"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 37

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"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 37
21 Rabiul Aakhir 1435/22 February 2014

Sayyidina Abdullah bin Masood (Radiallahu anhu) said: “I see that you people have made Mosques of your houses. If now you commence performing your Salaah in your houses and leave the Mosques, you will leave aside the Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). And when you leave aside the Sunnah, you will become kaafir.” (Abu Dawood)

Sayyidina Abdullah bin Umar (Radiallahu anhu) said: “The Salaah of the traveller consists of the two rakahs. Whosoever acts contrary to the Sunnah is a kaafir.”(Shifa)

Sayyidina Ali (Radiallahu anhu) said: “Whosoever does not perform Salaah is a kaafir.”

Sayyidina Ibn Abbas (Radiallahu anhu) also said the same of him who gives up Salaah. And so also says Sayyidina Jabir (Radiallahu anhu), as well as many other Sahabah (Radiallahu anhum), and Tabieen. They issue a verdict of kufr against the man who deliberately discards Salaah.

However in view of the fact that „other Sahabah (Radiallahu anhum) disagree with the above views, the Ulama have been more careful and have narrowed the scope of excommunication. They say that should a person discard Salaah while denying its being compulsory, then he becomes a kaafir, otherwise not.

It is actually Allah's mercy that there was some difference of opinion among the Sahabah (Radiallahu anhum). If not, and if the Sahabah (Radiallahu anhum) had reached consensus on this issue, you can well imagine that it would have been compulsory to consider so many as kaafirs today, for we know how many are the ones who knowingly, willingly and deliberately discard Salaah.

Today with lots of pride we hear people say: “We do not dub any such one as kaafir, who professes the Kalima. That is, only the work of the Molvis, who brand the whole world as kaafir.” But look, here Sayyidina Abu Bakr (Radiallahu anhu) waged war against those who, although professing the Kalimah, refused to come forward with another pillar of the Shariah viz. Zakaat.

Sayyidina Daylami Himyari (Radiallahu anhu) says: “I told Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam): “We are inhabitants of a cold country and have to do hard manual labour. Hence we make a wine from wheat so that (by drinking it) we may find strength for the hard work as well as protection against cold.” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) asked: “Is this wine intoxicating?” I replied: “Yes it is definitely intoxicating.” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Abstain from it.” I said: “The people will not abstain from it. They are addicted to it.” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “If they do not abstain from it, then fight with them.” (Abu Dawood)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) once talking about trustworthiness said: “It will gradually decrease to such an extent that it will one day be remarked that among such-and-such a people there is one man who may be trusted. The way in which a person will be praised will be said of him: He is a shrewd person, very clever and amiable in manner, or that he is brave indeed! But in him there will not be faith to equal a mustard seed.” (Mishkat) On another occasion while discussing the time of great mischief Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Then there will be men who will call towards falsehood.” (Mishkat)

Al-Etidaal Fe Maraatibur-Rijaal” by Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Kandhalwi R.A, Page 179 - 180 Published by Darul Uloom Zakariyya.) To be continued Insha-Allah.

MAJLIS: Mufti RadhaulHaq Shb DB

Please find below the link for the Majlis of Hazrat Mufti Radhaulhaq Sahib DB. The Majlis was held at the Darul Uloom last Sunday.

: Three phases of life and its management

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Length: 01 hr: 27 mins.

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There will be no Majlis this Sunday. Hazrats next majlis will take place on the 09th of March Insha Allah.


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