Från: MSN-smeknamnUmmSuhayb (Ursprungligt meddelande) Skickat: 2005-02-27 15:29
Bismillahir rahmair rahiim
Bismillah walhamdulillah wa salaam wa salaat ´ala Rasolillah.
Question to our Noble Shaikh Rabee`(hafidhahullaah) from the sisters in France<o:p></o:p>
(Taken from www.sounnah.free.fr
and rendered into English by Abdelmalik ibn Johnson al-firensee)<o:p></o:p>
Question n°3: Is it permissible to buy for our children some toys having the shape of human beings or animals, in short, having the shape of anything which possesses a soul?<o:p></o:p>
I have noticed that certain persons easily tolerate this by comparing this with the toys of `Aishah (Radee Allahu `anha).
But there is a big difference between the toys of `Aishah (RadiAllahu `anha) and the toys that we find on the market in many countries. Indeed, these latter have a complete and perfect shape to which only speech is missing, as for the toys of those days (the time of `Aishah, RadiAllahu `anha) were made of cloth and thread and did not have in any ways the shape of those nowadays.
So there is a great difference in the analogy between the toys of `Aishah (RadiAllahu `anha) and those of nowadays.
Also it has been reported that Allah has promised an intense punishment and inevitable curse for those who make representations of living creature:
« Allah has cursed the image-maker (musawwir) ». (al-Bukharee 7/546, no.845-T).
The Prophet (SallaAllahu `alaihi wa sallam) said:
«The people who will receive the severest punishment on the Day of Resurrection will be those who try to make these images ». (Reported by al-Bukharee and Muslim)
The Prophet (SallaAllahu `alaihi wa sallam) got very angry when he saw images on the curtain on the door; he then said (SallaAllahu `alaihi wa sallam) that the people who made those images will be punished the Day of Resurrection.
He informed us that the angels do not enter in a house where an image is found. So we have to stay far from all this and we should buy them toys having the shape of cars, planes, trees or anything else that does not represent neither the image of human beings, nor of animals.
Ibn `Abbas (Radee Allahu `anhu) reports that he had been questioned about these representations and that he disapproved them. The questioner got angry because he was making a living out of that (making images). So Ibn `Abbas (Radee Allahu `anhu) told him:
"If you have no choice, then make that their heads be cut"
, meaning: until they only resemble a “tree trunk”.
So what is best and safer for the Muslim who really attaches himself to his religion, is that he stays away from what brings the anger of Allah, Tabaraka wa Ta`alaa, and stays away from the doubtful and ambiguous matters, and that he takes what is explicit and clear, and that which does not bring any doubt in the religion of Allah, Tabaraka wa Ta`alaa.
From Abi 'Abdillah An-Nu'maan ibn Basheer (Radee Allah `anhu), the Prophet (SallaAllahu `alaihi wa sallam:
« ...One who keeps himself away from doubtful matters has preserved with that his religion and his honor, and the one who adventures himself in the matter of doubt, is in fact adventuring himself in the forbidden matters, like a Shepard whose flock feed around a private enclosure, risking at any moment to enter. And yet, every sovereign possesses a private realm, and Allah’s private realm is the whole of his prohibitions…» (Reported by al-Bukharee and Muslim)
Sheikh Rabee` (May Allah preserve him) October 2000, Joumada ath-thanee, 1421H. www.assalafi.com