Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Q&A Tafseer Surah Muhammad [Part5]


Tafseer Surah Muhammad [Part5]

Question 1: Do we have to keep ties with my older brothers that claim to be Muslim, but don't practice Islam? If so, what is the least i have to do to keep the ties and avoid being denied jannah? The reason i want to keep minimum ties is because they occasionally go to church, drink alcohol, music, fornicate, foul language and one of them doesn't obey the rules of my home.
Answer 1:
How can you claim to be Muslim and go to church these people are munafiqeen and you need to make baraa from him. However if he is a weak Muslim you can keep family ties.

O Prophet (Muhammad saw)! Strive hard against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be harsh against them, their abode is hell, - and worst indeed is that destination. (at-tawbah 9:73)

Allah asked us to wage jihad against the kuffaar and munafiqeen. Breaking family ties with munafiq is not wrong.

Question 2: If someone preaches violence isn’t part of Islam and they say Islam means peace they also say there was no khilafah since the time of imam Ali Abi Talib (r.a)and they say there is no jihad today except in Dammaj what do u think of this person and what could we do to refute these beliefs.
Answer 2:
There is a hadith that says there will be jihad till judgement day.

On the authority of Imraan ibn Hussain who said: “the messenger of Allah (saw) said, ‘a group of people from my ummah will continue to fight for the sake of the truth until the last of them fights the dajjal (anti-christ)
(al hakin in his book al-mustadrak vol. 4 pg.450)

So how can you say there is no jihad anywhere in the world? The hadith above is a famous hadith so quote it when debating such people.

Jihad (holy fighting in Allah’s cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know. (al-baqarah 2:216)

Whatever a verse (revelation) do we abrogate or cause to be forgotten, we bring a better one or similar to it. know you not that Allah is able to do all things? (al-baqarah 2:106)

Quote the hadith anybody that dies and did not make jihad or make intention for it dies the death of a munafiq.

It has been narrated on the authority of abu huraira that the messenger of allah (may peace be upon him) said: one who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for jihad died the death of a hypocrite. [sahih muslim, book 20, hadith 4696]

Question 3: Sheikh, can you explain the hadith about those who draw or make images of things with a soul being told they will remain in hell until they can give the images souls. Does this mean people who draw images of living souls are kuffar since they will never be able to give a soul to the image?
Answer 3:
When you draw images of people and animals. Drawing sculptures is haram. If you draw these pictures for education purposes this is not haram. If the people are properly dressed you can take their picture but to hang pictures is haram.

Ibn Abbas reported that Allah’s messenger (saw) said, “As for one who draws pictures, Allah will punish him till he blows a soul into it, and he will never be able to blow a soul into it. as for one who eavesdrops on a people and they do not like it, on the day of resurrection, molten lead will be poured into his ears.” [bukhari 7042]

You are not allowed to draw paintings on the world claiming that you are drawing masterpieces. They did haram and they will be asked to blow life in them. Some scholars say every photograph is haram except for driver’s license and passport. But others say if you keep them in an album it is not haram.

Question 4: Assalamualaikum sheikh, i understand that during traveling i can join salah and shorten them, i understand that while I’m in the foreign place i can shorten salah, what about if i stay there for say three days, can join salah for the whole of the three days, or am i allowed to simply shorten during my stay and only join salah during the journey?
Answer 4:
Yes according to the 3 imams only Abu haneefa does not allow it.

Combining the two prayers due to some illness or other excuse: Ahmad, Qadi hussain, al-khattabi, and al-mutawali of the shaf'i school are of the opinion that it is allowed to combine two prayers, either during the time of the earlier or later salah, due to illness as it is a greater hardship than rain. An-nawawi says: "this is a strong opinion based on [sound] evidence." in al-mughni it is stated: "the illness which permits one to combine the prayers is the one which would otherwise cause hardship and more weakness [if he prayed each salah separately]." the hanbali school is the most accommodating as it allows one to combine the prayers, at the time of the early or later salah, for one who is ill as well as for the woman who is breast-feeding and will face hardship in cleaning her dress for every salah, for the woman who is plagued by a prolonged flow of blood, for the person who cannot control his urine, and for one who cannot purify himself or herself, and for the one who fears for his life, property, or family.

Ibn Taimiyyah says: "among the opinions the most accommodating on this question is that of the hanbali school which allows one to combine the prayers if he is busy (since an-nasa'i has related something to that effect from the prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam) and they also say that the cook and baker, and so forth., may also combine their prayers if they fear their wealth (i.e., their investment or what they are working on) will otherwise be ruined." [fiqh-us-sunnah, vol 2, book 37, 2.118]

When you are away from your city, country, you are allowed to shorten and join your salah from one city or state to the other is travel. When you return then you pray the full rakats.