Assim Al-Hakeem is also featured in this report: Offensive Jihad, Slavery and The Islamic State
FEMALE NON-MUSLIM SLAVES
“And in Islam slavery is permissible only through wars. Now, if a man has a woman as his slave he has the right to have intercourse with her. She’s not his wife and she is bought and sold in the market of slavery. When we say this you have to look at the holistic picture. Don’t say that ‘Oh, this is barbaric. How can a man sleep with a woman just because he bought her and then he sells her after a month and isn’t this prostitution?’ No it is not. However, if a person buys a slave woman and he sleeps with her and she becomes pregnant, this is for her sake because the minute she gets pregnant she cannot be sold, and she can’t be inherited and she cannot be given as a gift. Her pregnancy sets her free. So she is now known as the mother of a child. She cannot be sold or dealt with financially. She’s not free. She stills stays with her master and her master owns her and he has to be kind for her but he cannot sell her.”
A man has the right to marry four free women, not more, but he has the right to have as many slave females as he wishes. One would say ‘Wow, this is great.’ Another one would say ‘This is barbaric’ and then one would say ‘What about women’s rights?’
When Islam came the only source of slavery permissible was through the prisoners of war. When Muslims fight the disbelievers and they refuse to embrace Islam, they fight them, they give them jihad, they make them jihad and they have prisoners of wars. These prisoners of wars are all slaves. They are sold, they are bought and they serve in the houses. The females of them can be, the female slaves , men who own them can have sex with them.
JEWS & CHRISTIANS
“If I’m coming into a building and I’m opening the door and someone else is coming out, and he’s a Jew or a Christian, I should not open the door for him and say ‘Please, go ahead.’ No, I go first. Why? Because I’m a Muslim. This is my religion. I’m a proud person and this is a kafir. He does not believe in Allah.”
“The Prophet salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam said: and if you encounter them in the street, force them to the narrowest part of the road”. This hadeeth doesn’t mean that if I am driving in a mountainous road and with a Christian on the opposite direction that I must throw him off the cliff! It means that a Muslim must be proud of his Islam so that when a non Muslim comes in the opposite direction, he shouldn’t feel inferior and weak and give him way. On the contrary, he should remain on his course and the disbeliever should move out and give way to the Muslim. This is a lesson in honor and dignity that is badly needed by Muslims. It is not a call to harm others. Today, Muslims have an inferiority complex and that it is why they look like them and behave like the disbelievers. This hadeeth is a wake up call to those who are ready to wake up!”
“Sharif from Oman, he’s saying that a person he knows, his sister is in a relationship with a Christian and she insists that she marries him or she would either commit suicide or never marry again. And I tell her brother Sharif, this woman is an evil woman. And she’s not a proper Muslim. So don’t be deceived by the title that she is, her name is Fatima or Zainab or whatever, and claiming to be Muslim. A woman who insists on marrying a Christian or a non-Muslim knowing that Allah forbade this in the Qur’an in black and white, it’s clear, any blind one could see that. And knowing that the Prophet has prohibited this and the consensus of all scholars of Islam over the past fourteen centuries agree that it is prohibited and it is not a marriage, no matter where you do it it is not a marriage. It is a contract for fornication. She is an adulterer, or adulteress. If she insists on doing this and says “No, this is OK” she is a kafir. She’s a disbeliever. So whether she commits suicide, then OK, straight to hell. No problem, let her kill herself. She would relieve you and your family from such a disgrace, such a shame, to be included in your family.”
Living in non-Muslim countries (quoting from IslamQA)
We advise you, as others have, not to go and live in a kaafir country, unless you are forced to go there temporarily, such as seeking medical treatment that is not readily available in a Muslim country.
There are two basic conditions which must be met before staying in kaafir countries:
The first condition is: that the person must be secure in his religious commitment, so that he has enough knowledge, faith and will power to ensure that he will adhere firmly to his religion and beware of deviating or going astray, and that he has an attitude of enmity and hatred of the kaafirs and will not befriend them and love them, for befriending them and loving them are things that contradicts faith.
How can the believer be content to live in the land of the kuffaar where the rituals of kufr are proclaimed openly and rule belongs to someone other than Allaah and His Messenger, seeing that with his own eyes, hearing that with his own ears and approving of it, and even starting to feel that he belongs there and living there with his wife and children, and feeling as comfortable there as he does in the Muslim lands, even though he and his wife and children are in such great danger and their religious commitment and morals are in such peril?
“The Prophet ordered Muslim women not to walk in the middle of the road. Therefore, we shouldn’t give way to non-Muslims.”
“You are sinful for having this relationship with this kafir. You should have some honor and dignity and not throw yourself at this disbeliever. Marrying such a man is prohibited and it wouldn’t be marriage.”
“First of all, if your non-Muslim relative, whether a father, a mother, an uncle, an aunt or a grandfather or mother, if they die you are not allowed in Islam to ask Allah for forgiveness for them…you should not be involved in any ceremony that goes side by side in their burial. As long as there are people to take care of them, whether they are your parents or your uncle, so you should not witness their funeral or attend such a thing and Allah knows best.”
“How would a Muslim treat a relative who committed the act of apostasy? Well first of all you have to show the wala and the bara. You have to declare your refusal of such an act of apostasy and you have to hate this act of apostasy, and you have to announce your rejection to such an act. Secondly, there are no pledges of allegiances between you and that relative who committed that act of apostasy whether he is your father, your mother or your brother. The minute he rejects Islam in such a fashion you have no relationship with him or any pledge of allegiance to assist him or to help him.
But if you feel that he is defiant, he is fixed on not accepting Islam, it would be advisable for you to shun him, to sever all connections with him especially if you think this would add value and make him feel bad about what he had done….if they committed the act of apostacy this is blasphemy and this severs all connections and committment between me and them.”
“This is how we’re supposed to deal with the non-Muslims, not in a fashion that whenever I see a non-Muslim I spit in his face “I kill you you infidel”. I don’t do this. We deal with them in the best Islamic fashion. I give them a big smile. Not because I like them, but because I like my religion.
Nowadays I as a Muslim, I have my identity. I go up I don’t come down. When I wear these shackles and be cool, and when I walk I walk like a gorilla, my hands reach my knees and I think that I’m cool, no I’m not cool. I am imitating a kafir. Am I a kafir? I’m Muslim. I’m proud to be a Muslim. Wearing these shackles and wearing these necklaces and bracelets or an earing, I’ve seen Muslims wearing a cross. What is this? ‘It’s cool. I don’t believe in it but it’s cool, it looks nice.’ So people go down the slope of following the kuffar until they become like them.”
“…it’s permissible, but providing it is following the Islamic culture, not a culture of the kuffar.”
“If you’re living in a room, or in a compound, or your co-workers who live with you are non-Muslims and you have to live with them, you don’t have any other place to be in, then it is permissible for you to eat with them due to the necessity…You are not allowed to sit on the table where they eat pork or drink alcohol on. You have to avoid them….And definitely it is not a wise thing to live amongst such people, and you may have to look for an Islamic place, an Islamic environment.”
During recruitment should I give priority a muslim over non muslim if it happens to be my company? Is there any other advice that you like to give us regarding this matter?
“If it is your company and both candidates are equal in qualification of close, you should give priority to the Muslim. Otherwise, you want your job to be fulfilled and executed by someone who is capable.”
Q – If I go to my non Muslim friend’s house,the house is full of idols and there’s a room where there’s no idol but photographs are hung against the wall,the salat time arrives,if I pray in that room, is my salat valid?
A – You must not take friends who are disbelievers and socialize with them. As for the prayer, if you can’t remove them, cover them. If this is not possible, the prayer is valid but not recommended.
Q – Can someone dance Hip-Hop without music?
A – It is forbidden to dance hip hop because this is a Kafir way of dancing.
Yes, it is and it is also imitating the Kuffar.
I have a christian filipino maid in my house..wanted to ask two questions…firstly, are we allowed to keep a non-muslim maid in the house and secondly, should i make her cover her head in front of my husband since she is a christian? jazakAllah
1- It is permissible to have a non-Muslim in the house though it is not recommended. 2- Yes, she must cover.
It is not permissible to go to a non-Muslim country to live in it unless one has a legitimate reason such as studying something that is unavailable in Muslim countries, for trade or for seeking medical help.
Q – Sheikh if some one curses Allah and disrespect our prophet . Eg on the road randomly some starts to say it to your face .. What do we do? Do we get out and defend or do we ignore?
A – In non-Muslim countries, you ignore them and leave. In Muslim countries, you must report them to the authorities.
My question is in India we are living with non Muslim friend or neighbored They are greeting in eid time eid mubakar so for us it’s permissible we have greeting on there Festival if not then they are thinking we are not good neighbored or friends
It is not permissible to greet them for their festivals as these are false festivals. Ours are correct and true.
This is not permissible as it is part of approving them on their false beliefs.
There is no comparison between helping a needy Muslim and helping a Christian. It is an obligation to help a Muslim.
This is quite strange. A Muslim should vote for a Muslim in such elections unless the Muslim candidate is not actually practicing and he is known to lie and do things worse than the non Muslim. Therefore, answering such a question is not easy and one should look in the reasons and justifications for such an advice.
The general answer would be no, this is not recommended and it can be forbidden.This is the general answer.
It is not permissible for you to inherit money from your non-Muslim father. If he wrote a will and designated something for you and your sister, you can take from that will because is it not inheritance.
It is not permissible to allow a non-Muslim from touching the Arabic Quran.
“Now, one asks ‘What about if they (non-Muslims) come to us and say good morning, Merry Christmas to you?’ We should not respond. You should either say good morning to you as well or you should say thank you, or even may Allah guide you but never say and to you as well, or Merry Christmas to you as well and enjoy your New Year vacation. All of this is prohibited and forbidden in Islam. Another person would ask ‘But they always say happy EID for us.’ And we have two occasions in Islam, Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Adha, So they come and greet us. Well, greet them back. Say thank you and I hope that you will also enjoy your vacation on Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Adha. Why? Because our Eids are legit. They are from the Quran and the Sunnah and our religion is the correct religion. That’s the end of the discussion.”
“Now a lot of the Muslims, or some of them, they fall under inferiority complex and you will find Muslims having Christmas trees and giving gifts and enjoying the season of Christmas and New Year because it’s holidays, they go out, they go party…if you imitate the disbelievers you may become one as well. That is why it is completely prohibited to decorate the eggs as in Easter…this is completely unacceptable.”
It is not permissible to marry a qaudiani as he is not Muslim.If he believes in the things we believe and rejects the things his people believe in, he is a Muslim and not a qaudiani but he must declare this and confesses of rejecting their false believes.
One shouldn’t pray at a masjid of the Shi’ah as this gives them credibility and people would think bad of you and you would also be enlarging their numbers. But if this is a one incident that you saw people praying and you prayed behind such an Imam and you didn’t hear him say anything that nullifies Islam, it is permissible to pray behind him this once.
“…whatever the prophet tells us we follow, whether the medical reports supports or disagrees and rejects. So male circumcision is mandatory. As for female circumcision scholars differ and the most authentic opinion is that it is recommended and it’s a sunnah.”
“Jihad is the essence of Islam, the true Jihad. But there are conditions, and among the conditions, and among the conditions is, in the offensive jihad, that you have to have a ruler, a leader, a Muslim leader who will carry the flag and you will fight under that flag and at the moment we don’t have this at all. May Allah grant us a true Muslim leader that would unite the ummah.”
“When Islam came the only source of slavery permissible was through the prisoners of war. When Muslims fight the disbelievers and they refuse to embrace Islam, they fight them, they give them jihad, they make them jihad and they have prisoners of wars.”
“Jihad against the kaafirs and hypocrites is of four kinds: with the heart, the tongue, one’s wealth and oneself. Jihad against the kaafirs is more along the lines of physical fighting whereas jihad against the hypocrites is more along the lines of using words and ideas.
The idea of waging physical jihad against the kaafirs went through a number of stages, depending on the state in which the Muslim ummah was.
Then Allaah commanded him to warn his closest kinsmen, then to warn his people, then to warn the Arabs around them, then to warn all the Arabs, then to warn all of mankind. He continued to call them for over ten years from the beginning of his Prophethood, without fighting or imposing the jizyah; he was commanded to refrain, to be patient and to be forbearing.
Then permission was given to him to migrate, and permission was given to him to fight.
Then he was commanded to fight those who fought him, and to refrain from fighting those who left him alone and did not fight him.
Then Allaah commanded him to fight the mushrikeen so that the religion would all be for Allaah.”
“Major sins are all the sins that Allah warned and threatened those who commit them with hellfire or with prescribed punishments in this life, stealing – chop his hand off, killing – chop his head off, fornication – give him hundred lashes or stone him to death if he’s married, slandering – give him eighty lashes, drinking – forty to eighty lashes aswell.”
“As for the legal system that is contrary to the laws prescribed by the Creator of heaven and earth, ruling according to it constitutes disbelief in the Creator of heaven and earth, such as the claim that giving precedence to the male over the female in inheritance is not fair and it is necessary to make them equal in inheritance, and the claim that plural marriage is unjust, or that divorce is unfair to the woman, and that stoning, cutting off the hand and so on are barbaric acts that should not be done to people, and so on.”
Homosexuality is an illness and something that Allah despises. The Prophet salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam has cursed those who have intercourse with their wives through the anus. The punishment and the consequences of having it with another man is even greater.
You have to fight these feelings as you don’t have any excuse for not doing so. It is something that is not natural. Trying to legitimize it by saying that you were abused when you were a child doesn’t change a thing.
If a murderer justifies his crime by saying he was beaten by a number of boys when he was young, this would not be acceptable from him.
Therefore, try to stay away from whatever reminds you of this filth. Change your friends if they encourage you to do this. Socialize and mix with righteous people in masjids and in circles of knowledge where you can learn the Quran and the Sunnah. This will keep you closer to Allah and away from Satan.
“Islam is the religion of Allah. Applying other laws is unacceptable and in some incidents, it would nullify Islam. Allah created humans and knows what is best for them. Man-made laws are not consistent as they change in accordance to people’s whims and desires. 50 years ago, homosexuality was a felony punishable by death in all countries of the world. Now, we see it marketed not only in the media but also in primary schools in the so called civilized world! Mark my word; in coming years, you will find people legislating the permissibility of marrying your own mother and sister. Incest would soon become normal. It wouldn’t be long before you hear perverts calling for the permissibly of pedophilia. People are worse than animals when left to follow their desires. Who determines what is right and what is wrong? It is not the moral compass as this changes y time. It is Allah the almighty who created us and knows what is best for us.”
“If you refer to the Old Testament you will find that homosexuality is forbidden and the punishment for that is stoning to death. In Islam the same thing applies. Homosexuality is not something that is natural. It is something that a person convinces himself by and it’s an abnormality that must be treated and it must not be accepted as a normal thing. Unfortunately n the West, as in France for example where they fight the face veil of a woman who is a Muslim, they encourage people to come out of the closet, as they say. To come out of the closet to say their sexual orientation. To say and declare without being shy or afraid to say their preference in their sexual relationship. And we have seen gay marriages, we have seen so many things that go against nature. Not even in the animal world you will find this abnormality. And homosexuality is something that cannot be tolerated in Islam.”
Homosexuality is not natural. If people were allowed to do so, illnesses would spread among them (aids) and they will not reproduce. It takes all the bashfulness and good character of people and turns them into animals that seek only their sexual satisfaction through weird ways.
“…the man is in charge of the woman, i.e., he is the leader and head of the household, the one who disciplines her if she goes astray…because men are superior to women and are better than women. Hence Prophethood was given only to men, as was the position of khaleefah, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘No people shall ever prosper who appoint a woman as their ruler.’ The same applies to the position of qaadi (judge), etc. ‘and because they spend (to support them) from their means’ refers to the mahr and the spending on women’s maintenance that Allaah has enjoined upon men in His Book and in the Sunnah of His Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).
So a man is inherently better than a woman, and he is superior to herbecause he spends on her. So it is appropriate that he should be in charge of her, as Allaah says, ‘but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them’ [al-Baqarah 2:228]. Ibn Katheer said: Two women are to take the place of one man because women are lacking in reason, as Muslim narrated in his Saheeh… from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “O women, give in charity and seek forgiveness a great deal, for I have seen that you form the majority of the people of Hell.” A wise woman among them said, “Why is it, O Messenger of Allaah, that we are the majority of the people of Hell?” He said, “Because you curse too much, and you are ungrateful to your spouses. I have seen none lacking in common sense and failing in religion but (at the same time) robbing the wisdom of the wise, besides you.” The woman asked: “O Messenger of Allaah, what is wrong with our common sense and our religion?” He said: “Your lack of common sense (can be well judged from the fact) that the evidence of two women is equal to that of one man, that is a proof of the lack of common sense, and you spend some nights (and days) in which you do not offer prayer and in the month of Ramadan (during the days) you do not observe fast, that is a failing in religion.” (Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 1/336) There may be some women who are wiser than some men, but this is not the usual rule and such women are not in the majority. Sharee’ah is based on what is general and most common.
The fact that women are lacking in reason does not mean that they are crazy, rather their reason is often overtaken by their emotions, and this happens to women more often than it happens to men. No one would deny this except one who is arrogant. There are other differences between the sexes, including the following: · A man can marry four women, but a woman can only have one husband. · A man has the right to issue a divorce and it is valid if he does so, but a woman does not have the right to issue a divorce. · A man may marry a woman from among the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), but a Muslim woman may not marry anyone but a Muslim. · A man may travel without his wife or any of his mahrams, but a woman may not travel unless she is accompanied by a mahram. · Prayer in the mosque is obligatory for men, but not for women; a woman’s prayer in her house is more beloved to Allaah. · A woman may wear silk and gold, but a man must not wear them.
…men are different in intellectual terms, for men are known for their strength of understanding and their memory as compared to women. Women are weaker than men in memory and forget more than men do. This is well known, for most of the reputable scholars in the world are men.There are some women who are more intelligent and have better memories than some men, but this does not cancel out the general rule. Most cases are as we have described above. With regard to emotions, men speak of them when they get angry or when they are happy, but women are affected by the slightest emotional effects, so their tears flow at the slightest emotional provocation.”
Q – Can I refuse to have intimate relations with my husband if he drinks alcohol?
“A woman must not refuse her husband even if he drinks alcohol because this is a major sin. And it’s a sin upon himself but this does not call for her to refuse having intimate relations with him because this is his right.”
“The most authentic opinion is that she is obliged to cook and to take care of the house.
Imagine I have a wife and she says ‘Listen, I’m not obliged by law, by Islam to cook for you, to iron your thobes or to take care of the house – this is not my obligation’ then I can do the same and I say ‘OK Islam does not oblige me to give you a monthly salary or to take you down to a restaurant every now and then or to make you go and shop for clothes to fill you cupboards or wardrobes or whatever. I’m not obliged by Islam and it is my right to prevent you from going out the whole year. Why should you go out? Stay in the home. I don’t give you any permission to leave.’
‘I’m not your prisoner’
‘I know you’re not my prisoner but this is the right I have….so stay home, don’t cook, don’t clean but don’t do anything except with my permission as Islam told you.”
“Any woman who rejects having intimacy with her husband without any legitimate reason, the angels curse her from the time she goes to bed until the time she wakes up in the morning and Allah is angry with her because she doesn’t have any legitimate reason and the husband needs this intimacy.”
“She should not be, in the first place, with her brother-in-law. She should isolate herself in her room, and not mix with her brother-in-law unless it is extremely important and needed then in this case she has to cover her face. But being with the brother-in-law, definitely I’m talking about the case when she’s in the presence of her husband. Being alone with her brother-in-law, even if she covers her face and puts herself in a coffin, that would not change a thing. It’s forbidden for her to be alone with a stranger.”
Interviewer: “What is your advice to sisters who want to stop having babies after three or four children?”
Assim Al-Hakim: “This goes against the sunnah, definitely….so it is part of the sunnah to have children, as many as you can. It is permissible to postpone pregnancy for two, three, maybe four years depending on the reason…but to indefinitely postpone it? No, this is not permissible.”
“Thirdly, the prophet says that among the characteristics is that she is obedient. Among the blessings of Allah upon an individual is that he’s blessed with a woman who would obey him if he orders her and who would please him if he looks at her. So this is another characteristic. She has to be obedient and the happiest husbands are those with obedient wives.
A nice, and obedient and righteous wife would always be pleasant to look at. So when you go home you won’t find your wife with her hair untidy, doing the afro maybe, and with her teeth yellow with food in it, and with smells of onion and garlic coming out of her, and with her voice coming from the depth of her throat saying (affects deep voice) ‘How are you honey?’ This is not the thing you want to have home.”
“You have no say in it…It is not part of the marriage constitution that you seek the permission of your first wife, or second wife, or third wife if you wanna get married to another one.”
Q – In the west where segregated colleges and universities hardly exist, would it be haram for a muslim woman to attend them even if she is covered properly?
A – Yes,this is not permissible, she can study online
“You ask for shariah anywhere, because this is the law of Allah the almighty. So we have to agree on this point. Is it wrong to call for shariah in Israel? No, because this is the law of Allah and should be applied and implemented everywhere in the world.”
“Claiming that all that we want is friendship between the opposite sex means that you have a problem with your hormones. You have a problem with your hormones because a boy cannot have a friendship with a girl unless he has a problem with hormones.”