Ask the Scholar About Hajj and Udhiyah

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Thursday, Jul. 18, 2019 | 15:00 - 17:00 GMT

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Asalamaleykum I need a definitive confirmation for a few points, we will be going inshallah for our first umrah and we want to do this correctly.. 1. Do we need to do “Tawaf-ul-Ifadah” required in umrah too, before we take off the Ihram and start normal married life? 2. Is doing umrah permissible for proxy? i.e can I do umrah for my parents, I have heard that we can’t do for alive persons? or can’t do Tawaf for proxy? Jazakallah Best regards Ikhlaq



Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

I pray to Allah to bless you in your intention to perform Umrah and make it a rewarding experience for you and your family.

Now coming to the questions, let me answer them in their order:

1- There is only one tawaf for Umrah followed by Sa`i. It is called Tawaf. After the Tawaf, you pray two Rakahs near the maqam of Ibrahim facing the Kabah and drink from Zamzam water. Then, you should proceed to perform Sa`i, which involves pacing between the two hills of Safa and Marwa.

 

Once you have completed the seven rounds of Tawaf, you can free yourself from Ihram by cutting or shaving or removing a few hair locks.

 

2- You may also do it on behalf of your parents or beloved relatives, especially if they are not in a position to do so.

 

Since the Prophet (peace be upon him) allowed people to do so on behalf of their parents or relatives who were unable to do it, we are not justified in stopping people from doing the same. We may do well to remind ourselves that Islam is a religion of mercy; so let us leave it as it is.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


What's so special about the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah?



In answering this question I cannot do any better than citing one of my earlier answers here:

 

The first ten days and nights of Dhul-Hijjah are considered some of the blessed days in Islam.

 

Let us refer to the sources to discern what is unique about these days/nights:

 

1- Allah has made an oath by these nights in order to stress their significance. We read in surat Al-Fajr, “By the dawn and the ten nights.” (Al-Fajr 89:1-2)

 

According to the vast majority of mufassirin (commentators of the Qur’an), the expression ‘last ten nights’ refers to the ten days and nights of Dhul-Hijjah.

 

2- The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “There are no other days good deeds are the most beloved in the sight of Allah than those done in the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah….” (Al-Bukhari))

It is, therefore, important for us to consider these days as auspicious occasion for excelling in virtuous deeds, according to the best our abilities. To list some of these activities meriting great blessings and rewards:

 

Performing voluntary acts of worship; Allah Almighty says (in a qudsi Hadith), “My servant shall continue to come closer and closer to me by performing the supererogatory acts of worship until I love him and when I love him, I become his ears with which he hears, his eyes with which he sees…. then when he calls upon Me, I will answer his prayers.

 

The optional acts of worship mentioned above can include any good  including offering extra nawafil or optional prayers, charities, honoring and serving one’s parents, fostering ties of kinship, rendering acts of kindness to neighbors, fellow Muslims and fellow human beings, helping those in distress, visiting the sick, taking care of the orphans, and the poor, etc.

 

In fact, good deeds in Islam can embrace any and every act that is beneficial to human beings or the creation of Allah. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The best of mankind is the one who is most helpful to God’s creature.

 

Fasting in these days merits greater rewards; fasting on the day of Arafah is even more highly recommended. The Prophet said, “Fasting the day of Arafah, I sincerely, hope it would expiate the sins committed in the previous year as well as the one that follows it.” (At-Tهrmidhi)

 

Last but not least, this is the most auspicious time to seek repentance, make istighfar and establish constancy in dhikr.

 

In conclusion, it behooves every Muslim to come closer to Allah by utilizing the most auspicious occasion of these blessed days and nights.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Why do Muslims offer sacrifice?



Sacrifice is part of every religious tradition. The purpose of the ritual is two-fold:  Firstly, to teach the spirit of sacrifice for the causes that are considered noble in the sight of God. Secondly, to feed the poor and destitute. The meat of the sacrificial animals provides a source of protein for the poor who may not be able to afford to eat meat.

 

It was the great prophet Ibrahim who first instituted the ritual of sacrifice in Islam. He saw a dream that God was ordering him to sacrifice his only son at the time, namely Ismaeel. He was ready to carry out the order of Allah.

 

However, when he was ready to act upon it, he was stopped by God. God told him that he had passed the test. God sent an angel with a ram and ordered him to sacrifice it instead.

 

The Quran also tells us that that neither the flesh nor the blood of the animals reaches God. Instead, it is the piety of their hearts. In other words, what counts is the spirit of sacrifice.

 

Furthermore, we are told to eat of the sacrificial meat and give it to the poor and needy.

 

In conclusion, sacrifice in Islam is a symbolic ritual. It is intended to teach the spirit of sacrifice and an opportunity to feed the poor and the destitute. Furthermore, it is a celebration of a festive occasion to strengthen the bonds of family and community.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Who should perform Hajj?



Hajj is obligatory on every adult and sane person who fulfills the following conditions:

 

1- Physical ability to undertake the journey. So, those who are physically challenged are not obligated to perform hajj. However, they may depute someone else to do it on their behalf – if they have can afford it.

 

2- Financial ability is another essential pre-requisite. So, people with outstanding debts are exempt. Likewise, a person who cannot afford the journey or provide for his family during his absence from home is also excused.

 

3- In the case of a woman, she must be satisfied as regards her safety. She may, however, travel in a group of women or with close blood relations or a group comprising of a reputable group of men and women.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


It seems like wives in Islam are basically just owned cooking and cleaning maids. My husband orders me around and I have to serve him and his friends and family from sun-up to sunset and I am exhausted! While he works, then comes home and relaxes, I have been working all day in my job outside, and when I want to relax, he says no, I must serve him. Is this true? Is there really any evidence that a wife is required in Islam to cook, clean, take care of the kids, do everything always? How is that fair?? I work as hard as he does!



It is wrong for your husband to think you are to serve him as if he is the master, and you are his slave. No. Allah makes it clear in the holy book:  wives have rights in proportion to the rights of their husbands over them.”

 

Therefore, for your husband to think that you ought to cook and clean and everything at home after you have come home from work is ultimate cruelty and injustice. If he thinks that is Islam, he is guilty of the deadliest of sin: associating partners with Allah by falsely alleging things on behalf of Allah.

 

How can Allah order something unjust, cruel, and wicked? The Prophet, peace be upon him, used to do house chores as his wife Aishah says: when asked what the Prophet doing at home was; she said that he would be helping out the family in the family chores. And when the time for the Salah would arrive, he would head to the mosque.” (Al-Bukhari and others).

 

In another tradition we also read that the Prophet, peace be upon him, used to clean the house and even help out his wives in cooking: One day they were ready to pray, and then the Prophet, peace be upon him, told them to wait; he went home and came back, saying: I forgot to place the lid on the cooking pot!”

 

So, if anyone thinks that a person can demand his wife to do cooking and cleaning after coming home from work, he is cruel and unjust. You don’t need to spoil him; if he wants food, he should help out in all the chores, including cooking and cleaning; nor can he expect you cook for his friends. By doing so, he is guilty of spousal abuse. If he continues to do this, you have a right to divorce him.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Salam, I'm a woman. I know in general divorce is most hated lawful thing but my question is not about it so I'm requesting not to mix this point with my inquiry. My question is about specific situation where divorce is allowed. I am asking about the situation, where marital relationship become toxic,sour, most negative, to the worst abusive & wife is suffered for that. The wife is suffered & tortured by her husband & his family. Her children are not getting sound & peaceful environment. Rather her children see their mother being disrespected & humiliated, and they are learning that it is perfectly fine for anyone to treat women like trash. In the worst cases the wife is killed by husband & his family. If she is not killed she continues to bear a painful life. But still the wife's parents tell her to remain in toxic marriage in stead of saving their daughter from this horrible situation. Their logic is, if their daughter is divorced they will be dishonoured. I don't understand, what type of parents they are that they rather allow destruction of own daughter's life to keep their so called honour & social status intact. How can they have luxury of status while their daughter is oppressed at the hand of the others? Is it not double sin of these parents to condone injustice towards own daughter & telling her not to take divorce? Please shaikh, kindly try to understand my points what I've mentioned here. I'm patiently waiting for Islamically sound & fair answer in this large forum. I hope if the scholar who is reading my question gives fair & authentic answer at least I can reply to those people of bad mentality according to this fatwa if situation permits me. May Allaah give us right & true understanding about sufferings of women around the world & their all types rights whether we are scholar or general people, whether we are male or female, Ameen ..



Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

It seems you seem to mix up the actions of some so-called Muslims as if they were the teachings of Islam. By doing so, you are committing a grave sin for you are assuming that the Laws of Allah are unjust and favor men over women.

 

As a Muslimah, you should know that Allah is Just, and He does not tolerate injustice in any shape or form. The Quran is full of verses that teach us that injustice towards anyone, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, cannot be tolerated in Islam. How can it be when Allah orders the faithful: stand forth as witnesses of truth and justice. And be just even if it is against your interests or the interests of your parents or blood relations.”

The Quran also orders the husbands to treat their wives with fairness and mercy even if they were to find some traits of character that are displeasing to them:

Allah gives men only two choices in regards to their wives: To treat them honorably as wives or release them from the marital bond honorably. And warns against harming them or holding them as prisoners.

And mind you when Allah orders husbands to treat their wives fairly and kindly, He also reminds them: Allah is Hearing and Knowing.” That is to tell them that they ought to remember they are accountable before Allah if they were to abuse or harm their wives.

 

Moreover, the Prophet (peace be upon him), also said: “The best of you is the one who is the kindest towards his wife.”

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Assalamu alaikum Shaikh. So my issue is something like this: I downloaded many Islamic books online for example some from Islam house, Islam way, muslim library and some other sites which provide books for free to download, now the problem is that I see there are some books which says 'This publication may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of ........ ' and there are books who don't say anything like that, so my question is if I am reading these books and also making my friends read them and I am not gaining any profit from these books, is it still not permissible for me to read them? Or its permissible to read as long as I don't make any profit from it? There was a book of OnIslam.net I tried to reach them but their site is down. then on Facebook they had recommended About Islam, i wanted to reach out to them to take their permission to read their books since that prohibition was in one of their books but they are gone. Kindly guide me in details, I am student who's trying to learn his Deen and like me there are many who can't buy ( order books ) and books are not available in our local shop and if it's available then it's very costy, so kindly let me know your response in detail. Jazakallahu khairan



Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

If you downloaded from reputable sites, then there is no need to worry; they may have the permission from the authors to put them out as a sadaqah jariyah. It is also possible the authors may have initially published that these works as a waqf for the community. So, you may use them for personal study or research. At no time, you are allowed to sell such materials.

 

If, however, you are certain that some of these books were put out by people without the permission of the copyright holders, then you need to delete them from your library.

 

If, however, you have been guilty of this in the past, you can seek expiation through istighfaar and giving extra charities.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Assalamu alaikum, 1. Does Syed Istighfaar and Amana Rasulu and last chapters of Quran wipe out Big sins? 2. Do they protect ourselves from doing Big Sins? 3. Do they compensate sins involving rights of creation? 4. Do they redeem sins we force others into? Jazak Allahu khayran



Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

Here are the answers to your questions in their respective order:

 

1-  No. Major sins can only be forgiven through proper repentance. For repentance to be valid, one must fulfill certain conditions: If the sins involve the rights of Allah, here are the requirements to be fulfilled: 1. Feeling deep remorse over the sins; 2. Refraining from them immediately; 3. Forming a firm resolution or intention not to do them. On top of these, one should also do whatever good deeds such as charities and the practice of dhikr and du’a and reading the Qur’an.

 

As for the sins involving the rights of humans, one ought to fulfill another most essential condition: seeking absolution by compensating the victims or getting the forgiveness from them. If it cannot be done as they are dead or not found, then one should still seek compensation by praying for them and giving charities on their behalf, etc.

 

In conclusion, making istighfaar and reading the last verses of Al-Baqarah simply do not absolve a person of the guilt of committing major sins.

 

2- Making lots of istighfaar and reading these verses and others – followed with reflection and meditation — would help nurture the mindfulness of Allah and hence would restrain a person from committing sins.

 

3 and 4, please see the answer to the first question.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Are these ingredients used in food like xanthan gum, stabiliser halal or haram?



One of the basic rules of jurisprudence is that originally things are permitted unless proven otherwise.

 

Therefore, everything is halal unless we have reasons to declare it as haram.

 

Add to this the following information about the product you have asked about:

 

“Xanthan gum can be verified as vegetarian or vegan by producers. Xanthan gumcan also be halal and kosher certified. A: Yes. Xanthan gum is used in many gluten-free foods to create the texture and suspension that gluten often provides.”

 

In light of this, there is no reason to declare it as haram.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


is it enough if impurity of any type is removed from book,mobile,furniture or other hard surface by wiping with piece of wet cloth in stead of washing?



It is enough to wipe them clean with wet clothes — provided you have removed the visible impurity or filth.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


I'm a female student. In 2016 father bought me some study books which are copy of main books. I can't exactly remember at that time, whether I knew copyright rules or not. I tell myself, if I would know rulings that time I would request to change the book. I tried hard to remember probably they bought me books in april & after 1.5/2 months I knew the rule. can I be benefitted from the books for lifetime?



You should seek repentance for using pirated books or books by copied by infringing on the copyright rules. You should expiate for the same by doing good deeds and offering charities – if you can.

 

Allah tells His messenger, “Take out from their wealth charities whereby you seek to purify them and help them grow spiritually.” And, “Verily, good deeds wipe out the bad deeds.”

 

The Prophet said, “If you happen to do bad, do something good to wipe it out.” He also said, “Allah does not wash out bad deeds with bad; instead, He washes it out with good deeds.”

 

Here is a du’a you should read often:

 

Allaahumma ighfir lee dhanbee kullahu: diqqahu wa jillahu wa awwalahu wa aakhirahu wa khata’ahu wa amdahu wa sirrahu wa alaaniyyathahu wa maa ‘alimthu minhu wa maa lam a’lam

 

(O Allah, forgive for me all of my sins: the major and minor, the first and the last, that which I did through ignorance and that which I did intentionally, that which was private and that which was public, and that which I was aware of and that which I was not aware of.)

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Assalamu Alaikum, sheikh. A man will marry soon. He and his father and lives separately. His father has some serious problems. When the son's mother was alive he went to at least 2 young women to commit adultery. He likes to buy maganizes that has picture of beautiful woman. He has CD collection of videos of women exposing their awrah. When the son's mother died the father started haram relationship & was involved in explicit messaging with a woman. This has created turmoil in the family. The only reason the son still has kept contact with the father is to not break family tie. There is clear proof of all his above-mentioned activities. The father has been advised by others regarding his lust and practices to no avail. To put it politely, it is clear that his father has lust for young women. Which is why the son says after marriage he will never allow his father to visit his house and let his father see his wife. The son doesn't want further turmoil in his new family & wants to keep his wife safe from such a man. We would like your opinion about the son's decision.



Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

If what you allege about the man’s father is true, then he ought to do his best to protect his wife against the predatory nature of his father. He is justified in keeping her at a distance from him.  One of the rules of Islamic jurisprudence states: “Where there is harm, it ought to be removed.”

 

Therefore, if he cannot trust his father in regards to his wife, he is justified in keeping her away from him for her protection.

 

However, while doing so, he should still keep good relations with his father in all other matters. He should also pray to Allah to guide him to see the harm he is inflicting on himself and others through his immoral behavior.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


What are the duties of husband towards his pregnant wife?



Husband and wife are not rivals rather partners who ought to relate to each in mutual love and affection. The purpose of marriage is to attain comfort and peace which can only be achieved by mutual sharing and caring.

 

Therefore, Allah states that even as men have rights in marriage women also have rights. Moreover, Allah places an added responsibility on men to maintain and support the family.

 

We can never exaggerate the fact that a woman’s need for emotional and moral support during pregnancy is far greater.

 

Therefore, it does not befit a conscientious, believing man to fail to do so. He should be reminded of the Prophetic warning: There is no sin greater than a man neglecting to take care of his family.” (Imam Ahmad)  He also said, “The best of you is the one who is best in treating his wife.” (At-Tirmidhi)

 

In conclusion, it behooves every husband to be diligent in fulfilling his duties towards his wife, especially during pregnancy when she is most vulnerable. I pray to Allah to inspire us to act rightly and compassionately.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


If women earns money, is it obligatory for her to give 1/3rd of her salary for voluntary sadaqa (i. e. not zakat).



There is no such requirement in Islam. Women like men are to give zakah on their income or assets or savings after deducting the necessary expenses at the end of the year. That is an absolute minimum requirement; they are also encouraged to give voluntary charities; however, it is not obligatory. It is something one merits excellent rewards. Charities can avert calamities; wipe out sins, and can be a source of blessings for us all.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Assalamu alaikum please what to say when imam take break in jumaat khudbah



Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

It is not narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) or the companions, as far as we know, said any specific duaa or dhikr between the two khutbahs of Jumuah. Rather some of the scholars said that it is recommended to say duaa between the two khutbahs, seeking the time when duaa is answered on Friday.

Almighty Allah knows best.


Salaam my found out my husband has an illegitimate child, now this girl that he done zina with is trying to break our marriage down, I refuse to allow him to go and have part in the child's life will I get punished for stopping him, I am only doing what is best as I don't want my marriage to break.



Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

Do you mean to say that your husband is continuing relations with the woman he fornicated and produced the illegitimate child? If that is the case, he is persisting in sin. He is, however, allowed to provide whatever support he can afford to give the child he has fathered. If, however, you are sure that she is trying to break your marriage, then you are justified in insisting that he keeps away from her.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Assalamualaikum. My father works out of town very often. When he went on these trips my mother (and sometimes i myself) would come with him and stay at the hotel paid by the company he works for. The problem is, his superiors didn't allow any family to come to employee's work trips because it may cause other employees to bring family too and distract works. What I'm worried about is the fact that I'd come to these trips and used the hotel facilities, such as wifi etc. which are paid by the company. Am I sinful for this? What do I need to do to pay back? Is it okay because these facilities are given out by the hotel to anyone who stays, regardless of the company paying for it in the regular price? Thank you so much for answering.



Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

If your father used the hotel facility against the stated rules of the company, then he is guilty of the breach of trust. If you were not aware of it, you are not accountable for the actions of your dad. He will have to account for it.

 

Islam is not merely performing rituals of prayer, fasting, etc. it also teaches us to fulfill the rights of God’s servants. Allah may forgive sins involving Him, and He will not forgive the sins involving the rights of His servants.

 

As for these, they must be forgiven by humans. Otherwise, one will have to pay for them on the day of judgment. Payment then is made through one’s good deeds; if they are still not paid off, then their sins will be imposed on the person, and he or she will be thrown to the fire of hell.

 

So, if you made use of the facility while knowing that your father was committing a breach of trust, then you ought to expiate for the same through istighfaar and charities. For details, you may also refer to a similar question answered in this session below.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.

 


Assalamualaikum, Nowadays people have started to accept the notion of homosexuality even though Islam clearly condemns such activity . We know Allah has cursed homosexual people but if you see nowadays the homosexual people argue that they cannot do nothing about it as they believe that they were naturally born with it . Therefore my question is if the homosexuality is scientifically proven then how come Allah condemns it when we know from the Quran that he doesn’t put burden on people more than they can handle?



Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

The source of confusion in such matters is due to the two contrasting or contradictory world views. Those who consider man as the center of all things and do not recognize the role of revelation in ethics and morals would consider everything relative.

 

The Islamic world view is different. It has firm laws as to what is lawful and what is unlawful. The Quran makes it abundantly clear that God created males and females, and the marriage partnership is only between them and not between man and man or woman and woman.

 

While narrating the story of the people of Lot, the Quran says: Must you lust after men, leaving the wives that God created as spouses for you?” (Quran: 26:165-166).

 

So, there is no room in Islam for sanctioning marriages between man and man and woman and woman.

 

To argue against this by using so-called scientific theories cannot be acceptable, for science in Islam is not the source of ethics and values. God knows His creation better, and He has revealed laws that are ultimately good for humankind.

 

Having said this, we cannot enforce our values and morals on those who do not share such a world view. People are free to believe or disbelieve, and each person will stand before God for the final reckoning.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.

 


Qiraat 2:184 cant fast feed poor person or poor people Assalam alikum sheikh my question is in the hafs qiraat it says feed one poor person each day while the warsh qiraat says feed poor people each day and I know the qiraats can not contridict so if a old person can not fast does he have to feed poor person or poor people each day how do these qiraat don't contridict the Arabic is miskeenin and masakeena



Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

There is no need to be confused over this. The plural of miskeen is masaakeen. The use of the plural masaakeen in this context does not make any difference in meaning since it refers to the phrase wa ala alladheena yuteeqoonahu (those who cannot afford to).

 

Such grammatical constructions are common in the Arabic language. For instance, one may say: rakiba al-nnaasu dawaabbahum (people rode their camels or mounts) although each person is riding only a single mount.

 

There is a consensus among scholars that each person ought to feed one person in place of a day’s fasting he or she has skipped. So, the variant readings do not make any difference.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


What is the Islamic rulings about treating menstruation as shame of women & taboo? And what is the ruling of negatively stereotyping of menstruation? Has it any basis?



Women’s menses is an issue where we find two extreme views among communities.

 

Some even go as far as seeing menstruating women as bearers of disease, disaster, and bad luck. They are barred from handling food, using public water sources, or sleeping under the same roof as their families. There is no shortage of women dying in fire or suffocation or lack of food or water. Jewish tradition also considered it as one of the curses inflicted upon women – Eve’s legacy passed on to her daughters for tempting Adam to eat of the forbidden tree.

 

Islam came and considered menses as a time of affliction and pain (requiring relaxation): We read in the Quran:

 

{They ask you (Prophet) about menstruation, so tell them, “Menstruation is a painful condition, so do not be fully intimate with them until they are relieved of it, then after they have purified themselves, you may again approach them God has ordained.  Indeed, God loves the repentant and He loves those who keep themselves clean.} (Al-Baqarah 2:222)

As opposed to the above, women in Islam are not shunned. Instead, they are only relieved of some rigorous religious duties such as obligatory prayers and fasting. They are allowed to participate in all other activities, including pilgrimage, make dhikr, offer supplications, and even read the Quran from memory.

 

They are also entitled to perform the pilgrimage while staying away from Tawaf. Here is a narration from Aishah, the beloved wife of the Prophet, peace be upon him. “Once while sharing the bed and wrapper with the Prophet, peace be upon him, I secretly left, and the Prophet asked her, “did you experience menses?” when she replied yes, he said, ‘that is a normal condition that the daughters of Adam experience.” Then I cleaned myself and came back, and the Prophet told me to join him in bed under the same wrapper.”

 

Furthermore, when Aishah shied away from doing certain chores in the house because of menses, he said, “your menses is not in your hands!”

 

Islam strikes a middle path between two extremes: At the one extreme those who are permissive and allow vaginal intercourse with women during menses, and on the other are those who shun them as if they were a curse and source of pollution.

 

Almighty Allah knows best.


Hatred has destructive properties. It has pushed even the greatest scholars to commit the ugliest crimes. If you study the history of the caliphate, there were many periods that the caliphs were changed every year. Even today there are countless bombs that explode in Iraq, Afghanistan etj.... Even from my experience I feel that it destroys the properties of the heart and pushes me towards sins and kufr. My question is:. Is it allowed not to hate anyone including ibliss, dajjal and all other evil creatures with the thought that it is none of my business whether they are good or bad and with the thought that my heart feels and becomes much better when it doesn't hate anyone? I have read in a article {{https://abuaminaelias.com › beware-... Purification from the spiritual disease of hatred in Islam | Faith in Allah الإيمان بالله}} that hatred is an illness of heart. And even the non believers we don't hate them as persons but only their bad actions. And he has instructed us to love his creatures like the love for the wife even when she is christian. The love for kinship etj.... My question is: Does this include iblis, dajjal and the most evil creatures? In other words we don't hate iblis (on the contrary we love him) but only hate his bad actions? And we love him as a creature of Allah just like we love our Christian wife as a creature of Allah even though she commits shirk.



Hatred is a disease of the heart. However, we are to hate the tyrants and the devils because of their inherently evil nature. We cannot love them to love them is to love evil since they personify or embody evil.

 

As for the others, we don’t hate them as persons. We hate their evil deeds. It is that of a physician who does not hate the patient but the disease he has which he wants to treat. Likewise, the Prophets and messenger of God love the people they were conveying the message. They want them to be cured of their diseases. There is no disease worse than shirk or associating partners with Allah; next comes sins such as murder, fornication, black magic, etc.

 

Therefore, there is room for unconditional hatred in Islam.  In so far as one harbors hatred, it is only due to the all-encompassing nature of Divine Love:  God says: “My Mercy encompasses My wrath.” (Al-Bukhari).The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Show mercy towards those on earth so that you can hope for the mercy of Allah.” (Abu Dawud and others)

 

Almighty Allah knows best.