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I was arguing with my friend the other day about making baddua for kafireen who r killing our innocent brothers and sisters around the world.

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i have a question and i hope you'll be able to help me out. i was arguing with my friend the other day about making baddua for kafireen who r killing our innocent brothers and sisters around the world. my friend disagrees and says we're not allowed to do so in islam and our Prophet SW never made baddua even for his enemies..i believe our Prophet SW did make baddua in some cases..is that true...can you pls also mention some ahadees related to this...JazakAllah khair,

 

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Curse make bad dua for enemies in Islam

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 159: Those who conceal the clear (Signs) We have sent down and the guidance after We have made it clear for the people in the book on them shall be Allah's Curse, and the Curse of those entitled to curse.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 161: Those who reject faith and die rejecting on them is Allah's Curse and the Curse of the Angels and of all mankind.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 11 Surah Hud verse 18: Who doth more wrong than those who invent a lie against Allah? They will be turned back to the presence of their Lord and the witnesses will say "These are the ones who lied against their Lord! Behold! The Curse of Allah is on those who do wrong!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 30: The Jews call Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah! That is a saying from their mouths; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's Curse be on them (the Jews and the Christians)! How they are deluded away from the truth!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 68: Allah hath promised the Hypocrites, men and women, and the rejecters of faith, the fire of hell: therein shall they dwell: sufficient is it for them: for them is the Curse of Allah and an enduring punishment

 

Abu Hurairah reported: "The Prophet (saws) said: 'May Allah curse the Jews and the Christians for they turned the graves of their Prophets into places of worship'.'' Narrated by Muslim and Bukhari.

 

The Prophet (saws) said, "May Allah curse the women who are frequent visitors of the graves."

Related by Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.157 Narrated by Jabir bin Abdullah




The Prophet (saws) said, "May Allah curse the Jews! When Allah forbade them to eat the fat of animals, they melted it and sold it, and utilized its price!"

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.671 Narrated by Ibn Abbas

When Allah's Messenger (saws) came to Mecca, he refused to enter the Ka'ba with idols in it. He (saws) ordered (idols to be taken out). So they were taken out. The people took out the pictures of Abraham and Ishmael holding Azlams (divinging arrows) in their hands. Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "May Allah curse these people (the polytheists)! By Allah, both Abraham and Ishmael never did the game of chance with Azlams." Then he entered the Ka'ba and said Takbir at its corners but did not offer the prayer in it.

 

Dear and Beloved Sister in Islam, there are several examples in the Quran and the Sunnah whereby Allah and His Messenger (saws) pronounced a general curse on the obstinate transgressors.

 

There are also some instances, when one amongst the evil-doers was so obstinate in his evil, that Allah and His Messenger (saws) pronounced the curse specific to that particular individual or tribe by name:

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 111 Surah Lahab verses 1-5:

1 Perish the hands of Abi-Lahab! Perish he!

2 No profit to him from all his wealth and all his gains!

3 Burnt soon will he be in a Fire of blazing Flame!

4 His wife shall carry the (crackling) wood as fuel!

5 A twisted rope of palm-leaf fibre round her (own) neck!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 11 Surah Hud verses 96-99:

96 And We sent Moses with Our Clear (Signs) and an authority manifest

97 Unto Pharaoh and his Chiefs: but they followed the command of Pharaoh and the command of Pharaoh was no right (guide).

98 He will go before his people on the Day of Judgment and lead them into the Fire (as cattle are led to water): but woeful indeed will be this leading (and) the place led to!

99 And they are followed by a curse in this (life) and on the Day of Judgment: and woeful is the gift which shall be given (unto them)!

 

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.18a

Abu Hurairah reports that whenever the Prophet (saws) wanted to supplicate against or for someone, he would make qunut after going into ruku'. Sometimes, he (saws) would say: "Allah hears him who praises Him. Our Lord, to you is the praise. O Allah! Save al-Walid ibn al-Walid and Salamah ibn Hisham and 'Iyash ibn Abi Rabi'ah and the oppressed [and weak] believers. O Allah, put hardship and pressure on the tribe of Mudhar and give them years of famine like those during the time of Yusuf."

Related by Ahmad and al-Bukhari .

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.299 Narrated byAnas

The people of the tribes of Ril, Dhakwan, 'Usiya and Bani Lihyan came to the Prophet (saws) and claimed that they had embraced Islam, and they requested him (saws) to support them with some men to fight their own people. The Prophet (saws) supported them with seventy men from the Ansar whom we used to call Al-Qurra' (i.e. scholars) who (out of piety) used to cut wood during the day and pray all the night. So, those people took the (seventy) men till they reached a place called Bi'r-Ma'ana where they betrayed and martyred them. So, the Prophet invoked evil on the tribe of Ril, Dhakwan and Bani Lihyan for one month in the prayer.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 2.117 Narrated byAnas bin Malik

The Prophet (saws) recited Qunut for one month (in the Fajr prayer) asking Allah to punish the tribes of Ral and Dhakwan.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 5.420 Narrated byAnas

The Prophet (saws) said Al-Qunut after Bowing (i.e. Ar-Ruku') for one month, invoking evil upon (the tribes of) Ril and Dhakwan. He used to say, "Usaiya disobeyed Allah and His Messenger!"

 

Sunan of Abu-DawoodHadith 1438 Narrated byAbdullah ibn Abbas

The Messenger of Allah (saws) recited the supplication (Qunut) daily for a month at the noon, afternoon, sunset, night and morning prayers. When he (saws) said: "Allah listens to him who praises Him" in the last rak'ah, invoking a curse on some clans of Banu Sulaym, Ri'l, Dhakwan and Usayyah, and those who were standing behind him said: Ameen.

 

Your Question:i have a question and i hope you'll be able to help me out. i was arguing with my friend the other day about making baddua for kafireen who r killing our innocent brothers and sisters around the world. my friend disagrees and says we're not allowed to do so in islam and our Prophet SW never made baddua even for his enemies..

Beloved Sister in Islam, there is absolutely no harm if one makes a general supplication to their Lord All-Mighty to curse the people who oppress and tyrannize the believers for their faith; but one should abstain from declaring a curse on a specific individual, for we never know when the individual might turn back in repentance to the Lord Most Gracious and seek guidance to the Truth of Al-Islam!

 

It is indeed true that Allah and His Messenger (saws) did curse some specific individuals who were absolutely obstinate in their transgression and Allah Subhanah Alone Knows that they would never ever turn to the Truth of Islam; the likes of Abu Lahab, Abu Jahl, the Pharaoh, etc. or the tribes of Banu Sulaym, Ril, Dhakwan, and Ussayyah.

 

But because we as believers have absolutely no knowledge of the future, it would not behove one who professes belief in Allah and the Last Day, to curse a specific individual for there is a possibility that the person might repent from his evil and seek forgiveness from the Lord All-Mighty, and the Lord Gracious in His Infinite and Sublime Mercy, might accept his repentance and forgive him! But there is absolutely no harm if one declares a general curse on the evil-doers who oppress, tyrannize, and murder our brothers and sisters in Islam.

 

As followers of the Last Prophet (saws) who was sent as a mercy to all the worlds, when it comes a specific individual who is seen as committing evil, as much as we hate and despise what he does in his individual capacity, it would be best for us to make supplication for the person and ask Allah Subhanah to guide the person to the Truth of Al-Islam. Allah Alone Knows who would best accept guidance, and we know not!

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 


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