Miscellaneous Questions Regarding Tableegh & Dawa’

Question:

Can one give the Holy Qur`aan (i.e. the Arabic Qur`aan) to non-Muslims for purposes of propagation?

Answer:

The Qur`aan Shareef, every Muslim knows demands and deserves the highest of reverence. Allah Ta`ala has ordered that the Qur`aan Shareef be touched only in a state of purity. It is totally Haraam to touch the Qur`aan Shareef without Wudhu and this ‘hurmat’ (prohibition) is multiplied manifold if one happens to be in the state of ‘janaabat’ (greater impurity). It is therefore not permissible to hand the Qur`aan Shareef to non-Muslims who obviously will not comply with the Qur`aanic law of touching the Sacred Book ONLY in the state of total purity (i.e. purity from ‘hadath’ and purity from ‘janaabat’).

Westernized Muslims commit the grave sin of defiling the Qur`aan Shareef by regarding it as an ordinary book and presenting it to persons who will handle it in the state of impurity. Furthermore, true propagation correct propagation cannot be executed by means of only the Qur`aan Shareef. The non-Muslim who reads only the translation of the verses is liable to misunderstand the Qur`aan Shareef. Even Muslims – especially westernized Muslims – have gone and are going astray by reading a translation of the Qur`aan Shareef. As a result of their ignorance of Islam they are confused by verses which seem to them as contradictory. In their state of confusion based on ignorance they misinterpret the verses and resort to kufr. Far from serving the purpose of propagation, a mere translation will only confuse the non-Muslim reader.

Question:

Why does “The Majlis” indulge in controversial subjects. I feel that instead of creating controversy, “The Majlis” should concentrate on positive preaching to remedy time ills in our community.

Answer:

The greatest “controversy” which sparked off the greatest revolution on earth was created by Muhammadur Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) when he opposed all mankind to proclaim the Glory of Allah — to proclaim the Unity of Allah. If the proclamation of the Kalimah Shahaadat and all its ramifications (i.e. the Laws, teachings, etc. attendant to this Declaration of Faith) is described as “controversy” then we are proud to be the perpetrators of such “controversy”. Remedying the ills of the community cannot be achieved by appeasement, sidestepping of issues and raising false slogans of unity. If there is no cure for the cancer, for the rot, then the affected part must be amputated. We pray that Allah Ta`ala grants us the ability, time, resoluteness and the courage to proclaim the HAQQ — the Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasalam) regardless of time remonstrations and the trumpeting of the enemies of the Sunnah. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has said:

“Whoever clings to my Sunnah at the time of my Ummah’s corruption, he will receive the reward of a hundred Martyrs.”

Question:

May Allah bless you for your efforts in the Khidmat of Deen. I have initiated a Project for the establishment of the Council of Female Islamic Scholars. I hereby assure you that this is not a council to undermine the Shariat nor to oppose the Male ulama. It is not to promote secularism nor feminism. The Council will consist of Alimat are graduates of authentic Islamic institutions testifying that they have studied the same classical works of the Mathaab as authorised by the Akabireen. They will inform females on issues related to females as contained in the Quran, Sunnah and Bookf of Fiqh. If Hazrat Saheb has any queries please do approach me directly on 0826919181. May Allah purify our hearts from Kibr, Ujb, Hubb e Jah and Hubb e Maal. Protect us from fitna and fasaad. Ameen.

Answer:

Females Islamic councils are not permissible. The role ordained by Allah Ta’ala for females is the home. It is not permissible for them to enter into the public domain. Concealment is Fardh for them. Knowledgeable females should teach women in their neighbourhood in concealment and without any publicity.