Why are there so many sects among Muslims?

When all the Muslim follow one and the same Qur’an then why are there so many sects and different schools of thoughts among Muslims?


1. Muslims should be united

It is a fact that Muslims today, are divided amongst themselves. The tragedy is that such divisions are not endorsed by Islam at all. Islam believes in fostering unity amongst its followers.

The Glorious Qur’an says:

sects of islam

“And hold fast,

All together, by the rope

Which Allah (stretches out for you),

and be not divided among yourselves;”

[Al-Qur’an 3:103]

Which is the rope of Allah that is being referred to in this verse? It is the Glorious Qur’an. The Glorious Qur’an is the rope of Allah which all Muslims should hold fast together. There is double emphasis in this verse. Besides saying ‘hold fast all together’ it also says, ‘be not divided’.

Qur’an further says,

“Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger”

[Al-Qur’an 4:59]

All the Muslim should follow the Qur’an and authentic Ahadith and be not divided among themselves.

2. It is prohibited to make sects and divisions in Islam (Sects of Islam)

The Glorious Qur’an says:

“As for those who divide
Their religion and break up
Into sects, thou hast
No part in them in the least:
Their affair is with Allah:
He will in the end
Tell them the truth
Of all that they did.”

[Al-Qur’an 6:159]

In this verse Allah (swt) says that one should disassociate oneself from those who divide their religion and break it up into sects.

sects of islam
Sects of Islam

But when one asks a Muslim, “who are you?”, the common answer is either ‘I am a Sunni, or ‘I am a Shia’. Some call themselves Hanafi, or Shafi or Maliki or Humbali. Some say ‘I am a Deobandi’, while some others say ‘I am a Barelvi’.

3. Our Prophet was a Muslim (Sects of Islam)

One may ask such Muslims, “Who was our beloved prophet (pbuh)? Was he a Hanafi or a Shafi, or a Humbali or a Maliki?” No! He was a Muslim, like all the other prophets and messengers of Allah before him.

It is mentioned in chapter 3 verse 52 of Al-Qur’an that Jesus (pbuh) was a Muslim.

Further, in chapter 3 verse 67, Al-Qur’an says that Ibrahim (pbuh) was not a Jew or a Christian but was a Muslim.

4. Qur’an says call yourselves Muslim

a. If anyone poses a Muslim the question who are you, he should say “I am a MUSLIM, not a Hanafi or a Shafi”.

Surah Fussilat chapter 41 verse 33 says:

sects of islam
Sects of Islam

“Who is better in speech

Than one who calls (men)

To Allah, works righteousness,

And says, ‘I am of those

Who bow in Islam (Muslim)?’ “

[Al-Qur’an 41:33]

The Qur’an says “Say I am of those who bow in Islam“. In other words, say, “I am a Muslim”.

b. The Prophet (pbuh) dictated letters to non-Muslim kings and rulers inviting them to accept Islam. In these letters he mentioned the verse of the Qur’an from Surah Ali Imran chapter 3 verse 64:

Say ye: “Bear witness

That we (at least)

Are Muslims (bowing

To Allah’s Will).”

[Al-Qur’an 3:64]

5. Respect all the Great Scholars of Islam

We must respect all the great scholars of Islam, including the four Imaams, Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Shafi, Imam Humbal and Imam Malik (may Allah be pleased with them all). They were great scholars and may Allah reward them for their research and hardwork. One can have no objection if someone agrees with the views and research of Imam Abu Hanifa or Imam Shafi, etc. But when posed a question, ‘who are you?’, the reply should only be ‘I am a Muslim’.

Some may argue by quoting the hadith of our beloved Prophet from Sunan Abu Dawood Hadith No. 4579. In this hadith the prophet (pbuh) is reported to have said, “My community will be split up into seventy-three sects.”

This hadith reports that the prophet predicted the emergence of seventy-three sects.

Sects of Islam

He did not say that Muslims should be active in dividing themselves into sects. The Glorious Qur’an commands us not to create sects. Those who follow the teachings of the Qur’an and Sahih Hadith, and do not create sects are the people who are on the true path.

According to Tirmidhi Hadith No. 171, the prophet (pbuh) is reported to have said, “My Ummah will be fragmented into seventy-three sects, and all of them will be in Hell fire except one sect.” The companions asked Allah’s messenger which group that would be. Where upon he replied, “It is the one to which I and my companions belong.”

The Glorious Qur’an mentions in several verses, “Obey Allah and obey His Messenger”.

A true Muslim should only follow the Glorious Qur’an and the Sahih Hadith. He can agree with the views of any scholar as long as they conform to the teachings of the Qur’an and Sahih Hadith. If such views go against the Word of Allah, or the Sunnah of His Prophet, then they carry no weight, regardless of how learned the scholar might be.

If only all Muslims read the Qur’an with understanding and adhere to Sahih Hadith, Inshallah most of these differences would be solved and we could be one united Muslim Ummah.


April Fools Day :

Your best friend comes up to you and tells you news that makes you jump for joy. No sooner have you expressed your happiness than he quickly tells you it is untrue. You stare at him blankly an asked him why he lied. He says to you: “It’s April Fools Day.

Does Islam sanction such behavior?

Can it regard such behavior as a harmless custom? Can we concoct lies containing happy or sad news, as long as we quickly inform the other person that it is a lie or cry out “April Fools!”?

Lying is not permissible at all, at any time.

april fools day
April Fools Day

And it is not permissible to imitate the kuffar (non-Muslims) and to be like them, on this day or on any other, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” 

To start with, we must know that a lie is defined as giving information about something, where that information is at variance with the truth. A lie is forbidden in Islam.

April Fools Day :

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“Be truthful, for indeed truth guides us to righteousness, and righteousness leads us to Paradise. A man remains honest and steadfast in ascertaining the truth until he is recorded with Allah as a truthful person. A lie guides us to wickedness, and wickedness leads us to Hell. A man keeps lying and seeking out lies until he is recorded with Allah as a liar.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (6134) and Sahîh Muslim (2607)]


Woman Changing her Surname After Marriage

Praise be to Allah

The wives of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) are the Mothers of the Believers, and the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), is the noblest of people and the best example. And yet when we look at their example, we will realize that when the Prophet(Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) married any of his wives, NOT ONE of them took his name. (Change surname after marriage)

On the contrary, each one of them kept her father’s name even if her father was a kaafir. Similarly, the wives of the Sahaabah and those who came after them did not change their names.

Did you ever think why they didn’t do that?

Surely, if it was a good thing, the wives of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) would have done it and the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) would himself have instructed it and encouraged them to do it.

That is because it is Allaah’s order to keep your father’s name as an indication of your lineage.

“Call them (adopted sons) by (the names of) their fathers, that is more just with Allaah…” [al-Ahzaab 33:5].

And the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said:

“Whoever calls himself by other than his father’s name, will be cursed by Allaah, the angels and all the people.” (Ibn Maajah -Saheeh by al-Albaani).

change surname after marriage
Change surname after marriage

And he (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) also said:

“Whoever knowingly claims to belong to anyone other than his father, Paradise will be denied him.” (Ahmad, al-Bukhaari, Muslim).

Now some might argue….“But the woman is not claiming that her father is someone else. She is just honoring her husband or she doesn’t mean it that way. She just wants to belong to her husband out of love for him.”

To those people I say.

If it was a matter of honor to have the husbands name attached to the wife’s, wouldn’t our Ummahaat have done that??

Isn’t it the biggest honor in the WORLD to have the name of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) attached to yours? And yet the wives of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) didn’t do that.

Ever wonder why?

And if it was a matter of expressing love for the husband, no relationship between a husband and wife on the face of this earth was better than the relationship between the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) and his wives. And yet none of the Mothers of the Believers expressed their love for the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) by changing their last names.

And Allah knows best.

Is Celebrating New Year for Muslim Valid?

HAPPY NEW YEAR : Celebrating New Year for Muslim Valid Or Not?

Answer :
All praise be to Allah

Happy New Year :- January is named after Janus, the Roman god of doors and gateways. He was commonly depicted in statues, carvings and paintings as a two headed man with one head facing forward and the other head facing backwards.

In 46BC Julius Caesar chose January 1st as the first day of the New Year as Janus symbolically represented the door to the New Year.

Wild parties and orgies were held on the night before the New Year’s Day as a re-enactment of the chaos which Roman mythology depicted as preceding the cosmos or the ordered world whose organization was set by the gods.

Furthermore, by that time, Janus had become, in practice, the highest god receiving the ritual sacrifices of Roman worshippers before the other gods, including the chief god, Jupiter.

happy new year

Thus, in its essence the celebrations of the Happy New Year on January 1st and New Year’s Eve, the night before, are a part and parcel of pagan religious rituals based on idolatrous beliefs in false gods.

Consequently, it is completely Haraam (sinful and forbidden) for Muslims to participate in or adopt any of its related rituals, customs and symbols.

If a Non-Muslim greets a Muslim, “Happy New Year”, the Muslim is not allowed to respond in a similar manner or say, “Same to you.” Instead, in order not to offend or hurt the feelings of Non-Muslim friends or acquaintances, one may say instead, “Happy holiday.”

As for celebrating the Happy New Year according to the Islamic calendar which begins with the month of Muharram, this is also not permissible from a number of perspectives.

First and foremost, if one does so believing that it is pleasing to Allah to do so, thereby transforming it into an act of worship, it becomes a Bid‘ah or cursed innovation in the religion about which the Prophet (pbuh) said, “Every innovation in religion is misguidance and all misguidance leads to the Hellfire.”

If one does so merely as a custom, it is still impermissible as it falls under the prohibition of imitation of pagan customs about which the Prophet (pbuh) said, “Whoever imitates a people becomes one of them.”

[1] Pope Gregory 13th who set the modern calendar, the Gregorian calendar, also officially fixed the first day of the year for Christian Europe as January 1st in 1582.

4 Reasons Why Muslims Shouldn’t Celebrate New Year’s

1) It is technically inaccurate – & pagan

happy new year

As Muslims, we have our own calendar that has been in constant use for 1400 years. Even though we may end up using the Gregorian calendar due to circumstances beyond our control, we know for a fact that Allāh has ordained the use of the lunar calendar for us in our worship – and therefore, by extension, our daily lives.

According to our Hijri calendar (initiated by the great Sahaaba Umar ®), the new year actually begins on the first of Muharram.

The Gregorian calendar (so called because it was developed by Pope Gregory) decided on the 1st of January as the Happy New Year to celebrate the circumcision of Jesus.

Its origin – like so many Western holidays – lies in the pagan Roman festivals associated with Janus – the two headed deity who symbolised change.

2). What exactly is there to celebrate?

Any celebration by Muslims needs to be put into context of the local and global situation of the Ummah. The two Eids amply do so by encouraging prayers, duaa for those suffering and alms to the needy.

However, celebrating Happy New Years does no such thing. It is a celebration that is completely cut off from the reality of the rest of the Ummah.

The starvation in Somalia, the murder in Syria, the imprisonment of Gaza, the ethnic cleansing of Burma – celebrating New Year’s is pretty much exactly the opposite of the “fever and wakefulness” that the Prophet (peace be upon him) spoke about when he said we were like one body.

happy new year

Salahuddin Ayyubi was once asked why he hardly ever smiled even though this was a sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

He replied, “How can I smile when I know that masjid Al-Aqsa is being defiled and the Muslims are suffering?!”

That attitude, dear brothers and sisters, is why he liberated Jerusalem and why we’re still debating on whether or not it is acceptable to send “Happy New Year” messages.

3) It usually involves un-Islamic practices

Let’s be honest. When you picture Happy New Year’s Eve celebration, you don’t picture people sitting in a segregated environment reading from the Qurʾān & Hadiths and reminding each other towards good as the clock strikes midnight.

Instead, they are (and I know this is a generalisation) mixed gender events where people wear fashionable clothes, dance and sing songs, etc. It is necessarily an Islam free zone, not least because it has no basis or relationship to Islam.

4) It is against the spirit of Islam

I am well aware that there is a difference of opinion on this matter between scholars, and I respect that. However, there are a few points I’d make to that.

Firstly, the number of scholars who condone the celebration of Happy New Years are in the absolute minority.

Secondly, the scholars who do condone it almost never actually celebrate New Years themselves or with their families – at least not in public – showing that even though they may believe it acceptable, it is not preferable.

Thirdly, many of them predicate their views based on a number of caveats – that it is no longer a pagan or Christian ritual, that it is good da‘wah to non-Muslims and that it not involve any un-Islamic element. Most of these caveats are difficult if not impossible to satisfy adequately.

This is meant to be a gentle reminder and not a harsh rebuke. It would be against the spirit of Islam to not show kindness and respect to non-Muslims. We are encouraged to be warm and welcoming, not least because it will attract others to our faith.

happy new year

But there are many ways to showcase our manners and act as ambassadors for our faith without having to adopt the celebrations of others.

By adopting the celebrations of others, we are not harmlessly saying a few words or just enjoying ourselves.

We are opening the door to disappearing within the dominant culture, to a future in which our children may have Muslim names, but are otherwise indistinguishable from non-Muslims in their habits, customs and appearances.

This issue occupied the minds of greater people than us – Uthman (R), Ali (R) and many other of the greatest Sahaaba.

When the great assemblage of the companions of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) had discussed this issue at length, the matter was brought to a close by the wise words of Caliph Umar (R) that are as relevant today as they were then.

He said, “The Hijrah has separated truth from falsehood, therefore, let it become the epoch of the era.”

Main Point :
A Muslim should not celebrate New Year.



Praise be to Allaah.

Wahhabbi :- It is obligatory upon the Muslim to follow the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), according to the way of the righteous salaf who followed the guidance of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), the Sahaabah and those who followed them – may Allaah be pleased with them all. These people are called Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah (the People of the Sunnah and the Community).

Wahhabbi :

Mohammad ibn Abd al-Wahhaab

Everyone who follows the way brought by the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is one of them. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) brought the message of Tawheed (absolute Oneness of Allaah) and rejection of shirk (polytheism, or association of others with Allaah); he called people to worship Allaah alone and none other. With regard to the word “Wahhabbi”, some people use this word to refer to the message of Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab ibn Sulaymaan al-Tameemi al-Hanbali (may Allaah have mercy on him), and they call him and his followers Wahhaabis.

Everyone who has any knowledge of the movement of Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab (may Allaah have mercy on him) and his message knows that he sought to spread the message of pure Tawheed and to warn against shirk in all its forms, such as attachment to the dead, or to trees and rocks, etc. In his ‘aqeedah (belief), he was following the way of the righteous Salaf and the Taabi’een [i.e., the earliest generations of Islam], as is indicated by his books and fatwas, and the books of his followers among his sons and grandsons and others.

All of these books are in print and are in circulation among the people. His message was in accordance with the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

Wahhabbism is not a new way or a new school of thought:

Rather it is a call to Tawheed and the revival of aspects of the religion that had been forgotten. What you have to do is to beware of those who warn you against the Wahhabbi, because they are warning you against following the truth and the early generation of this ummah. Applying the word “Wahhabbis” to those who adhere to correct belief and warning people against them is the way of the ignorant and biased.

Watch This Video!!!  Who are Wahhabbi?

We ask Allaah to keep you safe and sound.


HALLOWEEN – The Devils Night

The Pagan Satanic roots of Halloween and Why celebrating Halloween is Haram (forbidden) for Muslims in ISLAM.

round the sun: Beltane, to mark the beginning of summer and Samhain, to mark the beginning of winter.

Why is this day called the day of dead?


The Celts believed that at the end of summer the god of death becomes more powerful and overpowers the sun god and on this day all the evil spirits are assembled and allowed to return home to visit the living.

Why do people dress up as demons and goblins?

According to the Celt legend, if a person wears a mask or disguises his face, he won’t be noticed by the evil spirit that roams the land, as the ghost or a spirit cannot see their own reflection. So if a person is to meet a demon, the demon would not harm him considering him to be one of the equally horrible demons.

Other customs of this day include offering candies to the costumed revelers and lighting bonfires all night long.

In Christianity, this day is incorporated with the All hallows eve i.e. All Saints day. Devout Christians reject this day. They believed that the so-called gods and spiritual beings had a pagan origin and were, in fact, a clear deception. The spiritual forces people experienced on this day were real but they were because of the devil who misled people into worshipping other gods. Thus they rejected this day and all the customs associated with it including the symbols of dead and other evil creatures.

Many Satan worshippers consider this day as the most sacred and perform various sacrifices.

What does Islam say about it?

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad issued a stern warning in this regard by stating: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” [Abu Daawood]


With this hadith we can clearly establish that the celebration of Halloween or any other custom or practice of Kufaar are absolutely Haraam and all Muslims should avoid it. Prophet Muhammad said: “The Final Hour will not come until my followers imitate the deeds of the previous nations and follow them very closely, span by span, and cubit by cubit (inch by inch).” [Al-Bukhari]

It is a duty of a Muslim to avoid the actions of Kufaars especially that of the idol worshippers and devil worshippers.

Doing such acts not only makes a person to commit shirk but also makes him worthy of Allah’s wrath. It must be noted that when a person indulges in the haram activities that too when a person is well aware of the religion of Allah and his messenger, Allah Azzawajal doesn’t accept any good deed form that person. Even the supplications are not accepted.

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As can be understood from this hadith: The Prophet said: “I swear by Him in Whose hands is my life! You are ordered to enjoin good and forbid evil, or else Allah will certainly afflict you with torments. Thereafter, even your Du’aa’ (supplications) will not be accepted.” [At-Tirmithi]

Being a Muslim we must understand that not customs are beneficial for them especially when the history of the custom is based on idol worshipping and polytheism and that which destroys the Tawheed.

If we analyze and understand the festival of Halloween clearly, we may find that from the Islamic perspective it is the worst kind of celebration. Not only has it a pagan history but it also encourages people to dress up as dead and demon which is equally sinful. Also, the pranks and tricks played on this day have a negative impact on people and may result in some criminal situation.

If a Muslim still goes on to practice this festival outwardly for fun and acknowledges that it has a pagan history, he/she is still guilty of committing a sin of shirk. Maybe as a Muslim one might not find any bad in some customs and will participate in such customs, it will still be considered as a sin, as can be understood from this hadith.

The Prophet said: “Every innovation (in our religion) is misguidance, even if the people regard it as something good.” [Ad-Daarimi]

halloween is haraam

Muslims must abstain from the practices of non-Muslims. It is a duty of a Muslim to avoid the immoral and indecent behaviors of other customs and cleanse the community and society as a whole from such acts. One must not pave way for immoral activities just for fun.

It has a negative effect on our children and they may be drawn away from the true religion of Allah. We must make following Quran and Sunnah easy for our children. We have to correct them of their misunderstandings and show them the true path.

Halloween is haram to celebrate, don’t take part in this festival :

-Is it really worth imitating the kuffar for a day of ‘fun’. Allah has given us the blessed month of Ramadan and two Eids every year, isn’t that enough?!

-Don’t forget that death can reach us at any moment, ask yourself is that how you want to die? In a state of imitating the disbelievers and displeasing Almighty Allah?

Indeed Allah knows best.

May Allah protect us from such acts,


There is no report from the Prophet (peace be upon him) as to suggest that there is any special virtue in performing umrah in the month of Rajab or that it is encouraged.

The virtue of performing umrah in the month of Ramadhan and in the months of Hajj i.e. shawaal, Dhul Qadah and Dhul hajj are however proven.

Umrah in Rajab
Umrah in Rajab

There is no report to prove that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) performed ‘Umrah in Rajab, rather that was denied by ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her), who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) never performed ‘Umrah in Rajab. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1776; Muslim, 1255.

Singling out the month of Rajab for Umrah is something that is introduced by people. No one should do that and single out a specific time for doing an act of worship unless that has been prescribed in shareeah or is proven in Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Ibn al-‘Attaar, the student of al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on them both) said:

What I have heard about the people of Makkah, may Allaah increase it in honour, is that they are accustomed to performing ‘Umrah a great deal in Rajab. This is something for which I know of no basis, rather it is proven in the hadeeth that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “ ‘Umrah in Ramadaan is equivalent to Hajj.”

Performing acts of worship at specific times believing that those times are virtuous is not right because no time is better than what is already prescribed un shareeah.

Also all the scholars denounced the singling out of the month of Rajjab for performing ‘Umrah a great deal.

But if a person goes for ‘Umrah during Rajab without believing that there is any special virtue in that, but it just so happens that it is easy for him to travel at that time, there is nothing wrong with that.

And Allah knows best.

All praise be to Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful.

Eid-Milad (Prophet’s Birthday) is one of those things that divide the Muslim community. Many people firmly believe that it is a day of great importance and must be celebrated with zeal and vigor. while many others claim it to be bidaah, an innovation.

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Prophet’s Birthday

Before coming to the point whether we should or should not celebrate (Prophet’s Birthday) it we must know some important facts:

1. Quran doesn’t mention anything about (Prophet’s Birthday) it.

2. Prophet sallalhu-alaihi-wasalam never commanded anyone to celebrate (Prophet’s Birthday) it, during his lifetime or after his death.

3. Prophet sallahu-alaihi-wasalam in fact commanded his ummah not to exaggerate about him as the Christians had exaggerated about the son of Maryam.

He said: “Do not exaggerate about me as the Christians exaggerated about the son of Maryam. I am only a slave, so say, ‘The slave of Allaah and His Messenger.’” (Reported by al-Bukhaari).

4. Prophet sallahu-alaihi-wasalam commanded his ummah to fast on Mondays, (and it can be any Monday of the year) as his birthday was on Monday. He didn’t ask for any (Prophet’s Birthday) celebration, rather an act of worship that would benefit only the worshipper.

He was asked about fasting on Mondays, and he said: “That is the day on which I was born and the day on which I was entrusted with the Mission or when I was first given Revelation.” (Reported by Muslim, al-Nisaa’i and Abu Dawood).

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Prophet’s Birthday

5. No sahabah (May Allah be pleased with them) ever celebrated (Prophet’s Birthday) or even thought about it. they were most close and loved Prophet salallahu-alaihi-wasalam more than any other human could love. Yet they never celebrated it!

6. Abu-Bakar Siddique never did it. Umar Radiallahu anhu didnt celebrate it! Uthman radiallahu anhu never thought about it!

7. Ali may Allah be pleased with him, was the foster son, cousin, and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad Sallahu-alaihi-wasalam, Did he celebrate it?

8. None of his wives knew about it. None of his daughters knew about it.

Are we trying to claim that our love for him(saw) is greater than the love of Sahabah? No, by Allaah! Is it because they were not aware of its importance, or did they not truly love the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? No one would say such a thing except one who has gone astray and is leading others astray.

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Prophet’s Birthday

9. None of the imaams -Abu Haneefah, Maalik, al-Shaafi, Ahmad, Al-Hasan al Basri, Ibn Seereen; did this or commanded others to do it. By Allaah, no! It was not even mentioned during the first and best three centuries. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said in a saheeh hadeeth: “The best of mankind are my generation (or my century), then those who come after them, then those who come after them.

Then there will come a people who will not care if their testimony comes before their oath or vice versa (i.e., they will not take such matter seriously).” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, Muslim and al-Tirmidhi). The celebration of the Prophet’s birthday appeared many centuries later when many of the features of true religion had vanished and bid’ah had become widespread.

It has become the sign of one’s love for the Prophet sallahu-alaihi-wasalam.  But can it be possible that his family, shahbah, all the best generations and the great scholars of Islam were unaware of it? it was celebrated by those people who came much later after the Prophet’s time. How could they know its importance but not those who lived with Prophet Sallahhu-alahi-wasalam? 

What the Qur’an tells us is that love of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is demonstrated by following the guidance he brought. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Say (O Muhammad): ‘If you (really) love Allaah, then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Say: ‘Obey Allaah and the Messenger.’ But if they turn away, then Allaah does not like the disbelievers.” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:31-32]

In the first Aayah, it is clearly explained that love is just a claim, the proof for this claim is in the actions of following what Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him taught us. The second aayah reaffirms the importance of obeying Allah and his messenger. Allah aza wajal ended the aayah with a stern warning, that whosoever disobeys Him, are described as kaafirs and Allah does not love disbelievers.


prophet's birthday innovation
Prophet’s Birthday Innovation

We ask Allaah to keep us safe from that. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us of the danger of not obeying him, and the danger of adding to what he brought. The celebration of Mawlid (PROPHET’S BIRTHDAY) or his birthday is indeed an addition to what he brought – as all the scholars agree. He said: “The best of speech is the Book of Allaah, and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. The evilest of things are those which are newly-invented (in religion), and every innovation is a going astray.” (Reported by Muslim and al-Nisaa’i).

We ask Allaah to protect us from bid’ah and to bless us by helping us to follow. And Allaah knows best.

May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).


First of all, let us try to describe the meaning of Tahleel marriage.

Islam gives 3 chances to a man in divorcing his wife. After the third divorce, she becomes unlawful for him and divorce is considered irrevocable. However, they can become permissible for each other only after the wife has married another man and then divorced/widowed by him.

Allah (swt) says (interpretation of the meaning): “And if he has divorced her (the third time), then she is not lawful unto him thereafter until she has married another husband” [al-Baqarah 2:230].

Tahleel Marriage : Practicing Muslim
Practicing Muslim

It is believed that the marriage that will make her permissible for her first husband must be a valid marriage. Temporary marriage (Mut’ah marriage) or marriage for the purpose of making her permissible for first husband (Tahleel marriage) are harams and invalid. i.e. one cannot marry a woman temporarily with an intention to divorce her and make her permissible for her first husband is haram and invalid. Such marriages don’t make a woman permissible for her first husband. Majority of scholars are of same belief and say so.

There are saheeh ahaadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah (swt) be upon him) which show that tahleel marriage is haraam.

Abu Dawood (2076) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah(swt) be upon him) said: “Allah(swt) has cursed the muhallil and the muhallal lahu.” This was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Sunan Abi Dawood.

The muhallil is the one who marries a woman and divorces her so that she can go back to her first husband, and the muhallal lahu is the first husband.

Tahleel Marriage is prohibited (haram) in Islam
Tahleel Marriage is prohibited (haram) in Islam

Ibn Majaah (1936) narrated from ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir (may Allah(swt) be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah(swt) be upon him) said: “Shall I not tell you of a borrowed billy-goat.” They said, Yes, O Messenger of Allah (swt). He said, “He is al-muhallil. May Allah(swt) curse al-muhallil and al-muhallal lahu.” Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Sunan Ibn Maajah.

‘Abd al-Razzaaq (6/2650 narrated that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allah(swt) be pleased with him) said whilst addressing the people: “By Allah(swt), no muhallil or muhallal lahu will be brought to me but I will stone them.”

Marriage is a sacred bond and one must not corrupt this precious bond with their ill intentions. If such a case happens and the first husband marries this woman, then they will be considered as an adulterers.

Al-Haakim narrated from Naafi’ that a man said to Ibn ‘Umar: I married a woman and made her permissible for her first husband, and he did not tell me to do that and he did not know. He said: No, marriage should be based on genuine intentions; if you like her then keep her, and if you do not like her then leave her. He said: At the time of the Messenger of Allah(swt) (peace and blessings of Allah (swt) be upon him) we would regard that as Zina. And he said: They will still be adulterers, even if they remain for twenty years.

Imam Ahmad was asked about a man who married a woman intending thereby in his heart to make her permissible for her first husband, but the woman did not know about that. He said: He is a muhallil, and if he intends thereby to make her permissible for her first husband, then he is cursed.


Based on the above discussion, we conclude that Tahleel marriage or temporary marriages are invalid and haram. Doing that is a major sin, and the marriage will not be valid, rather it is Zina – Allah(swt) forbid. The marriage that makes her permissible for her first husband must be valid with no ill intentions.

May Allah protect us.

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