Questioner: Our Imaam is from the people of Toreeqah, can we pray behind him?

Dr Sharof: Examine his Toreeqah. If he upholds all the Kufr beliefs which exist in Toreeqah, you must not pray behind him. Inform the congregation about his beliefs and mobilize them away from him.

The Congregation: Laughing mode activated!

Dr Sharof: He has no right to lead the Muslims in prayer because he believes in something which contradicts the Qur’aan and the Sunnah of the Prophet (sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam). If he is from the people of Toreeqatu Qaadiriyyah and he upholds the kufr beliefs in their book, ‘Al Fuyudoot ar-robbaaniyyah’, for example, ‘the belief that ‘AbdulQaadir al-Jeelaanee is the one who saved Nooh (‘alayhi ssalaam) from capsizing’; ‘the belief that he (‘AbdulQaadir al-Jeelaanee) is the one who saved Ibrooheem (‘alayhi ssalaam) from fire’; ‘the belief that he (‘AbdulQaadir al-Jeelaanee) assisted Musa to pass through the sea safely; you must not pray behind him. You must not pray behind him!

But why is it that there are many people who prefer Toreeqah to Islaam? Toreeqah is different from Islaam. The Prophet (sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has a way, why is it that they do not follow the way of the Prophet? Allaah says, ‘Say: This is my way; I invite unto Allaah with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me with sure knowledge. And Glorified and Exalted be Allaah. And I am not of the polytheists’ [Soorah Yoosuf (12):108]. Why do people follow Ahmad Tijaaniy, ‘AbdulQaadir Jeelaanee, Shaazilee, Muhammad al-Badawee and so on? There are many lies in their creed. No one follows Toreeqah except a person who does not make use of his commonsense appropriately. The followers of a Shaykh, murid (Soofee student), must stand before his Shaykh the same way the deceased appears completely immobile when washing the body (for Janaazah); and must accept whatever the Shaykh says. This means that the one who follows Toreeqah must keep his intellect aside.

Secondly, from their principles is that anyone who asks his Shaykh about how and why they hold a (strange) belief will never succeed. If you ask these questions you have been asking so far from them, their response will be that you will never succeed. That is why they easily direct their followers as they wish. For this reason, follow the Sunnah not Toreeqah. People who are into it should think deeply, they will discover that there are so many lies in their creed. For example, Ahmad Tijaaniy was born at a time when the Prophet had died for 1,150 years, yet he claimed that the saw the Prophet face to face. Imagine this great lie! This is the Prophet who said he is the first person whose grave will be opened on the day of Qiyaamah. He claimed that the Prophet gave him Solaat al-Faatih. If there is a person who believes that the Prophet betrayed us and did not convey the whole message, is that person a Muslim? Such a person is a disbeliever. Anybody who believes that the Prophet did not complete the message before he departed is a disbeliever. They even claim that anyone who does not recite it (Solaat al-Faatih) will not succeed. There is a brother who prayed behind an Imaam who was reciting Solaat al-Faatih instead of Soorah al-Faatihah, he said immediately he noticed he pulled back his friend and they left the mosque immediately. I told him that he should have pulled back everyone behind the Imaam. This is because their prayer is a waste of time. That is it.

[SOURCE: Explanation of Ma’arijul Qabuul at Ibadan]

Transcribed by Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey



Questioner: There is a woman who wears the face veil, but her husband does not feed her neither does he pay the school fees of their children? Can she remove her face veil so as to be able to look for a job with which to feed her children?

Dr Sharof: The questioner said there is a wife who wears the face veil but her husband does not take charge of his responsibilities. So she is looking for the one who will issue a verdict for her to remove the face veil. Continue reading “STEADFASTNESS IN ANY SITUATION”


Questioner: If one has a marriage contract with a young girl who is not yet fit for copulation, and she disagrees with the contract when she becomes matured, what can one do?

Dr Sharof: You do not need to wait till she becomes matured. A person had a marriage contract with a young girl with the permission of her father, if she disagrees with the contract when she becomes matured, what can the person do? Since you agreed to marry her at the age of seven for example, she has to be brought to you when she becomes about ten years of age. What do you expect a ten years old girl to understand regarding this affair? She may view you as a man she lives with, but with time she will later know you as her husband. Na’am! That’s it. Continue reading “MARRIAGE WITH A YOUNG GIRL WHO IS NOT YET FIT FOR COPULATION”


Questioner: Assalaamu ‘alaykum

Dr Sharof: Wa’alaykumu ssalaam

Questioner: My question is; if one’s parents depend on selling alcohol as a means of livelihood…and the money they derive from it is what they use to make food for the family. Can one eat such food? They also use this money to sponsor one’s education.

Dr Sharof: Ah! You shouldn’t have asked this question. Do you understand? Na’am! Continue reading “DO NOT ASK ABOUT THAT WHICH WILL DISTRESS YOU”


All perfect praise is for Allaah alone. We beseech His peace and blessings upon Muhammad (sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

Without going into excessive detail, I discovered after Shaykh ‘Umar Dada Paiko (may Allaah lengthen his life upon goodness) mentioned my name under your post that you levied some allegations against me. I initially ‘unfriended’ you, blocked you and moved on because I could not contain the goose bump I developed after reading your comment on one of my posts. I might have considered exchanging words with you but I fled because you did not only insult me without having any contact with me earlier, but also you were making a mockery of Shaykh Muhammad Noosiruddeen al-Albaanee (rohimohuLlaah) by comparing him with an ignoramus. I could not bear it. That’s it.

I am writing this to you so as to clearly obliterate your misconceptions about my stand on the man, Muhammad bn ‘Aliyy Jabata, and some other accusations you levied against the great Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad Noosiruddeen al-Albaanee (rohimohuLlaah). I shall quote you verbatim where and when necessary. I invoke Allaah to grant us safety and wellbeing. Continue reading “A BRIEF LETTER TO OUR BROTHER, ‘ABDULLAAH JAMAALUDDEEN AL MAQDISI”


Questioner: You advised us to make jokes with our wives at home during our leisure times. Can we play Ludo game (a board game in which tokens are moved round a board) with them?

Dr Sharof: Allaah forbid! We have explained during our lesson on gambling that Ludo game is also from gambling. That’s it.

[SOURCE: Q & A session of the tape, ‘Solution to family/marital discord’; VENUE: Oja’gbo central Masjid; DATE: 07/10/2017]

Transcribed by Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey



Questioner: Is it from the ‘aqeedah of the Ahlus-Sunnah to ascribe Nafs (mind) to Allaah?

Dr Sharof: Yes, the Qur’aan mentioned it. On the Day of Qiyaamah, Nabiyy ‘Eesa (‘alayhi ssalaam) will say to Allaah, ‘…You know what is in my mind, and I do not know what is in Your mind. Verily, it is You who is the Knower of the unseen.’ [Soorah al-Maa’idah (5):116] Allaah ascribed it to himself and there is no other interpretation for ‘Nafs’ other than mind. Continue reading “ASCRIBING ‘NAFS’ TO ALLAAH IS FROM THE ‘AQEEDAH OF THE AHLUS-SUNNAH WAL JAMAA’AH”


Questioner: It happened due to forgetfulness that a person praying behind the Imaam did the first prostration with the Imaam but was still at the position when the Imaam did the second prostration, how should one compensate for such mistake?


Dr Sharof: A person out of forgetfulness did the first prostration with the Imaam but remained on the prostration till the Imaam left the position and did the second prostration; did he pass out at the position or why did he remain at that position? If he did not pass out why was he at the same position when the Imaam finished the first prostration and did the second prostration, and till the Imaam stood up for the next unit of the prayer? It was asked that how will he compensate for the mistake. That Rak’ah is invalid; he should make up for it after the Imaam’s salutation of peace. That is the reward for being heedless. Continue reading “HE COULD NOT MEET UP WITH THE TWO PROSTRATIONS BEHIND THE IMAAM…HOW WILL HE COMPENSATE FOR SUCH MISTAKE?”


Questioner: …If one enters the Masjid and one discovers that all the people on a row are standing towards the right instead of starting the row from the middle behind the Imaam, and one stays at the middle as one joins the prayer, what is the ruling on (the prayer of) such person?

Dr Sharof: One enters the Masjid and discovers that the people standing on the row one joins are ignoramuses, so they all align themselves towards the right, and there is no one at the centre where the row is supposed to be started; and since one knows that the row is to be started from the middle so one stays at the middle and one finishes one’s prayer at that position, what is the ruling on such prayer? Your prayer is valid. This is because; firstly, you are not the only one standing alone on the row, there are other people on the row but the only problem is that there is a space in between you and them, and the reason for the space is their ignorance. We hope Allaah forgives them for their ignorance. That is it; your prayer is valid. When your prayer will be regarded as invalid is when you are standing alone on the row. That is what is regarded as “Al-Munfaridu khal fa Ssoff” (the one praying individually on a row). Continue reading “FROM THE ISSUES OF PRAYER”


Questioner: Is it from the Sunnah to say ‘In shaa Allaah’ (if Allaah wills) after ablution?

Dr Sharof: (You can say it) if you are discussing with someone. As for the supplication after ablution, we all know it. Ash-hadu anlaa ilaaha illaLlaah wahdahu laa shareekalah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rosuuluh (I bear witness that there is no deity worthy to be worshipped but Allaah (alone), and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger)! There is a narration in Bukhaareey and Muslim which states that if one recites the supplication (after performing ablution) the eight gates of Al-Jannah will be opened for one and one may enter through any gate one wishes. There is a narration which states that one of the gates is as wide as the distance between Makkah and San’aa. Makkah to San’aa which is the capital of Yaman, this is not comparable with the gates of this world. The eight gates will be opened for you to enter via anyone you like. This is a great bounty for the Muslims. For this reason, do not die except as a Muslim. Continue reading “SAYING “IN SHAA ALLAAH” AFTER ABLUTION IS NOT FROM THE SUNNAH”