Very recently a politician died. She was ‘famous’ in political circles and featured in the news often. Her affinity to kufr ideologies was apparent, and she was almost unknown to even sport a Muslim name, let alone being identified as Muslim. It was only after she died that her ‘Islamic’ side was brought to the fore. Be that as it may, she lived her life in kufr. She idolised kufr ideologies, lived her life in kufr and – to the best of everyone’s knowledge – died in kufr. In fact, even if she was born to a Muslim family, she lost her Imaan a long time ago when she married into kufr. The name she was well-known for, “Jesse” and her surname “Duarte” don’t have any semblance to Islam or Muslims. Regarding such people, the Qur`anic injunction is clear – Allah Ta`ala explicitly forbids any Muslim to stand at the grave of such people, or even to make dua of forgiveness for them!

The narration of Hadhrat Umar (radhiallahu anhu) that appears in Bukhaari Shareef should be an eye-opener for all fence-sitters out there:

عن عَبْد اللَّهِ بْن عُتْبَةَ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَر بْن الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ إِنَّ أُنَاسًا كَانُوا يُؤْخَذُونَ بِالْوَحْيِ فِي عَهْدِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَإِنَّ الْوَحْيَ قَدْ انْقَطَعَ وَإِنَّمَا نَأْخُذُكُمْ الْآنَ بِمَا ظَهَرَ لَنَا مِنْ أَعْمَالِكُمْ فَمَنْ أَظْهَرَ لَنَا خَيْرًا أَمِنَّاهُ وَقَرَّبْنَاهُ وَلَيْسَ إِلَيْنَا مِنْ سَرِيرَتِهِ شَيْءٌ اللَّهُ يُحَاسِبُهُ فِي سَرِيرَتِهِ وَمَنْ أَظْهَرَ لَنَا سُوءًا لَمْ نَأْمَنْهُ وَلَمْ نُصَدِّقْهُ وَإِنْ قَالَ إِنَّ سَرِيرَتَهُ حَسَنَةٌصحيح البخاري

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Utbah reports, “I heard ‘Umar bin Khattab (radhiallahu anhu) saying: “In the lifetime of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) some people were called to account through Wahi. Now Wahi (Revelation) has discontinued and we shall judge you by your apparent acts. Whoever displays to us good, we shall grant him peace and security, and treat him as a near one. We have nothing to do with his insight. Allah will call him to account for that. But whosoever shows evil to us, we shall not grant him security neither shall we believe him, even if he professed that his intention is good.” [Saheeh Bukhari]

There apparently were some molvis who not only attended her burial, but even performed a mock pantomime ‘janazah salaat’. Insofar as the Imaan of these deviant culprits is concerned, we strongly advise that they renew it. The moron molvis allowed najis kuffaar to stand in the sufoof and ‘join’ the ‘salaat’. It is clearly mentioned in the Kutub of Fiqh that a person who stands for Salaat, knowing that he is in janaabat or napaak, has perpetrated KUFR. These molvis should never have allowed the najis disbelievers to stand alongside them. By doing so, they have committed kufr.

At a memorial service held for this deceased politician whose ‘Muslim’ name suddenly crept out of the woodwork – death or the imminence thereof turns people to their Creator, just like Firoun when he was about to be engulfed by the sea – the MC actually referred to an ex-molvi, as “Reverend Suliman Ravat”! Allah Rabbul Izzat disgraces some people in this world. If they don’t reflect and repent, the disgrace awaiting them in the Aakhirah is by far worse.

In opening his address, the Reverend Ravat addressed the President and other kuffaar politicians present by greeting them with: “Assalaamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh”.

The following is stated in Shaami and other Fiqh Kutub:

If a person makes Salaam to a non-Muslim, out of reverence, respect and honour, he has committed kufr, because honouring a kaafir is kufr.

The love for name, fame and wealth has blinded these once-Muslim Ulama to the Shariah and they have now stooped to brazenly committing acts of kufr in full view of the public.


Our advice to the Daarul Ulooms where these miscreants studied and ‘qualified’ is that they retract their ‘certification’ and sanads. Even the kuffaar hold their worldly qualifications in high esteem when they ‘strike off the roll’ a doctor or lawyer or accountant, etc. when they commit acts that bring disrepute and disgrace to their respective professions. Why do the Daarul Ulooms not show similar (if not greater) esteem to the mantle of Ilm, and ‘strike’ these felons ‘off the ulama roll’?