Lawful for women to clarify the mockery done to the Mother of the Believers
Fatwa No: 280111

  • Fatwa Date:12-1-2015 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 22, 1436
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Question

Assalamu Alaikkum Please note that the question I sent yesterday was incomplete, this is the complete form , so pls answer to this question instead of yesterday’s question. Wa jazaak Allahu khyran Mansoor While explaining a hadith in which Aisha (RA) was complaining about her head ache to the Prophet (peace be upon him), the speaker (a daaee) mocked Aisha (RA) very badly in a gathering, also the daaee and the listeners laughed at his blasphemous remarks against Aisha (RA). And this video was posted in the net. Indeed it was a painful experience (the video) for the believers. After watching this blasphemous video in the net, more than a dozen male scholars from around the world posted refuting videos in the net in which they severely condemned the daaee for his blasphemous speech, which caused the daaee to realize his blunder. Soon after realizing his mistake the daaee who wronged Aisha (RA) aired another video of his apology in the net, in which he said that I sincerely admit my mistake, it was due to lack of knowledge, it was unintentional, and literally he was in tears and he folded his hands and begged for forgiveness. Exactly after 6 days of his apology on 8-12-14, a lady (in her niqaab) came up with a 15 minute refuting video against the daaee’s blasphemous speech; she published her refutation video in the internet for full public view without any restriction. Is this act can be interpreted as Daawah for the sake of Allah? What she did is sharai compatible?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

The Companions  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  them are people whom Allaah had chosen to accompany His Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, to be his aides and supporters; so a Muslim should recognize their status, and especially that of the Mothers of the Believers, and more particularly of ‘Aa’ishah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  her. For benefit on the virtues of the Companions in general, please refer to Fatwa 140015, and refer to Fatwa 43062 for the virtues of ‘Aa’ishah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  her in particular.

Since the Companions have this degree of honor, how could a Muslim who knows their status dare to ridicule them, and especially ‘Aa’ishah, and make her the subject of joke and fun? Mocking the common believer is one of the greatest sins, so what about mocking the chaste and pure wife of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, who was most beloved to him. Allaah condemned people who mocked the Companions  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  them; Allaah says (what means): {And if you ask them, they will surely say, "We were only conversing and playing." Say, "Is it Allaah and His verses and His Messenger that you were mocking?" Make no excuse; you have disbelieved after your belief. If We pardon one faction of you – We will punish another faction because they were criminals.} [Quran 9:65-66]

That man did well by apologizing, being remorseful and seeking forgiveness; he should make this a sincere repentance which fulfills the conditions of sincere repentance as clarified in Fatwa 86527.

However, his apology and remorse for what he has done should not stop anyone from clarifying the mockery which he did if this is done in a wise manner and with good words of admonishment. So, if that woman did so in accordance with the Islamic regulations, then there is nothing wrong with it, and it is considered Da‘wah (inviting) to Allaah. However, if the response of the scholars to what he said was sufficient, then it will be better to let the need be satisfied by that.

Allaah Knows best.

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