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Abu Musab
04-03-2016, 12:38 PM
The Ruling Regarding Idols in Islaam



By: Darul Ilm





Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

People have asked about the ruling regarding destroying statues, so In-Shaa Allaah what will follow will be some info regarding that (1)




The Verdict:




Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

Firstly: Destroying idols was one of the duties of Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam, and the Sahaabah followed that way too (2)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

Secondly: It is the viewpoint of the Madhaahib to destroy idols/statues, and the Ummah as a whole, excluding the modernist deviants (3)



Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

Thirdly: It is not a new ruling, but rather it comes already from the time of Ibraaheem `Alayhis Salaam who destroyed idols. (4)






Proof from Ahaadeeth and the Sunnah:



Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

In a lengthy Hadeeth on how Hadhrat `Amr Ibn `Abasah Radhiallaahu `Anhu accepted Islaam, one of the questions he asked was... (1)



Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

"What is a Nabi?" Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam responded: "Allaah sent me" to which he asked: "With what were you sent?" (2)



Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam replied: "He sent me with up-keeping family ties, and to destroy idols...." Saheeh Muslim (3)



Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015 View translation

In arabic: وما نبي؟ قال: «أرسلني الله»، فقلت: وبأي شيء أرسلك، قال: «أرسلني بصلة الأرحام، وكسر الأوثان، وأن يوحد الله لا يشرك به شي (4)









Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

Regarding idols, if it's in peoples (dhimmis) homes, or like jesus idols in churches, then those are left, but any public ones are to be destroyed.


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015 View translation

Commenting on the Aayah "Wa qul jaa'al haqqu wa zahaqal baatil" Imaam Al-Qurtubi Rahimahullaah says: (1)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

"In this Aayah is proof of destroying idols when you overcome them (i.e. the enemy)." (2)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015 View translation

Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam sent Hadhrat Jareer Ibn `Abdillaah Radhiallaahu `anhu to yemen to destroy the idol Dhul Khalasah.


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015 View translation

Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam sent Hadhrat Khaalid Ibn al-Waleed Radhiallaahu `Anhu to Nakhlah to destroy the idol Al-`Uzzaa.


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015 View translation

Hadhrat Mugheerah ibn Shu`bah and hadhrat Abu Sufyaan Radhiallaahu `Anhumaa were sent to Taa'if to destroy the idol Al-Laat.


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

Hadhrat `Ali Radhiallaahu `Anhu was sent to the tribe of Tay to destroy their idol Al-Fulus.


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015 View translation

Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam sent Hadhrat `Amr Ibn Al-`Aas Radhiallaahu `Anhu to destroy the idol Suwaa`.

Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

Hadhrat Tufayl Ibn `Amr Radhiallaahu `Anhu was sent to the tribe of Dows to destroy their idol Dhul Kaffayn.


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015 View translation

Hadhrat Sa`d Ibn Zayd Radhiallaahu `Anhu was sent to al-Mushallal to destroy the idol Manaat.


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

We additionally know of the hundreds of idols destroyed by Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam on the conquest of Makkah.


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

So this was the way of Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam and the Sahaabah regarding treatment of idols.


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

If someone says: "The sahaabah never destroyed idols!" Then i will ask: "Name me one single idol they passed and did not destroy?" (1)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

If they say "the sphinx for example", then that was already covered in sand before even the time of `Eesaa `Alayhis Salaam (2)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

The sphinx and the pyramids etc were only excavated less than 200 years ago, so at the time of the Sahaabah they were buried in sand (3)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

Were it to have been open back then, then even without the help of explosives, the Sahaabah would have made a plan to destroy it all. (4)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015 View translation

Hadhrat `Ali Radhiallaahu `Anhu narrates that Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam sent him on a mission saying: (1)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

"Do not leave an idol without destroying it, nor a raised grave without leveling it." Saheeh Muslim. (2)






Proof from the Four Madhaahib




Hanafi Madhab:

Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

Let us now turn to the books of Fiqh and see what the Fuqahaa have said regarding idols, starting with the Hanafi madhab.


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

The Hanafis: Imaam As-Sarakhsi Rahimahullaah says in Sharh Siyar Al-Kabeer: "If amongst the booty a cross of gold or silver is found... (1)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

...Or an idol, or a Dirham or Deenaar which has pictures on it, then it is the duty of the Imaam to break it all." (2)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

In Fataawaa Al-Hindiyyah it says: "If gold or silver necklaces are found in the booty and it has crosses or pictures on it, then.... (1)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

....Then it should first be broken before being distributed." (2)




Maaliki Madhab:

Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

The Maalikis: I had listed Imaam Al-Qurtubi Rahimahullaah's view on Aayah 81 of Surah Al-Israa, saying that it's proof for breaking idols.






Shaafi`i Madhab:


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015 View translation

The Shaafi`is: Imaam Ibn `Abdis Salaam Rahimahullaah mentions in Qawaa`idul Ahkaam Fee Masaalihil Anaam, he gives the example of Jihaad (1)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

Saying: "There are three rights in this regard, first is Allaah's right, which is that Kufr be eradicated and removed from the hearts (2)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

Hearts of the Kuffaar, and from their tongues as well. As well as destroying their churches, crosses and idols." (3)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015 View translation

Imaam Ibn Hajar Al-Haytami Rahimahullaah says in Tuhfatul Muhataaj: "Idols, crosses, tools of futility (e.g. musical instruments) and... (1)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

And prohibited containers. There is nothing to be paid by the one who breaks it, because it is an obligation upon the one who can do it" (2)


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015 View translation

Imaam Zakariyyaa Al-Ansaari Rahimahullaah says in Asnaa Al-Mataalib: "It is obligatory upon a Mukallaf that's able, to destroy idols."




Hanbali Madhab:


Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015 View translation

Lastly the Hanbalis: Imaam Al-Mardaawi Rahimahullaah says in Al-Insaaf Fee Ma`rifatir Raajihi Minal Khilaaf: on the topic of breaking... (1)



Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

Breaking certain things and not being liable to pay anything: "Similarly (one can break) sticks (a musical instrument), drums.... (2)



Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

....Backgammon, tools of sihr, exorcism and fortune telling, fantasy images, as well as statues and idols..." (3)







Darul Ilm ‏@darul_ilm 28 Feb 2015

So that then are the views of the four Madhaahib. And as you can see, there is no place anywhere in Islaam for idols. And Allaah Knows Best




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crimsontide06
04-03-2016, 01:44 PM
Here, if you go around destroying statues...etc. you would be jailed for vandalism.
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sister herb
04-03-2016, 02:10 PM
Originally Posted by crimsontide06
Here, if you go around destroying statues...etc. you would be jailed for vandalism.
And if you tell you do it because of Islam, they will throw the key away.

So, should we go to destroy statues when we are living in non-Islamic societies? I remember that here we also should respect the laws of the country we live in (in the West).
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azc
04-03-2016, 04:19 PM
I think It's related to a shariah-ruled-state but in a non Muslim populous country......???
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Abu Musab
04-04-2016, 03:45 PM
The purpose of posting this article was to counter the lies spread by people like norman ali khan and co who claim it's not permissible to destroy idols in Islaam.
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anatolian
04-04-2016, 04:07 PM
Originally Posted by Abu Musab
The purpose of posting this article was to counter the lies spread by people like norman ali khan and co who claim it's not permissible to destroy idols in Islaam.
Salam brother. If you break their idols what if they insult Allah?
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azc
04-04-2016, 05:49 PM
^ I think brother Abu Musab has clarified the purpose of this thread.
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czgibson
04-04-2016, 05:49 PM
Greetings,

Originally Posted by crimsontide06
Here, if you go around destroying statues...etc. you would be jailed for vandalism.
Quite right too.

Here is a list of artefacts that Islamic State have destroyed following this ruling. Significant parts of humanity's shared cultural heritage have now been wiped out as a direct result of it.

Peace
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anatolian
04-04-2016, 06:04 PM
Originally Posted by azc
^ I think brother Abu Musab has clarified the purpose of this thread.
Salam brother. I have understood his purpose and I am asking this question. When you break their idols, what if they insult Allah?
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Hamza :)
04-04-2016, 08:23 PM
Originally Posted by anatolian
Salam brother. I have understood his purpose and I am asking this question. When you break their idols, what if they insult Allah?
Some would insult Allah subhanaahu wa ta'ala anyway
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anatolian
04-04-2016, 08:36 PM
Originally Posted by Hamza :)
Some would insult Allah subhanaahu wa ta'ala anyway
salam bro..but we shouldnt provoke people to do this, right?
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Mustafa16
04-04-2016, 08:50 PM
Originally Posted by anatolian
salam bro..but we shouldnt provoke people to do this, right?
I believe the ijma (consensus) of scholars is that the punishment for blasphemy is death.
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