Monthly Archives: May 2013
Volume 3, Book 29, Number 52:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radiallaahu `anhu):
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “It is not sinful of a Muhrim to kill five kinds of animals.”
Volume 3, Book 29, Number 53:
One of the wives of the Prophet narrated:
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “A Muhrim can kill (five kinds of animals.)”
Volume 3, Book 29, Number 54:
Narrated Hafsa (radiallaahu `anhaa):
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “It is not sinful (of a Muhrim) to kill five kinds of animals, namely: the crow, the kite, the mouse, the scorpion and the rabid dog.”
Volume 3, Book 29, Number 55:
Narrated Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa):
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Five kinds of animals are harmful and could be killed in the Haram (Sanctuary). These are: the crow, the kite, the scorpion, the mouse and the rabid dog.”
Al-Qaasim ibn Muhammad said: I heard ‘Aa’ishah, the wife of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), say: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say:
“There are four things which are faasiq (corrupt) and may be killed at all times, whether one is in a state of ihraam [for Hajj and ‘Umrah] or not: kites, crows, mice/rats and mad dogs.”
Narrated by Muslim, 1198.
Ibn ‘Abbaas said: a mouse (or rat) came and started dragging the wick (of the lamp). It threw it in front of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), onto the mat on which he was sitting, and it burnt a hole the size of a dirham. He said, “When you go to sleep, extinguish your lamps, for the Shaytaan will tell creatures like this to do something like this so that you will be burned.” Narrated by Abu Dawood, 5427.
The mice or rats that may live in people’s houses are among the harmful creatures or vermin (fuwaysiqah) which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded us to kill in all situations, whether we are in ihraam or not. The root of the word fuwaysiqah (fasaqa) means to deviate from the right way and to do harm; hence a sinner is described as “faasiq”, and these animals are called fawaasiq, as a metaphor for their evil nature; or it was said that it is because it is not haraam to kill them, whether one is in ihraam or not, for they have no sanctity or protection in any circumstances.
Read more on killing rats and mice, and an interesting comment on the Mickey Mouse here. :P
So I was about to go to sleep and tell my friends to wake me up at Fajr when the electricity went. This doesn’t happen usually at GIKI so most of us came out of the rooms. I turned off the light and fan switches, wore my sandals, turned the torch on in my awesome Nokia mobile having a torch that works, picked up a packet of Catty Chins (Cheese) by Super Crisp (man they’re yummy) and went out of my room.
I sat for a while outside on the hostel stairs looking towards the sky (crazy about stargazing). It was quite dark and it seemed really nice, so calm and serene. And I thought to myself that what would it like be at the time of the Prophet (SallAllaahu Alaiyhi Wasallam)? They would have this peace everyday. No pollution, clear sky, no internet to keep them distracted, all connected to nature you know. It must have been amazing. So I finished my snack and went to the mosque. There was no one there at that time. After a while a junior came and we talked a bit and the Azaan started in different mosques around us. So we decided since the guy who usually gives it is not here yet we should go ahead. So for the first time in 4 years of my stay in GIKI, I gave the Azaan. It felt good Alhamdulillah except for the fact that there was no electricity!
Anyway, I lied down there for a while and that guy went out. I could feel that there were mosquitoes gathering around me. I started feeling itchy and knew they were biting. Then the light came and I saw them close to me. First my expression was:
And I then I saw 3-4 sitting on my foot and I’m like
But I realized they must be a lot so I stood up and to no surprise there were quite a lot roaming around me. So I ran like crazy (not literally of course)…
After Namaz now I came back to my room and started counting the red spots that I could see on my hands and feet. To my surprise I have 67 (THREE LESS THAN SEVENTY) mosquito bites on my hands and feet alone (these are the ones I can see and count). Wonder what they did to the rest of me.
But there was only one conclusion this could lead to…. THEY LOVE ME!
Now I better get ready to leave for Rawalpindi. But first, gotta have those parathay…
Have a blessed day. Assalam u alaikum :)
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas (radiallaahu `anhu):
From As-Sa’b bin Jath-thama Al-Laithi that the latter presented an onager to Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) while he was at Al-Abwa’ or at Waddan, and he refused it. On noticing the signs of some unpleasant feeling of disappointment on his (As-Sab’s) face, the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said to him, “I have only returned it because I am Muhrim.”
Apparently there’s ikhtilaaf (difference) between today’s hadith and yesterday’s post. And due to this ikhtilaaf, scholars have also differed in their opinions regarding the ruling for a muhrim eating game. One group says a muhrim is allowed to eat game because of Abu Qatada’s hadith, and the other group says a muhrim must not eat game because of the above hadith and this ayah:
..forbidden is (the pursuit of) land-game as long as you are in a state of Ihram (for Hajj or ‘Umrah). [5:96]
The correct and balanced opinion, that of most scholars (including Imaam Maalik, Shafi`i and Ahmad etc.), is that a muhrim is allowed to eat the game that was not hunted for him specifically. But the game that was hunted for him, as it was done in the above mentioned hadith, he cannot eat it, nor accept it.
If it so happens that someone offers you something that’s forbidden in Ihraam while you’re in Ihraam, you may refuse them politely, saying something like “a muhrim is not allowed to have such-and-such”. Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) refused politely as well, and when he saw the person getting disappointed, he told him the reason. Remember, accepting something that’s forbidden in Ihraam while you’re in Ihraam for the fear of offending the other person is not allowed. Fear disobeying Allah more.
Kitaab Jazaa’u-s-Sayd [Book of Penalty of Hunting While on Pilgrimage] starts today..
Vocabulary related to this particular book:
Game is any animal hunted for food.
Onager is also known as the Asian wild ass.
Killing game (hunting) is forbidden in Ihraam, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“O you who believe! Kill not the game while you are in a state of Ihraam [for Hajj or ‘Umrah (pilgrimage)]”
In the following narrations, Abu Qatada (radiallaahu `anhu)’s story is mentioned, when he was travelling with the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) to Makkah in the year of Hudaibiyah. Some companions had assumed Ihraam while others had not, and Abu Qatada (radiallaahu `anhu) was one of the latter. Read on for details.
Volume 3, Book 29, Number 47:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abu Qatada:
My father set out (for Mecca) in the year of Al-Hudaibiya, and his companions assumed Ihram, but he did not. At that time the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) was informed that an enemy wanted to attack him, so the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) proceeded onwards. While my father was among his companions, some of them laughed among themselves. (My father said), “I looked up and saw an onager. I attacked, stabbed and caught it. I then sought my companions’ help but they refused to help me. (Later) we all ate its meat. We were afraid that we might be left behind (separated) from the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) so I went in search of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) and made my horse to run at a galloping speed at times and let it go slow at an ordinary speed at other times till I met a man from the tribe of Bani Ghifar at midnight. I asked him, “Where did you leave the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)?” He replied, “I left him at Ta’hun and he had the intention of having the midday rest at As-Suqya. I followed the trace and joined the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) and said, ‘O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)! Your people (companions) send you their compliments, and (ask for) Allah’s Blessings upon you. They are afraid lest they may be left behind; so please wait for them.’ I added, ‘O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)! I hunted an onager and some of its meat is with me. The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) told the people to eat it though all of them were in the state of Ihram.”
Volume 3, Book 29, Number 48:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abu Qatada:
That his father said “We proceeded with the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) in the year of Al-Hudaibiya and his companions assumed Ihram but I did not. We were informed that some enemies were at Ghaiqa and so we went on towards them. My companions saw an onager and some of them started laughing among themselves. I looked and saw it. I chased it with my horse and stabbed and caught it. I wanted some help from my companions but they refused. (I slaughtered it all alone). We all ate from it (i.e. its meat). Then I followed Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) lest we should be left behind. At times I urged my horse to run at a galloping speed and at other times at an ordinary slow speed. On the way I met a man from the tribe of Bani Ghifar at midnight. I asked him where he had left Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam). The man replied that he had left the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) at a place called Ta’hun and he had the intention of having the midday rest at As-Suqya. So, I followed Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) till I reached him and said, “O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)! I have been sent by my companions who send you their greetings and compliments and ask for Allah’s Mercy and Blessings upon you. They were afraid lest the enemy might intervene between you and them; so please wait for them.” So he did. Then I said, “O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)! We have hunted an onager and have some of it (i.e. its meat) left over.” Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) told his companions to eat the meat although all of them were in a state of Ihram.”
Volume 3, Book 29, Number 49:
Narrated Abu Qatada (radiallaahu `anhu):
We were in the company of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) at a place called Al-Qaha (which is at a distance of three stages of journey from Medina). Abu Qatada (radiallaahu `anhu) narrated through another group of narrators: We were in the company of the Prophet at a place called Al-Qaha and some of us had assumed Ihram while the others had not. I noticed that some of my companions were watching something, so I looked up and saw an onager. (I rode my horse and took the spear and whip) but my whip fell down (and I asked them to pick it up for me) but they said, “We will not help you by any means as we are in a state of Ihram.” So, I picked up the whip myself and attacked the onager from behind a hillock and slaughtered it and brought it to my companions. Some of them said, “Eat it.” While some others said, “Do not eat it.” So, I went to the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) who was ahead of us and asked him about it, He replied, “Eat it as it is Halal (i.e. it is legal to eat it).”
Volume 3, Book 29, Number 50:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abu Qatada:
That his father had told him that Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) set out for Hajj and so did his companions. He sent a batch of his companions by another route and Abu Qatada (radiallaahu `anhu) was one of them. The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said to them, “Proceed along the sea-shore till we meet all together.” So, they took the route of the sea-shore, and when they started all of them assumed Ihram except Abu Qatada (radiallaahu `anhu). While they were proceeding on, his companions saw a group of onagers. Abu Qatada (radiallaahu `anhu) chased the onagers and attacked and wounded a she-onager. They got down and ate some of its meat and said to each other: “How do we eat the meat of the game while we are in a state of Ihram?” So, we (they) carried the rest of the she-onager’s meat, and when they met Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) they asked, saying, “O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)! We assumed Ihram with the exception of Abu Qatada and we saw (a group) of onagers. Abu Qatada (radiallaahu `anhu) attacked them and wounded a she-onager from them. Then we got down and ate from its meat. Later, we said, (to each other), ‘How do we eat the meat of the game and we are in a state of Ihram?’ So, we carried the rest of its meat. The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) asked, “Did anyone of you order Abu Qatada (radiallaahu `anhu) to attack it or point at it?” They replied in the negative. He said, “Then eat what is left of its meat.”
- General ruling remains – killing game is not allowed during Ihraam.
- Exception to the ruling, rather, what’s allowed is to eat of the game that someone else killed.
- The one in Ihraam must not ask a non-Murhim (one who’s not in Ihraam) to hunt for him, or point at the animal, or help the hunter in any way.
﴿يَـأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لَيَبْلُوَنَّكُمُ اللَّهُ بِشَىْءٍ مِّنَ الصَّيْدِ تَنَالُهُ أَيْدِيكُمْ وَرِمَـحُكُمْ لِيَعْلَمَ اللَّهُ مَن يَخَافُهُ بِالْغَيْبِ فَمَنِ اعْتَدَى بَعْدَ ذلِكَ فَلَهُ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ
O you who believe! Allah will certainly make a trial for you with something in the game that is well within reach of your hands and your lances, that Allah may test who fears Him in the unseen. Then whoever transgresses thereafter, for him there is a painful torment. [5:94]
The first verse was shared as a tweet by a sister, then I wrote a poem on it :p
Comment what you think about it below and don’t forget to share. May Allah accept it.
This is my side of the story, only my burden to bear
You don’t have to share my grief, you only have to hear
Once I was a brave man, a man having no fear
Or at least I thought I was, not having a care
I used to drink and party a lot
My friends were the most notorious lot
We went to clubs during the night
And danced till the sun was shining hot
On weekdays I used to go to work
And stare at girls along the way
I used to flirt with most of them
Said things I would not publicly say
I used to laugh at misfortunate people
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