Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa branding photography ‘unlawful and a sin’.


India’s leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa branding photography ‘unlawful and a sin’.PHOTO-TM

Mufti Abdul Qasim Nomani, Mohtamim (Vice-Chancellor) of the institution, has said Islam does not permit videotaping of marriages or taking of pictures to save as mementos.

“Photography is un-Islamic. Muslims are not allowed to get their photos clicked unless it is for an identity card or for making a passport,” he was quoted as telling the Press Trust of India over phone.

Saudi Arabia allows photographers inside Makkah and live telecast of namaz and Hajj on TV across the world.

Mufti Nomani said Saudi Arabia “can do it, but they will not allow it”.

The Darul Ifta in Deoband had issued a religious edict on a query from an engineering graduate, saying he was passionate about photography and wanted to pursue it as a career.

“Photography is unlawful and a sin. Hadith warns sternly against it. Do not do this course. You should search any suitable job based on your engineering course,” reads the fatwa posted on the school’s website.

Mufti Nomani agreed with the fatwa.

Another platform of Indian Muslims, All India Muslim Law Personal Board, has agreed with the Deoband fatwa.

Its member Mufti Abul Irfan Qadri Razzaqi told PTI: “Islam forbids photographing of humans and animals. Whoever does that will be answerable to God.”

A similar fatwa was issued when a television reporter asked if his “facing the video camera” is against Islam.

“…it is prohibited in Islam to photograph and to let others photograph you,” reads the fatwa.

Another one reads that any work which involves ‘unlawful things’ is ‘unlawful’. If part of a person’s job includes oral or written reporting as well as photography, then the entire income will not be labelled unlawful.

Shia Chand Committee President Mufti Saif Abbas, however, differed.

He said his sect allows photography and television viewing.

“Islamic channels such as Peace TV, QTV, ARY and others beam live coverage of namaz, Hajj…are they all wrong?

“I have argued with my Sunni colleagues that there is nothing wrong with photography,” he said.

On Jan 1, 2001 the High Court in Bangladesh declared fatwa illegal.

In 2010, the High Court had ruled against extralegal punishment of people by issuing fatwa in local arbitrations in Bangladesh.

Fatwa has been often used as a tool of punishment in Bangladesh and was in practice particularly in some the rural area.

A petition said local religious leaders and socialites torture, harass and punish women in the name of fatwa, which cause incidents like injuries, killings and suicide.

The bench of justices Syed Mahmud Hossain and Gobinda Chandra Thakur had issued the verdict.

The opinion enclosed in the copy of the judgment said persons found involved in ordering, executing or assisting such extra-legal punishment will face criminal proceedings.

49 thoughts on “Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa branding photography ‘unlawful and a sin’.

  1. Hi Lucky/Raj, a nice verse :

    25:73 (MS) : “who, when reminded of the revelations of their Lord, do not try to ignore them as though deaf and blind. Rather, they try to understand and think about them”.

    Regards

    Plum

  2. Lucky/Raj, Ha..ha…! you mentioned these two unknown Hadiths :

    “If a man makes a hole in a watermelon, or a piece of dough, or a leather skin, or a statue, and has sex with it, then this is the same as what we have said about other types of masturbation [i.e., that it is halaal in the same circumstances given before, such as being on a journey]. In fact, it is easier than masturbating with one’s hand”.

    “If a woman does not have a husband, and her lust becomes strong, then some of our scholars say: It is permissible for the woman to take an akranbij, which is a piece of leather worked until it becomes shaped like a penis, and insert it in herself. She may also use a cucumber”.

    ha..ha….hmmmmm, where did you get those details from??

    Buddhism : In the Kāma Sūtra male masturbation is called “seizing the lion”!!! hehe!

    Christianity : Genesis 38 :3-10 After Onan’s brother Er was slain by God, his father Judah told him to fulfill his duty as a brother-in-law to Tamar(his-dead brother’s wife), by giving her offspring. However, when Onan had sex with Tamar, he withdrew before climax and “spilled his seed [or semen] on the ground”, since any child born would not legally be considered his heir, so God slew him!!!!! Note : “spilled his seed [or semen] on the ground”. haha!

    Quran does NOT mention “”seizing the lion”.

    Regards

    Plum

    • THE GREATEST MOHAMMED CARTOONS IN THE WORLD: HADITHS MOHAMMED CHOKED SATAN WITH HIS BARE HANDS Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet once offered the prayer and said, “Satan came in front of me and tried to interrupt my prayer, but Allah gave me an upper hand on him and I choked him. No doubt, I thought of tying him to one of the pillars of the mosque till you get up in the morning and see him. ….Then Allah made him (Satan) return with his head down (humiliated).” Sahih Bukhari 2:22:301 SATAN ATTENDS EVERY MOHAMMEDAN BIRTH! HE TOUCHES EVERY ONE OF THEM! Except for Mary and her Son Jesus, all babies cry during their birth, because Satan touches them… (Sahih Bukhari, 4.55.641) Whenever a Muslim child is born, Satan pricks it; that is why the child cries. Only Mary and Jesus were not pricked by Satan…(Sahih Muslim, 30.5837, 5838) Say prayer during sexual intercourse, and Satan will not touch your child…(Sahih Bukhari, 4.54.503 Incantations while having sex Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet said, “If anyone of you, when having sexual relation with his wife, say: ‘In the name of Allah. O Allah! Protect us from Satan and prevent Satan from approaching our offspring you are going to give us,’ and if he begets a child (as a result of that relation) Satan will not harm it.” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:493 A crying tree misses the Prophet’s sermons Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: The Prophet used to stand by a tree or a date-palm on Friday. Then an Ansari woman or man said. “O Allah’s Apostle! Shall we make a pulpit for you?” He replied, “If you wish.” So they made a pulpit for him and when it was Friday, he proceeded towards the pulpit (for delivering the sermon). The date-palm cried like a child! The Prophet descended (the pulpit) and embraced it while it continued moaning like a child being quieted. The Prophet said, “It was crying for (missing) what it used to hear of religious knowledge given near to it.” Sahih Bukhari 4:56:784 Trees as informers Narrated ‘Abdur-Rahman: “I asked Masruq, ‘Who informed the Prophet about the Jinns at the night when they heard the Qur’an?’ He said, ‘Your father ‘Abdullah informed me that a tree informed the Prophet about them.’” Sahih Bukhari 5:58:199 A saluting stone or a delusional Prophet? Jabir b. Samura reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: I recognise the stone in Mecca which used to pay me salutations before my advent as a Prophet and I recognise that even now. Sahih Muslim 30:5654 Hellfire complains to Allah Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “The (Hell) Fire complained to its Lord saying, ‘O my Lord! My different parts eat up each other.’ So, He allowed it to take two breaths, one in the winter and the other in summer, and this is the reason for the severe heat and the bitter cold you find (in weather).” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:482 Abdomen contradicts Allah Narrated Abu Said: A man came to the prophet and said, ‘My brother has got loose motions. The Prophet said, Let him drink honey.” The man again (came) and said, ‘I made him drink (honey) but that made him worse.’ The Prophet said, ‘Allah has said the Truth, and the abdomen of your brother has told a lie.” Sahih Bukhari 7:71:614 One sneeze, two sneeze, three sneeze, four Malik related to me from Abdullah ibn Abi Bakr from his father that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If a man sneezes, invoke a blessing on him. Then if he sneezes, invoke a blessing on him. Then if he sneezes, invoke a blessing on him. Then if he sneezes, say, ‘You have a cold’.” Abdullah ibn Abi Bakr said, “I don’t know whether it was after the third or fourth.” Al-Muwatta 54 2.4 Allah likes sneezing but hates yawning Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Allah likes sneezing and dislikes yawning, so if someone sneezes and then praises Allah, then it is obligatory on every Muslim who heard him, to say: May Allah be merciful to you (Yar-hamuka-l-lah). But as regards yawning, it is from satan, so one must try one’s best to stop it, if one says ‘Ha’ when yawning, satan will laugh at him.” Sahih Bukhari 8:73:242 Fight polytheists by trimming moustache Ibn Umar said: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be opon him) said: Act against the polytheists, trim closely the moustache and grow beard. Sahih Muslim 2:500, See also: Sahih Muslim 2:501 Allah loves sneezes (aacchoo!) Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Allah loves sneezing but dislikes yawning; so if anyone of you sneezes and then praises Allah, every Muslim who hears him (praising Allah) has to say Tashmit to him. But as regards yawning, it is from Satan, so if one of you yawns, he should try his best to stop it, for when anyone of you yawns, Satan laughs at him.” Sahih Bukhari 8:73:245 Pus better than poetry Abu Sa`id Khudri reported: We were going with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him). As we reached the place (known as) Arj there met (us) a poet who had been reciting poetry. Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Catch the satan or detain the satan, for filling the belly of a man with pus is better than stuffing his brain with poetry. Sahih Muslim 28:5611 Spit on the left for protection against bad dreams Narrated Abu Qatada: The Prophet said, “A good dream that comes true is from Allah, and a bad dream is from Satan, so if anyone of you sees a bad dream, he should seek refuge with Allah from Satan and should spit on the left, for the bad dream will not harm him.” Sahih Bukhari 9:87:115 Death be upon you, too Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar: Allah’s Apostle said, “When the Jews greet you, they usually say, ‘As-Samu ‘alaikum (Death be on you),’ so you should say (in reply to them), ‘Wa’alaikum (And on you).” Sahih Bukhari 8:74:274 The almighty wind Narrated Anas: Whenever a strong wind blew, anxiety appeared on the face of the Prophet (fearing that wind might be a sign of Allah’s wrath). Sahih Bukhari 2:17:144 Could someone please lick my hands? Thank you Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet said, ‘When you eat, do not wipe your hands till you have licked it, or had it licked by somebody else.” Sahih Bukhari 7:65:366 The art of dealing with a fart Narrated Ali ibn Talq: The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said: When any of you breaks wind during the prayer, he should turn away and perform ablution and repeat the prayer. Abu Dawud 1:205 Narrated ‘Abbas bin Tamim: My uncle asked Allah’s Apostle about a person who imagined to have passed wind during the prayer. Allah’ Apostle replied: “He should not leave his prayers unless he hears sound or smells something.” Sahih Bukhari 1:4:139 Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Allah does not accept prayer of anyone of you if he does Hadath (passes wind) till he performs the ablution (anew).” Sahih Bukhari 9:86:86 Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Zam’a: The Prophet forbade laughing at a person who passes wind. Sahih Bukhari 8:73:68 And Allah taught Adam all the names as follows: He taught him the name of everything, down to fart and little fart. Tabari I 267 Allah curses tattooed women Narrated Ibn Mas’ud: Allah has cursed those women who practise tattooing or get it done for themselves, and those who remove hair from their faces, and those who create spaces between their teeth artificially to look beautiful, such ladies as change the features created by Allah. Why then shall I not curse those whom Allah’s Apostle has cursed and who are cursed in Allah’s Book too? Sahih Bukhari 7:72:826 Dye your hair because Jews and Christians don’t Narrated Abu Huraira : The Prophet said, “Jews and Christians do not dye their hair so you should do the opposite of what they do. Sahih Bukhari 7:72:786 WICKED WIGS Narrated Abdullah (bin Mus’ud): Allah’s Apostle has cursed the lady who uses false hair. Sahih Bukhari 6:60:409 Divinely cooked and delivered pot of meat fixes Prophet’s performance problems in bed Waqidi said: “The prophet of Allah used to say that I was among those who have little strength for intercourse. Then Allah sent me a pot with cooked meat. After I ate from it, I found strength any time I wanted to do the work.” Ibn Sa’d’s Kitab Tabaqat Al-Kubra, Volume 8, Page 200 SHEEP OWNERS ARE HUMBLE, WHILE HORSE & CAMEL OWNERS ARE ARROGANT Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “The main source of disbelief is in the east. Pride and arrogance are characteristics of the owners of horses and camels, and those bedouins who are busy with their camels and pay no attention to Religion; while modesty and gentleness are the characteristics of the owners of sheep.” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:520 NB: MOHAMMED OWNED LOTS OF CAMELS! A DRINK THAT GIVES YOU WINGS Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said “If a house fly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink), for one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure for the disease.” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:537 CURE FOR PEEPING TOMS Narrated Anas: A man peeped into one of the dwelling places of the Prophet. The Prophet got up and aimed a sharp-edged arrow head (or wooden stick) at him to poke him stealthily. Sahih Bukhari 9:83:38 Narrated Abu Huraira: Abul Qasim said, “If any person peeps at you without your permission and you poke him with a stick and injure his eye, you will not be blamed.” Sahih Bukhari 9:83:39 p7S.22 The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: (1) “Were a man to look at you without permission and you threw a rock at him and knocked out his eye, you would not have committed any offense. ” (2) “Whoever peeps into a house without its people’s leave, they may put out his eye.” Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri, Edited and Translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller WATER MIXED WITH DEAD DOGS & MENSTRUAL CLOTHES STILL CLEAN: Narrated AbuSa’id al-Khudri: The people asked the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him): Can we perform ablution out of the well of Buda’ah, which is a well into which menstrual clothes, dead dogs and stinking things were thrown? He replied: Water is pure and is not defiled by anything. Abu Dawud 1:66 , See Also Abu Dawud 1:67 Things that pollute water Book 1, Number 0063: Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him), was asked about water (in desert country) and what is frequented by animals and wild beasts. He replied: When there is enough water to fill two pitchers, it bears no impurity. Book 1, Number 0064: Narrated ‘Abd Allah b. ‘Umar: The Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him), was asked about water in desert.He then narrated a simmilar tradition (as mentioned above). Book 1, Number 0065: Narrated ‘Abd Allah b. ‘Umar: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: When there is enough water to fill two pitchers, it does not become impure. Abu Dawud said: Hammad b. Zaid has narrated this tradition on the authority of ‘Asim (without any reference to the Prophet). On the well called Buda’ah Book 1, Number 0066: Narrated Abu Sa’id al-Khudri: The people asked the Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him): Can we perform ablution out of the well of Buda’ah, which is a well into which menstrual clothes, dead dogs and stinking things were thrown? He replied: Water is pure and is not defiled by anything. Book 1, Number 0067: Narrated Abu Sa’id al-Khudri: I heard that the people asked the Prophet of Allah (peace_be_upon_him): Water is brought for you from the well of Buda’ah. It is a well in which dead dogs, menstrual clothes and excrement of people are thrown. The Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) replied: Verily water is pure and is not defiled by anything. Fever comes from the heat of Hell The Prophet said, “Fever is from the heat of Hell, so abate fever with water.” Sahih Bukhari 7:71:621, See Also Sahih Bukhari 7:71:619, Sahih Bukhari 7:71:620, Sahih Bukhari 7:71:622 Allah, rain there, not here! Summary: People’s livestock were dying because of lack of water. On request, Muhammad prayed to Allah who instantly brought so much rain that that caused livestock to die due to excess of water. Then Muhammad told Allah to rain around them, not on them and the rain stopped. Narrated Sharik: Anas bin Malik said, “A person entered the Mosque on a Friday through the gate facing the Daril-Qada’ and Allah’s Apostle was standing delivering the Khutba (sermon). The man stood in front of Allah’s Apostle and said, ‘O Allah’s Apostle, livestock are dying and the roads are cut off; please pray to Allah for rain.’ So Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) raised both his hands and said, ‘O Allah! Bless us with rain. O Allah! Bless us with rain. O Allah! Bless us with rain!” Anas added, “By Allah, there were no clouds in the sky and there was no house or building between us and the mountain of Silas’. Then a big cloud like a shield appeared from behind it (i.e. Silas Mountain) and when it came in the middle of the sky, it spread and then rained. By Allah! We could not see the sun for a week. The next Friday, a person entered through the same gate and Allah’s Apostle was delivering the Friday Khutba and the man stood in front of him and said, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! The livestock are dying and the roads are cut off; Please pray to Allah to withhold rain.’ ” Anas added, “Allah’s Apostle raised both his hands and said, ‘O Allah! Round about us and not on us. O Allah!’ On the plateaus, on the mountains, on the hills, in the valleys and on the places where trees grow.’ ” Anas added, “The rain stopped and we came out, walking in the sun.” Sharik asked Anas whether it was the same person who had asked for rain the previous Friday. Anas replied that he did not know. Sahih Bukhari 2:17:127 Greeting order Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “The young should greet the old, the passer by should greet the sitting one, and the small group of persons should greet the large group of persons. ” Sahih Bukhari 8:74:250 WELL HELLO, HELLO, HELLO Narrated Anas: Whenever Allah’s Apostle greeted somebody, he used to greet him three times, and if he spoke a sentence, he used to repeat it thrice. Sahih Bukhari 8:74:261 Allah prefers odd numbers Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah has ninety-nine Names, i.e., one hundred minus one, and whoever believes in their meanings and acts accordingly, will enter Paradise; and Allah is Witr (one) and loves ‘the Witr’ (i.e., odd numbers). Sahih Bukhari 8:75:419 Overweight omen Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “On the Day of Resurrection, a huge fat man will come who will not weigh, the weight of the wing of a mosquito in Allah’s Sight.” and then the Prophet added, ‘We shall not give them any weight on the Day of Resurrection’ Sahih Bukhari 6:60:253 Searching for the meaning in life… and 3 stones Narrated Abdullah: The Prophet went out to answer the call of nature and asked me to bring three stones. I found two stones and searched for the third but could not find it. So I took a dried piece of dung and brought it to him. He took the two stones and threw away the dung and said, “This is a filthy thing.” Sahih Bukhari 1:4:158, See Also Sahih Bukhari 1:4:157, Sahih Bukhari 1:4:162, Sahih Bukhari 1:4:163 Annoying in-laws, a universal phenomena Narrated ‘Uqba bin ‘Amir: Allah’s Apostle said, “Beware of entering upon the ladies.” A man from the Ansar said, “Allah’s Apostle! What about Al-Hamu the in-laws of the wife (the brothers of her husband or his nephews etc.)?” The Prophet replied: The in-laws of the wife are death itself. Sahih Bukhari 7:62:159 Genies like bones and animal dung Narrated Abu Huraira: That once he was in the, company of the Prophet carrying a water pot for his ablution and for cleaning his private parts. While he was following him carrying it (i.e. the pot), the Prophet said, “Who is this?” He said, “I am Abu Huraira.” The Prophet said, “Bring me stones in order to clean my private parts, and do not bring any bones or animal dung.” Abu Huraira went on narrating: So I brought some stones, carrying them in the corner of my robe till I put them by his side and went away. When he finished, I walked with him and asked, “What about the bone and the animal dung?” He said, “They are of the food of Jinns. The delegate of Jinns of (the city of) Nasibin came to me–and how nice those Jinns were–and asked me for the remains of the human food. I invoked Allah for them that they would never pass by a bone or animal dung but find food on them.” Sahih Bukhari 5:58:200 Incantations while having sex Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet said, “If anyone of you, when having sexual relation with his wife, say: ‘In the name of Allah. O Allah! Protect us from Satan and prevent Satan from approaching our offspring you are going to give us,’ and if he begets a child (as a result of that relation) Satan will not harm it.” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:493 Devils on a leash Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “When the month of Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of the (Hell) Fire are closed, and the devils are chained.” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:497 Allah’s advice to his prophets Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Once while a prophet amongst the prophets was taking a rest underneath a tree, an ant bit him. He, therefore, ordered that his luggage be taken away from underneath that tree and then ordered that the dwelling place of the ants should be set on fire. Allah sent him a revelation:– “Wouldn’t it have been sufficient to burn a single ant?” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:536 Prostitutes can stay out of Hell by helping a thirsty dog Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “A prostitute was forgiven by Allah, because, passing by a panting dog near a well and seeing that the dog was about to die of thirst, she took off her shoe, and tying it with her head-cover she drew out some water for it. So, Allah forgave her because of that.” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:538 Bodyguard job: Females need not apply Narrated Abu Musa: Thy Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, “A time will come upon the people when a person will wander about with gold as Zakat and will not find anybody to accept it, and one man will be seen followed by forty women to be their guardian because of scarcity of men and great number of women”. Sahih Bukhari 2:24:495 Looking at genitals or talking during intercourse may cause disabilities for child Narrated by Abi Hurairah that the prophet PBUH said: If one of you got engaged in intercourse, they shouldn’t look at the genital for that inherits blindness, and not talk too much for that inherits aphonia (lack of the ability to talk). Hadith translated by FFI forum member Say “Allah willing” during intercourse to give birth to Islamic militants Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Once Solomon, son of David said, ‘(By Allah) Tonight I will have sexual intercourse with one hundred (or ninety-nine) women each of whom will give birth to a knight who will fight in Allah’s Cause.’ On that a (i.e. if Allah wills) but he did not say, Allah willing.’ Therefore only one of those women conceived and gave birth to a half-man. By Him in Whose Hands Muhammad’s life is, if he had said, “Allah willing’, (he would have begotten sons) all of whom would have been knights striving in Allah’s Cause.” Sahih Bukhari 4:52:74i Dirty teeth can invalidate a fast Swallowing bits of food that may be left between the teeth is regarded as eating, so it invalidates the fast… Ibn Qudaamah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in al-Mughni, 3/260: If a person has food between his teeth, one of the following two scenarios must apply: 1 – It is a small amount that he cannot spit out, so he swallows it. This does not invalidate his fast, because it cannot be avoided. It is like saliva. Ibn al-Mundhir said: The scholars are unanimously agreed on that. 2 – It is a large amount and he can spit it out. If he spits it out there is no sin on him, but if he swallows it deliberately, his fast is invalidated according to the majority of scholars, because he has swallowed food that he could have spat out willingly when he is mindful of his fast. So this breaks the fast just as if he deliberately started eating. End quote. Islam Q&A – Fatwa #78438 “This Muhammad of yours is a dwarf and fat” Narrated AbuBarzah: AbdusSalam ibn AbuHazim AbuTalut said: I saw AbuBarzah who came to visit Ubaydullah ibn Ziyad. Then a man named Muslim who was there in the company mentioned it to me. When Ubaydullah saw him, he said: This Muhammad of yours is a dwarf and fat. The old man (i.e. AbuBarzah) understood it. So he said: I did not think that I should remain among people who would make me feel ashamed of the company of Muhammad (peace be upon him). Thereupon Ubaydullah said: The company of Muhammad (peace be upon him) is a honour for you, not a disgrace. He added: I called for you to ask about the reservoir. Did you hear the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) mentioning anything about it? AbuBarzah said: Yes, not once, twice, thrice, four times or five times. If anyone believes it, may Allah not supply him with water from it. He then went away angrily. Abu Dawud 40:4731 The fact that the old man AbuBarzah ‘understood it’ implies that Ubaydullah’s description of Muhammad as a fat dwarf was accurate. Watermelons and cucumbers “If a man makes a hole in a watermelon, or a piece of dough, or a leather skin, or a statue, and has sex with it, then this is the same as what we have said about other types of masturbation [i.e., that it is halaal in the same circumstances given before, such as being on a journey]. In fact, it is easier than masturbating with one’s hand”. “If a woman does not have a husband, and her lust becomes strong, then some of our scholars say: It is permissible for the woman to take an akranbij, which is a piece of leather worked until it becomes shaped like a penis, and insert it in herself. She may also use a cucumber”. Bada’i al-Fuwa’id of Ibn Qayyim (Islamic scholar), page 129 A Muslim Shia website notes: “Maybe this is another reason why ‘Umar the Khalifa never went on jihad: somebody had to stay behind and organize the cucumber distribution.” Companions of Muhammad masturbated during Jihad “If a man is torn between continued desire or releasing it, and if this man does not have a wife or he has a slave-girl but he does not marry, then if a man is overwhelmed by desire, and he fears that he will suffer because of this (someone like a prisoner, or a traveller, or a pauper), then it is permissible for him to masturbate, and Ahmad (ibn Hanbal) is explicit on this. Furthermore, it is narrated that the Companions of the Prophet (s) used to masturbate while they were on military expeditions or travelling”. Bada’i al-Fuwa’id of Ibn Qayyim (Islamic scholar), page 129 Don’t flash Allah Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet had forbidden: (A) the Mulamasa and Munabadha (bargains), (B) the offering of two prayers, one after the morning compulsory prayer till the sun rises, and the others, after the ‘Asr prayer till the sun sets (C) He also forbade that one should sit wearing one garment, nothing of which covers his private parts (D) and prevent them from exposure to the sky; (E) he also forbade Ishtimal-as-Samma’. Sahih Bukhari 7:72:709 Doodling is a sin! The scholars of the Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas said: Whatever is images of animate beings such as insects and other living beings is not permissible, even if it is drawn on a blackboard or on paper, and even if the purpose of it is to help in teaching, because it is not essential and because of the general meaning of the evidence concerning that. (Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 1/685) What is prohibited is making images of animate beings, whether that is engraving or painting on walls or fabric or paper or woven cloth, and whether it is done with a feather or a pen or other equipment, whether the thing is drawn as it is or whether some imaginary element is introduced, so it is made smaller or larger or more beautiful or more ugly, or it is drawn as a stick figure. (Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 1/696) Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem (may Allah have mercy on him) said: One of the most serious of evils is making images of animate beings and keeping them and using them. There is no difference between that which is three dimensional and that which is on paper, whether it is produced by machines or otherwise. This meaning was mentioned by al-Nawawi in Sharh Saheeh Muslim, and he mentioned that it is the view of the four imams. The hadeeths which emphatically warned against that are well known. (Fataawa Rasaa’il Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem, 13/173) Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said: Making images of animate beings, whether they are human or otherwise, is undoubtedly haraam and is a major sin, because it is proven that the one who does that is cursed by the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). This is clear, whether they are three-dimensional or drawn by hand. (Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Rasaa’il Ibn ‘Uthaymeen 2/288) Islam Q&A – Fatwa No. 129446 Animals and living things Muttaqi (God-fearing) monkeys Narrated ‘Amr bin Maimun: During the pre-lslamic period of ignorance I saw a she-monkey surrounded by a number of monkeys. They were all stoning it, because it had committed illegal sexual intercourse. I too, stoned it along with them. Sahih Bukhari 5:58:188 According to `Amr b. Maymûn : I was in Yemen. Amongst the female goats of my people, I saw that at a heightened place, a male monkey brought along a female monkey and slept while keeping her hand beneath his head. During this time, a young monkey came and signaled the female monkey. She softly removed her hand from beneath the male monkey’s head and went with the young monkey. She fornicated with him and I was watching it. After that, the female monkey returned and was softly trying to put her hand back under the male monkey’s head that he woke up bewildered and smelled her and then screamed. All the monkeys gathered thereafter. He would point towards her and scream constantly (i.e. she has committed adultery). At last the other monkeys went towards the right left and brought along that young monkey whom I recognized. They dug a hole for this young monkey and the female one and stoned them to death. So I saw monkeys stoning to death too besides the human race. Taiseer-ul-Baari, volume 2, Page 626 This is consistent with the Qur’an in its claim that Jews (who at one time practiced stoning) were turned into apes: “And you know well the story of those among you who broke Sabbath. We said to them: “Be apes—despised and hated by all. Thus We made their end a warning to the people of their time and succeeding generation, and an admonition for God-fearing people.” Qur’an 2:65 Unpaid debt to turn into talking snake on Judgement Day Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “On the Day of Resurrection the Kanz (Treasure or wealth of which, Zakat has not been paid) of anyone of you will appear in the shape of a huge bald-headed poisonous male snake and its owner will run away from it, but it will follow him and say, ‘I am your Kanz.\'” The Prophet added, “By Allah, that snake will keep on following him until he stretches out his hand and let the snake swallow it.” Allah’s Apostle added, “If the owner of camels does not pay their Zakat, then, on the Day of Resurrection those camels will come to him and will strike his face with their hooves.” Sahih Bukhari 9:86:89 Monkeys and pigs are humans who once played music Narrated Abu ‘Amir or Abu Malik Al-Ash’ari: that he heard the Prophet saying, “From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments, as lawful. And there will be some people who will stay near the side of a mountain and in the evening their shepherd will come to them with their sheep and ask them for something, but they will say to him, ‘Return to us tomorrow.’ Allah will destroy them during the night and will let the mountain fall on them, and He will transform the rest of them into monkeys and pigs and they will remain so till the Day of Resurrection.” Sahih Bukhari 7:69:494 Zoophilia pardonable but not homosexuality Abu Dawud 38:4448 prescribes the death sentence for an unmarried man who commits sodomy but there is no prescribed punishment for having sex with an animal: Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: There is no prescribed punishment for one who has sexual intercourse with an animal. Abu Dawud 38:4450 Sheeps prefer female babies Narrated Umm Kurz: I heard the Prophet (may peace be upon him) say: Let the birds stay in their roosts. She said: I also heard him say: Two sheep are to be sacrificed for a boy and one for a girl, but it does you no harm whether they are male or female. Abu Dawud 15:2829 Have flu? Try fresh camel urine The climate of Medina did not suit some people, so the Prophet ordered them to follow his shepherd, i.e. his camels, and drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they followed the shepherd that is the camels and drank their milk and urine till their bodies became healthy. Sahih Bukhari 7:71:590 YOU AIN’T NOTHING BUT A HOUND DOG! Narrated ‘Aisha: The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They said, “Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying people).” I said, “You have made us (i.e. women) dogs… ” Sahih Bukhari 1:9:490 Goat ate my Qur’an ‘Aisha: “The verse of the stoning and of suckling an adult ten times were revealed, and they were (written) on a paper and kept under my bed. When the messenger of Allah expired and we were preoccupied with his death, a goat entered and ate away the paper.” Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal. vol. 6, p. 269; Sunan Ibn Majah, p. 626; Ibn Qutbah, Tawil Mukhtalafi ‘l-Hadith (Cairo: Maktaba al-Kulliyat al-Azhariyya. 1966) p. 310; As-Suyuti, ad-Durru ‘l-Manthur, vol. 2, p. 13 HOLY COCKS & DEVIL DONKEYS Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “When you hear the crowing of cocks, ask for Allah’s Blessings for (their crowing indicates that) they have seen an angel. And when you hear the braying of donkeys, seek Refuge with Allah from satan for (their braying indicates) that they have seen a satan.” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:522 COWGATE Narrated Abu Huraira: Once Allah’s Apostle; offered the Morning Prayer and then faced the people and said, “While a man was driving a cow, he suddenly rode over it and beat it. The cow said, “We have not been created for this, but we have been created for sloughing.” On that the people said astonishingly, “Glorified be Allah! A cow speaks!” The Prophet said, “I believe this, and Abu Bakr and ‘Umar too, believe it, although neither of them was present there. PART 2 While a person was amongst his sheep, a wolf attacked and took one of the sheep. The man chased the wolf till he saved it from the wolf, where upon the wolf said, ‘You have saved it from me; but who will guard it on the day of the wild beasts when there will be no shepherd to guard them except me?” The people said surprisingly, “Glorified be Allah! A wolf speaks!” The Prophet said, “But I believe this, and Abu Bakr and ‘Umar too, believe this, although neither of them was present there.” Sahih Bukhari 4:56:677 More horse dung and urine equals more heavenly rewards Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “If somebody keeps a horse in Allah’s Cause motivated by his faith in Allah and his belief in His Promise, then he will be rewarded on the Day of Resurrection for what the horse has eaten or drunk and for its dung and urine.” Sahih Bukhari 4:52:105 Lost camels can be returned to their owners but not sheep Narrated Zaid bin Khalid Al-Juhani A man asked the Prophet about the picking up of a “Luqata” (fallen lost thing). The Prophet replied, “Recognize and remember its tying material and its container, and make public announcement (about it) for one year, then utilize it but give it to its owner if he comes.” Then the person asked about the lost camel. On that, the Prophet got angry and his cheeks or his Face became red and he said, “You have no concern with it as it has its water container, and its feet and it will reach water, and eat (the leaves) of trees till its owner finds it.” The man then asked about the lost sheep. The Prophet replied, “It is either for you, for your brother (another person) or for the wolf.” Sahih Bukhari 1:3:91 A house may be set on fire by a mouse This hadith has been reported on the authority of Jabir through another chain of transmitters but with a slight variation of words:” The mouse may set the house on fire over its inhabitants.” Sahih Muslim 23:4994 Yahya related to me from Malik from Abu’z-Zubayr al-Makki from Jabir ibn Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Lock the door, tie the waterskin, turn the vessel over or cover it, and put out the lamp. Shaytan does not open a locked door or untie a tied knot, or uncover a vessel. A mouse may set fire to people’s houses about them.” Al-Muwatta 49 10.21 YOU DIRTY RAT! The Prophet said, “A group of Israelites were lost. Nobody knows what they did. But I do not see them except that they were cursed and changed into rats, for if you put the milk of a she-camel in front of a rat, it will not drink it, but if the milk of a sheep is put in front of it, it will drink it.” PART 2 I told this to Ka’b who asked me, “Did you hear it from the Prophet ?” I said, “Yes.” Ka’b asked me the same question several times; I said to Ka’b. “Do I read the Torah? (i.e. I tell you this from the Prophet.)” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:524 Race relations, the Islamic way Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, “Listen and obey (your chief) even if an Ethiopian whose head is like a raisin were made your chief.” Sahih Bukhari 1:11:662 In a dream, Satan cannot imitate the Prophet Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, “Whoever has seen me in a dream, then no doubt, he has seen me, for Satan cannot imitate my shape. Sahih Bukhari 9:87:123, See also Sahih Bukhari 9:87:124, Sahih Bukhari 9:87:125, and Sahih Bukhari 9:87:126 Don’t be late, the angels are watching Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “On every Friday the angels take heir stand at every gate of the mosques to write the names of the people chronologically (i.e. according to the time of their arrival for the Friday prayer and when the Imam sits (on the pulpit) they fold up their scrolls and get ready to listen to the sermon.” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:433 Allah wants to see you…naked Narrated Ibn Abbas: The Prophet said, “You will meet Allah barefooted, naked, walking on feet, and uncircumcised.” Sahih Bukhari 8:76:531, See also Sahih Bukhari 8:76:532, Sahih Bukhari 8:76:533, and Sahih Bukhari 8:76:533 Women are just like camels Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “Women are just like camels, out of one hundred, one can hardly find a single camel suitable to ride.” Sahih Bukhari 8:76:505 Flag fixed behind the buttocks It is narrated on the authority of Abu Sa’id that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: On the Day of Judgment there will be a flag fixed behind the buttocks of every person guilty of the breach of faith. Sahih Muslim 19:4309 Satanic influences Satan ties three knots at back of our head while we sleep Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “During your sleep, Satan knots three knots at the back of the head of each of you, and he breathes the following words at each knot, ‘The night is, long, so keep on sleeping,’ If that person wakes up and celebrates the praises of Allah, then one knot is undone, and when he performs ablution the second knot is undone, and when he prays, all the knots are undone, and he gets up in the morning lively and gay, otherwise he gets up dull and gloomy. ” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:491 SATAN’S LULLABY Narrated ‘Abdullah : A person was mentioned before the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and he was told that he had kept on sleeping till morning and had not got up for the prayer. The Prophet said, “Satan urinated in his ears.” Sahih Bukhari 2:21:245 WHY DO ARABS HAVE BIG NOSES? Abu Huraira reported: The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) said. When any one of you awakes up from sleep and performs ablution, he must clean his nose three times, for the devil spends the night in the interior of his nose. SATAN’S LULLABY Narrated ‘Abdullah : A person was mentioned before the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and he was told that he had kept on sleeping till morning and had not got up for the prayer. The Prophet said, “Satan urinated in his ears.” Sahih Bukhari 2:21:245 Sahih Muslim 2:462 Satan tries to interrupt Muhammad Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet offered a prayer, and (after finishing) he said, “Satan came in front of me trying persistently to divert my attention from the prayer, but Allah gave me the strength to over-power him.” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:504 Satan gets unlimited hospital passes Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “When any human being is born. Satan touches him at both sides of the body with his two fingers, except Jesus, the son of Mary, whom Satan tried to touch but failed, for he touched the placenta-cover instead.” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:506 Satan & yawning Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Yawning is from Satan and if anyone of you yawns, he should check his yawning as much as possible, for if anyone of you (during the act of yawning) should say: ‘Ha’, Satan will laugh at him.” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:509 Man talks to Satan for 3 nights and Satan steals his food Narrated Abu Huraira Allah’s Apostle deputed me to keep Sadaqat (al-Fitr) of Ramadan. A comer came and started taking handfuls of the foodstuff (of the Sadaqa) (stealthily). I took hold of him and said, “By Allah, I will take you to Allah’s Apostle .” He said, “I am needy and have many dependents, and I am in great need.” I released him, and in the morning Allah’s Apostle asked me, “What did your prisoner do yesterday?” I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! The person complained of being needy and of having many dependents, so, I pitied him and let him go.” Allah’s Apostle said, “Indeed, he told you a lie and he will be coming again.” I believed that he would show up again as Allah’s Apostle had told me that he would return. So, I waited for him watchfully. When he (showed up and) started stealing handfuls of foodstuff, I caught hold of him again and said, “I will definitely take you to Allah’s Apostle. He said, “Leave me, for I am very needy and have many dependents. I promise I will not come back again.” I pitied him and let him go. In the morning Allah’s Apostle asked me, “What did your prisoner do.” I replied, “O Allah’s Apostle! He complained of his great need and of too many dependents, so I took pity on him and set him free.” Allah’s Apostle said, “Verily, he told you a lie and he will return.” I waited for him attentively for the third time, and when he (came and) started stealing handfuls of the foodstuff, I caught hold of him and said, “I will surely take you to Allah’s Apostle as it is the third time you promise not to return, yet you break your promise and come.” He said, “(Forgive me and) I will teach you some words with which Allah will benefit you.” I asked, “What are they?” He replied, “Whenever you go to bed, recite “Ayat-al-Kursi”– ‘Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-l-Haiy-ul Qaiyum’ till you finish the whole verse. (If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you and no satan will come near you till morning. ” So, I released him. In the morning, Allah’s Apostle asked, “What did your prisoner do yesterday?” I replied, “He claimed that he would teach me some words by which Allah will benefit me, so I let him go.” Allah’s Apostle asked, “What are they?” I replied, “He said to me, ‘Whenever you go to bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi from the beginning to the end —- Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-lHaiy-ul-Qaiyum—-.’ He further said to me, ‘(If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you, and no satan will come near you till morning.’ (Abu Huraira or another sub-narrator) added that they (the companions) were very keen to do good deeds. The Prophet said, “He really spoke the truth, although he is an absolute liar. Do you know whom you were talking to, these three nights, O Abu Huraira?” Abu Huraira said, “No.” He said, “It was Satan.” Sahih Bukhari 3:38:505t FARTING SATAN Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “When the Adhan is pronounced Satan takes to his heels and passes wind with noise during his flight in order not to hear the Adhan. When the Adhan is completed he comes back and again takes to his heels when the Iqama is pronounced and after its completion he returns again till he whispers into the heart of the person (to divert his attention from his prayer) and makes him remember things which he does not recall to his mind before the prayer and that causes him to forget how much he has prayed.” Sahih Bukhari 1:11:582 SATAN THE CHILD MOLESTER Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “When any human being is born. Satan touches him at both sides of the body with his two fingers, except Jesus, the son of Mary, whom Satan tried to touch but failed, for he touched the placenta-cover instead.” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:506 Narrated Said bin Al-Musaiyab: Abu Huraira said, “I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, ‘There is none born among the off-spring of Adam, but Satan touches it. A child therefore, cries loudly at the time of birth because of the touch of Satan, except Mary and her child.” Then Abu Huraira recited: “And I seek refuge with You for her and for her offspring from the outcast Satan.” (3.36) Sahih Bukhari Book 55 No. 641 Call of nature related to offensive and wicked things Narrated Anas: Whenever the Prophet went to answer the call of nature, he used to say, “Allah-umma inni a’udhu bika minal khubuthi wal khaba’ith i.e. O Allah, I seek Refuge with You from all offensive and wicked things (evil deeds and evil spirits).” Sahih Bukhari 1:4:144 PARADISE: “appetizing vaginas” & “ever-erect” penises Abu Umama narrated: “The Messenger of God said, ‘Everyone that God admits into paradise will be married to 72 wives; two of them are houris and seventy of his inheritance of the [female] dwellers of hell. All of them will have libidinous sex organs and he will have an ever-erect penis.’ ” Sunan Ibn Maja, Zuhd (Book of Abstinence) 39 PART 2 “Each time we sleep with a Houri we find her virgin. Besides, the penis of the Elected never softens. The erection is eternal; the sensation that you feel each time you make love is utterly delicious and out of this world and were you to experience it in this world you would faint. Each chosen one [i.e. Muslim] will marry seventy [sic] houris, besides the women he married on earth, and all will have appetizing vaginas.” Al-Itqan fi Ulum al-Qur’an, p. 351 Allah punishes Muhammad for Safiyah’s capture by making him fall off a camel Safiyah bint Huyay was a woman that Muhammad captured and married, after killing her husband. Narrated Anas bin Malik: We were in the company of the Prophet while returning from ‘Usfan, and Allah’s Apostle was riding his she camel keeping Safiya bint Huyay riding behind him. His she camel slipped and both of them fell down. Abu Talha jumped from his camel and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! May Allah sacrifice me for you.” The Prophet said, “Take care of the lady.” So, Abu Talha covered his face with a garment and went to Safiya and covered her with it, and then he set right the condition of their she camel so that both of them rode, and we were encircling Allah’s Apostle like a cover. When we approached Medina, the Prophet said, “We are returning with repentance and worshipping and praising our Lord.” He kept on saying this till he entered Medina. Sahih Bukhari 4:52:318 Tortured in the grave for peeing on himself Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: Once the Prophet, while passing through one of the grave-yards of Medina or Mecca heard the voices of 2 persons who were being tortured in their graves. The Prophet said, “These 2 persons are being tortured not for a major sin (to avoid).” The Prophet then added, “Yes! (they are being tortured for a major sin). Indeed, 1 of them never saved himself from being soiled with his urine while the other used to go about gossiping. PART 2 The Prophet then asked for a green leaf of a date-palm tree, broke it into two pieces and put one on each grave. On being asked why he had done so, he replied, “I hope that their torture might be lessened, till these get dried.” Sahih Bukhari 1:4:215 TURN YOUR ARSE WEST, MY BOY! Narrated Abu Aiyub Al-Ansari: Allah’s Apostle said, “If anyone of you goes to an open space for answering the call of nature he should neither face nor turn his back towards the Qibla; he should either face the east or the west Sahih Bukhari 1:4:215 BLACK DOGS ARE DEVILS Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of ‘Allah (may peace be upon him) said: When any one of you stands for prayer and there is a thing before him equal to the back of the saddle that covers him and in case there is not before him (a thing) equal to the back of the saddle, his prayer would be cut off by (passing of an) ass, woman, and black Dog. PART 2 I said: O Abu Dharr, what feature is there in a black dog which distinguish it from the red dog and the yellow dog? He said: O, son of my brother, I asked the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) as you are asking me, and he said: The black dog is a devil. Sahih Muslim 4:1032 Playing chess is evil Buraida reported on the authority of his father that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: He who played chess is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine. Sahih Muslim 28:5612 SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON ME Aminah and her vagina light According to accepted sirat, Muhammad’s mother had light coming out of her vagina when giving birth to him. When the prophet came out of his mothers vagina, the light covered the east and the west which reached all the way to Sham (Syria today) sirat ibn hisham 166 Free a Muslim slave, and save your private parts Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “If somebody manumits a Muslim slave, Allah will save from the Fire every part of his body for freeing the corresponding parts of the slave’s body, even his private parts will be saved from the Fire) because of freeing the slave’s private parts.” Sahih Bukhari 8:79:706 Don’t ever raise your head The sin of raising your head before the imam is so great, your face will transform into a donkey. Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Isn’t he who raises his head before the Imam afraid that Allah may transform his head into that of a donkey or his figure (face) into that of a donkey?” Sahih Bukhari 1:11:660 He pees like a woman Narrated Amr ibn al-‘As: AbdurRahman ibn Hasanah reported: I and Amr ibn al-‘As went to the Prophet (peace be upon him). He came out with a leather shield (in his hand). He covered himself with it and urinated. Then we said: Look at him. He is urinating as a woman does. The Prophet (peace be upon him), heard this and said: Do you not know what befell a person from amongst Banu Isra’il (the children of Israel)? When urine fell on them, they would cut off the place where the urine fell; but he (that person) forbade them (to do so), and was punished in his grave. Abu Dawud 1:22 COMMITT SUICIDE Whoso is wont to think (through envy) that Allah will not give him (Muhammad) victory in the world and the Hereafter (and is enraged at the thought of his victory), let him stretch a rope up to the roof (of his dwelling), and let him hang himself. Then let him see whether his strategy dispelleth that whereat he rageth!. Qur’an 22:15 Drunk water while standing up? Puke it out! Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: None of you should drink while standing; and if anyone forgets, he must vomit. Sahih Muslim 23:5022 2 things the Prophet loves: perfume and women Al-Hasan al-Basri wrote: “The Messenger of God said, “The only two things I cherish of the life of this world are women and perfume. Ibn Sa’d’s Kitab Tabaqat Al-Kubra, Volume 1, Page 380 Aisha said “The Prophet of God liked three things of this world: Perfume, women, and food; he had the [first] two, but missed food.” Ibn Sa’d’s Kitab Tabaqat Al-Kubra, Volume 1, Page 380 Don’t look up! Jabir b. Samura reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: The people who lift their eyes towards the sky in Prayer should avoid it or they would lose their eyesight. Sahih Muslim 4:862 Abu Huraira reported: People should avoid lifting their eyes towards the sky while supplicating in prayer, otherwise their eyes would be snatched away. Sahih Muslim 4:863 15. Harm No. 14: Leads to Masturbation . . . Just as it is unlawful and forbidden to commit sexual intercourse with a strange man or woman, it is likewise forbidden to masturbate. Unfortunately, this sin has become widespread in this day and age. In some narrations of Hadith there are severe warnings against this sin. It has been mentioned that the person who masturbates shall be resurrected on the Day of Judgment with a pregnant hand. It has also been mentioned that the ناکح الید (the one who masturbates) is under the curse of Allah. Fulfilling one’s sexual desires in an unlawful manner is obviously impermissible. But one should also be cautious of excessive permissible sex. Too much sexual intercourse spoils the health and drains one’s strength. Spiritually, one does not get enjoyment in worship and Zikr. If also causes the child to be born weak and frail. It is for this very reason that the Buzurgs have advised to preserve the semen. After 15 to 30 days when there is a strong urge to have sex, only then should one fulfill one’s desire. The lion copulates once a year and from that it breeds offspring. Similarly, those people who have intercourse after long intervals of time produce strong and healthy children. Therefore, moderation is necessary in sexual relations with one’s wife, otherwise excessive sex can even lead to death. My Shaikh, Hazrat Phoulpoori (رحمۃ اللہ علیہ) narrated to us the incident of an Alim who had a very beautiful wife. Whenever he would come home from running errands and would see his wife, then he would not be able to control himself. He used have so much sexual relations that after six months, instead of discharging semen, blood started to ejaculate from his penis. This eventually led to a severe fever after which he died. Beauty was the cause of his death. This is why I advise to have moderation in permissible things as well. As for the unlawful, then my advice is not to even go near Haraam. May Allah Ta’ala grant us the ability to practice upon what has been said. Amen The 14 Harms Of Casting Evil Glances Shaikh ul Arab wal Ajam Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb Muhammad the inadvertent trend-setter has a temper tantrum Narrated Ibn. ‘Umar: Allah’s Apostle wore a gold ring or a silver ring and placed its stone towards the palm of his hand and had the name ‘Muhammad, the Apostle of Allah’ engraved on it. The people also started wearing gold rings like it, but when the Prophet saw them wearing such rings, he threw away his own ring and said. “I will never wear it,” and then wore a silver ring, whereupon the people too started wearing silver rings. Ibn Umar added: After the Prophet Abu Bakr wore the ring, and then Umar and then ‘Uthman wore it till it fell in the Aris well from ‘Uthman. bin ‘Umar : Allah’s Apostle wore a gold ring, then he threw it and said, “I will never wear it.” The people also threw their (gold) rings. Sahih Bukhari 7:72:756, See also: Sahih Muslim 24:5210, and Sahih Bukhari 7:72:755 Wanna have an affair and steal things? Go ahead! Narrated Abu Dhar: The Prophet said, “Gabriel said to me, ‘Whoever amongst your followers die without having worshipped others besides Allah, will enter Paradise (or will not enter the (Hell) Fire).” The Prophet asked. “Even if he has committed illegal sexual intercourse or theft?” He replied, “Even then.” Sahih Bukhari 4:54:445 Prophet Muhammad’s BO-scented perfume, anyone? Narrated Thumama: Anas said, “Um Sulaim used to spread a leather sheet for the Prophet and he used to take a midday nap on that leather sheet at her home.” Anas added, “When the Prophet had slept, she would take some of his sweat and hair and collect it (the sweat) in a bottle and then mix it with Suk (a kind of perfume) while he was still sleeping. “When the death of Anas bin Malik approached, he advised that some of that Suk be mixed with his Hanut (perfume for embalming the dead body), and it was mixed with his Hanut. Sahih Bukhari 8:74:298 Moses slaps the Angel of Death Narrated Abu Huraira: The angel of death was sent to Moses and when he went to him, Moses slapped him severely, spoiling one of his eyes. The angel went back to his Lord, and said, “You sent me to a slave who does not want to die.”….. Sahih Bukhari 2:23:423, The water left over after bath is not defiled Book 1, Number 0068: Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: One of the wives of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) took a bath from a large bowl. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) wanted to perform ablution or take from the water left over. She said to him: O Prophet of Allah, verily I was sexually defiled. The Prophet said: Water not defiled. What should a man utter while entering the privy Book 1, Number 0004: Narrated Anas b. Malik: When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) entered the toilet, he used to say (before entering) : “O Allah, I seek refuge in thee.” This is according to the version of Hammad. ‘Abd al-Warith has another version : “I seek refuge in Allah form male and female devils.” Explaining the variance of the version Abu Dawud says : Shu’bah on the authority of ‘Abd al-‘Aziz narrated: “O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee,” and sometimes he reported: “I take refuge in Allah.” Wuhaib (b. Khalid) (on the authority of ‘Abd al-‘Aziz) narrated: One should take refuge in Allah. Book 1, Number 0005: Narrated Anas: Another tradition on the authority of Anas has: “O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee.” Book 1, Number 0006: Narrated Zayd ibn Arqam: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: These privies are frequented by the jinns and devils. So when anyone amongst you goes there, he should say: “I seek refuge in Allah from male and female devils.” Safeguarding oneself from urine Book 1, Number 0020: Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) passed by two graves. He said: Both (the dead) are being punished, but they are not being punished for a major (sin). One did not safeguard himself from urine. The other carried tales. He then called for a fresh twig and split it into two parts and planted one part on each grave and said: Perhaps their punishment may be mitigated as long as the twigs remain fresh. Another version of Hammad has: “One of them did not cover himself while urinating.” The version does not have the words: “He did not safeguard himself from urine.” Book 1, Number 0021: Ibn ‘Abbas also reported a tradition from the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) conveying the simmilar meaning. The version of Jarir has the wording: “he did not cover himself while urinating.” The version of Abu Mu’awiyah has the wording: “he did not safeguard himself (from urine).” Book 1, Number 0022: Narrated Amr ibn al-‘As: Abdur Rahman ibn Hasanah reported: I and Amr ibn al-‘As went to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). He came out with a leather shield (in his hand). He covered himself with it and urinated. Then we said: Look at him. He is urinating as a woman does. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him), heard this and said: Do you not know what befell a person from amongst Banu Isra’il (the children of Israel)? When urine fell on them, they would cut off the place where the urine fell; but he (that person) forbade them (to do so), and was punished in his grave. What a man should utter when he comes out of the privy Book 1, Number 0030: Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin: When the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) came out of the privy, he used to say: “Grant me Thy forgiveness.” Disapproval of touching the penis with the right hand while purifying Book 1, Number 0031: Narrated Abu Qatadah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: when anyone of you urinates, he must not touch his penis with his right hand, and when he goes out to releive himself he must not wipe himself with his right hand (in the privy) and when he drink, he must not drink in one breath Taking cover at the time of releiving oneself ________________________________________ Book 1, Number 0035: Narrated Abu Hurayrah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone applies collyrium, he should do it an odd number of times. If he does so, he has done well; but if not, there is no harm. If anyone cleanses himself with pebbles, he should use an odd number. If he does so, he has done well; but if not, there is no harm. If anyone eats, he should throw away what he removes with a toothpick and swallow what sticks to his tongue. If he does so, he has done well; if not, there is no harm. If anyone goes to relieve himself, he should conceal himself, and if all he can do is to collect a heap of send, he should sit with his back to it, for the devil makes sport with the posteriors of the children of Adam. If he does so, he has done well; but if not, there is no harm Book 1, Number 0039: Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas’ud: A deputation of the jinn (demons) came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and said: O Muhammad, forbid your community to cleans themselves with a bone or dung or charcoal, for in them Allah has provided sustenance for us. So the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) forbade them to do so. Cleansing with stones (Mohammedan Toilet Paper) Book 1, Number 0040: Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: When any of you goes to relieve himself, he should take with him three stones to cleans himself, for they will be enough for him. Book 1, Number 0041: Narrated Khuzaymah ibn Thabit: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) was asked about cleansing (after relieving oneself). He said: (One should cleanse oneself) with three stones which should be free from dung. CATS ARE CLEAN, BUT DOGS ARE DIRTY: Performing ablution with water left over after a dog has drunk of it Book 1, Number 0071: Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The purification of the utensil belonging to any one of you, after it has been licked by a dog, consists of washing it seven times, using sand in the first instance. Abu Dawud said: A simmilar tradition has been narated by Abu Ayyub and Habib b. al-Shahid on the authority of Muhammad. Book 1, Number 0072: A simmilar tradition has been transmitted Abu Huriarah through a different chain of narrators. But this version has been narrated as a statement of Abu Hurairah himself and not attributed to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). The version has the addition of the words: “If the cat licks (a utensil), it should be washed once.” Book 1, Number 0073: Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When a dog licks a (thing contained in a) utensil you must wash it seven times, using earth (sand) for the seventh time. Abu Dawud said: This tradition has been transmitted by another chain of narrators in which there is no mention of earth. Book 1, Number 0074: Narrated Ibn Mughaffal: The Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) ordered the killing of the dogs, and then said: Why are they (people) after them (dogs)? – and then granted permission (to keep) the dog for hunting and for (the security) of the herd, and said: When the dog licks the utensil wash it seven times, and rub it with earth the eight time. Abu Dawud said: Ibn Mughaffal narrated in a similar way. Book 1, Number 0076: Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin: Dawud ibn Salih ibn Dinar at-Tammar quoted his mother as saying that her mistress sent her with some pudding (harisah) to Aisha who was offering prayer. She made a sign to me to place it down. A cat came and ate some of it, but when Aisha finished her prayer, she ate from the place where the cat had eaten. She stated: The Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: It is not unclean: it is one of those who go round among you. She added: I saw the Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) performing ablution from the water left over by the cat.

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