Dr. Wasiullah Abbas


The obligation of Muslims not copying the Non Muslims in their culture and religious etiquette is equally important as the importance of ensuring the Non Muslims don’t imitate the Muslims thereby wiping out the Muslim’s identity.

`Umar (radhiallahu `anhu) ordered the disbelievers (living in a Muslim country) to keep the forelocks shaved, to wear the belts, and they should ride animals keeping both legs to one side and back to the other side.


Imagine the danger of  turning a liberal or westernized version of a  Muslim in the way you eat, you greet , you THINK, etc.  !!!

One of the reason why Muslims are forbidden to imitate the Non Muslims in their religious and specific cultural practices is because Islam is superior and has imparted superior rather the best of teachings, wisdom, solutions, etc. We don’t need to adopt something inferior . For example see the pearls of wisdom of our prophet, if only the Muslims knew the wisdom filled quotes of their prophet, they would have no need of any Shakespeare or his ilk for wise sayings.

Permissibility of reciting Islamic poetry in the Masjid and using it to defend Islam and ridicule the disbelievers:
Hassan ibn Thabit Al Ansari Al Khazraji (radiyallahu anh) was the poet companion of the messenger ﷺ who died at the age of 120 years, of which he lived approx half of his life in jahiliyyah and rest half in Islam, and died during the caliphate of Ali (radiyallahu anh). He used to praise Islam, and the messenger and ridicule the kuffar through poetry.


A married man or woman who commits adultery deserves to be killed by rajm (stoning).

[Note: this point has been explained here: http://whytheshariah.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-mother-is-not-punished-for-her-crime.html to show how this constitutes among the women rights in Islam ]

But why would the baby in the womb be punished for sin of the mother? From this we derive a ruling that if a woman is pregnant and commits any crime, then she is not to be punished until the child is born (this is one of the many barriers to punishment that the shariah gives).


But execution by stoning is not something simple. It is comparatively easier to behead directly. It may be that an individual is stoned for an hour! You may have witnessed this here (in Makkah), it hits the head, or chest, or eye. However, this is not a matter of pity or mercy:

وَلَا تَأْخُذْكُم بِهِمَا رَأْفَةٌ فِي دِينِ اللَّهِ

Let not pity (for the criminal) withhold you in their case, in a punishment prescribed by Allah..(if you believe in Allah and the Last Day..) (24:2)

When it has been prescribed, then implement it! Then, the doctor comes and checks the criminal (sinner) if the is still alive. If he (or she) is alive, the doctor will command to continue the stoning.


But if a man leaves Islam after accepting it, then this is a Murtad (apostate) who will be judged to be executed. And this man as well will be buried, but only so that the smell of the decayed body does not spread (causing diseases). If this was not the case, he would be left alone (without being buried)!


One must realize that the punishment for abandoning Salah is very big, rather it reaches to the level of Kufr! No doubt that many scholars considered it kufr in actual sense i.e., becoming a kafir. It is not allowed for Muslims to meet, enjoy, or eat with such a person. And his wife becomes divorced, and his children don’t inherit anything from him. This has been the fatwa of many previous scholars. But others considered it to be one of the biggest major sins, without reaching the level of Kufr. But Imam Abu Hanifa considered him to be deserving of execution. Be it even out of laziness.

If he denies its obligation, then everyone consider him to be a kafir. But others consider him to be deserving of execution even if he abandons Salah out of laziness. And a narration of Imam Abu Hanifa also mentions that such a person be imprisoned for life, until he repents. Such are the fatawa of our Imaams on the issue of abandoning Salah.



Al-Nawawi followed it with the hadeeth of al-Miqdaam (quoted above) and said that the correct view is that the best way of earning a living is by working with one’s hands. If it is also in agriculture, then that is the best way of earning a living, because it involves both working with one’s hands and putting one’s trust in Allaah, and it benefits both humans and animals, and because usually some of it is given for free.
I say: Superior to that in things that are done using one’s hands is what one acquires of the wealth of the kuffaar through jihad. This is how the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and the companions earned wealth and it is the noblest way of acquiring wealth, because it is making the word of Allaah supreme, suppressing the word of His enemies, and brings benefit in the Hereafter.



So the one who studies the solar system in the space, and the one who studies the babies in the womb, and all others will have certainty of the legitimacy of this religion and this Qur’an. And for the one studies comparative religion, he shall never find any true deficiency. For this deen has come with purification, forgiveness, perfect etiquette and manners. So, let the Atheists remain in delusion that God does not exists, and the secular ones to think that separating Islam from state level will in any way improve morality, and the Christians to solve the problem of trinity!
What do we have? Worship and excellence! What do they have? Alcohol and filth! That is their religion, full of lust and desires. We have purity, forgiveness, moral excellence and organised marriage contracts. What do they have?  Homosexuality, prostitution and illicit sex!


And they have now legislated strange homosexual marriages between men with men, and female with female. Because of rampant zina, there is so much of chaos in declaring lineage that many don’t even know who their parents are. And Allah has already stated for the punishment of people of Lut:

وَمَا هِيَ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ بِبَعِيدٍ
“Marked from your Lord. And Allah ‘s punishment is not from the wrongdoers [very] far.” [Hud 11:83]

And Allah also said:

أَفَلَمْ يَسِيرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ فَيَنظُرُوا كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ ۚ دَمَّرَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ ۖ وَلِلْكَافِرِينَ أَمْثَالُهَا
Have they not traveled through the land and seen how was the end of those before them? Allah destroyed [everything] over them, and for the disbelievers is something comparable. [Muhammad 47:10]
Is not Allah the most truthful? Does it ever happen that Allah’s promise delays? So don’t hurry.

And they look at the Zionists in power, but forget what Allah said about the transgressing Jews:
وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكَ لَيَبْعَثَنَّ عَلَيْهِمْ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ مَن يَسُومُهُمْ سُوءَ الْعَذَابِ ۗ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَسَرِيعُ الْعِقَابِ ۖ وَإِنَّهُ لَغَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

And [mention] when your Lord declared that He would surely [continue to] send upon them until the Day of Resurrection those who would afflict them with the worst torment. Indeed, your Lord is swift in penalty; but indeed, He is Forgiving and Merciful. [al-A’raaf 7:167]

And also:

فَأَغْرَيْنَا بَيْنَهُمُ الْعَدَاوَةَ وَالْبَغْضَاءَ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ ۚ وَسَوْفَ يُنَبِّئُهُمُ اللَّهُ بِمَا كَانُوا يَصْنَعُونَ

And from those who say, “We are Christians” We took their covenant; but they forgot a portion of that of which they were reminded. So We caused among them animosity and hatred until the Day of Resurrection. And Allah is going to inform them about what they used to do. [al-Maidah 5:14]

مَّلْعُونِينَ ۖ أَيْنَمَا ثُقِفُوا أُخِذُوا وَقُتِّلُوا تَقْتِيلًا

Accursed wherever they are found, [being] seized and massacred completely. [al-Ahzab 33:61]
Allah said about the Jews who transgress:

ۚ وَإِنْ عُدتُّمْ عُدْنَا ۘ وَجَعَلْنَا جَهَنَّمَ لِلْكَافِرِينَ حَصِيرًا

[Then Allah said], “It is expected, [if you repent], that your Lord will have mercy upon you. But if you return [to sin], We will return [to punishment]. And We have made Hell, for the disbelievers, a prison-bed.” [al-Isra 17:8]
The prophet informed:

ما من قرية فشى فيها الزنا والربا الا احلوا بعقاب الله

“When zina (fornication, adultery) and riba (usury, interest) appear in a town, then they have brought the punishment of Allaah upon themselves.” Narrated by al-Tabaraani inal-Kabeer and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’ (679).

Has there not increased riba and zina?

روى الطبراني عن سهل بن سعد قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ” سيكون في آخر الزمان خسف وقذف ومسخ إذا ظهرت المعازف والقينات واستحلت الخمر ” . صحيح الجامع 3665

At-Tabaraani narrated that Sahl ibn Sa’d said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“At the end of time there will be earthquakes, falling rocks from the sky, transmutation into animals [or disfigurement, deformity], when stringed instruments and female singers will be widespread, and wine will be permitted.” (Saheeh al-Jaami’, 3665).

Wait and watch! But people hurry and say: O, nothing has happened yet. This is due to their hurry. But let me remind once again, the world wars did not occur long back. So, what do we have to do?

وَلَيَنصُرَنَّ اللَّهُ مَن يَنصُرُهُ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَقَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ

And Allah will surely support those who support Him. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might.

الَّذِينَ إِن مَّكَّنَّاهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ أَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَآتَوُا الزَّكَاةَ وَأَمَرُوا بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَنَهَوْا عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ ۗ وَلِلَّهِ عَاقِبَةُ الْأُمُورِ
[And they are] those who, if We give them authority in the land, establish prayer and give zakah and enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong. And to Allah belongs the outcome of [all] matters. [al-Hajj 22:40-41]

And He also said:

وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَىٰ لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُم مِّن بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا ۚ يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا ۚ

Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them and that He will surely establish for them [therein] their religion which He has preferred for them and that He will surely substitute for them, after their fear, security, [for] they worship Me, not associating anything with Me. [an-Nur 24:55]
O Allah raise the banner of Islam and Muslim! O Allah have mercy on the weak among us. O Allah we seek refuge from the fire, and ask you to let us enter Jannah with the righteous without bringing to account or inflicting punishment, o Wahhab (bestower)! End us on good deeds, and use us for the victory of your religion. O Allah rectify the Muslim state and its rulers!



For this reason, voting in Islam is not from the general public but from the knowledgeable ones. Because they would choose the righteous and just ones. Not that every one votes. The closer we get to the day of judgement, the worse leader would be chosen. Majority of the peole would want dancers and singers to become their leader. For this reason, such voting is haram

A poet said: “Democracy is a type of government where people are counted, not weighed.”

A stupid and a scholar carry equal weight! So, this form of voting is not permissible. Any individual or group that tries to make a Islamic government in this way is condemned. Democracy has no status in Islam.

Allah says:

“وَمَا أَكْثَرُ النَّاسِ وَلَوْ حَرَصْتَ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ
“And most of the people, although you strive [for it], are not believers.” (12:103)

So, obviously majority would choose a kaafir!


That when someone becomes a barrier on the way to truth – No one has that right to stop the truth from spreading, yet if someone becomes a barrier by force, it is then that Allah ta’ala permitted that you fight them, and Allah’s help will be with them. This is the truth about Jihad. Meaning that when we invite other countries to Islam, if anyone becomes a barrier and stops us from proclaiming the name of Allah, then if we don’t have power we shall spend our lives in patience, and if we get the power, we’ll fight them out. This is Jihad!

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