It is Difficult To Remain Steadfast Upon The Truth

It is difficult to remain steadfast upon the truth; as there are a lot of shubhaat ( amguities) and shahwaat ( lustful wordly benefits) here and there coming to people’s way. Some have fallen for them along the line and turned theirs backs to the way of the Righteous Predecessors, even some people one never thought could be affected, have been affected and carried away by the torrents of shubhaat or shahwaat.

Hence, let’s be prayerful and try as much as we can to abide by the way of the Companions and also keep good company as commanded by our Lord and as conveyed to us by His Messenger.

One should also know that:
“الشبهات خطافة والقلوب ضعيفة والشهوات مهلكة”
( the ambiguities are big snatchers and the minds are weak and the [lust for ] the wordly gains is destructive)

We ask Allah to keep us firm on what pleases Him.

Written By: Sheikh ‘AbdulGaniy Juma’h, Hafidhahullah

The Issue We Have with Them.

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

To proceed:

The issue we have with these people is that those who say they are not Ikhwaanis among them wanted to do dawah with the Ikhwaanis and we do not have the right to stop them from that as everybody is free to associate with whom they will. They can not also impose on us to accept their decision for the following reasons:

One, before those dakaatira who said they are not Ikhwaanis fully settled in Nigeria we ( in Lagos particularly) were not joining dawah with the Ikhwaanis. Every one was doing their dawah peacefully according to their understanding.

Two, the senior scholars of the Salafi dawah around the world are warning against the Ikhwaanis . Why should there now be a call here in Nigeria particularly -in the Southwest- to join dawah together with them? Wallahi, I am yet to find an answer to this. Is it to imbue the Salafi brothers with the Ikhwaani ideologies and vice versa, so that sururiyyah can be established as happened to a lot of students from different parts of the globe who graduated from Saudi Arabia. ?

For these reasons we deem it necessary and obligatory that the attention of the innocent salafi brothers who care to listen ought to be called to this marriage between as-Salafiyyah and Ikhwaaniyyah particularly whenever we recollect that we are the ones who recommended the lectures of some these doctors when they were fully back in Nigeria to these innocent brothers ( I’m speaking of Lagos). More so, it will be an act of dishonesty on our part to keep mute on this marriage because of one useless honour.

Sometime ago around 2017 one of the Nigerian Ikhwaani manhaj-ed people said,

“A series of tweets by the Ulama, the Saudi Committee of Senior Scholars, demonstrates how religion has been channelled into the service of politics”

So when we replied the author of the above statement they turned to us rather than him. The author and some among the other Nigeiran Ikhwaanis day in day out speak ill of the great Salafi scholars in Saudi Arabia and outside Saudi Arabia. However, when you refute them by qouting what living great scholars of Sunnah have said about al-Qaradaawi whose views these Ikhwaanis Facebookers are promoting, the amalgamators allege you of speaking ill of great scholars. The question is, are senior Salafi scholars such al-Fawzan and others that these Nigerian Ikhwaani Facebookers are blasting and ridiculing not great scholars? They ridicule the Saudi King and his crown prince every now and then,however, the amalgamators do not see this because they are not on Facebook and those carrying our responses to all the absurdities of these Ikhwaani Facebookers to the amalgamators did not see it necessary to also show them the writings of those Nigerian Ikhwaani Facebookers despite their notoriety on Facebook but they would show them ours.
Is that justice? Allah’s aid is sought.

Written by: Sheikh ‘AbdulGaniy Juma’h, Hafidhahullah.

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.