Do you think I could get a tattoo if it were a tattoo of some qur'an or "Allah" in Arabic? Would it still be haram?
A woman who used to practise tattooing was brought to ‘Umar. ‘Umar got up and said, “I beseech you by Allah, which of you heard the Prophet saying something about tattooing?” l got up and said, “0 chief of the Believers! l heard something.” He said, “What did you hear?” I said, “I heard the Prophet (addressing the ladies), saying, ‘Do not practise tattooing and do not get yourselves tattooed.’”
(Narrated by Abu Huraira, Bukhari Volume 7, Book 72, Number 830). Allah has cursed those women who practise tattooing and those who get it done for themselves…
(Narrated ‘Abdullah, Bukhari Volume 7, Book 72, Number 832).
When you use the bathroom, you cannot leave those words behind you. You must take those names with you into a place we are not allowed to pray in. Therefore we cannot take Quran inside, or Allahs name. Also having such tattoos will not protect someone from harm as some may think. For how can something cursed by Allah be a protection.
To sum up:
Tattooing is cursed by Allah and forbidden by the Prophet.
Taking Quran into an impure place is not allowed.
Tattoing holy words will not protect a person, it is a form of shirk.
The Quran, Surat Al-Hashr (The Exile), 59:14.The Signs of Laylatul-Qadar - Fataawa Ramadhaan - Volume 2, Page 852, Fatwa No. 841; Fataawa ash-Shaykh Muhammad as-Saalih al-Uthaymeen - Volume 1, Page 563Dua for Laylatul Qadr - Say “Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee.”
Tafseer ibn Kathir mentioned “At-Tirmidhi no.3513, An-Nasa’i and Ibn Majah no.3850 have all recorded this Hadith. At-Tirmidhi said, “This Hadith is Hasan Sahih.” Al-Hakim recorded it in his Mustadrak (with a different chain of narration) as authentic according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim. An-Nasa’i also recorded it and Albani authenticated it in Saheeh al-Jaami’ no.4423.
Jazak'Allah khair for your answer. I was stupid and had no idea that making the statement without belie init would be classed as kufr. I ask forgiveness from Allah and will make an extra conscious effort to stay steadfast upon my deen. May Allah reward you abundantly. Could you make dua for me, I am distraught with what I have done.
wa iyak. We all make mistakes. You feeling distraught is the first step to repentance and asking Allah for forgiveness. May Allah forgive you and us all and may Allah bless you for your sincerity and wanting to seek the truth. May Allah keep you firm on the deen and give you the best of life and the next, ameen.
Salam, I have a question. I'm not sure if you answer questions or not but I would be forever grateful if you did. I was in a situation where I wanted to know the response of a Muslim if she thought the question was coming from a non muslim on social media. So I said 'I'm not muslim' in the question. It later dawned upon me that this is wrong. By saying this do I fall into disbelief or not? My intention was not the express disbelief. I need this answer quick. Jazakallah khair.
Wa alykum asalam. As this is urgent I will briefly reply. From what little I know, it is not kufr to deny your Islam if you fear for your life. However If your life is not in danger and you deny it, then it is a statement of kufr whatever the intention was. Allah knows best. If it isnt kufr then it is a lie which is haram. My advice is simply to ask Allah for forgiveness. We all make mistakes and fall into error, but Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.
The following Ebook was transcribed from a tele-lecture by ash-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Rabee’ al-Madkhalee hosted by Muwahhideen Publications on 9th August 2012 entitled, “The Virtue and Excellence of the Last Ten Nights of Ramadhaan.”
Herein, the Shaykh discusses pertinent matters related to Taraweeh, Laylatul Qadr, the last ten night of Ramadhaan in general and other salient points of benefit.
~ An excerpt taken from the Ebook ~
"Dear brothers, this is going to be the last part of this phone lecture and we really need more action than statements. From the wisdom of Allah is that He has hidden the Night of Decree from us and we do not know exactly when it is going to be in the last ten in the month of Ramadhaan. And He told His Prophet exactly when it would be and when the Prophet went out to his Companions to tell them exactly when the Night of Decree will be, he found two of the Muslims arguing with one another, asking him to judge between them so he became busy with their affair and was made to forget exactly which night is the Night of Decree in the last ten of Ramadhaan. This in itself indicates and shows us how bad it is to disagree with one another and how bad it is to fight amongst the Muslims, so much so that Allah took away the knowledge of the exact day of Laylatul Qadr in the last ten. That is one way of looking at it.”