eBook: MJC, Karaan, & The Masaajid
- Full Book Title: MJC, Karaan, & The Masaajid
- Release Date: 9 Zul Qa’dah 1442 (20 June 2021)
- Publisher: Jamiatul Ulama Northern Cape
- Format: PDF
- File Size: 1.41MB
Allah Ta’ala states:
“Who is a greater oppressor than the one who prevents the Thikr of Allah in the Masaajid, and he strives (plots) in its destruction?”
(Surah Baqarah, Aayat 114)
Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:
“LAA ADWAA – There is no contagion.”
With the Fadhl of Allah Ta’ala, this treatise is a brief response to the MJC article entitled ‘COVID-19: THE SECOND WAVE’ dated 27 December 2020.
This letter was published a day before the government announced its Shaytaani so-called ban on ‘faith-based gatherings’. Whilst it appeared as if the Masaajid would be ‘closed’ again, a proper study revealed that the current regulations do not require the Masaajid to close.
Nevertheless, the MJC issued a ‘fatwa’ calling for the closure of the Masaajid. The closure of the Masaajid is undoubtedly an act of Kufr.
In the Tafseer of the Aayat 114 of Surah Baqarah, Imaam Raazi Rahmatullahi Alayh states: “Verily, the text of this Aayat demands that the one who strives to ruin the Masaajid is worse than a mushrik because Allah’s statement: ‘Who is a greater oppressor’, includes the mushrik.”
This is applicable to preventing just one Musalli from the Masjid! Now what should the Fatwa be regarding those who prevent not just one Musalli, but call for the Masaajid to be closed en masse, thus preventing the whole community (i.e. males) from the Masaajid? If preventing one male Musalli from the Masjid makes one worse than a Mushrik, then it should not be difficult to understand the ‘Akfarul Kaafireen’ title given to those who close the Masaajid. They are worse than the Kuffaar!
It is also clear that these Munaafiqs believe in the Kufr concepts of contagion which the Mushrikeen held during the time of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and which Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam explicitly rejected as Baatil. Hence, Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: LAA ADWAA – There is no contagion!
But, these MJC Munaafiqeen believe in contagion. Their behaviour portrays their fear for Maut (death). According to the Hadeeth, a plague is either a punishment or a medium for the attainment of Shahaadat (Martyrdom). For the evil ones it is an Athaab, and for the pious Mu’mineen it is Shahaadat.
If the MJC are Muslims, then why are they fearing death from the plague which warrants Shahaadat? Deep down their hearts, they regard the plague as an Athaab, hence all the Fatwas of Kufr which clearly depict their fear for dying and their encouragement to the masses to adopt measures which they hallucinate will evade Maut and ‘save lives’ (Sic!).
Although these Akfarul Kaafireen chaps have not mentioned any proofs in their so-called ‘fatwa’ (actually an article of Kufr), it has been published widely which is extremely misleading. Munaafiqeen as well as some Kuffaar are quoting this MJC-article in justification of the closure of the Masaajid.
Considering all of this, it is necessary to respond to these MJC Munaafiqeen. Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:
“This Ilm (of the Shariah) will be borne by the pious of every successive generation. They (the Ulama-e-Haqq) will drive away from it (this Shariah) the interpolations of the deviates, the falsehood of the false-mongers and the interpretations of the ignoramuses.” (Mishkaat)