20 Oct

Are you a munaafiQ?

Give to the munaafiQiin the tidings that there is for them a painful torment.

[Qur’aan 4:138]


The munaafiQuun will suffer a painful torment. 


Are you from among the munaafiQuun? Have you ever looked at what you do and asked yourself the question that you might be from among them?


Or maybe you have a trait they have. A very dirty trait


Do you know what that trait is? Read the next Verse:


Those who take disbelievers for Auliya' (protectors or helpers or friends) instead of believers, do they seek honour, power and glory with them? Verily, then to Allah belongs all honour, power and glory.

[Qur’aan 4:139]


Do you do that? Do you take the disbelievers as your friends? Do you feel like you are with them and love them as opposed to your Muslim brothers? Do you think by catering to their sickness you will get respect in this world?


Is that why you will sell your believing brother for a disbeliever? So, you can earn respect among the people of this world? Maybe you want power. You want to be in those high positions. Yeah, maybe that is why you follow them around like a little puppy. You are so loyal to them. Your Muslim brothers mean nothing to you. You want the power, respect, and glory


If you do, then you know the glad tiding Allaah has given you.


You will suffer a painful torment. 


15 Oct

Zinaa for money

A man hired a woman, by giving her ujra, to have sexual intercourse with him. Then he committed Zinaa with her. According to Abu Hanifah there is no hadd upon either of them. 


Abu Yusuf, Muhammad, and al-Shaafi'i (may Allaah have mercy on them) correctly said: They both will be subjected to the hadd punishment because they indulged in Zinaa. 


No one has understood Abu Hanifah's incorrect verdict on the matter to mean that he saw it to be permissible. 


He just didn't consider it to be Zinaa which required the hadd punishment. He made a mistake in his Qiyaas


No Muslim could declare the act of having sexual intercourse in return for money as permissible. 


Madhhab Abu Hanifah in regards to Zinaa for money




15 Oct

Hadd for ujra based sexual intercourse

Ibn Hazm (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in al-muhallaa:

وأما الحنفيون المقلدون لأبي حنيفة في هذا، فمن عجائب الدنيا التي لا يكاد يوجد لها نظير: أن يقلدوا عمر في إسقاط الحد هاهنا بأن ثلاث حثيات من تمر مهر, وقد خالفوا هذه القضية بعينها فلم يجيزوا في النكاح الصحيح مثل هذا وأضعافه مهرا , بل منعوا من أقل من عشرة دراهم في ذلك

As for those Hanafi who blindly follow Abu Hanifah in regards to this [matter of there being no hadd on a woman and man who do Zinaa when the woman is given ‘ujra for it], then it is from among the wonders of the world for which no example can be found that they make taQliid of Umar in dropping the hadd punishment here [in this case] because [they consider] three handfuls of tamr [dates esp. dried ones] to be mahr while they have opposed this qadiiyah [legal matter] itself and have not permitted in a Sahiih Nikaah the like of this, or more, as mahr. Rather, they do not permit less than ten dirham in regards to this. 


The above saying is to those Hanafis who follow the incorrect view of Abu Hanifa in this matter. Abu Yusuf and Muhammad rightly opposed their Imaam and said the hadd punishment would be given to a man who has committed Zinaa with a woman by giving her ujra for it. The woman will also receive the hadd punishment for Zinaa.

09 Oct

This is for Allaah and this is for you

A man came to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and said:

O Messenger of Allaah I am unable to learn the Qur'aan. So, teach me something which will compensate me. 

He said: Say Subhaan Allaah wal hamdulillaah wa laa ilaaha illallaahu wallaahu 'akbar wa laa haula wa la quwwata illaa billaah.

Thereupon the 'araabii said: Like this – and he clasped his hands. Then he said: This is for Allaah. What is for me?

He said: Say Allaahummagh fir lii war hamnii wa 'aafinii war zuknii wahdinii. 

So the 'araabii took it and clasped the palms of his hands.

Thereupon the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: As for him, he has filled his hands with good.


The Hadith is present in Sunan al-DaaraQuTni under the book of prayer. The author named the chapter that from among du'a which compensates when one is unable to recite the opening of the Book [i.e. Suurah al-Faatiha]. Hadiith No. 1034


Allaahummagh fir lii war hamnii wa 'aafinii war zuknii wahdinii

[O Allaah forgive me, have mercy on me, give me health and safety, provide me provision, and guide me].


Subhaan Allaah wal hamdulillaah wa laa ilaaha illallaahu wallaahu 'akbar wa laa haula wa la quwwata illaa billaah

Subhaan Allaah [Hallowed be Allaah]
Alhamdulillaah [All praise be to Allaah]
Laa ilaaha illallaah [There is no god except Allaah]
Allaahu 'akbar [Allaah is the greatest]
Laa haula wa la quwwata illaa billaah [There is no might or power except with Allaah]



Ibn Hibbaan included the Hadith in his collection of Sahiih Hadiith named Sahiih Ibn Hibbaan.

Ibn Kathiir said its chain of narrators is strong.

Ibn Hajar al-'asQalaani considered the Hadiith to be hasan [authentic].

Sheikh al-Albaani considered the Hadith to be hasan [authentic].

Abu Dawud considered the hadith to be good.

Muhammad bin Abd al-Haadi said that the chain contains الفضل بن موفق. Abu Haatim al-Raazi declared him weak.

al-Nawawi said the hadiith has been narrated from the narration of إبراهيم السكسكي who is weak.

Zain al-Din al-'Iraqi graded the hadiith hasan [authentic].

And Allaah knows best.


03 Oct

Do not look into peoples homes or enter them without permission

O you who have believed, do not enter houses other than your own houses until you ascertain welcome and greet their inhabitants. That is best for you; perhaps you will be reminded.

[Qur’aan 24:27]


It was narrated from Sahl bin Sa'd As-Saidi that a man looked through a hole in the door of the Prophet, who had with him a kind of comb with which he was scratching his head. 

When the Messenger of Allah saw him he said: "If I had known that you were watching me, I would have stabbed you in the eye with this. 

This rule of asking permission has been ordained so that one may not look unlawfully (into people's houses).

[Sunan al-Nasaa’i, Sahih al-Bukhaari, and Sahih Muslim]


What a heinous crime it is to look into someone's house without permission. Do you not read that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "If I had known that you were watching me, I would have stabbed you in the eye with this?"


This is just for looking into a house without the permission of the owner. Imagine how horrible the act of breaking into someone's house must be in front of Allaah.


A mess of a translation


This hadith has been mistranslated at Sunnah.com here. It has been translated correctly at other places on the website. However, in the link mentioned the author [from whom the website took the translation] seems to have made a complete mess. 


For starters the chapter heading has been mistranslated 


بَابُ الاسْتِئْذَانُ مِنْ أَجْلِ النَّظَرِ


The author translated it as:

Asking permission without looking


That is incorrect. The correct translation is:


Asking permission was a result [i.e. it had been prescribed because of] the sight


Second, the author translated the hadiith as:


إِنَّمَا جُعِلَ الإِذْنُ مِنْ أَجْلِ الْبَصَرِ‏


"The ear is put in the place of the eye."


The Hadiith has nothing to do with the ear!!! Instead, the correct translation is:


Seeking permission has been prescribed because of the sight [i.e. in order to protect against a person looking into the house at something he was not supposed to].


This highlights why one needs to be careful when reading translated material.

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