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Controversy in masjid and no one is reciting adhan?

Asalaamualaykum Wa rahmatullahi Wa barakatuho... In our locality there is a masjid and the majority of the people living here claim to be hanafi and followers of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Geelani (ra) but actually doing a lot of shirk and biddah like asking him help, memorising him on every 11th of Islamic month and hold special prayers and duas on that day and so on. on Friday as the imaam was delivering the jummah khutbah, some controversy began and there was exchange of words and the imaam left without completing the Friday prayer. from that very moment till now (more than 24hrs) no one is giving the Azaan. I want to know what should be done in such a situation and is there any sin on the imaam who was insulted and hence left without completing the prayer. what is the Shariah ruling on such people? was salaam alayka JazakaAllahu khaiyr

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

but actually doing a lot of shirk and biddah like asking him help, memorising him on every 11th of Islamic month and hold special prayers and duas on that day and so on.

Allah says in the glorious Quran:

O Prophet, say to them, "Have you ever seen them with open eyes those whom you invoke instead of Allah? Show me what they have created in the earth? Or have they any share in the creation and control of the heavens? Bring me a Book revealed before this, or produce some remnant of knowledge in support of your beliefs if you are truthful." And who could be further astray than the one who invokes, instead of Allah, those who cannot answer him till the Day of Resurrection. Nay, they are even UNAWARE THAT THEY ARE BEING INVOKED. And when all mankind shall be gathered together (on the Day of Qiyamah), they (the so called leaders and intercessors) will become enemies of those who invoked them and they will DISOWN THEIR WORSHIP!!! Quran[46: 4-6]

So worship Allah Alone, making your religion His exclusively. Beware! Religion is the exclusive Right of Allah. As for those who have taken other 'auliyas' with Allah (and justify their this conduct by saying): "We serve them only that they may bring us closer to Allah." Allah will surely judge between them concerning all that in which they differ. Allah does not show guidance to any liar and denier of the Truth. Quran [39:2-3]

These people worship beside Allah those which can neither harm nor benefit them, and say, "These are our 'shofa'a' (intercessors) with Allah!" (O Prophet) tell them, "Do you wish to inform Allah of that thing which He knows to be neither in the heavens nor in the earth?" He is absolutely free from, and exalted above the shirk that they commit. Quran [10:18]

(O Mohamed) tell them plainly, "This is my Way! I invite you to Allah. I myself see my Way in full light, and my followers see it too. And Allah is absolutely free from defect, and I have nothing to do with those who invoke others with Allah." Quran [12:108]


Calling any dead person (be the prophet or any wali) for anything is absolutely prohibited in Islam as doing this would involve one in the grave sin of shirk (associating partners to Allah).AND SHIRK IS A SIN THAT ALLAH NEVER FORGIVES.

Dear sister celebrating every 11th of Islamic month is an innovation and was introduced much much much... later after the death of the blessed prophet (pbuh).so every God fearing believer should abstain from it, as every innovation is an error and every error leads to hellfire.

on Friday as the imaam was delivering the jummah khutbah, some controversy began and there was exchange of words

Narrated Al-Sa'ib bin Yazid: I was standing in the mosque and somebody threw a gravel at me. I looked and found that he was 'Umar bin Al-Khattab. He said to me, "Fetch those two men to me." When I did, he said to them, "Who are you? (Or) where do you come from?" They replied, "We are from Ta'if." 'Umar said, "Were you from this city (Medina) I would have punished you for raising your voices in the mosque of Allah's Apostle. SAHIH AL-BUKHARI [VOL.:1, BOOK:8, HADITH:459]

The action of `Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) mentioned in the Hadith tells us that to speak loudly in the mosque amounts to desecrating it, which is a punishable offense.

It is permissible to talk about the problems of Muslims and any other issues which are concerned with the welfare of community at large. But it is absolutely not allowed to quarrel or behave indecently in Masjid.

Dear sister it does not befit and behove a believer to be rude, to taunt, curse, or abuse anyone from any religion (leave alone his believing brother). A believer should always use the best manner to deal with others, no matter how the others behave. If anyone deals with you in a 'crooked' manner, Islam guides you that you should still treat them in the best manner and with justice.

Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud The Prophet (saws) said: ‘A believer does not taunt, curse, abuse or talk indecently.’ Al-Tirmidhi [1740]

Allah Says in the glorious Quran:

Nor can goodness and evil (ever) be equal! Repel (evil) with that which is better (goodness): then will he, between whom and thee was hatred, become as it were thy friend and intimate!
And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint; none but persons of the greatest good fortune.
And if (at any time) an incitement to discord is made to you by the Shaytaan, seek refuge in Allah. He is the One Who Hears and Knows all things. Quran[41:34-36]


The result would be that "your worst enemy would become your closest friend," for that is human nature itself. If you remain quiet in response to an abuse, it will be mere goodness but it will not silence the abuser. But if you express good wishes for him in response to his abuses, even the most shameless opponent will feel ashamed, and then would hardly ever be able to employ invectives against you.

and the imaam left without completing the Friday prayer. from that very moment till now (more than 24hrs) no one is giving the Azaan. I want to know what should be done in such a situation and is there any sin on the imaam who was insulted and hence left without completing the prayer. What is the Shariah ruling on such people?

Narrated by Abu Hurayrah The Prophet (saws) said: ‘Striving (Jihad) in the path of Allah is incumbent on you along with every ruler, whether he is pious or impious; the prayer is obligatory on you behind every believer, pious or impious, even if he commits grave sins; the (funeral) prayer is incumbent upon every Muslim, pious and impious, even if he commits major sins.’ ABU DAWOOD[Book 14 : Hadith 2527]

The absolute right way for the imam in such a situation would be to exercise patience and self-restraint. The imam should not leave; rather should complete the obligatory Friday prayer. And settle the dispute there after in peace, as Allah says in the Quran:

"...and making peace is better.'' Quran (4:128)

"So fear Allah and adjust all matters of difference among you.'' Quran (8:1)

"The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islamic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers.'' Quran (49:10)

Thus if any type of dispute arises amongst the believers, the believers(who may not be part of either of the groups) should become concerned and should do whatever they can to bring about peace and reconciliation between the parties.

If the imam chooses to leave (as a result of humiliation) without leading believers in the prayer, and becomes the cause for believers missing their prayer, then he will be held accountable for missing the obligatory Friday prayer of believers. To prevent this, the absolute right way for the imam would be to appoint deputy imam to lead believers in the prayer.

Many hadith have been related which warn against leading a congregation while one is disliked by them. Dislike here relates to one's religious conduct and is based on a valid reason.

Elaborating upon it, at-Tirmizhi says: "It is disliked that a man should lead a people in salah while they dislike him. If the imam is not a wrongdoer, then the sin is upon those who don't like him."

Regarding would there be any sin on imam: if he became the cause for missing the prayer of muqtadies by not completing and leading the salah by himself or by appointing deputy imam, then he will bear the whole burden of the sin of missing salah.

I reiterate; such people who quarrel or are in any dispute among themselves should not be left to mutual bickering but efforts should be made for their reconciliation. People who are quarrelling(or are in any dispute) should also co-operate with those who make efforts for reconciliation, and respect their spirit of goodwill.

The azhan is a form of worship. The azhan is a call to inform believers in specific words that the time for a prayer has begun. It is a call to the congregation, and is an expression of the Islamic practices. It is obligatory or highly preferred act. And one should make the azhan only for Allah's sake and not for wages or any worldly gain.

Abu ad-Darda' reported that he heard the Prophet, upon whom be peace, say, "If three people do not make the azhan and establish the prayer among themselves, Satan gains mastery over them." (Related by Ahmad.)

Dear sister if the believers in your locality are not giving azan in the Masjid, then indeed shaitan has gained mastery over them and they have become slaves of the accursed shaitan and who ever follows accursed shaitan, his destiny is indeed the crushing hellfire.

Thus the believers should leave their disputes aside on times of worship, and should strive to foster brotherhood in Muslim ummah. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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