The Ill Effects of Sins translated by Abu Talhah Dawood Burbank
Veiled sisters uploading their pictures on the internet
A warning from Shaykh Haamid ibn Al Khamis Al Junaibee
A questioner from France says: As salaamu alaikum, jazakaAllahu khrain O Shaykh. What is your view concerning the woman who places her picture wearing niqab, even though her face is covered, on the internet forums and other places? Keeping in mind, this is a fitna for the young men. May Allah bless you.
Shaykh Haamid ibn Al Khamis Al Junaibee:
You know, I don’t know—Subana Allah—some of the women, what do they want from this? What do they want by uploading these pictures, even those who upload their pictures in which they are wearing niqab, or a woman with her face covered, what does she want from this?
This is not done by someone with insight and wisdom and this is evidence of an ignorant way of thinking. What benefit is gained by uploading a picture of a woman wearing niqab, for example? And the evil is greater if she uploads a picture of herself. It is as though she is saying to them: “Look at me,” whether she is wearing niqab or not; along with the beautification or the eyes and other than that.
I say: My general advice to the women: Fear Allah O women, those who enter the internet forums and internet websites, and the social networking sites such as twitter and the other websites. Fear Allah. Whether addressing the men, or chatting with the men, uploading pictures, and going to great lengths in this matter. This is a great door to evil, the magnitude of it is only known to Allah.
And Allah knows the situation of these affairs based on these forums and websites, from the abundance of evil that occurs from some of the people due to these affairs; whether it is by the private messages, or by connecting through other means, or by sending emails, or other than that from the means that some men use to catch women.
And sometimes it occurs between a man who is religiously committed and a woman who is religiously committed. Fear Allah O daughters of the Muslims!!
By Allah, surely I know specific people, I know specific people, and I do not say this from the standpoint of mentioning stories and tales, but rather from the standpoint of inciting fear and alarm, this is the standpoint I am coming from. A woman and a man fell into fornication. Both of them were students of knowledge, both of them were students of knowledge. I know them specifically. We ask Allah for safety and security.
Thus beware, beware—may Allah bless you—beware beware! The person must stay far away from the doors of evil and he must make an escape from them; fleeing.
Whoever needs to connect with someone, whether it is for marriage, or engagement, the connection should occur from the females, from your family, your relatives, from this method. And do not open this door upon yourself! Because this door is a door of evil, such that if it is open it is not about to close except with great evil. We seek refuge in Allah. We ask Allah for safety and security.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
Translator’s note: The Shaykh has written tazkiyah from Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab Al Aqeel
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Short Reply To Those Who Say:
“The term ‘Salafi’ is new and has come from the ‘Saudis’ or Al-Albani or ibn Abdul-Wahhab رحمهم الله
1• Imam Bukhari mentioned a chapter heading in his ‘Saheeh’:
Chapter: What the Salaf used to store in their homes and their journeys from food and meat.’
‘2• AbdurRahmaan bin ‘Amr al-Aawza’i (d.156 A.H.) said:
‘Be patient upon the Sunnah, stop where the Companions stopped, and say what they said, and keep away from what they kept away from, and follow the way of your Salaf as-Salih, since what is sufficient for them is sufficient for you.’
Collected by al-Ajurri in ash-Sharia’ (p.58)
3• Imaam adh – Dhahabee رحمه الله
Said, It is authentically related from ad Daraqutnee that he said, There is nothing more despised by me than Ilmul- Kallam i.e innovated speech and rhetorics , I say
RATHER HE SHOULD BE A SALAFEE !
Siyar A’laamun- Nubalaa (16/457)
4• Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah (d.728 A.H.) -رحمه الله – said:
‘There is no blame on the one who manifests the Madhab of the Salaf, affiliates to it and ascribes to it, rather it is obligatory to accept that from him and that is accepted by agreement, because the Madhab of the Salaf is nothing except the truth.’
Majmoo al-Fatawa 4/149
The third question of Fatwa no. 4497
Q 3: Why does Islam grant only the husband the right to initiate Talaq (divorce pronounced by a husband)? What is the ruling if the husband’s company is unbearable? How can we say that Islam treats both men and women equally?
A: Firstly: Allah grants the husband alone the right to initiate Talaq due to many important reasons, such as;
(i) The husband’s wisdom, strong will, understanding, and insight being more than the wife’s.
(ii) The husband is the one who provides for the family, manages its affairs and takes decisions. He is the main pillar and head of the household.
(iii) The husband is obligated to pay the Mahr (mandatory gift to a bride from her groom) and that is why divorce is in his hand. Had it been in the woman’s hand, a woman may marry someone to take the Mahr and divorce him to marry another, and so on. This is not proper and Allah warns Muslims against this when He says: Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allâh has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means.
Secondly: When the husband’s company is unbearable, the matter is to be referred to the courts.
Thirdly: Allah favors men with some rulings and favors women with some rulings, and both of them share some rulings, and the mutual reference is the Shari`ah (Islamic law).
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
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