Verse 24:31 – Muslim women MUST observe hijab from kafir women

19 Jul

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum

A pig-eating infidel making high and mighty claims to be a ‘Sufi’ and ‘scholar of Islam’ and a ‘member of the Prophet’s ﷺ noble progeny’ and so on – contended that the Quran has emphasized a specially cuddly, loving relationship between Muslims and people of the book (christians and jews).

After reading this post, regarding the beautiful and multi-faceted verse 31 of Surah An-Nuur, and its classical and orthodox Sunni exegeses, you will understand that:

1. This beautiful verse of hijab in Surah An-Nuur commands believing women to observe hijab from kafir women. There is CONSENSUS upon this from the 4 madhhabs of Islam.

2. There is no kinship, affinity, brotherhood or sisterhood between Muslims and kafirs. Hence the command in the verse that Muslim women MUST observe hijab from kafir women. 

3. The fact that Muslim women are deterred from uncovering in front of christian and jew women, proves once again beyond any shadow of doubt that christians and jews (ahl al-kitab) are indeed infidels, just in case, some good-intentioned people are still doubtful due to the misinformation spread by the pig-eating infidels pretending to be ‘qualified scholars of Islam’ and/or ‘Sufis’.

4. By establishing the sisterhood of Muslimahs and calling other Muslim women as “their own women” excluding kafir women, the Quran has firmly established the US vs THEM schism between Muslims and kafirs. The pig-eating infidels pretending to be ‘scholars of Islam’ feel embarrassed of this disunion (baraa) from their infidel masters, and they work very hard to try and “bridge the gap” between Islam and kufr and between ahl al-Islam and ahl al-kufr, but the poor disillusioned fools do not know that just as light and darkness are opposites that can never reconcile with each other, so too there is no communion between Muslims and kafirs. 

Without further ado, let us see the positions from some of the incontestable sources of the 4 madhhabs of Islam (among many many more):

Shafi’iy Madhhab – From Fatawa Imam An-Nawawiy

هل يجوز للمسلمة أن تكشف وجهها ونحوه من بدنها ليهوديَّة أو نصرانيَّة وغيرهما من الكافرات وهل في ذلك خلاف في مذهب الشافغي وما دليله

لا يجوز لها ذلك إلاَّ أن تكون الكافرة مملوكة لها، هذا هو الصحيح في مذهب الشافعيِّ رضي الله عنه ودليله قول الله تعالى

وَقُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا ۖ وَلْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَىٰ جُيُوبِهِنَّ ۖ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا لِبُعُولَتِهِنَّ

إلى قوله

أَوْ نِسَائِهِنَّ

أي نساء المسلمات, فبقيت الكافرات على النهي المذكور في أول الآية. وقد كتب سيدنا عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه إلى أبي عبيدة بن الجراح  رضي الله عنه, وهو بالشام يأمره : أن ينهى المسلمات عن ذلك.

الفتاوى – الامام النووي

Question: Is it allowed for a Muslimah to uncover her face or the other parts of her body to a jew woman or christian woman or others from these kafir women [i.e., idolator, buddhist, fire-worshipers, or anyone else not Muslim] and on this is there a disagreement in the madhhab of ash-Shafi’iy, and what is the evidence for it?

Answer: This is not allowed for her [the Muslimah] unless the kafirah [i.e., kafir woman] is a possession she [the Muslimah] owns [i.e., a slave-girl to the Muslimah]. This is what is right in the madhhab of ash-Shafi’iy, may Allah reward him, and the evidence for this is The Almighty’s saying:

[Translation of meaning: Verse 24:31] And command the believing women to lower their gaze and to guard their chastity and to not display their beauty except that which is by itself visible outwardly and to keep their coverings over their bosoms and to not display their beautification to anyone except their husbands…

until His saying:

Or their own women. [Holy Quran 24:31]

That is, Muslimahs [being their own women], and the kafirahs [kafir women] are excluded from this [uncovering amongst the specific people mentioned in the verse] falling into the prohibition [to uncover] mentioned in the beginning of the verse. And our Master ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah reward him, wrote to Abi ‘Ubaydah ibn al-Jarrah, may Allah reward him, and he [Abi ‘Ubaydah] was his deputy in Syria: that he [Abu ‘Ubaydah] forbid Muslimahs from this [i.e., to uncover in front of christian, jew, and other infidel women].

Hanbali Madhhab – From Zaad Al-Masiir of Imam ‘Abd Ar-Rahman bin ‘Ali bin Muhammad Al-Jawziy

قوله تعالى أو نسائهن يعني المسلمات قال أحمد لا يحل للمسلمة ان تكشف راسها عند نساء أهل الذمة واليهودية والنصرانية لا تقبلان المسلمة

زاد المسير في علم التفسير – أبو الفرج بن الجوزي

The Almighty’s saying “Or their own women” means Muslimahs. Ahmad [ibn Hanbal] said it is not allowed for a Muslimah to uncover her head in front of the dhimmi women [i.e., kafir women living under Muslim rule, their men-folk dutifully bowing their heads paying the jizyah] and the jew-woman and christian-woman are NOT [allowed] to kiss the Muslimah* [as is the greeting for Muslimahs amongst their own sisters].

* Our beloved mujtahid scholars have forbidden us to greet kafirs the same way we greet our own brothers and sisters in Islam. You can either follow the fatawa of our pious Allah-fearing mujtahid scholars who had knowledge that shines like stars, integrity, dignity, Muslim pride and decency – or the shameless and spineless self-hating islamites who feel sorry that they are ‘stuck’ at being Muslim, so they do their best to ruin Islam from within in order to make it more compliant to the sensibilities of their kafir brothers and sisters!

Maliki Madhhab – From Imam Qurtubi’s Jaami’ Al-Ahkam Al-Quran

قوله تعالى : أو نسائهن يعني المسلمات ، ويدخل في هذا الإماء المؤمنات ، ويخرج منه نساء المشركين من أهل الذمة وغيرهم ؛ فلا يحل لامرأة مؤمنة أن تكشف شيئا من بدنها بين يدي امرأة مشركة إلا أن تكون أمة لها ؛ فذلك قوله تعالى : أو ما ملكت أيمانهن . وكان ابن جريج ، وعبادة بن نسي ، وهشام القارئ يكرهون أن تقبل النصرانية المسلمة أو ترى عورتها ؛ ويتأولون أو نسائهن . وقال عبادة بن نسي : وكتب عمر – رضي الله عنه – إلى أبي عبيدة بن الجراح : أنه بلغني أن نساء أهل الذمة يدخلن الحمامات مع نساء المسلمين ؛ فامنع من ذلك ، وحل دونه ؛ فإنه لا يجوز أن ترى الذمية عرية المسلمة . قال : فعند ذلك قام أبو عبيدة وابتهل وقال : أيما امرأة تدخل الحمام من غير عذر لا تريد إلا أن تبيض وجهها فسود الله وجهها يوم تبيض الوجوه . وقال ابن عباس – رضي الله عنهما – : لا يحل للمسلمة أن تراها يهودية أو نصرانية ؛ لئلا تصفها لزوجها . وفي هذه المسألة خلاف للفقهاء . فإن كانت الكافرة أمة لمسلمة جاز أن تنظر إلى سيدتها ؛ وأما غيرها فلا ، لانقطاع الولاية بين أهل الإسلام وأهل الكفر ، ولما ذكرناه . والله أعلم

الجامع لأحكام القرآن – الإمام أبو عبد الله محمد بن أحمد الأنصاري القرطبي

The Almighty’s saying, “Or their own women” means the Muslimahs, and the Muslim slave-girls are included in this; and the polytheist women of the dhimmis and others [i.e., harbiys] are excluded from this [list of people in front of whom a Muslimah may remove her covering]; for it is NOT allowed for a believing woman to uncover any part of her body at the hands of an infidel woman, except that she [the infidel woman] is a slave-girl unto her [the Muslimah], as on this is The Almighty’s saying “Or those that their right hands possess”. And Ibn Jurayj and ‘Ubadah bin Nusay, and Hisham Al-Qariy HATED that a christian-woman kissed a Muslimah or saw her ‘awrah [the ‘awrah of a Muslimah in front of kafir women is the same as that in front of men] and they elucidated upon “Or their own women”. And ‘Ubadah bin Nusay said: And ‘Umar, may Allah reward him, wrote to Abi ‘Ubaydah bin Al-Jarrah: “It has reached me that the dhimmi women [i.e., the women-folk of the kafirs living in Muslim state who dutifully bow their heads and pay jizyah] enter the [women’s] public baths along with Muslim women, so STOP them from this, and deter it [this practice], for it is NOT allowed for a dhimmiyah [dhimmi woman] to see a Muslimah uncovered.” He [‘Ubadah] said: Upon this [getting ‘Umar’s directive], Abu ‘Ubaydah stood up and humbly beseeched [Allah] and said, “Any woman who enters the public bath with no reason other than to whiten her face, Allah darken her face on the day [when] faces will be illuminated.” And Ibn ‘Abbas, radzi Allahu ‘anhumaa, said: “It is NOT allowed for a Muslimah that a yahuudiyyah [jew woman] or nasraaniyyah [christian-woman] see her, because she [the jew/christian woman] will describe her to her [jew/christian] husband.” And on this matter, there is a difference of opinion of the jurists, that if the kafirah is a slave-girl to the Muslimah, she may see her Lady, but not [allowed to see the Muslimah] if she’s not [a slave owned by the Muslimah], in order to prevent any affinity between the ahl al-Islam [people of Islam, i.e., Muslims] and the ahl al-kufr* [people of disbelief, like christians, jews, buddhists, atheists, etc. anyone outside of Islam], as we have mentioned. And Allah knows best.

* Note these words VERY CAREFULLY dear Muslim. The Quran has PERMANENTLY PREVENTED affinities and kinship between Muslims and nonMuslims. None of our beloved elders disputed this fact.

Hanafi Madhhab – From Imam Ibn ‘Abidin’s Radd Al-Muhtar

أو نسائهن – أي الحرائر المسلمات ، لأنه ليس للمؤمنة أن تتجرد بين يدي مشركة أو كتابية ونقله في العناية وغيرها عن ابن عباس ، فهو تفسير مأثور وفي شرح الأستاذ عبد الغني النابلسي على هدية ابن العماد عن شرح والده الشيخ إسماعيل على الدرر والغرر : لا يحل للمسلمة أن تنكشف بين يدي يهودية أو نصرانية أو مشركة إلا أن تكون أمة لها كما في السراج ، ونصاب الاحتساب ولا تنبغي للمرأة الصالحة أن تنظر إليها المرأة الفاجرة لأنها تصفها عند الرجال

رد المحتار على الدر المختار – العلامة محمد أمين بن عمر بن عبد العزيز عابدين الدمشقي

Or their own women” – It refers to the free Muslimahs, as it is not allowed for a believing woman to bare herself at the hands of an idolatoress or a kitabiyyah [jew or christian woman], and this is reported in al-‘Inayah and others [similar books] on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas; as this is the exegesis transmitted [over the ages]; and in the explanations of the eminent ‘Abd al-Ghaniy al-Nabulsi on the Hadiyah Ibn al-‘Emad, on the authority of the commentary of his father Shaykh Isma’iil on Ad-Durar w-al-Ghurar : It is not allowed for a Muslimah to uncover at the hands of a jew-woman or christian-woman or idolatoress except that she [the kafir woman] is a slave to her [the Muslimah] as is [stated] in As-Siraj; and scrupulousness is that neither is a pious [Muslim] woman to let a sinful [Muslim] woman see her*, as she [the sinful, loose woman] will describe her to men.

* Note dear Muslim that the characterless Muslim woman is mentioned AFTER the infidel woman. This is because there is no sin greater than being a kafir. There is no comparison between an ill-reputed prostitute who happens to be a Muslim and a so-called ‘good’ kafir woman like for example, a christian nun, the latter being a personification of evil due to her putrid beliefs and rejection of her Creator, while the former is a bearer of true creed but corrupt only in action. There is no sin greater than not believing in Allah. For our sisters, the sin and harm of uncovering in front of a kafirah is greater than letting an ill-charactered Muslim woman see oneself.


This post is intertwined between the topic of disunion from kafirs and also hijab rules.

Some possible fiqh questions from Muslim sisters living in kafir nations:

Q. Is it allowed for a pregnant Muslim sister to visit a kafirah midwife or gynecologist?

A. As seen above, all 4 madhhabs of Islam rule it as HARAM for a Muslim woman to uncover in front of a kafir woman.

If a Muslim sister has truly exhausted ALL OPTIONS of locating a Muslimah midwife or gynecologist, and this includes home delivery options, ONLY THEN does she has a leeway to use a kafirah.

Q. Is it allowed for a Muslimah sister to invite christian or jew or other nonMuslim women to their wedding parties, henna nights, birthdays, baby showers etc.?

A. As seen above, our religion has ruled it HARAM for there to be any female bonding between Muslim and kafir women.

Our Shari’ah has ruled it as HARAM for a Muslimah to even let a dhimmi christian or jew woman kiss a Muslim woman or see her. Our scholars have ruled it as reprehensible and disliked for a Muslim woman to shake hands with dhimmi christian and jew women.

In Islam, on the topic of Muslim-kafir interactions, dhimmis take the lightest rulings. The rulings pertaining to the harbiy kafirs (any kafir who is not a dhimmi, is a harbiy) are only that much more harsher. If a Muslimah is not allowed to open her hijab or kiss a dhimmiyyah, and even shaking her hand is frowned upon, then one can imagine the toughness of the ruling in regards to harbiy kafir women.

Your weddings, baby showers, henna nights, birthday gatherings etc., are times when you are rejoicing and making merry with your other sisters in Islam, where you will happily hug and greet each other, share your joys, have meals together, sing wedding songs, be playful with your sisters in deen and make merry with them.

What job do infidel women – who have neither faith nor for the major part, an iota of feminine decency or chastity – have in a gathering celebrating Muslimah sisterhood?

Click Here to see the ‘aqidah of our incontestable Sufi Master Imam ‘Abdul Qadir al-Jilani, radzi Allahu ‘anhu. He states that the absolute worst of all Muslims is incomparably exalted above christians, jews*, and the rest of their infidel brothers and sisters. A kafirah nun or female monk like the damned nun teresa is far far far worse than even a Muslim prostitute.

* Please note that when Islamic literature or scholars mention christians and jews, they are referring to ALL kafirs. christians and jews are mentioned to emphasize the fact that EVEN THESE PEOPLE, who claim to follow some prophets or were given books (which they corrupted) and whose slaughtered meat we are allowed to eat, or whose dhimmi women Muslim men can marry – they are kafirs – and the other kafirs (like fire-worshipers, atheists, hindus, buddhists, etc.) are only worse kafirs than them (i.e., christians and jews).

Q. Can a Muslim sister invite kafirah women to such events in order to invite them to Islam?

A. Invitation to Islam involves destroying their putrid, ugly, and dark beliefs by the fragrance, beauty and light of Islam. It requires telling the kuffaar what the Quran says. The Quran says VERY BLUNTLY that kufr is disgusting, ugly, and senseless. See the verses that talk about our father Ibraahiim’s (‘alaihis salam) smashing of the idols. Read the narratives of the courage of our Master Rasulullah ﷺ and how he unceasingly told people that worshiping idols makes no sense at all, how he shunned away the repugnant belief of trinity, and so on. It has NO ROOM for sugarcoating the truth of the Quran as the self-hating islamites of these times try to do. It involves telling them VERY DIRECTLY that they are headed straight for everlasting hellfire should they die kafirs, that THE ONLY religion acceptable by Allah is Islam, that YES their dead infidel relatives ARE burning in hellfire because they have died after having heard of our Master Rasulullah ﷺ and STILL not embracing Islam… and so on. It involves the courage of our Mother ‘Aishah, may Allah reward her.

IF there is a scholar sister present who is aware of the proofs of the sound mind, the art and science of discourse, and the sciences of Islam, and she and the other sisters wish to use this opportunity to invite kafirahs to Islam by destroying their senseless and ugly beliefs, AND the rules of no kissing and no hugging of kafir women, no opening of hijab in front of them, and no merry-making or singing and dancing in front of them, are observed, ONLY THEN yes, it will be allowed to invite kafirahs to such events.

Q. Can a Muslimah visit a kafirah beautician for preparing brides for marriages or getting them ready for other social events?

A. While all Muslimahs should always beautify and adorn themselves for the sake of their husbands, much less a new bride who is getting married, and while Muslimahs should always look their best and presentable in front of their sisters in Islam – it is NOT a necessity validated by the Shair’ah to visit a beautician or to visit this or that specific beautician popular among the masses.

A Muslim sister can ONLY visit Muslimah beauticians as she will have to open her hijab in front of the beautician.

It is HARAM for a Muslimah to take the services of a kafirah beautician. A Muslimah is only allowed to uncover in front of a kafirah slave-girl that she possesses. Hiring someone on an hourly pay rate does NOT fall under this.

See the sayings of the sahaba mentioned above. Do you wish to base your Muslim marriage on a foundation of haram? Do you wish to beautify your face in duniya only for one day and opt to have your face made ugly by Allah on the day when He will make the faces of the believers beautiful?

Plus it is unimaginable that a Muslimah will not be able to find another Muslimah beautician or sisters from her friends and relatives circle who are experts in make up and so on.

It is HARAM by Shari’ah, for Muslimahs who run their own beauticians businesses, to employ kafirah women as assistants or workers, as such kafirahs will see other Muslimah sisters uncovered. If a Muslimah is a beautician who has hired kafirah helpers, other Muslimah sisters MUST boycott such a business and not go there

Q. Can a Muslimah work as a beautician for kafirah women?

A. A Muslim is NOT allowed to take up ANY employment where he or she has to wait on kafirs.

This is a general rule in Islam.

Just in regards to the rulings on dhimmis, it is ruled as a major sin by our fuqahaa, to work in a position or to hire a Muslim in a position, where the Muslim/Muslimah would have to wait on kafirs or be in a subordinate position to them.

The rulings in regards to harbiy kafirs are only that much tougher. 

A Muslimah is more than welcome to work as a beautician for her other sisters in Islam. But it is HARAM to take up any employment that involves serving infidels or attending to their airs.

Q. Can a Muslimah work as a nanny or at a day care center for the children of kafirahs?

A. Again, waiting on kafirs is HARAM for Muslims.

Yes, children are children but attending to the jobs of changing nappies, feeding, bathing, cleaning children belonging to kafirahs is not just effectively, but directly waiting on the kafirah mother herself, and this is HARAM.

A Muslim sister can only do these kinds of jobs for her other sisters in Islam.

Of course, if a sister is in a helpless position or in such an employment out of former ignorance or from her days before conversion to Islam, she should hate such a job in her heart, and endeavor to find a halal employment as soon as she possibly can. 


Coming back to the topic of walaa and baraa:

So where in the above verse (among many many more) or the quotes of the exegeses from the scholars of the 4 madhhabs did you get the impression, dear Muslim, that the Quran commands a special loving bond between between Muslimahs and yahuudiyyahs and nasraaniyyahs or any other infidelahs?

Nowhere? I thought so. 

So the individual who claims that the Quran has commanded a special sort of a bonding and communion between Muslims and christians and jews, is only a pig donning the skin of a lamb.

He is a munaafiq and a zindiq for lying against the Quran.

His claims of being a ‘Sufi’ or a ‘scholar of Islam’ or a ‘member of the Prophet’s ﷺ noble progeny’ are simply marketing gimmicks with which he aims to spread corruption on earth and propagate his ugly and putrid beliefs, calling them as Islam – in order to misguide innocent Muslims and to try and destroy Islam from within – all only so he can please his infidel masters.

Such a person is evil personified and a kafir of the lowest order. He deserves the damnation of every Muslim. 


attn: self hating islamites

o you who pants like a dog in front of his kafir masters!

o you who seeks the acceptance and good cheer of infidels!

Is it possible to bridge the gap between light and darkness?

Is it possible to ‘build bridges’ between good and evil?

Is there any common ground between good and evil?

Do you think you can ‘build a bridge’ and connect heaven and hell?

Or do you think can you ‘build a bridge’ and connect the ahl al-Jannah and ahl an-naar?

You are en evil infidel. You claim Islam, but its light and beauty bothers you, just as it bothers your teacher and master, ibliis.

You claim knowledge. Alas, it is of no use to you, just as ibliis’s knowledge is of no use to him.

You claim good manners and good characters – but this is only cowardice and the selling of your soul to shaytan, a compromise with evil, that you mistakenly think is ‘adab’ and ‘akhlaq’. 


There is NO COMMON GROUND between Islam and kufr!

There is NO BRIDGE between good and evil!

There is NO FRIENDSHIP, COMMUNION, KINSHIP, OR BONDING between people of good (Muslims) and people of evil (kafirs).

The expressly stated aim of Islam and its Blessed Messenger , his noble companions, their followers، the noble scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah, and their followers until this day –

is to confront infidels following their passions and caprices, such as you, and destroy any illusionary “bridges” that you think you have built, and to negate your efforts in the cause of your devil-worship, and we beseech Allah to help us continue this and accept our meager efforts.

You can fool a few good intentioned, less knowledgeable people for some time, with your misinformation – but you are not hidden from Muslims who know their deen.

You are evil hypocrites and liars and Muslims worldwide shall spare no efforts in hurting your cause and negating the misinformation and evil that you spread in the name of Islam.

Repent before Allah’s ‘adhab descends unto you. There is no turning back from the grave! When the angels of hellfire crush your faces with molten rocks and poke burning metal spikes into your eyeball sockets, unceasingly, it will be too late to regret. You will feel pain much severe than the pangs of death and you will long for death, but by then death too would have died. You shall be destitute and helpless in the lowest pits of hellfire. Drinking pus and blood, your skin being pulled off of your body, you shall have no respite. Have some shame and repent to Allah for the gates of repentance are open until you witness the angel of death.

And there is no success, except by Allah’s granting.

It is haram for a Muslimah to remove her hijab in front of a christian-women or jew-woman or other kafir women.

Snapshot from a manuscript of Imam Nawawi’s ruling on the topic of the hijab of a Muslimah in front of a kafirah.


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12 responses to “Verse 24:31 – Muslim women MUST observe hijab from kafir women

  1. umme Ahmad

    December 24, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Reblogged this.

  2. Masood

    December 24, 2013 at 11:04 pm


    do you have any articles with the fuqahas statements regarding:

    1. Praising a kaafir who died like Mandela who recently died in South Africa.

    2.muslims working for kaafirs.

    Requesting Duas
    was salaam

    • 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

      December 25, 2013 at 6:47 am

      Wa’alaykum Salam

      Re 1, please be more specific regarding the praise. There is nothing wrong in praise in a worldly/material life capacity. For example, saying a dead footballer was good in the game of football.

      We are obligated to follow the example of the sahaba. This is what our Master ‘Ali, radzi Allahu ‘anhu, said to the Prophet, sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, upon the death of his father:

      “Your uncle, the old kafir has died. What is your opinion?” (Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah)

      “Your uncle, the perverted old man, has died” (Nasaiy, Abu Dawud, and more)

      “O Prophet of Allaah, he died a mushrik (idolator/pagan/infidel)” (Nasb-ur-Rayah)

      The Prophet sal Allahu ‘alayhi was sallam then told ‘Ali radzi Allahu ‘anhu to go inter the dead man in the ground.

      abu talib was the kafir most polite to the Prophet, Islam, and Muslims, and even in his case, see the words of the Muslims!

      Re 2, this is a good general guideline from Imam Ghazali.

      Do note that in Muslim states, kuffaar were not allowed to keep Muslim slaves. This is a rule in all 4 madhhabs. It is also categorically stated in fiqh books that it is a great sin to hire a dhimmi in a position of superiority over Muslims. Dhimmis are not even allowed to walk in the center of the street, and should give way to Muslims, in an Islamic state.

      Remember the hadiith of Sahiih Muslim – Do not initiate the salam greeting with the christians and jews, and if any of you come across them in the street, force them to take the narrowest path.

      See the rules imposed upon dhimmies by our Master ‘Umar radzi Allahu ‘anhu, and they are standard rules for dhimmies in ALL FOUR madhhabs of Islam.

      I will bring the fiqh references regarding the exact wording you seem to be seeking, soon bi idhniLlah. In general, in our times and circumstances in the world in kafir countries, it is not forbidden to work in for example a company or a store, but it is still forbidden to work in a position where one’s dignity is compromised and/or where one has to wait on a kafir. While in some cases it may be necessary to hire a kafir in a senior position, it is still haram to put him in a position where he can exercise authority over Muslims.

      • Masood

        December 25, 2013 at 9:18 am


        could you please check up for me the status of the hadith which states the arsh shudders when a faasiq is praised/honoured

        requesting duas
        was salaam

      • 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

        December 25, 2013 at 11:48 am

        Waleikum Salam

        The hadiith does have strong chains.

      • HSATB

        June 12, 2014 at 5:53 pm

        As Salamu Alaykum

        Regarding non-muslims owning muslim slaves I have heard that according to the four madhahib it is allowed but only the zahiri madhhab objects. Could say something about this and especially about the implications of this ruling like if the master would lose his slaves when they become muslims?

        As for the covenant of Hazrat Omar with ahl ul kitab I have read on the blog which claims to be ashari that anyone who uses this covenant is a transgressor. It is really disgusting to read how they deny any narration they do not like and they made usul principles for this like “any hadith that goes against the idea of a Merciful God is not authentic or to be accepted”. I really fear how many many people they will reach with theese ideas. Is there anything to do against them? It is especially problematic since they have support from famous british scholars.

      • 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

        June 12, 2014 at 6:16 pm

        Waleykum Salam.

        Dear brother, I think there is a typo in your comment.

        ALL FOUR madhhabs of Islam FORBID a kafir from owning a Muslim slave. The way an Islamic Shari’ah state is structured, it is simply not possible for a dhimmi to own a Muslim slave. They are not even allowed to build new churches or build their houses higher than the houses of Muslims. When a Muslim enters the room, they must stand up and make place for him. They are not allowed to walk in the center of the street but rather on the sides.

        As for the Zahiri maddhab, I do not know much about its rulings, but my guess is that it would have ruled the same as the other madhhabs of the Ahlus Sunnah.

        I don’t know which blog you speak about, but the person calling our Master ‘Umar a transgressor is himself a filthy kafir. Our Master ‘Umar’s (radzi Allahu ‘anhu) covenant is used by ALL FOUR schools of Islam as a base model and a defining guideline for legislation regarding dhimmis. (The person calling this covenant as transgressor is a sure kafir because he calls that which Allah & His Messenger ﷺ commanded – the jizyah – as transgression.)

        These people you talk about are not talking about “Merciful God”. Rather these people are munaafiqiin and zanadiiq who think that Allah is obligated to do as they wish and that He has no rights to punish their kafir brothers and sisters, wal ‘iyadhu biLlah. They don’t understand that Allah owns all of creation and He does with His creation as He Wills. ANYTHING that He does with His creation is JUSTICE.

        The definition of injustice is putting something out of its assigned place, or transgressing against someone’s rights. Allah being the Creator & Owner of everything, is The One Who decides what goes where; and transgressing any rights by Him is inconceivable because ALL RIGHTS belong to Him as The Creator & Owner of all creation.

        These zanaadique and munaafiqiin actually do not know Allah. They do not know that He is their Creator & Owner and that they have nowhere to run away from Him. It is of no use to them to deny His explicit promises and warnings which are MORE THAN AUTHENTIC since they are mentioned abundantly in the Quran, only for the sake of pleasing their kafir brothers and sisters. These people are the lowliest of all kafirs, lower than people like hirsi ali, wilders, and rushdie. They think of Him the same way they think of their ‘democratically elected leaders’, wal ‘iyadhu biLlah. We ask Allah to damn their faces.

      • HSATB

        June 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm

        OK I understand that I got this rulings wrong. But could you comment on the claim that at least the maliki madhhab allows non-muslims having muslim slaves?

        Link to zahiri blog: http

        Maybe this is only for harbis who have a short treaty of aman with muslims.

        Barak Allahu fik.

      • 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

        June 12, 2014 at 11:20 pm

        I can’t comment brother. The thing with the internet and english translations is that it is very easy to be misled based solely on the english – unless and until you have personally read the Arabic text IN FULL CONTEXT, and if there is anything that looks doubtful or absurd, have it clarified by a proper Sunni teacher, since legalisms are not a cup of tea. Add to that some people’s penchant for hunting out shadh opinions, surrounded by a whole host of caveats and riders, meant for an extremely limited context – and making them sound general and mainstream rulings.

        I have read a claim made by a zindiiq on the net that Abu Hanifa’s ruling allowed kafirs to visit Makkah and Madinah in a way to imply that just any kafir tourist could get his backpack up and head to Makkah and Madinah for sightseeing according to the Hanafi maddhab. Needless to say, he was simply drawing long bows and generalizing on a very specific matter which comes with a whole host of legal riders.

        It is for this very reason that I type out the Arabic content too of whatever I am translating (will be adding the original Persian letters of Imam Rabbani soon). Even if my translation has errors, any serious seeker of guidance can see the original text for himself and pursue further investigation on the matter.

        By the way, the case of a dhimmi buying or wishing to buy a Muslim slave (forbidden in Islam) is completely different from a harbiy kafir owning a slave in his land and the said slave later on converting to Islam. Overlaying one ruling on the other circumstance is a great injustice. Slavery doesn’t exist in the world now in both Muslim & kafir lands.

  3. masood

    June 2, 2014 at 11:29 am


    do you ahve the fiqh references for this:

    I will bring the fiqh references regarding the exact wording you seem to be seeking, soon bi idhniLlah. In general, in our times and circumstances in the world in kafir countries, it is not forbidden to work in for example a company or a store, but it is still forbidden to work in a position where one’s dignity is compromised and/or where one has to wait on a kafir. While in some cases it may be necessary to hire a kafir in a senior position, it is still haram to put him in a position where he can exercise authority over Muslims.

    dont worry. i agree with u.

    was salaam

    • 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

      July 15, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      The humiliation of the kuffar is made obligatory by Allah in verse 9:29 and also by His Beloved Messenger ﷺ in his famous hadiith. ALL FOUR MADHABS of Islam model their rulings for the ahl adh-dhimmah based on the descriptive rulings mandated by our Master ‘Umar radzi Allahu ‘anhu, following the command of our Master RasulAllah ﷺ:

      It says in Tafsiir Ibn Kathiir:

      وقوله: { حَتَّى يُعْطُوا الْجِزْيَةَ } أي: إن لم يسلموا، { عَنْ يَدٍ } أي: عن قهر لهم وغلبة، { وَهُمْ صَاغِرُونَ } أي: ذليلون حقيرون مهانون. فلهذا لا يجوز إعزاز أهل الذمة ولا رفعهم على المسلمين، بل هم أذلاء صَغَرة أشقياء، كما جاء في صحيح مسلم، عن أبي هريرة، رضي الله عنه، أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: “لا تبدءوا اليهود والنصارى بالسلام، وإذا لقيتم أحدهم في طريق فاضطروه إلى أضيقه”

      His [Allah’s] saying: “Until they pay jizyah”, that is, if they don’t become Muslims, “with their hands,” that is, under suppression towards them and while overwhelmed. “and they’re humiliated” that is, lowly, despicable and degraded. For this reason, it is not allowed to respect those who pay jizyah, or to honor them over Muslims. Rather, they are [kept] lowly, belittled and miserable, as it was narrated in Sahiih Muslim, on the authority of Abu Hurayrah: “Do not initiate the salaam greeting with the jews or christians, and if you meet them in the street, then force them to take the narrowest path”.

      (Click Here to read full post)

      In the chapter that the testimonies of the people of hawaa, like the rafidzis and those who cuss the sahaba, are not accepted, it states in Al-‘Inayah Sharh Al-Hidayah –

      شَهَادَةَ أَهْلِ الْحَرْبِ عَلَى أَهْلِ الذِّمَّةِ غَيْرُ مَقْبُولَةٍ كَمَا لَا تُقْبَلُ شَهَادَةُ الذِّمِّيِّ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِ ، وَشَهَادَةُ أَهْلِ الذِّمَّةِ عَلَى أَهْلِ الْحَرْبِ وَلَهُمْ مَقْبُولَةٌ كَشَهَادَةِ الْمُسْلِم عَلَى الذِّمِّيِّ
      العناية شرح الهداية

      The testimonies of the ahl al-harb are not acceptable upon the ahl adh-dhimmah, just as the testimony of a dhimmi is not accepted upon a Muslim; and the testimonies of the ahl adh-dhimmah upon or for the ahl al-harb are acceptable as is the testimony of a Muslim upon a dhimmi.

      Imam Al-Ghazali says in Kimya-i-Sa’adat, a masterpiece on Tasawwuf and Islamic ethics (Click Here to see the post):

      اما ایشان را ولایت دادن و بہ عمل فرستادن و برایشان اعتماد کردن و بر مسلمانان مسلط کردن ؛ استخفاف بود بر مسلمانی ؛ و از جملہ کبایر باشد۔

      Trusting them (i.e, kafirs, i.e., dhimmis) or appointing them above Muslims by any action or contractual agreements is degrading Muslims and a kabiirah sin (a major sin).

      It says in BOTH Fath-ul-Qadeer and Durr Al-Mukhtar, that the dhimmi will be forbidden to wear the ‘imamah (turban) like Muslims, or to wear clothes similar to those worn by Muslim nobility and elite scholars and others, AND THAT he will also be forbidden from being made a clerk/bookkeeper or being hired in any position where he earns prestige and honor in front of Muslims:

      ويمنع …. من استكتاب ومباشرة يكون بها معظما عند المسلمين

      And he will be forbidden from being hired as a clerk/bookkeeper or in any position where he is honored in front of the Muslims.

      It says in Bahr Ar-Raiq, Durr Al-Mukhtar and Al-Hawi Al-Qudsiy – 3 primary manuals of Hanafi fiqh:

      وينبغي أن يلازم الصغار فيما يكون بينه وبين المسلم في كل شئ، وعليه فيمنع من القعود حال قيام المسلم عنده

      And it MUST BE that humiliation [of the dhimmi] is instated in EVERY matter between him and the Muslim; and he [the dhimmi] is forbidden from remaining seated if a Muslim is standing in his presence.

      It further states in Durr Al-Mukhtar

      ويحرم تعظيمه، وتكره مصافحته، ولا يبدأ بسلام إلا لحاجة ولا يزاد في الجواب علي وعليك ويضيق عليه في المرور، ويجعل على داره علامة، وتمامه في الاشباه من أحكام الذمي

      And honoring him [dhimmi] is forbidden; and shaking hands with him is disliked; and the Salam must not be initiated to him EXCEPT in the case of a need, and he musn’t be replied with any more than “wa ‘alayk”; and he must be forced into the side of the streets; and he must make his home known by the signs required of the ahl adh-dhimmah, and all the other requirements to be fulfilled from the rulings upon the dhimmi.

  4. 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

    June 11, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    This is in response to Masood’s comment and my earlier reply to him stating that the hadith of the ‘Arsh trembling upon praising a fasiq has strong chains.

    I’m sorry for my last reply. The hadiith in that sequence of words doesn’t seem to have a strong chain in regards to transmitters. However, its content and message is at par with the content of sahiih ahadiith that praising and hobnobbing with the sinful earns Allah’s wrath, like for example

    لاَ تَقُولُوا لِلْمُنَافِقِ سَيِّدٌ، فَإنَّهُ إنْ يَكُ سَيِّداً فَقَدْ أسْخَطْتُمْ رَبَّكُمْ

    Translation of meaning: Do NOT say to a hypocrite “master” for if he was [your] “master”, your Lord would have punished you. (Sahih chain)


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