Statement on Prohibiting the Violation of Honor
Author : General Ifta’ Department
Date Added : 05-03-2014

Praise be to Allah, Peace and Blessings be upon the Seal of His messengers, Prophet Mohammad and upon his Family and companions.

Allah ,The Exalted, Said (What means): "Say: "My Lord forbids only indecencies, such of them as are apparent and such as are hidden, and sin, and wrongful insolence, and that you associate with God that for which He never revealed any warrant, and that you say concerning God that which you do not know'." [Al-A`raf/33].

The Islamic Sharia's, which was conveyed to the Master of all human beings,  Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), organizes societies and civilizations, spreads mercy and love among people, and fights all sorts of aggression for all such acts are not related to Islam.

 Amongst the main objectives (Maqasid) of Islamic Sharia are: protecting  honor and lineage as well as establishing the family on  sound bases  that are in line with Sharia rules which have made marriage a sacred bond and a binding covenant for establishing the family and protecting it from offence and corruption.

It is a major sin in Islam not to treat Muslims` honor and property as sacred; therefore, penalties have been laid down as a consequence both in the life of this world and the Hereafter. Any violation in this regard is unjust to society and self for Allah does not love those who are unjust.

It has plagued Muslims today that some of those who wear clothing of scholars have emerged and taken advantage of some of the modern means of communication to publicize some suspicious calls involving the manipulation of religious texts, and taking them out of their context to serve certain ends that are not in the best interest of the Muslim nation (Ummah). These calls distort the beautiful image of Islam and its noble purposes as well as spread disagreement among Muslims.

A reflection of the above is the unlawful calls, which propagate the establishment of families without relying on legitimate marriage contracts that are in tune with Sharia rulings. This is despite the fact that family affairs have been explained in Islamic Sharia with the minutest details.

The General Iftaa` Department  warns against invalid opinions that take the form of Fatawa, but ,actually, neither represent legal Fatawa nor religiously acceptable opinions .This is because they are not based on sound evidence, not delivered by qualified scholars and include evident erroneous rulings which contradict the objectives of Sharia's.

May Allah keep this country safe and secure along with the rest of the Muslim countries, and all praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds.


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Summarized Fatawaa

Is it permissible to slaughter one animal as a sacrifice and an Aqeeqah (the sheep slaughtered on the seventh day from the child`s birth)?

It is impermissible to do so since each of them is slaughtered for a different reason.

Is it permissible to pay the expiation of an oath to a charitable party as it feeds the poor and needy such as Tkiyet Um Ali?

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds, and May His Peace and Blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all of his family and companions.

There is no harm on authorizing someone to handle the expiation of another to the poor and needy, since Shafiee's jurists stated that authorizing someone for the purpose of distributing Zakah, expiation and vow is permissible as stated in [Mughni Al-Muhtajj, vol.3 pp.237]. At last, the intention of the person who intends to authorize someone else suffices in this regard. And Allah Knows Best.

Is Zakah(obligatory charity)due on an indebted merchant?

Debt doesn`t abrogate the dueness of Zakah, thus a debtor who has money, articles of merchandise, or other Zakah funds at his disposal should pay Zakah from them.

My eyebrows are very thick. Is it allowed to reduce them by cutting?

All perfect praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.
It is allowed to reduce thick eyebrows by cutting them, however, it isn`t allowed to pluck or make very thin. And Allah The Almighty Knows Best.