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Fridays Freaky Fatwa--Why many Muslims are poor

A Muslim asks a scholar

I embraced Islam about half a year ago. I'm very happy with all the changes in my life, that occured after having reverted, but I haven't been "registered" yet officially as a muslim. As I want to be a teacher on day, there is a big problem I face: Germany is not very tolerant towards muslim teachers, thus, it is very unlikely for me to get a job one day. I want to ask you now, if it is possible to hide my muslim faith, until I have my job? Can I practice it in private without telling it any governmental authorities?

And the scholar replies

We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, (who studied in Saudi arabic and died in 2001) who answered as follows:
He does not have to tell them about his being Muslim, and there is nothing wrong with him concealing his religion if he is afraid for himself.

And Allaah knows best

But that’s not what Allah says.  The Quran is clear; you can only lie about your faith if your life is in danger.  Will this guy’s life be in danger if he can’t work in Germany as a teacher?  No.  Will his life be in danger if he tells the truth?  Not likely.  So why does this scholar give him permission to lie?
No wonder non Muslims believe that Muslims can lie for whatever they want….and it may explain why Germany is not very tolerant towards Muslims.  Even dead scholars cause problems

A Muslim asks a different scholar about lying

What is the importance of being truthful, both in personal and business relationships, in Islam? Is lying ever considered and "acceptable" action?

And the scholar replies

Praise be to God.
Being truthful means speaking the truth and also saying things that reflect reality.
Being truthful is one of the necessities of a human society, one of the virtues of human behaviour, and brings great benefits, whilst lying is one of the major elements of corruption in human society, and the cause of the destruction of social structure and ties, one of the most evil features of bad conduct, and causes widespread harm. Hence Islam commanded truthfulness and forbade lying.
The Quran says; 9:119:“O you who believe! Be afraid of God, and be with those who are true in word and deeds.”
I’m thinking Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen wasn’t a real believer.

“The Messenger of Allah said: ‘You must be truthful, for truthfulness leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to Paradise. A man will keep speaking the truth and striving to speak the truth until he will be recorded with Allah as a speaker of the truth. Beware of telling lies, for lying leads to immorality and immorality leads to Hellfire. A man will keep telling lies and striving to tell lies until he is recorded with Allah as a liar.”
So which scholar is a liar?

A Muslim asks a scholar

I have been offered a job in the Saudi Investment Bank as manager of sales (personal loans), for more than double the salary and benefits of my present job. After asking, it became clear that all the loans are supervised by a sharia council. I hope that you could advise us as to what you think, based on your knowledge.

And the scholar replies

Praise be to Allaah.
We do not have any information about the system used in the bank mentioned. We have come across a question directed to Dr. Muhammad al-‘Usaymi (a dr. who didn’t know the difference between interest rates and usury.  Maybe if he had studied Hebrew he would know that riba means usury, charging excessive interest, derived from the Hebrew word ribbet—but he didn’t, so he’s going to give bad information) about the ruling on working in the Saudi Bank in Branch Administration, and which banks is it permissible to work in?
He replied: Rather this bank is riba (usury) -based, and it has an Islamic service. It is not permissible for you to work except in that which has a connection to the Islamic service, with the stipulation that you must adhere to the statements of the sharia council. May Allah help and guide you. End quote from the shaykh’s website
Usury and interest are not the same thing.And the questioner does clearly say that the loans are supervised by a Sharia council.I think that before one is declared to be a scholar they should be tested on their reading skills.  This one fails.

A Muslim asks a scholar

I am a young man with a beard and I am trying to fear Allah and do my duty to Him as much as I can. I graduated from the college of engineering a few years ago, then I started to look for work, but job opportunities in my country are very few, and even where they exist the financial income is very little.
Allah helped me to find a job in a foreign petroleum company which does not require shaving the beard, and there are workers and technicians with beards there, praise be to Allah.

But the nature of my job will be in the petroleum fields themselves, and it is when known that during drilling there may be an emission of a poisonous gas called H2S, which requires wearing a gas mask which will not adhere firmly to the face because of the hair of the beard.

I checked that out for myself by asking other foreign companies over the internet, and they replied that there is no gas mask that will work over a beard. What is your opinion 

I repeat that the company does not forbid beards at all, and this applies only in the petroleum fields in order to protect lives.

And the scholar replies

Praise be to themselves.
Firstly: ….remember, whenever they start with firstly, they have nothing

The command (command?  There is NOTHING in the Quran that commands beards) to let the beard grow is narrated in many authentic hadith which were narrated from the Prophet, which indicates that it is obligatory to let the beard grow and it is haraam to shave it.  And what?  Did a goat eat the beard rule?  We know from a fatwa a few weeks ago that the scholars believe that a woman has to breastfeed a male 10 before he becomes un-marriage-able and that rule got lost, and we know the law on stoning adulterers was eaten by a goat.  Let’s just say that all those lost rules were Allah’s will but the command that you are not allowed to forbid what Allah/Quran---Still Stands!!

Secondly……hmm….I wasn’t impressed with firstly

It is part of the tolerant nature of Islam that it permits one to do something that is haraam and to omit obligatory duties if there is a valid excuse for doing so, as in cases of necessity and urgent need – such as eating dead meat when forced to do so, or a woman being treated by a male doctor when necessary. The matter is subject to Sharia guidelines and should not go any further than is necessary.
Translation; the Quran is not complete and these scholars can make up any rule that suits them. Also, these scholars have absolutely no regard for the harm they cause when they issue these ridiculous rulings. No wonder so many of the believers are messed up

Thirdly:….really?  They really a thirdly?
The Muslim must strive to meet his needs without committing forbidden actions as much as possible. If he cannot do that except by committing a forbidden action, it is permissible for him to do it in that case.
Dude!  Tell the truth!  It is not forbidden to shave!

Based on the above, you should strive to do the following:
Quit reading their stupid fatwas!

1 – Look for a gas mask that can be worn with a beard. Some companies have made gas masks for religiously-committed Jews with beards who work for airline companies.
That’s an interesting answer!  Do what the Jews do!  Forget about all that fatwas that cite the Hadith that says…if you imitate one you become one of them.  Pffft…hypocrites.
2 – Look for another job which does not require you to commit any forbidden actions, even if that job is in another country.
Naw, just do what the Jews do.

3 – Try to create your own work by doing business and the like.
That option does not make sense.  The questioner really believes that Allah found him this well paying job.  Obviously the scholar doesn’t believe that.  And he continues…

If you cannot do any of these things, then there is no sin on you, in sha Allah, if you shave your beard, so long as you shorten it only as much as is necessary; if you can manage to simply shorten it, then it not permissible for you to shave it off, and so on.
Hmm…sin is a Hebrew word.  It means mistake/misstep.  Is it a sin to make a mistake/misstep?  Just asking.

Undoubtedly if a person fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him as much as he can, Allah will suffice him and grant him a way out, as Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): 65:2-3 “And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out from every difficulty And He will provide him from sources he never could imagine”
Seems that IS what Allah did.  But the scholar wants the questioner to believe.. if Allah finds you a job, be suspicious of Allah’s intentions…?  Ok.

It is my scholarly opinion that Muslim poverty can be blamed on these scholars who seem to believe that Muslims can’t be trusted and, that all Muslims are stupid and should remain that way.

The Quran warns against them!

31:6  But among men there is many a one that prefers a mere play with words, so as to lead those without knowledge astray from the path of God, and to turn it to ridicule: for such there is shameful suffering in store.
Remember that!

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