QA389: Yaa Sheikh, May Allah have mercy on you sir. Pls what is the rulings on castration of animals?

AsSalaamu alaikum wa RahmotuLlah

Yaa Sheikh, May Allah have mercy on you sir.
Pls what is the rulings on castration of animals?

Answer

Wa alaykum as-salaamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakātuhu.

Praise be to Allah; may the blessing and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah.

To proceed:

Scholars are agreed that it is not permissible for a human being to castrate himself or be castrated as the Prophet, sallaa Allahu alayhi wa sallama, forbade that as established in the hadith of Abdullah bn Umar and some other companions, may Allah be pleased with them all.
As for the castration of animals, the scholars differed on its permissibility. Some are of the opinion that it is permissible if done in a professional way that won’t cause the animal much pain. Their argument is based on the fact that the Messenger of Allah, sallaa Allahu alayhi wa sallama, slaughtered two castrated rams with white and black colour as sacrificial animals as contained in Sunan Ibn Maajah.

These scholars also argue that castration makes its meat more delicious.

On the other hand, some scholars argued that castration of animal is not permissible as it constitutes punishing the animals; more so, the Prophet, sallaa Allahu alayhi wa sallama, forbade إخصاء الخيل والبهائم ( the castration of horses and the beasts) as contained in the Musnad of al-Imam Ahmad and some other books.

This hadith, however, is said to be weak by some of those scholars who permitted it.
Some took it to be makroo’ ( detested) based on this hadith.
Sumarrily, it is permissible if there is a genuine reason for it.
Wallahu A’lam.

Answered by:Ustadh Abdulghani Jumat,Hafidhahullah.

QA390: Sir what is islamic position on preaching in public space the way the Christians do like in the bus


Sir what is islamic position on preaching in public space the way the Christians do like in the bus. is it not like a disturbance to people who don’t want to listen?

Answer

Praise be to Allah; may the blessing and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah.

To proceed:

The basis is that one can and should preach and admonish people whenever there is opportunity to do such. Allah says,
“فذكر إن نفعت الذكرى”
(So remind, [ the people] whenever the reminder benefits).

As for reminding and admonishing the people whenever one finds oneself in a public bus or something similar,this isn’t a good thing particularly when one is geared towards that by the intention to imitate or counter the Christian preachers doing that.

Answered by: Ustadh Abdulghani Jumat:, Hafidhahullah.

Question 386: Ruling on obtaining false certificate

What’s the ruling of giving/obtaining false certificates/documents to go further in education (particularly Islamic) especially if it’s done for a good motive e.g increasing in knowledge and certification to help oneself and people etc.?

Praise be to Allah; may the blessing and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah.

To proceed:
Falsifying certificates or documents to go further in education be it Islamic or other than that is haram as this is lie, deceit and false testimony; and the basis is that Allah and His Messengers forbid this act.

More so, it is not a must one enters into a university before one can learn about the deen and studying islam so as to make money is forbidden. The Prophet, sallaa Allahu alayhi wa sallama, says:
(مَنْ تَعَلَّمَ عِلْمًا مِمَّا يُبْتَغَى بِهِ وَجْهُ اللَّهِ لَا يَتَعَلَّمُهُ إِلَّا لِيُصِيبَ بِهِ عَرَضًا مِنَ الدُّنْيَا لَمْ يَجِدْ عَرْفَ الْجَنَّةِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ)
(Whoever learns a knowledge with which the Face of Allah should be sought and he doesn’t learn it except to acquire a worldly gain,such a person will not perceive the fragrance of al jannah) At-Tirmidhi
In Summary, it is not allowed to forge certificates or credentials even if one intends to study a course with which one can seek worldly benefit.
Wallahu A’lam.

Answered by: Ustadh Abdulghani Jumat, Hafidhahullah.