The Concept of Depending On Allah | Fatawa Islamiyah | Q7

The Concept of Depending On Allah

 

Answered by: The Permanent Committee

Question

Depending on Allah does not mean that you throw yourself in a swimming pool when you do not know how to swim or endanger your life in a physical sport without training. What is the real sense of depending on Allah? Please explain, thanks.

 

Answer

Depending on Allah means committing all one’s affairs to Him, Allah alone. It is one of the fundamentals of faith according to the words of Allah:

And upon Allah depend, if you are believers – Al-Ma’idah 5:23

It is also one of the strong spiritual means of accomplishing the objectives and serving one’s interests. But the believer must also observe along with dependents the other means whether they are acts of worship, such as supplication, performing the prayer, giving charitable donations, or maintaining good relations with one’s kin. One should also apply material means that Allah has made as causes for fulfilling needs, such as those mentioned by the inquirer in his question, and their like. One should follow the example of the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him. He used to apply the other convenient means with perfect dependence on Allah, the exalted. Therefore, he who neglects the other available means, being satisfied with depending on Allah alone, would oppose the guidance of the Messenger peace be upon him. In that case, his dependence would be in effect a form of incapacity not legal dependence. May Allah exalt the mention of our Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, his household and Companions, and render them safe from evil.

 

From the Noble Scholars:

Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz bin `Abdullah bin Baz
Shaykh  Muhammad bin Salih Al-`Uthaimin
Shaykh  `Abdullah bin `Abdur-Rahman Al-Jibreen

Along with: The Permanent Committee and the decisions of the Fiqh Council
Collected by Muhammad bin `Abdul-`Aziz al-Musnad

How Shall People Come Out of Their Graves | Fatawa Islamiyah | Q6

How Shall People Come Out of Their Graves

 

Answered by: The Permanent Committee

Question

How shall people come out of their graves on the day of Resurrection? And who will be the first to be dressed?

Answer

Allah, Glorious is He, will resurrect man on the day of Resurrection by reconstructing him from his tail bone. People will grow as perfect creatures just as plants grow from seeds, and palm trees from date stones. They will emerge from their graves barefooted, naked, and uncircumcised. They will rush forth like spread out locusts, or dispersed butterflies, and will not miss the way to the Assembly Land. In fact they will know their way to it better than a wild pigeon knows its way to its nest, as they are racing to a target.

The first upon whom the Earth will crack open is our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He will be the first to regain consciousness. As for the first to be dressed after Resurrection is Khalilur-Rahman (the beloved one of the Merciful) may Allah exalt his mention, and render him safe from evil. Horror will overtake mankind to the point even Prophets will say on that day: “Myself, myself”. He who reads the Ayaht that deal with Resurrection in the Surahs Al-Qamar, Al-Ma’arij, and Al-Qari`ah, and the like will have more information about that great event.

It is authentically reported in both Bukhari and Muslim, that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: You shall be summoned barefooted, naked, and uncircumcised.

Then he read and said:

As We began the first creation, so shall we repeat it, a promise binding upon Us. We shall certainly fulfill it. (Al-Anbiya 21:104)

The first to be dressed the Day of Resurrection is Ibrahim. Well a group of my Ummah will be snatched away to the left side, he would call out: “My followers!” it will be said: ” “They are pasta sized after you left them.” And I then will say as the good worshiper (`Isa) said: – Al-Bukhari no. 3349 and Muslim no. 2860.

And I was a witness over them as long as I remained with them, but when You collected me, You were the Watcher over them, and You are the witness over everything. If You punish them, they are Your worshipers; and if You forgive them, You are the Mighty, the Wise. (Al-Ma’idah 5:117-118).

It is also authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

Mankind will be shocked to swoon on the Day of Resurrection, and I will be the first upon whom the grave will crack open. Al-Bukhari no.2412

It is also authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

I will be the first to regain consciousness. -Al-Bukhari no.4638

You may get further details about the above two traditions from the book Al-Aqidah At-Tahawiyah when Imam At-Tahawi talks about the conditions of the people on the Day of Resurrection.

 

From the Noble Scholars:

Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz bin `Abdullah bin Baz
Shaykh  Muhammad bin Salih Al-`Uthaimin
Shaykh  `Abdullah bin `Abdur-Rahman Al-Jibreen

Along with: The Permanent Committee and the decisions of the Fiqh Council
Collected by Muhammad bin `Abdul-`Aziz al-Musnad

73 Sects, All Of Them Will Be In Fire, Except One | Fatawa Islamiyah | Q4

The Meaning of The Prophets Statement: “…All Of Them Will Be In Fire. Except One”

 

Answered by: The Permanent Committee

 

Question

What is the meaning of the following Hadith
My ummah will be divided into 73 sects. All of them will be in hell-fire except one sect.

Who is that sect? And will the 72 sects live forever in Fire, as the Mushrik will or not? And does the term “Ummah” of the Prophet (peace be upon him) apply to those who follow him as well as those who do not, or is it to the former only?

Answer

What is meant by the term “Ummah” in this Hadith is the Ummah of response which shall be divided into 73 sects; 72 of which are deviant who practice innovated religious practices that do not constitute apostasy. Each shall be tortured in accordance to its Innovations, and deviation, except for those whom Allah pardons, and forgives. Their final abode will be Paradise. The only sect that will be safe is Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama`ah, who adhere to the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and hold fast to what he and his Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, were holding. It is they about whom the prophet (peace be upon him) said:

A group of my own Michelle remain steadfast, the truth, victorious, unharmed by those who opposed them, and do not support them, until the death or until the day of Resurrection. (Al-Bukhari nos. 71, 3641 and Muslim no.1920)

As for those whose Innovation cast them out of Islam, they belong to the Ummah of innovation (mankind at large) not the Ummah of response. They shall remain in the Hellfire forever, and this is the most valid opinion.

It is also said that the term Ummah in this Hadith means the Ummah of invitation, which is a general term including all those to whom the Prophet (peace be upon him) was sent (i.e mankind) those who believe and those who do not believe. Whereas the term ” the safe sect ” is the Ummah of response which strictly applies to those who believe in the Prophet (peace be upon him), trustfully , and die on this condition. This is the sect that will be safe from the Fire; either by prior punishment or without prior punishment, and their final abode will be Paradise.

As for the 72 sects (and the second opinion) they are all, excluding the saved set, disbelievers who will live forever in fire. Hence, it is clear that the Ummah of Dawah, is more general in connotation then the Ummah of response. That is to say, whoever belongs to the Ummah of response, belongs to the Ummah of invitation, well not everyone of the Ummah of invitation belongs to the Ummah of response.

 

From the Noble Scholars:

Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz bin `Abdullah bin Baz
Shaykh  Muhammad bin Salih Al-`Uthaimin
Shaykh  `Abdullah bin `Abdur-Rahman Al-Jibreen

Along with: The Permanent Committee and the decisions of the Fiqh Council
Collected by Muhammad bin `Abdul-`Aziz al-Musnad

As-Sirat – Passing Through It | Fatawa Islamiyah | Q5

The Meaning of Passing Through In The Verse And There Is Not One Of You But Will Pass Through It

Answered by: Shaykh Ibn Baz

Question

I read ayah 71 and 72 of Surah Maryam, which says:
And there is not one of you but will pass through it. This is an inevitable promise that is binding on your lord. Then We shall save the righteous, and We shall leave the wrongdoers therein kneeling. (Maryam 19:71-72)

I want to know the meaning of these Noble ayaht, and the meaning of “passing through it.”

Answer

The authentic Hadith of the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessing be upon him) indicates that “passing through it” is crossing As-Sirat, or the bridge over Hell-Fire. May Allah protect us and the rest of the Muslims from it. People will cross the bridge in terms of safe crossing, according to their deeds, as mentioned in the traditions.

 

From the Noble Scholars:

Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz bin `Abdullah bin Baz
Shaykh  Muhammad bin Salih Al-`Uthaimin
Shaykh  `Abdullah bin `Abdur-Rahman Al-Jibreen

Along with: The Permanent Committee and the decisions of the Fiqh Council
Collected by Muhammad bin `Abdul-`Aziz al-Musnad

Animals Slaughtered by Polytheists | Fatawa Islamiyah | Q2

Animals Slaughtered by Polytheists

Answered by: The Permanent Committee

Question

If a person deems as lawful animals slaughtered by a Mushrik, and uses as an argument the Words of Allah:

Eat, then, the meat of animals upon which the name of Allah is pronounced, you believe in his verses. (Al-An`am 6:118)

He claims that this Verse is self-explanatory, and does not accept any other argument. Is such a person to be considered as a disbeliever?

Answer

He who deems lawful consuming meat of animals slaughtered by a Mushrik is wrong, not a disbeliever because he is confused. The above-mentioned Verse does not support his claim, because it is unanimously agreed that the meat of animals slaughtered by a Mushrik is prohibited to consume. He who has the knowledge should clarify this to him.

 

From the Noble Scholars:

Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz bin `Abdullah bin Baz
Shaykh  Muhammad bin Salih Al-`Uthaimin
Shaykh  `Abdullah bin `Abdur-Rahman Al-Jibreen

Along with: The Permanent Committee and the decisions of the Fiqh Council
Collected by Muhammad bin `Abdul-`Aziz al-Musnad

Performing Hajj on Behalf of a Mushrik | Fatawa Islamiyah | Q3

Performing Hajj on Behalf of a Mushrik and Asking Allah to Forgive Him

Answered by: The Permanent Committee

Question

A person who never observes fasting nor prays in his life, and he makes offering to Jinn, trees, as though they are idols, and dies on this condition. Is it permissible for his relative to perform Hajj on his behalf, or ask Allah to forgive him?

Answer

He who dies in the condition as described in the question is considered a mushrik, who committed a major shirk. It is not permissible to perform Hajj on his behalf nor ask Allah to forgive him. Allah, the exalted, says:

It is not for the Prophet nor for those who believe that they should seek forgiveness for the idolaters, even though they may be their kinsmen, after it has become clear to them that they are the people of Hell-fire. (At-Tawbah 9:113).

The prophet said in the authentic Hadith:
I asked my Lord to permit me to visit my mother’s grave, and He permitted me, and I asked His permission to seek forgiveness for her, but He did not permit me.” Muslim no. 976

 

From the Noble Scholars:

Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz bin `Abdullah bin Baz
Shaykh  Muhammad bin Salih Al-`Uthaimin
Shaykh  `Abdullah bin `Abdur-Rahman Al-Jibreen

Along with: The Permanent Committee and the decisions of the Fiqh Council
Collected by Muhammad bin `Abdul-`Aziz al-Musnad

 

Making Offerings to Jinn | Fatawa Islamiyah | Q1

He Who Makes Offerings to Jinn Shall Have No Good Deeds of His Accepted Until He Repents.

Answered by: The Permanent Committee

Question:

Some students of knowledge told us that he who makes offering to Jinn, neither his prayer nor his Hajj would be accepted from him. When I heard this, I repented to Allah, because I used to do so, and I performed Hajj, but they said that my Hajj was void. Is it true that my Hajj is void? And if so, do I have to perform Hajj again?

Answer:

Sacrificing animals for Jinn is Shirk. He who does so, and dies before repenting, would live in Hell-Fire eternally. No good deed is acceptable in the state of Shirk. Allah says:

Were they to commit Shirk, their (good) deeds would have been nullified (Al-An’am 6:88).

All Praises due to Allah who has accommodated you to repent from this grave sin with which no good deed is accepted. Perform Hajj again, and if you are sincere in your repentance, Allah has promised to forgive those who repent, and replace their bad deeds good ones. He says:

And those who do not worship another God besides Allah, nor kill person that Allah has forbidden, except rightfully, nor commit adultery (or fornication), and he who does so shall be punished. His torment shall be doubled on the Day of Resurrection, and will live therein disgraced forever. Excluding those who repent, and believe and do good deeds. For such. Allah will replace their evil deeds with good deeds; and Allah is Most Forgiving, Merciful. Al-Furqan 25:68-70

And it is only Allah Who grants success. May Allah exalt the mention of His slave and Messenger Muhammad, and render him, his household and Companions safe from evil.

 

From the Noble Scholars:

Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz bin `Abdullah bin Baz
Shaykh  Muhammad bin Salih Al-`Uthaimin
Shaykh  `Abdullah bin `Abdur-Rahman Al-Jibreen

Along with: The Permanent Committee and the decisions of the Fiqh Council
Collected by Muhammad bin `Abdul-`Aziz al-Musnad