Mozaik Islam

Puasa Ramadhan, Fiqih Shalat, Rahasia Sunnah, Zakat Fitrah, Haji dan Umrah

Comparing the Haram to the Halal to justify the Haram is Disallowed

No Muslim is allowed to render permissible what Allah has rendered `Haram, by comparing the disallowed matter to another matter that Allah has allowed. Indeed, whoever does this will have committed a major sin and will be saying about Allah what he has no knowledge of. Also, such a person will have opened a door of Fitnah (mischief) and sinning for the people.

The scholars who use Qiyas state that Qiyas is only allowed [and pertains to] when a minor aspect of the religion does not have a definite ruling in the Quran or Sunnah. In this case, the scholars apply a general ruling [through Ijtihad] that includes the matter under discussion and derives a ruling for it, whereas before, it did not have a specific ruling.

Allah disallowed mankind to say about Him what they have no knowledge of, and made this act bigger than Shirk (ascribing partners to Allah) itself. He also stated that Satan calls upon his followers and commands them to go on this deviant path, just as he calls them into sin and immoral acts.

Allah said,

 قُلْ إِنَّمَا حَرَّمَ رَبِّيَ الْفَوَاحِشَ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَمَا بَطَنَ وَالإِثْمَ وَالْبَغْيَ بِغَيْرِ الْحَقِّ وَأَنْ تُشْرِكُوا بِاللهِ مَا لَمْ يُنَزِّلْ بِهِ سُلْطَاناً وَأَنْ تَقُولُوا عَلَى اللهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ 

what translated means, {Say (O Muhammad): “(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are Al­Fawa`hish (great sins, unlawful sexual behavior, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, sins (of all kinds), unrighteous oppression, joining partners (in worship) with Allah for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allah of which you have no knowledge“}[7:33], and [2:168-169],

 يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ كُلُوا مِمَّا فِي الأَرْضِ حَلاَلاً طَيِّباً وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُوا خُطُواتِ الشَّيْطَانِ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌ مُبِينٌ  إِنَّمَا يَأْمُرُكُمْ بِالسُّوءِ وَالْفَحْشَاءِ وَأَنْ تَقُولُوا عَلَى اللهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ 

{O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and good on the earth, and follow not the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan). Verily, he is to you an open enemy. [Shaitan (Satan)] commands you only what is evil and Fa`hsha (sinful), and that you should say against Allah what you know not.}

We ask Allah to improve the general situation of Muslims and to bestow on them the Fiqh (knowledge and understanding) in the religion. We also ask Allah to guide Muslim scholars to call the people to Allah and to explain Allah’s Commandments to them, while warning them against defying His Law. We ask Allah to save Muslims from the evil of their own selves and the evil of those who call to all types of misguidance. We ask Allah to guide Ibrahim back to the True Path, so that he publicly repent, from what he has written, may that Allah forgive him.

Allah said,

 وَتُوبُوا إِلَى اللهِ جَمِيعاً أَيُّهَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ 

{And all of you beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful} [24:31],

 إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَكْتُمُونَ مَا أَنْزَلْنَا مِنَ الْبَيِّنَاتِ وَالْهُدَى مِنْ بَعْدِ مَا بَيَّنَّاهُ لِلنَّاسِ فِي الْكِتَابِ أُولَئِكَ يَلْعَنُهُمُ اللهُ وَيَلْعَنُهُمُ اللاَّعِنُونَ  إِلاَّ الَّذِينَ تَابُوا وَأَصْلَحُوا وَبَيَّنُوا فَأُولَئِكَ أَتُوبُ عَلَيْهِمْ وَأَنَا التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ 

and, {Verily, those who conceal the clear proofs, evidences and the guidance, which We have sent down, after We have made it clear for the people in the Book, they are the ones cursed by Allah and cursed by the cursers. Except those who repent and do righteous deeds, and openly declare (the truth which they concealed). These, I will accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful}[2:159-160].

There is no doubt that Ibrahim’s article needs a more detailed rebuttal, but I hope that what I have stated in this rebuttal is clear enough for those who seek the truth. Allah is sought for every type of help, and He is Sufficient for us as a Helper. May Allah bestow His prayer and peace on Muhammad, our Prophet, and on his family, companions and those who followed them with excellence, until the Day of Judgment.

By: Shaikh: Abdul ‘Aziz ibn Abdullah ibn Baz