A REBUTTAL – OF THE BAATIL ARGUMENTS OF TAHA KARAAN – IN THE FORM OF TRACTS
“No person will die except at the appointed time with the command of Allah.”
CHAPTER ONE – CONTAGION
Karaan presented a ‘Chapter One’ entitled ‘Contagion’ wherein he mentioned five Ahaadeeth to ‘prove’ the contagiousness of diseases. In short, he has failed to prove his contagion theory – a belief of Jaahiliyyah which was explicitly negated by Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam.
- There are two very important facts here:Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam explicitly negated the theory of contagion with the beautiful words: LAA ADWAA (There is no contagion). If diseases were contagious, then Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam would have not said LAA ADWAA. All the contagionists who have attempted to refute or water down the Fatwa of LAA ADWAA, have miserably failed as will be explained further on in this treatise.
- Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam explicitly stated that contagion is a belief of jaahiliyyah which ‘people’ will not abandon. Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Four things of Jaahiliyyah will remain in my Ummah: (1) People will not abstain from taunting on the basis of lineage (i.e. racialism). (2) Wailing (on the occasion of someone’s death). (3) Rain caused by the moon (4) The belief of contagion.”
Now if contagion was a valid belief as how Karaan has put it forward, then why did Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam declare it as being a theory of the people of Jaahiliyyah. Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam even goes further to explain that these four incorrect beliefs will remain in his Ummah. Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam explicitly stated that people will not abandon these beliefs of Jaahiliyyah. And there you have it. Karaan has not just adopted this satanic belief of contagion, he is also attempting to defend the Jaahili theory of contagion which is a fundamental belief of the atheists and the medical Murtaddeen.
There are several more Ahaadeeth which explicitly negate contagion. Nevertheless, the above two Ahaadeeth sufficiently refute the contagionists. Whilst Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam explicitly and outrightly negated contagion as mentioned in the first point, Taha Karaan believes in contagion. The second point is easily understood in our time as Karaan has adopted a belief of jaahiliyyah – a belief which according to him would be a basis for the permissibility of all the Shaytaani protocols! Instead of Karaan abandoning the ‘contagion’ view, he adopts it and brings himself within the scope of those people whom Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam had criticized for not abandoning a belief of Jaahiliyyah.
It is also important to note that Nabi Sallallahu alayhi Wasallam placed the belief of Adwaa amongst other incorrect practices such as taunting on the basis of lineage, the misconception that rain is caused by the moon and wailing on the occasion of someone’s death. It is thus silly to claim that the contagion theory is valid and other superstitious notions are invalid when all these superstitious beliefs have been placed in one bracket, ie. all of them are from the beliefs of the people of Jaahiliyyah!
HADEETH NO: 1 – LAA ADWAA (THERE IS NO CONTAGION)
The Hadeeth under discussion is as follows:
“Hadhrat Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu narrated that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: ‘There is no adwaa (contagion), no tiyarah (bad omens), and no haammah (owls bringing bad luck), and no Safar (the month of Safar being a month of ill-fortune). Flee from the leper as you would flee from the lion.” (Bukhaari)
Before responding to Karaan, Take note of the following points:
1. The very first words of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam quoted by Karaan refute the entire book of the deviate. Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam explicitly and clearly says: ‘LAA ADWAA’ – There is no contagion! Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam negates that disease is contagious. According to Karaan, people who are ill will infect those who are not ill. But, according to Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, it is the direct opposite! This sufficiently refutes all the satanic protocols.
2. Besides the LAA ADWAA Hadith, Imaam Tahaawi Rahimahullah narrates the following Hadeeth:
لا يُعدي سقيم صحيحًا
Translation: Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “A sick person does not infect a healthy person.”
This authentic Hadeeth is even more explicit than the LAA ADWAA Hadeeth. Imaam Tahaawi has presented this Hadeeth amongst many others to refute the contagionists. The Hadeeth is undoubtedly authentic in terms of the Usool of Hadeeth as Imaam Tahaawi is a Mujtahid and the principle is clear: ‘The istidlaal of a Mujtahid from a Hadeeth, proves that the Hadeeth is saheeh (authentic) according to him.’ In other words, when a Mujtahid adduces a Hadeeth as proof for his view, then the relevant Hadeeth is authentic according to that Mujtahid!
This authentic Hadeeth is indeed a hard blow to Karaan’s head. It is indeed contumacious and smacks of Kufr for anyone who is aware of the above Hadeeth to say that a sick person can or may infect a healthy person when Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam explicitly says the opposite. The contagionists should hang their heads in shame.
3. Several Ahaadeeth which negate contagion are ‘sareeh’ (explicit). On the contrary, there is not a single Hadeeth which is sareeh (explicit) in lending even a shred of support for the contagion concept. All those who have attempted to prove the validity of the contagion myth, have relied on ‘interpretations’ of the Ahaadeeth.
But, not a single contagionist has been able to establish the contagion theory with Nass (explicit Hadeeth)! In the face of Nass which explicitly negates contagion, the ‘interpretations’ to bolster the jaahili concept of contagion, especially in our current era, belong to the realm of oblivion – thus flawed. There is simply no Nass which proves the contagion ideology, except that some have resorted to interpretations of some seemingly contradictory Ahaadeeth to eke out some basis for the Jaahili concept of contagion.
It is indeed unintelligent to misinterpret the noble Ahaadeeth of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam to ‘defend’ a concept which was explicitly negated by Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, verbally and practically. Verbally, in addition to several different Ahaadeeth which explicitly refute contagion, Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam unequivocally issued the Fatwa of Laa Adwaa – there is no contagious disease! Practically, Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam ate with a leper. Imaam Tahaawi has narrated this Hadeeth which proves its authenticity without doubt.
4. If there is any Hadeeth which apparently implies that diseases or some diseases are possibly contagious, then the intelligent solution is not to utilize those Ahaadeeth to refute the explicit LAA ADWAA Fatwa of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. There are many reasons for this. Here are some reasons:
- If disease is contagious in general terms, then Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam would have not issued the LAA ADWAA Fatwa.
- If some diseases are contagious, then why did Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam explicitly negate the contagiousness of diseases in general terms? Why did Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam eat with the leper?
- Many Sahaabah have narrated the LAA ADWAA Hadeeth. The attitude of the Sahaabah Radhiyallahu Anhum outrightly refutes the contagion theory. Their attitude with regards to lepers and plagues is loud testimony that they did not believe in contagion! They practically demonstrated LAA ADWAA!
The correct methodology is that all the Ahaadeeth (which are apparently in conflict with the innumerable Nusoos which reject contagion) should be ‘interpreted’ to conform to the LAA ADWAA Fatwa of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. The other way around does not make sense, in view of the facts mentioned in this treatise.
5. If diseases were contagious, then why did Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam not issue specific guidelines on this matter related to Salaat, Janaazah, etc.? The issue of contagiousness and plagues did exist in the time of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, hence the Ahaadeeth on these topics. Contagion and plagues are not recent developments peculiar to the Covid plandemic! But, there is not a single Hadeeth which proves that Salaat has to be performed differently due to plagues! However, there are solid Nusoos to reject the contagion theory. The assumed ‘contagiousness’ of diseases never brought any change to any of the Ahkaam of the Shariah. Rather, the Shariah rejects the jaahili belief of contagion.
6. In his entire compendium of chicanery entitled ‘fleeing from fate to fate’, Karaan has miserably failed to answer these valid facts. Instead, he resorts to diversionary tactics. In simple terms, he has fled from the Haq! It is clear that he is ‘using’ the contagion theory to justify the Shaytaani protocols.
7. The contagionists have attempted to justify their contagion theory with Ahaadeeth such as ‘flee from the leper like one would flee from the lion’. It has to be asked, how did Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and the Sahaabah Radhiyallahu Anhum ‘flee’ from the leper? Why did they not ‘flee’ from lepers?
The plague of Amwaas is indeed a clear example of the Sahaabah Radhiyallahu Anhum not fleeing from anyone. On the contrary, they practically demonstrated that they do not believe in the superstitious beliefs of contagion which Karaan and his ilk are promoting.
Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam even ate with a leper. Innumerable Ulama including Haafidh Ibn Hajar Asqalaani Ash-Shaafi’ee Rahimahullah has declared this Hadeeth to be authentic. So, there was no ‘fleeing’ from the leper which could prove the contagion theory. Afterall, Karaan has introduced the issue of ‘harm’ in his booklet to which a detailed response will be issued Insha Allah. It suffices to say here that if mixing with a leper was an issue of harming oneself in the meaning of contagion, then Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam would have not eaten with the leper. The best way is to reconcile the non-explicit seemingly contradictory Hadeeth to conform to LAA ADWAA. Insha Allah, in the next instalment, a refutation of Karaan’s arguments pertaining to ‘fleeing from the leper’ will be published.
“We fling the Haqq on Baatil. Then it smashes its (i.e. Baatil’s) brains out. Then suddenly it vanishes.” (Surah Ambiyaa, Aayat 18)
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)
A REFUTATION OF ALL KARAAN’S ARGUMENTS WILL INSHA ALLAH BE PUBLISHED. BE WARY OF THIS MUDHIL DESTROYING THE IMAAN OF THE MASSES.
To be continued Insha Allah…