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.


• 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]




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.”


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)


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.


 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


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)


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