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Forwarding LIES: "Dream of Shaykh Ahmad In Madinah"
"It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision."
"Whoever attributes to me something that I did not say, let him reserve his seat in the Hellfire." - prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
re: LIE about "Dream of Shaykh Ahmad in Madina" (and similar lies)
OK. I have a question about - Fowarding Emails That LIE About Allah & His Messenger (peace be upon him)"I am concerned about emails that Muslims are sending out to "everyone on their lists." It seems that a lot of them are not really based on the teachings of Islam, that is the Quran and authentic hadeeths.
should we do?"
In a message dated 9/14/2003 6:14:55 PM
Pacific Daylight Time: [firstname.lastname@example.org] sent
out this message
(NO! It is NOT TRUE)
#03-09-11 3:45 PM
Thank you for your question about these types of emails and this one (Dream of Shaykh Ahmad) in particular, and for putting such confidence in our ability to answer such questions. At the end of this answer, please click the link to more about "Lies And Liars" inshallah.
Before we begin let us remember some very important points to keep in mind:
1. As Muslims we cannot lie about anything, especially about our religion.
2. We can always prove what our religion teaches because we have original recorded sources of our religion:
A) The Quran
This is a very unique part of Islam, not available in any other ancient religions.
3. Sometimes "questions" contain misinformation. We must qualify what it is that someone is saying against what they are implying.
If you find the answer to your question makes you say, "I
didn't know that" or "This is good" are you ready
to worship your God by submitting your choices to His Will?
The most important subject is the worship of Almighty God, without any partners or associates or "gods" besides Almighty God.
Actually, we have written on this subject a number of times. It is not permissable according to Islam, to forward these types of emails without first verifying and confirming the content, especially when there is mention of "the prophet, peace be upon him, said . . ", nor to mention them, nor to forward emails about them. This is not the proper way to handle the situation. In fact, this is exactly what the enemies of Islam want us to do. In many cases they pretend to be Muslims or friends of Islam who are supposedly "helping Islam and the Muslims." To those who are not familiar with some of the basics of dawah in Islam, these may not seem like a big problem. However, it is never acceptable in Islam to try to accomplish some good by doing something haram (forbidden). It is never, ever possible to spread Islam by lying or using deceptive practices.
Why would anyone do such a thing?
Because of Muslims promoting the wrong message.
Think about this: Muslims continually send out messages like the one that you just sent and then they tell everyone to do the same thing. Right?
Shayton (the devil) knows that most Muslims are ignorant of their religion and think that they know enough that they don't need to ask anyone about what they are doing. Or else, he counts on the fact that they will consider that it looks like something that will "help" the ummah (Muslim community) to do good deeds, even if it is a "little white lie."
But keep in mind that by lying about what our prophet, peace be upon him, says (whether in a hadeeth or a dream by some mystic shaykh, supposedly in Madinah), it is still a lie and could cause the one who sends it on to others to go to HELL, FOREVER.
And it is working!
We must discourage this practice of just "forwarding this to everyone on your list." You see many Muslims today do not really know a lot about Islam and they are easily confused by these people who know how to make up things to fool us or mistranslate or misrepresent the verses of the Quran and the hadeeth of the prophet, peace be upon him. As a result I have a number of emails coming to me from different countries wherein the youth are asking me about things that have really messed them up, all of it stemming from these teachings.
For the above reasons you can see why it is haram to forward these emails?
What should we do?
when you receive email with any statements about dreams or visions
send a copy to our office here in Washington, DC
Third, begin to visit and promote the websites that are dealing with the real issues of being a Muslim in this place in these times. This is critical.
Finally, DO COPY & EMAIL this answer to everyone ON YOUR LIST!
For more about the lies being circulated about Islam and the Muslims, please click the links for more about:
We can all make a difference. But it takes cooperation and dedication. We must not play with this subject. We must work hard at promoting the real Islam based on the Quran in the Arabic language and the authentic hadeeth.
Our prophet, peace be upon him, warned us of times like these and here we are. So, let us make an agreement to work together for Allah.
khair was salam alaykum,
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