THE CALAMITY IN MAKKAH –
A TIME TO PONDER OVER THE FLAGRANT SINS IN WHICH THE WHOLE UMMAH IS DEEPLY EMBROILED
THE FOLLOWING IS A STATEMENT ISSUED BY MAZAAHIRUL ULOOM, SAHARANPUR, INDIA
The incident that occurred in the Haram of Makkah Mukarramah on Friday 11 September 2015 is most disturbing and heart-rending. May Allah Ta’aala forgive those who have lost their lives and grant complete recovery to those injured in this sad event, Aameen. However, the issue that needs to be pondered here is: Why did this calamity strike those people who were worshipping and engaging in Tawaaf of Baitullaah? Is it not that we are failing in the observance of the sanctity, etiquettes and respect of this most sacred sanctuary, due which this calamity has struck?
Nowadays in the noble sanctuary of Makkah Mukarramah, Madeenah Munawwarah and other sacred places there is a flood of photography and videography going on. Looking at the condition of the people at these sacred places, it seems as if they are not in the Haram of Makkah Mukarramah and Masjidun Nabawi (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi Wassalaam) but in some park or place of entertainment.
Newspapers, whatsapp and the media in general are cluttered with photos from these sacred places. This conveys the impression that people visit these sacred places only for these accursed acts (Na’oodhubillaah).
Committing such accursed acts in the Haramayn Shareefayn is without doubt (vile) acts of disrespect shown to these sacred places. Allah Ta’aalaa says in the Glorious Qur-aan,
“And who is more unjust than those who forbid that Allah’s Name be glorified and mentioned much (i.e. perform Salaat and Dua, etc.) in Allah’s Musjid, and they strive for their ruin? It is not fitting that such people should enter (into Allah’s Musjid) except fearfully. For them there is disgrace in this world, and they will have a great punishment in the Hereafter.” (Surah Baqarah)
From the abovementioned Aayat of the Qur’aan-e-Kareem we understand that Musjidul Haraam in Makkah Mukarramah, Musjidun Nabawi (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi Wassalaam) and other Musaajid must be entered with dignity, respect, awe and fear. To enter the Musaajid haughtily and slovenly in a disrespecting manner is utter oppression. Photography and videography (being major sins) in these sacred places are acts of the vilest form of disrespect and flagrant transgression.
Grave warnings of punishment have been sounded in the Hadeeth for defiling the sanctity, honour and respect of the sacred Haramayn Shareefayn. In a Hadeeth which has been narrated in Mishkaat Shareef, Hadhrat ‘Ayyaash ibn abi Rabee’ah Makhzoomee (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) states that Rasulullaah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi Wassalaam) said:
“This Ummah will remain with goodness as long as it continues to maintain this sanctity (i.e. the sanctity of Makkah Mukarramah and its Haram) as it has to be observed, and when people will forsake this sanctity and discard it, then they will be destroyed.” (Mazaahirul Haqq)
Based on the above Hadeeth we request with due respect that all the people residing there in the Haram, and those visiting these sacred places should safeguard themselves from the Wrath of Allah Ta’aalaa. They should desist from creating means for their destruction which come in the wake of defiling the sanctity and respect of these holiest of Places. Abstain from all futile, accursed sinful acts thus maintaining the honour and dignity of these Sanctuaries.
FURTHER COMMENT BY A MUFTI
• Let us understand this very important point that in these sacred places just as the reward of virtuous act is multiplied manifold, the same is the case with sinful acts. The consequences (the punishments) are more severe.
• Muslims should bear in mind that through this long corridor of Islam’s fourteen centuries, the Fuqaha of Islam – the great and noble Representative of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi Wassalaam) – have issued a unanimous verdict on this question of picture-making, viz. Pictures are Haraam.
• As far as digital photography is concerned, there are no valid grounds to prove its permissibility, neither from the Qur’aan and Hadith nor from the four Imaams of Fiqh. Instead, the general Ahaadith, Mazhabs of Sahaabah, Taabi’een and the four Imaams are general regarding the prohibition of all picture making, that is, all pictures of animate objects are haraam.
• Bear in mind that a sin remains a sin in all conditions even if the whole world is soiled in it. When a sin becomes universal, then its misfortune and evil also become universal although every person is liable for his own deeds. The appearance of some ‘Ulama on television does not halaalize it. The Imaam of the Haram shown on television to perform Taraaweeh does not halaalize it. It is not proof for its permissibility.
• Finally let us conclude the topic with the grave warning of Rasulullaah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi Wassalaam) narrated in Bukhaari Shareef and Muslim Shareef for the photographers & videographers of animate objects:
“Those involved in picture-making (regardless of the means used – paint, photograph, digital pixels, holographic, etc.) will be subjected to the WORST FORMS of punishment on the Day of Qiyaamat.” [Bukhari, Muslim]
May Allah Ta’aalaa guide us all and keep us steadfast on the Haqq, Aameen [END OF STATEMENT]
THE MASSACRE AT MINA
THE EVIL STAMPEDE AT MINA – HUNDREDS TRAMPLED TO DEATH – HUNDREDS INJURED – THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE EVIL OF THE SAUDI REGIME AND OF THE EVIL IGNORANT MUSLIM MASSES
“SUCH IS THE APPREHENSION OF YOUR RABB. VERILY HIS APPREHENSION IS PAINFUL AND SEVERE.” (Qur’aan)
Hundreds of Hujjaaj have today, the 10th Zil Hajj 1436 (24 September 2015) been trampled to death and more than a thousand injured in a stampede of the evil, ignorant masses at Mina.
Words fail to describe the horror of the consequence of the fisq and fujoor of the evil ignorant masses and the evil Saudi regime. In the name of the Ibaadat of Hajj, over 700 have died horrible deaths, and over a thousand have been injured by the abhorrent stampede of an abominable crowd of juhala (ignoramuses). While the objective of proceeding to Makkah is to discharge the obligation of Hajj, these vile savages indulge in an orgy of mass murder by trampling people to death.
While the jaahil masses are responsible for the brutality enacted in the name of Hajj, the Saudi regime is equally culpable. Nothing can exculpate the zaalim Saudi regime from the massacre at Mina. Despite the Saudi regime having spent billions of dollars on renovations and improvements, and despite having created systems to monitor and supervise the flow of the crowds, and despite there being no logical reason for the stampede due to the vast improvements, the massacre took place.Nothing can avert the Athaab (Punishment) of Allah Azza Wa Jal.
What has transpired today at Mina, is clearly the Athaab of Allah Azza Wa Jal. The regime and the evil masses are being punished by Allah Ta’ala for defiling the holy places with their flagrant sins (fisq and fujoor).The massive infrastructure upgrades costing billions of dollars, did not avail. When Allah’s Chastisement descends, nothing can avert it, as Hadhrat Nooh (alayhis salaam) said on the occasion of the Punishment of the Great Flood: “Today, there is no refuge (no protection, no safety) against the Command of Allah, except for those on whom He has mercy.”
This latest Divine Lash of Athaab comes hard on the heels of the recent devastating sandstorms, the collapse of a mountain in Makkah, the crane disaster and the gutting of three hotels by fire. All of this is merely the beginning of Allah’s Athaab on a horribly corrupt and flagrantly transgressing people, and on a zaalim (cruel, unjust), immoral, oppressive regime which is undermining Islam. It is the Sunnah of Allah Azza Wa Jal, to begin with, comparatively speaking, ‘small’ or ‘lesser’ punishment as a prelude to the massive Athaab which will leave the entire place and all people utterly pulverized and destroyed. Thus, the Qur’aan Majeed states:
”Most certainly, We shall give them a taste of the lesser Punishment besides the greater Punishment, for perhaps they may return (to obedience).”
(As-Sajdah, Aayat 21)
If the people and the Saudi regime fail to understand these Warnings from Allah Ta’ala, they do so at their peril of their complete annihilation. Issuing His Warning, Allah Ta’ala, further states in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“What! Are the plotters (perpetrators) of evil confident that Allah will not crush them into the earth, or bring upon them an Athaab from a quarter which they did not expect? Or that He will apprehend them in their activities. Assuredly they will not be able to (defy and) render helpless (Allah’s Apprehension). Or, He will apprehend them upon (incremental) fear. Verily, your Rabb is Most Kind and Most Merciful (for those who heed His Warnings and reform themselves).”
(An-Nahl, Aayaat 45, 46, and 47)
Sometimes Allah’s Punishment comes in instalments, that is, on an incremental basis in a variety of forms such as the recent sandstorms, then the crane-disaster, then the gutting of one hotel after the other, and now the massacre at Mina in which so far more than 800 have been killed, and more than a thousand injured. The figures of the casualties are still rising as reports come in.
It is imperative that the Muslim Ummah and the Saudi regime contemplate on the gradual, but incremental increase in the pattern of Punishment which Allah Ta’ala has created as a Warning and as a prelude for the greater Punishment which hangs over this Ummah.
In three very recent fires, thousands of people had to be evacuated from their burning hotels. In the crane disaster right inside Musjidul Haraam, over a hundred were killed. According to workers on the site, the regime has downplayed the actual figure. According to them, approximately a thousand people were killed in the crane disaster.
Then there was the sandstorm which ravaged the entire Middle East, especially Riyadh, the Saudi capital. Then, a few days ago, part of a mountain in Makkah collapsed. In the landslide homes were destroyed. No accurate figures are available for these disasters which are clearly tastes of Athaab on a small scale.
In Bukhaari and Muslim is mentioned the Hadith: “Verily, Allah grants respite to the transgressor until when He apprehends him. Then he will not be able to escape.” On mentioning this Hadith, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) recited the Qur’aanic aayat: “Such is the apprehension of your Rabb when He apprehends (the people of) the cities when they are oppressive (in their transgression). Verily, His apprehension is painful and severe.”
THE MASSACRE TRAGEDY OF MINA
A CONSEQUENCE OF OUR FLAGRANT SINS OR NOT?
Assalamualaykum, please advise if the article below is correct:
Shaykh Abdul Raheem says:
“Yet again Another huge tragedy!! Nearly 1000 die in the state of ihram. No one likes sudden death. We wish it would have never happened. We pray it never happens again.
The blame game is going on. Iranians blame the Saudees for mismanagement. The Saudees blame the pilgrims for not following the timetable.
What timetable?? There is no timetable. People leave for jamaraat as they feel convenient. That’s the way it should be.
There should be proper routes and proper exits. There should not be barricades and restrictions everywhere. People should be able to move freely.
In London, UK, we have a population of over 7 million, where 2.5 million move around in the underground/subway, everyday. Never do we hear any such tragedy.
It’s high time the Saudees learnt a lesson in managing things. Things are not improving. Hotel prices are sky high. Haj is getting more and more expensive all the time. There is no bus station or train or tube in Makkah Mukarramah. We have to rely on old vehicles.
People shouldn’t blame the Hujjaj. Hujjaj are the easiest people to manage. Few teenagers can control thousands. The Hujjaj don’t drink alcohol. They are not hooligans. They just come here for worship and to seek the pleasure of the Almighty.
The only thing a haji wants, is to do everything quickly. Hastening is in the nature of human beings. Nobody likes waiting for ages. And the waiting game is what seems to be on the rise. People are kept waiting behind barricades and are sometimes ill-treated by the authorities. Many are man-handled.
In this tragedy, many reasons are mentioned. 1, Narrow roads. Plus, three roads merging into one.
2, Wheelchairs. No special route for disabled people. People tripping over and hurting themselves, and then piling on top of one another.
3, Vehicle standing in the middle of the road and people trying to navigate their way around it. 4, Hard heartedness of the guards in tents along the roads where the incident happened. They wouldn’t let anyone in their huge marquees, if they had done so, many lives could have been saved.
Mina needs a double or triple story accommodation. Wider roads. Emergency exits. Separate wheelchair routes.
Another main reason is that Haj is no longer seen as khidmah, it’s seen as a business. When it was a service, the muallaims used to treat the hujjaj like guests. Allah’s protection was with them. There was lack of facilities in those days, but incidents were scarce and on a smaller scale. Since it’s been dealt with as business, the special hifazat from Allah seems to have deserted and we are witnessing more tragedies on higher scale.
I hope the authorities take heed before it’s too late. They should not treat Haj as a burden over their shoulders. Rather they should think of it as a privilege, and treat hujjaj like special guests.
It feels like hujjaj are feeling hard done and they are getting scared from Haj, and it is possible that, due to frustration, people stop coming here, and that would be the ultimate tragedy. Allah forbid.” (End of article)
OUR COMMENT (MUJLISUL ULAMA)
The article is basically correct, But from the Islamic perspective it is extremely shallow and misses the points of reality in entirety. The main point has been missed by the Shaikh. He has failed to understand that what has happened is the Athaab of Allah Azza Wa Jal. There are no accidents in Allah’s Schem and Command. The Qur’aan Majeed states:
“By Him are the keys of the Ghaib (the unseen and the unknown, i.e. to us). None is aware of it, but He, He knows what is in the oceans and on the land. Not a leaf drops (from a tree) but He is aware (i.e. by His direct intervention and command). There is not a seed in the darkness of the earth (underground), nor anything moist or dry, but it is recorded in a Clear Book.”
“Not a grain is hidden from your Rabb in the earth, nor in the heavens. Nor anything smaller or bigger than it, but it is recorded in a Clear Book.”
The Mu’min should understand that whatever has happened, does happen and will happen, is the effect of Allah’s direct intervention and command. Undoubtedly, there are secondary causes to which occurrences in creation are attributed, but uppermost in the mind of the intelligent and obedient Mu’min is the incontrovertible fact of Allah Azza Wa Jal being fully in charge and being the First and Actual Cause of everything.
The secondary cause for the recent disasters in Makkah and Mina is the gross, flagrant and immoral transgressions and sins of the Saudi regime and of the ‘Hujjaj’ and the Ummah in general. As long as Muslims indulgence in their orgies of fisq and fujoor (sin, immorality, obscenity and porno-cults and cultures), the Athaab of Allah Azza Wa Jal will be incremental until the point of total annihilation is reached. What has happened are mere Warnings from Allah Ta’ala of greater disasters to befall us.
When Allah’s decree is announced, worldly systems regardless of the boodle and technology that go into the massive infrastructure of control and supervision will avail as Zul Qarnain said on the occasion of having completed the great steel barrier to block the predatory incursions of Ya’jooj and Maj’ooj:
“This (technological achievement) is the Rahmat (Mercy) of my Rabb.
Thus, when comes the Promise of my Rabb, He shall flatten it (the great steel barrier). And, the Promise of my Rabb is the Haqq (Truth).”
If for a moment we leave out the Divine Factor, then while it is correct to say that the Saudi regime is to be blamed, the Hujjaaj cannot be exculpated from blame. They act like donkeys. On the one hand we have the donkeys of the Saudi regime, and on the other hand, the pilgrim donkeys – donkeys fighting donkeys. There is absolutely no justification for the stampede of the donkeys even if there had been no rules and systems in place, and no security forces to supervise and control the crowds.
Muslims are supposed to go to Makkah for ibaadat, not to acquit themselves like donkeys and mules, crushing to death human beings underfoot. Allah Ta’ala has endowed Insaan with sound Aql which sets him apart from donkeys. But, these people choose to act and react like donkeys.
If a problem develops, Aql should direct that everyone should halt and remain standing in their places until the donkey authorities send their donkey guards and donkey security men to sort out the problem. The problem is not lack of systems. The problem is that a regime with donkey brains is in charge of the systems, and juhala with donkey brains are the ‘pilgtms’. The shaikh is far off the mark.
O BOOTLICKING MOLVIS!!!
STOP BOOTLICKING AND WORRYING ABOUT YOUR POPULARITY RATINGS!!!
A bootlicking molvi, known as ‘Mufti Tariq Masood’ – licking the boots of the baatil, oppressive, anti-Shariah Saudi regime, in his evil attempt to be in the good books of the Saudi authorities to ensure the availability of Saudi perks, resorting to flattery, states:
“Many people are saying regarding the calamities which have occurred during Hajj this year – firstly a crane crashed, then the calamity in Mina, then a building caught alight – that these are Signs of Qiyaamah, and that Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had said that there will be a storm. This is erroneous. All these incidents are natural occurrences.
In such a huge gathering of more than 40 lakhs (400,000) such incidents are normal. One should not become overly worried and concerned on this account. Despite the Saudi government making full arrangements, these incidents do happen. It is very difficult to manage such a huge crowd.
Some people revile the Saudi government. However, it should not be so. The Saudi government does whatever is in its power, and the arrangement they make is extremely beautiful.
Regarding these calamities such as the falling crane disaster – this was natural. From Allah came the rain, and lightning struck. It was not in anyone’s power to prevent this happening. The rumours which are being spread about the incident in Mina are the machinations of mischief-makers. Some people do not abide by the rules laid down by the management. When we were on Haj we too observed this…”
This narrative is designed by a typical bootlicking molvi to curry favour with the Saudi regime. The stupid ‘mufti’ has disgorged such stupid bunkum which leaves intelligent people aghast. The derangement of his intellect is appalling. Without a moment of reflection – without applying his brains, the jaahil avers that crushing to death underfoot of more than a 1000 Hujjaaj and injuring more than a 1000 are “perfectly normal” episodes.
Only a brain whose equilibrium has been disturbed by extreme nafsaaniyat (hubb-e-jah, love for popularity ratings, love for evil saudi regime, love for Haraam picture-making, etc. etc.) can ever believe that trampling to death more than a thousand people engaging in Ibaadat is a “normal” occurrence. This jaahil ‘mufti’ should efface himself from the surface of the earth for making such a vile copro-statement to gain the favour of the Saudi authorities for whatever immoral designs he has in mind.
While the crane disaster can be attributed to a natural cause beyond human control and ability, the Saudi authorities whom the jaahil is out to woo for their money, do not assign the crane disaster to natural causes. According to them, the cause of the crane-disaster was the negligence of the Bin Ladin contractors who had failed to follow the rules, hence this company has been banned from further building activities. Whatever the reality may be, the indisputable fact remains that the crane disaster was a punishment from Allah Azza Wa Jal.
The jaahil ‘mufti’ who appears to lack the ability to distinguish between faeces and food, would have portrayed proper Aql if he could only have understood that the string of disasters which has afflicted the Saudi regime and the hujjaaj in recent days was Punishment from Allah Azza Wa Jal. He stupidly and abortively seeks to negate the predictions made by Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) on issues of this nature.
The ignoramus further demonstrates with audacity is stupidity by praising the hallucinatory “most beautiful arrangement” instituted by the Saudi regime for the welfare of the Hujjaaj. The arrangements made by the Saudi regime are stupid, inadequate, lacking in correct planning, vastly wasteful and unnecessary despite having squandered billions of dollars to enrich the kuffaar, primarily the U.S.A.
Far from having created a ‘beautiful’ system, the Saudi regime has created more hardships and more stupidities for the hujjaaj with all its extravagant and unnecessary building operations with which it has defiled even the Ka’bah Shareef, and utterly destroyed every semblance of the Deen. They have not left a semblance of sanctity in the Holy Cities with the haraam Americanization and Europeanization cultures which they have introduced in the Holy Cities of Islam thereby transforming Makkah Mukarramah and Madinah Munawwarah into shadows of Paris and New York.
Whilst the First Cause of all happenings is undoubtedly, Allah Azza Wa Jal, the secondary causes may not be fobbed off. In so far as the Taqdeer of Allah Ta’ala is concerned, our minds with their finite parameters are unable to fathom nor are we supposed to probe beyond the confines of the limited abilities of our created minds.
But, we are under Qur’aanic command to apply our intelligence to investigate the secondary causes, to derive constructive lessons, to repent and reform our morally rotten and corrupt lifestyle which in fact is the secondary cause for all the disasters which are a prelude for the greater disasters which are hanging over this Ummah like a dark cloud.
An intelligent scrutiny of the systems created by the Saudi regime to supervise and control the crowds during the Hajj season will illustrate the stupidity permeating whatever the regime has arranged ostensibly for the welfare of the Hujjaaj. They have created cattle-cages for millions of people. They have hemmed in hundreds of thousands of people in solid steel barricades without provide any valves of escape in an emergency.
If the stupid designers of the system had possessed sound brains, they would have erected huge gates all along the length of the barricades, to be opened in an emergency. If there had been large gates interspersed along the entire length of the barricades, these could have been opened to enable the crowds to spill out of the cages into freedom, thus avoiding the stampede in which more than a thousand hujjaaj were massacred.
The massacre was the consequence of two separate huge concourses of people converging. In the first place, this was not supposed to happen even according to the system of the Saudi regime. Each barricaded lane is set aside for a one-way traffic, not for two massive crowds moving towards one other on a collision course. What has to be investigated is: Why were the two groups moving in opposite directions trapped in the same barricaded lane? It is utterly false, stupid and an insult to intelligence to claim that the hujjaaj had flouted the rules hence they found themselves on the same lane where another crowd was advancing from the opposite direction.
And, if there had occurred some error – in fact there was no error – why did the 100,000 security personnel on the scene not immediately address the developing problem. There are, or there are supposed to be, dozens of watch towers from which the security personnel can monitor the crowds. Why did the security personnel in the watch towers fail to see and understand the disaster in the making when they could clearly see the two crowds converging? The moment the one crowd had entered the wrong lane, why did these stupid, arrogant and indolent security personnel not react and set in operation measures to avert the impending disaster?
It should be understood that the massacre did not happen at the Jamaraat. The climax of the disaster in the making occurred when two peaceful crowds of people were converging from different directions in a cattle-cage where the one crowd was not supposed to be. The regime must take full responsibility for the disaster.
Undoubtedly, the disasters which have afflicted the regime and the hujjaaj are Signs of Qiyaamah, but the jaahil ‘mufti’ licking the boots of the Saudi regime is blind and stupid. He is beset by a stupidity of the nafs which is lured by the perks the Saudi regime offers to its bootlickers.
In the final analysis Muslims should understand and not opt for deliberate blindness and stupidity that whatever has happened is on account of gross transgression against the Law of Allah Azza Wa Jal. The evil and filth of the Ummah are being punished in incremental stages. First comes the little warnings which will be followed by massive disasters which will obliterate whole communities and lands. The Qur’aan is emphatic and explicit in this. And, for the “Sunnah of Allah, you will find no change.”
It is our fervent Dua that Allah Ta’ala forgives all those who have died in the disaster. May Allah Ta’ala bestow to them the ranks of the Shuhada, Aameen Thumma Aaameen
DIVINE WARNING OF GREATER CALAMITIES
“What! Are the people of the cities confident that Our Punishment will not overtake them during the night whilst they are sleeping?
“What! Are the people of the cities confident that Our Punishment will not Overtake them during the day whilst they are indulging in amusement?
What! Are they negligent of the Scheme of Allah (that they are safe and sound and oblivious of His Athaab)?
Only people who are losers will have (such) confidence.”
Soon after the calamity of the Punishment of the sandstorms, hail, lightning and the Crane-Killer, comes this Athaab of the Fire. These are warnings from Allah Azza Wa Jal of greater Punishment if the Saudi regime and the masses of transgressors do not heed and reflect with intelligence.
All of them are defiling the sanctity of the Haramain Shareefain (the Holy Musjids and its sacred Precincts in Makkah and Madinah). The evil regime and the evil and jaahil ‘pilgrims’ whose primary objective is holidaying, are rudely and obscenely violating the Holy Places with their evil and sins. They have transformed the Haramain Shareefain into holiday resorts and market places.
The evil of photography, cellphone sins and videography, etc., taking place recklessly and shamelessly right inside the Holy Musjids and in front of the Ka’bah, even whilst making tawaaf, are shocking and alarming. People no longer go to Makkah and Madinah for ibaadat. The primary motive is haraam fun, business, show and pride. There is utterly no reverence shown to the Ka’bah, the Holy Qabr of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), and the Holy Musjid.
As long as these evils are perpetrated, the danger of greater calamities to befall is looming. May Allah Ta’ala guide this errant, miscreant, disobedient Ummah. Muslims have become totally blind and oblivious of the villainy and immorality they are perpetrating in the holiest places on earth.
“When We intend to destroy (the people of) a city, We command its affluent ones (i.e. give them rope and respite). Then they recklessly commit immorality therein (in the city). Then We (suddenly) destroy them utterly. (Qur’aan)