Do Not Be Sad (La Tahzan)

‘Certainly no one despairs of Allah’s Mercy, except the people who disbelieve. ‘  (Qur’an 12: 87)

“When the Messengers gave up hope and thought that they were rejected (by their communities), Our help came to them…” (Qur’an 12: 110)

“And we delivered him from the distress. And thus we do deliver the believers.”(Qur’an 21: 88)

“And you were harboring doubts about Allah. There, the believers were tried and shaken with a mighty shaking.” (Qur an 33: 10-11)

Do not grieve over the hurt that is inflicted upon you by others, and forgive those that have ill-treated you.

The price of jealousy and rancor is enormous; it is the price that the revengeful person pays in exchange for his malice towards others. He pays with his heart, flesh, and blood. His peace, his relaxation, and his happiness – these he forsakes because he desires the sweetness of revenge and because he resents others.

Jealousy and rancor are illnesses for which Allah has given the cure and remedy:

“[Those] who repress anger, and who pardon men…” (Qur’an 3: 134)

“Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the foolish [i.e. don’t punish them].”(Qur’an 7. 199)

“Repel [the evil] with one which is better [i.e. Allah ordered the faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly], then verily! He, bettiveen whom and you there was enmity [will become] as though he was a close friend.” (Qur’an 41: 34)


Do not grieve over that which has passed you by in life, for indeed you have been blessed with much.

Contemplate the many favors and gifts that Allah has bestowed upon you and be thankful to Him for them. Remind yourself of Allah’s many blessings, for Him, the Almighty, said:

“And if you would count the graces of Allah, never could you be able to count them.” (Qur’an 16: 18)

“And [Allah] has completed and perfected His Graces upon you, [both] apparent [i.e. Islamic Monotheism, and the lawful pleasures of this world, including health, good looks, etc.] and hidden [i.e. One’s Faith in Allah (of Islamic Monotheism) knowledge, wisdom, guidance for doing righteous deeds, and also the pleasures and delights of the Hereafter in Paradise, etc.].” (Qur’an 31: 20)

“And whatever of blessings and good things you have, it is from Allah. Then, when harm touches you, unto Him you cry aloud for help.” (Qur’an 16. 53)

Allah said, establishing His favors upon man:

“Have we not made for him a pair of eyes; and a tongue and a pair of lips? And shown him the two ways [good and evil]?” (Qur’an 90: 8-10)

Life, health, the faculties of hearing and seeing, two hands and two legs, water, air, food – these are some of the more visible blessings in this world, while the greatest of all blessings is that of Islam and correct guidance.

What would you say to someone who offered you large sums of money in return for your eyes, your ears, your legs, your hands or your heart? How great is your wealth in reality? By not being thankful, you do not render justice to Allah’s countless favors.

So never lose hope of Allah’s mercy. Ask yourself, what have you to be thankful for?

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Marriage in Islam =)

As-salaam ‘Alaykum Warahmat Allah Wabarakatuh

People around me, busy talking about their wedding plans. Most of my friends and cousin are getting married soon. Some of them are very happy, and some  of the are not. Marriage in islam is has a wide concept. Is not only about male-female, but its more than that.

In glorious Qur’an, Allah told us many thing about marriage. Morever, the best example ever, our beloved Prophet Muhammad salallah ‘alaih wassalam remind us about baitul-islam (marriage). How important it is. I would like to recall some prophet’s (pbuh) saying about marriage.

A group of three men came to the houses of the wives of the Prophet asking how the Prophet worshipped (Allah), and when they were informed about that, they considered their worship insufficient and said, “Where are we from the Prophet as his past and future sins have been forgiven.” Then one of them said, “I will offer the prayer throughout the night forever.” The other said, “I will fast throughout the year and will not break my fast.” The third said, “I will keep away from the women and will not marry forever.” Allah’s Apostle came to them and said, “Are you the same people who said so-and-so? By Allah, I am more submissive to Allah and more afraid of Him than you; yet I fast and break my fast, I do sleep and I also marry women. So he who does not follow my tradition in religion, is not from me (not one of my followers).”

( Marriage quote from Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim)

Today we can see, some muslim who dont wanna get marriage in order to fulfill their dreams. Some of them said, “I love Allah and I dont need anyone else”. Thats true. Allah is sufficient enough for us, but that doesnt mean we can neglect marriage order. Marriage is not WAJIB, but its sunnah. Prophet PBUH said

“Nikah (marriage) is my Sunna. He who shuns my Sunna is not of me.”

Sadly, there are lots our muslimah sister who dont wanna get married just  because they are afraid to lose their freedom. Marriage is not a prison. And it doesnt mean, but marrying someone u gonna be a prisoner.

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of his religion, so let him fear                                       Allah regarding the remaining half.”                                        ( Marriage quotation from Bayhqi)

This is a very beautiful hadees from our beloved Prophet PBUH. Pious muslimah inshaAllah can fulfill half deen of her husband. What can I say more about this? Every muslimah in this world (inshaAllah) wanna be the best wife ever to their loved ones, not only to gain happiness in this world, but also in hereafter (akhiraah). But we can see changes in this last 2 decades. Women become busy in their job-life and begin neglecting their role as wife and mother (may Allah save us from this). I hope every sister, to make sure they dont forget to fulsill their responsible. I dont mean that every muslimah should be a housewife and spend 24hours in home, doing nothing. Me, myself inshaAllah will become a doctor soon. All i am saying is, make sure u dont forget the responsible.

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

`The worst among you are your bachelors!’

( Marriage quotes from Abu Ya’la and Tabarani.)

Its not a curse, in fact its a good reminder. One who married is different than who bachelor. A woman who has married, and have childrens (inshaAllah) gain more reward than one who haven’t. Why i said so? Woman who gave birth, who take care of her child, who serve her husband, who raise her child with good manner and knowledge is more better than who never had a chance to do all this. Yes, Allah knows better who is good and who is bad. And Allah see the intention of every deeds, but… one who get married, will also reward by many title as “mother”, “wife”, “mother-in-law”, “grandmother” and so so on.

Lets check more hadeeth on marriage

1.”If Allah grants a Muslim a righteous wife, this helps him preserve half of his religion (faith). He should, therefore, fear Allah as regards the other half.” ( Marriage quotes from At-Tabarani and Al-Hakim)

2.”Four things bring one joy: a righteous wife, a spacious house, a pious neighbor and a comfortable riding animal.”

3.`The most perfect believer in faith is the one whose character is finest and who is kindest to his wife.’ ( Quotes on marriage from Tirmidhi and Nasa’i) – Masha Allah.. (A great reminder to every brother out there =D )

4.”When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of his religion, so let him fear Allah regarding the remaining half.” ( Marriage quotation from Bayhqi)

5.”O young people! Whoever among you can support awife should marry, for that is more modest for the gaze and safer for your private parts.” ( Marriage quote from Sahih Muslim, Sahih Bukhari)

May Allah reward us with good life partner, ameen.

As Allah promised in glorious qur’an :

Women impure are for men impure, and men impure for women impure and women of purity are for men of purity, and men of purity are for women of purity: these are not affected by what people say: for them there is forgiveness, and a provision honourable (an nur : 26)


=) saffa Islam

A reminder~!

5 mins ago, someone asked me “why don’t you write something about me”

Salam’alaykum Warahmat Allah Wabarakatuh

Let me introduce you, with someone who is “mysterious” and slightly confusing. He against muslim, but he never say bad about Islam. How it would be? Can a person who loves Islam will hate muslim at the same time?

He also abuse sisters and  mothers. It doesnt matter who ever the “women” is. A man should be women’s shield. I still remember, one of my brother told me speech of prophet Muhammad salallah alaih wassalam (On Haji Wada – the last speech from Him PBUH) is – To threat female with respect. So sad, not only him, i can see many others who provoke females, abuse them and do whatever which has forbid in Islam. Why?

Well there are many Prophet’s saying about women, let me share with u =)

Women are the twin halves of men.

The world and all things in it are valuable; but the most valuable thing in the world is a virtuous woman.

Verily a great number of women are assembled near my family, complaining of their hubands; and those men who ill-treat their wives do not behave well. He is not of my way who teacheth a woman to stray.

Whoever doeth good to girls, it will be a curtain to him from hell-fire.

Whoever befriendeth two girls till they come of age, will be in the next world along with me, like my two fingers joining each other.

Shall I not point out to you the best of virtues? It is your doing good to your daughter when she is returned to you having been divorced by her husband.

God enjoins you to treat women well, for they are your mothers, daughters, aunts.

The rights of women are sacred. See that women are maintained in the rights assigned to them.

Do not prevent your women from coming to the mosque.

Masha-Allah. Islam protect women and their modesty. Sadly, our own muslim brothers cant protect her sister, mother.

Fear Allah, everyone. Allah know who is who. U can pretend infront of everyone. Hide ur real identity, come on net with any nick and abuse. But remember, one day, everyone of us will stand infront of Allah and answer on every single of our deed. And on that day, no one can help u, except Allah subhana wata’ala. And how can Allah help u? Be HIS helper. Spread ma’ruf and avoid sin. Nobody is perfect, and Allah has mentioned about it. But Allah loves one who try to change his fate than one who sit and do nothing.

Wallahu’alam bis sawwab

Prophet Muhammad salallah alaih wassalam said:

“Be in the world like a traveller, or like a passer on, and reckon yourself as of the dead”

Be a traveller on this planet, ghareebah fid dunya……

inshaAllah and Allah will make you a King in your kingdom (Jannah) – ameen

Sister, where is your Hijab?

Today people misunderstand the real term of hijab. Yes hijab is subjective. Hijab is not only a piece of cloth to cover ur hair, but its more than that.

I love the song from Dawud Wharnsby Ali about hijab. It contain a very simple message. Simple but very deep. Im proud to be a muslimah ( Alhamdulillah)

And I am proud to wear my hijab. It’s not only a symbol of my religion, but also a symbol of faith….

l  They say, “Oh, poor girl, you’re so beautiful you know
It’s a shame that you cover up your beauty so.”
She just smiles and graciously responds reassuringly,
“This beauty that I have is just one simple part of me.
This body that I have, no stranger has the right to see.
These long clothes, this shawl I wear, ensure my modesty.
Faith is more essential than fashion, wouldn’t you agree?

l  This hijab,
This mark of piety,
Is an act of faith, a symbol,
For all the world to see.
A simple cloth, to protect her dignity.
So lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity.

l  They tell her, “Girl, don’t you know this is the West and you are free?
You don’t need to be opressed, ashamed of your femininity.”
She just shakes her head and she speaks so assuredly,

“See the bill-boards and the magazines that line the check-out isles, with their phony painted faces and their air-brushed smiles?
Well their sheer clothes and low cut gowns are really not for me.
You call it freedom, I call it anarchy.”

l  This hijab,
This mark of piety,
Is an act of faith, a symbol,
For all the world to see.
A simple cloth, to protect her dignity.
So lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity.
To my sister in islam, Lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity!

A person who loves Allah, definitely she will love hijab too! (inshaAllah)

Non-Muslim : Please Take One Min. Read this~

Non-muslim : Please read!
My silence “sigh”
Today, when I see around.. I can feel the pain lies in my heart. I dont know why. To see the hatreds that lies
in humans heart. Hating each other, killing, back-biting, and many others.
I love myself, my family, my ummah, and everyone. Doesnt matter wether you are Christian, Jewish, Hindu or anything
else. Yes I am muslim. Sometimes I might sound extreme. I might sound harsh. Im sorry for that.
But you guys have no idea how sad I am when I see you guys in suffer, in pain. The more I cant see is when
you obey else then Allah.
I dont know how to make you believe what I believe.
I dont know how to make you worship, what I worship.
I dont know and I wanna make you understand.
I dont say your faith is wrong. But the truth is, Yes Its Wrong.
People, you might see the ugly part of muslim. Yes muslim. But you cant see and never can see
the ugly part of Islam. Islam is beautiful and will remain beautiful. Always!
What all you can see is :
1. Muhammad PBUH married a young girl and you guys call it pedo**** < sorry I cant mention it
2. Islam ask the women to cover from head to toe
3. Islam allow polygamy and that not fair for the women
4. Islam is terrorism
5. Muslims are not educated, poor, smelly and so on.
6. Quran proof nothing
7. And many more which I cant list..
Is that what u think about islam?
Well if I say “YOU ARE WRONG” will you trust me?
Well you wont. You will against me. You will say that am crazy, and I am a liar.
Well I am ready for all that. I a ready to face hatreds and insult from your side.
But all Im asking is, Please. Study Islam if you wants to know the real islam.
During the era of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, not only Muhammad married a young girl. His grandfather (who is
not a muslim) also married a young girl. Many others do the same. The condition force girls to get married
in early and tender age.
During that time, people kill baby girl because they believe that “girl” is a shame and bring bad luck for them.
And the level of women is very low. They treat human as slave, and man are dominating woman.
Aishah r.a is a respectable women who married to prophet Rasulullah when she was 6. She lived with Prophet
Muhammad when she was 9, when her parents think she is ready to become a wife.
If Rasulullah PBUH is pedophile, HE PBUH dont have to marry her. He PBUH will just simply take Aisha
without nikah ( marriage). But this is not what happened. He PBUH undergoes the valid way, nikaah.
And Rasulullah PBUH waited for 3years. If HE PBUH a real pedophile he dont have to do that. Right?
This not happen in arab, but also in euurope. The level of women is very low and they treat women as
slave. In roman for example, they use women to entertain the soldiers. What is this?
And if you are talking about “the right of women” why dont you ever complain whats happening
in europe and USA?
In netherland, PROSTITUITION is legalized. How about half-naked women in on tv and magazines? Is that a
freedom?
Not only Muslim wear hijab?
We can see, many women in europe wear scarf (before WW1) and they covered theirselves aswell.
Im not asking you to investigate who is wearing and who dont. But all am asking is STOP
BEING HYPOCRITE.
Is being HALF-NAKED is a freedom for women? Isf yes, then what differ us than animal?
Oh please dont remind me the DARWIN theory, of Human Revolution. I dont accept SILLY theory.
I have Quran in my hand and am happy that im on the right path. Ameen !
And about polygamy. If you think its wrong, what about PROSTITUITION? Do u agree if your
husband find another women and leave you? CREATOR knows better about human. Because HE created
us. HE understand our brain, heart and lust. He made the rule that suits us.
Try to understand biology and chemistry. Try to understand what man need, and what does women need.
In Quran  Allah said
” If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women
of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them),
then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from
doing injustice.” CHAPTER 4 : 3
And what is Justice?
Here again ALLAH explain about this in the same chapter. And more over, Allah told us, to whom should we get marry
if we wants to do polygamy. Allah is the best knoweth.
My dear friends, Let me tell you a secret.
The only key to enter HEAVEN is shahadah ( witness that Allah is the only GOD and Muhammad is the Messengger)
And without this, there is no freedom for you. Im reminding you again and again. Please study Islam.
Im sure, by remembering Allah your heart fnd peace.
Try to ask our new muslin brothers nd sisters (may Allah bless them), the hidden reason for choosing Islam.
They was a christian, hindu, jewish, buddhist, sikh and many others. But now they are muslim.
A true religion will spread world wide, and its not limited in one country.
Hindu, sikhsm, Buddhist is limited only to few countries and few peoples.
Jewish is only among few people too.
And christian?
Well, look at islam. How beauty it is. During hajj (primilige) they stand next-to-next. Doesnt matter
wether you are african, indian, pakistani, malaysian, european, american, mexican.. you are muslim.
We dont call them afro. We dont call them indian. We dont call the caucasian. We call them MUSLIM!
May ALLAH be with you. Ameen!
-saffa Islam-

Non-muslim : Please read!

My silence “sigh”

I would like to apologize for any spelling and grammar error =(

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Today, when I see around.. I can feel the pain lies in my heart. I dont know why. To see the hatreds that lies

in humans heart. Hating each other, killing, back-biting, and many others.

I love myself, my family, my ummah, and everyone. Doesnt matter wether you are Christian, Jewish, Hindu or anything

else. Yes I am muslim. Sometimes I might sound extreme. I might sound harsh. Im sorry for that.

But you guys have no idea how sad I am when I see you guys in suffer, in pain. The more I cant see is when

you obey else then Allah.

I dont know how to make you believe what I believe.

I dont know how to make you worship, what I worship.

I dont know and I wanna make you understand.

I dont say your faith is wrong. But the truth is, Yes Its Wrong.

People, you might see the ugly part of muslim. Yes muslim. But you cant see and never can see

the ugly part of Islam. Islam is beautiful and will remain beautiful. Always!

What all you can see is :

1. Muhammad PBUH married a young girl and you guys call it pedo**** < sorry I cant mention it

2. Islam ask the women to cover from head to toe

3. Islam allow polygamy and that not fair for the women

4. Islam is terrorism

5. Muslims are not educated, poor, smelly and so on.

6. Quran proof nothing

7. And many more which I cant list..

Is that what u think about islam?

Well if I say “YOU ARE WRONG” will you trust me?

Well you wont. You will against me. You will say that am crazy, and I am a liar.

Well I am ready for all that. I a ready to face hatreds and insult from your side.

But all Im asking is, Please. Study Islam if you wants to know the real islam.

love-islam

During the era of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, not only Muhammad married a young girl. His grandfather (who is

not a muslim) also married a young girl. Many others do the same. The condition force girls to get married

in early and tender age.

During that time, people kill baby girl because they believe that “girl” is a shame and bring bad luck for them.

And the level of women is very low. They treat human as slave, and man are dominating woman.

Aishah r.a is a respectable women who married to prophet Rasulullah when she was 6. She lived with Prophet

Muhammad when she was 9, when her parents think she is ready to become a wife.

If Rasulullah PBUH is pedophile, HE PBUH dont have to marry her. He PBUH will just simply take Aisha

without nikah ( marriage). But this is not what happened. He PBUH undergoes the valid way, nikaah.

And Rasulullah PBUH waited for 3years. If HE PBUH a real pedophile he dont have to do that. Right?

This not happen in arab, but also in euurope. The level of women is very low and they treat women as

slave. In roman for example, they use women to entertain the soldiers. What is this?

And if you are talking about “the right of women” why dont you ever complain whats happening

in europe and USA?

In netherland, PROSTITUITION is legalized. How about half-naked women in on tv and magazines? Is that a

freedom?

Not only Muslim wear hijab?

We can see, many women in europe wear scarf (before WW1) and they covered theirselves aswell.

Im not asking you to investigate who is wearing and who dont. But all am asking is STOP

BEING HYPOCRITE.

Is being HALF-NAKED is a freedom for women? Isf yes, then what differ us than animal?

Oh please dont remind me the DARWIN theory, of Human Revolution. I dont accept SILLY theory.

I have Quran in my hand and am happy that im on the right path. Ameen !

And about polygamy. If you think its wrong, what about PROSTITUITION? Do u agree if your

husband find another women and leave you? CREATOR knows better about human. Because HE created

us. HE understand our brain, heart and lust. He made the rule that suits us.

Try to understand biology and chemistry. Try to understand what man need, and what does women need.

In Quran  Allah said

” If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women

of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them),

then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from

doing injustice.” CHAPTER 4 : 3

And what is Justice?

Here again ALLAH explain about this in the same chapter. And more over, Allah told us, to whom should we get marry

if we wants to do polygamy. Allah is the best knoweth.

127. They ask thy instruction concerning the women say: Allah doth instruct you about them: And (remember) what hath been rehearsed unto you in the Book, concerning the orphans of women to whom ye give not the portions prescribed, and yet whom ye desire to marry, as also concerning the children who are weak and oppressed: that ye stand firm for justice to orphans. There is not a good deed which ye do, but Allah is well-acquainted therewith.

128. If a wife fears cruelty or desertion on her husband’s part, there is no blame on them if they arrange an amicable settlement between themselves; and such settlement is best; even though men’s souls are swayed by greed. But if ye do good and practise self-restraint, Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do.

129. Ye are never able to be fair and just as between women, even if it is your ardent desire: But turn not away (from a woman) altogether, so as to leave her (as it were) hanging (in the air). If ye come to a friendly understanding, and practise self- restraint, Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

My dear friends, Let me tell you a secret.

The only key to enter HEAVEN is shahadah ( witness that Allah is the only GOD and Muhammad is the Messengger)

But to Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth: And He it is that Encompasseth all things ( chapter 4 : 126)

And without this, there is no freedom for you. Im reminding you again and again. Please study Islam.

Im sure, by remembering Allah your heart fnd peace.

Try to ask our new muslin brothers nd sisters (may Allah bless them), the hidden reason for choosing Islam.

They was a christian, hindu, jewish, buddhist, sikh and many others. But now they are muslim.

A true religion will spread world wide, and its not limited in one country.

Hindu, sikhsm, Buddhist is limited only to few countries and few peoples.

Jewish is only among few people too.

And christian?

Well, look at islam. How beauty it is. During hajj (primilige) they stand next-to-next. Doesnt matter

wether you are african, indian, pakistani, malaysian, european, american, mexican.. you are muslim.

We dont call them afro. We dont call them indian. We dont call the caucasian. We call them MUSLIM!

May ALLAH be with you. Ameen!

-saffa Islam-

For my dear Ignorants…~

Why do we ignore?

Sometimes, I wonder why people do ignore the truth. They don’t care, they don’t give a “damn”. They couldn’t accept the truth. Truth is truth, Haq will remain “HAQ” always.

The firman of Allah in Baqarah, verse 42, “And cover not Truth with falsehood, nor conceal the Truth when ye know (what it is)”

Few days ago, I was in a chatroom, as usual talking and discussing about Islam. And as usual people bashed me, calling me “hypocrite” and other words which doesn’t suits me. As muslim, they should understand Islam is a teaching of tolerance and Rasulullah (PBUH) is a perfect example as our role model. The only icon that we should follow. Where is the manner of today’s Muslim? Its so sad to see Muslims with “Poor” manner. We are the mirror that reflects to others. Disbelievers judge Islam through us. They see “muslims” and they conclude what is “Islam”. Every of us carry a tag. Every of us carry the title “Muslim” and we should protect this title.

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) combined both perfection of creation and perfection of manners.This impression on people can be deduced by the bliss that overwhelmed their hearts and filled them with dignity. Men’s dignity, devotion and estimation of the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) were unique and matchless. No other man in the whole world has been so honoured and beloved. Those who knew him well, were fascinated and enchanted by him. They were ready to sacrifice theirlives for the sake of saving a nail of his from hurt or injury. Being privileged by lots of prerogatives of perfection that no one else had been endowed with, his Companions found that he was peerless and so they loved him. No wonder, why people amazed with the Beauty Of Islam in the era of Prophet and His (Pbuh) sahabahs and the next generation who inherit the beautiful manner of Prophet Salallah’alaih wassalam.

We need to open our heart and mind, learn from the beginning. Why todays muslim have lack of manner? This all because of our poor aqidah, lack of eeman, lack of knowledge. The best way to judge ourself is by let other people judge us. Let we hear what they comment about us. Yes, yet Allah is the best knoweth, best judger, But; sometimes we do need to listen what others says. Thats why Allah gave us, pair of ears and ONE tongue. So that;we speak less and listen more.

Those who reject the truth, those who do not accept the truth, they are “those” Allah mentioned in surah al an’am verse 39, “Those who reject our sings are deaf and dumb,- in the midst of darkness profound: whom Allah willeth, He leaveth to wander: whom He willeth, He placeth on the way that is straight.”

Now this is the time, Judge who are you. Are u a muslim? If yes, why cant u accept the truth when someone trying to remind u. Wallahu’alam

-saffa Islam-

Islamic Ruling on Muta’ah Marriage… Haraam or Halal?

As-salaam ‘alaykum warahmat ALLAH wabarakatuh..

Someone asked me about Mut’ah wedding.Well its not common at some places, but in pakistan and iran, this is a normal issue

Sadly, muslims still confuse and dilemma abt mut’ah nikah. So today, as I read this fatwa and its from someone who really trust-able, its my pleasure to share with all of u =)

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As regards the Islamic ruling on mut`ah marriage, we’d like to cite for you the words of the eminent Muslim scholar, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, in his will known book, The Lawful and Prohibited in Islam. He writes:
Marriage in Islam is a strong binding contract based on the intention of both partners to live together permanently in order to attain, as individuals, the benefit of repose, affection, and mercy mentioned in the Qur’an, as well as to attain the social goal of the reproduction and perpetuation of the human species.

Almighty Allah says: “And Allah has made for you spouses of your own nature, and from your spouses has made for you sons and grandsons….” (An-Nahl: 72)

Now, mut`ah marriage (marriage for the sake of sexual gratification) is a marriage that is contracted by the two parties for a specified period of time in exchange for a specified sum of money. While the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) permitted mut`ah marriage during journeys and military campaigns before the Islamic legislative process was made complete, he later forbade it and made it Haram on a permanent basis.

It was initially permitted because the Muslims were passing through what might be called a period of transition from Jahiliyyah (the pre-Islamic period) to Islam. Fornication was widespread among the Arabs before the advent of Islam. After Islam, when Muslims were required to go on military expeditions, they were under great pressure as a result of being away from their wives for long periods of time. Some of the believers were strong in faith, but others were weak. The weak in faith feared that they would be tempted to commit adultery, which is a major sin, while the staunch in faith, on the contrary, were ready to castrate themselves.

Ibn Mas`ud narrates: “We were on an expedition with the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) and did not have our wives with us, so we asked Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) ‘Should we not castrate ourselves?’ (The reason for this request was the desire to preserve their chastity, which was in danger of being affected by their unmet needs.) He forbade us from doing so but permitted us to contract marriage with a woman up to a specified date, giving her a garment as a dowry (Mahr).” (Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Thus, mut`ah marriage provided a solution to the dilemma in which both the weak and the strong found themselves. It was also a step toward the final legalization of the complete marital life in which the objectives of permanence, chastity, reproduction, love, and mercy as well as the widening of the circle of relationships through marriage ties were to be realized.

We may recall that the Qur’an adopted a gradual course in prohibiting wine and usury, as these two evils were widespread and deeply rooted in the pre-Islamic society. In the same manner, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) adopted a gradual course in the matter of sex. First, he permitted mut`ah marriage as an alternative to zina (fornication and adultery), and at the same time coming closer to the permanent marriage relationship. He then prohibited it absolutely, as all and many other Companions reported. Muslim reports this in his Sahih (Authentic Collection of Hadiths), mentioning that Al-Juhani was with the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) at the conquest of Makkah and that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave some Muslims permission to contract mut`ah marriages.

Al-Juhani said: “Before leaving Makkah, the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) prohibited it.” In another version: “Allah has made it Haram until the Day of Resurrection.”

The question arises: Is mut`ah marriage absolutely haram, like marriage to one’s own mother or daughter, or is it like the prohibition concerning the eating of pork or dead meat, which becomes permissible in case of dire necessity, the necessity in this case being the fear of committing zina?

The majority of the Companions hold the view that after the completion of the Islamic legislation, mut`ah marriage was made absolutely haram. However, Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) holds a different opinion, permitting it in case of dire necessity. A person asked him about marrying women on a haram basis, and he permitted him to do so. A servant of his then asked, “Is this not under hard conditions, when women are few and the like?” and he replied, “Yes.” (Reported by Al-Bukhari) Later, when Ibn `Abbas saw that people had become lax and were engaging in haram marriages without necessity, he withdrew his ruling and retracted his previous opinion. (Zad Al-Ma`ad, vol. 4, p. 7)

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