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When TV is Haraam - why do some deobandi ulema differ from the opinion based on taqwa?

Last updated: 4th October 2006
Question ID: #2642
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4th October 2006

Assalaamu alykum warahmatullahi wabarakaatu

Dear respected Ulema,

When TV is Haraam - why do some deobandi ulema differ from the opinion based on taqwa?

My question is in the title, however I see that today the Ulema themselves are causing a very serious problem. Not only do they
or are supposed to unify i.e Deobandi Ahl Sunnah, but they should
vote in favour of taqwa, since they will be highly responsible for their mistakes.

With regards to the Television, I have read many fatwa from great Ulema like: Hadhrat Shabir Uthmani (ra), Mufti Ebrahim Desai, Mlna Saleem Dhorat, and heard from many great AwliyaAllah
that this tool is from shaytaan and manifests into not one major sin but a multitude: Zina, Music and Picture Making, to name a few.

However briefly putting this, I have recently heard that two ulema both of 'deobandi' origins have taken the qardawi route.
1. Mufti Taqi Usmani -
2. Riyadh ul Haqq - himself on Islam Tv.

Firstly, they have differed from the opinion of the latter and foremost scholars. Secondly they have not given any reason for their justification.

I would like to know, how is it that these ulema, who happen to be from the same ulema who have bought and cherished this
deen have made such a u-turn in this stance and differentian between haraam and halaal? How is that they have taken something from the darkness and made it into light.

And if they are in the wrong, why hasnt any god-fearing Aalim confronted
this and corrected their mistake?

We the masses look in the direction of those Allah put in our trust.

I request humbly for an answer, for I cannot understand and
this has aaffected my attitude towards the ulema that are in light of this question. You are welcomed to email me privately if you believe that
this is not right place to reply.

May Allah forgive me if I have made any errors and mistakes, but
my knowledge is derived from sources which are from the ulema themselves.

Jazakamullah Khair

Assalaamu alykum warahmatullahi wabarakaatu

Muhammad Abdullah

Ulamaa ID 03
Answer last updated on:
5th October 2006
Answered by:
Ulamaa ID 03
Location: UK
In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Basically, those who differ, do so on Fiqhi

The Fuqaha have a right to differ in these cases.

As for keeping a TV in the house for Haraam purposes,
everyone is united. Hazrat Mufti Taqi Saheb has stated
this quite explicitly.

Wallahu A'alam.

And Allah knows Best
Wa Alaykumussalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh