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Friday Freaky Fatwa--5 prayers, dead kafurs and salamanders

A Muslim asks a scholar

I read in the Qur’aan that a man should pray three times: before sunrise, after sunset and in the middle of the day. So why do we pray five times? I hope that you will not give me the story that 50,000 prayers were enjoined then it was reduced to five. I want a convincing answer.

And the scholar replies

Praise be to Allah.

What is mentioned in the question about the number of prayers is mistaken. It was 50 then it was altered to 5 prayers, as a favour from the Lord of the Worlds to the Muslims.
But it’s not in the Quran.   Remember, he said this.."I hope that you will not give me the story that 50,000 prayers were enjoined then it was reduced to five. I want a convincing answer.

The rules of sharia may be divided into two categories:
Dumb and dumber

those which may be understood on a rational basis; and those which are purely worship, the wisdom behind which is concealed from us and is not mentioned in either the Qur’aan or the Sunnah.
That’s what I said.
I hope that you will not give me the story that 50,000 prayers were enjoined then it was reduced to five. I want a convincing answer.

Examples of the first include: the prohibition on alcohol and gambling. Allah has told us the reason why they are forbidden, which is:
5:91 “Satan wants only to excite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah and from the prayer. So, will you not then abstain?”
Of course you should abstain from gambling or drinking before prayer. You might fall over when making your moves. But abstain is not the same as forbidden. In fact, the forbidden list is quite clear as it always uses the word forbidden.

Examples of the second kind include offering Zuhr prayer when the sun has passed its zenith, circumambulating the Ka’bah with it on one's left (i.e., anticlockwise), the nisaab of gold being a quarter of ten percent; Maghrib prayer being three rak’ahs, and many other such rulings.
Which were all made up by false prophets, the hadith writers.

What is mentioned in the question falls into this second category, which is things for which we do not know the reason from the Qur’aan or Sunnah, so we have to submit to the command of Allaah. This applies to all such rulings.
Which is a lie. The Quran is very clear on prayer. Morning and evening. You can do a nooner if you have a special request.
And you can pray sitting, standing or on a camel. That’s what the Quran says. Whatever the Quran does not cover should not be license for others to make man made (very bad) laws.  
The Quran is more concerned with prayer not how to pray.  And you will not find one aya in the Quran that clearly says 5 prayers.  You will find many that say pray twice.  I have a blog all about it, as well as what is on the forbidden list.

The Muslim has to accept the things for which Allah has not explained the reason, and say as the believers say: “We hear and we obey.” He should not be like the Children of Israel who said: “We hear but we disobey.”
I like mine better
9:107 And there are those who put up a mosque by way of mischief and infidelity - to disunite the Believers...'. They will indeed swear that their intention is nothing but good; But Allah doth declare that they are certainly liars
Ditto that

Accepting what Allah says: 21:23 “Allah cannot be questioned as to what He does, while they will be questioned”
Will you follow a loser to hellfire?  And I hope you've noticed that the scholar can not post a single verse/aya to prove the 5 prayer?  But they're not done trying to convince him of a lie....

With regard to understanding the reasons why things have been prescribed, we may divide the issues into two categories:
Such rulings are the majority of those that Allah has prescribed, such as enjoining prayer, zakaah, fasting and Hajj in general, and such as enjoining the mahr (dowry) in marriage, ‘iddah (waiting period) following divorce or widowhood, spending on one’s wife, children and relatives, divorce when married life becomes unbearable, and many other such issues of fiqh.
That’s right and it’s all clearly stated without doubt.  The Quran also says; this religion is not to be a burden to you.

Ruling which are enjoined on us as a kind of pure worship. These are rulings in which the connection between the ruling and the action is not clear, such as the number of prayers, the number of rak’ahs and most of the actions of Hajj. By the mercy of Allah, such rulings are few in relation to the rulings the wisdom behind which may be rationally understood. These rulings are prescribed as a test to demonstrate whether a person is a true believer. It should also be noted that sharia – both general principles and minor details – does not prescribe anything that contradict common sense,
Nope, it only contradicts and over-rides the Quran which is called shirk and shirk is the worst sin possible.  These scholars are wrong so often...maybe they're the JinnYeah, that's it, they're Jinn and they're not done.

The one who rebels against the rulings of Allah that have to do with rituals is like a sick person who goes to a trustworthy doctor who prescribes various kinds of medicine for him, some to be taken before eating, some to be taken during the meal and some to be taken afterwards, in various amounts, and he says to the doctor: I will not take your medicine until you explain to me the reason why this one should be taken before eating and this one afterwards, and this one during the meal, and why are they are varying amounts, some small and some big? Does this patient really trust his doctor?
This person is a proactive patient and all questions should be answered.  There's an obvious benefit for the religious rulers in telling believers not to question authority.  But thanks to the internet, that dog has barked already.

How many rulings are there, the reason for which has been concealed from us in the past, then we discovered that there is great wisdom behind them? The reason why pork is forbidden was unknown to many people, then we found out that it carries germs and disease and other bad things, and Allah wanted to protect the Muslim society against them (acutally, G-d wanted to protect the Jews from pork, Muslims were just last to get the memo). The same may be said concerning the command to wash vessels that have been licked by a dog seven times, one of which should be with earth.
Ha, that one always cracks me up!
What if the dog only licks the plate 6 times? What if you weren’t there to see when he started? So stupid. It’s why it’s not in the Quran.  Btw, Abu Hurraria like cats.  But cats are not mentioned in the Quran, dogs are.  Allah is cool on dogs.

And Allah knows best
And the poor questioner never did get an honest answer. As far as convincing...fail.

A Muslim asks a scholar

I am a young man from Spain. A company has called me to work for them, and the work involves transporting the deceased from the hospital (i.e., from the mortuary) to the church, then to the graveyard. I only work in transporting them from one place to another; I do not handle the deceased in any way. Is this halaal or haraam?

And the scholar replies

Praise be to Allaah.

It is not permissible to transport deceased kaafirs to the church, just as it is not permissible to transport their living ones to the church either, because that is helping them in disobedience. The church is the place of falsehood and associating others with Allah, may He be exalted, and if the deceased is taken there, some rituals of kufr will be performed over him that are based on deifying and worshipping ‘Jesus’ (peace be upon him). Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):
5:2 “Help you one another in virtue, righteousness and piety; but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment”
The Quran also says not to put one prophet above another, so where does that leave Muhammad in your prayer? Hypocrites.

In al-Mudawwanah (4/150) it says: Maalik said: He should not rent or sell his house to someone who will take it as a church, and he should not rent his mount to someone who will ride it to the church. End quote.
Open quote. Was Maalik a prophet? Are believers allowed to follow anyone who says anything?  If that's true, then I say bullshit.  Follow that, ok.

With regard to carrying or transporting the kaafir to the graveyard, there is a difference of opinion among the fuqaha’. The Hanafis regard it as permissible to be employed in doing that.
A Christian believes in one God. This should not even be an issue..unless the scholars are wanting to cause mischief? To the hellfire!!

It says in Badaa’i‘ al-Sanaa’i‘ (4/190): It is permissible to be employed to transport the deceased kaafir to the graveyard, because it is a dead body and its harm should be removed from the people like all other impure things.
But it is not permissible, in their view, to transport it from one land to another, because the basic principle is that it is not permissible to transport corpses; rather a concession is granted allowing moving them because it is a case of necessity and it is essential to remove their harm, but it is not essential to move them from one land to another, so the basic principle that it is haraam remains in effect.
What do you think motivates these scholars into getting Muslims to hate?  What do you think they get out of it?

It is haraam for a Muslim to wash a kaafir, and to carry him, shroud him or follow his bier, just as it is also haraam to offer the funeral prayer for him, because Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
60:13 “Take not as friends the people who incurred the Wrath of Allah”
hmmm....and how would anyone know who pissed off Allah?

It should be noted that there are many ways of earning a living and that if a person gives up something for the sake of Allah, Allah will compensate him with something better than it. So look for permissible work and you will find it, in sha Allah.
In other words, the scholar doesn’t mind if you starve…and good luck.

A Muslim asks a scholar

Is it correct to kill salamanders by hand? Is it proven that there is reward for killing them?

And the scholar replies

Praise be to Allah.

Killing salamanders is prescribed because there is a great deal of evidence to that effect.  It should be done with a tool or implement, etc. There is nothing in the reports to specify that they should be killed by hand or to encourage killing them by hand. I do not think that this is correct and there is no report to this effect. That is alien to Islamic teaching and good characteristics.

In al-Saheehayn and elsewhere it is narrated via Sa’eed ibn al-Musayyib that Um Shareek told him that the Prophet told her to kill salamanders. According to the report narrated by al-Bukhaari, he said: “It (the salamander) used to blow on Ibraaheem, peace be upon him.”
Lol, just getting the visual on that cracks me up!

In Saheeh Muslim it is narrated via ‘Abd al-Razzaaq, Mu’ammar told us from al-Zuhri from ‘Aamir ibn Sa’d from his father that the Prophet said enjoined the killing of salamanders and called them mischief doers.
So funny!! I would never have thought a salamander would be a mischief doer.

Killing salamanders with one blow brings more reward than killing them with two blows. This was narrated in Saheeh Muslim via Khaalid ibn ‘Abd-Allaah from Suhayl ibn Abi Saalih from his father from Abu Hurayrah, that the Prophet said: “Whoever kills a salamander with one blow will have such and such hasanah (good deeds); whoever kills it with the second blow will have such and such hasanah, less than the first; and whoever kills it with three blows will have such and such hasanah – less that the second.”
Salamanders are not even mentioned in the Quran.  But it goes to show how far stupid these scholars will go.

Ibn Maajah narrated in his Sunan from Saa’ibah the slave woman of al-Faakih ibn al-Mugheerah that she entered upon ‘Aa’ishah and saw a spear sitting there in her house. She said, “O Mother of the Believers, what do you do with this?” She said, “We kill these salamanders with it, because the Prophet told us that when Ibraaheem was thrown into the fire, there was no animal on earth but it tried to extinguish the fire, except for the salamander, which was blowing on the fire (to keep it burning). So the Messenger of Allaah commanded that they should be killed.”

Sunan Ibn Maajah, 3222. He said in al-Zawaa’id, the isnaad of ‘Aa’ishah’s hadeeth is saheeh, its men are thiqaat (trustworthy)

Really? Then how about this one from the trusted Bukhari?

Narrated Aisha

The Prophet called the salamander, a mischief-doer. I have not heard him ordering that it should be killed. Sad bin Waqqas claims that the Prophet ordered that it should be killed
Bad Sad!

Narrated 'Aisha the wife of the Prophet

Allah's Apostle called the salamander a bad animal, but I did not hear him ordering it to be killed."
Best answer,  leave it t.f. alone.

Interesting stuff rom wiki:

Numerous legends have developed around the salamander over the centuries, many related to fire. This connection likely originates from the tendency of many salamanders to dwell inside rotting logs. When placed into a fire, the salamander would attempt to escape from the log, lending to the belief that salamanders were created from flames — a belief that gave the creature its name

Associations of the salamander with fire appear in the writings of Aristotle, Pliny, the Talmud and others.

And the point is, following the scholars has not helped any of your religiously ruled countries.  It's time to get busy.  You could be rolling in the deep.  Seriously, there was a time when you could of had it all, don't blow it this time.

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