Do Not Despise The Sinners

Monday, March 29, 2010

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Translated by Shaykh Yusuf Laher

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:

“That person who taunts and ridicules his Muslim brother over a sin from which he has repented, will not die until he himself commits that same sin.”
For example, you come to know that a certain person committed or was involved in a particular sin and you also know that this person has repented from it. To think low of him or to taunt or ridicule him because of that sin, by saying something like: “You are the one who was involved in certain evil actions”, is in itself a sin.

Music and Beard

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What are views about Javed Ahmed Ghamidi? He is known for his moderate views which are in direct conflict with todays ulama. Specially his views about music and the beard. If the beard is so important, why didn't Allah mention it in the Quran? Similarly if listening to music is indeed a grave sin then why didn't Allah mention it in the quran? Why would Allah put us in doubt or play games with us?

A weak hadeeth concerning the prohibition on helping to kill a Muslim

Monday, March 1, 2010

There is a saheeh hadeeth in which the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever helps to kill a Muslim, even with half a word, will meet Allaah with (the words) written between his eyes, ‘He has no hope of the mercy of Allaah.’”– i.e., the mercy of Allaah will not descend upon one who helps a kaafir to kill a Muslim. This is what I understand from the hadeeth. Please explain further.

Making fun of some aspects of the Sunnah

Saturday, February 13, 2010

What is the ruling on making fun of the beard, short clothes and other aspects of the Sunnah? What is your opinion on those who, when these acts of worship are enjoined upon them, point to their hearts and say “Piety is here”?

Is it obligatory to keep the beard and what is its length?

I want to know the following Masaail;
(1) Is it obligatory to keep the beard n what is its length?
(2) I heard that a person must grow his beard up to one fist. is it so?
(3) I heard that it is haraam to trim it unless it is more than a fist. is it so?
(4) what is the rule of praying swalaah behind the Imaam who trim his beard and does no let it grow up to a fist after knowing that a fist is waajib to it permissible to pray behind him while their are others having beard according to the sunnah and they can lead the swalaah ( i mean they can read Quraan properly n they know the masaail of swalah etc)?
(5) Is it permissible to keep such a person as Imaam?

Bayyinou mudallalan wa mufasswlan bit tahqeeq wal yaqeen toujarou. please forward me all details with proof Allah will reward you Mufty saahab in both worlds?

Doubts about the obligation to let the beard grow and answers to them

A number of Muslim scholars have issued fatwas stating that letting the beard grow is obligatory for every Muslim, and that the reason for that is so that they will not resemble the kuffaar, as is narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in more than one hadeeth.
But everyone can see on television that many of the Jews let their beards grow, so doesn’t that contradict the reason for letting the beard grow, and may alter the ruling and make it Sunnah only?
Similarly, wasn’t the command to be different from the kuffaar by letting the beard grow due to the Muslims mixing with them at the time of the Islamic conquests, so the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) wanted to make us distinct from them. This no longer applies because Islam has prevailed over the Arab lands, praise be to Allaah. Does this also make it only Sunnah?.

Ruling on celebrating Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What is the ruling on Valentine’s Day?

Praise be to Allaah.


Valentine’s Day is a jaahili Roman festival, which continued to be celebrated until after the Romans became Christian. This festival became connected with the saint known as Valentine who was sentenced to death on 14 February 270 CE. The kuffaar still celebrate this festival, during which immorality and evil are practised widely.


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