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I firstly would like to commend you on the wonderful job your doing for all us muslims. May Allah (s.w.a.) shower all of you with all his undying blessing on the this noble deed and grant you success in all your Naik endeavours, Insallah, Ameen.
this question is really confusing. I am Alahamdulillah, a muslm by birth. I belonged to the Ismaili community of muslims. I did realize I was not on the right path and was doing shirk. I am now married and my husband is an Ismaili. In this sect you are allowed to drink and I`m sure you have heard about them. They are the followers of the Aga Khan. With the mercy of Allah ( s.w.a.)I have moved away from their beliefs and now follow mainstream Islam. This is with a lot of help from my muslim brothers and sisters like yourselves. I now pray five times and also wear the hijab. I have a long way to go. What I really want to find out is that. I live in a household where nobody follows the tharika of Islam, as they are all Ismailis. they all drink in the house. I pray in my room and don`t do anything of that sort. But I feel really guilty. I keep asking Allah ( s.w.a.) for forgiveness. How do I deal with this situation. My husband has no objection to what I do and so I just tell myself that he his accountable for his actions and I for mine. Do I have to leave him becuase Islam doesn`t allow this. Their argument is that it`s ok for Ismaili muslims to drink. I don`t feel they are muslims to begin with as they don`t follow any of the pillars of islam.
My second question is Qadiyanis. i got an email about them stating that they are not muslims. How much truth is there to that. May Allah bless you for helping me out. I really am confused, thank you. Jazak Allah khair
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Leave impious ismaili husband
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Your Question: How do I deal with this situation. My husband has no objection to what I do and so I just tell myself that he his accountable for his actions and I for mine. Do I have to leave him becuase Islam doesn`t allow this.
My dear and beloved sister in Islam, as difficult and as trying the situation that you find yourself in, one must differentiate between a legal muslim and a ‘true’ muslim.
A legal ‘muslim’ is one who declares his belief in the below six articles of faith:
If one professes or declares belief in all of the above six articles of faith, regardless of whether the belief has entered his heart or regardless of his actions and his obedience to the dictates of the deen, one will be considered a ‘legal’ muslim in the Sight of Shariah Law and the believers; and every right that is due to a ‘muslim’ will be accorded to them in full. They may marry amongst the believers, they may visit the Sacred House of Allah, they may inherit their believing heirs, their believing heirs will inherit from them, the food they slaughter will be lawful for the believers to consume, they will be given a muslim burial at death, etc….every single right that is due to a muslim will be accorded to them in full.
A ‘true’ muslim is one who is accepted as a believer in the Majestic and Supreme Presence of the All-Knowing, All-Mighty Lord on the Day of Judgment.
Dear and beloved sister in Islam, as much as the acts and beliefs of your husband may be in defiance and contrast of the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah, provided he does not verbally declare or profess defiance to any of the above listed six articles of faith, he will be treated as a ‘legal muslim’ in the Sight of Shairah Law and the believers….and every single right that is due to a believer will be accorded to him in full.
Thus sister, rest absolutely assured that your marriage to him is absolutely legal and lawful in the Sight of Shariah, the believers, and above all, Allah Subhanah.
Your Question: Do I have to leave him becuase Islam doesn`t allow this.
Dear and beloved sister, as long as your husband believes in the above listed six articles of faith, regardless of his acts, your marriage with such a person will be considered absolutely lawful in the Sight of Shariah….and there is absolutely no Shariah obligation upon you to leave him, if you do not wish to do so.
It is indeed a great deed of patience and virtue that you fear Allah and practice true belief in the evil surrounding that you have narrated; and rest assured you will have your reward with your Lord Most Merciful.
If you sincerely believe that with your character and patience, one day you might be able to instill the fear of Allah into your husband and bring him closer to his Lord Creator….then indeed you should be grateful that you have been provided this opportunity by your Lord to work in His Cause, and do not even think of breaking your marriage or leaving your husband because of his evil deeds.
But if you fear that by continuing your marriage, your own belief is being compromised and thus might jeopardize your salvation in the Hereafter…then indeed it would be prudent to chose to leave this marriage and seek marriage with a righteous, God-fearing, and pious husband whose company and environment will make your path to salvation easier.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chatper 66 Surah Tahreem verses 10-11:
10 Allah sets forth for an example to the unbelievers, the wife of (Prophet) Nuh and the wife of (Prophet) Lut: they were (respectively) under two of Our righteous servants but they were false to their (Lord and their husbands), and they profited nothing before Allah on their account, but were told: "Enter ye the Fire along with (others) that enter!"
11 And Allah sets forth as an example to those who believe, the wife of Pharaoh (Hadrat Asiya): Behold she said: "O my Lord! Build for me in nearness to Thee a mansion in the Garden, and save me from Pharaoh and his doings and save me from those that do wrong";
Beloved Sister, in light of the above guidance of the Quran, Allah Subhanah sets forth two parables. One are the unrighteous and disbelieving wives of the Noble Prophets of Allah (Nuh (a.s.) and Lut (a.s.)….even though they married and lived amongst two of the most pious men who were ever blessed to walk on this earth, they did not align their beliefs or deeds towards the Truth and thus were ruined in this world and the Hereafter.
The second parable relates to Hadrat Asiya, the righteous wife of one of the greatest enemies of Allah Subhanah and His Deen, the evil and accursed Pharaoh! Such was the sanctity and piety of Hadrat Asiya, and such was her fear and obedience of her Lord Creator, that even though she remained married to as ardent a disbeliever as Pharaoh, she practiced her deen to such perfection that Allah Subhanah relates her example of righteousness in His Glorious Quran!
As your humble brothers and sincere well-wishers in faith, our advice to you sister is that if you are allowed and free to practice your deen without hindrance, and you do not fear that you will put your Hereafter on trial if you continue your marriage….it would be best to stay in your marriage and with your wisdom, knowledge, character, and above all humility and patience try to sow the seeds of the fear of Allah Subhanah into your husband and your extended family; perchance they too may be guided aright.
Your Statement: I don`t feel they are muslims to begin with as they don`t follow any of the pillars of islam.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2526 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik
The Prophet (saws) said: ‘Three things are the roots of faith:
Beloved Sister, as painful and as detestable the acts of transgression of one who has declared belief in the Oneness of Allah Subhanah may be, it is not permissible for one who sincerely fears Allah and the Last to declare them a disbeliever! The decision of whether one was a ‘true’ believer or not will be made by the All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord Alone on the Inevitable Day of Judgment.
Your Question: My second question is Qadiyanis. i got an email about them stating that they are not muslims. How much truth is there to that.
The absolute major differences in belief of the Ahmadis or Qaadiyaanis, and the belief which takes them out of the fold of Islam are:
There are umpteen other beliefs and practices they do and propagate in the core tenets of the deen, but it is their above two blasphemous beliefs that take them out of the fold of the deen of Truth, Al-Islam.
They also hold the belief that Prophet Isa (a.s.) will not appear at the end of time; that the promised Imam Mahdi has already appeared; they have their own variation of Shariah Law which is quite different and distinct from the Shariah Law endorsed by the Quran and the Sunnah, etc; but the beliefs that renders them as disbelievers and takes them out of the fold of Islam in the sight of Shariah and the believers are:
The Muslim Ummah is united that the Qadiyanis or Ahmadis are non-muslims, and the rights that are due specifically to muslims cannot be rendered to them.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,