Today's Fartwa: Love is an evil disease of the mind..!

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Pamela sez:  What the world needs is burkas, more sweet burkas. In the alternative universe of Islam, love is bad, death is good, and you take it from there.

Just in time for St. Valentine’s by the shiek(s) at Islam Q&A, from the ever watchful Vlad Tepes:

FATWA #82941.

Q. IF A GIRL LOVES A BOY FROM AFAR, HAS SHE COMMITTED A SIN?

A. PRAISE BE TO ALLAAH.

Islam came to close the doors that lead to evil and sin, and is keen to block all the means that may lead to corruption of hearts and minds. Love and infatuation between the sexes are among the worst of problems.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (10/129):

Love is a psychological sickness, and if it grows strong it affects the body, and becomes a physical sickness, either as diseases of the brain, which are said to be diseases caused by waswaas, or diseases of the body such as weakness, emaciation and so on. End quote.

And he (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (10/132):

Loving a non-mahram woman leads to many negative consequences, the full extent of which is known only to the Lord of people. It is a sickness that affects the religious commitment of the sufferer, then it may also affect his mind and body. End quote.

It is sufficient to note that one of the effects of love of a member of the opposite sex is enslavement of the heart which is held captive to the loved one. So love is a door that leads to humiliation and servility. That is sufficient to put one off this sickness.

Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (10/185):

If a man is in love with a woman, even if she is permissible for him, his heart remains enslaved to her, and she can control him as she wishes, even though outwardly he appears to be her master, because he is her husband; but in fact he is her prisoner and slave, especially if she is aware of his need and love for her. In that case, she will control him like a harsh and oppressive master controls his abject slave who cannot free himself from him. Rather he is worse off than that, because enslavement of the heart is worse than enslavement of the body. End quote.

Attachment to the opposite sex will not happen to a heart that is filled with love of Allaah; it only affects a heart that is empty and weak, so it is able to gain control of it, then when it becomes strong and powerful it is able to defeat the love of Allaah and lead the person into shirk. Hence it is said: Love is the action of an empty heart.

If the heart is devoid of the love and remembrance of the Most Merciful, and is a stranger to speaking to Him, it will be filled with love of women, images and listening to music.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (10/135):

If the heart loves Allaah alone and is sincerely devoted to Him, it will not even think of loving anyone else in the first place, let alone falling in love. When a heart falls in love, that is due to the lack of love for Allaah alone. Hence because Yoosuf loved Allaah and was sincerely devoted to Him, he did not fall into the trap of love, rather Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Thus it was, that We might turn away from him evil and illegal sexual intercourse. Surely, he was one of Our chosen, (guided) slaves”

[Yoosuf 12:24]

As for the wife of al-‘Azeez, she was a mushrik as were her people, hence she fell into this trap. End quote.

The Muslim must save himself from this fate and not fall short in guarding against it and ridding himself of it. If he falls short in that regard and follows the path of love, by continuing to steal haraam glances or listening to haraam things, and being careless in the way he speaks to the opposite sex, etc, then he is affected by love as a result, then he is sinning and will be subject to punishment for his actions.

How many people have been careless at the beginning of this problem, and thought that they were able to rid themselves of it whenever they wanted, or that they could stop at a certain limit and not go any further, until the sickness took a strong hold and no doctor or remedy could help?

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Rawdat al-Muhibbeen (147):

If the cause happens by his choice, he has no excuse for the consequences that are beyond his control, but if the reason is haraam, the drunkard had no excuse. Undoubtedly following one glance with another and allowing oneself to keep thinking about the person is like drinking intoxicants: he is to be blamed for the cause. End quote.

If a person strives to keep away from the things that lead to this serious sickness, by lowering his gaze and not looking at haraam things, not listening to haraam things, and averting the passing thoughts that the shaytaan casts into his mind, then after that something of the evils of this sickness befalls him because of a passing glance or a transaction that is basically permissible, and his heart becomes attached to a woman, there is no sin on him for that in sha Allaah, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Allaah burdens not a person beyond his scope”

[al-Baqarah 2:286]

Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (11/10):

If that does not result from carelessness or transgression on his part, then there is no sin on him for what befalls him. End quote.

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Rawdat al-Muhibbeen (147):

If love occurs for a reason that is not haraam, the person is not to be blamed, such as one who loved his wife or slave woman, then he separated from her but the love remained and did not leave him. He is not to be blamed for that. Similarly if there was a sudden glance then he averted his gaze, but love took hold of his heart without him meaning it to, he must, however, ward it off and resist it. End quote.

But he must treat his heart by putting a stop to the effects of this love, and by filling his heart with love of Allaah and seeking His help in that. He should not feel too shy to consult intelligent and trustworthy people for advice or consult some doctors and psychologists, because he may find some remedy with them. In doing that he must be patient, seek reward, remain chaste and  keep quiet, and Allaah will decree reward for him in sha Allaah.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (10/133):

If he is tested with love but he remains chaste and is patient, then he will be rewarded for fearing Allaah. It is known from shar’i evidence that if a person remains chaste and avoids haraam things in looking, word and deeds, and he keeps quiet about it and does not speak of it, so that there will be haraam talk about that, whether by complaining to another person or committing evil openly, or pursuing the beloved one in any way, and he is patient in obeying Allaah and avoiding sin, despite the pain of love that he feels in his heart, just as one who is afflicted with a calamity bears the pain of it with patience, then he will be one of those who fear Allaah and are patient, “Verily, he who fears Allaah with obedience to Him (by abstaining from sins and evil deeds, and by performing righteous good deeds), and is patient, then surely, Allaah makes not the reward of the Muhsinoon (good?doers) to be lost” [Yoosuf 12:90]. End quote.

See also questions no. 20949 and 33702.

And Allaah knows best.

12 thoughts on “Today's Fartwa: Love is an evil disease of the mind..!”

  1. Pray tell me, how do these hypocrites equate the 72 virgins with this nonsense. These people surely suffer from a severe case of mass sitzophrenia.

    Is anyone on this site aware of the Shiite version of premarital “love”, better known as “pleasure marriage”. It is basically legalised prostitution. If you haven’t heard of this practice before, run a google search on it while sitting down. It will blow you away.

    Now, place “pleasure marriages” next to this:

    “Islam came to close the doors that lead to evil and sin, and is keen to block all the means that may lead to corruption of hearts and minds. Love and infatuation between the sexes are among the worst of problems.”

    and compare them together. What do you get?

    A cult that has been trying miserably for the last 1400 years to present itself as a lit git religion.

    1. Nikah mut‘ah

      Sunni’s do it too. Sunni Muslims often claim that taqiyya is a Shiite thing, but mut’ah is too convenient for the male not be engaging in when its available. All are habitual, pathological liars.

      Nikāḥ al-Mut‘ah (Arabic: نكاح المتعة‎ marriage for pleasure), or sigheh (Persia), is a fixed-term marriage contract according to the Usuli Shia schools. It allows couples to have religiously sanctioned sex for a limited period of time, without any commitments, and without the obligatory involvement of religious figures.[1]. The duration of this type of marriage is fixed at its inception and is then automatically dissolved upon completion of its term. The period can range between one hour and a year, and is subject to renewal.[2]. Financial payments may be made between the couple, usually with the male paying the female.

      “Nikah”
      The Islamic “N” Word;
      What Does It Exactly Mean?

      There is a word in Arabic that correctly translates “marriage.” It is “zawag.” However, “Nikah, the (N) word,” which is more commonly used in translations of the Quran to mean marriage, carries entirely different implications. “Nikah” implies that the emphasis in the relationship between a man and his wife solely sexual. This degrades marriage. It is another proof about how Islam looks down on marriage and the role women play in it.

      For Xona:

      Sorry, there are no vacancies for Romeo and Juliet in Islam. The crux of Islam does not promote unconditional love, mutual respect and understanding between a man and a woman; it’s all about, unquestionable obedience and using women as tilt (Q-2.224) to breed more Muslims, which is a form of sex slavery.

      Prayer is Annulled by a Dog, a Donkey, and a Woman

      Muslim Women are Donkeys

  2. Simply more proof of the perversion that is islam. The followers of islam are the most selfish people on this planet.

  3. Actually, one of the most common devotional terms in Arabic is “Ishq allah ma’bud allah.” It essentially means: God is love, lover and beloved.

    I am sorry to hear that Shaykh ibn Taymiyyah decried love so harshly, but I think I should inform you that there’s a myriad of scholars and poets who praised and glorified love. Persian poet Rumi, who was Muslim, is certainly one of them. There’s also the beautiful and famous tale of Layla and Majnun, which was the Romeo and Juliet of the East. Sufism, which is one of the many sects in Islam, is completely focused on love. I suggest you do more research on the Sufi tradition to increase your knowledge of how involved love is in Islam.

  4. Xona,
    Educate your compatriots – they are the uneducated moronic thugs of islam. When we see them behaving in the rather glowing but dishonest light in which you cast islam we will reconsider. Until then you have some work to do !!!

  5. For where there is a love of romance, there is love of art. And where there is art there is a whole hearted love of mankind. Now what would the billy goat mullahs know of romance, the tide would not go out them, unless otherwise arranged or forced.

  6. * Actually, one of the most common devotional terms in Arabic is “Ishq allah ma’bud allah.” It essentially means: God is love, lover and beloved.

    How would the love of God translate into Arabic, Xona? Islam rejects the love of God and His plan of salvation and eternal life:

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.
    (John 3:16)

  7. “If a man is in love with a woman, even if she is permissible for him, his heart remains enslaved to her, and she can control him as she wishes, even though outwardly he appears to be her master, because he is her husband; but in fact he is her prisoner and slave, especially if she is aware of his need and love for her. In that case, she will control him like a harsh and oppressive master controls his abject slave who cannot free himself from him. Rather he is worse off than that, because enslavement of the heart is worse than enslavement of the body. ”

    How unspeakably sad. Billions of people brainwashed to believe that romantic love is wrong, even evil and dangerous. A man must not love his wife for fear of coming under her control. Such insecurity, such fear of women. It is the basis of their cult.

  8. Islamic scholar rules that engaged couples may talk on phone before marriage, but not about love

    What fun they’ll have when they take over in Paris. Sharia Alert from the Kingdom of the Two Holy Places: “Engaged couple can chat… but not on love,” from Emirates 24/7, February 17 (thanks to Emad):

    A chief Saudi Islamic scholar authorized engaged couples in the conservative Gulf Kingdom to chat by phone before marriage but warned them of brining up love issues.

    Sheikh Abdullah Al Mutlaq, a member of the seven-man Supreme Scholars Committee in Saudi Arabia, said a phone conservation between engaged couples must first be approved by relatives.

    “You can chat over the phone before marriage provided you get prior approval by your families,” he told Aljazeira newspaper.

    “But this conservation becomes forbidden if it includes love issues…you should beware of the Devil’s attempts to push you into love talk then to love and other obscene topics.’

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/02/islamic-scholar-rules-that-engaged-couples-may-talk-on-phone-before-marriage-but-not-about-love.html

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