Assalaam O Alaikum Wa Rahamatullhe Wabarakatuh.
The Many Dangers of the Tongue
(a) Describing Allah without proof from the Quran or authentic sunnah.
For example, describing Allah as being everywhere is a serious misconception of which many Muslims are guilty. The Quraan and authentic sunnah are both replete with proofs which show that Allah, the Most High, is above and beyond His creation, and not a part of it, as the statement that 'He, is everywhere' necessitates. The following Hadeeth clearly indicate this. Ma'aaiyah Ibn Al- Hakim said:
'I had a servant girl who used to tend to my sheep in the area of MountUhud, near a place called Al-Jawwaareeyah. One day I came to see them only to find that a wolf had made off with a sheep from her flock. Since, I, like the rest of Adam's descendants, am prone to do regrettable acts, I gave her a terrible slap in her face. When I came to Allah 's Messenger (peace be upon him) with the story, he considered it a grave thing for me to have done. I said: 'O Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) couldn't I free her? He (peace be upon him) replied: "Bring her to me." So I brought her. He (peace be upon him) then asked her, "Where is Allah?" And she replied: "Above the sky." Then He (peace be upon him) asked her: "Who am I?" She replied "You are Allah's Messenger". So he (peace be upon him) said: "Free her; for she is a believer. "
[Muslim Vol. 1 Pg. 271-2 #1094]
It must be noted that one of the duties of the Messenger (peace be upon him) was to correct any mistakes anyone committed in this religion (Deen). His (peace be upon him) silence after asking her, "Where is Allah", and she replied "Above the sky", is an indication that her answer is correct. His (peace be upon him) affirming that she is a believer, at the end of the Hadeeth, is the direct proof that her answers were correct, otherwise He (peace be upon him) would be lying, and we seek refuge with Allah for even thinking that lying is possible from the Messenger (peace be upon him).
What should be noted, is the fact that the first question he (peace be upon him) asked her was: Where is Allah? and not if she believed in Him, the Most High. Since the question was: 'Where is Allah?' great importance and attention must be given to the fact that, since he (peace be upon him) accepted that Allah is above the skies as the correct answer, that this is direct proof that this is the correct view on the question.
Additionally, it establishes the importance of the issue in Islam, contrary to the belief and attitude of many Muslims, even so-called Shaiks, who claim that the issue is either trivial or too advanced. After all, this was the first question the Prophet (peace be upon him) asked of a slave girl to determine if she was a Muslim or not!
(b) Explaining the Aayaat of the Quran, or the Hadeeth of die Prophet (peace be upon him) with meanings other than their apparent ones, is also another way of lying upon Allah.
Allah, the Most High said:
"O Iblees (Satan)! What prevent you from prostrating yourself to one I have created with My Two Hands... "
In the above Aayah, Allah, the Most High, is saying that He created Aadam with His Two Hands. Yet some Muslims try to explain "Allah's two Hands" to mean His power Who knows Allah better, Himself or these people? As Muslims, we have to believe in Allah as He describes Himself or as His Messenger (peace be upon him) described Him. Therefore, if He, the Mighty, says he has Two Hands, we must believe that. However, we must also believe, that they are not hands like our: He, the Sublime said:
"There is nothing like Him; and He is the Hearer; the Seer of all."
(c) Making Haraam things Halaal
This is another form of lying upon Allah. An example of this is telling Muslims to get out of the Masjid. Since some of our brothers pray according to the way demonstrated by the Prophet (peace be upon him), (i.e. according to the sunnah), some administrators order them out of the Masjid just because of that. These arrogant leaders should remember, that amongst the greatest of oppressors, are those who prevent a Muslim from praying in the Masjid of Allah. This is because they are making Haraam the most halaal of deeds, purely out of their unlawful dictatorship. Allah, the Glorious said:
"And who is more unjust than those who forbid that Allah's Name should be remembered in His Mosques, and strive after its destruction..."
[Al-Baqarah 2: 114]
(d) Making Halaal things Haraam
This is also another way in which Muslims lie upon Allah, the Glorious. An example of this, is that Allah permits a Muslim man to marry and have up to four wives, at any given time. However, if anyone attaches conditions, and throws doubt on this, he/she is in fact making something which is Halaal, Haraam. This is done by Muslims saying that a man can only marry once, and if the circumstances of necessity presents itself, then the law of polygyny (i.e. a man marrying more than one wife) becomes applicable. Allah, the All-Knowing said:
"...then many (other) women of your choice, two or three or four, but if you shall not be able to deal justly (with them) then many only one, (or the captives) that your right hands
In the above Aayah, Allah, the Wise has legislated that a man should marry 2, 3 or 4 wives, but if he was afraid of treating them unjustly, that is, he would not be able to upkeep a balanced scale of equal treatment, then the alternative is to marry only one. This, and only this, is the condition set down by the Shareeah. Anyone trying to say that there are other conditions, is inventing his own law. Those who propagate that the first wife must be barren or sick, or that she has to approve of the second marriage, etc., have no evidence at all to support their false claims.
Even worst, are those who have adopted the orientalists' opinion, that polygyny is a lustful act. Thus, anyone whose wife is otherwise perfect, but he still takes a second wife, is, in the orientalists' view doing this only out of evil lust and desires. This category is worst, because their statement is blasphemy against the Quraan, since Allah, the Wise, promotes and encourages therein, that a man can be married to more than one woman at any given time. It is also blasphemy to the Prophet (peace be upon him), his companions, and the scholars of Islam, as they practiced it during their lifetime.
However, even if it was done purely for lust or desire, it would still be according to the sunnah, since the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) informs us, that when someone satisfies his sexual cravings or lust in a Halaal way, he will be blessed for it. He (peace be upon him) states:
"...and even when one of you cohabits (engage in sexual intercourse), he is rewarded for it.''
We (the companions said: "O Messenger of Allah! Would one of us earn blessings and rewards for satisfying his (sexual) lusts and desires?
He (peace be upon him) said: "Yes, don't you see that if he was to satisfy it in the Haraam way (by adultery and fornication) that he would be sinned? Similarly, when he satisfies it in the Halaal way, he is rewarded."
WaAlaikum Assalaam Wa Rahmatullahe Wabarakatuh.
To be continued!