Thursday, 10 March 2016

Why Women in Islam cannot marry 4 men


TABLE OF CONTENTS



Why Polyandry is not permitted in Islam 

1) Islamic reasons 

- 1.1) Inheritance issues 
- 1.2) Responsibilities of a Wife legislated in Islam
- To conclude: 

2) Imbalance in world Demographics 

3) THE DEATH RATE OF MALE IS MORE THAN FEMALE 

- 3.1) Alcohol consumption 

- 3.2) War, Genocide and ilk 

4) SOCIO-CULTURAL CHALLENGES 

5) ANSWERING SOME COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS & OBJECTIONS

- 5.1) ISLAM STARTED POLYGAMY 

- 5.2) It is Unfair to women 

- 5.3)  POLYGAMOUS MARRIAGES ARE A FAILURE

- 5.4) HOW DOES YOUR ISLAM GIVE WOMEN EQUAL RIGHTS WHILE IT PERMITS POLYGAMY BUT PROHIBITS POLYANDRY?! 

- 5.5) If Polygamy was to prevent men from cheating, why do they still cheat?

- 5.6) DNA is available today then why is polyandry still an issue? 

- 5.7) Why has your prophet then encouraged to have more children thereby encouraging polygamy ? Also one of his companions and some islamic scholars encourage the same

- 5.8) Polyandry has some economical benefits to the society. And sometimes even some social betterment chances. Then why not?

Friday, 22 January 2016

SELECTED PASSAGES FROM FATH UL-BARI






























Due to the overwhelming response received on my page, after I had asked if anyone who wanted this book scanned in pdf format should contact the page; I decided to scan this book and append a small note in the starting to clarify certain points I deemed necessary before the reader proceeded. 

This book is mainly based on some (selective) partial translations from the magnificent book “ Fath ul-Bari” of Imam ibn Hajar asqalani as-shaf`ie (D. 852 A.H) . The one who translated and compiled this is a sufi student of the sufi scholar Nuh ha meem keller who happen to follow the ash`ari-Matrudi creed. 

I have read this book long ago and therefore do not remember every small bit in it, however some of the major things I wanted to point out towards was 

1) The Talqeen related  question under fatwa no. 4 at the end of the book on page no. 33 [as per the printed numbering].  My view is different to that of the author and can be read from here : http://www.systemoflife.com/articles/aqeedah/306-prompting-talqeen-the-dead-in-the-grave#axzz3xtVQHdjh 

2) Next is the fatwa no. 5 regarding the dead hearing or not. This is a controversial topic and though the author did not say anything new or innovative because his opinion does have the backing of many scholars, nevertheless here is a research article compiled enlisting all the narrations which imply towards the dead hearing + recognizing + responding the alive and its scrutiny  titled “WEAKNESSES OF THE NARRATIONS ENDORSING THE DEAD RECOGNIZING, GREETING & REPLYING” : http://fahmalhadeeth.com/20-weaknesses-of-the-narrations-endorsing-the-dead-recognizing-greeting-replying/ 

3) For fatwa no. 8 and fatwa no. 9 on quran recitation see the article titled “10. HOW TO BENEFIT THE DEAD & REFUTE TO THE NARRATIONS SUPPORTING QURAAN KHAANI” : http://the-finalrevelation.blogspot.in/2012/07/how-to-benefit-the-dead.html 

4) Finally, considering him to be a sufi and famously his teacher also to have bias against one of the greatest scholars of all times, whom even his opponents praised and restrain their tongue – Shaykh ul-Islam Taqiuddin ibn taymiyyah ad-dimishqi (D. 728 A.H) – his hatred and prejudice has stopped the author from even mentioning his great stature among vast majority of academic circles in the past and present , but he also lied against him on page no. 42 [of the printed edition]. Have a look at this giant here : http://www.systemoflife.com/articles/refutation/2000073-life-of-ibn-taymiyyah-in-ibn-kathir-s-al-bidaya-wal-nihaya 

Then some ta'weelat of certain attributes of Allah is done by Imam ibn hajar rahimahullah himself as he was an `Ashari in this aspect but that is only twice or so as far as i remember. for this you can refer to 20 rules with regards to the Attributes of Allah by Abu Yahya Noorpuri : http://the-finalrevelation.blogspot.com/2015/08/20-rules-with-regards-to-attributes-of.html

I can’t remember any other issue as such, but the book overall is a good read. Should there be any other issues that needs awareness , kindly inbox us at 

www.facebook.com/thefinalrevelation or www.the-finalrevelation.blogspot.com  

Scanned and uploaded at the request of many brothers and sisters 

By : www.facebook.com/thefinalrevelation 

Sunday, 3 January 2016

E-BOOK : THE CONDITION OF A WALI FOR A NIKAH CONTRACT

Table of Contents:

Introduction
Section 1) Summarized definition of a wali

1.1) The definition and understanding of a wali in the Hanafi Madhab
1.2) The definition and understanding of a wali in the Maliki Madhab
1.3) The definition and understanding of a wali in the Shaf`ee Madhab
1.4) The definition and understanding of a wali in the Hanbali Madhab

Section 2) The Requirement of a wali for a woman’s marriage

2.1) The requirement of a wali for Nikah as per the Malikiyyah
2.2) The requirement of a wali for Nikah as per the Shawafi
2.3) The requirement of a wali for Nikah as per the Hanabila
2.4) The requirement of a wali for Nikah as per the Zahiriyyah
2.5) The requirement of a wali for Nikah as per the scholars following the methodology of Ahl al-hadeeth

Section 3) The Evidences used by the scholars to condition a wali’s requirement

3.1) The first evidence : Surah baqrah verse 232
Some Objections to Evidence 3.1 and their response
3.2) The second evidence : Surah baqrah verse 221
3.3) The Third evidence : Surah Noor verse 32
Some Objections to Evidence 3.3 and their response
3.4) The Fourth evidence : Hadeeth of Abu Barda (r.a)
Some Objections to Evidence 3.4 and their response
3.5) The Fifth evidence : Hadeeth of `Aisha (r.a)
Some Objections to Evidence 3.5 and their response
3.6) The Sixth evidence : Hadeeth of `Aisha (r.a) via Urwah
3.7) The Seventh evidence : `Umar arranging his daughters marriage
3.8) The Eight evidence : Hadeeth of Abu Musa al-Ash`ari (r.a)
3.9) The Ninth evidence : Hadeeth of Abu Huraira (r.a)
Some Objections to Evidence 3.9 and their response
3.10) The Tenth evidence : Fatwa of `Ali ibn Abi Talib (r.a)
3.11) The Eleventh evidence : Fatwa of Ibn `Abbas (r.a)
3.12) The Twelth evidence : When one of you decides to marry his daughter
Some Objections to Evidence 3.12

Section 4) Some Other evidences that emphasize on wali being a condition for a nikah contract

4.1) – Fatwa of `Umar (r.a)
4.2) The statement of Umm al-Mu’mineen Zinab bint Jahsh (r.a)
4.3) The action of Ameerul Mu’mineen Uthman ibn `Affan (r.a)
4.4) The fatwa of Ibn `Abbas (r.a)
4.5) The Fatawa of Taba`een , Muhadditheen , Fuqaha and scholarly comments in general

Section 5) Some Other Objections raised by those negating wali as a condition & their response

5.1) Surah Ahzab verse 50
Response to Objection 5.1:
5.2) Surah Baqarah verse 234
Response to Objection 5.2
5.3) The incident of Prophet marrying Umm Salamah (r.a)
Response to Objection 5.3
5.4) The Hadeeth via Ibn `Abbas of a guardian having nothing to do with a matron
Response to Objection 5.4
5.5) The hadeeth of a father forcing his daughter into marriage
Response to Objection 5.5

Conclusion


Monday, 30 November 2015

REFUTING THE KHARIJI NOTIONS ON ALLIANCE WITH THE KUFFAR





TABLE OF CONTENTS


  • Introduction and purpose of this compilation

  • Section 1: 25 + traits of the khawarij

  • Section 2: The Discussion from salaf that the mere alliance or aiding of a Muslim with the Kuffar against another Muslim does not in and of itself make him a kafir or tantamount their actions to kufr al-Akbar

  • Chapter 2.1: Tafseer and the cause of revelation of surah Nisa verse 92

  • Objection #1: Sahl ibn Baydah was coerced and thus takfeer was excused

  • Objection #2: Sahl ibn Baydah fought against the Messenger of Allah thereby agreeing to killing him and this is known to be Kufr bil-Ijma`

  • Summary of Chapter 2.1

  • Chapter 2.2: The Madhab of Imam shaf`ee and shawafi Ulema regarding an individual or a group of Muslims allying with the Kuffar against another Muslim(s)

  • Summary of chapter 2.2

  • Chapter 2.3: The Madhab of Imam Malik and the Malikiyyah regarding an individual or a group of Muslims allying with the Kuffar against another Muslim(s)

  • Summary of chapter 2.3

  • Chapter 2.4: The Madhab of Imam Abu Hanifa and the Ahnaaf regarding an individual or a group of Muslims allying with the Kuffar against another Muslim(s)

  • Summary of Chapter 2.4

  • Chapter 2.5: The Madhab of Imam Ahmad and the Hanabila regarding an individual or a group of Muslims allying with the Kuffar against another Muslim(s)

  • Summary of Chapter 2.5

  • Chapter 2.6: A similar ruling from the Incident of Banu `Uqayl captive and Hudayfa and his father radhiallahu `anhum ajma`een

  • Chapter 2.7: Madhab of some other scholars of Sunnah regarding an individual or a group of Muslims allying with the Kuffar against another Muslim(s)

  • Summary and Conclusion of Section 2

  • Section 3: Understanding of the Salaf on a Muslim’s Alliance to the Kuffar by spying or providing resources and support.

  • Summary and Conclusion of Section 3

  • Section 4: The Madhab of Najdi Ulema regarding the types of Alliances with the Kuffar

  • Section 5: Briefly refuting some Khariji notions

  • Chapter 5.1: The Kharji notion that Muslims can never exhibit friendliness towards war-mongering Kuffar and if they do then it is Kufr al Akbar based on the apparent action of friendliness.

  • Chapter 5.2: The Kharji notion that doing business with Harbi Kuffar is Kufr al-Akbar at all times
  • Chapter 5.3: The Kharji notion that many scholars have said whoever allies with them then he is of them in ruling
  • Chapter 5.4: The Kharji notion ‘ the outcome of the Alliance determines if the one who allied remains a Muslim or a Kafir ‘

  • Section 6: Conclusion & Reminder


Updates :
  1. Updated on 27.11.2015 – Added section 5.4 titled :Chapter 5.4: The Kharji notion ‘ the outcome of the Alliance determines if the one who allied remains a Muslim or a Kafir ‘ Addressing along with this the incident of *some* Maliki scholars making takfeer of Mu’tamid of Sevilla for allying with the christian french kingdom. . Added Tabulated and linked Table of Index so you can hover above any content in the index and click on it to directly jump to that content in the book.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Excerpts from Sharh Bulugh al-Maram taught by Shaikh Wasiullah Abbas




Table of contents 


The book of tahaarah (purification):

1. Defecating (or urinating) on pathways or places which people make use of:

2. Relationship between the spouses:

The book of Salah (prayers):

3. Flexibility in the timing of Salat ad Dhuhr:

4: Exceptions to performing Salah at prohibited times:

5. The obligation of controlling the hands and eye in the Salah:

6. Addressing the inferiority complex issue among few Muslims: 

7. Permissibility of reciting Islamic poetry in the Masjid and using it to defend Islam and ridicule the disbelievers:

8. Clarification of a doubt concerning "radd al basr" (lowering the gaze):

9. Prohibition of over -beautification of the Masajid:-

10. Seek refuge in Allah from five things:

11. Supplication between the two prostrations and permissibility to change the order (arrangement of the words) :

12. Obligation of separation of lines between men and women in congregational prayers:

13. Elongating the congregational Salah in accordance to the Sunnah and situation of the people:

14. Qunoot Naazilah in Fajr Salah:

15. Not kneeling like a camel while going for Sajdah:

16: Hadith contradiction not possible:

17. Eclipse, a sign of Allah:

18. Seeking the right time to advise:

19. The mercy of the Shariah and the uniqueness of the companions:

20. Performing Janazah (funeral) Salah on the one who committed suicide:

21. No specified time limit for offering Salat-ul Janazah:

22. Performing Salat-ul Janazah for someone in another land, or in the absence of the body:

23. Not offering Salat-ul Janazah (funeral) for the one who abandons Salah:

24. Wisdom of the prophet: Not publicizing or announcing the plans:

25. Supplicating sincerely for the deceased Muslim, be a relative or a stranger:

26. Motivating each other for offering the Janazah (funeral procession):

27. Why do we greet Salaam while entering the graveyard, though the dead do not hear?

28. Raising the hands, and making dua in a congregation at the graveyard:

The book of Zakat (obligatory charity):

29. Obligation of zakat, and a proof of the prophet's honesty and prophet-hood:

30. Fulfilling the obligations as soon as possible:

31. Trading using the property of an orphan

32. Bribery in difficulty and hardship:

33. Zakat-ul Fitr: How much is a Sa`a?

34. Zakat-ul Fitr in Cash:

35. Under the shade of Allah:

36. Spending moderately:

37. Most Rewardable charity

38. Spending complete wealth in charity:

39. The woman who spends for Allah's sake:

40. Five situations when a wealthy individual may accept zakat money:

41. Proper behavior towards the beggars:

42. Three situations when begging becomes permissible:

43. Accepting or rejecting money from the rulers:

The book of Siyaam (fasting):

44. Prohibition of fasting a day or two prior to Ramadan:

45. Prohibition of fasting on the day of doubt:

46. Why don't you sight the moon?

47. Number of witnesses required may differ for different cases:

48. Global moon sighting or local sighting:

49. Intention (niyyah) for fasting:

50. No kaffârah (atonement) for breaking voluntary fasts:

51. Benefits and blessings of Sahoor:

52. Breaking the fast with dates has health benefits:

53. The prophet's love for worship of Allah:

54. Allah is not in need of our fasts:

55 Old man should fast if he has the strength:

56. It is better not to fast while traveling:

57. Kaffârah (atonement) for breaking the obligatory fast:

58. The time for fasting begins at fajr, not before it:

59. Fasting of 'Arafah (and other good deeds) may expiate major sins as well:

60. Issues related to fasts of Shawwâl:

61. Fast a day for the sake of Allah:

62. Voluntary acts are performed according to one's ability:

63. The woman who loves to fast:

64. Celebrating the days of Eid, and prohibition of fasting:

65. Disturbing the society with loudspeakers is not correct:

66. I'tikaaf (seclusion for worship) in Islam and other religions:

67. Performing qiyam at-least in Ramadan, if not in other days:

68. Waking up the family for qiyam in the nights of Ramadan:

69. When he (ﷺ) began his I'tikaaf

70. Minimum length of time for I’tikaaf

71. What if a man becomes ill, and now he wants to leave the i'tikaaf?

72. I'tikaaf (seclusion) is not acceptable but in a masjid, but leaving it for necessities is permissible

73. Conditions of i'tikaaf, and things that are forbidden on the mu'takif

74. Status of I'tikaaf in other than the three sacred Masâjid

75. Lailat ul Qadr (Night of decree) and its date

76. The sahâba would search for Lailat ul Qadr through the signs

77. Explanation of dua on Lailat ul Qadr

78. Numbers of rak’ahs (units) in Taraaweeh prayer