Nowadays there are programmes, discourses (written & oral) after a person dies where the person’s qualities are overzealously praised, giving the implicit impression that it is a known fact that the person is in Jannah. I was under the impression that speaking good of the deceased meant that when the conversation came up in passing, good things should be said about the person. I did not envisage it entailing bayans, long written discourses etc. It’s as if it’s a competition to see who can eulogise using the most adjectives. Is there any substantiation in Shari’ah for these types of programmes and eulogies? (From U.K.)
Your understanding is, Alhamdulillah, 100% correct. Eulogies are not permissible. Eulogies are practices of the kuffaar. In Barzakh the Buzrug who is being eulogized by his ignorant and short-sighted followers and mureeds, is taunted by the Malaaikah who say to him: “Are you indeed so and so as is being sung of you?” This puts the Buzrug to shame. Eulogy is a form of ‘athaab’ for the deceased Buzrug.
These ignorant mureeds sing praises and compose eulogies on the basis of riya and to gratify their own nafs. There is no other benefit other than self-aggrandizement which is a nafsaani ‘benefit’ leading to Hell. If they had some valid Aql, they would not demean their intelligence with such stupidity, and more than this, they would not cause harm to their ‘hadhrat/guru’ who is put to shame in Barzakh on account of the stupid eulogies.
Kindly advise if it is permissible for a wealthy person whose wealth is known to others to take out insurance that will pay his ransom in the event of him being kidnapped. This insurance is specific to kidnapping.
Many (some – The Majlis) people in his circle of business associates and friends have been kidnapped and only released when ransom was paid. The kidnappers usually ask for exorbitant, ridiculous amounts which even wealthy people cannot pay. (From South Africa)
Taking out insurance as cover for possible future kidnapping is an aggravated haraam act. Insurance is haraam. The evil is aggravated by diverting the focus away, far away from Allah Ta’ala. For the future and for the present one should make dua for aafiyat and repose trust on Allah Ta’ala.
Tawakkul is not a joke. It is not an abstract issue. It is Waajib for every Muslim to cultivate Tawakkul. The greater the kufr attitude in a person, the greater will be the degree of elimination of Tawakkul. Remember and understand well that whatever happens is by the decree of Allah Azza Wa Jal. The Qur’aan Majeed states this fact in numerous aayaat. One such Aayat states: “Not a leaf drops (from a tree), but He is aware.” It is only by the direct intervention of Allah Azza Wa Jal that even a leaf changes direction in a breeze, and falls when its appointed second of Maut is decreed.
Allah Ta’ala has His Own ways of extracting from the wealthy people their haraam wealth, and leaving them with only the amount which He has decreed for them in their Taqdeer. The need is not haraam insurance and the adoption of a kufr attitude. The imperative need is to focus more on Allah Ta’ala, to purify one’s wealth, to increase Sadqah and to make Dua for aafiyat.
With great sadness and deep sorrow we are sending this letter to you. Pertaining to abolition of Jumuah. In certain areas/towns in Malaysia, finally the real true colours of Religious officers and Masjeed Administrators surfaced when they dismally announced that only those who have completed the double-dose vaccinations are permitted to perform Jumuah and jamah salaat in the Masajeed. Thus those yet to get vaccinated and against vaccinations will not be granted permission. While their stupid and unIslamic actions are flagrantly haraam, ridiculous and childish, is the Jumuah and Jamah of the debarred musallis considered discharged due to such prohibition? While we wish to know the ruling of Shafi i’mathab, the ruling of other mathaabs will be appreciated. We thus seek your advice. Your swift reply will be appreciated. (From Malaysia)
1) On the basis of the information provided by you, the Jumuah of those performing in the Musjids (now converted into a weird temples by the Munaafiqeen and Murtaddeen) is not valid.
2) Those who are unable to perform Jumuah due to the current satanism, are absolved. They should perform Zuhr.
3) According to all Math-habs, if circumstances compel inability to conform to one’s Math-hab, then it is permissible to follow another Math-hab whilst the satanism endures. Therefore, in the devilish circumstances you are confronted with, perform Jumuah according to the Hanafi Math-hab. You require four persons only. One will be the Imaam. Perform Jumuah wherever you are able to, even in your yard at home, in garages or in stores. Keep the Flame of Jumuah alive.
May Allah Ta’ala afflict these devils with His Curse and Wrath. May Allah Ta’ala eliminate them all with His Athaab. Allah Ta’ala will destroy these kuffaar, Munaafiqeen and Murtaddeen who masquerade as Muslims. They are all on the payroll of the atheists. Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“The plot of the evil one will hem in only the evil (plotter).”
All true Mu’mineen should make dua, imploring Allah Azza Wa Jal to send His Army to firstly cleanse, purify and eliminate the FILTH from the Haramain Shareefain. May Allah Azza Wa Jal, sweep away the MBS NAJAASAT and the Najaasat of the co-operating Saudi Murtaddeen/Munaafiqeen populace. May Allah Ta’ala once again fulfil the Dua and Command of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) which He repeatedly issued on his Deathbed: “Expel the Yahood and Nasaara from the Arabian Peninsula.”
13 Zul-Hajj 1442 – 24 July 2021