Seven of the most Destructive Sins

“SEVEN DEADLY SINS”
Seven of the most Destructive Sins:

It was narrated by Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said:

“Avoid the seven deadly sins that doom one to Hell…”
“…Associating others with Allah (Shirk), magic, killing a soul whom Allah has forbidden killing, consuming Interest (Riba), consuming the property of orphans, fleeing on the day of the march (to the battlefield), and slandering chaste women… ”
(An-Nisai)

1. Associating others with Allah (Shirk)

Seven deadly sins
Seven deadly sins

The Prophet (saw)  said, 
“It is hoped that Allah may forgive every sin, except in the case of one who dies a polytheist…”

(Abu Dawud)
“Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly gone far astray.”
(Quran 4:116)

2. Taking a life unjustly

“….Whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely…”
(Quran 5:32)

3. Consuming Interest (Riba)

Seven deadly sins
Seven deadly sins

Allah’s Messenger (saw) cursed the accepter of interest and its payer, the one who records it as well as the two witnesses, and he (saw) said that they are all equal. (Musilm)
“Those who consume interest cannot stand [on the Day of Resurrection] except as one stands who is being beaten by Satan into insanity. That is because they say, “Trade is [just] like interest.” But Allah has permitted trade and has forbidden interest.”
(Quran 2:275)

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4. Consuming the wealth of an Orphan

“And do not approach the property of an orphan, except in the way that is best, until he reaches maturity.”
(Quran 17:34)
“Indeed, those who devour the property of orphans unjustly are only consuming into their bellies fire. And they will be burned in a Blaze.”
(Quran 4:10)

5. Fleeing the battlefield

Seven deadly sins
Seven deadly sins

“O you who have believed, when you meet those who disbelieve advancing [for battle], do not turn to them your backs [in flight]. And whoever turns his back to them on such a day…has certainly returned with anger [upon him] from Allah, and his refuge is Hell – and wretched is the destination.”
(Quran 8:15-16)

6. Accusing a believing woman of Adultery

“And those who accuse chaste women and then do not produce four witnesses – lash them with eighty lashes and do not accept from them testimony ever after. And those are the defiantly disobedient,”
“Except for those who repent thereafter and reform, for indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”
(Quran 24:4-5)

7. Practicing Sihr (Magic)

And they followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign of Solomon. It was not Solomon who disbelieved, but the devils disbelieved, teaching people sihr and that which was revealed to the two angels at Babylon, Harut and Marut.

Seven deadly sins
Seven deadly sins

But the two angels do not teach anyone unless they say, “We are a trial, so do not disbelieve [by practicing sihr].” And [yet] they learn from them that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife. But they do not harm anyone through it except by permission of Allah .

And the people learn what harms them and does not benefit them. But the Children of Israel certainly knew that whoever purchased the sihr would not have in the Hereafter any share. And wretched is that for which they sold themselves, if they only knew.
(Quran 2:102) 

Allah’s Messenger (saw) said, “Avoid the Mubiqat, i.e., shirk and witchcraft.”
(Bukhari)

May Allah protect us from these sins. 

HALLOWEEN IS HARAAM !

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?

halloween

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]

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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,
Ameen

IT IS NOT PERMISSIBLE TO PROSTRATE TO ANYONE OTHER THAN ALLAH

CAN WE PROSTRATE TO ANYONE OTHER THAN ALLAH?

All praise be to Allah. Respect must not be venerated to such extent that one acts in such a way that is not permissible to a believer and that may lead one to kufr.

The companions of Prophet (peace be upon him) honored and respected him to a great extent, they followed him in everything, his sunnah and whatever he said but that never made them prostrate before him.

Allah

In the early days of Islam, when some of them saw that the People of the Book prostrated to their bishops and patriarchs, they thought that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) was more deserving of that, out of respect for him and veneration of him. But the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) forbade them to prostrate to him.

Ibn Maajah (1853) and al-Bayhaqi (14711) narrated that ‘Abdullah ibn Abi Awfa said: When Mu‘aadh ibn Jabal came from Syria, he prostrated to the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), who said, “What is this, O Mu‘aadh?” He said, I went to Syria and saw them prostrating to their archbishops and patriarchs, and I wanted to do that for you.

The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said, “Do not do that. If I were to command anyone to prostrate to anyone other than Allah, I would have commanded women to prostrate to their husbands.

By the One in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, no woman can fulfill her duty towards Allaah until she fulfills her duty towards her husband. If he asks her (for intimacy) even if she is on her camel saddle, she should not refuse.”

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This version was narrated by Ibn Maajah and was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah.

Abu Dawood (2140) and al-Haakim (2763) narrated that Qays ibn Sa‘d (may Allah be pleased with him) said: I went to al-Heerah and saw them prostrating to a noble of theirs (i.e., a courageous knight who was prominent among them). I thought: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) is more deserving than people should prostrate to him.

So I came to the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and said: I went to al-Heerah and saw them prostrating to a noble of theirs, but you are the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and are more deserving than people should prostrate to you. He said: “Do not do that.

If I were to instruct anyone to prostrate to anyone, I would have instructed women to prostrate to their husbands, because of the rights that Allaah has given them over them.”

Classed as saheeh by al-Haakim, and adh-Dhahabi agreed with him. Also classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.

Ibn Hibbaan (4162) narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) entered one of the gardens of the Ansaar, where he saw two restless camels.

Prostrate to Allah only

The Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) draw close to them and they knelt down and lay their necks on the ground. Those who were with him said: They have prostrated to him.

The Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) said: “It is not appropriate for anyone to prostrate to anyone else. If it were appropriate for anyone to prostrate to anyone else, I would have instructed the wife to prostrate to her husband, because of the great rights that Allaah has given him over her.”

Classed as Hasan by al-Albaani in Irwa’ al-Ghaleel (7/54)

Thus, the Prophet (peace be upon him) explained to his companions that the prostration should only be to Allaah. honoring someone does not mean that you should prostrate to them.

Prostration is for Allaah alone. this level of respect is meant for Allaah and He is only deserving of such a respect. The law of Muhammad (peace be upon him) is a complete law and according to it, it is not permissible to prostrate to anyone other than Allaah. He has forbidden any of us from committing such an act.

And Allaah knows best.

Shirk Among Muslims

Types Of Shirk Among Muslims 

It’s a common understanding among the Muslims that shirk is only done by non-Muslims. But No! It is not so. Shirk is also prevalent among Muslims. Below mentioned and explained are some of the common types of it which we find among Muslims.

Shirk
Shirk
  • (i) Going to the grave and calling upon the dead.
  • (ii) Wearing of Talisman (Taweez)
  • (iii) Democracy
  • (iv) Fatwa Shopping
  • (v) Palmistry and Fortune telling
  • (vi) Asking someone to intercede with Allah (SWT)
  • (vii) Riya Showing off
  • (viii) Excessive love of someone or something
  • (ix) Worship of Money
  • (x) Making your own nafs as a god (Worshipping your passions)

(i) Going to the grave and calling upon the dead.

Shirk
Shirk

Many people who profess to be Muslims, go to the Dargah and call upon a dead person in the grave and they think that by doing so they will have their needs fulfilled. What is the difference between that and worshipping an idol? It is one and the same thing!!

“But you cannot make those to hear who are (buried) in graves.” (Quran 35:22)

(ii) Wearing of Talisman (Taweez)

Shirk
Shirk

Wearing of amulets, talisman (taweez) etc. is also shirk Since you attribute it the power to protect you.

Isa ibn Hamza said: I went to see Abdullah ibn Hakim and his face was red due to high fever. I said to him: ‘Why don’t you use an amulet?’ He said: ‘We seek refuge with Allah from it. The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “Whoever wears anything as an amulet will be entrusted to it”. (Narrated by Abu Daw’ud)

(iii) Democracy

Democracy means “rule of the people”. It is people who decide what is lawful and what is unlawful. What is halal (lawful) and what is haraam (unlawful). The sovereignty belongs to people and NOT to Allah. When we demand democracy, we deny that Allah is Al-Hakim (The judge) and we deny that Allah is Al-Hakeem (The most wise).

(iv) Fatwa Shopping

Some Muslims hunt for a fatwa which suits their perverted beliefs, and when they get it, they rely upon it and continue doing what they are doing even though its ruling is crystal clear in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh). Some examples of Fatwa shopping are:

Riba: Though majority of scholars agree that bank interest is prohibited in Islam and its very clear from the Quran and the Sunnah. Yet certain Muftis have given fatwas that it is permissible for Muslims living in the west to deal in interest.

Muslims normally hunt for such fatwas and continue dealing in riba even though its prohibition is crystal clear in the Quran

Hijaab: When France enforced the ban on hijaab, certain Muftis went on to say that its not compulsory for Muslim women in the west to wear hijaab! Many Muslims hunt for such fatwas and start following such Muftis, even though its commandment is in black & white in the Quran.

So Dear Muslims follow what Allah and his Messenger (SAW) say and stop hunting for fatwas to suit your perverted beliefs.

(v) Palmistry and Fortune telling

shirk
Shirk

All sorts of fortune telling including palmistry and horoscopes are prohibited in Islam. Only Allah (SWT) knows the future and only he has the knowledge of the unseen. It is shirk because you attribute one of the qualities of Allah to human beings who do not have the knowledge of the unseen.

(vi) Asking someone to intercede with Allah (SWT)

Some Muslims ask Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and also other saintly people to intercede with Allah. It is no doubt a shirk .It is prohibited to ask someone to intercede with Allah. He commands us to pray and supplicate to him directly. But certain people still intercede with Allah. Many Shia Muslims ask Hazrat Ali to intercede with Allah which is shirk .

“And your Lord says: “Call on Me; I will answer your (Prayer): but those who are too arrogant to serve Me will surely find themselves in Hell – in humiliation!”

(vii) Riya Showing off

Riya (Showing off) is that you do your deeds to show off to people and not to appease Allah.

Prophet (SAW) said: ‘The thing that I fear for you the most is minor shirk’. The companions asked: ‘O’ Messenger of Allah, what is minor shirk?’ He replied: ‘Showing off (ar-riya), for verily Allah will say on the day of resurrection when people are receiving their rewards, ‘Go to those whom you were showing off too in the world and see if you can find any reward from them”.

(viii) Excessive love of someone or something

Many Muslims beat themselves to commemorate someone who has passed away. They get dissatisfied with the will of Allah. Loving someone or something more than Allah (SWT) is also shirk.

“But those of Faith are overflowing in their love for Allah.” (Quran) 
The love for Allah is being obedient to him and his messenger (pbuh).

(ix) Worship of Money

shirk

Meaning halal or haram, the person doesn’t care, he just want to have it.

The Prophet pbuh said, “Let the slave of Dinar and Dirham of Quantify and Khamisa (i.e. money and luxurious clothes) perish (destroy) for he is pleased if these things are given to him, and if not, he is displeased (and he doesnt care if its halal or haram).”

(x) Making your own nafs as a god (Worshipping your passions)

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A Muslim is the one who submits his will to Allah. If you submit to anyone else other than Allah, you have taken that thing or that person as a god other than Allah. It even includes your nafs. If you submit to your nafs and do whatever you want to do regardless of what Allah commands, then you have made it your god.

Allah says in Quran: “Did you see the one who took his own wishes and whims as his god?” 
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Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 51:
Say: “Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us: He is our Protector”; and on Allah let the believers put their trust.

Conclusion:

Most of us including me would think that the above means that every little thing we do is shirk, and will allah forgive us or not etc?

The kinds that are mentioned above are true as references of the above are available in Quran & Sunnah but keep this in mind that if we do any of the above shirks mistakenly than it will be considered as a sin and one can repent for it. But if they become your habit & you do it again & again & even after knowing that its shirk than even one of the above committed can destroy all the good deeds.

May Allah Protect Us & Have Mercy On Us. Ameen

“Success Comes From ALLAH, And ALLAH Knows Best”

GRAVE WORSHIP

GRAVE WORSHIP IS HARAM – A MAJOR SHIRK

Building mosques over the graves of Prophets and righteous people, or over places connected to their lives, is something which the perfect sharee’ah of Islam came to forbid and warn against, and curses those who do that (grave worship), because it is one of the means that lead to shirk and exaggeration about the Prophets and the righteous people….

Grave Worship = Idol Worship
Grave Worship = Idol Worship

See More It is not permissible for graves to be left in mosques, whether that is the grave of a wali (“saint”) or of anyone else, because the Messenger (PBUH) forbade that and warned against that, and he cursed the Jews and Christians for doing that.

It was narrated that he (PBUH) said: “May Allah curse the Jews and the Christians, for they took the graves of their Prophets as places of worship.” [Bukhaari, 1330, Muslim, 529]

He (PBUH) also said: “When a righteous man died among them, they would build a place of worship over his grave and put those images in it. They are the most evil of mankind before Allaah.” (Al-Bukhaari, 427; Muslim, 528)

He (PBUH) said: “Those who came before you took the graves of their Prophets and righteous people as places of worship. Do not take graves as places of worship – I forbid you to do that.” (Narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh, 532, from Jundab ibn ‘Abd-Allaah al-Bajali).

So the Prophet (PBUH) forbade taking graves as places of worship and he cursed those who do that, stating that they are the most evil of mankind. So we must beware of that.

Jabir said: Allah’s Messenger PBUH forbade that the graves should be plastered or they be used as sitting places (for the people), or a building should be built over them. [Muslim :: Book 4 : Hadith 2116 also Muslim: Book 4: Hadith 2114]

Grave Worship
Grave Worship

Abu Wail reported that Sayyidina Ali (RA) said to Abu Hayyaj Asadi, “I am sending you to do what the Prophet sent me to do, (that) leave no high grave without levelling it (with the ground) and no picture without obliterating it.” [Tirmidhi 1051, Sahih by Albani also Abu Dawud 3218, Nisai 2027, also Muslim :: Book 4 : Hadith 2115]

It is known that everyone who prays at a grave (Dargah) is taking it as a place of worship, and whoever builds a mosque over a grave (Dargah) has taken it as a place of worship.

So we must keep graves far away from the mosques and not put graves inside mosques, in obedience to the command of the Prophet (PBUH) and so as to avoid the curse issued by our Lord against those who build places of worship over graves (grave worship), because when a person prays in a mosque in which there is a grave, the Shaytaan tempt them to call upon the deceased or to seek his help, or to pray to him or prostrate to him, thus committing major shirk (polytheism) and going out of fold of Islam.

Everyone who looks at the state of the Muslim world and the shirk and exaggeration that have come about because of building mosques over tombs, venerating them, adorning them and appointing custodians for them, will realize that this is indeed a means that leads to ‘Grave Worshipping’.

Clearance Of Two Doubts.

Doubt No. 1: Some people use the story of the People of the Cave to support their specious argument that this is allowed: “(then) those who won their point said (most probably the disbelievers): ‘We verily, shall build a place of worship over them’” [al-Kahf 18:21]

The answer to that is: that Allaah has told us about the leaders and powerful people of that time, and that they said these words. That does not imply that ALLAH liked that or approved of them, rather ALLAH said that by way of blaming them and condemning their action.

This is indicated by the fact that the Messenger (PBUH) to whom this verse was revealed and who was the most knowledgeable of people as to how it should be interpreted, forbade his ummah to build mosques over graves, warned them against doing so, and cursed and condemned those who did that.

If that had been permissible, then the Messenger of Allaah (PBUH) would not have discouraged it in such emphatic terms, and gone to the extent of cursing those who did it, and said that they are the most evil of mankind before Allaah.

This is sufficient to convince the seeker of truth. Even if we were to assume that building places of worship over graves was permitted to those who came before us, it is not permissible for us to follow their example in that, because our sharee’ah abrogates the laws that came before it, and our Messenger (PBUH) is the Final Messenger whose sharee’ah is complete and universal.

He has forbidden us to build mosques over graves, so it is not permissible for us to go against him.

Doubt No. 2: There is another specious argument put forward by those who worship graves, namely the fact that the grave of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is in his mosque.

Islam forbids erecting structures over graves, and commands that any such structures should be knocked down, as it surely leads to Grave worshipping (grave worship) thereby causing to commit shirk (polytheism- associaing partners with ALLAH) and eventually making the one to leave the fold of Islam.

The kalimah of Tawheed gets nullified and the one no longer remains Muslim. Shaykh‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (rahmahullah) said: The answer to that is that the Sahaabah (radhiallahuanhum) did not bury him in his mosque, rather they buried him in the house of ‘Aa’ishah (radhiallahu anha).

When al-Waleed ibn ‘Abd al-Malik expanded the Mosque of the Prophet (PBUH) at the end of the first century AH, he incorporated the room into the mosque, but he did wrong thereby, and some of the scholars denounced him for that, but he believed that there was nothing wrong with it for the sake of expanding the mosque.

It is not permissible for a Muslim to take that as evidence that mosques may be built over graves, or that people may be buried inside mosques, because that goes against the saheeh ahaadeeth, and because it is a means that may lead to shirk by associating the occupants of the graves in worship with Allaah.

End quote. Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 5/388, 389. Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (rahimahullah) was asked about the ruling on praying in a mosque in which there is a grave.

Grave Worship
Grave Worship

He replied: Praying in a mosque in which there is a grave falls into two categories:

(i) Either the grave was there before the mosque, and the mosque was built over the grave. It is essential to shun this mosque and not pray therein, and the one who built it must knock it down; if he does not do so, then the Muslim authorities must knock it down.

(ii) Or the mosque was there before the grave, and the deceased was buried after the mosque was built. In the case the grave must be dug up, and the remains taken out and buried with the people (in the graveyard). As for praying in such a mosque, it is permissible so long as the grave is not in front of the worshipper, because the Prophet (PBUH) forbade praying in the direction of graves.

With regard to the grave of the Prophet (PBUH) which is incorporated into his mosque, it is well known that the Mosque of the Prophet (PBUH) was built before his death, and was not built over his grave.

It is also well known that the Prophet (PBUH) was not buried in the mosque, rather he was buried in his house which was separate from the mosque.

At the time of al-Waleed ibn ‘Abd al-Malik he wrote to his governor in Madeenah, who was ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azeez, in 88 AH, ordering him to dismantle the Prophet’s Mosque and add to it the rooms of the wives of the Prophet (PBUH).

‘Umar ibn Azeez gathered the prominent people and fuqaha’, and read the letter of the caliph al-Waleed to them. That caused them distress, and they said: “Leave it as it is, that is better.”
And it was narrated that Sa’eed ibn al-Musayyib denounced the incorporation of ‘Aa’ishah’s room into the mosque, as if he feared that the grave would be taken as a place of worship.
Umar ibn Azeez wrote a letter to that effect to al-Waleed, and al-Waleed sent word to him ordering him to carry out his instructions, so ‘Umar had no other choice.

So you see that the grave of the Prophet (PBUH) was not placed in the mosque, and the mosque was not built over it, so there are no grounds for those who try to quote this as evidence that people may be buried inside mosques or that mosques may be built over graves.

It is proven that the Prophet (PBUH) said: “May the curse of Allaah be upon the Jews and the Christians; they have taken the graves of their Prophets as places of worship.” He said that as he was dying, as a warning to his ummah against doing what they did.

When Umm Salamah told him of a church that she had seen in Ethiopia and the images therein, he said: “Those people, if a righteous man among them died, they would build a place of worship over his grave (grave worship).

Grave Worship
Grave Worship

They are the most evil of people before Allaah.” And it was narrated from Ibn Mas’ood (RA) that the Prophet (PBUH) said: “Among the most evil of people upon whom the Hour will come when they are still alive are those who take graves as places of worship.”
Narrated by Imam Ahmad with a jayyid isnaad. [Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 12/question no. 292]

Jabir (RA) said: “Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) forbade that the graves should be plastered or they be used as sitting places (for the people), or a building should be built over them.” [Muslim :: Book 4 : Hadith 2116 also Muslim: Book 4: Hadith 2114]

Abu Wail reported that Sayyidina Ali (RA) said to Abu Hayyaj Asadi, “I am sending you to do what the Prophet sent me to do, (that) leave no high grave without levelling it (with the ground) and no picture without obliterating it.” [Tirmidhi 1051, Sahih by Albani Abu Dawud 3218, Nisai 2027, also Muslim :: Book 4 : Hadith 2115]

ALLAH (SWT) Says: “Surely, the religion (i.e. the worship and the obedience) is for Allâh only. And those who take Auliyâ’ (protectors, helpers, lords, gods) besides Him (say): “We worship them (grave worship) only that they may bring us near to Allâh.” Verily, Allâh will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Truly, Allâh guides not him who is a liar, and a disbeliever.” [Surah Zumar, 039:003]

ALLAH (SWT) Says: “And they worship besides Allâh things that harm them not, nor profit them, and they say: “These are our intercessors with Allâh.” [Surah Yunus, 10: 18]

“QABRON KI PUJA” “Grave Worship”

Be Aware of “QABRON KI PUJA” “Grave Worship” (Shirk):

In many Muslim countries around the world people build Masjids on the graves of pious people, these are sometimes called “Dargah” or “Mazar” etc. And people go to those places and ask the dead person to give them a child or whatever they need “Grave Worship”. Now asking anyone but Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) for anything is Shirk. Here we want to clear up that from the Qur’an and very clear Sahih Hadith that we are NOT supposed to build structures or Masjids on the graves of pious people or anyone else.

It is also shirk to make a vow to any other than Allaah, as is done by those who vow to bring candles or lights for the occupants of the graves. Please Don’t follow blindly what your parents and relatives did. Also try to know what our prophet (peace be upon him) and Qur’an says.

Lets analyze – In the light of Hadith: 

Sahih Al-Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 8, Hadith # 419
Narrated A’isha (R.A) Um Habiba (R.A) and Um Salama (R.A) mentioned about a church they had seen in Ethiopia in which there were pictures. They told the Prophet (S.A.W) about it, on which he said, “If any religious man dies amongst those people they would build a place of worship at his grave and make these pictures in it. They will be the worst creature in the sight of Allah on the Day of Resurrection.”

Sahih Muslim: Book 4, Hadith # 2116
Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah (R.A) Rasulullah (S.A.W) forbade that the graves should be plastered, or they be used as sitting places (for the people), or a building should be built over them.
Note: This hadith makes it very clear that we are NOT supposed to build ANYTHING over them. May Allah (Swt) save us , as many of the Muslim today build strong plastered graves and this is against the order of Rasulullah (S.A.W)!

Sahih Al-Bkhari: Volume 1, Book 8, Hadith # 427
Narrated A’isha (R.A) and ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas (R.A) When the last moment of the life of Allah’s Apostle (S.A.W) came he started putting his ‘Khamisa’ on his face and when he felt hot and short of breath he took it off his face and said, “May Allah curse the Jews and Christians for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets.” The Prophet (S.A.W) was warning (Muslims) of what those had done.

Sahih Al-Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 8, Hadith # 428
Narrated Abu Huraira (RAA) Rasulullah (SAW) said, “May Allah’s curse be on the Jews for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets.”

Sahih Muslim Book 4, Number 1083
Narrated Jundub ibn Abdullah (R.A) “I heard from the Apostle of Allah (SAW) five days before his death and he said: I stand acquitted before Allah that I took anyone of you as friend, for Allah has taken me as His friend, as he took Ibrahim as His friend. Had I taken any one of my Ummah as a friend, I would have taken Abu Bakr as a friend. Beware of those who preceded you and used to take the graves of their prophets and righteous men as places of worship, but you must not take graves as mosques; I forbid you to do that.

Sahih Muslim Book 4, Hadith # 2121
Narrated Abu Marthad al-Ghanawi (R.A) Allah’s Messenger (S.A.W) said: Do not sit on the graves and do not pray facing towards them.

In the light of Qur’an: 

They belief that dead Awliyaa’ (“saints”) can fulfil one’s needs or help at times of distress, and calling upon them for aid.
Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him . . .” [Al-Israa, 17:23]

Similarly, they call upon dead Prophets, righteous people and others to intercede for them or to rescue them from some calamity, but
Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him and removes evil and makes you inheritors of the earth? Is there a deity with Allah ? Little do you remember. [An-Naml, 27:62]

Some of them have adopted the habit of mentioning the name of a shaykh or wali (“saint”) when they stand up, or sit down, or stumble, or encounter problems or distress, so they might say “O Muhammad!” or “O ‘Ali!” or “O Husayn!” or “O Badawi!” or “O Jeelaani!” or “O Shaadhili!” or “O Rifaa’i!” – or they may call upon al-’Aydaroos or Sayyidah Zaynab or Ibn ‘Alwaan.

Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
Indeed, those whom you call upon besides Allah are servants like you. So call upon them and let them respond to you, if you should be truthful. [Al-A’raf, 7:194]

Some of those who worship graves walk around them as if in “Tawaaf” and acknowledge their corners or touch them, kiss them, wipe their faces with their dust, prostrate towards them when they see them or stand before them in fear and humility, praying for whatever they need of healing from some disease, or for a child or for help with some difficulty. Sometimes they call upon the occupant of the grave, saying “O my master, I have come to you from far away, so do not let me down.”

But Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever dies calling on someone else as a rival to Allah, will enter Hell.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, al-Fath, 8/176).

Some of them shave their heads at the graves, and some have books with titles like Manaasik Hajj al-Mashaahid (“The Rituals of Pilgrimage to Shrines”), mashaahid or shrines referring to graves or tombs of ‘Awliyaa’. Some of them believe that the ‘Awliyaa’ are running the affairs of the universe and that they have the power to benefit or harm (Astagfirullah).

Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
And if Allah should touch you with adversity, there is no remover of it except Him; and if He intends for you good, then there is no repeller of His bounty. He causes it to reach whom He wills of His servants. And He is the Forgiving, the Merciful. [Al-Yunus, 10:107]

It is also shirk to make a vow to any other than Allah, as is done by those who vow to bring candles or lights for the occupants of the graves.
Those who worship anyone but Allah or associate partners with Allah, Allah says the following in the Quran:

“And invoke not besides Allah any that will neither profit you nor hurt you, but if (in case) you did so, you shall certainly be one of the polytheists and wrong doers. And if Allah touches you with hurt, there is none who can remove it but He; and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can repel His favours which He causes it to reach whomsoever of His slaves He wills. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful” [Qur’an, 10: 106-107]

Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly gone far astray. [Qur’an, 4:116]

“Verily whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, then Allah Has forbidden paradise for him and the fire will be his abode” [Qur’an, 5:72]

ALLAH’S PUNISHMENT FOR WORSHIPPING ANYONE OR ASSOCIATING ANY PARTNERS TO HIM IS HELL / JAHANNUM – WITH NO RETURN AND NO FORGIVENESS.

May Allah (SWT) guide us to the right path. Ameen.

Avoid these 7 Deadly Sins that doom a person to Hell

The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) explained the 7 Deadly Sins that doom a person to Hell in a saheeh hadeeth that was narrated by the two Shaykhs, al-Bukhaari and Muslim, in as-Saheehayn, in which it was narrated that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Avoid the seven sins that doom a person to Hell.” We said: What are they, O Messenger of Allah?

He said: “Associating others with Allah (shirk); witchcraft; killing a soul whom Allah has forbidden us to kill, except in cases dictated by Islamic law; consuming orphans’ wealth; consuming riba; fleeing from the battlefield; and slandering chaste, innocent women.”

7 Deadly Sins :

1. The sin of Shrik.

The greatest of the sins in the eyes of Allah is associating partners with him. It leads to doom with no hope of coming out of it. The person who dies in a state of shrik will abide in hell for all eternity.

Allah says in Holy Quran.

“Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, then Allah has forbidden Paradise for him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the Zalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers) there are no helpers”

[al-Maa’idah 5:72]

“And indeed it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him)), as it was to those (Allah’s Messengers) before you: “If you join others in worship with Allah, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers”

[az-Zumar 39:65].

“It is not for the Mushrikoon (polytheists, idolaters, pagans, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah), to maintain the Mosques of Allah (i.e. to pray and worship Allah therein, to look after their cleanliness and their building, etc.), while they witness against their ownselves of disbelief. The works of such are in vain and in Fire shall they abide”

[at-Tawbah 9:17].

2. Witchcraft and Black Magic. 

Witchcraft involves the shrik along with harming the creation of Allah and misguiding people.

The one who performs black magic and the one who seeks help in it will dwell in hell for all eternity if they die in this state. It causes harm to people and indicates that the person has no belief in Allah and hence seeks refuge in Jinns and magicians.

Allah, may He be glorified, said concerning the sorcerers of Pharaoh (interpretation of the meaning):

“…their ropes and their sticks, by their magic, appeared to him as though they moved fast”

[Ta-Ha 20:66]

“So when they threw, they bewitched the eyes of the people, and struck terror into them, and they displayed a great magic”

[al-A‘raaf 7:116].

It was proven from Ameer al-Mu’mineen ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) that he wrote to his governors in greater Syria and elsewhere, instructing them to execute every practitioner of witchcraft, male or female, because of the great extent of their evil and the danger they posed.

3. Murder. 

Killing a soul or harming someone to the extent that a person dies and whom Allah has forbidden to kill is a serious crime, regarding which Allah says:

“And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein, and the Wrath and the Curse of Allah are upon him, and a great punishment is prepared for him”

[an-Nisa’ 4:93].

It is a major sin but a lesser a degree than shrik. It is a major sin like fornication/adultery, theft and so on. The one who does that is not a disbeliever unless he regards it as permissible to do that. Hence Allah, may He be glorified, says concerning him:

“And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein, and the Wrath and the Curse of Allah are upon him, and a great punishment is prepared for him”

[an-Nisa’ 4:93].

He will abide in that punishment forever if he regards it as permissible; if he does not regard it as permissible, he will abide therein for a long time, but it will come to an end. The stay of the sinners (among the Muslims) in Hell will be lengthy, but it will have an end. As for the disbelievers, their stay will have no end.

4. Consuming Riba(interest) 

This refers to the dealing with a trade that is based on riba.  Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, says concerning it (interpretation of the meaning):

“Allah has permitted trading and forbidden Riba”

[al-Baqarah 2:275]

“O you who believe! Fear Allah and give up what remains (due to you) from Ribaa (from now onward) if you are (really) believers.

And if you do not do it, then take a notice of war from Allah and His Messenger”

[al-Baqarah 2:278].

Consuming riba or working in riba-based banks is a major sin which is very essential to avoid.

5. Consuming Orphans wealth. 

An orphan is one who has lost his father at an early age and has not reached puberty yet. It is obligatory to every person to be kind to orphans, protect their wealth, make it grow and handle it with care. The one who spoils the orphan’s wealth and consumes it unlawfully is subject to a stern warning because the orphan is weak and he has transgressed against him and consumed his wealth. This stern warning is addressed to him, but he is not a disbeliever; rather he is a sinner, so long as he does not regard that as permissible.

6. Fleeing from the battlefield. 

If there is a battle between Muslims and disbelievers and a Muslim person flees from the battlefield deserting his brothers and sisters that he is liable to stern punishment.

 “unless it be a stratagem of war, or to retreat to a troop (of his own)” [al-Anfaal 8:16]

that is, unless he is recruiting to prepare himself, bring his weapon and put on his armour in preparation for fighting, which does not do any harm, or he is moving from one detachment to another, or from one rank to another, or from one group to another, as part of a plan against the enemy.

7. Slandering chaste, innocent believing women. 

Slandering anyone in itself is a grave sin but Allah especially warns us against slandering a chaste woman, which means accusing them of Zina(fornication or adultery). They may say: so and so committed Zina or so and so-called someone to commit Zina but he is lying. This is one of the seven sins that doom one to Hell and for which one deserves to be given eighty lashes, as Allah, may He be exalted, says :

“And those who accuse chaste women, and produce not four witnesses, flog them with eighty stripes” [an-Noor 24:4].

Slandering chaste women is a major sin, as is slandering chaste men, but because such accusations are usually made against women, the text speaks of women. Nevertheless, if someone slanders a chaste man, and says that he committed Zina, he has to produce four witnesses or else be given eighty lashes.

These sins are so evil and dangerous that a person engaged in them are certainly doomed to hell if they do not correct their ways and repent to Allah azawajal before death.

 We ask Allah to protect us and Guide us 


“Shirk” The Unforgivable Sin

SHIRK:

The greatest sin a person can commit against Allaah is shirk. Unfortunately, a lot of people cannot define what shirk is and how to protect against it. Mostly, they think that shirk is limited to idol worship. Whereas, it is more than that; shirk can be committed by physical acts, including grave worship, tying a black thread around one’s arm/leg etc.

It can be done by speech, e.g. taking oath by other than Allaah, or by elevating someone above Allaah by one’s speech etc. It can also be done by one’s thought or inner feelings like believing that other than Allaah can benefit or harm you; fearing other than Allaah etc.

No matter whatever way it is, Shirk is the number one cause for the people’s deviation from the truth.

{It is those who believe (in the Oneness of Allaah and worship none but Him Alone) and confuse not their Belief with Zulm (wrong, i.e. by worshipping others besides Allaah), for them (only) there is security and they are the guided.} [Surah Al-An`aam (6):82]

{Verily, Allâh forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allâh in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin. } [Surah Al-Nisaa’ (4):48]

{Verily! Allâh forgives not (the sin of) setting up partners in worship with Him, but He forgives whom he pleases sins other than that, and whoever sets up partners in worship with Allâh, has indeed strayed far away.} [Surah Al-Nisaa’ (4):116]

Shirk : The Biggest of All Sins 

Shirk is the real problem facing this ummah.. So before talking about khilafah and politics, go to basics and understand tawheed to save yourself from the greatest calamity of Shirk.. ? please dont do shirk my brothers and sister. This is the sin which will not be forgiven by Allah. Understand what shirk is. ?

What is a shrine? 

A monument builds on the tomb of the pious and people with great piety, people who take Allah as their friends and are of great virtue. Building a shrine or a dargah and visiting such places for spiritual upliftment is completely haram in Islam because they are polytheistic in nature and are derived from pagans. Historically speaking Prophet Muhammad (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) destroyed all the shrines in Mecca and there is no denying this fact.

The Prophet (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) repeatedly condemned grave-worshipping in the following authentic Hadith:

1. “Beware of those who preceded you and used to take the graves of their prophets and righteous men as places of worship, but you must not take graves as mosques; I forbid you to do that.” (Sahih Muslim)

2. “May Allah’s curse be on the Jews for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets.” (Sahih Bukhari)

3. “May Allah curse the Jews and Christians for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets.” (Sahih Bukhari)

4. “If any religious man dies amongst those people they would build a place of worship at his grave and make these pictures in it. They will be the worst creature in the sight of Allah on the Day of Resurrection.” (Sahih Bukhari)

5. “Do not sit on the graves and do not pray facing towards them.” (Sahih Bukhari)

All these hadith are authentic and point out that it is clearly forbidden to visit the shrines or pray around them yet people often contradict and visit the graves of the pious and righteous and build buildings over them and claim that these people will intercede for them on the day of Ressurection. Wallahi my dear brothers and sisters, they don’t have that power! They don’t have that power!

The grave worshipping came into existence during the time of Prophet Nuh (as).

A pious man passed away and Shytan (DEVIL) convinced the townspeople to build a shrine over his grave, to pay due respects to him. He urged them to make his idols to keep his memory. And convinced them to pray to him and hence started the phase of idol-worshipping.

Iblees misguided people into shirk. They started with respecting the pious and ended up asking him for their needs and forgetting Allah. Indeed indulging in shrik.

It’s never too late my brothers and sisters to think logically and reasonably and avoid visiting shrines.

It is not permissible and leads to shrik.

May Allah Forgive us.


Darbars And Shrines

From the greatest calamities facing this ummah are the shrines of so called “holy-men” – structures built over the graves where people go to visit and “make duaa”

Building over the graves and raising them into structures is impermissible in Islam and Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) was sent on a specific mission by the messenger (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) to level and destroy any raised grave –

Abu’l-Hayaaj al-Asadi said: ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib said to me: “Shall I not send you on the same mission as the Messenger of Allaah (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) sent me? Do not leave any statue without erasing it, and do not leave any raised grave without leveling it.” (Muslim)

Likewise Jaabir said: The Messenger of Allaah (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) forbade plastering over graves, sitting on them and erecting structures over them. (Muslim)

Why this prohibition in Islam?

● It is a massive avenue to shirk – the one who built the shrine might say he is doing it to remember the pious man and honour his teachings BUT the ignorant masses will see veneration and begin to actually worship the grave.

I have seen with my own eyes people prostrating to the grave, kissing the grave, making duaa to the grave; and when they leave they don’t turn their back on the grave – they walk out backwards! Shirk is the greatest sin and the person who dies committing it will never be forgiven – so in building these shrines the people are giving one another a direct ticket to the fire.

● People say we are going to the shrine to make duaa FOR the man and not TO him. If that is the case, why do you make a special journey to his shrine, why can’t you make duaa for him from the comfort of your own home?

Would our attitude be the same if a person went to a church to make duaa? In reality the people go to these shrines and take the inhabitant of the grave as an intermediary between themselves and Allâh – this is exactly what the pagan Quraysh did and it is major shirk.

● We see people trying to please the inhabitant of the grave because they think it will please Allah – so we see them slaughtering over the grave, making tawaf around the grave, prostrating to the grave, kissing it and crying whilst making duaa directly to the person – again this is major shirk.

● It is an impersonation of those who came before who are cursed by Allah – the messenger (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said – “When a righteous man died among them, they would build a place of worship over his grave and put those images in it. They are the most evil of mankind before Allah.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

● How do you know that this person was a holy-man? Only Allâh knows what the hearts conceal. In fact many of these “holy men” call to shirk and innovation so they are under a serious threat of a mighty punishment from Allah – perhaps the people are making duaa to them yet they are screaming in their grave in pain. Perhaps the people ask them for benefit but they cannot even benefit themselves?

● They are one of the sources of magic – countless taweez and amulets originate from these places. I remember one shrine used to send taweez through the post!

● We find all sorts of other evils going on at these shrines. Drug abuse and prostitution are common and theft is rife. I have personally been to Data Darbar in Lahore in Pakistan and it is a thriving mini-city based around shirk and innovations.

There is much more that can be said on this topic but the bottom line is this:

☆ Darbars / shrines have NO PLACE in Islam. They are avenues to shirk and many other sins. They are places that are beloved to shaytan and NOT to Allah. They cause misguidance and destruction ☆

My dear brothers and sisters please dont go to any Darbars and Shrines for the sake of Allah.

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