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#16 [Permalink] Posted on 1st June 2011 17:02
:salam: Is jailbreaking breaking the law of the country?
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#17 [Permalink] Posted on 1st June 2011 17:14

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:salam: Is jailbreaking breaking the law of the country?

So is parking on double-yellow lines...

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#18 [Permalink] Posted on 1st June 2011 21:06
Obeying the Law of the Land in the West
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Date Posted: 2004-03-04


Some Muslim youth in the West do not believe it is important to avoid breaking the law in countries that are not the Khilafah.

Is there any evidence that Muslims must "obey the laws of the land" they live in - be that us living the West or those in Muslim countries (in the absence of Khilafah)?


In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

Muslims are generally obliged to abide by the laws of the land and the country they live in, whether it is a Islamic state (al-khilafa), Muslim countries, or non-Muslim countries such as those in the west, as long as they are not ordered to practice something that is against Shariah. If they are forced by the law to commit a sin, then in such a case, it will not just be unnecessary to abide by the law, rather impermissible.

Some Muslims are under the impression that it is permissible to violate the laws of countries that are not an Islamic state (al-Khilafa), which is totally incorrect. Muslims must adhere to the laws of any country they live in, whether in the west or the east, as long as the law is not in contradiction with one's religion.

Sayyiduna Abd Allah ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: "It is necessary upon a Muslim to listen to and obey the ruler, as long as one is not ordered to carry out a sin. If he is commanded to commit a sin, then there is no adherence and obedience." (Sahih al-Bukhari, no. 2796 & Sunan Tirmidhi)

The above Hadith is general, in that it does not distinguish between Muslim and non-Muslim lands, although the understanding of the scholars is that it generally applies to Muslim lands.

Furthermore, many scholars have divided non-Muslim lands (dar al-Harb/kufr) into two categories, Dar al-Khawf & Dar al-Aman. The former (dar al-khawf) refers to a land where Muslims are under a constant threat and fear with regards to their religion, life and wealth, whilst the latter (dar al-Aman) refers to a land where Muslims are relatively secure and safe. In Dar al-Aman (such as many non-Muslim countries in the west), many of the injunctions and rulings are very similar to Muslim lands (dar al-Islam), thus the command of following the laws of the land would also apply in these non-Muslim lands. (See: Radd al-Muhtar)

Those who are of the view that it is not necessary to obey the laws of the land unless it is ruled by a proper Islamic governance system, usually say that these laws are non-Islamic and man made, and one is only obliged to abide by the laws of Allah!

In reality, this is a very immature understanding of Islam, for even an Islamic Khilafa government would implement laws that are the creation of their own minds and Ijtihad. If an Islamic government sees the need to implement a certain law, then it has the full jurisdiction to do so, even if it is not found in the Qur'an and Sunnah.

All the scholars unanimously agree that, if an Islamic government decides to implement a law for the benefit of the country and its citizens, then there is nothing wrong in doing so, as long as it does not contradict Shariah, and this law will be binding upon every citizen of that country, even if it was not made obligatory by Shariah initially. Therefore, the laws which an Islamic Khilafa government will set down will also be "man made", and binding upon all the citizens.

Then the case here is not between "Allah's laws" and "man made laws" rather one must understand and deal with the issue more rationally and deeply.

When one lives in a particular country, one agrees verbally, in writing or effectively to adhere to the rules and regulations of that country. This, according to Shariah, is considered to be a covenant, agreement and trust. One is obliged to fulfil the trust regardless of whether it is contracted with a friend, enemy, Muslim, non-Muslim or a government. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) and his Companions (Allah be pleased with them all) always stood by their word and did not breach any trust or agreement, as it is clear from the books of Sunnah and history. Thus, to break a promise or breach a trust of even a non-Muslim is absolutely unlawful and considered a sign of being a hypocrite (munafiq).

Allah Most High states:

"And fulfil (every) engagement (ahd), for (every) engagement will be enquired into (on the day of reckoning)." (Surah al-Isra, v. 34)

Similarly, Allah Most High states:

Allah does command you to render back your trusts to those to whom they are due, and when you judge between people that you judge with justice." (Surah al-Nisa, v. 58)

And regarding the one who breaks an agreement and is guilty of treachery, Allah Almighty says:

"Allah loves not the treacherous." (Surah al-Anfal, v. 58)

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: "The signs of a hypocrite are three: When he speaks he leis, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is given a trust he breaches it." (Sahih al-Bukhari, no. 33)

Sayyiduna Abd Allah ibn Amr (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: "Four traits, if found in an individual, then he will be a complete hypocrite (munafiq), and if an individual possesses one of these four, he will have one portion of nifaq: When he is given a trust he breaches it, when he speaks he leis, when he makes an agreement (ahd) he is guilty of treachery and disloyalty (gadar), and when he disputes he is fouled mouth." (Sahih al-Bukhari, no. 34)

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) clearly gave guidance as how to one's behaviour should be towards a person with whom one has an agreement or a covenant.

Safwan ibn Sulaym narrates from a number of Companions of the Messenger of Allah (Allah be pleased with them all) on the authority of their fathers who were relatives of each other, that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: "Beware, if anyone oppresses (or wrongs) the one with whom one has a agreement (mu'ahid), or diminishes his right, or forces him to work beyond his capacity, or takes from him anything without his consent, I shall plead for him on the Day of Judgment." (Sunan Abu Dawud, no. 3047)

The above Hadith is quite clear, in that a Muslim is obliged to fulfil the covenant or agreement of even a non-Muslim. If such an agreement (ahd) takes place, then one will be considered to have safeguarded his life, wealth and property. It will be unlawful (haram), as mentioned quite clearly in the Hadith, to take any wealth of the one with whom there is an agreement without his consent. This categorically rules out the notion of some who consider taking of government wealth even by unlawful means to be permissible.

The practice of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) and his Companions (Allah be pleased with them all) also clearly illustrates the importance of fulfilling a covenant, and the unlawfulness of treachery.

During the battle of Khaybar which took place between the Muslims and Jews, the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) and his Companions (Allah be pleased with them all) besieged the fort of Khaybar wherein the Jews were residing. A poor Shepard who was working for his Jewish master had already heard about the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace), and upon seeing the Muslim army, thought that it was a good opportunity to inquire about Islam. He came out of the fort with the goats and sheep he was looking after and asked the whereabouts of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace). Upon being directed towards the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace), he inquired about the basic teachings of Islam, and then said: "What will my status be if I accept Islam?" The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) replied: "I will embrace you, you will become my brother and enjoy the same rights as other Muslims." He said: "I am very poor and in a bad state. I am totally black and have bad odour coming from my body and cloths. How will you embrace me if I am in such a condition?" The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) replied: "I shall embrace you, for all of Allah's servants are equal in His sight." He said: "If I embrace Islam, what will my fate be?" The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: "I bear witness that if you accept Islam, Allah will change the darkness of your body to light, and the bad odour to good fragrance." These words of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) had their effect on his heart, thus he embraced Islam.

After entering into the fold of Islam, he asked the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) what he was obliged to do? The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said that they were at the moment in the midst of war, thus the obligation at this moment and time was to participate in Jihad. However, the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said to him: "The first and foremost thing you need to do is return these animals to its Jewish owner and then engage in Jihad."

As mentioned earlier, these animals belonged to a Jew who was in the opposing army, but the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) ordered him to go back and return them. The reason being, that he had taken these goats and sheep on a trust, and it is necessary by Shariah to return the belongings taken on trust back to its owner.

Thereafter, he participated in the holy battle (jihad) and was amongst the martyrs. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) recognised his body, thus addressed his Companions that I see with my own eyes that he has been given a bath in the sacred water of paradise, and Allah has changed his darkness to shining white and his bad foul smell to refreshing fragrance.

The above is an amazing example of fulfilling a trust of even an enemy. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) was in the midst of war with the Jews of Khaybar, yet he ordered the herdsman to go back and return the animals.

It is true that, a Muslim army is allowed to seize the wealth and belongings of the opposing army during the state of war, but because the Shepard had taken these animals under a contract before the war, he was ordered to fulfil the contract, thus return them to its rightful owner sound and safe.

Those who claim that one may rob and loot the wealth of the western governments in any way possible, should ponder over the abovementioned incident with due diligence. If the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) orders the belongings of a Jew (who is in the opposing army) to be returned to him, then how can one substantiate the permissibility of taking the wealth of the government unlawfully!

In conclusion, it is necessary by Shariah to abide by the laws of the country one lives in, regardless of the nature of the law, as long as it does not contradict Shariah. However, if the law demands something that is against Islam & Shariah, then it will be necessary to abstain from adhering to it, for the famous Hadith states:

"There is no obedience of the creation wherein there is disobedience to the Creator." (Musnad Ahmad).

And Allah Knows Best

[Mufti] Muhammad ibn Adam
Darul Iftaa
Leicester , UK

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Title
Are Muslims living in non-Muslim countries bound to obey the traffic lawsof that country? Is the speeding fine Islamic?

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Answer

Muslims living in a non-Muslim country are bound to follow the laws of
the country as long as they are not contrary to Shari?ah.
According to the Shari?ah, public amenities, for example, roads, parks, etc.
should be used without causing any harm to another person. (Buhooth fi
Qadhaaya fiqhiyya Mu?aasira; pg.292) Speeding on public roads is a great
danger to the lives of others. It is the responsibility of the government to
ensure the safety of its citizens by enforcing strict speed control. The
speeding fine is one of other deterrents of speed control.
Any person convicted of overspeeding is duty bound by the Shari?ah to pay
the speeding fine.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai


w w w.askimam.o r g /fatwa/fatwa.php?askid=4db27ac0a921fcd91f643fbdcf5c26bb



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#19 [Permalink] Posted on 1st June 2011 21:10
However the question is Is jailbreaking allowed for islamic apps

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Allah Ta'ala says in the Qur'aan Shareef: "They purchase with the aayaat of Allah a cheap (miserable) price. Thus they prevented from the Path of Allah...."

"And they prevent you from the thikr of Allah and from Salaat. What, will you (not) desist (from preventing from the thikr of Allah)?"

"They spend their wealth so that they could prevent from the Path of Allah."

"They devour the wealth of people in baatil (ways) and they prevent from the Path of Allah."

"They love (and give preference) to this worldly life over the Aakhirah and prevent from the Path of Allah."

While registering copyrights is unlawful in the Shariah, it is particularly abominable when applied to Deeni literature. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was sent to earth to deliver the message of Allah Ta'ala - the Deen of Islam. Every branch of Deeni Ilm stems from the Qur'aan. It is spiritually cruel and religiously (in terms of the Shariah) haraam to attempt the prevention of the dissemination of the Deen and Words of Allah Ta'ala by any means whatever.


Since copyright is tantamount to the prevention of Allah's Thikr and strewing obstacles in the Path of Allah Ta'ala, it's prohibition comes within the purview of the aforementioned Qur'aanic strictures. While the kuffaar prevented from the Thikr of Allah and from the Path of Allah in their peculiar ways of kufr, Muslims, even Ulama, execute a similar act by employing the kuffaar concept and law of copyright to prevent the spread of Allah's Words - His Thikr which is Islam.

The sole motive underpinning this haraam concept of copyright is monetary gain. Thus, for the sake of a miserable and 'cheap' price, even learned Muslims are miserable and 'cheap' price, even learned Muslims are casting impediments in the Path of Allah Ta'ala. It is a lamentable commentary of their lack of comprehension of the issues involved inspite of them being men of Deeni knowledge. The prime function of the Ulama is the propagation and dissemination of Allah's Thikr.

When the Ulama seek the subterfuge of kuffaar concepts and kuffaar laws to place restrains on the spread of Allah's Thikr for monetary gain, they should understand that the label of ulama-e-soo' (evil learned people) will be applicable to them.

From the Fiqhi (juristic) point of view, copyrights are not saleable commodities. The sale or trading in such imaginary rights is palpably baatil (baseless, null and void) in the Shariah. Copyright is simply not a haqq (right) in the Shariah. Even true rights recognized by the Shariah are not regarded as saleable commodity (maal). When true rights cannot be subject to trade, how can an imaginary right be a commodity for trade? The kuffaar have forged this baatil as a 'right'. Since it promises haraam revenue, some among the learned men have gone out of their way to legalize this figment of kuffaar imagination. In the process, scant regard in shown for Allah's Deen. For the sake of easy money, a brake is placed on the dissemination of Allah's Kalimaat (Words). A variety of baseless arguments and false interpretations are presented for the legalization of this baatil.

The office of the Ulama demands that the Words of Allah Ta'ala be spread and given the widest publicity and distribution. While a trader working for his own pocket may be devoid of any altruistic motives, he unintentionally serves the purpose of spreading the words of Allah Ta'ala by publication and selling of Deeni literature. No one has the Shar'i right to prevent any person from reproducing any literature whatever. Those who do, are guilty of the crime of preventing the spread of Allah's Thikr.


Read the book "The Shariah and Copyrights" @ books.themajlis.n e t/node/view/331


hw w w.themajlis.n e t/Article22.html
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#20 [Permalink] Posted on 1st June 2011 21:49
Jazakallah, good stuff and agree with all of the above.


(Have you never driven over 30mph in a 30 zone)

I don't have an iPhone anymore. So no need to jailbreak it. However in the US they may make it legal. I guess they also agree the iPhone is crap.
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#21 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd June 2011 08:05
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Jazakallah, good stuff and agree with all of the above.


(Have you never driven over 30mph in a 30 zone)

I don't have an iPhone anymore. So no need to jailbreak it. However in the US they may make it legal.


The US has already said its not illegal to Jailbreak.

but you dont have an iphone, and think its crap. :-)
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#22 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd June 2011 09:49
I HAD an iPhone. Hence my opinion.
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#23 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd June 2011 20:56
....ordered the ZTE San Francisco today ;-)
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#24 [Permalink] Posted on 26th January 2012 09:42
Love my Samsung Galaxy S2. There is a reason why it got "The Smartphone of the Year" award! Also watchout for Galaxy S3 this year guys ;-)
By the way thanks for the informative replies to a tricky question =)
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#25 [Permalink] Posted on 26th January 2012 11:47

"Anonymous" wrote:
Love my Samsung Galaxy S2. There is a reason why it got "The Smartphone of the Year" award! Also watchout for Galaxy S3 this year guys ;-) By the way thanks for the informative replies to a tricky question =)

W-Salam,

I also now have the S2 and can't complain brilliant phone and its:

  1. Rooted
  2. Unlocked
  3. And ROM'ed with Cyanongenmod so I can overclock if I want and put Ice-Cream (beta at the moment)

S3 will have a Quad core PROC with 3-D display and Ice-Cream so with my S2 not missing anything over the S3

Its brilliant for reading books and stuff...

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#26 [Permalink] Posted on 26th January 2012 12:23
the ZTE didnt arrive in the end - they had no stock. so i ordered a Nokia N8 instead last month - brilliant camera (which i why i brought it) .... as its my first smartphone im still working out how to set the camera settings ...out doors videos it shoots quite clear..though a bit stuck in getting it right for indoor use.
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#27 [Permalink] Posted on 26th January 2012 12:45

"Daywalk3r" wrote:
the ZTE didnt arrive in the end - they had no stock. so i ordered a Nokia N8 instead last month - brilliant camera (which i why i brought it) .... as its my first smartphone im still working out how to set the camera settings ...out doors videos it shoots quite clear..though a bit stuck in getting it right for indoor use.

Asslamo Allaikum,

Brilliant Camera with HD so you can shoot Islamic stuff and post it straight to YOUTUBE. What lets the phone down is its o/s but if you are not into Smartphones it shouldn't affect you.

Masha'Allah.

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#28 [Permalink] Posted on 27th January 2012 00:54
s2 is also very good for reading ebooks. Many in pdf format.

I've used both iphone and now android (on s2) and my opinion is that android is what you actually paid for whereas the iphone ios is so limited, protected and controlled. But you still have to pay so much more for an iPhone.

On a final note, I don't even feel right saying this but after using the s2, whenever I see someone pull out an iphone 4 or even 4s, I actually feel bad for them and wish I could buy them out of that mistake.

iPhoners, response?

PS. Plz check the Islamic android apps thread compiled by abu mohammed. Very good
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#29 [Permalink] Posted on 20th February 2012 20:32
Salaam brothers and sisters. I was once an owner of the Iphone and could not stand the thing. I was limited to so little in comparisson to myWindows Mobile from HTC, then I continued with HTC and went for Android. Brilliant, was able to everything I wanted. Up until now, I have criticised Apple for many things and now it looks like I will be more attached to it then I thought.
Oh, and I'm sure you opened the image before reading anything. LOL
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#30 [Permalink] Posted on 20th February 2012 22:05
"One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel"
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