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Question:

What role does Allah have in marriage? Based on what I know,
humans have free choice. Does that free choice extend to who we
choose as a bride or does Allah decide who we marry?
My brother’s marriage was arranged by my dad. My brother is educated
but his wife is not as educated. He argues with my dad saying he chose
his and it’s his fault (sorry, I hope you are following me.) But my
dad argues that it was Allah’s decision? I understand nothing can be
done to reverse the marriage but who is right in this case.
Is marriage decided for us ahead of time?

Answer:

Praises are to Allah, and peace be upon prophet Muhammed.

Walaikum salam wrb honorable brother,

When looking at the choices that humans make, and the choice that
Allah has destined, the choice of humans is a complete subset of Allah’s
choice. As Allah says in the Quran:

{ وَمَا تَشَآءُونَ إِلَّآ أَن يَشَآءَ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ }

“And you do not will, except that Allâh wills, the Lord of the ‘Alamîn
(all that exists).” Surah Taqwir (29)

It is not correct to think a person’s will is opposite of what
Allah willed for the ‘Alamin.

Something that is destined by Allah, is bound to occur, and
everything in the universe leans towards and tends to follow
that destiny. What Allah destined will occur, and nothing
can change the destiny of Allah.

Allah has made all the events that occur in the universe in perfect
order and according to His laws. Allah makes the truth endure, and
the falsehood washes away like the foam in the ocean. There is nothing
in disarray or disorder, it is rather people who are ignorant of the
decree of Allah.

The solution to family problems is to
make sure that the ilm is inculcated in the lives of the whole
family. Bringing the whole family to the durus in the masjid;
seeking and asking and listening to the answers of the rulings.
It is incumbent on everyone to devote themselves to
the ilm and the ulema, so that they learn about Allah’s decree, and
know about the afterlife. If there is someone that is not educated,
one can become educated by studying and learning from our noble
ulema and imams. All that is required is that one have an eagerness
and devotion to learn. After spending time learning from our noble
ulema and imams, one would indeed be of the most educated
people of the world.

And Allah knows.

Shaikh Sajid

Music

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Question:
as wr wb
immam sahib did music allow in islam .

Answer:
Praises are to Allah, and peace be upon prophet Muhammed.

Walaikum salam wrb,

The ulema have stated that listening to music is
opposite of listening to Allah’s message, leads to
disobedience, and encourages people to be heedless to
the ulema.

Music also has the effect that hardens the heart.
Instead of listening to music, it would be much better
to listen to durus of our noble ulema, which encourages
to follow Allah and His messenger, and cures the mind.

Many of the ulema have quoted the following ayat from Surah
Luqman in regards to music.

{ وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَشۡتَرِى لَهۡوَ ٱلۡحَدِيثِ لِيُضِلَّ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ بِغَيۡرِ عِلۡمٍ۬ وَيَتَّخِذَهَا هُزُوًا‌ۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ لَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ۬ مُّهِينٌ۬}

“And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks
(i.e.music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men)
from the Path of Allâh without knowledge, and
takes it (the Path of Allâh, or the Verses of the
Qur’ân) by way of mockery. For such there will be
a humiliating torment (in the Hell-fire).”

And Allah knows.

Shaikh Sajid

Question:

Aslam o Alakam, I (32 years) and my whole family embraced Islam on 13 November 2010 including mom, dad, 3 brothers, 1 sister and repented from Qadianism/Ahmadiyyat but my wife (marriage held 8 Nov 2009 according qadiani law) did not embraced Islam and still following Qadianism/Ahmadiyyat and living with her parents home in other city and my daughter (3months) is still with her. I through phone and letters try to convince her and offered her to embrace Islam but she refused. Please answer the following questions.
1. What is the status of my marriage? Do I need to have any judicial judgment?
2. What are my responsibilities towards my wife and daughter?
3. Is she has a right of maintenance? Dower? Dowry article? Inheritance?
4. Who have the right of custody/hazanat of daughter?

Answer:

Praises are to Allah, and peace be upon prophet Muhammed.
Qadianism is a great deviation that takes a person out of the fold
of Islam, and is a result of people following their “hawa” (whims),
instead of following the ulema. Anyone that does not give up this
grave deviated belief is a kafir (disbeliever), that will enter the hell
fire along with the other disbelievers. This is because they failed
to listen the ulema, who convey the message of Allah, and were averse to them.

If they repent, and believe in the correct teachings brought to us
by our noble predecessor ulema, then they will be on the right faith.
Otherwise they have rejected the guidance that Allah has brought to
mankind, and following new innovated false beliefs, just like what
was innovated in other religions.

The revelation of Allah flows from Angel Gabriel, to prophet
Muhammed , may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, to the sahabah, then to the people that follow them afterwards, in that chain.

Nevertheless, by being kind, and using wise words, hopefully you
can convince the people that are on this deviated belief to rid
themselves of this false innovated aqeedah (beliefs), follow the
aqeedah (beliefs) of our rightly guided predecessors, listen and be
devoted to our noble ulema.

For your questions,

1. Qadianis are given the same rulings as murtads (apostates). After you accepted the right belief, your wife remains for the duration of the iddat (normally 3 menstrual cycles). After that, if she does not accept the right belief, she is divorced.

2. After the iddat period, you are no longer responsible to support
your wife, except if you owed something to her. You may still get
back together after that if she repents. If she demands something for breastfeeding your daughter, you must provide her a reasonable compensation.

For your daughter, you have to provide her support, and this amount becomes a debt on you.

3. The maintenance is during the iddat period. After that, if you don’t
expect to be together, you no longer have to provide her support. For
your daughter, you have to continue providing for her, and teach her the correct beliefs; and rid her of the false innovated ideas that may have been said to your daughter.

The dower is the wife’s after sexual enjoyment with her, regardless
of if it is a monetary amount or an article. If she does not
repent, she does not inherit from you, nor do you inherit from her.
Disbelievers do not inherit from believers, and believers do not
inherit from disbelievers. If she is no longer your wife you
could leave her a bequest.

4. In this situation, where she does not repent, the child would go
the custody of the believing parent, according to the Islamic law.
If the legal system of the land prevents that custody, it is excused
because of compulsion.

This is the rulings according to the Islamic law, and Allah knows.

Shaikh Sajid

Existence

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QUESTION:

Hello, as a muslim living in us, i have some questions i have been meaning as somebody;

1. we believe that Allah is our god and Allah is the most powerful presence.in this case, why did he need to create us before everything. he does not need anything, not even weakest creatures like us comparing to him. why did he need to create hell and heaven after that? why are all these for? shortly why do we have to go through all that as a human? allah does not need anything.

2. Allah created us, then why does not he want to show the truth and what the right is in our lives now?why do we have to take this exam and get punished for our sins?

3. what was the reason muhammed (s.a.v) married more than one women?

ANSWER:
Praises are to Allah and peace and blessings on prophet Muhammed.

Allah created a dual creation, this life of the dunya to earn, and the akhira as repayment. People will enter their rightful abodes based on what actions they did, and Allah forgives much. If Allah were not to make an akhira, people would not be repayed for their actions. People will be repaid for their good actions, their belief in Allah, and their earnestness to learn the religion.

Indeed people can spend vast amounts of time discussing existence in philosophical and logical argumentations that sometimes contradict the belief in the (tauheed) oneness of Allah. This is in fact taking their hawa (whims) as their god.

Allah is the Lord of the Throne, and everything else in the universe does sajda (prostrates) to Him.

Instead of wasting time in these philosophical argumentations that have no benefit, and lead nowhere, best thing is to learn the beneficial knowledge from our noble ulema, where one will earn a tremendous amount of rewards. Like studying the rulings of what animals are allowed and forbidden, the rulings of the proper way of slaughtering, the Tafseer of the noble Quran, devoting oneself to the ulema, the rulings pertaining to business. Learning the knowledge and guidance from our noble prophet, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, the grammar of the arabic language, in order to understand the Quran and the texts of our ulema.

The wives of prophet Muhammed, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, are our mothers. He married them to support them and teach them Allah’s religion, and not out of lust. His wives, like Aisha, have taught many of the earlier generation the rulings of the religion.

And Allah knows.

Shaikh Sajid

Question:

I am sorry to say muslim ummah is wasting their time in very pitty issues and they are thinking that they are offering prayers,doing all good things to make Allah happy …

Answer:

    The comments that you make are from your hawa (whim), and not following what  the scholars of the religion have taught us, coming to us from Allah’s final messenger. This hawa is actually from the shaitaan that wants to lead people to the hellfire. It is incumbant on you to listen to the scholars of the religion, who will teach you what is correct, and not follow the hawa.

    This requires one to humble himself, and intake the knowledge that is being propogated.  This way one will be quick to learn , and not learn the hard and tedious way. You should think to yourself, how can you make yourself learn the knowledge better, and not have a slowness. It requires humbleness, and having a mind that is accepting and taking in the knowledge.    It requires one to say, “I do not know about this, I will learn”, and then listen and try to understand to what the shaikh says. Not to have what is called a “thick head” where nothing penetrates. 

      That being said, it is for you to learn. It is not for me to force the knowledge to you. It is for me to relay to you what I learnt from my shuyukh going back to prophet Muhammed, may Allah’s peace and blessing be upon him, who have devoted their whole lives studying and researching the knowledge.

       In response to your comment,  Allah is pleased with people that obey Him, and will repay them with goodness in this world and the hereafter.  This entails people to learn what they should do to obey Him, by devoting themselves and learning from the ulema , who know, and not have obstacles in learning. It also requires not mixing the  knowledge of “worldly” affairs, with the real beneficial knowledge given to us by our ulema, for verily the “wordly” knowledge is devoid and ignorant of the afterlife. It requires one to lower and humble himself, and accept and learn the beneficial knowledge from our noble ulema.

     Again, the main answer is for you to think how you can learn and intake the knowledge better, and expel the “hawa” which is really ignorance and conjecture.   Also devote yourself to the knowledge and people of knowledge, and learn.

      And Allah knows.

Shaikh Sajid

Question:

 I have a question pertaining to the dead. The question is, can the dead hear and see the visitors of the grave? I know the questions
 answer is debatable, but could u give me evidence or support to the differing sides of the matter.

Answer:

Salam alaikum wrb dear brother. I pray that Allah benefit you much with the beneficial knowledge, and give you much goodness always.

When one looks at an individual, the reality of the individual is the deeds that he or she has accumulated; this is the weight that will be on the scale on the day of judgement, and the person will be rewarded for those actions. Death is form of sleep, and whatsoever one does in one’s sleep is not counted. Regardless of what one does in the grave, it has no affect on the weight of deeds. Whether a person hears or not in the grave, will have no affect on his account.   

    What will have affect, however, are the deeds that person has sent forth for himself. Rasul Allah, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, said three things continue: A waqf (endowment), beneficial knowledge that continues to propogate, and a righteous son that prays on his behalf.       

     For the events that occur after death, we go by the sound texts, that have been verified as authentic by our noble  ulema. There are vast fields of research and study on this subject of authentication found in Islamic universities. One of the subject matters on this science of authentication, when the scholar looks at a particular text, is to see if it contradicts another authentic text that is authentic. If this is the case, the text would be considered “shaath”, and not acceptable. We should go by these scholars who have researched this issue in great detail and that will make the right determination, and avoid our personal judgements.

     In circumstances where there are differing texts, some people of knowledge go by the one that is the strongest in narration, maybe by considering the narration that has the soundest chain, or one that was more widespread. If a hadith was narrated by the seven (i.e. the seven known books of hadith, bukhari, muslim,…) it would be considered more authentic if found just in one book. Nevertheless, one should always be respectful of the views and opinion of other ulema, and avoid disputation.

     There are many books on the subject of the grave; one that is on this subject is “Bidaya wa Nihaya”, by Hafidh ibn Katheer.  

     May Allah reward you for asking , and I pray that Allah give you much goodness, and may peace and blessings be upon prophet Muahmmed. And Allah knows.    

Shaikh Sajid

Question:

we know that jinn can enter a huma being , can a angel enter a human being

Answer:

All praise is due to Allah.

Angels are beings created from light, while Jinn are created from Fire. We know that the Prophet alayhi as salaam saw Jibreel in his true form and that he had six hundred wings that covered the horizons. Although human beings are created from clay, they may be affected by angels. Angel Jibreel spoke words into the heart of Prophet Muhammad, alayhi as salaam.

There are angels whom Allah has appointed to guard man from in front and from behind. When the decree of Allaah comes – when He decrees that some accident or calamity etc. should befall him – the angels withdraw from him.

The scholars mention that angels can detect what is in a person’s heart and ‘smell’ a good scent if a person is intending to do a good deed, and vice versa, as is mentioned in some ahadith.

As for an angel entering a human being, I do not know of any texts regarding that.

And Allah knows best.

Question: Do angels still come on earth as humans from time to time but we dont know it?

Answer:

All praise is due to Allah.

It is known that during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad, may peace and Allah’s blessings be upon him, angel Jibreel came to the Messenger of Allah in the form of a man wearing white clothing with no signs of dust upon him. We also find narrations amongst the Sahaba of angels fighting alongside with them in the battle field.

And we find some narrations amongst the early generations that mention righteous people who were saved from harm, sometimes by a horseman wearing all white clothes that came out of the darkness of night to slay their enemy and disappeared after soon afterwards.

And we hear mention of similar narrations today, and although we have no way of verifying the authenticity of these reports, one tends to believe them as they are consistent in their descriptions and circumstances.

And Allah knows best.

Question:

1) What is the ruling of wearing a tawees on the neck for protection ? especially tawees of Ayatul Qursi

2) On what basis do some scholars regard this practice to be ‘shirk’ ?

Answer:

All praise be to Allah.

The scholars are agreed that wearing amulets that contain anything other than Quranic verses or duas narrated from the Prophet alayhi as salam are prohibited. As for an amulet made from Quranic verses or Prophetic duas, there is a difference of opinion amongst the Sahabah.

The evidence for the general prohibition of amulets is the hadith that was narrated from ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir al-Juhani that a group came to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) [to swear their allegiance (bay’ah) to him]. He accepted the bay’ah of nine of them but not of one of them. They said, “O Messenger of Allaah, you accepted the bay’ah of nine but not of this one.” He said, “He is wearing an amulet.” The man put his hand (in his shirt) and took it off, then he (the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)) accepted his bay’ah. He said, ‘Whoever wears an amulet has committed shirk.”

(Narrated by Ahmad, 16969)

As for the permissability of amulets containing verses of the Quran or hadith, this was the view of Aisha and others from the Sahabah, and the apparent position of Ibnul Qayyim.

Some scholars preferred to close this door of using amulets altogether, since it can lead down the path of Shirk and using symbols and incoherent writings as forms of protection. There are also people who profit from making such charms and ‘treating’ people, although they have no knowledge of the religion.

And Allah knows best.

Question:

Hi, I’m a person thinking about converting to islam…. these kinda of things are great to come across. I’ve been reading alot watching videos on you tube and meeting muslims.  It’s all so interesting…. i’ve met different types of muslims… they seem nice… think the media is a little unfair.

Answer:

Peace be on the followers of guidance,

I am delighted to hear that you are learning the truth about Islam.  You are absolutely correct, the media has not been fair towards the religion of Islam.  They rarely if ever show the perspective of Islamic scholars on an issue.  Rather, they prefer to have non-Muslim ‘experts’ give commentary on Islam.  Would such people really give you an unbiased account of our religion? 

I recommend all people out there to learn about Islam from Muslims.  You will find that Islam is the  path that was taught by all of the noble Prophets, a way of devoting oneself to One God alone, and earning eternal happiness in the afterlife. 

I hope you hasten to learn more about Islam, since one never knows when their appointed time for meeting God (death) will come.   Becoming Muslim is very easy, one simply states: “I bear witness that there is no diety worshipped in truth save God alone, and I bear witness that Muhammad was His final Messenger.”

Thank you so much for visiting and please do no hesitate to ask if we can help in any way.

May God guide you on the path of truth.

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