Salaf condemns plans to revive “unIslamic” cultural traditions

Islamic NGO Salaf Jamiyyah has condemned plans to revive bodu maaloodh (big feast) in Thaa atoll Kadoodhoo, a tradition that was banned under the previous government.

Bodu maaloodh was traditionally celebrated on the Prophet’s birthday as a social event where people from neighbouring islands get together for a feast.

“Salaf believes it should not be revived and that it is a bidah (innovation),” said Abdullah bin Mohamed Ibrahim, president of the association.


Bidah refers to innovations within Islam that are not part of the religion. In Sunni Islam, innovations in religion are believed to sinful and blasphemous.

In April last year, the government announced it planned to end the segregation of tourists and locals by introducing community-based tourism and establish seven cultural centres in the seven provinces to promote cultural tourism.

Abdullah added reviving such rituals in the name of promoting cultural tourism could have “dire consequences” on society as they were in conflict with Islam.

“If all such practices are to be brought back, they might even revive old Buddhist traditions,” he said.

Abdullah said celebrating the Prophet’s birthday was an innovation because it was not practiced either by the Prophet’s companions or during the three centuries that followed his death.

Moreover, it was not prescribed in the Prophet’s Hadith (sayings) or Sunnah (practice).

Cultural tourism, a website that posts Islamic literature and writings of local Sheikhs, scholars and associations, reported yesterday that Ahmed Mujthaba, state minister for home affairs, met the people of Kadoodhoo and encouraged the revival of the practice.

“At the meeting where a lot of men and women of the island were invited, the state minister said he will make sure islanders are able to do it and that the province office will cover all the costs,” reads the news statement.

It adds that the state minister told that it would be revived under the government’s policy of introducing cultural tourism.

The statement calls on the government to stop the “spread such irreligious practices” and advise those intent on reviving it.

Such bidah were discontinued in the country due to the efforts of many scholars, it reads, as it had been practiced as part of religious worship in the past.

Social bonds

Speaking to Minivan News today, Yousuf Nizar, Kadoodhoo councilor, confirmed the state minister encouraged people to organise a bodu maaloodh at the meeting.

Nizar said the tradition was discontinued over five years ago when the previous government refused to give permission.

While there might have elements of unIslamic traditions in the practice, such as in some of the Arabic chanting, he said, it was celebrated as a cultural ritual or a gathering intended to strengthen social bonds.

“I don’t believe it conflicted with Islam even back when it was stopped,” he said. “It is a cultural practice, not a religious festival.”

The councilor stressed that the feast would be planned this year only if islanders wanted to resume the practice.

In the past, he said, the island ended other practices such as putting up fire lights as it was believed to date back to the time when Maldivians worshipped the sun.

Protecting Islam

Izzudheen Adham, communications officer at the ministry of Islamic affairs, told Minivan News today that the practice was an innovation as scholars believed it was not in the sunnah or hadiths.

The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs under the previous government campaigned to discontinue and ban various cultural traditions that were seen to be contrary to Islam, he said.

Izzudheen said bodu maaloodh was believed to have been introduced to the Maldives by Indian Borah traders, who borrowed it from a Sufi sect in India and Sri Lanka.

The ministry believes it should not be continued as it also involved prayer and supplications for blessings.

The ministry would be able to take measures against such practices when its new regulations were enforced, he said, as it would empower the ministry to stamp out unIslamic traditions.

“Our mandate is to protect religion in the Maldives,” he said. “If people are trying to revive it, we will take whatever measures we can to stop it.”

Izzudheen said the ministry will consult with the tourism ministry and other relevant authorities to ensure that the promotion of cultural tourism does not bring back traditions that conflict with Islam.

In a statement issued today, the Maldivian Detainee Network (MDN), a human rights NGO, said it views the call to ban bodu maaloodh as unconstitutional.

Article 39 of the constitution guarantees the right to participate in cultural life, while article 19 states, “A citizen is free to engage in any conduct or activity that is not expressly  prohibited by Islamic Shari’ah or by law. No control or restraint may be exercised by a person unless it is expressly authorised by law.”

“Given the fact that there is no law which expressly prohibits the practice of bodu mauloodh, MDN calls upon all parties to respect the constitution on this matter and allow the cultural event to go ahead,” reads the statement. “MDN further urges those opposed to the practice to publicly air their concerns, and partake in religious debate if necessary, to discourage the practice on a cultural level. Calling on the state to ban the practice without such debate and public consultation goes against the spirit of both the constitution and democracy, especially when it infringes on rights guaranteed in the constitution.”


45 thoughts on “Salaf condemns plans to revive “unIslamic” cultural traditions”

  1. Why not? Ok so it might not have been practiced during the time of the prophet but if it is something that promotes love for religion, community cohesion and culture, why can't our society give it a place.

    This Salaf Jamiyyaa is always criticizing what suits them as unislamic. Why don't they promote using camels instead of motorbikes, after all that was the dominant mode of transportation during the prophets time.

    I have now decided that I am an Islamic Scholar and I call upon the government to repatriate the Islamic ministers and Shaheem's cars and give them state funded camels to go to work.

  2. This is just one more example of Salafi based ideology trying to ensure that our heritage is lost. Around the world there are many Sunni Muslims who practice Islam differently, yet Jamiyyathul Salaf is trying to force upon us something that is inherently unMaldivian.

    In many cultures, to celebrate the Prophet's birthday is to show love and dedication to the Prophet and their commitment to Islam. And contrary to Salaf's press statement, this is a practice that was widespread in the Arabian peninsula in the centuries following the life of the Prophet. There are many classical and modern Islamic scholars who say that such action is permissible.

    The reason why they are against it, is because these scholars are all from Schools of Law other than the Salafi School of Islamic thought. The sad truth is that the Salafi influenced scholars in Maldives have sway over our institutions, including both the Supreme Council and the Ministry.

    If they have their way, even more of our cultural heritage will be lost.

  3. Couldn't truth stand on its own. couldn't god protect his religion. what are these lunies trying to do. they are not trying to protect any religion, they are just distorted by the cheap power that brings forth with anything related to religion...shame on you Salaf!

  4. First we must ban these Mullahs from dictating their versions of Islam upon us. I dont believe in their versions and I want my freedom. I want to live like we did before all these bearded guys came to Maldives and started spreading their extreme versions. Its is our right to practice Islam as how we see it.

  5. And so it begins! I bet boduberu is the next to go, because "celebrating" and "music" are unislamic.

  6. I shall be most pleased to host some partying. What this miserable country needs more than anything is something to smile about.

    Oh, and did you know?. The average tourist is kinder and more well-spoken than 10 mullahs put together.

  7. go to saudi arabia salaf. you people are not maldivians and dont respect dhivehi traditions and cultures. you a group of foreign extremists

  8. we have to move these Mullah's to there own country before they change this Beautifully Country to one like Afgan or Pakistan we need ppl to stand for this, wee need the freedom to be freedom.

  9. Islamic and non-islamic are thing that come in to their mind for them, but not what God have mentioned in His perfect, Fully detailed, and the book that has everything in it the Quran. this is very tragic.

  10. Why don't we celebrate on a different date and disassociate the event from the birth/death of Prophet Mohammad. This might make it not bidah while still servicing the culture as well as the religion.

  11. Dear "Lolwut",

    I've traveled around Maldives this past summer and learned to my dismay that that is exactly what is happening. Many islands have stopped playing Bodhu Beru all together because these conservatives tell them that it is against Islam. We are loosing our culture and heritage as a result of imported religious ideologies.

  12. @lolwut yes this is the beginning of the end our heritage and culture (what ever little that is left of it).

    The most sad thing about this whole story is that a foreign force is dictating the direction of law and constitution. why are they been given voice in the debates that is going on ?

    Fundermentalists who have nothing better to do than influence how others live, who justifies their action based on their own anarchic interpretation of religious text, who does no believe in fact and established scientific norms, who unashamedly calls for murder of innocents just because they do not agree with their prejudiced world view, who think women are are second class citizens that should not be given any rights or freedom and who are clearly demonstrating via their actions that all this is nothing but a ploy to seize power while hiding behind religion should not under any circumstances dictate any part of the law. Well not unless you want Maldives to be next Parkistan / Afghanistan. I truly fear we are heading towards a dark age.

  13. salaf should stop prostituting Islam for political power. this has nothing to do with the subject. its all about raising their importance and having them published everynow and then with their good old friends in the islamic ministry.
    ..more ever, not celebrating prophet's(PBUH) birth day because he didnt impose it, is rather rude. and more so to think that his(PHUH) closest followers would be able to celebrate within years of his death...
    now is a time we need him(PBUH) more than ever. Every body should listen to his(PBUH) biography played during ramazan and understand him(PBUH) to rid our selves of these Arabic missionary mullahs.

  14. We have come to the most difficult part of having a democracy. In a democracy there is freedom of expression and a respect for diverse opinions. Rights come hand in hand with responsibility.

    It is a problem for me if Adalat or Salaf think they are "the authority" on Islam and Maldivian culture.

    We all know that Salaf is the mouthpiece of Adalat. Why would Adalat do that? The answer is Adalat is registered as a political party and therefore cannot afford to be labeled as an extremist party by the international community.

    In a way, Adalat is clever. They have acquired a platform in the government as the "guardian of religion" and keep pushing its extremist views through Salaf.

    Before, I go any further, I would like to ask Minivannews the following:

    What is this Salaf Jamiyya? How many members are there?

    Who is this Abdulla Bin Mohamed Ibrahim? We Maldivians do not have "Bin" in our names before. Is he an Arab or a Maldivian? If he is an authority in Islam, how did he derive at that?

    As far as my understanding of Islam is concerned, both Adalat and Salaf is doing a huge injustice to Islam and Prophet Muhammad. Their understanding of Islam is what I call ‘mob’ mentality. I am sure the majority of people would agree with me.

    What Adalat and Salaf, either intentionally or unintentionally ignore is that Ziyaaraiy, Mauloodhs and Salawaifulhu, represent conventions practiced and evolved through out history in the Islamic world. They also must understand that these cultural practices represent our community story. They have important social functions in our small islands. These functions practice and promote norms and values encouraged in Islam. To name a few these functions promote sharing, responsibility toward others, punctuality, cleanliness, caring, group cohesion (as someone pointed up there).

    I agree there are few adjustments that we can make in these events based on developments that have taken place in the past few decades, especially in the context of human rights and equality.

    Izzudheen Adham, the communications officer at the ministry of Islamic affairs has said “Our mandate is to protect religion in the Maldives,”

    Let me tell him this: Islam is not a property of any human being no matter how educated one claim to be in it. It cannot be made into a political tool by Adalat, Salaf or anyone else. No one has given you the mandate to protect and impose “your version” or “your interpretation” of Islam.

  15. Dear all, (JUST A REMINDER FOR THOSE WHO THINK DEEPLY..these are verses from Holy Quran Surah Al-Baqarah V6 to V21..hope it would profit those who seek guidence..and warn the obvious sinners)

    "Verily, those who disbelieve, it is the same to them whether you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) warn them or do not warn them, they will not believe.

    Allah has set a seal on their hearts and on their hearings, (i.e. they are closed from accepting Allahs Guidance), and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be a great torment.

    And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites) who say: "We believe in Allah and the Last Day" while in fact they believe not.
    They (think to) deceive Allah and those who believe, while they only deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not!
    In their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allah has increased their disease. A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies.
    And when it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth," they say: "We are only peacemakers."
    Verily! They are the ones who make mischief, but they perceive not.
    And when it is said to them (hypocrites): "Believe as the people (followers of Muhammad Peace be upon him , Al-AnsⲠand Al-Muhajir?/i>have believed," they say: "Shall we believe as the fools have believed?" Verily, they are the fools, but they know not.
    And when they meet those who believe, they say: "We believe," but when they are alone with their Shaytan (devils - polytheists, hypocrites, etc.), they say: "Truly, we are with you; verily, we were but mocking."
    All mocks at them and gives them increase in their wrong-doings to wander blindly.
    These are they who have purchased error for guidance, so their commerce was profitless. And they were not guided.
    Their likeness is as the likeness of one who kindled a fire; then, when it lighted all around him, Allah took away their light and left them in darkness. (So) they could not see.
    They are DEAF, DUMB, and BLIND, so they return not (to the Right Path).
    Or like a rainstorm from the sky, wherein is darkness, thunder, and lightning. They thrust their fingers in their ears to keep out the stunning thunderclap for fear of death. But All⨠ever encompasses the disbelievers (i.e. All will gather them all together).
    The lightning almost snatches away their sight, whenever it flashes for them, they walk therein, and when darkness covers them, they stand still. And if Allah willed, He could have taken away their hearing and their sight. Certainly, Allah has power over all things.
    O mankind! Worship your Lord (Allah, Who created you and those who were before you so that you may become Al-Muttaq?i>(the pious - see V.2:2)."

    Thank you.

  16. I think we should put all this mullas in one big island and let them live their own life. Islam is a peace loving beautiful religion. But these mullahs are trying to put their own seeds to it . Let us please live the moderate Muslim lives we have lived for generations without destroying it with wahhabism ideology .

  17. reply for above comments
    whats wrong with u people..dont u fear Allah..dont u fear the torment of Allah..y do u go on speaking what ever that cums to your minds..isnt it sufficient for u to follow things prophet (pbuh) and his companions brought to us..celebrating birthdays, innovations and music these are all sinful things.. The basic principle for a Muslim is to follow (the Sunnah) and not introduce innovations.

    “Or have they partners with Allaah (false gods) who have instituted for them a religion which Allaah has not ordained?” [al-Shooraa 42:21]

    Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)said in a hadheeth

    “I urge you to adhere to my way (Sunnah) and the way of the rightly-guided successors (al-khulafa’ al-raashidoon) who come after me. Hold fast to it and bite onto it with your eyeteeth [i.e., cling firmly to it], and beware of newly-invented matters.”

    i advice myself and u to fear Allah..
    dont u know u will be buried under the soil in the near future and questioned by two Angels..dont u know u will be resurrected and have to stand before your Lord in the near future..dont u know if u are grabbed to hell u will regret all that u did in the world..dont u know whether u regret or how much u beg u will receive the punishments which Allah has promised for people who disobeys....what if u are there for eternity..for example, you will be a little relieved if u knew that u will be released after a billion years but what will it be if u knew the torment is never going to end even in billion or thousand billion years and it will continue for eternity..

    (Surat al-Baqarah: 80-81)
    They say, The Fire will only touch us for a number of days. Say, Have you made a
    contract with God - then God will not break His contract - or are you rather saying about
    God what you do not know? No indeed! Those who accumulate bad actions and are
    surrounded by their mistakes, are the Companions of the Fire, remaining in it timelessly, for
    ever. (Surat al-Baqarah: 80-81)
    please fear Allah
    please think about the creation of Allah..the purpose of life..once the British Mathematician Professor Roger Penrose said "I would
    say the universe has a purpose. It's not there just somehow by
    Please use this opportunity before u die .use this opportunity to pray Allah, to ask forgiveness from repent..and to pray Allah with fear and hope..

    Allah mentions in the Holy

    With necks outstretched, eyes transfixed, rushing headlong to the Summoner, the disbelievers will
    say: This is a pitiless day! (Surat al-Qamar: 8)

    "And I did not create...mankind except to worship Me."

    "And to Allah belongs the
    dominion of the heavens and the earth, and Allah is over all things competent. Indeed, in the creation of the
    heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding-Who
    remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides and give thought to the creation of the
    heavens and the earth, [saying], "Our Lord, You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You [above such a
    thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire." [Quran, Chapter 3: Verses 189-191]

    “This, because you took the Revelations of Allaah (this Qur’aan) in mockery, and the life of the world deceived you. So this Day, they shall not be taken out from there (Hell), nor shall they be returned to the worldly life (so that they repent to Allaah, and beg His Pardon for their sins)”

    [al-Jaathiyah 45:35]

    “Surely, those who disbelieved in Our Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), We shall burn them in Fire. As often as their skins are roasted through, We shall change them for other skins that they may taste the punishment”

    [al-Nisa’ 4:56]

    “But those who disbelieved (in the Oneness of Allaah – Islamic Monotheism) and denied Our Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they will be the dwellers of the Fire, to dwell therein forever. And worst indeed is that destination”

    [al-Taghaabun 64:10]

  18. first of all...sunni islam is a very vague term. salafi or wahhabi are more accurate terms. salafis call some of the sunni muslims sufi or deviated sects and stuff.

    mawlid is not just a cultural event. it is both cultural and islamic. muslims around the globe have been celebrating it for ages. the arabic songs that are sung are not of maldivian origin...they are in arabic. how it is celebrated is cultural.

    now salaf is saying it is an innovation. im saying it is a sunnah because many great sheikhs of islam have been saying that for hundreds of years. it is still practiced in most muslim countries like pakistan,india,indonesia,malaysia..etc.this was the common practice even during the time of islamic caliphate...until...until mohamed bin abdul wahhab, in an attempt to spred his venom and gain power for the house of saud...spilled muslim blood on the holy lands..killed their muslim brothers, fought their islamic caliphate...and established a monarchy against all preachings of mohamed...did all this backed by the 'kafir'. now this US ally...saudi arabia is sending bots like sheikh abdulla...created with their oil spread this venom of wahhabism around the globe. it is one thing these bots return and is another thing to give them authourity on their wahhabi faith.president nasheed, this is now a matter of national security. and salfas and jahaalathparty...keep your wahhabi faith to yourselves. leave the rest of us alone. we were doing just fine without you telling us what 'true religion' is. we were muslims and we were doing just fine. no headchopping or amputating...also no rise in crimes. we can get there again...WITHOUT your barabaric system. got? gud, go drink camel urine. some saudi sheikh says it is a sunnah. import that from saudi...maybe ban all energy drinks and replace those with camel urine!

  19. @nishan fear is not how things work...while habbies seems to take fear,punishment and violence to spread there delusional way of life.

    go to Afghanistan plz

  20. Not to be precise,though, there are more than 72 sects in islam. What sect does Salaf uphold? they can't keep mixing our cultural activities and religion.

    Most of all, who are they representing? ... didn't they know even the Sunnah's (so called Bhukari)appeared 100 years or so later from the time of the Prophet's (PBUH) demise?

    i like to question their credibility on our society!

  21. this is not the first time we had an islamic backlash. in the 1750s hassan tajudeen tried to ban display of wild flowers in maulood celebrations bec it was considered a Buddhist practice. but he also did good things under islamic law like banning forced labour.

    Although I dont agree maulood should be banned I dont think banning it is the end of our culture bec culture is an evolving thing. I think we should ban all maulood parties and open up disco parties.


  22. Yes revive old culture/traditions! Get the women TOPLESS !!!

    Get the boduberu and men dancing nude as in the days of kings !!!

    Cultural tourism shouldn't have any bounds!

  23. Hassan's idea seems very appealing - if this is about culture, why not celebrate the concept of the gathering and the feast and other festivities without tying it to religion? I don't believe we can go back to the way we were in terms of culture or religion or anything else - as someone else said, culture is an evolving thing. Not just culture but beliefs and practices also evolve with time and exposure and what the exposure was to, and norms change as a result. As far as I am concerned, those who want to believe a different version of things from what I do are welcome to do so, so long as they do not enforce that on me.
    In terms of religion, it intrigues me that there seems to be so much angst and fervour emanating from many of the people who seem to embrace the more strict versions. Perhaps it is just that it seems to be at odds with the traditionally happy-go-lucky nature and seemingly inherent, unshakable faith of Maldivians. And at odds with what I understand was the nature of Prophet Muhammed(SAW). At a personal level I feel that religion is supposed to be bring a sense of rootedness, peace of mind and serenity to the believer.
    My strong belief - we must try our best to coexist in peace and harmony, no matter what. Where we would like to revive culture and cannot agree about whether something is religious or cultural, why not compromise and divorce culture and religion?

  24. mary
    didnt u hear what i said..i said fear Allah not me not salaf..i said to fear Allah the lord of the worlds who created you, gave you eyes,ears and a brain to think..what is wrong with you people..
    why cant you hear, see o think..death is approaching..imagine yourself crying shouting begging to send you back to the world to be good..but it will be too late when the Angel of death approaches..

  25. the life of this world is made to seem fair for disbelievers and they laugh at those who believe. But on the Day of Resurrection, those who fear Allah will be over them. Allah provides for whoever
    He wills without any reckoning.
    (Surat al-Baqara, 212)

  26. Your god is One God. As for those who do not believe in the Hereafter, their hearts are in denial and they are puffed up with pride. (Surat an-Nahl, 22)

  27. Say: “Shall I inform you of the greatest losers in their actions? People whose efforts in the life of this world are misguided, while they suppose that they are doing good.” These are the people who reject their Lord’s signs and the meeting with Him. Their actions will come to nothing, and on the Day of Resurrection We will not assign them any weight. This is their repayment – Hell – because they did not believe and mocked My signs and My messengers. Those who believe and do right actions will have the Gardens of Paradise as hospitality, remaining in them timelessly, forever, with no desire to move away from them. (Surat al-Kahf, 103-108)

  28. The creation of the heavens and Earth is far greater than the creation of humanity. However, most people do not know it. The blind and the sighted are not the same, nor are those who believe and do right the same as those who do evil. What little heed they pay! The Hour is coming – there is no doubt about it. But most people have no faith. (Surah Ghafir, 57-59)

  29. I wonder how long before the Libaas is banned. We shouldn't even technically, according to these guys at least since they say music is forbidden, have a national anthem.

    What's the opposite of "innovation" ?

  30. Nishan, there r other translations of koran aside from one promoted by saudi.. n y r u qouting verses addressed to non-muslims. Do u think everyone who's not into ur flavor of islam is a kafir?
    Allegedly god gave u a brain, use it n don't outsource thinking. (we r'nt catholics dho, this system of shaiks n muftis = priests n pope.. U knw da hadith abt muslims followin all da ways of christians)
    also bravo DNM. Imho u' ve hit d nail on d head.

  31. Sufyan
    the versus are addressed at non believers and at peopl who do evil..what do u c in these comments..mocking at sunnah..calling for evil things..
    n the sad part is all you brainy people call your selves Muslims..

    i am just reminding you versus that one of u may fear Allah..

    "Indeed the tree of Zaquum will be the food of the sinners. Like boiling oil, it will boil in the belies, like the boiling of scalding water. It will be said : Drag, sieze him and drag him into the midst of the blazing fire. Then pour upon his head the torment of boiling water. Taste! You were pretending to be the Mighty the Generous" [ad-Dukhaan: 43-49]

  32. pls read it carefully..
    i ask Allah to show us the right path and guide us..

    He is lying on his death bed and his family are at his side. His father is calling for the doctor. His wife asks him: “To whom are you leaving us?”. The man’s little daughter asks him, “Why do you not answer me?”, and his small boy cries but nobody responds to him. This is the situation Allaah, The Most High and The Most High, has informed us about:

    “Nay, when the soul reaches the throat, and it is said: “Who will cure him now?”. The dying person concludes that this is the time for departing. The leg joins the other leg.” [Al-Qiyaamah: 26-29]

    They place him in his shroud, his leg joins his other leg. Then he is carried upon the shoulders and taken to a dark hole. If he was a transgressing criminal he cries out: “Woe to it! Where are you taking it?”

    “The drive that day will be to your Lord” [Al-Qiyaamah: 30 ]

    Then he is lowered into this ditch and dirt is thrown upon him until he is sealed in it.

    This trangressor will remain in his grave alone, there will be no one to sit with him and no one to keep him company. He will feel the heat of the fire, smell its foul odour, and be tortured therein. This man’s grave will squeeze in upon him so much so that the bones of his rib cage will cross each other. Despite all this punishment and all this torture and pain, he will hope that the hour will never be established. For this man knows that the hour is far worse and of he will be in greater loss on that Day.

    The man hears ‘As-Saakhah’ from within his grave, and what is ‘As-Saakhah’? It is the second blowing of the trumpet. This is when all that is in the graves shall be raised and resurrected.

    So the criminal will cry: “Woe to us, who has woken us from our resting place?” It will be said: “This is what the Ever-Merciful promised and the messengers where truthful” [Yasin: 52]

    The earth will be torn away from above him. This man will see the heavens being cleft asunder, the stars falling and being scattered, the oceans in their greatness bursting forth, burning, the graves will at that time bring forth their contents. Every person shall know what he has sent forth of good and bad deeds at that moment. [Al-Infitaar: 1-5]

    Then he will raised up and driven to the crowding place: ‘Al-Mahshar’. That day, the mother who is nursing her child will become careless of it, the mother who is carrying her child will drop her load. That day, mankind will appear as if they are drunk yet they they are not drunk. Indeed the punishment of your Lord is great. [Al-Hajj 1-2]

    The mother will come to her son and say: “Oh my son, my breast was a container for you, my womb was a container for you. Oh my son I seek from you a hasanah (merit) that I may approach Allaah with. My son, do not be greedy towards me”. In the world this son would have sacrificed his life, rather many lives for merely the happinness of his mother so how does he treat her now? He responds to her plea: “Get away from me! Leave me! Indeed I am in need of this merit more than you.”

    “So when ‘As-Saakhah’ comes. That day a man will flee from his brother, from his mother and his father, from his wife and his children. That day every man shall have enough to make him careless of others.” [Al-Abasa: 33-37]

    So mankind will wait in this crowding place for 50,000 years, after which Allaah, The Most Perfect and The Most High, will come to judge them. So He will call the criminal and say to him, “Oh so and so, did I not give you of the cold water to drink? did I not give you a healthy body? Did I not give you many bounties? What have you done with all that which I bestowed upon you?”

    So the man replies, “I have done nothing my Lord.”

    So he lies to his Lord on that day. Allaah says: “Where are the witnesses!”. So the Angels come and bear witness that this criminal did not pray in those moments of prayer, he drank, fornicated, lied, cursed and insulted. He turned away from belief and was proud and arrogant. So the criminal says to his Lord, “I do not accept a witnness except one from myself.”

    His Lord replies to him, “And you have that?”

    “The day when we shall seal their mouths, there hands will speak to us and their legs will bear witness to that which they used to earn” [Yasin: 65]

    So he turns to his skin and says to it: it was only for you that I was arguing.

    “Nay, when the earth is shaken a true shaking and your Lord comes with the Angels in rows. That day the Fire will be brought near. That day man will remember but how will that remembrance avail him? He will say, ‘Woe to me! Would that I had put forth something for this life.’ ” [Al-Fajr: 21-24]

    This man then remembers. This criminal remembers that when he heard the call for prayer and he did not respond to it. He remembers when he woke and the sun had already risen yet he had not prayed al-fajr. This man remembers when he abused this one, when he slandered that one, when he earned that unlawful wealth, when he struck this one and killed that one. This criminal remembers every sin with which he disobeyed Allaah with.That day all his remorse and regret amounts to nothing.

    Then Allaah will say, “Seize him and fetter him. Then throw him into the blazing fire. Then put a chain which is 70 cubits long through him. Indeed he did not used to believe in Allaah, The Most Perfect,The Most High.”

    The Angels will then drag him upon his face into the fire.

    As he enters it he will see his friends from the world already present.

    “Every time a nation enters it curses it sister nation” [Al-a'araaf: 38].

    So he is greeted with curses and given a wretched abode in which to abide. The fire encompasses him from all sides roasting, burning his skin completely,

    “Whenever their skins have been done (burnt away) we replace them with new skins so that they may taste of the punishment” [an-Nisaa: 56].

    Their food in the fire is Ad-Daree’ (a thorny plant).

    “No food will they have except Ad-Daree’. It neither nourishes nor removes hunger” [Al-Ghaashiyah: 6-7]

    When they eat it they choke due to the thorns. So when they are choking they ask to be rescued with water, so they are rescued with an intensly boiling water which grills their faces when they appoach it. When they drink from the water, due to its heat, it cuts their intestines and causes them an increased pain.

    They eat from Az-Zaquum. They eat a bitter fruit which cannot be tasted.

    “Indeed the tree of Zaquum will be the food of the sinners. Like boiling oil, it will boil in the belies, like the boiling of scalding water. It will be said : Drag, sieze him and drag him into the midst of the blazing fire. Then pour upon his head the torment of boiling water. Taste! You were pretending to be the Mighty the Generous” [ad-Dukhaan: 43-49]

    Due to this intense pain, suffering and anguish they are experiencing they call upon the guardian of hell-fire,

    “They call, Oh Maalik let your Lord destroy us” After many years he responds to them with two words “You are staying” [43:77].

    After all of this, they have one last chance and they call upon their Lord, “Oh our Lord we were indeed astray! Oh our Lord we were indeed misguided, we did fall short. Return us to the world so that we can do good instead of that which we used to do.”

    Allaah replies to them, “Rot in it and do not speak to me. After this they do not speak nor do they utter.”

    They are then called from afar, “Oh dwellers of the fire, do you know what this is?” They reply, “Yes that is death in the form of a ram.” Death is then slaughtered in a place between Al-Jannah an An-Naar. It is said to the dwellers of the fire, ever-lasting life without death.

  33. Nishan, can you look at this site and let me know whether this is the heaven you want to go to and meet 72 virgins.

  34. Interesting some believe in CNN and others in BBC or ABC or Al Jazeera..or Taliban news...Have anyone thought for themselves? Has ever Prositution (whatever the west these days call it) or Drinking Alcohol or Killing (as Americans or Saudi's do it in the name of Money or King)or thieft or Gambling been allowed by any ancient or real religion of this world? Oh yes..these huge crimes of humanity is allowed by the so called hard core Atheists and also Muslim Atheist or Christian Atheist or Jew Atheist or Hindu Atheist who are cowards to openly say they are atheist!! Pls have some intelligence!! Think deeply..these so called atheist worship money and power..and nothing else..there values changes according to these two factors! And today in maldives we find Atheist spreading like fire ..specially in power!! They use the word "secular state" as a sheild to enter to the minds of innocent and ignorant! Be careful with these people as u are careful with AIDS! THEY ARE DANGEROUS!! Roots are deep!

  35. MashALLAH!
    What u all are doing is great.
    May ALLAH guide and reward those who are engaged in J.SALAF, other Jamiyya's and individual's who strive in the way of ALLAH. May ALLAH have mercy on all Muslims, forgive their sins, and grant All True Muslims Jannah AL-Firdoud Al-A'laa! I pray ALLAH to show the right path to those who have commented against Quran and sunnah as well.Ameen!

  36. MashAllah!! Allahu akbar! it reminds me of my Eeman, we Muslims really have to find knowledge in order to boost our Eeman to have Taqwa..
    Allahu Akbar! it is a reminder to evry muslim in the world!!!
    Brothers and sisters, do not neglect hereafter, fear ALLAH
    jazakallahu khairan!!

  37. @zee

    I don't understand what you have said there. please rephrase. Attempting to understand the monkey gibberish that you seem to call English, it seems to me that you are saying that atheists advocate prostitution, murder and theft? Where have you dug out these gems of information? Is there some Holy Book of Disbelief? Oh wait, that would be a contradiction in itself.

    As you said, 'Pls' (and ffs, learn to write Please - it isn't that hard)have some intelligence.

  38. mohamed Shaheed
    if u want to beleive CNN and what the zionists tell u, remove Mohamed from your name and instead call your self George bush or whatever

    and if u really want to know who the real terrorists are, check the videos below

    what did this child do to be wounded by phosphorus missiles..

  39. @lolwut


  40. Nishan, the real terrorists are Wahabbis and Saudis. Moreover, Salafis are the agents.

  41. Insha Allah
    i can feel the day coming near when the streets are boomed with the sound of Allah Akbar

    That will be the day we will clean all these hypocrites from the face of this earth. Insha Allah

    When Allah's help and the triumph cometh (1) And thou seest mankind entering the religion of Allah in troops, (2) Then hymn the praises of thy Lord, and seek forgiveness of Him. Lo! He is ever ready to show mercy. (3)

  42. if sum ignorant muslims celebrate mawlid dat doesnt make it part of da religion dat allah sent down.even if da majoriy of muslims celebrate it.n so calld preachers of islam lyk afrasheem may consider it as permissible for those who want 2 make it permissible makin them astray.

  43. @nishan
    So what do you call your brothers who blow up markets killing innocent Men women and children, Kill women for honer, Who deny education to women, mutilate their genital?


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