MAKING A VOW TO DO MAWLID, MEAT OF PAGANS AND SELLING MUSHAFS TO UNBELIEVERS

Figure 1A: A green light bearing a resemblance to a large waffle utilised by some among the Muslims as a sort of religious symbol of Islam.

The following question was asked to the marja`:

What is the ruling on one who makes a vow to do mawlid?

The answer given by the marja`, Imam Wahbah az-Zuhayli, (d. 1436 AH), may Allah have mercy upon him, is as follows below:

Such a vow is not necessary to fulfill as the Mawlid is not a qurbah or means of gaining nearness to Allah in the Revealed Law.

Taken from Fatawa Al-`Asr fil-`Ibadat wal-Mu`amalat wa Haajat in-Nasi wa-Stiftaratihim, fatwa no.537

 

Figure 1A: Some Muslims fall into this trap regarding their food.

The following question was asked to the marja`:

What is the ruling on the slaughtered meat of the communists, idol worshippers, Buddhists and some of the people of India?

The answer given by the marja`, Imam Wahbah az-Zuhayli, (d. 1436 AH), may Allah have mercy upon him, is as follows below:

Such meat is not to be eaten. In the lands of Russia, Buddhist countries and idol worshipping lands, nothing should be eaten except fish when halal meat is not available; it is permitted to consume the slaughtered meat of the Jews and Christians.

Taken from Fatawa Al-`Asr fil-`Ibadat wal-Mu`amalat wa Haajat in-Nasi wa-Stiftaratihim, fatwa no.555

 

The Qur’an in complete Arabic (known as the mushaf) is never to be handed over to an unbeliever although a translation into the vernacular is permitted.

The following question was asked to the marja`:

Is it permitted to sell the full Arabic Qur’an to Jews and Christians for the intent of guidance?

The answer given by the marja`, Imam Wahbah az-Zuhayli, (d. 1436 AH), may Allah have mercy upon him, is as follows below:

No, it is not permissible to sell the Arabic Qur’an to the Jew or Christian with the intent of guidance or other than that as such a one does not have the outward respect for it and we must not turn the Qur’an over to a situation in which it will be neglected or disrespected.

Taken from Fatawa Al-`Asr fil-`Ibadat wal-Mu`amalat wa Haajat in-Nasi wa-Stiftaratihim, fatwa no.514

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