Monday, May 7, 2012

Fatwas About Owning A Dog, Pink Polo Shirts And Marrying Someone Who Works In A Bank



Yes, these three serious issues have been addressed on Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) site. As per my other posts concerning these fatwas I will simply copy the question and then the answer from the Islamic scholar.

I just want to warn you all, if you happen to be a guy wearing a pink shirt who works in a bank and  keeps a dog in your house, well, it doesn't look good for you. 

Question
Salam
Is it allowed for a male in Islam to wear pink Polo shirts?


Answer
Alhamdu Lillah
Pink is a feminine color. This could differ from one society to another and from one generation to another. But generally speaking, it is a womanly one. The Prophet SAAW cursed men who imitate women and women who imitate men.
With this in mind, it is better to avoid the doubtful matters and to stay always in the safe side in your relationship with Allah SWT. Meanwhile, wearing pink by men is not explicitly Haram as there is no clear evidence indicating so.


Question
Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, Is it allowed to marry an employee in a bank who believes in the fatwa that allows the bank interest and the working in banks? May Allah reward you.


Answer
 In the name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful. All praise is due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, companions, and those loyal to him. Indeed, banking interests are unlawful Riba and this is the view of all current Fiqh Councils, and the odd view that states otherwise must be totally ignored and neglected. As for marrying a person who works in a bank and takes the fatwa that allows it, then concerning the marriage contract with such a person, it is correct, because that is not from the required conditions of marriage that make the difference in the validity of a marriage. Riba is a major sin, and though the person may commit a major sin, it does not affect his Islam, and does not affect the contracts he conducts. As for the suitability to marry him, then we advise you not to accept his marriage proposal and wait until you establish the proof against him kindly, by showing him that the vast majority of scholars in this era agree that banking interests are Haram and a clear Riba. All of this should be said to him in a good manner and with kindness and patience, because trials and doubts are widespread in our time. So if he refused and insisted on the view he follows, then I hope that Allah replaces him with someone better. And everyone acts similar to what he is, and your Lord knows those who are guided. And Allah , the Most High, knows best.

Question 
Why are Muslims not allowed to have dogs for pets when the Prophet (pbuh) was said to have a puppy? Also, he was said to have patted a dog on the head and made salah (prayed) near a dog. Also, my wife and I have a dog, and we had the dog before we became Muslim. What should we do? 

Answer
It is not true that the Prophet had a puppy or that it has been recorded that he petted a dog as far as I know. On the contrary, when the Prophet found that his grandson Al-Hasan had brought a puppy into the Prophet’s house, the Prophet refused to enter the house until the puppy had been removed. Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with both him and his father) reported: “Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: ‘Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.’” [Reported in Sahih Muslim] Also, the Prophet said: "Whoever keeps a dog as a pet, except for the purpose of guarding cattle or hunting, will lose a qiraat (a huge portion of the reward from his good deeds) daily." [Reported in Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim] So, my advice to you, brother, is that, if you are keeping this dog to guard the house, you should actually keep it outside the house (in the backyard, for example). Otherwise, you should give it up. (And note also that it is not permissible to sell dogs.)                                        



 

4 comments:

  1. Whoah there ! If you think I'm getting rid of my pink shirt and dog who tore it up, may you be "fatwad". As far as bank interest goes....well, they've gotta keep the economy going. LOL

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  2. Crap...looks like angels can't enter my house...no wonder I am an atheist, I must be missing out on all the miracles!

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  3. I think Muhammad was allergic to dogs and he thought that the allergy was God's way of telling him dogs are evil.

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  4. @Anonymous#1: two words- bull shit

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