Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
In the past people had asked my opinion about Shaykh Imran Hosein (HA) and in my limited research although I found some strange views there was nothing of significance to raise alarm bells and to warn people against listening to him.
I retract my words and make Taubah from all earlier words (in speech and writings) where I defended him and gave him benefit of the doubt on his ambiguous interpretation of the Qur’aan & Sunnah.
I was impressed by some of his analysis however, recently some brothers on the Deobandi (Urdu) forum called Haqqforum posted some videos which made me sit up and notice some of the views which he is propagating which are blatantly Pro-Iranian & Pro-Syrian regime amongst other things.
Hadeeth Denial 1:
Rejects Hadeeth of Saheeh Bukhari and recommends to confine it to "Garbage Bin"
Hadeeth in Question:
حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يُوسُفَ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنْ هِشَامٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ ـ رضى الله عنها ـ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم تَزَوَّجَهَا وَهْىَ بِنْتُ سِتِّ سِنِينَ، وَأُدْخِلَتْ عَلَيْهِ وَهْىَ بِنْتُ تِسْعٍ، وَمَكَثَتْ عِنْدَهُ تِسْعًا.
Narrated `Aisha (RA) that the Prophet (ﷺ) married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death). [Bukhari]
Our noble and respected Shaykh (HA) states that accepting this Hadeeth would imply that it is Sunnah to marry a 6 year old girl and anyone who believes in this Hadeeth to be authentic MUST PROVE it by marrying a 6 year old.
Video and Proof?
- 59:00: Discussion starts
- 1:00:29: Declares Hadeeth of Saheeh Bukhari as Fabricated
- 1:00:57: Challenges for anyone to marry a 6 year old OR have the integrity to say that I am prepared to marry a 6 years old.
- 1:01:43: Declares that this Hadeeth should be thrown into a "Garbage Bin"
We can produce many examples of actions of our beloved Nabi (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) which are exclusive to him and not the Ummah but considering the intellectual capacity of the followers of our noble Shaykh (HA) we suffice in saying:
Marrying a woman 15 years older (i.e. Sayyida Khadeeja (RA)) is not as politically explosive (in fact meritorious) so how many of you have married someone 15 years older than yourselves? If you haven’t then at least have the audacity to admit that you are REJECTING A SUNNAH!
For those who are interested in Academia then know that in 1400 year history of Islam NOBODY has declared marrying a woman (of a specific age) to be Sunnah at all so it’s a bogus argument! The issue of the age of Sayyida Aisha (RA) and acceptance of narration of Saheeh Bukhari neither obligates nor even raises the issue of marrying a six year old to the level of even “praiseworthy”.
Also we present the following Hadeeth of our beloved Nabi (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) and leave the matter to the noble Shaykh (HA) and his students since its a personal matter and we don't probe! But we leave them with this Hadeeth and their practise (regarding it) for the day of Judgement.
دَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الأَعْلَى بْنُ حَمَّادٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ بْنُ زُرَيْعٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَعِيدٌ، عَنْ قَتَادَةَ، أَنَّ أَنَسَ بْنَ مَالِكٍ، حَدَّثَهُمْ أَنَّ نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ يَطُوفُ عَلَى نِسَائِهِ فِي اللَّيْلَةِ الْوَاحِدَةِ، وَلَهُ يَوْمَئِذٍ تِسْعُ نِسْوَةٍ.
Sayyidina Anas bin Malik narrated that Nabi (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) used to visit all his wives in one night and he had nine wives at that time. [Bukahri]
Hadeeth/Consensus (of Ahlus-Sunnah Wal-Jamaah) Denial:
In the following youtube video
- Shaykh Imran Hosein (HA) denies Rajam (stoning)
- Shaykh Imran Hosein (HA)also denies that the verses of the Qur'aan can be abrogated
Obtained from the research of Br Ansari (SF)
On the issue of Raj’m (stoning) here is a detailed article and below is a single clear cut Hadeeth:
وَحَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ يَحْيَى التَّمِيمِيُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا هُشَيْمٌ، عَنْ مَنْصُورٍ، عَنِ الْحَسَنِ، عَنْ حِطَّانَ، بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الرَّقَاشِيِّ عَنْ عُبَادَةَ بْنِ الصَّامِتِ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم " خُذُوا عَنِّي خُذُوا عَنِّي قَدْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لَهُنَّ سَبِيلاً الْبِكْرُ بِالْبِكْرِ جَلْدُ مِائَةٍ وَنَفْىُ سَنَةٍ وَالثَّيِّبُ بِالثَّيِّبِ جَلْدُ مِائَةٍ وَالرَّجْمُ " .
Sayyidina 'Ubada b. as-Samit (RA) reported: Allah's Messenger Nabi (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) as saying: Receive (teaching) from me, receive (teaching) from me. Allah has ordained a way for those (women). When an unmarried male commits adultery with an unmarried female (they should receive) one hundred lashes and banishment for one year. And in case of married male committing adultery with a married female, they shall receive one hundred lashes and be stoned to death. [Muslim]
On the issue of abrogation in the Qur'aan here is a detailed article and below is a single clear cut verse:
[2:106] Whenever We abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten, We bring one better than it or one equal to it. Do you not know that Allah is powerful over everything?
Calling a blasphemer like Khomeini an “Imam” & invoking Allah (SWT)’s Mercy upon him:
In the following video Shaykh Imran Hosein (HA) makes several bold claims:
- Declaring Khomeini an “Imam”
- Declaring the Iranian revolution as an “Islamic revolution”
- Declares the rest of (Sunni) Muslims as protestant Muslims
Read for yourself what this “Imam” Khomeini wrote for yourself and decide:
“From these evidences and large number of ahadith, we come to know that the Prophet (s) feared the people regarding the preaching of Imamate (of Ali). And if someone reads the books of history and reports, he will understand that the Prophet’s (fear) had a valid reason. But God had ordered him to convey it and He had promised his safety and he (i.e the Prophet) had conveyed it too and he struggled for it till his end, but the opposition party didn’t let him accomplish his job.” Kashaful Asrar, p. 130-131
Than Khomeini titles a chapter “Abu Bakr’s opposition to Quran” and under this heading, Khomeini says: “If you hold that in case the Caliphate and Imamate of Hazrat Ali had been mentioned, in so many words, in the Quran, Shaykhain (i.e Abu Bakr and Umar) could not go against it, and if they tried to do so, the general body of Muslims would not have tolerated it (then it would be pure wishful thinking). We will give a few examples, here, of how they acted and gave decisions in open violation of the dictates of the Quran and the Muslims accepted them and not a voice of protest was raised.” [Kashaful Asrar, p. 114-115]
Accusing Sayyidina Umar (RA) of opposing the Qur'aan and then calls his a heretic!
Than Khomeini titles the next chapter “Umar’s opposition to Quran” and He says ” Here we will mention Umar’s opposition to Quran and will show that opposition to Quran was not a huge thing for him. And if the word “Imam” had been clearly mentioned in the Quran, he would still have opposed it.” [Kashaful Asrar, p. 117]
Than after he mentions Hadith-e-Qirtas (Tradition of the Paper), and after referring to the traditional Shi’ite interpretation of the remark made by Hazrat Omar on that occasion, he says: “this absurd remark showed the kufr (i.e disbelief) and heterodoxy of the person who is opposed to so many verses of the Quran”. [Kashaful Asrar, p. 119]
Accusing all the Sahabah (RA) of being co-conspirators and plotters:
“Suppose the name of the Imam i.e., Hazrat Ali had been mentioned in the Quran to succeed the Prophet (peace be upon him), how did it follow that there would have been no dispute in the Ummat over Imamate and Caliphate ? Those who had associated themselves closely with the Prophet’s faith, i.e., Islam for years and remained attached to it out of greed for power and yet had been conspiring and sowing discord and factionalism to play their game, would they have bowed before the pronouncement of the Quran and abandoned their plan and objective. Would they not have gone to any length of fraud and subterfuge to attain their aim? Probably, in that event, a dispute of such a dimension would have arisen in the Ummat that the very foundations of Islam would have been destroyed for it was very likely that those who had accepted Islam solely for the sake of coming into power would have openly resiled from it when they saw that they could not gain their end by remaining associated with it, and confronted it as enemies.” [Kashaful Asrar, p. 113-114]
Khomeini then sums up after putting forth the allegations on the three Caliphs and other Sahaba in the following words: “The result of our discussion in this regard : We come to know from the examples we have presented that oppostion to the Quran openly amongst the Muslims or secretly was not an extraordinary thing for Shaykhain (Abu Bakr and Umar). The condition of the Muslims at that time was such that they were either included in their party for acquiring government, and if they weren’t in their party , still they couldn’t dare to say a single word against those who had oppressed Prophet and his daughter.” Kashaful Asrar, p. 119
Mocking Jihad against Shia Bashar Al-Asaad:
In this video Shaykh Imran Hosein (HA) declares the Jihad in Syria HARAM & MOCKS it!
Nobody in their right mind will consider the Saudi regime Islamic or Shariah compliant but to dismiss the Saudees and defend the Syrian regime and declare Jihad against it “Yankee Jihad” is plain FOOLISH!
Please understand that this was a talk in 2013 BEFORE ISIS! Sunni men, women and children were being slaughtered and many amongst our Brothers and Sisters responded to aid them.
Simply look at Shaykh (HA)’s track record of praising and working with Shia and his evidence is a Tunisian Sister!
What if we were to give evidence that a Tunisian Sister told us that Shaykh (HA) gets paid by the Whitehouse on youtube? Would his students accept our testimony?
Lastly, we present the opinion of Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi (HA) who is a Syrian Sunni, Sufi Scholar DIAMTERICALY OPPOSED to Shaykh Imran (HA) from 2013!
I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the martyrs (shuhada) in that battle of 1452 were not those misguided Muslims who died while conquering Constantinople. Rather, the martyrs (Shuhada) were those brave Orthodox Christians who died while defending Constantinople.
Addendum: Discussing ancillary issues
Our disagreement with Shaykh (HA) is not on certain issues! We say that in Islam there is ample room for disagreement e.g. Hanafees differ with Shaf’ae who differ with Malikees and Hanbalees and so on and so forth.
What we have listed (above) are categorical denial of tenants of Islam (i.e. Qur’aan and Hadeeth) mocking them and praising those who blaspheme against Sahaba (RA).
The political interpretation of the current affairs can be RIGHT at time and can be downright WRONG or even ABSURD at times. We leave these matters for the readers to decide.
The opinion of this writer, and Allah Knows best, is that the original Gog and Magog are definitely located somewhere within the ranks of such European Jews. Gog and Magog overturned Christian European civilization and transformed it into the present godless civilization. Gog and Magog established the Zionist movement and the State of Israel. [Page 14]
Gog & Magog were around in the lifetime of (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) while European Jews were "almost" and practically non-existent!
حَدَّثَنَا عَمْرٌو النَّاقِدُ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ بْنُ عُيَيْنَةَ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنْ عُرْوَةَ، عَنْ زَيْنَبَ، بِنْتِ أُمِّ سَلَمَةَ عَنْ أُمِّ حَبِيبَةَ، عَنْ زَيْنَبَ بِنْتِ جَحْشٍ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم اسْتَيْقَظَ مِنْ نَوْمِهِ وَهُوَ يَقُولُ " لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَيْلٌ لِلْعَرَبِ مِنْ شَرٍّ قَدِ اقْتَرَبَ فُتِحَ الْيَوْمَ مِنْ رَدْمِ يَأْجُوجَ وَمَأْجُوجَ مِثْلُ هَذِهِ " . وَعَقَدَ سُفْيَانُ بِيَدِهِ عَشَرَةً . قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَنَهْلِكُ وَفِينَا الصَّالِحُونَ قَالَ " نَعَمْ إِذَا كَثُرَ الْخَبَثُ " .
Sayyida Zainab bint Jahsh (RA) reported that Allah's Apostle (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) got up from sleep saying: There is no being worthy of worship except Allah; there is a destruction in store for Arabia because of turmoil which is at hand, the barrier of Gog and Magog has opened so much. And Sufyan made a sign of ten with the help of his hand (in order to indicate the width of the gap) and I said: Allah's Messenger, would we be perished in spite of the fact that there would be good people amongst us? Thereupon he said: Of course, but only when the evil predominates. [Muslim]
Allah (SWT) will make Gog & Magog EMERGE (notice the Arabic word) and they will be HUGE in numbers! Not true for European Jews (never has been).
وَيَبْعَثُ اللَّهُ يَأْجُوجَ وَمَأْجُوجَ وَهُمْ مِنْ كُلِّ حَدَبٍ يَنْسِلُونَ
And then Allah would send Gog and Magog and they would swarm down from every slope [Muslim]
The Hadeeth clearly states the order i.e. Gog & Magog will EMERGE and THEN they will drink the water. The Saykh (HA) continuously reverses the order of this prediction i.e. water of Lake Tabarias is LOW therefore Dajjal etc will EMERGE.
فَيَمُرُّ أَوَائِلُهُمْ عَلَى بُحَيْرَةِ طَبَرِيَّةَ فَيَشْرَبُونَ مَا فِيهَا وَيَمُرُّ آخِرُهُمْ فَيَقُولُونَ لَقَدْ كَانَ بِهَذِهِ مَرَّةً مَاءٌ
The first of them would pass the lake of Tiberias and drink out of it. And when the last of them would pass, he would say: There was once water there.
Even Prophet Isa (AS) won’t be able to fight Gog & Magog (i.e. no humans could) has the Shaykh (RA) forgotten Hitler and Second World War?
وَيُحْصَرُ نَبِيُّ اللَّهُ عِيسَى وَأَصْحَابُهُ حَتَّى يَكُونَ رَأْسُ الثَّوْرِ لأَحَدِهِمْ خَيْرًا مِنْ مِائَةِ دِينَارٍ لأَحَدِكُمُ الْيَوْمَ فَيَرْغَبُ نَبِيُّ اللَّهِ عِيسَى وَأَصْحَابُهُ فَيُرْسِلُ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهُمُ النَّغَفَ فِي رِقَابِهِمْ فَيُصْبِحُونَ فَرْسَى كَمَوْتِ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ ثُمَّ يَهْبِطُ نَبِيُّ اللَّهِ عِيسَى وَأَصْحَابُهُ إِلَى الأَرْضِ فَلاَ يَجِدُونَ فِي الأَرْضِ مَوْضِعَ شِبْرٍ إِلاَّ مَلأَهُ زَهَمُهُمْ وَنَتْنُهُمْ فَيَرْغَبُ نَبِيُّ اللَّهِ عِيسَى وَأَصْحَابُهُ إِلَى اللَّهِ فَيُرْسِلُ اللَّهُ طَيْرًا كَأَعْنَاقِ الْبُخْتِ فَتَحْمِلُهُمْ فَتَطْرَحُهُمْ حَيْثُ شَاءَ اللَّهُ ثُمَّ يُرْسِلُ اللَّهُ مَطَرًا لاَ يَكُنُّ مِنْهُ بَيْتُ مَدَرٍ وَلاَ وَبَرٍ فَيَغْسِلُ الأَرْضَ حَتَّى يَتْرُكَهَا كَالزَّلَفَةِ
Jesus and his companions would then be besieged here (at Tur, and they would be so much hard pressed) that the head of the ox would be dearer to them than one hundred dinars and Allah's Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would supplicate Allah, Who would send to them insects (which would attack their necks) and in the morning they would perish like one single person. Allah's Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would then come down to the earth and they would not find in the earth as much space as a single span which is not filled with their putrefaction and stench. Allah's Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would then again beseech Allah, Who would send birds whose necks would be like those of Bactrian camels and they would carry them and throw them where God would will. Then Allah would send rain which no house of clay or (the tent of) camels' hairs would keep out and it would wash away the earth until it could appear to be a mirror. [Muslim]
Wild Claims about Dajjal & Britain:
Actual & Complete Hadeeth:
حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْوَارِثِ بْنُ عَبْدِ الصَّمَدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْوَارِثِ، وَحَجَّاجُ بْنُ الشَّاعِرِ، كِلاَهُمَا عَنْ عَبْدِ الصَّمَدِ، - وَاللَّفْظُ لِعَبْدِ الْوَارِثِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الصَّمَدِ - حَدَّثَنَا أَبِي، عَنْ جَدِّي، عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ، بْنِ ذَكْوَانَ حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ بُرَيْدَةَ، حَدَّثَنِي عَامِرُ بْنُ شَرَاحِيلَ الشَّعْبِيُّ، شَعْبُ هَمْدَانَ أَنَّهُ سَأَلَ فَاطِمَةَ بِنْتَ قَيْسٍ أُخْتَ الضَّحَّاكِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ وَكَانَتْ مِنَ الْمُهَاجِرَاتِ الأُوَلِ فَقَالَ حَدِّثِينِي حَدِيثًا سَمِعْتِيهِ مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم لاَ تُسْنِدِيهِ إِلَى أَحَدٍ غَيْرِهِ فَقَالَتْ لَئِنْ شِئْتَ لأَفْعَلَنَّ فَقَالَ لَهَا أَجَلْ حَدِّثِينِي . فَقَالَتْ نَكَحْتُ ابْنَ الْمُغِيرَةِ وَهُوَ مِنْ خِيَارِ شَبَابِ قُرَيْشٍ يَوْمَئِذٍ فَأُصِيبَ فِي أَوَّلِ الْجِهَادِ مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَلَمَّا تَأَيَّمْتُ خَطَبَنِي عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ عَوْفٍ فِي نَفَرٍ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَخَطَبَنِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَلَى مَوْلاَهُ أُسَامَةَ بْنِ زَيْدٍ وَكُنْتُ قَدْ حُدِّثْتُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ " مَنْ أَحَبَّنِي فَلْيُحِبَّ أُسَامَةَ " . فَلَمَّا كَلَّمَنِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قُلْتُ أَمْرِي بِيَدِكَ فَأَنْكِحْنِي مَنْ شِئْتَ فَقَالَ " انْتَقِلِي إِلَى أُمِّ شَرِيكٍ " . وَأُمُّ شَرِيكٍ امْرَأَةٌ غَنِيَّةٌ مِنَ الأَنْصَارِ عَظِيمَةُ النَّفَقَةِ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ يَنْزِلُ عَلَيْهَا الضِّيفَانُ فَقُلْتُ سَأَفْعَلُ فَقَالَ " لاَ تَفْعَلِي إِنَّ أُمَّ شَرِيكٍ امْرَأَةٌ كَثِيرَةُ الضِّيفَانِ فَإِنِّي أَكْرَهُ أَنْ يَسْقُطَ عَنْكِ خِمَارُكِ أَوْ يَنْكَشِفَ الثَّوْبُ عَنْ سَاقَيْكِ فَيَرَى الْقَوْمُ مِنْكِ بَعْضَ مَا تَكْرَهِينَ وَلَكِنِ انْتَقِلِي إِلَى ابْنِ عَمِّكِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو ابْنِ أُمِّ مَكْتُومٍ " . - وَهُوَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ بَنِي فِهْرٍ فِهْرِ قُرَيْشٍ وَهُوَ مِنَ الْبَطْنِ الَّذِي هِيَ مِنْهُ - فَانْتَقَلْتُ إِلَيْهِ فَلَمَّا انْقَضَتْ عِدَّتِي سَمِعْتُ نِدَاءَ الْمُنَادِي مُنَادِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يُنَادِي الصَّلاَةَ جَامِعَةً . فَخَرَجْتُ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ فَصَلَّيْتُ مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَكُنْتُ فِي صَفِّ النِّسَاءِ الَّتِي تَلِي ظُهُورَ الْقَوْمِ فَلَمَّا قَضَى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم صَلاَتَهُ جَلَسَ عَلَى الْمِنْبَرِ وَهُوَ يَضْحَكُ فَقَالَ " لِيَلْزَمْ كُلُّ إِنْسَانٍ مُصَلاَّهُ " . ثُمَّ قَالَ " أَتَدْرُونَ لِمَ جَمَعْتُكُمْ " . قَالُوا اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَعْلَمُ . قَالَ " إِنِّي وَاللَّهِ مَا جَمَعْتُكُمْ لِرَغْبَةٍ وَلاَ لِرَهْبَةٍ وَلَكِنْ جَمَعْتُكُمْ لأَنَّ تَمِيمًا الدَّارِيَّ كَانَ رَجُلاً نَصْرَانِيًّا فَجَاءَ فَبَايَعَ وَأَسْلَمَ وَحَدَّثَنِي حَدِيثًا وَافَقَ الَّذِي كُنْتُ أُحَدِّثُكُمْ عَنْ مَسِيحِ الدَّجَّالِ حَدَّثَنِي أَنَّهُ رَكِبَ فِي سَفِينَةٍ بَحْرِيَّةٍ مَعَ ثَلاَثِينَ رَجُلاً مِنْ لَخْمٍ وَجُذَامَ فَلَعِبَ بِهِمُ الْمَوْجُ شَهْرًا فِي الْبَحْرِ ثُمَّ أَرْفَئُوا إِلَى جَزِيرَةٍ فِي الْبَحْرِ حَتَّى مَغْرِبِ الشَّمْسِ فَجَلَسُوا فِي أَقْرُبِ السَّفِينَةِ فَدَخَلُوا الْجَزِيرَةَ فَلَقِيَتْهُمْ دَابَّةٌ أَهْلَبُ كَثِيرُ الشَّعَرِ لاَ يَدْرُونَ مَا قُبُلُهُ مِنْ دُبُرِهِ مِنْ كَثْرَةِ الشَّعَرِ فَقَالُوا وَيْلَكِ مَا أَنْتِ فَقَالَتْ أَنَا الْجَسَّاسَةُ . قَالُوا وَمَا الْجَسَّاسَةُ قَالَتْ أَيُّهَا الْقَوْمُ انْطَلِقُوا إِلَى هَذَا الرَّجُلِ فِي الدَّيْرِ فَإِنَّهُ إِلَى خَبَرِكُمْ بِالأَشْوَاقِ . قَالَ لَمَّا سَمَّتْ لَنَا رَجُلاً فَرِقْنَا مِنْهَا أَنْ تَكُونَ شَيْطَانَةً - قَالَ - فَانْطَلَقْنَا سِرَاعًا حَتَّى دَخَلْنَا الدَّيْرَ فَإِذَا فِيهِ أَعْظَمُ إِنْسَانٍ رَأَيْنَاهُ قَطُّ خَلْقًا وَأَشَدُّهُ وِثَاقًا مَجْمُوعَةٌ يَدَاهُ إِلَى عُنُقِهِ مَا بَيْنَ رُكْبَتَيْهِ إِلَى كَعْبَيْهِ بِالْحَدِيدِ قُلْنَا وَيْلَكَ مَا أَنْتَ قَالَ قَدْ قَدَرْتُمْ عَلَى خَبَرِي فَأَخْبِرُونِي مَا أَنْتُمْ قَالُوا نَحْنُ أُنَاسٌ مِنَ الْعَرَبِ رَكِبْنَا فِي سَفِينَةٍ بَحْرِيَّةٍ فَصَادَفْنَا الْبَحْرَ حِينَ اغْتَلَمَ فَلَعِبَ بِنَا الْمَوْجُ شَهْرًا ثُمَّ أَرْفَأْنَا إِلَى جَزِيرَتِكَ هَذِهِ فَجَلَسْنَا فِي أَقْرُبِهَا فَدَخَلْنَا الْجَزِيرَةَ فَلَقِيَتْنَا دَابَّةٌ أَهْلَبُ كَثِيرُ الشَّعَرِ لاَ يُدْرَى مَا قُبُلُهُ مِنْ دُبُرِهِ مِنْ كَثْرَةِ الشَّعَرِ فَقُلْنَا وَيْلَكِ مَا أَنْتِ فَقَالَتْ أَنَا الْجَسَّاسَةُ . قُلْنَا وَمَا الْجَسَّاسَةُ قَالَتِ اعْمِدُوا إِلَى هَذَا الرَّجُلِ فِي الدَّيْرِ فَإِنَّهُ إِلَى خَبَرِكُمْ بِالأَشْوَاقِ فَأَقْبَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ سِرَاعًا وَفَزِعْنَا مِنْهَا وَلَمْ نَأْمَنْ أَنْ تَكُونَ شَيْطَانَةً فَقَالَ أَخْبِرُونِي عَنْ نَخْلِ بَيْسَانَ قُلْنَا عَنْ أَىِّ شَأْنِهَا تَسْتَخْبِرُ قَالَ أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَنْ نَخْلِهَا هَلْ يُثْمِرُ قُلْنَا لَهُ نَعَمْ . قَالَ أَمَا إِنَّهُ يُوشِكُ أَنْ لاَ تُثْمِرَ قَالَ أَخْبِرُونِي عَنْ بُحَيْرَةِ الطَّبَرِيَّةِ . قُلْنَا عَنْ أَىِّ شَأْنِهَا تَسْتَخْبِرُ قَالَ هَلْ فِيهَا مَاءٌ قَالُوا هِيَ كَثِيرَةُ الْمَاءِ . قَالَ أَمَا إِنَّ مَاءَهَا يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَذْهَبَ . قَالَ أَخْبِرُونِي عَنْ عَيْنِ زُغَرَ . قَالُوا عَنْ أَىِّ شَأْنِهَا تَسْتَخْبِرُ قَالَ هَلْ فِي الْعَيْنِ مَاءٌ وَهَلْ يَزْرَعُ أَهْلُهَا بِمَاءِ الْعَيْنِ قُلْنَا لَهُ نَعَمْ هِيَ كَثِيرَةُ الْمَاءِ وَأَهْلُهَا يَزْرَعُونَ مِنْ مَائِهَا . قَالَ أَخْبِرُونِي عَنْ نَبِيِّ الأُمِّيِّينَ مَا فَعَلَ قَالُوا قَدْ خَرَجَ مِنْ مَكَّةَ وَنَزَلَ يَثْرِبَ . قَالَ أَقَاتَلَهُ الْعَرَبُ قُلْنَا نَعَمْ . قَالَ كَيْفَ صَنَعَ بِهِمْ فَأَخْبَرْنَاهُ أَنَّهُ قَدْ ظَهَرَ عَلَى مَنْ يَلِيهِ مِنَ الْعَرَبِ وَأَطَاعُوهُ قَالَ لَهُمْ قَدْ كَانَ ذَلِكَ قُلْنَا نَعَمْ . قَالَ أَمَا إِنَّ ذَاكَ خَيْرٌ لَهُمْ أَنْ يُطِيعُوهُ وَإِنِّي مُخْبِرُكُمْ عَنِّي إِنِّي أَنَا الْمَسِيحُ وَإِنِّي أُوشِكُ أَنْ يُؤْذَنَ لِي فِي الْخُرُوجِ فَأَخْرُجَ فَأَسِيرَ فِي الأَرْضِ فَلاَ أَدَعَ قَرْيَةً إِلاَّ هَبَطْتُهَا فِي أَرْبَعِينَ لَيْلَةً غَيْرَ مَكَّةَ وَطَيْبَةَ فَهُمَا مُحَرَّمَتَانِ عَلَىَّ كِلْتَاهُمَا كُلَّمَا أَرَدْتُ أَنْ أَدْخُلَ وَاحِدَةً أَوْ وَاحِدًا مِنْهُمَا اسْتَقْبَلَنِي مَلَكٌ بِيَدِهِ السَّيْفُ صَلْتًا يَصُدُّنِي عَنْهَا وَإِنَّ عَلَى كُلِّ نَقْبٍ مِنْهَا مَلاَئِكَةً يَحْرُسُونَهَا قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَطَعَنَ بِمِخْصَرَتِهِ فِي الْمِنْبَرِ " هَذِهِ طَيْبَةُ هَذِهِ طَيْبَةُ هَذِهِ طَيْبَةُ " . يَعْنِي الْمَدِينَةَ " أَلاَ هَلْ كُنْتُ حَدَّثْتُكُمْ ذَلِكَ " . فَقَالَ النَّاسُ نَعَمْ " فَإِنَّهُ أَعْجَبَنِي حَدِيثُ تَمِيمٍ أَنَّهُ وَافَقَ الَّذِي كُنْتُ أُحَدِّثُكُمْ عَنْهُ وَعَنِ الْمَدِينَةِ وَمَكَّةَ أَلاَ إِنَّهُ فِي بَحْرِ الشَّامِ أَوْ بَحْرِ الْيَمَنِ لاَ بَلْ مِنْ قِبَلِ الْمَشْرِقِ ما هُوَ مِنْ قِبَلِ الْمَشْرِقِ مَا هُوَ مِنْ قِبَلِ الْمَشْرِقِ مَا هُوَ " . وَأَوْمَأَ بِيَدِهِ إِلَى الْمَشْرِقِ . قَالَتْ فَحَفِظْتُ هَذَا مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم .
Amir b. Sharahil Sha'bi Sha'b Hamdan reported that he asked Fatima, daughter of Qais and sister of ad-Dahhak b. Qais and she was the first amongst the emigrant women: Narrate to me a hadith which you had heard directly from Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) and there is no extra link in between them. She said: Very well, if you like, I am prepared to do that, and he said to her: Well, do It and narrate that to me. She said: I married the son of Mughira and he was a chosen young man of Quraish at that time, but he fell as a martyr in the first Jihad (fighting) on the side of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ). When I became a widow, 'Abd al-Rahman b. Auf, one amongst the group of the Companions of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ), sent me the proposal of marriage. Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) also sent me such a message for his freed slave Usama b. Zaid. And it had been conveyed to me that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) had said (about Usama): He who loves me should also love Usama. When Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) talked to me (about this matter), I said: My affairs are in your hand. You may marry me to anyone whom you like. He said: You better shift now to the house of Umm Sharik, and Umm Sharik was a rich lady from amongst the Ansar. She spent generously for the cause of Allah and entertained guests very hospitably. I said: Well, I will do as you like. He said: Do not do that for Umm Sharik is a woman who is very frequently visited by guests and I do not like that your head may be uncovered or the cloth may be removed from your shank and the strangers may catch sight of them which you abhor. You better shift to the house of your cousin 'Abdullah b. 'Amr b. Umm Maktum and he is a person of the Bani Fihr branch of the Quraish, and he belonged to that tribe (to which Fatima) belonged. So I shifted to that house, and when my period of waiting was over, I heard the voice of an announcer making an announcement that the prayer would be observed in the mosque (where) congregational prayer (is observed). So I set out towards that mosque and observed prayer along with Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) and I was in the row of the women which was near the row of men. When Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) had finished his prayer, he sat on the pulpit smiling and said: Every worshipper should keep sitting at his place. He then said: Do you know why I had asked you to assemble? They said: Allah and His Messenger know best. He said: By Allah. I have not made you assemble for exhortation or for a warning, but I have detained you here, for Tamim Dari, a Christian, who came and accepted Islam, told me something, which agrees with what I was telling, you about the Dajjal. He narrated to me that he had sailed in a ship along with thirty men of Bani Lakhm and Bani Judham and had been tossed by waves in the ocean for a month. Then these (waves) took them (near) the land within the ocean (island) at the time of sunset. They sat in a small side-boat and entered that island. There was a beast with long thick hair (and because of these) they could not distinguish his face from his back. They said: Woe to you, who can you be? Thereupon it said: I am al-Jassasa. They said: What is al-Jassasa? And it said: O people, go to this person in the monastery as he is very much eager to know about you. He (the narrator) said: When it named a person for us we were afraid of it lest it should be a devil. Then we hurriedly went on till we came to that monastery and found a well-built person there with his hands tied to his neck and having iron shackles between his two legs up to the ankles. We said: Woe be upon thee, who are you? And he said: You would soon come to know about me. but tell me who are you. We said: We are people from Arabia and we embarked upon a boat but the sea-waves had been driving us for one month and they brought as near this island. We got Into the side-boats and entered this island and here a beast met us with profusely thick hair and because of the thickness of his hair his face could not be distinguished from his back. We said: Woe be to thee, who are you? It said: I am al- Jassasa. We said: What is al-Jassasa? And it said: You go to this very person in the monastery for he is eagerly waiting for you to know about you. So we came to you in hot haste fearing that that might be the Devil. He (that chained person) said: Tell me about the date-palm trees of Baisan. We said: About what aspect of theirs do you seek information? He said: I ask you whether these trees bear fruit or not. We said: yes. Thereupon he said: I think these would not bear fruits. He said: Inform me about the lake of Tabariyya? We said: Which aspect of it do you want to know? He said: Is there water in it? They said: There is abundance of water in it. Thereupon he said: I think it would soon become dry. He again said: Inform me about the spring of Zughar. They said: Which aspect of it you want to know? He (the chained person) said: Is there water in it and does it irrigate (the land)? We said to him: Yes, there is abundance of water in it and the inhabitants (of Medina) irrigate (land) with the help of it, He said: Inform me about the unlettered Prophet; what has he done? We said: He has come out from Mecca and has settled In Yathrib (Medina). He said: Do the Arabs fight against him? We said: Yes. He said: How did he deal with them? We informed him that he had overcome those in his neighbourhood and they had submitted themselves before him. Thereupon he said to us: Has it actually happened? We said: Yes. Thereupon he said: If it is so that is better for them that they should show obedience to him. I am going to tell you about myself and I am Dajjal and would be soon permitted to get out and so I shall get out and travel in the land, and will not spare any town where I would not stay for forty nights except Mecca and Medina as these two (places) are prohibited (areas) for me and I would not make an attempt to enter any one of these two. An angel with a sword in his hand would confront me and would bar my way and there would be angels to guard every passage leading to it; then Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) striking the pulpit with the help of the end of his staff said: This implies Taiba meaning Medina. Have I not, told you an account (of the Dajjal) like this? 'The people said: Yes, and this account narrated by Tamim Dari was liked by me for it corroborates the account which I gave to you in regard to him (Dajjal) at Medina and Mecca. Behold he (Dajjal) is in the Syrian sea (Mediterranean) or the Yemen sea (Arabian sea). Nay, on the contrary, he is in the east, he is in the east, he is in the east, and he pointed with his hand towards the east. I (Fatima bint Qais) said: I preserved it in my mind (this narration from Allah's Messenger (ﷺ). [Muslim]
Exaggerated Claim 1:
Shaykh (HA) claims Dajjal is NOT a man but a system! Really? Who did Sayyidina Tamim (RA) meet who was PHYSICALLY chained up at the Island?
Exaggerated Claim 2 &3:
Shaykh (HA) claims that Sayidina Tamim (RA) travelled in a small boat from Yemen (his tribe) in a boat to United Kingdom where he found Dajjal. DO YOU mean to say that a Boat in 30 days crossed Arabian Sea, Part of Indian Ocean, Part of South Atlantic ocean, almost the whole of North Atlantic Ocean and then the English Channel and THEN returned the saw way to tell the story?
Is United Kingdom East of Madinah?
Exaggerated Claim 4:
Shaykh (HA) claims that the Island is Britain because of their history of espionage and deception?
The person with a history of deception far greater, intriguing and older is Chanakya of India, so should we conclude that Dajjal is in Mumbai (Island)?
Democracy & Voting issues:
Democracy is a System in which the majority rule (usually) prevails and every other consideration is disregarded. Following the majority is no criterion for the truth and the Qur’aan categorically states that’s it’s a false dichotomy:
[6:116] If you obey the majority of those on earth, they will make you lose the way of Allah. They follow nothing but whims, and they do nothing but make conjectures.
Voting is a mere means of canvassing an opinion and there is NO EVIDENCE in the Qur’aan and Sunnah for it to be categorically Haram! It could be Haram (situation 1) or could be Halal (situation 2 & 3):
- Situation 1: Four (4) friends go out on Friday night and ask for votes to decide whether they should watch a Movie or go to the Masjid.
- Situation 2: Four (4) friends go out on Friday night and ask for votes to decide whether they should go to Masjid A or Masjid B
Situation 3: I ask readers of this blog to give opinions on whether I should rename this blog or change its location etc.
Let’s give the Shaykh (HA) benefit of the doubt and assume that he means voting in democratically held elections. Consider a particular constituency of New Delhi with 100,000 residents of which 67,000 are Muslims. There are 2 candidates for the local elctions.
- Candidate 1: RSS/Shiv-Sena/Islam hater
- Candidate 2: Arvind Kejriwal
Is the Shaykh (HA) honestly giving Fatwa for 67,000 Muslims NOT to VOTE in this scenario?
Did the Indian Muslims create this scenario? Absolutely not! Theologically, this issue is discussed in depth at our site.
Monetary System and Paper Currency:
Any system which is based on Interest (Usury) is Haram according to Qur’aan:
[2:275] Those who take riba (usury or interest) will not stand but as stands the one whom the demon has driven crazy by his touch. That is because they have said: .Sale is but like riba.‘‘, while Allah has permitted sale, and prohibited riba. So, whoever receives an advice from his Lord and desists (from indulging in riba), then what has passed is allowed for him, and his matter is up to Allah. As for the ones who revert back, those are the people of Fire. There they will remain forever.
Brother in Islam,
- You are aware of the previous Askimam Fatawa issued on Imran Hosein. However, you still request ‘that we do some research on Shaykh Imran Hosein’, then give you Ijaza to listen to him.
Firstly, it should be brought to your attention that all Fatawa issued on Askimam are only issued after extensive and thorough research is done. Hence, the previous fatawa that you are aware of, was only issued after a full research was done on Imran Hosein and his books and speeches.
Thus, we uphold the same view that it is not suitable and not appropriate to listen to his talks.
- The problem is not as minute as you may think, as you referred to in the question as ‘a few differences of opinion’. Hereunder is just a summary of some of the incorrect views of Imran Hosein that are not in conformity with the opinions of the majority of the scholars;
He considers some Ahadeeth from Sahih al-Bukhari as fabricated whereas every hadith in Bukhari is Saheeh. For example, he regards the hadith of the marriage of Aisha, radiyallahu anhu, as fabricated.
He states that that all Shias are Muslims whereas many Shias have beliefs that are inconsistent with the fundamental beliefs of Islam.[3
He believes that Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj (Gog and Magog) have already been released in this world while it is clearly mentioned in ahadith that they will be released after the decent of the Prophet Isa, alayhi assalaam.
The "Dajjal"(or antichrist) has already been released and is currently in the third stage of his mission
The "Dukhan" (or "the smoke") refers to pollution
The "Dabbatul Ard" or ("the Beast") refers to the state of Israel
- As stated also in the previous fatawa, Shaykh Imran Hosein has chosen to interpret such texts based on logic and self-interpretation, rather than staying under the light of Quran and Sunnh.
The fact of the matter is that all such interpretations are based on mere intellect and are not substantiated by explanations provided by the muhaddithin or mufassirin in the past.
As stated before, we as Muslims are not bound to interpret such Ahadith with our own logic and reasoning. We accept the Ahadith as they are with their apparent meanings without delving into details not explicitly mentioned by the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) or his companions (may Allah be pleased with them).
- In conclusion, the most important point here is, while we acknowledge that as Muslims we should be aware of the enemies of Islam and their tricks and plots, we should also remember that the difficulties Muslims are facing all over the world and the many Fitan are amongst the signs of Qiyamah and will surly come to pass.
Allāh Ta`ālā says in the Holy Qur'ān:
أَحَسِبَ النَّاسُ أَنْ يُتْرَكُوا أَنْ يَقُولُوا آمَنَّا وَهُمْ لَا يُفْتَنُونَ، وَلَقَدْ فَتَنَّا الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ فَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ صَدَقُوا وَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ الْكَاذِبِينَ
Do the people think that they will be left to say, "We believe" and they will not be tried? But We have certainly tried those before them, and Allah will surely make evident those who are truthful, and He will surely make evident the liars. [Al-`Ankabūt: 2-3]
During such times of confusion, it does not behove one to go around spreading anxiety and promoting ideas regarding future events based on undetermined and conjectural theories that stem from misinterpreting The Quran and Ahādīth.
In times of trial and tribulation, when the Ummah faces turmoil, and our Imān faces danger, we follow the ultimate teachings of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam by turning to Allah Ta’ala in Salah and Dua and seeking His help. Allāh Ta`ālā says in the Holy Qur'ān:
وَإِذَا جَاءَهُمْ أَمْرٌ مِنَ الْأَمْنِ أَوِ الْخَوْفِ أَذَاعُوا بِهِ وَلَوْ رَدُّوهُ إِلَى الرَّسُولِ وَإِلَى أُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنْهُمْ لَعَلِمَهُ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَنْبِطُونَهُ مِنْهُمْ وَلَوْلَا فَضْلُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَتُهُ لَاتَّبَعْتُمُ الشَّيْطَانَ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا
And when there comes to them information about security or fear, they spread it around. But if they had referred it back to the Messenger or to those of authority among them, then the ones who [can] draw correct conclusions from it would have known about it. And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy, you would have followed Satan, except for a few. [Al-Nisā': 83]
A Bedouin asked the Prophet (Sallallaahu 'Alahi Wa Sallam) about the Hour (Qiyamah). He (Sallallaahu 'Alahi Wa Sallam) said, "It will surely come to pass. What have you prepared for it?" (Bukhari)
Meaning, you should rather be more concerned in preparing yourself for The Qiyamah. 
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.