Question: What is the ruling of Islaam on offering Salaah (prayer) behind an Imaam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) who denies some of the Prophet’s Hadeeth such as the Hadeeth stating that magic was cast on the Prophet (peace be upon him) or the one prophesying the descent of Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) near the end of time?
Answer: The one who denies the Ahaadeeth authentically reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him), such as the two Ahaadeeth referred to above, is a liar and may be judged either to be a Faasiq (someone openly and flagrantly violating Islaamic law) or a Kaafir (disbeliever), according to that person’s state… read more here.
Question: Can a person be a disbeliever in spite of verbally saying: “Laa ilaahaa illaa Allaah” (There is no god in truth but Allaah)?
Answer: A person can be a disbeliever in the Sight of Allaah in spite of saying, “There is no god in truth but Allaah”, as the hypocrites who say it only by tongue, but their hearts have not believed in it, such as ‘Abdullaah ibn Ubay ibn Salool and suchlike… read more here.
All praise is due to Allaah Alone, and may peace and blessings be upon the Noblest of the messengers, our Prophet Muhammad, his family, his Companions, and those who righteously follow them until the Day of Resurrection.
I have read the article written by our brother in Islaam, the eminent Shaykh `Umar ibn Ahmad Al-Millibary on the meaning of “Laa ilaaha illa Allaah (there is no god but Allaah)”. I read the explanation of the Shaykh thoroughly on the three points of view regarding its meaning.
The definitions are as follows:
First, it means that there is no god truly worthy of worship except Allaah.
Second, that there is no god truly worthy of obedience except Allaah.
Third, that there is no god but Allaah.
The correct definition, as he stated, is the first which is clarified in the Book of Allaah (Glorified be He) many times. For instance, Allaah (Glorified be He) states… read more here.
Question 2: Many people say that Talqeen to the dead (standing by their grave in an attempt to remind them to say: “Laa ilaaha illaa Allaah”) is Haraam (prohibited) for the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not do so, is this correct?
Question 2 : Is it permissible for people to raise their voices saying, “Say: Laa ilaah ilaa Allaah”, “Glorify Allaah” or the like, while following a funeral procession?
Question 2 : After the burial, some people cut the trees which grow over the graves, others walk over them, and some sit on them. Is this permissible? What is the ruling on a person who does so?
Answer: Yes, Talqeen to the dead after burial is Bid’ah (innovation in religion) for neither the Messenger (peace be upon him) nor the Rightly-Guided Caliphs, or the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet) did so. All the Hadeeths mentioned in this regard are not authentic… read more here.