His biography(may ALLAH protect us from him )

Qaradawi was born in Egypt, and attended the Al-Azhar Theological Seminary before moving to Qatar. Following his father’s death, the 2-year old Qaradawi was raised by his uncle. His family urged him to either run a grocery store or to become a carpenter. Instead, he memorized the entire Qur’an by age nine. Qaradawi was a follower of Hasan al-Banna during his youth and was imprisoned first under the monarchy in 1949, then three times after the publication of Tyrant and the Scholar, poetic Islamic plays expressing a message through theme. Other works such as Fiqh-al-Zakat (Laws of the Obligatory Charity) are Islamic law treatises which go into precise details.

Qaradawi worked in the Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments, and was the Dean of the Islamic Department at the Faculties of Shariah and Education in Qatar, and served as chairman of the Islamic Scientific Councils of Algerian Universities and Institutions.

Qaradawi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, and has turned down offers to be the Muslim Brotherhood leader various times. Qaradawi is the head of the European Council for Fatwa and Research.

 so basically he is an ikhwanee upon the teachings of Hasan-al-Banna (the person who is solely responsible for so many innovations and shirk in the ummah……MAY ALLAH HAVE MERCY ON HIM)…… and may HE guide Qaradawee to the truth so he can show the true path to the people he has led astray……. The refutation that follows is lengthy and broken up into 4 parts. Inshallah, the purpose of the refutation is not to do anything except to save the innocent and ignorant from being led astray. for the ones that believe Qaradawi to be a major ‘scholar’ ….read the following statements, which are numerous, and submit to the the true ISLAM and be guided to the Straight Path…. May ALLAH shower his mercy upon ALL ……. because surely the ummah of MUHAMMED (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) needs it greatly!!

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Readings in Qaradawism : Part 4 : Discontinuation of Jihaad

INTRODUCTIONThat by which the Ummah has been put to trial in current times is the emergence of a people who wear the gown of knowledge, abrogate the Sharee’ah in the name of “revivalism” and facilitate all of the ways to corruption in the name of “understanding the ease and lenience of Islaam”. And so they opened up evil and despicable avenues in the name of “ijtihaad”. Then they belittled the affairs of the Sunnah in the name of the “understanding of priorities” and they also declared their loyalty for the Infidels in the name of “creating a good picture of Islaam”.

And at the head of them is the Muftee known as Yusuf al-Qaradaawi who has worked in order to spread this ideology by way of the Internet, lectures, lessons, books and conferences and others ways. THE STRAYING MUFTEE ONLY AFFIRMS DEFENSIVE JIHAADO Mankind! Indeed there is a great lesson in this chapter. Neo-Qutubite Apologeticism had argued that Ahl ul-Hadeeth wal-Athar, As-haab us-Sunnah held onto the notion of the discontinuation of Jihaad – as an argument to support their own innovated doctrines. So many of the biased partisans began to resound with this great and mighty slander by which they intended to destroy the da’wah and manhaj of Shaikh ul-Islaam al-Albaani and his brothers, the other Imaams from Ahl us-Sunnah of the contemporary times, yet Allaah will perfect it even though the Innovators may detest it.

So they began to caution the common-folk against this da’wah and they made them flee from the Methodology of the Prophets in calling to Allaah, and every time a Political Activist, born of the Awakening of Ikhwaan ul-Mufliseen, reared his head and raised his unwanted voice against this da’wah and against its principles, such as the Wicked Muftee whose condition we are discussing, they raised him and aggrandised him and presented his “fiqh of priorities” to the world at large. Yet at the same time, they ridiculed our Imaams and made great the lie when they accused them of disallowing Jihaad.

Stated the Muftee, the Faqeeh ul-Waaqi’ – may Allaah sever his lips and protect the Ummah from his misguidance, “Some people say to us that you desire to have discussions with the Christians and others in order to arrive at what you call “World Peace”? So we reply to them “Yes, and why not!” They say because the basis and foundation concerning the relationship of the Muslims to those besides them is Jihad and it is not just peace. And this view actually exists, yet we do not subscribe to it.” (al-Islaam wal-Gharb, p.16).

And he also says, “The issue of Jihaad in the path of Allaah for defending the land, the honours (of people) and the sanctities is a matter in which there is no further discussion. But as for defence for the sake of attacking the rest of the world, as some people imagine, is not a matter that is mentioned. And we actually base our position and build upon it based upon what the contemporary Scholars of the Muslims have held as their position, the likes of Shaikh Abu Zahrah, Shaikh Rasheed Ridaa, Shaikh Shaltut, Shaikh Abdullaah Daaraz and Shaikh al-Ghazaali. And all of those are of the view that Jihaad in Islaam is for the sake of defence of the religion and the state, the sanctities, the land and the honours of people…. And it is not for military expeditions as some of the people imagine…” (al-Islaam wal-Gharb, p.19)

And the Muftee also opined, “We do not fight the Jews for the sake of Aqidah, we fight them for the sake of the land. And we do not fight the Kuffar because they are Kuffar, but because they have occupied our lands and our homes and have taken them without any due right” (ar-Raayah magazine, no. 4696, 24th Sha’baan 1995).

And as for these statements then they are the resultant effects of the Qaradawite theorem of loyalty and disownment (al-walaa wal-baraa) – as the author of ‘Raf’ al-Lathaam’, Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Mansoor al-‘Adeeni has stated in his refutation of this Wicked Muftee.

Now, any Sunni knows that the purpose of Jihaad is to make the word of Allaah supreme, and that is none other than worshipping Him alone, and establishing and spreading Tawheed. So if the Qaradawite Think Tank and its theoreticians claim that this is not the motive and reason, and it is but land, then the land in the view of Qaradawite Thought, is more lofty and more noble and more worthy than the Islamic Aqidah.

Stated the Lord of Majesty and Honour, “Fight against those who believe not in Allâh, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” (At-Tawbah 9:29) And the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said, “I have been ordered to fight the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah alone…” (Muslim)Shaikh Rabee’ bin Haadee, the Ibn Ma’een of the Era, stated, “Verily, refraining from the jihaad against the Mushriks (pagans) when a caller calls to jihaad, and when the Imaam of the Muslims calls them to come out and fight – even if the Imaam was a sinner (faajir) is counted one of the shades of Nifaaq (hypocrisy), in fact it may be more intense than it.” Then after this he begins quoting some of the verses of Jihaad and then says: “So refraining away from Jihaad [the Jihaad behind an Ameer] and to be very laxed/sluggish towards it is one of the characteristics of the Hypocrites and one of the causes of punishment in the world and destruction in the Hereafter.” (Ahl ul-Hadeeth p. 158)

Then there comes this Extremist Murji’, lying upon Allaah and His Messenger, making tabdeel of the deen of Allaah, abolishing many of the important aspects of the Sharee’ah and renders the Christians as Believers…may Allaah sever his lips…and deliver the Ummah from his misguidance, and refuge is from Allaah.

And this should come as no surprise, since many of the main figureheads of the Bankrupt Brotherhood distort, twist and water down the objectives of Jihaad. Stated Sayyid Qutb, “For Islam does not desire the freedom of worship for its followers only, rather it affirms this right for all the different religions and it tasks the Muslims to fight and defend this right for all people and it [even] allows them to fight under this flag, the flag which guarantees the freedom of worship for the adherents of all other religions and by this it confirms that it (Islaam) is a worldly organisation (providing) freedom – everyone is able to live in its shade, in safety, enjoying their religious freedom – having equality with the Muslims and having the protection of the Muslims.” (Towards an Islamic Society, p.105) Also refer to Adwaa alaa Aqeedah Sayyid Qutb – Illuminations upon the Creed of Sayyid Qutb p.224, by Shaikh Rabee’.

And it is this type of thought that al-Qaradawi is poisoned with, as will become clear, when we look in more detail at the Qaradawite theorem of al-walaa and al-baraa and his philosophical ramblings on unity between religions.

As for Ahl ul-Hadeeth wal-Athar then they opine that Jihaad will continue until the establishment of the Hour, behind the leaders, sinful or pious. They also hold that defensive Jihaad is recurring and may be performed by small bands of individuals anytime, anywhere, in defence of those who are oppressed and wronged. And as for the other Jihaad in which Islaam is taken to the people of the world, then that is behind an Ameer, as has been stated by the likes of Imaam al-Albaani and Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen (the latter mentioned this on the 28th July, 2000, after his lecture “The Sunnah is Like Noah’s Ark”, delivered at 5th National Da’wah Conference, Birmingham, UK), and others. And the most erudite and perceptive of Imaams give greater emphasis to Tasfiyah wat-Tarbiyah, over giving emphasis to Jihaad (that is the second type of the two types mentioned above), because this helps to bring about the precursors that will ensure that the Jihaad bears its fruits. So in essence they are actually calling to the true Jihaad, and laying its foundations and putting its requirements in place. And they exaggerate in this emphasis due to their perfect knowledge and experience with the Ummah and its humiliating defeats over the decades, in recent times – and they tie all of that to the emergence of Shirk, Innovation and deviation in manhaj – rather they tie all of that (humiliation and defeat) to what Allaah and His Messenger tied it to, and what the Imaams of the Salaf tied it to, the likes of Imaam Maalik and others. And perhaps for this reason, the brethren of Satan, that is the Jamaa’at ul-Jihaad, as Imaam Ibn Baaz labelled them, due to the great tribulation they bring to the Muslims and the lands of the Muslims, perhaps for this reason they made the lie against our Mashaayikh, that they believe in the discontinuation of Jihaad. Indeed they are a foolish and idiotic people, who understand not – because they see not, and hear not, adn they have very little fiqh of the religion, as a result of which they wander blindly.

As for the exaggerationists, the revolutionary takfiris, then they but rouse the sentiments of people, gather them into one huge lump, and then … … nothing!!! And this is how Imaam al-Albaani described the da’wah of the activists, like al-Awdah and Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul-Khaaliq – which has no fruits and no blessings and refuge is from Allaah from this wastage of the minds and intellects of the youth of the Ummah.

In summary, let the biased partisans repent to Allaah for their great slanders against Ahl us-Sunnah and its Imaams, and let them know that the Innovators of Islaam are far more dangerous to Islaam and the Muslims, than the non-Muslims themselves, as has been textually stated by our Imaams, past and present. And perhaps in al-Qaradawi, there is the most perfect illustration of the hidden enemy within.

Readings in Qaradawism : Part 3 : Statements of Apostasy

INTRODUCTION

That by which the Ummah has been put to trial in current times is the emergence of a people who wear the gown of knowledge, abrogate the Sharee’ah in the name of “revivalism” and facilitate all of the ways to corruption in the name of “understanding the ease and lenience of Islaam”. And so they opened up evil and despicable avenues in the name of “ijtihaad”. Then they belittled the affairs of the Sunnah in the name of the “understanding of priorities” and they also declared their loyalty for the Infidels in the name of “creating a good picture of Islaam”.

And at the head of them is the muftee known as Yusuf al-Qaradaawi who has worked in order to spread this ideology by way of the Internet, lectures, lessons, books and conferences and others ways. THE WICKED MUFTEE MAKES THE CREATION MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE THAN THE CREATOR

Some reliable students of knowledge had informed us that they had heard directly from a cassette the saying of al-Qaradawi, the ignorant and evil Muftee, that if Allaah had partaken in elections (i.e. became a candidate) he would not have won with such a victory that Netanyahu had won in Israel, since the latter took 99% of the votes.

The actual text of his words are as follows (in the second part of a Friday khutbah), “Before I leave this station of mine (i.e. from giving this khutbah) I love that I should say a word about the results of the Israeli elections. The Arabs, all of them, were placing their hopes in the victory of Barleen, however he lost and this is what we praise about Israel. We desire and hope that our country can be like this country. Due to only a small number of people, the one who was actually ruling lost his position. There was not 94% or 95% (of votes) which is what we are accustomed to in our country, but 99%, (yes) 99%. If Allaah had presented himself to the people as a candidate he would not have been able to take this amount… we welcome Israel for what it has accomplished…”

Corroborating this is Shaikh Muqbil bin Haadee, who stated in his refutation of the Wicked Muftee in the book “Silencing the Hounding Dog”, “On this day I was informed by the brother, Saalih al-Bakri that he heard some words of (al-Qaradawi) in a cassette that he says that this Jew (i.e. the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu) was victorious by 99% of votes and that Allaah cannot even achieve this, even if the people voted for Allaah, He would not be able to acquire 99% of the votes. These words are clear and manifest misguidance. If he wished to make a Jew superior to Allaah, free is He from imperfection, the Most High, then he is a disbeliever (i.e. apostate). And if he intended that the Jews and Christians and the worshippers of the cow and chickens and others are very many in number yet they do not vote for Allaah, then this is another matter, however it is still clear misguidance (on al-Qaradawi’s behalf).

For verily our Lord, the Mighty and Majestic, is not in need of voting, for He, free is He of all imperfection is the one who says “Be” to something and it is. He is the one who destroyed Fir’aun, and He destroyed Qaarun, and He destroyed many nations, from amongst those who exceeded beyond bounds and who stood in the faces of the Prophets of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic. So he aided the Prophets and gave them victory, in this life and the next.

Voting is only needed by a weak man, O Pauper!…. Have you disbelieved O Qaradawi or have you brought yourself nearer?…And after that this Aqeel al-Maqtari comes along, may Allaah not bless him, and he honoured and welcomed Yusuf al-Qaradawi, just as he honoured and welcomed Muhammad Suroor… ” (Silencing the Hounding Dog, pp.110-112).

Stated Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen after these words were played to him, “I seek refuge in Allaah. It is obligatory for this person to repent. And if he does not he should be killed as an apostate, since he made the creation more knowledgeable than the Creator. It is upon him to repent to Allaah, so if he repents, then Allaah forgives the sins of His servants. And if not then the Wullaat ul-Amr should strike his neck (with the sword).” (Cassette Recording, quoted in Silencing the Hounding Dog, p.119). This then, dear brother and sister, is the state and condition of this despicable Muftee, who utters kufr and makes mockery of the Lord Most High, and makes the Infidels, nay the Jews and Zionists, a model and guide to be followed. Then there come those deceiving, lying, surmising, treacherous Qutubists who make this man’s “fiqh of priorities” worthy of being adopted, and who remain silent about his statements of apostasy, and who desire to shelter and accommodate this Innovating Heretic and those of his likes, those who are more dangerous to Islaam and the Muslims – because the Muslims trust them and have a good opinion of them, allowing them to spread their poison and to destroy the religion – so they accommodate the likes of these and hate that they are exposed and refuted, as a protection of the society, then they accuse our Imaams and Mashaayikh of Irjaa (!!).

Know O Sunni that when you see a man defending al-Qaradawi or promoting his doctrine or promoting his writings or presenting his writings to the sons of Ahl us-Sunnah, then he has acted deceitfully to the Muslims and has aided in the destruction of Islaam, wal-Iyaadhu billaah. And if you see a man quoting al-Qaradawi or directing others to his works, whether in books or on the Internet, then know that he is an ignoramus who aids in the destruction of Islaam.

And know also that when you see a man accommodating those who accommodate the Innovators and who praise them, such as Aqeel al-Maqtaree and his likes, then know that such a one is acting deceitfully to Islaam and the Muslims. And know also that when you see a man inviting the likes of these – those who praise and aggrandise the Innovators like al-Qaradawi, the Mu’tazili Rationalist, or Mohammad Suroor, the Takfiri, Khariji, Qa’dee – to the conferences and gatherings then know that such a one has brought misguidance one step closer to the Muslims and has acted deceitfully towards them and has shown treachery to Islaam. Wal-Iyaadhu Billaah.

Fudayl ibn ‘Iyaad said: “Whichever man someone comes to asking for advice and he directs him to an innovator then he has acted deceitfully towards Islam, and beware of entering upon a person of innovation since they prevent from the truth.” (al-Laalikaa’ee, no.261)

Readings in Qaradawism : Part 2 : Arts and Entertainment

INTRODUCTION

That by which the Ummah has been put to trial in current times is the emergence of a people who wear the gown of knowledge, abrogate the Sharee’ah in the name of “revivalism” and facilitate all of the ways to corruption in the name of “understanding the ease and lenience of Islaam”. And so they opened up evil and despicable avenues in the name of “ijtihaad”. Then they belittled the affairs of the Sunnah in the name of the “understanding of priorities” and they also declared their loyalty for the Infidels in the name of “creating a good picture of Islaam”.

And at the head of them is the muftee known as Yusuf al-Qaradaawi who has worked in order to spread this ideology by way of the Internet, lectures, lessons, books and conferences and others ways.

This brief paper is only a summary of some of the ideas and thoughts of this man. And this is by way of sincere advice to the Ummah and to be free of blame and in order to warn from this man and his likes.

Detailed refutations of this man have already been written, such as “ar-Radd alal-Qaradaawi (Refuting Qaradawi)” of Nasir bin Hamad al-Fahad and also “Iskaat Kalb al-Aawi (Silencing the Hounding Dog)” of Shaikh Muqbil bin Haadee, and other works, both large and small in volume. AL-QARADAWI’S POSITION TOWARDS ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Al-Qaradawi is one of well-known and most popular of the callers to singing and entertainment and he affirms this matter from numerous angles: ONE: He affirms in many of his books that singing is lawful the cinema is lawful (halaal) and is a good thing. (This occurs in his books in general such as “al-Halaal wal-Haraam”, “al-Marji’iyyah al-Ulyaa”, “Fataawaa Mu’aasirah and others. As for his verdict on the cinema, then he mentions this in “al-Halaal wal-Haraam”). TWO:

He also mentions that he shows rejection towards those artists who do avoid the arts (i.e. from performing). (In an open lesson, when answering questions to bystanders in the programme ‘ash-Sharee’ah wal-Hayaat’, dated 12/4/98). THREE: He gives his blessings to those who wear the Christian cross and who openly show it for the purpose of illustrating (i.e. acting out, tamtheel) the military expeditions of the Crusaders, and declaring this act to be lawful for them by saying “Traverse upon the blessing of Allaah (barakah) and Allaah is with you, and never will He abandon your actions.” (This is in a verdict of this which is present on the Website, Islaam on the Internet, which is under his own supervision and control. And this site contains many great calamities and serious oppositions to Islaam.) FOUR:

He mentions how he himself likes to follow up the songs of Faayizah Ahmad, Shaadiyah, Umm Kulthoom, Fairoz and other women. (In the Qatari magazine called ar-Raayah, no. 5969, dated 19/Jumaadah al-Ulaa/1419). FIVE: He mentions about himself that he follows up the various films and soap series such as “al-Irhaab wal-Kabaab” of Aadil Imaam, and in this film mockery is made of those who follow the religion – and also “al-Layaali al-Hilmiyyah (Sweet Nights)” and also “Ra’fat al-Hajaan” and also the films of Ghawaar, Noor Shareef, Ma’aali Zaayid and others. (In the Qatari magazine called ar-Raayah, no. 5969, dated 19/Jumaadah al-Oolaa/1419. Also in the Weekly News, no. 401, dated 23/Ramadaan/1414H).SIX: He makes it permissible to look at the women which appear on the screens. (In a lesson in his ash-Sharee’ah wal-Hayaat programme dated 13/6/99).

This is only a very small selection of the Qaradawite theorem concerning music and singing. One may refer to the abovementioned books for more of his calamities in this regard. COMMENTS

This then is the condition of this Wicked Muftee who opposes the Book, the Sunnah, the Pious Taabi’een and the Imaams after them, the Muftee who allows the common-folk to persist upon their ignorance, time-wasting and indulgence in vanities and novelties, which are but instruments of the Accursed One, and which but cause them to forget the remembrance of Allaah.

This is the Muftee who has become the authority on current affairs for many of the Qutubiyyah, biased partisans and other strayers.

Where is this Innovator and where are our Righteous Salaf?! Where are those who defend this man, promote his doctrine and poison the sons of Ahl us-Sunnah with his mental decrepitude, his evil verdicts and his annulment and replacement (tabdeel) of the Sharee’ah rulings?

We conclude by quoting from the excellent work of Abu Bilaal Mustafa al-Kanadi’s book on Music and Singing. THE VIEW OF THE TABIEEN IMAMS AND SCHOLARS AFTER THEM The view held by the companions was generally adhered to by the taabieen and their followers, the four imams and the great majority of dependable Islamic scholars up to the present time.From among the tabieen and their followers, there are such authorities as Mujaahid, Ikrimah, An-Nakhai and Al-Hassan Al-Basri.(107) IMAM ABU HANEEFAH

Imam Abu Haneefah (108) has perhaps the harshest view of the four famous Imams of jurisprudence. His school of thought is the strictest, for he detested singing and considered it sinful. As for his disciples, they have explicitly confirmed the prohibition of listening to all musical amusements and pastimes, including wind instruments (mazaameer) (109) all types of tambourines, hand drums(dufoof) (110) and even the striking of sticks9al-qadeeb).They have asserted that such actions constitute disobedience to Allah and that the performer of such action is sinful, therefore necessitating rejection of his testimony (111). They have further stated that it is incumbent upon the Muslim to struggle to avoid listening to such things, even if he were passing by or stationed near them (without any wilful intention). Abu Haneefah’s closest disciple, Abu Yoosuf, stated that if the sound of musical instruments (maazif) and amusements (malaahi) were heard coming from a house, the house could be entered without permission of its owners(112). The justification for this is that the command regarding the prohibition abominable things (munkaaraat) is mandatory, and cannot be established if such entering rests upon the permission of the residents of the premises.This is the madhhab (position) of the rest of the Kufic scholars as well, such as Ibraheem An-Nakhai, Ash-Shabi Hammad and Ath-Thowri. They do not differ on this issue. The same can be said of the general body of jurisprudents of Al-Basrah.(114). IMAAM MAALIK

It is related by Ibnul-Jowzi that Ishaaq bin Eesaa At-Tabaa asked Imaam Maalik bin Anas, (115), the leading jurisprudent of Madeenah, about the view of the people of madeenah regarding singing (ghinaa).He replied, “In fact, that is done by the sinful ones.” Abut-teeb At-Tabari said, “As for Maalik bin Anas, he truly did prohibit singing and listening to it.” He further related that Maalik said, “If one purchased a slave-girl (116) and found her to be a professional singer, he could return her to the original owner for reimbursement on the claim of having found fault in the merchandise.”(117) The ruling of prohibition (tahreem) is generally agreed upon by the scholars of Madeenah. The Maaliki jurisprudent and commentator, Al-Qurtubi , reports Ibn Khuwayz Mandaad as saying that Imam Maalik had learned singing and music as a small boy until his mother encouraged him to leave it for a study of the religous sciences. He did, and his view became that such things were prohibited.(118)Al-Qurtubi confirmed Maaliks view by saying that the only exception to this general ruling was the type of innocent songs such as those sung to placate the camels during travel, or during hard labour or boredom or during times of festivity and joy, such as the Eed days and weddings-the latter to the accompaniment of a simple daff (hand drum). Al-Qurtubi then said, “As for that which is done in our day, by way of the (blameworthy) innovations (bidah) of the Sufi mystics in their addition to hearing songs to the accompaniment of melodious instruments such as flutes, string instruments such as flutes, string instruments etc such is haraam(forbidden)(119). IMAAM SHAFI’EE

In the book, Aadaabul Qadaa, As-Shafiee is reported as saying, “Verily, song is loathsome (makrooh); it resembles the false and vain thing (al-baatil). The one who partakes of it frequently is an incompetent fool whose testimony is to be rejected.”(121) His closest and most knowledgeable disciples clearly stipulate that his position on this issue is that of prohibition (tahreem)and they rebuke those who attribute its legality to him(122) This is confirmed by the later Shafiite scholar, Ibn Hajar Al-Haythami. He related that one of the Ash-Shaafiites disciples, Al-Haarith Al-Muhaasibi (d.243 H) said, “Song is haraam, just as the carcass (maytah).” (123). Further more, the statement that singing is haraam is found in the treatise, Ash-Sharh Al-Kabeer, by the authoritative Shaffiite Scholar, Ar-Raafiee(d.623 H).This is further corroborated by the accomplished Shaaffi’ite jurisprudent, Imam An-Nawawi(d.676 H)in his Rowdah)(124). Such is the correct view of the dependable scholars of the Shaffi’ite madhab. However, due to limited knowledge and personal fancy and desire, a few of their later day scholars disagree with this view.(125)  IMAM AHMAD BIN HANBAL

Imaam Ahmads (126) position regarding this issue has been narrated in detail by the Hanbalite jurisprudent and Quranic commentator, Abul Faraj Ibnul-Jowzi (d.597H.) in his treatise, Tablees Iblees(Sataan’s deception).He tells us that ghinaa during Ahmads era consisted primarily of a rhymed, rythmical chanting (inshaad)of poems (127) whose puropse was to lead people to a pious, abstentious way of life.However, when such chanters began to vary their simple style to one of a throbbing, affected melody, the narrations regarding Ahmad began to differ.His own son and student , Abdullah, relates that his father said, “Singing (128) sprouts hypocricy in the heart;it doesnt please me.”The scholar, Ismaeel bin Ishaaq ath Thaqafi, reports that Ahmad was questioned regarding ones listening to those poems (qasaaid) to whichhe replied, “I despise it, for it is a bidaah(innovation).Dont sit down to listen to its reciters.’Abul-Haarith relates that Ahmad said, “At-Taghyeer (129) is an innovation”whereupon it was said, “But it sensitizes and softens the heart”.Ahmad rejoined, “It is a bidaah (blameworthy innovation).” Yaqoob Al-Haashimi narrates that Ahmad said, “At-taghyeer is a recent innovation” and Yaqoob bin Gayyath reports him a s saying that he despised at-taghyeer and prohibited ones listening to it.(130)

Ibnul-Jowzi then mentioned some narrations related by Abu Bakr Al-Khlallaal and Ahmads son Saalih, which indicate Ahmads not being averse to poetry sessions. It is related that Ahmad heard a singer(qawwal) and didn’t reproach him, whereupon Saalih said to him, “Oh father, didn’t you used to criticise and censure such a thing?” Ahmad replied, “That was because I was told that they were doing reproachable things, so I despised it; as for this, I do not dislike it” Ibnul-Jowzi commented at this point, “Some of the scholars of our (Hanbalite) school mention that Abu Bakr Al-Khallaal (d.311 H) and his disciple, Abdul-Azeez, permitted singing(ghinaa).Such a statement refers to the spiritual poems (qasaaid zuhduyyaat) which were prevalent during their time. This is precisely the type of singing which was not disliked by Ahmad(as previously mentioned)” (131).

Ahmad bin Hanbal attests to this in the instance where he was asked regarding a deceased person who left behind him a son and a professional singing) slave-girl(132). The son then needed to sell her.Ahmad said that she was not to be sold on the basis of her being a singer.Upon this it was said to him that, (as a singer), she was worth, 30000 dirhams, whereas if she were sold only on the basis of her being simply a slave-girl”Ibnul Jowzi explained, “The reason Ahmad said this is because the singing slave-girl doesnt sing spiritual poems(qasaaid zuhdiyaat);rather she sings throbbing lyrics which incite passion in ones being.This is proof that such singing is haraam, for if it were not so, the incurred loss of the orphans sons wealth would not be permissible(133). Furthermore, it is reported by the jurisprudent Al-Marwazi that Ahmad bin Hanbal said, “The earnings of the effeminate (mukhannath) singer are foul (khabeeth) because he doesn’t sing spiritual poems, but rather, he sings erotic poetry(al-ghazal)in a licentious , cooing manner.”

Ibnul-Jowzi concluded that it is obvious from what has preceded that the variant narrations relating to Ahmads dislike of( karaahah)or permission for singing depended upon the type of singing that was meant. As for the type of singing which is popular today, (134)it would be forbidden according to Ahmads view. If only he could see what the people have added to it by way of innovation.(135)

In conclusion, the general consensus of the companions, Taabieen and the following generations of Islamic scholars up to the present day, including the four Imams , points to the ruling of prohibition of music and song (other than the exceptions to be mentioned later) NOTES

(107) See pp.67-68 of Kaffur Raa;Al-Qurtubis tafseer, vol.19, p.51 and Shaykh Saalih Fowzaans Al-Ilaam bi Naqdi Kitaabil Hallaali wal Haraam, pp.72-74.

(108) The first of the four famous imaams.He was bron in koofa, Iraq in the 80th year of the Hijrah.He died in Baghdad in the year 150H see Adh-Dhahabis Seeyar Alaamin Nubalaa , vol.6, pp.390-403.

(109) Such as flutes, pipes, horns and related wind instruments.

(110) Small hand drums without steel jangles.This permitted type is to be used on certain restricted occassions as designated by the sunnah, the details of which will follow.

(111) Testimony given by witnesses concerning matters or crimes involving punishments is only accepted from trustworthy, obedient Muslims.

(112) In shariah, the mere suspicion of vice is not sufficient to warranat invasion of privacy by the authorities.Here, however, the violation is not confined to the privacy of the home and should be prevented, even forcibly, to avoid corruption of society. (113) Quoted from “Ownul Mabood Sharhu Sunan Abi Dawood”, vol.13, pp.273-274.

(114) Stated by Abut Teeb Taahir At-Tabari and quoted in Al-Qurtubis Al-Jaamili Ahkaamil Quraan, vol.14, p.55.

(115) He was born at Madeenah in the year 93 of the Hijrah and died there in 179H.For details of his life and times, see Qaadi Ayyads Tarteebul Madaarik, vol.1, pp.107-147.

(116) In the time of Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu `alaihi wasallam) , the world economy was almost completely based upon the institution of slavery. Wisdom and foresight demanded a gradual elimination of this deeply rooted social system. The Islamic method was to limit the ways in which slaves could be taken to only one-jihaad(lawful warfare), while at the same time imposing conditions under which a slave must be freed and encouraging the freeing of believing slaves as an act of worship which brings one closer to Allah. Mistreatment of slaves was strictly prohibited and they were always entitled to respect as human beings. These guidelines protecting slaves are still applicable today.

(117) The previous sayings related to Maalik were quoted from Ibnul-Jowzis Talbees, p.29.

(118) Al-Jaamili Ahkaamil Quraan, vol.14, p.55

(119) Ibid, vol.14, p.54.

(120) He was born 150 H In Gazzah in Palestine. He died and was buried in Cairo, 204 H. Details of his life and works are chronicled in Al-Bayhaqis Manaaqibush Shaafiee.

(121) See Al-Qurtubis tafseer, vol.14, p.55 and Ibnul-Jowzis Talbees Iblees, p.231.Also refer to footnote no.111.

(122) See Ownul Mabood, vol.13, p.274.

(123) Designates the carcass of the animal which has not been slaughetered in a manner acceptable to the shariah, but has died in a manner rendering it unlawful for food, such as dying from a disease, accident, naturally or by being hit by a blow, etc. However, the skin of such an animal may be used after proper curing.

(124) Kaffur Raaa.p.61.

(125) Talbees iblees, pp.230-231.A sample of such scholars along with a refutation of their position will follow in the next section of this work.

(126) He was born in Baghdad, 164 H and died there in 241 H.See the excellent biography of his life

(127) In Arabic these are called qasaaiduz zuhd.

(128) “Singing” here means without musical accompaniment.

(129) Indicates a change in the state of mind or disposition of a person who appears “overcome” by the mention (dhikr) of God in supplication (duaa) performed in a humble, humiliating stance. Those who partake in this experience of being “overcome” are moved to extreme delight or grief by the manner in which such poetry is delivered.It is usually delivered in an affected, throbbing style which moves them to dance and gyrate to the beat and melody of such rythmic poems. Because of this “change’ (taghyeer) which overcomes them, they were called al-mughayyarah. Refer to Talbees Iblees, p.330.

(130) Talbees Iblees, p.228.

(131) All of these scholars, including Ahmad, didn’t not mind a certain type of chanting, singing and recitation of poetry or stories, etc without musical accompaniment or other prohibited aspects.

(132) Refer to footnote no.116.

(133) The loss incurred by selling the slave girl not as singer but as an ordinary worker.

(134) This statement was made during the 6th century of the Islamic era. Therefore, what could be said of what we hear and see of music and singing today!

(135) Talbees Iblees, pp.228-229.

Readings in Qaradawism : Part 1 : Loyalty and Disownment

Before i post, i just wanted to say…… these are sayings or readings in Qaradawi’s work (may Allah guide him)……. you read for yourself and decide………shaikh or deviant??????

INTRODUCTION That by which the Ummah has been put to trial in current times is the emergence of a people who wear the gown of knowledge, abrogate the Sharee’ah in the name of “revivalism” and facilitate all of the ways to corruption in the name of “understanding the ease and lenience of Islaam”. And so they opened up evil and despicable avenues in the name of “ijtihaad”. Then they belittled the affairs of the Sunnah in the name of the “understanding of priorities” and they also declared their loyalty for the Infidels in the name of “creating a good picture of Islaam”.And at the head of them is the muftee known as Yusuf al-Qaradaawi who has worked in order to spread this ideology by way of the Internet, lectures, lessons, books and conferences and others ways.

This brief paper is only a summary of some of the ideas and thoughts of this man. And this is by way of sincere advice to the Ummah and to be free of blame and in order to warn from this man and his likes.

Detailed refutations of this man have already been written, such as “ar-Radd alal-Qaradaawi (Refuting Qaradawi)” of Nasir bin Hamad al-Fahad and also “Iskaat Kalb al-Aawi (Silencing the Hounding Dog)” of Shaikh Muqbil bin Haadee, and other works, both large and small in volume. AL-QARADAWI’S POSITION TOWARDS THE INFIDELSAl-Qaradawi has layed to waste and caused to die the creed of loyalty and disownment (al-walaa al-baraa) with respect to the Kuffaar.

He said about the Christians, “Then all of the affairs are shared between us since we are the sons of a single land, our destination is the same and our Ummah is one. I say about them, ‘Our Christian brothers’ and some people reject this from me and say how can I say that they are our Christian brothers? [Allaah says] “Verily the Believers are but a single brotherhood”. Yes, we are believers and they are believers from another angle“. (Programme for Sharee’ah and Life, in the lecture Non-Muslims in Light of the Sharee’ah, dated 12/10/97 in Qunaat.) And the lectures and books of this man are replete with this theme, such as what occurs in his book ‘Fataawaa al-Mu’aasarah’, ‘al-Khasaa’is al-Aammah lil-Islaam’ and Malaamih al-Mujta’ma’ al-Muslim’. Likewise, he also fills many of his da’wah programmes with this theme as is well known.

He also said in the same gathering, “the Copts (Christians) have offered thousands of “martyrs” (shuhadaa)…“.

He also said, “There is no harm in a Muslim having love and intimacy (muwaddah) with non-Muslim“. (Non-Muslims in an Islamic Society, p.68). He has also said this in the aforementioned programme and also in some of his other books. Compare this with the saying of Allaah, the Most High, “You will not find anyone who believes in Allaah and the Last day showing friendship for those who resist and oppose Allaah and His Messenger, even if they be their fathers or their sons or their brothers or their kindred…” (Al-Mujadilah 58:22)

 He said, “The enmity that is between us and the Jews is for the sake of land only, not for the sake of the religion…”. (al-Ummah al-Islaamiyyah Haqeeqah, Laa Wahm, p.70). He also corroborated this in his programme, ‘as-Siraa’ Bain al-Muslimeen wal-Yahood’.

He also said concerning the saying of Allaah the Most High, “You will indeed find the most severe in their enmity towards those who believe to be the Jews and the Pagans…” that this is in relation to the circumstances during the era of the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) and is not in relation to the current times. (In the programme, Ash-Sharee’ah wal-Hayaat).

He also used the last part of the verse to justify closeness to the Christians in the current times. (In the lesson entitled, Non-Muslims in the Shade of the Islamic Sharee’ah, which was in the programme, Ash-Sharee’ah wal-Hayaat).

He also affirmed in many places that Islaam – as he claims – reveres the revealed religions. (In the lesson entitled, Deen ul-Bashaa’ir wal-Mubashshiraat, which was in the programme, Ash-Sharee’ah wal-Hayaat, dated 24/1/1999).

And he stated that the adherents of other religions are like the Muslims, due to them is what is due to the Muslims, and upon them is what is upon the Muslims. (Islaam and Secularism, p. 101). He has mentioned this in many of his other lectures and programmes.

And he claims that Jihaad is for the purpose of defending all of the religions not just for Islaam alone. (In the lesson entitled, State Relations, which was in the programme, Ash-Sharee’ah wal-Hayaat).

He also made it permissible to give congratulations to the Infidels on their days of celebration. (In the lesson entitled, Non-Muslims in the Shade of the Islamic Sharee’ah, which was in the programme, Ash-Sharee’ah wal-Hayaat). COMMENTSIt is indeed strange that those who have chosen to assault Ahl us-Sunnah, Ahl ul-Hadeeth wal-Athar, and declare them Murji’ah and Qadariyyah (with the Infidels) are the very ones who shelter and accommodate this straying innovator who makes tabdeel (replacement and changing) of the deen of Allaah and makes the enemies of Allaah into “believers” (!!!). How keen they are to spread his intellectual garbage and his “fiqh of priorities” and to defend his analyses of current affairs, and to give preference to all of that above and over the well known Mashaayikh and Imaams of Ahl us-Sunnah, the erudite and firmly-established people of knowledge.

Indeed they only share with him in his “Fiqh ul-Waaqi” and it is this which determines their loyalty and disownment to individuals, straying innovators and all – and not for the sake of the Sunni and Athari aqidah and manhaj.

Know O Sunni that when you see a man defending al-Qaradawi or promoting his doctrine or promoting his writings or presenting his writings to the sons of Ahl us-Sunnah, then he has acted deceitfully to the Muslims and has aided in the destruction of Islaam, wal-Iyaadhu billaah.

Fudayl ibn ‘Iyaad said: “Whichever man someone comes to asking for advice and he directs him to an innovator then he has acted deceitfully towards Islam, and beware of entering upon a person of innovation since they prevent from the truth.” (al-Laalikaa’ee, no.261)