in spite of this, we leave some of the statements of Ubayy because Ubayy says, ‘I do not leave anything that I have heard from Allah’s Messenger while Allah said: Whatever verse (Revelations) do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten … (2.106) (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 4121)

Thus proved that Ubayy (RA) was known for his lapses in forgetting that some revelations were abrogated and the same happened in case of the additional words in Quran 33:6.

3- Ubayy agreed to the established reading:

Similarly there is clear proof that Ubai (RA) agreed to the established reading without these words. The evidence is twofold;

a- On Umars (RA) inquiry Ubayy (RA) agreed that it was a lapse, albeit due to his being much occupied with remembering Quran, but lapse still.

b- We know that Ubayy (RA) was part of the twelve member committee appointed to oversee the standardization of the Quranic recitals, doing away with personal errors. See Ibn Abi Dawuds Al-Masahif Hadith 72

Had he any different opinion and evidence for it he must have argued and got the words into the standard text. While we do not find them in the manuscripts standardized under him we must conclude he was by then at par with other companions on this issue. Indeed the incident of Umar (RA) coming to him took place much before this.

4- Can these words be referred to as ‘Variants’?

Having known all the above facts, can we call these words as variants? Not really! Because the Author himself asked for the words to be dropped and as soon as people came to knew about these words being abrogated they gave them up. ‘Umar (RA) and other companions learnt about their being abrogated earlier so they stopped reciting them, Ubay (RA) learnt it somewhat later and then agreed to what was established. Hence there is no confusion and all the hue and cry of orientalists is just absurdity at its best!

LET ME TURN THE TABLES!

One can observe that there could be no reason for Muslims to reject or insist on the inclusion of these words in the Qur’an for these words had absolutely no significance as far as essentials of Islamic belief system are concerned.

On the contrary we have some interesting examples of variants from the Bible with great significance regarding the controversies among early Christians.

An example is Luke 3: 22:

In the widely current version it reads;

“And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.”

While we know that there is another reading of the same in which italicized words are replaced with;

“Today I have begotten thee.”

See footnote to Luke 3: 22 The Oxford Annotated Bible R.S.V. 1952 pub. Oxford University Press, New York 1962.

The editors clearly write before giving this reading; ‘Other ancient authorities read …’

This uncommon reading is supported by the words of St. Paul as recorded in Hebrews 1: 5and 5: 5.

Now the significance of this variant reading becomes evident when we read about a sect called Adoptionists who held that Jesus (PBUH) was adopted as a son by God at the eve of his Baptism. And this is precisely what Luke 3: 22, Hebrews 1: 5 and 5: 5 refer to.

It seems that the uncommon reading was purposefully suppressed to do away with an evidence of Adoptionist views from the Gospels at least!

So Christian fellows are requested to please carry out an analysis of their own scriptures before worrying about the Holy Qur’an -the Last and Final Testament of God for mankind!

INDEED ALLAH KNOWS THE BEST!

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ISLAM WILL NOT BE A THREAT IF: Reply to Agniveer Article

Islam will not be a threat if

We are asked innumerable times the same question Why Agniveer is so obsessed with questioning Islam? The answer however remains the same the dominant version of Islam today, as preached by likes of Zakir Naik, Osama Bin Laden, Talibanis, Saudi Mullahs etc are the greatest threat for humanity today.

Answer:

Well Islam doesnt depend on any individual or on his ideology, the Islam as youre portraying or understanding is wrong. Regarding Zakir Naik (as you first took his name) he himself preaches that believe what is proven from Quran and Sunnah, not his own opinion. Similarly when Quran has clearly stated that Surah Al Maidah Chapter 5 Verse 32 that :

Because of that We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land – it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind.

When it is surprising a religion which prohibits killing innocent ones how can it be a threat to humanity? In spite of this people who are the followers of their desires and want to spread mischief amongst the human kind they will not agree with Islam because at the same time Islam states unequivocally about Justice that :

O Ye who believe! be ye maintainers of justice, bearers of testimony for Allahs sake, though it be against yourselves or your parents or kindred. Be he rich or poor, Allah is nigher unto either wherefore follow not the passion, lest ye deviate. If ye incline or turn away, then verily of that which ye work Allah is ever Aware.

(Surah An-Nisa Chapter 4 Verse 135)

And at the same time regarding other Muslis Osama Bin Laden etc, we nobody can trust on Media which always show Double Standards. Neither the information comes from the Media can be authentic.

Let us have a look at here : Mumbai based businessman arrested for raping his own daughters for 9 years on saying of a Tantrik.

http://www.zorsebol.com/issues/mumbai-based-businessman-arrested-for-raping-his-own-daughters/

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/mumbai-businessman-held-for-raping-daughters/88076-3.html

Now how much true it is? Do we blame the Hindus for this Tantrik? Or the Indian Government? Or the Media?

Now still our Quran says that whenever any information comes to you first verify it then propagate it.

Al-Quran (49:6)

A large number of articles on the site expose the fraudulent claims of witchdoctors of Islam like Zakir Naik and showcase why it is utter foolishness to regard only Quran as final word of Allah and all the rest of the books on earth as redundant for seeking Him. We have explored fallacies and contradictions in Quran, status of women in Islam, fanaticism and its cause in Islam and host of other topics. The impact has been tremendous and we have now a huge number of rational Muslims seeking ways to wiggle out of clutches of fanatic Islam. Many have agreed to believe in Rebirth and Theory of Karma. Others admit that all the Sahih Hadiths (True Sayings of Muhammad) are not true, unlike claims of the clerics that those who refuse to believe in Sahih Hadiths would go to Hell.

Today we have several hundred pages of summarized content on Islam on the site. Thus it becomes confusing for a newcomer to grasp the core essence. Hence we present here the key concerns with Islam why it is the greatest threat for humanity today.

Our Answer :

Brother I request you to dont use words like foolishness or etc because it will spread hatred, see the beauty of the Quran :

Call them unto the way of thy Lord with Wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them with that which is best. ( Surah An-Nahl Chapter 16 Verse 125 )

So if you want to bring people together on one single platform please be wise in calling towards it. Brother dont get annoyed if you have any verse or claim from your scriptures that your Scripture is the final word of God, then it is good to spread but since we find in the Quran that it is the last word of God Almighty and its beauty and not corrupted since 1400 years it is a fact itself that not only Muslims but also Non-Muslims accepted this fact. Whenever we have to believe in a thing everybody first check its authenticity, but how can we trust a scripture as a whole or to be the word of God Almighty to which their own people doesnt know when it came into existence. As for your errors or misunderstanding as I have read out your articles it is your misunderstanding of Islam, and in the very same site your articles have been replied. I just point out some Big Errors from your articles which a common Muslim child even knew.

Youre confused in your Article Was Islam a Revelation of Allah, that whether Adam is Prophet or not, The concept of God as to which Muslims believe, whether Prophet Muhammad was the last messenger or not etc. These are very Basic Beliefs and proven directly from Quran and Sunnah and the Salaf as I stated in that article of mine.

Well Regarding your Karma theory and Rebirth, if you compare many then in fact Muslims are large in numbers than the Hindus, not only Muslims the Christians as well and they dont believe in the theory what you propounded. But in Islam and naturally the Justice is that Majority is not a proof to accept something, as I mentioned previously the Media showed that the Tantric Influenced Man raped her own daughter, so whatever the Majority says will you accept it ?. Maybe you can brother, but a sensible person will see the truth not the majority. Brother as I advised you that Islam doesnt depend on any sect or individual ideology but rather on Quran and Sunnah and the Understanding of Salaf, So as the Shias doesnt believe in Quran similarly if someone doesnt believe in Hadiths, then it is against the Quran and Sunnah thus rejected. Islam is simple and easy, follow the Quran and Sunnah.


We shall not get into analysis of scriptures here. On contrary, we would assume that scholars and major schools of Islam like Zakir Naik, Darul Uloom, Barelvi, Qadiyani etc represent true Islam in their own rights. We would also assume that they know more about Islam than Agniveer or anyone else questioning Islam. So if these prominent experts and representatives of Islam can issue the following verdicts and their stands on these topics very clearly in most unambiguous terms, there would be no reason for anyone to consider Islam to be a threat. And Agniveer would be more than glad to remove all articles on Islam. Further it would launch a pro-active campaign to urge all other so-called anti-Islamic sites to shut downs.


Our Answer:

Brother we urge you to read Quran and Sunnah Under any Good Scholar, dont look what the different sect says.

The verdicts we demand from these experts are most reasonable and rational and have nothing offensive about it. It is the absence of clarity on following issues that causes all rational minds to be scared of Islamic terrorism and doubt even innocent fellow Muslims.

So Islam will not be perceived as a threat if, the clerics and experts state that:

1. It is not necessary that all non-Muslims, regardless of their good deeds, will burn in Hell forever. Thus, if there is a benevolent non-Muslim who refuses to believe in Quran, despite being given an invitation to embrace Islam, because he or she did not find Quran convincing, or because he or she does know Arabic, or a host of other reasons, it does not mean he or she is disqualified from entering into Heaven and must burn in Hell forever.

For example, the great saints, freedom fighters, soldiers and social workers who lived a pious life, knew about Quran, but remained non-Muslim because Quran did not appeal to them, would not go to Hell. (Refer following video by Islamic terrorist Zakir Naik where he gives a most stupid logic that can impress only psychopaths)

Brother suppose if someone doesnt believe in Quran then why does he fear for hell? A person who has not yet joined school why does he fear to complete his homework, but when if someone is convinced with Quran it is his own choice to accept or reject, surely nobody will force you to accept Islam as mentioned in Quran Chapter 2 Verse 256 that There is no Compulsion in Religion. So it is for those who is already in the School means in Islam, so when theyre convinced, nobody is forcing (if anybody was forcing to accept Islam then all the people would have been Muslims in India because Muslims ruled over them) you or them who doesnt believe, so when they doesnt believe then why they are disturbed?. A Normal man will never be disturbed from a thing on which he doesnt belief.

2. It is not necessary that a criminal would go to Heaven simply because he surrenders to Quran and Islam and says a sorry!. So all those terrorists who kill, rape or loot in name of Islam would go to Hell and should be openly condemned by Muslims regardless of their religion.

It is again, this question arises here. The Problem would have been arises if there is an Islamic Government and the Muslim ruler Punishes the sinful people for example Quran states punishment for robbers to chop off their hands. But when the case of any Muslim comes he would forgive him due to his sorry. But in reality that is not the case if any person commit any crime if it is proven then he will be punished as the punish is mentioned. As for the punishment after the life of death, if somebody doesnt believe in the Quran then why he has to fear the Quranic punishment in Hell. And those who believe they dont have problem. And those who dont believe how can they have problem? When Quran clearly states to do Justice. However in several places in Quran and Sunnah the sinners are told to be punished whether theyre Muslim or Non-Muslim.

3. A woman is not bereft of intelligence or half-intelligent compared to men as claimed in several verses of Quran/ Hadiths. Allah allows women the same social, legal and political opportunities in life that He endows to men.

Read here for reply to this allegation :

http://truthofhinduism.com/islam/women-defficient-intelligence-religion-answer/

4. The concept of Jazia tax on non-Muslims is disgusting. Social, political and criminal regulations should be same for everyone regardless of religion.

http://truthofhinduism.com/islam/jizya-islam/

5. The English translations of Quran by likes of Yusuf Ali, Pickthall, Dawood; Tafseers of Sahih International, Jalalyn; Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim as published by Islamic publishers and websites suffer from discrepancies and DO NOT correctly represent Islam.

Because these are the only translations which are used for questioning Islam. The Muslim debaters would refuse to admit that these translations are wrong (because Islam forbids them to condemn other Muslims) but yet try to allege that anti-Islamic material is used to demean Islam!

The fact is that ONLY Islamic texts published by Islamic publishers is used to question Islam, be it by Agniveer or by Faith Freedom or by Islam Watch etc. So if there is anything objectionable in sources cited by those questioning Islam, the experts should clearly state that they reject the authenticity of the sources even if it is an Islamic publication.

Well Quran has been revealed in Arabic, so the Translation is the work of Human being. So the chances of error arise in the Human work, and every Scholar including Zakir Naik told several times in his lectures that Translation 100 percent cannot be correct. So better is to learn and Read Arabic.

6. The Sahih (True) Hadiths (sayings of Muhammad) which talk of rape of war victims, or killing children and other disgusting things (refer Zakir Naik claims Islam The ONLY Practical Religion of World! and Practical Islam Science of Hygiene ) are wrong and NOT part of Islam.

I already stated previously that Islam is based upon Quran and Sunnah, so due to your misunderstanding we dont anything, but brother it is you who have to understand it correctly as you yourself accepted that youre not aware of Islam as the Scholars are.

For Islam Hygiene.

http://truthofhinduism.com/rebuttals/answering-agniveer/agniveer-islam-hygiene/

To Understand Concept of Jihad, rather then his own misunderstandings.

http://truthofhinduism.com/general/jihad-in-islam-and-in-hinduism/

7. A Muslim who could not find Islam addressing his questions and converts to another religion does not require to be killed for apostasy as per Islamic laws, even if he propagates his new religion. Those who KILL apostates or justify their killing in Islamic state are greatest criminals. (Refer Zakir Naik the mentor of terrorists)

As far Apostasy is concerned Islam is not a Religion like others, Islam deals with every aspect of life whether it be social, economical etc. And first of all killing the Apostate is only allowed to Islamic State not to every Muslim Individual otherwise no apostate would have been alive. So when there is no Islamic State and any individual killing any apostate how can this question be raised ? when the man doesnt raised the question here that Islam doesnt force people to accept Islam. So similarly if this question would have been asked regarding his own Country Rule ? Surely he would have defended and honored this rule or even we see there are people who love their country so much they even ready to take rules in their hands.

8. All those Muslim rulers like Babur who admit in their own biography of indulging into pedophilia, homosexuality, cutting thousands of head, narcotics and keeping harem of women are not actually Muslims but disgrace in name of Islam. (Refer Babri Masjid demolition Symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity )

9. All those clerics, organizations and countries that call for constant war against non-Muslims are against Islam and criminals. For example refer to following fatwa issued from Saudi Arabia:

Fatwa_It is Obligatory for Non-Muslims to Accept ISLAM

10. Non-Muslims should have the same rights to propagate their beliefs in Islamic countries, (so far the beliefs are not criminal, immoral and violent) as Muslims have the right to propagate Islam in non-Islamic countries. But if Muslims believe that it is against Islam to allow preaching of any other religion in Islamic countries, then they should also stop propagating Islam in other countries.

That Ruler is not Quran or Sunnah, First of all it is mentioned in the Quran clearly that There is no compulsion, they why are you running away behind a verdict ? And I can post a same question ? why dont all hindus get together and start issuing verdict against Rapist Swamis. Islam is a complete religion which is complete from every perspective so it doesnt need anyone other religions ideology unlike Hinduism which even doesnt know when it came into existence ? So how can you compare Islam with other religions.

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Refuting Muhammad said Muslims to Tell Lie

21 Refuting Muhammad said muslims to tell lie

Abul Kasem said

Muhammad said muslims to tell lie.

Muslim scholars teach that Muslims should be truthful to each other.

There are two forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, taqiyya and kitman. One of those circumstances is to gain the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.


And then he quoted few Ayah and Ahadeeth, This issue is replied here

 http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/47564/

 

Can he tell lies to his parents in order to increase their good deeds?
When I get some money from my father or mother, I give it in charity and keep a little. When I ask them for money they say, Where did your money go? I tell them a lie and say that I bought stuff with it. The reason why I tell this lie is that I want Allaah to increase their good deeds. Is it permissible for me to lie to them or should I tell them the truth?.

Praise be to Allaah.

The basic principle concerning telling lies is that it is one of the signs of the hypocrites, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: The signs of the hypocrite are three: when he speaks, he lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is entrusted with something he breaks that trust. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 32; Muslim, 89.

But there are some instances in which Islam permits lying, if that serves a greater purpose or wards off a greater harm:

These cases include the following:

1-     When a person is intermediating in order to bring about reconciliation between two disputing parties.

2-     When a man speaks to his wife, or a wife to her husband, concerning matters that will increase the love between them.

3-     War.

It was narrated from Umm Kulthoom bint Uqbah that she heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: He is not a liar who brings about reconciliation among people, conveys good words and says good things.

Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2546; Muslim, 2605 

It was narrated that Asma bint Yazeed said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Lies are not appropriate except in three cases: when a man speaks to his wife to please her, telling lies at times of war, and lying in order to bring about reconciliation between people. Shaykh al-Albaani said: it is hasan.

What you have mentioned is no excuse for telling lies to your family. If you are honest with them they will never be deprived of the reward for spending on you. And you can combine your familys spending on you and their giving in charity to the needy by encouraging them to spend for the sake of Allaah, with no need to tell lies about buying stuff when you have not done so.

We ask Allaah to correct your intention and set your affairs straight, and to reward you greatly for your desire to benefit your family.

And Allaah knows best.

(end quote from Islam Qa)

 

also see

http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/105477/

Ruling on lies that do not harm anyone
What is the ruling on lies that will never harm anyone?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Lying is haraam in all cases, expect those which are exempted by the Lawgiver, and what is mentioned here is not one of those cases, because of the general meaning of the evidence, such as the verse in which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): O you who believe! Fear Allaah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds) [al-Tawbah 9:119]. In al-Saheehayn and elsewhere it is narrated that Abd-Allaah ibn Masood (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: I urge you to be truthful, for truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise. A man will continue to be truthful and seek to speak the truth until he is recorded with Allaah as speaker of truth (siddeeq). And beware of lying, for lying leads to immorality and immorality leads to Hell; a man will continue to tell lies until he is recorded with Allaah as a liar. And it was narrated that Abd-Allaah ibn Masood also said: Lying is not appropriate whether in earnest or in jest. Recite if you wish (interpretation of the meaning): O you who believe! Fear Allaah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds) [al-Tawbah 9:119]. Then he said: Do you find any concession allowing that to anyone?

And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allaah send blessings upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions. End quote.

Al-Lajnah al-Daaimah lil-Buhooth al-Ilmiyyah wal-Ifta (26/51).

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barkatahu (May Peace, Blessings & Mercy of Allah Be Upon You)

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Refuting Muhammad Promoted Hate for People of All Religion

15. Muhammad recommended hate for the people of all religion.

Then Abul Kasem quoted Surah Tauba verse 28,29 &30

 reply by brother Ansar al adl.

 Some people have falsely concluded from verse 9:29, that Muslims are commanded to attack all non-Muslims until they pay money. In fact, such an interpretation is completely false and contradicts authentic Islamic teachings. Commenting on this verse, Shaykh Jalal Abualrub writes:

 These Ayat (Quranic verses) stress the necessity of fighting against the People of the Scripture, but under what conditions? We previously established the fact that the Islamic State is not permitted to attack non-Muslims who are not hostile to Islam, who do not oppress Muslims, or try to convert Muslims by force from their religion, or expel them from their lands, or wage war against them, or prepare for attacks against them. If any of these offenses occurs, however, Muslims are permitted to defend themselves and protect their religion. Muslims are not permitted to attack non-Muslims who signed peace pacts with them, or non-Muslims who live under the protection of the Islamic State. (Abualrub, Holy Wars, Crusades, Jihad)

 

Likewise, the following fatwa points out that Muslims cannot attack a peaceful non-Muslim country:

Question: Is it an obligation of an Islamic state to attack the neighboring non-Muslim states and collect jizya from them? Do we see this in the example of the rightly guided Caliphs who fought against the Roman and Persian Empires without any aggression initiating from them?

 Answered by Sheikh Hn al-Jubayr, judge at the Jeddah Supreme Court :

If the non-Muslim country did not attack the Muslim one nor mobilize itself to prevent the practice and spread of Islam, nor transgress against mosques, nor work to oppress the Muslim people in their right to profess their faith and decry unbelief, then it is not for the Muslim country to attack that country. Jihd of a military nature was only permitted to help Muslims defend their religion and remove oppression from the people.

 The Persians and Romans did in fact aggress against Islam and attack the Muslims first.

 The Chosroe of Persia had gone so far as to order his commander in Yemen specifically to kill the Prophet (peace be upon him). The Romans mobilized their forces to fight the Prophet (peace be upon him), and the Muslims confronted them in the Battles of Mutah and Tabk during the Prophet’s lifetime.

May Allah guide us all. And May peace and blessing be upon our Prophet Muhammad. (SOURCE, emphasis added)

The above fatwa refers to the historical context in which the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) fought against other nations. The Prophet Muhammad did not initiate agression against anyone, rather he and his followers were under attack from all who sought to crush the new Islamic state. The first hostilities between the Muslims and the Roman empire began when the Prophet Muhammad’s messenger to the Ghassan tribe (a governate of the Roman empire), Al-Harith bin Umayr Al-Azdi, was tied up and beheaded (Al-Mubarakpuri, Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum, p. 383). The killing of a diplomat was an open act of war, and the Prophet Muhammad sent an armed force to confront the tribe, but the Roman empire brought in reinforcements and the resulting conflict, known as the Battle of Mut’ah, was a defeat for the Muslims. Only after this did subsequent battles between the Muslims and the Roman Empire occur, and the Muslims emerged victorious. Likewise, as mentioned in the above fatwa, hostiltiies between the Muslims and the Persians only began after the Persian emperor Chosroe ordered his governor in Yemen Badham, to kill the Prophet Muhammad pbuh, although his efforts were thwarted when the latter accepted Islam. Other non-muslim groups, such as those in Madinah, also initiated hostilities against the Muslims despite peace treaties as Shaykh Sayyid Sabiq writes:

As for fighting the Jews (People of the Scripture), they had conducted a peace pact with the Messenger after he migrated to Madinah. Soon afterwards, they betrayed the peace pact and joined forces with the pagans and the hypocrites against Muslims. They also fought against Muslims during the Battle of A`hzab , then Allah revealed[and he cites verse 9:29] (Sayyid Sabiq, Fiqhu as-Sunnah, Vol. 3, p. 80)

In light of the historical context of this verse, it becomes very clear that the verse was revealed in connection with agression initiated against Muslims. As Dr. Jamal Badawi very accurately concludes with regard to verse 9:29 and similar verses:

All of these verses, without exception, if studied carefully, address aggression and oppression committed against Muslims at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), whether by idolatrous Arabs, some of the Jewish tribes in Madinah, or by some Christians. (SOURCE)

Therefore, the command to fight in verse 9:29 relates to those non-muslims who commit agression and not those who are committed to live in peace. The verse is subject to certain conditions that were apparent when it was implemented in the time of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh, as Shaykh Sayyid Sabiq writes:

What we have stated makes it clear that Islam did not allow the initiating of hostilities, except to: 1. repel aggression; 2. protect Islamic propagation; 3. deter Fitnah and oppression and ensure freedom of religion. In such cases, fighting becomes a necessity of the religion and one of its sacred ordainments. It is then called, Jihad. (Sayyid Sabiq, Fiqhu as-Sunnah, Vol. 3, p. 81)

The verse then proceeds to mention some issues relating to the Islamic state, and governing non-muslim citizens of the Islamic state. Dr. Maher Hathout comments on the regulations in verse 9:29:

Freedom of religion is an essential aspect in an Islamic state. One of the five pillars of Islam is zakat (almsgiving). The People of the Book (Christians and Jews) are not obliged to pay the Islamic zakat that is spent by the state for social necessities and state affairs as defined in the Quran (see 9:60). But they must pay other taxes to share in the state budget. If they refuse to pay this tax to the state and rebel against the state, then it is the obligation of the state to confront them until they pay it. This is what Caliph Abu Bakr did after the death of the Prophet, when some people refused to pay zakat. (Hathout, Jihad vs. Terrorism; US Multimedia Vera International, 2002, p.53)

The verse mentions Jizya, which is unfortunately misunderstood by some people. Like any nation, the Islamic government requires its citizens to pay taxes in return for its services. Since Muslims pay the Zakat, the non-muslim citizens are required to pay Jizya (for more information on Jizya, please refer to Jizya in Islam and Jizyah and non-muslim minorities). Dr. Monqiz As-Saqqar writes concerning the Jizya tax:

The sum of jizya was never large to the extent that the men were unable to pay. Rather, it was always available and reasonable. During the reign of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, jizya never exceeded one dinar annually and it never exceeded four dinars under the Umayyad rule. (SOURCE)

 

Shaykh Abu’l-Hasan Al-Mawardi (d. 1058CE) explicitly points out that the Jizya should be exacted in accordance with the means of the people, and the Imam should judge the conclude the amount to the satisfaction of the leaders of those being taxed:

 

The fuqaha (Jurists) differ as to the amount of the Jizya. Abu Hanifa considers that those subject to this tax are of three kinds: the rich from whom forty-eight dirhams are taken; those of average means from whom twenty four are taken, and the poor from whom twelve dirhams are taken: he thus stipulated the minimum and maximum amounts and prohibits any further judgement on behalf of those responsible for its collection. Malik, however, does not fix its minimum and maximum amount and considers that those responsible should make their own judgement as to the minimum and maximum. Ash-Shafi’i considers that the minimum is a dinar, and that it is not permitted to go below this while he does not stipulate the maximum, the latter being dependant on the ijtihad (judgement) of those responsible: the Imam, however, should try to harmonise between the different amounts, or to exact an amount in accordance with people’s means. If he has used his judgement to conclude the contract od jizyah to the satisfaction of the leaders of the people being taxed, then it becomes binding on all of them and their descendants, generation after generation, and a leader may not afterwards change this amunt, be it to decrease it or increase it. (Al-Mawardi, al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah, Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd. 1996, pp. 209-210)

 Hence, the laws of Islam forbid Muslims from opressing non-muslims and command them to treat others with justice and compassion. In fact, the Prophet Muhammad pbuh himself forbade Muslims from harming non-muslim citizens of an islamic state or any non-muslim with whom there was an agreement of peace, as he said,

 “The one who wrongs a covenanter or impairs his right or overworks him or forcibly takes something from him, I will be his prosecutor on the Day of Judgment. (Sunan Abi Dawud 170/3 no. 3052, Sunan an-Nasa’i 25/8 no. 2749, and verified by Al-Albani no. 2626).

  •  In conclusion, verse 9:29 commands Muslims to fight against only those who initiate agression as illustated by its historical context. Muslims may only fight under strict conditions, and are commanded to live peacefully with peaceful non-muslim neighbors.

 

Similar Narration

Bukhari: God’s Apostle said, I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, None has the right to be worshipped but God. (Volume 4, Book 52, Number 196)

 With regards to the narration, only part of it has been quoted, and the full text reads:

And the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “I have been ordered to fight the people until they testify that there is no deity worthy of worship other than Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establish the prayer, and pay zakat, and if they do this, then their blood and money shall be protected from me, except by an Islamic right, and their account will be with Allah.

 

This narration lists some of the pillars of Islam that Muslims must adhere to. The fighting being ordained here refers to the enforcement of laws and regulations within an Islamic state. Just as modern governments enforce their legal policies, so to does the Islamic state. These legal policies refer to Muslims paying their Zakat (charity tax) and abiding by the laws in an Islamic state. Those who understood the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) the best, were his companions, and we can examine their application of the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to derive a better understanding. We find that after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), many hypocrites who had pretended to be Muslim began to turn away and leave their religious duties, one example was Zakat (the charity tax). They wanted to compromise the commands of God. It was then that Abu Bakr, the First Caliph and the Caliph of that time, cited this narration to make it clear that a compromise would not be tolerated and he would fight them until they agreed to follow Islam in full. The fighting that resulted was known as the Riddah wars. Similarly, we can see that today’s governments would not tolerate it if a citizen refused to pay tax or abide by the laws of the country. If one lives in a state or country they must abide by the regulations to ensure a secure and healthy society. We should note that the ‘people’ referred to in this narration does not refer to all of humanity. As Shaykh Ahmed Ibn Taymiyyah says:

 

It refers to fighting those who are waging war, whom Allah has permitted us to fight. It does not refer to those who have a covenant with us with whom Allah commands us to fulfill our covenant. (Majmu` al-Fatawa 19/20)

 

Clearly, this narration does not refer to imposing Islam upon non-Muslims, since the Qur’an explicitly states:

 2:256 There is no compulsion in religion…

 Also, we have already dealt with the claims that this verse was abrogated under our discussion of verse 9:5. Once understood in their correct context, these verses and narrations become clear.

 http://www.load-islam.com/artical_det.php?artical_id=414&section=wel_islam&subsection=Misconceptions#13

 


Abul Kasem said  
 
Social Drawback: Riots are always initiated by muslims. We have seen car burning in France.


reply

 

Again see: http://www.soundofegypt.com/palestinian/adult/massacres.htm

 

and there are 100s of other Massacers by Non Muslims like Gujrat in India

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Refuting Muhammad Permitted Muslims to steal from NonMuslims

14. Muhammad permitted Muslims to steal from non-Muslims.

Above Claim is again a clear lie of Abul Kasem INSHA`ALLAH I will prove first let us see what he claimed

 


Summary Answer: Muslims may not steal from each other. In fact, Muhammad had people’s hands cut off for that. But the same is not true of unbelievers. Property rights for them exist only at the discretion of their Muslim rulers. Unsubmissive infidels frequently had their property stolen from them by Muhammad’s warriors, which sometimes included wives and children


Reply

 The basic Rule is a Muslim Can not steal from Non Mulims It is totally Prohibited, The only exception made by shareeah is the wealth of kaafirs who are waging war against the Muslims, That is killing them, Raping their Women etc see the evidence

 

It was narrated that al-Mugheerah ibn Shubah kept company with some people during the Jaahiliyyah. He killed them and took their wealth, then he came and entered Islam. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: As for your Islam, I accept it, and as for the wealth, I have nothing to do with it. According to a report narrated by Abu Dawood, As for your Islam, we accept it, and as for the wealth it is obtained through treachery, and we have no need of it.(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2583; Abu Dawood, 2765; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 2403).

 

Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar said: ????? ” ???? ????? ????? ??? ?? ???? ” ?? : ?? ????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ? ??????? ??? : ??? ?? ???   ??? ????? ?????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ? ??? ?????? ??????? ??? ??????? ? ???????? ?????? ??? ????? ??????? ??? ?? ?????? ? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ??? ????????? ????????? ? ???? ????? ??? ???? ???? ???? ??? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ???? ???? ????? ??????? .

The phrase and as for the wealth, I have nothing to do with it means, I will not touch it because it was obtained through treachery. What we learn from this is that it is not permissible to take the wealth of the kuffaar by treachery when they have trusted you and granted you safety, because when people accompany one another (when travelling), they do so on the basis of mutual trust, and that trust should not be betrayed, whether the other person is a Muslim or a kaafir. The wealth of the kuffaar is only permissible in the case of combat and war. Perhaps the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) let him keep the wealth in the hope that the people of its owner might become Muslim, then he could return their wealth to them. Fath al-Baari, 5/341

 

Al-Shaafai (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: ???? ??? ??? ???? ??? ????? ????? .. ???? ??? ??? ?? ??????? ?? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ????? ??? ?? ???? ???? ??? ??? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ?? ????? ????? ?? ??? ?? ?? ?????? ??? ?? ??? ?? ?? ????? ????????? ???? ????? ? ??? ????? ????? ????? :

 ????? ????? ????? .

 ??????? ??? ?? ?? ??? .

 ??????? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ????? ??? ???? ????? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ????? .

 When a Muslim enters dar al-harb (the non-Muslim lands) on peaceful terms, and finds himself in position to take something of their wealth, it is not permissible for him to take it, whether it is a little or a lot, because if he is safe from them, they should be safe from him, and because it is not permissible for him to take anything from them when they have given him safety except what it is permissible for him to take from the wealth of the Muslims and ahl al-dhimmah (non-Muslims living under the protection of the Muslim state). Wealth may be forbidden for a number of reasons:

 

If the owner is a Muslim

if the owner is (a non-Muslim) living under the protection of the Muslim state

if the owner is one with whom there is a peace deal, until the deal expires; such people are considered to be like ahl al-dhimmah as far as the sanctity of their wealth is concerned, until the deal expires.  Al-Umm, 4/284

 

Al-Sarkhasi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: ???? ?????? ????????? ????? ?? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ????? ????? ??? ??? ???? ???? ???? : ” ??? ???? ???? ???? ??? ??? ???? ???  ??????? ???? ?? ????? “? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ??? ??? ??????? ???? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???? ???? ???? ???? ? ??? ?????? ??? ????? ?? ??? ??? ??? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ? ?????? ??? ???? ??????? ?? ???? ??? ???? ??? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ?????? ??? ??????? ????? ? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ???? ? ???? : ” ??? ?????? ?????? ? ???? ???? ???? ??? ??? ???? ??? ??? ” .

 It is not right for a Muslim who is on peaceful terms with them to betray them, because betrayal is haraam. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Every betrayer will have a banner by his backside on the Day of Resurrection, by which his betrayal will be known. If he betrays them and steals their wealth, and brings it to the Muslim lands, it is not right for a Muslim to buy from him if he knows about that, because he has obtained it in an evil manner, and buying from him is encouraging him in that, which it is not right for the Muslim to do. The basic principle in this matter is the hadeeth of al-Mugheerah ibn Shubah (may Allaah be pleased with him), when he killed his companions and brought their wealth to Madeenah and became Muslim, and asked the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to take the khums of his wealth, and he said, As for your Islam, we accept it, and as for the wealth it is obtained through treachery, and we have no need of it. Al-Mabsoot, 10/96

 http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/14367/

 


Abul Kasem quoted  
 

Sura (5:38) – “As to the thief, Male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example, from Allah, for their crime: and Allah is Exalted in power.”

Sura (48:20) – “Allah promised you many acquisitions which you will take, then He hastened on this one for you and held back the hands of men from you, and that it may be a sign for the believers and that He may guide you on a right path.” Allah promises Muslims that they will profit materially in their war against unbelievers.


 Reply

 In first verse There is nothing which states stealing from Kuffar is allowed, second verse is talking about War

 Ibne Kathir Commented

Mujahid said that Allah’s statement, ??????????? ??????? ????????? ????????? ???????????????

 (Allah has promised you abundant spoils that you will capture,) refers to the spoils that Muslims earned up until this time, while,

 ?????????? ?????? ????????

 (and He has hastened for you this,) means, the conquest of Khaybar. Al-`Awfi reported that Ibn `Abbas said,

 ?????????? ?????? ????????

 (and He has hastened for you this,) means, “The peace treaty of Al-Hudaybiyyah.” Allah said,

 ???????? ???????? ???????? ?????????

 (and He has restrained the hands of men from you,) meaning, `no harm that your enemies had planned against you, both fighting and warfare, touched you. Allah also restrained the hands of men, whom you left behind close to your families and children, from harming them,’

 ???????????? ??????? ?????????????????

 (that it may be a sign for the believers,) with which they take heed and understand. Verily, Allah the Exalted and Most Honored shall help and protect the believers against all enemies, even though the believers are few in number. By doing so, the believers will come to know that Allah is truly the Knower of the consequences of all matters and that the best decisions are those which He prefers for His believing servants, even though these decisions might look unfavorable outwardly(end quote)

 


Abul Kasem said
 Sura (33:27) – “And He caused you to inherit their land and their houses and their wealth, and land ye have not trodden. Allah is ever Able to do all things.” Referring again to the property of unbelievers, which is given to those Muslims who defeat them.


 Reply

 Again above verse is regarding Banu Quraiza

 

Ibn Kathir commented under 33:26

We have already noted that when the Confederates came and camped outside Al-Madinah, Banu Qurayzah broke the covenant that existed between them and the Messenger of Allah . This happened by the agency of Huyay bin Akhtab An-Nadari, may Allah curse him, who entered their stronghold and would not leave their leader, Ka`b bin Asad, alone until he agreed to break the covenant. Among the things that he said to him was, “Woe to you! This is the opportunity for glory. The Quraysh and their company of men from various tribes, and the Ghatafan and their followers, have come to you, and they will stay here until they eliminate Muhammad and his companions.” Ka`b said to him, “No, by Allah, this is the opportunity for humiliation. Woe to you, O Huyay, you are a bad omen. Leave us alone.” But Huyay kept trying to persuade him until he agreed to his request. He laid down the condition that if the Confederates went away without doing anything, he ?Huyay? would join them in their stronghold and would share their fate. When Banu Qurayzah broke their covenant and news of this reached the Messenger of Allah , he and the Muslims were very distressed by that. (end quote)


Abul kasem quoted  
 

Bukhari (81:780) – The Prophet said, “The hand should be cut off for stealing something that is worth a quarter of a Dinar or more.”

Bukhari (81:792) – Narrated Aisha: “The Prophet cut off the hand of a lady, and that lady used to come to me, and I used to convey her message to the Prophet and she repented, and her repentance was sincere.”


 Reply

 This Rule is applicable for all

 Prophet Peace be upon him said, ?????? ?????? ?????????? ???????? ????????? ???? ?????????? ????????? ??????? ????? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?????????? ??????? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ????????? ???????? ????????? ???????? ????????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ????????? ?????? ????????? ???????? ?????????? ???????

 (Those who were before you were destroyed because when an honorable person among them would steal, they would leave him. But, when a weak man among them stole, they implemented the prescribed punishment against him. By Him in Whose Hand is my soul! If Fatimah the daughter of Muhammad stole, I will have her hand cut off.) Quoted by Ibne Kathir under Surah 5 verse 39

 

secondly, If the Muslim commits any sin, whether stealing or anything else, then repents before the matter is referred to the judge, then he is spared the punishment in that case, and it is not permissible to punish him, because Allaah says concerning banditry (interpretation of the meaning):

 The recompense of those who wage war against Allaah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off from opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter.

 Except for those who (having fled away and then) came back (as Muslims) with repentance before they fall into your power; in that case, know that Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful[al-Maaidah 5:33-34]

 see http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/7545/

 


Abul Kasem said

 Ibn Ishaq (764) – As for taking from unbelievers, perhaps the most illuminating example among many comes from the aftermath of the battle against the Khaybar as recorded by Muhammad’s earliest biographer. The Khaybar were a peaceful community of Jewish farmers who did not even know they were at war until Muhammad led his men against their town one morning, taking them by surprise and handily defeating them.

Not only did Muhammad take much of the town’s possessions and land, but he actually had the tribe’s treasurer, a man named Kinana, tortured until he gave up the location of hidden treasure. Muhammad then beheaded the man and “married” his traumatized widow, Safiyya (who passed through the hands of one of his lieutenant’s first due to the luck of the draw).


 Reply

 This is again a lie see replies by Brother Bassam Zawadi

 

a) Rebuttal to Silas’s Article “MUHAMMAD AND THE DEATH OF KINANA” by Bassam Zawadi

http://www.call-to-monotheism.com/rebuttal_to_silas_s_article__muhammad_and_the_death_of_kinana_

 

b “Safiyyah, the  Wife of Muhammad”

http://www.answering-christianity.com/bassam_zawadi/safiyyah_the_wife_of_the_prophet.htm

 


He quoted

Bukhari (44:668) – “We were in the company of the Prophet at Dhul-Hulaifa. The people felt hungry and captured some camels and sheep (as booty)…” Muhammad said that Allah would always provide sustenance for those who believe in him. Stealing from non-Muslims was a legitimate means of fulfilling His promise.


 Reply

 Above is again a lie because that was not stealing They already had war booty with them, see the hadith

 

Bukhari Volume 3, Book 44, Number 684: Narrated Abaya bin Rifaa:

My grandfather, Rafi bin Khadij said, “We were in the valley of Dhul-Hulaifa of Tuhama in the company of the Prophet and had some camels and sheep (of the booty). The people hurried (in slaughtering the animals) and put their meat in the pots and started cooking. Allah’s Apostle came and ordered them to upset the pots, and distributed the booty considering one camel as equal to ten sheep. One of the camels fled and the people had only a few horses, so they got worried. (The camel was chased and) a man slopped the camel by throwing an arrow at it. Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Some of these animals are untamed like wild animals, so if anyone of them went out of your control, then you should treat it as you have done now.’ ” My grandfather said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We fear that we may meet our enemy tomorrow and we have no knives, could we slaughter the animals with reeds?” The Prophet said, “Yes, or you can use what would make blood flow (slaughter) and you can eat what is slaughtered and the Name of Allah is mentioned at the time of slaughtering. But don’t use teeth or fingernails (in slaughtering). I will tell you why, as for teeth, they are bones, and fingernails are used by Ethiopians for slaughtering. (See Hadith 668)

 


Abul Kasem said
 Social Drawback: In non-Islamic countries huge number of Muslims involved in illegal activities.


Reply

 

He is speaking like Non Muslims were never involved in illegal activities, Let me give you some names

 

1. George W. Bush the biggest Terrorist who ordered to kill 1000s of Afghan and Iraqi Innocents

 

2. Alfonso Cano- Guerrilla Leaderof the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonso_Cano

3. Joaqun Guzmn Loera Crime Lord

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaqu%C3%ADn_Guzm%C3%A1n_Loera

4. Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov- Organized Crime and Figure Skating Fixing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alimzhan_Tokhtakhunov

5. Matteo Messina Denaro- Mafia Boss

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matteo_Messina_Denaro

and there are many others, Author never tried to reveal their crime, as for Muslims let us see the fatwa

 

http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/7545/

 He has repented from stealing from the kuffaar

 Praise be to Allaah Who has honoured you by enabling you to repent, We ask Allaah to guide us all to the Straight Path and to make us steadfast in following it until death.

 You should note that it is not permissible for the Muslims to cheat anyone and take his money unlawfully, even if he is a kaafir.

 If the Muslim commits any sin, whether stealing or anything else, then repents before the matter is referred to the judge, then he is spared the punishment in that case, and it is not permissible to punish him, because Allaah says concerning banditry (interpretation of the meaning):

 The recompense of those who wage war against Allaah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off from opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter.

 Except for those who (having fled away and then) came back (as Muslims) with repentance before they fall into your power; in that case, know that Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful[al-Maaidah 5:33-34]

 And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: The one who repents from sin is like one who never sinned. And the one who did not sin cannot be punished.

 Al-Ikhtiyaaraat al-Fiqhiyyah, p. 510-526; al-Mughni, 12/484

 

It was narrated from Abd-Allaah ibn Umar (may Allaah be pleased with them both) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, after al-Aslami had been stoned, Avoid these immoral actions that Allaah has forbidden. Whoever does any of them, let him conceal that which Allaah has concealed, and let him repent to Allaah, for whoever tells us what he has done, we will carry out the ruling mentioned in the Book of Allaah on him. (Narrated by al-Haakim in al-Mustadrak alal-Saheehayn, 4/425; al-Bayhaqi, 8/330. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by al-Haakim, Ibn al-Sakan and Ibn al-Mulaqqin).

 

See al-Talkhees al-Habeer, 4/57; Khalaasat al-Badr al-Muneer, by Ibn al-Mulaqqin, 2/303.

 

Based on this, you do not have to go to the authorities and tell them about your stealing, rather it is sufficient for you to repent sincerely. But you have to return the money to its owners, because your repentance is not valid otherwise. You do not have to tell them that this is money that you stole from them, especially if you are afraid that they will put you in prison. What matters is returning the money etc to its owners. So you could put it in an envelope, or give it to someone who will give it to them, etc.

 

You must also return the governments money, and the money of other people. If you do not know exactly how much the money was, then estimate what you think is most likely, i.e., pay until you are sure that you have done what you must do.

 

If you do not know who the owners of the money are, then you can give it in charity on their behalf.

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